It seems like a new celebrity is being recognized on a daily basis for losing weight. Is this weight loss too good to be true, and is it healthy for an average person?
Today, BET announced that Fat Joe has lost 88 pounds and is showing off a new, slimmer figure in his Drop a Body video. Fortunately, this is one story that doesn't claim extraordinary weight loss as a result of unhealthy methods.
Joey Crack, a.k.a. Fat Joe, lost weight by following a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Instead of trying to lose 10 pounds in a week, he took the healthy route and lost around 1.5 to 2 pounds per week. This is the type of diet that everyone who is overweight needs to mimic. Give up the fried chicken (or at least reduce your portion sizes), stop hitting up the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, put down the Ben & Jerry's, and leave a slice of pie for someone else.
Two hours of exercise daily also helped Fat Joe to reach his current weight. For those of you who think that walking to the refrigerator is enough exercise, think again. You have to work up a sweat for it to count as exercise. Your heart rate has to increase. You have to work for it.
This proves that you don't need Kim Kardashian's Quick Trim weight loss pills. You don't have to suffer from anorexia like Mary-Kate Olsen to drop the pounds. A little hard work and some self-control are all you need to lose weight and get that hot body you want.