Unusual Ways to Lose Weight
By increasing their passion and intimacy, Kerry says she lost 23 pounds in six months! Along with the weight loss came a renewed confidence and a healthier eating style. According to Kerry, there are certain foods you can eat to get in the mood, such as bananas and chocolate. And here's their biggest secret: Ben, Kerry's husband, eats a lot of celery. Kerry says when men eat celery they emit a scent that's a turn-on. Who knew?!
By turning basic exercises into foreplay, Kerry has even found a sexy way to firm up her problem areas. She and her husband get up-close-and-personal for moves like the "love squat." Sometimes, she says they just turn on some music and dance. Kerry shares all in her book The Ultimate Sex Diet. "I'm healthier and happier than ever before," says Kerry. "This is one diet I never want to quit!"
To get motivated, Jennifer set a goal to compete in a bikini contest—even though winning was a long shot at 70 pounds overweight. But after months of hard work, Jennifer reached her goal. "I was like an animal that had been unlocked out of the cage," Jennifer recalls. "My confidence went over the roof!" Jenny went on to become Miss Bikini America and was also named Miss Muscle and Fitness.
So how did a mother of two get a rock hard bikini body? By using a unique way to exercise and spend time with her children. For example, she keeps her legs in shape doing squats while using her toddler as a weight. Or, she sneaks kisses from her baby between push-ups. "I want mothers and mothers-to-be to know it won't be easy, but you can make it fun and it will happen," says Jennifer. "Just work hard, enjoy being a mother. Do it for them and do it for yourself, and you'll be the best mother you can be."
So James came up with his own weight loss strategy: eat the same foods but with healthier ingredients. Instead of eating regular pizza, James now eats veggie pizza. Instead of snacking on regular chips, he eats baked ones. James used to eat fried chicken—now, he eats it grilled. Same food, less calories!
At his highest weight, James weighed 415 pounds. But after following his self-made diet for two and a half years, he lost 200 pounds! "I feel great," says James. "At 415 pounds I could barely make it to the corner. Now, I can run for an hour! Nothing's going to stop me now."
But Timarie still wanted to be social and so she was set up on a blind date. Timarie and her date spoke on the phone for over a month before meeting. But when the two finally met face to face, she says he claimed to have a conference call and bailed out on their date. "I kind of stood there dumbfounded…I didn't even know how to react." Timarie says that was her turning point: "It was really at that point when I realized that I needed to take control of my life."
Timarie found success with a weight loss trick that helped her beat emotional overeating. When she feels hungry and craves something fattening, she'll have a glass of water and wait 15 minutes until the craving goes away. This trick has helped her lose over 114 pounds!
Today, Timarie says she feels confident and fabulous. And, she considers her blind date a blessing: "If it took something unfortunate to happen to me, if that's the kick in the butt I needed, then so be it!"