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KRISTEN'S STORY - WINNER

SCIENCE SAYS THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO SUCCESSFULLY DIET

Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. with about 40-percent of in that category

There are plenty of diets to choose from to lose weight

According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task force, the one key ingredient you must have is the regular support system

Obesity is a national epidemic. With numbers like three quarters of men and two thirds of women being obese, it’s staggering actually. Basically 40-percent of the country is obese. How do we change it?

We’ve got plenty of diet plan options out there. Some come, some go, and some stay around; but is one better than the other? It all depends on the person. What we eat, however , shouldn’t be the only focus. Who we have around us should be.

A new reportby the U.S. Preventive Services Task force shows that having a system of regular support in place is the key to dieting success. The task force looked at about 100 weight loss programs and discovered what you eat or how you exercise didn’t matter. What mattered are the face-to-face meetings keeping you on track.

It’s pretty obvious. When you focus (or are made to focus) your behaviors start to change and the pounds come off. Slow and steady wins the race in this case, too. Longer programs result in better progress.


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UPDATE:  DID VETERAN THAT WAS MADE FUN OF ON SNL WIN POLITICAL RACE?

Dan Crenshaw, the Texas Republican congressional candidate who was made fun of by Pete Davidson during the "Weekend Update" segment of "Saturday Night Live," won his race.

Crenshaw told Fox News he'd have to believe the SNL skit helped him in the race.

Crenshaw is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who lost an eye while serving in Afghanistan after an IED exploded.  He won 53 percent of the vote in Texas' second congressional district, besting the Democrat Todd Litton, NBC News projected.

Prior to the election, Crenshaw commented on Davidson's joke, which made national headlines and caused a backlash against the comedian.

Crenshaw said on CNN that he didn't understand why "war wounds would elicit such raucous laughter" and suggested that "SNL" donate $1 million to wounded veteran nonprofits.

"There's a lot of great organizations out there, a lot of veterans that really need help," he said. "And frankly, you know, this kind of thing is offensive to them. They feel laughed at."

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