Monthly Archives: January 2014

Should Your Employer Recommend Weight-loss Drugs?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html The pilot program is available only to Aetna clients who are self-insuredthat is, the employer assumes the risk for employee medical costs and uses Aetna to administer its health plan. It began when the companies behind the new weight-loss meds, Eisai and Vivus, approached Aetna about a collaboration, Pezalla says. Many of Aetnas self-insured health plans dont cover the drugs. The idea is to combine medication with support for workers trying to lose weight, Pezalla says. Most of the plan sponsors who will take us up on this are already doing things in the wellness area. The goal: For people who use the medications, its to lose weight and potentially lower employers costs by reducing the need for treatment of obesity and related conditions, such as diabetes or high dr oz garcinia cambogia blood pressure.
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Not so mellow yellow! Vicky Pattison displays the full extent of her weight-loss in a bodycon minidress as she poses next to a cut-out of her larger self

Vicky Pattison displayed the full extent of her weight-loss as she confidently posed next to a lifesize cardboard cutout of her former larger self on Wednesday afternoon Chuckling away as she pointed at a rather unflattering bikini shot of her from last year, the Geordie Shore star looked positively delighted with her rather impressive accomplishment. Love the PVC, pet! Vicky Pattison shows off new dip dye hair as she parties in skintight skirt and low-cut top Wearing her long raven locks tousled into loose waves, the bona fide gym bunny accentuated her toned and tanned pins with a pair of pillar box red patent heels, and completed her sexy look with a slick of lipstick in a matching shade. And while Vicky may have made achieved great things with her dedicated diet and exercise programme, she certainly isn’t letting her new healthy lifestyle slip now she’s successfully shed the weight.
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Best foods for quick weight loss

Remember the first tenet of a healthy diet is portion control, and you’re on your way to quick weight loss success… Lean protein: A recent study from Purdue University has proved yet again that lean protein enables weight loss through appropriate appetite control. While non-vegetarians can get lean proteing from lean meat and egg white, vegetarians should look to include these protein foods in their daily diet: Chickpeas, soyabeans, kidney beans, tofu, other beans and pulses, and dairy. Even peanut butter is a good substitute as an appetite controller here.
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10 things the weight-loss industry won’t tell you

Whats more, some of the biggest players in the industry have accused each other of deception. In 2010, Weight Watchers (the largest provider of weight loss services in the U.S., with more than 43% market share) sued Jenny Craig in U.S. District Court in New York over its ads that said that Jenny Craig clients lost, on average, over twice as much weight as those on the largest weight-loss program. Weight Watchers claimed that no major clinical trial was done that proved this statement and that those assertions were false and misleading. The two companies reached a settlement: Jenny Craig, though it admitted no wrongdoing, agreed to never again publish, broadcast or disseminate the ad in any form.
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