In the News: Three Factors Contribute to Successful Diets, Bob Harper Discusses His Heart Attack, Mama June Reveals Stunning Weight Loss

The best diets have three things in common. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has found that there are three factors involved in successful diets. These meal plans will have a lot more vegetables, cut way back on sugar, and cut back on refined grains. Avoid eating red meat, and when you do eat it, make sure it’s the size of your palm. Gupta also believes in the Japanese principle of pushing the plate away when you’re 80 percent full, also known as “Hara Hachi Bu,” instead of eating until you’re stuffed. Incorporating these tips can help increase your longevity and help you meet your weight-loss goals. Take a look at Dr. Oz’s longevity list to learn more about healthy living. (CNN)

Bob Harper describes his near-fatal heart attack. Bob Harper, of Biggest Loser fame is known to Americans as a super-fit, extremely healthy motivational trainer, who has helped countless people lose weight and improve the quality of their lives. But just two months ago he was fighting for his own life when he suddenly collapsed at a New York City gym. As it turns out, he had a genetic predisposition for heart attacks and had a blockage in an artery that many refer to as a “widowmaker,” as it has just a 6 percent survival rate. Luckily, there were doctors present at the time of his collapse, and his life was saved thanks to a defibrillator. Find out how to know if you’re having a heart attack, so you can be prepared and act fast if you ever feel these symptoms. (NBC)

Mama June debuts stunning weight loss. Mama June, known to many as the mother of precocious Honey Boo Boo, unveiled her stunning transformation this week, leading many of us to ask how she did it. Starting at 460 pounds, she began shedding weight by working with a celebrity trainer in July 2015. From there, she continued exercising and dieting until she hit a plateau in May 2016. That summer she got a gastric sleeve to encourage more weight loss, and had an excess skin removal procedure as well. Afterward, she had a breast lift, tummy tuck, and numerous operations on her arms, neck, and chin, and as of today is a size 4. No matter where you are in your weight-loss journey, whether you are looking to shed 10 pounds or 100 pounds, the 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet is a great place to start. (ET)