CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!Is there a better deal in the universe than a healthier body and smaller waistline? I think not. And because the holidays -- by which I mean Halloween through New Year's Eve -- got the better of me, I've decided it's time for a kick in the increasingly tight pants.So I'm starting a DietBet, and I invite you to join me. It works like this: Every participant ponies up $35. If you manage to lose at least four percent of your starting weight in four weeks, you split the pot (minus DietBet's percentage) with the other winners. That means you could actually win some cash on top of losing some pounds.I've done a few DietBets before, but the last one was about four years ago. I like them because: A) They're public, so I feel more … [Read more...] about Lose weight with the Cheapskate!
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Gyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to their New Year's resolution to lose weight. Most of them do not know that the cards are stacked against them and that weight loss is much more complicated than working out and not eating dessert. Years into the obesity epidemic, millions of Americans have tried to lose weight, and millions of them have failed to do so long term. It's so serious now that close to 40 percent of Americans are obese. The average woman in the United States today weighs about 168 pounds, or roughly the same as an average man in 1960. Not that guys' waists haven't ballooned, too. Men have gained on average nearly 30 pounds since John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. From 1976 to 1980, just under 1 in 7 American adults, or 15.1 percent, were obese. Now, despite people's concerted efforts, obesity is at its highest level ever, with about 40 percent of U.S. adults and 18.5 percent of children, considered … [Read more...] about Why Is Losing Weight So Tough?
posted on 27 Mar 2016, 02:02 0 1. aashis.sapkota (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Sep 2015) This app must be really helpful. posted on 27 Mar 2016, 02:02 0 2. aashis.sapkota (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Sep 2015) There is a typo in the last paragraph. posted on 27 Mar 2016, 02:05 0 3. AlikMalix (unregistered) I'm gonna try this... Do they account the difference in dietary calories vs. "bad" calories. Because it's more important to have protein rich foods vs high carb. foods than counting calories alone. posted on 27 Mar 2016, 02:14 0 4. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3782; Member since: 03 Oct 2015) So have they developed it or not? You mentioned something about a prototype that was displayed in the last sentence, that makes me think they are still developing it. posted on 27 Mar 2016, 02:45 1 5. vincelongman (Posts: 5287; Member since: 10 Feb 2013) I feel this diet app should be unnecessary for losing weight/staying healthy posted on 27 Mar 2016, 06:50 1 … [Read more...] about Comments for : MIT develops mobile app that helps those on a diet count calories and lose weight
Even if you didn't make a resolution to lose weight this year, you probably have some fitness goals you would like to achieve in the new year. To help, we've put together a list of the top 10 free iPhone apps to help you lose weight and get into shape. From calorie trackers to fitness tutorials, you can find pretty much anything you could ever want for managing your diet, weight, and fitness goals — best of all, they're all free. Now you have no more excuses. Download one or more of these apps and get going. Here's to staying motivated in 2009! Tell us about your favorites in the comments. Calorie Tracker Calorie conscious? Calorie Tracker is an incredibly handy free app from LIVESTRONG.com, Lance Armstrong's health and fitness website. Users can look up and track daily caloric, fat, carbohydrate, and protein intake. The app pulls from LIVESTRONG.com's Daily Plate nutritional database with over 450,000 food and restaurant items. And if you want your physical activity to factor … [Read more...] about Top 10 Free iPhone Apps to Lose Weight
The United States is among the fattest countries in the world, with more than 38 percent of the population over the age of 15 suffering from obesity. This statistic may play a part in why so many people are looking for ways to shed pounds.Some people need to lose weight for health reasons, and others want to get rid of those inches from their waistline so they look better. But often, people are motivated to shed pounds because of both their health and their physical appearance. Whatever the reason, weight loss is seldom easy. Losing weight (and maintaining it) requires a complete lifestyle change — a commitment to healthy eating, healthy exercise habits, and healthy living in general.Fortunately, the tech world we live in today offers a variety of smart gadgets that can make the journey just a little bit easier. We searched for weight loss tech for your home. We’re not talking about gadgets like air fryers, blenders, and elliptical machines — most people know to try … [Read more...] about Trying to lose weight? Check out the best weight-loss tech for your home
You may not want to buy the ShapeScale 3D body scanner unless you’re comfortable in your own skin. Using infrared depth sensors and a high-res camera, ShapeScale can create an amazingly accurate 3D image of your physique, from your bulging biceps to corpulent love handles. It’s now available for pre-order on the ShapeScale website for $499, and rest assured it’s been created for good, not evil.Sure, the technology will give you an exacting view of all your fleshy flaws. It will also create a high-res 3D image of your butt. Unless you’re an Australian Instagram star, you may not have a lot of experience with, well… studying what's on the other side. So just know belfies are in the program.But consider all the upsides. Because ShapeScale can measure your body parts within a millimeter of accuracy, it can show you exactly how your body responds to workouts over time. It can detail the exact girth measurements of your major muscles, obviating the need for … [Read more...] about The ShapeScale 3D body scanner shows exactly where you’re gaining and losing weight
Finding new way meet your sales goals can be a challenge, especially in a tough economy. David Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training one of the world's largest sales training firms, offers the following tips for businesses to improve their struggling sales. Focus on what can be controlled Looking at the big picture can be overwhelming. Break down bigger goals into manageable chunks. Decide to accomplish specific things: each day make five phone calls, find two new business prospects and make one new appointment. Create a prospecting plan, outlining how you'll generate new leads. Making sales is a lot like dieting. You may be overwhelmed when you think of the 50 pounds you need to lose, but when you break it down into realistic daily goals — run two miles and skip dessert today — you'll lose a pound or two each week. Over time, you'll reach your bigger weight loss goal. Small, manageable tasks really do add up, allowing you to eventually reach that bigger goal. Create … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Improve Your Sales
Rebecca Cipriano thinks she has the secret to the age old problem of weight loss and she is building a successful business around it. That business, Pop Weight Loss, is aiming to solve the weight loss problems of so many people by customizing the process with a weight loss program personalized by a nutritionist. Since rebranding in 2012, Cipriano and her team have opened two locations and the company is looking to franchising to expand upon that number. BusinessNewsDaily spoke with Cipriano about her transition from doctor to entrepreneur and how she is trying to change the way people diet with Pop Weight Loss. BusinessNewsDaily: What did you want to be when you grew up? Rebecca Cipriano: The seed to become a doctor was planted when my maternal grandmother suffered a stroke and came to live with us when I was 12. Caretaking tasks like helping her bathe and dress came naturally to me, unlike my squeamish older sister. One day, while driving in Fair Lawn, N.J., my father turned to … [Read more...] about Doctor Entrepreneur Franchises Custom Weight-Loss Business
Everyone has a path in life, and many of us come to find our calling in completely unconventional and unexpected ways. Every time I look back and think about how I became the founder and CEO of Orgain, I am surprised — and incredibly grateful — that a serious illness helped me realize what my path and life's work would become. My unexpected journey started when I was only 17 years old. One day, I was taking a shower and I felt a strange lump in my abdomen. I thought it was nothing but my father, a pediatrician, wanted to have it biopsied just in case. Days later I received news that changed everything: I had a very aggressive form of cancer. It was last thing a 17-year-old wants to hear. All of a sudden I went from being a teenager with my life stretched out before me, to someone who was fighting to stay alive. Shortly after the diagnosis, I had surgery followed by twelve months of chemotherapy that left me extremely fatigued, nauseous and unable to eat. I was losing weight … [Read more...] about Surviving Cancer Helped Me Find My Passion for Organic Nutrition
Like lots of kids, I dreamed of being an actor when I grew up. From my small town in Venezuela, the lights and cameras of Hollywood were exciting and alluring. They also seemed impossibly far away.The distance wasn't just geographical. Becoming a famous TV star felt especially out of reach for me, because there weren't a lot of people who looked like me on TV. I was too fat.I come from a culture and family that celebrates food. Cooking for and feeding others are ways of showing love. Our family gatherings featured incredible feasts, and I was always praised for cleaning my plate and having a healthy appetite. But all that eating took a toll on my young body: by the time I was 15, I weighed 314 pounds. Kids at school bullied me, calling me "Shamu." I was embarrassed by my body and ashamed of who I was.When I couldn't take it anymore, I became determined to lose the weight. But back then, I didn't have the knowledge to do it in a healthy way. I tried dangerous fad diets—anything to … [Read more...] about Why I Left a Successful TV Career to Become an Entrepreneur