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Insolite Photographie

Le Métropolisson de Janol Apin

La descente dans les tubulures du métro est souvent une expérience impersonnelle et désagréable. Au fil des ans, le silencieux parisien ne prête plus guère attention à son voisin ainsi qu’à l’extrême diversité de cette ville souterraine dont les stations sont autant de quartiers.
Heureusement pour nous, au milieu des années 90, le photographe français Janol Apin s’est lancé dans le projet un peu fou de mettre en scène avec humour et imagination le nom de 120 stations du métro parisien. La série Métropolisson n’a pas pris une ride et réenchantera à coup sûr vos prochains trajets parisiens.

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Art Art urbain

Gabriel & Gabriel expose Artiste Ouvrier : L’urbaview

Une petite perle dénichée en partenariat avec Paulette Magazine cette semaine : la galerie Gabriel & Gabriel, espace coquet dédié à l’Art et à l’enchantement. Si vous avez la curiosité de leur demander qui sont-ils, vous serez étonnés de la réponse… « Un architecte et un publicitaire fans de coquillettes au jambon, de Kit-Kat-Ball et de sneakers, plutôt que d’ouvrir une épicerie, on a préféré une galerie d’art ! ». En résumé, ils sont deux, ils sont beaux et accueillants. Les Gabriel ont décidé d’ouvrir, en plus de leur activité professionnelle, ce charmant endroit d’aventure visuelle et de divagation artistique.

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Art Art urbain Photographie

Les calembours urbains de Gabriel Mendes

Gabriel Mendes est un jeune photographe brésilien né à Rio de Janiero. Diplômé de la Parsons School of Design de New-York, cet artiste vit et travaille désormais entre les Etats-Unis et le Brésil.

Dans sa série Urban Puns (jeux de mots ou calembours urbains), le photographe immortalise des inconnus sélectionnés le jour même devant les graffitis géants de New-York, Los Angeles, Sao Paolo ou Rio de Janiero.

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Urbavidéo

L’urbavideo du mercredi #20 : Women are Heroes par JR

Vous l’aurez noté, Urbamedia n’est pas indifférent à l’art urbain sous toutes ses formes. Cette thématique semble avoir le vent en poupe avec la sortie coup sur coup du long-métrage de Banksy Faites le mur et celui de JR Women are Heroes.

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Art Photographie

Weight loss Diets explained

If anyone knows how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off, it’s me. My struggle accelerated as soon as soon as I entered adulthood. At 18, in my last year of high school, I moved to Italy. In six months, in a town near the Adriatic sea, I managed to put on 25 pounds. Read more about java burn.

The reason for my Italian waist expansion was clear: I ate ice cream, bread, and mozzarella di bufala like I’d never see it again. Before school, it was not uncommon to stop at a cafe and gossip over cappuccinos and bomboloni — custard-filed donuts. After school, gelato. Dinner usually featured plates of pasta, cheese, and bread. Who needed vegetables when you had fresh mozzarella?

The stay in Italy was delicious. I made friends. I learned the language. I studied the streets, squares, and galleries of Rome and Florence. I also got fat. It took about three years to return to my pre-Italian sojourn size. And keeping the weight off since then has required daily thought and effort: avoiding sugary drinks and late meals, preparing food at home whenever I can, keeping running calorie counts in my head or iPhone app, and regularly weighing myself. When the number on the scale goes up — and it still does sometimes — I try to figure out where I’m going wrong and re-focus. I don’t view these efforts with disdain; I accept that they’re a necessary part of staying healthy, this is how biofit works.

It is with this context that I give you what I hope is a helpful guide to thinking about weight loss. Again, I know how difficult it is to manage one’s weight, and how annoying it is to see articles about « 10 tricks » that will help bust your belly fat or promises about magic diet-pills and potions. I know from personal experience that there are none, and I wanted to offer you an alternative, something that actually reflects clinical experience and what science tells us about keeping healthy. These are the best nitrilean reviews.

I conducted more than 20 interviews with leading diet and nutrition researchers, registered dietitians, physicians, and evidence-based thinkers on weight loss from across North America. Together, they’ve written or reviewed hundreds of studies and treated thousands of patients. I asked them pretty basic questions: based on the best-available evidence, what advice do you have for people who struggle with their weight? What do your patients who lose weight and keep it off have in common? Where do people go wrong? I distilled what they told me, for you.

1) There really, truly is no one « best diet »

The experts I spoke to all emphasized that science has now shown us, pretty much unequivocally, that all diets — low fat, low carb, Weight Watchers, Atkins, etc. — have the same modest results in the long run, no matter their macronutrient composition.

Consider the findings of Dr. Mark Eisenberg, who looked at the research on the South Beach, Atkins, Weight Watchers, and Zone diets for his recent review. He and his co-authors found that no matter the diet, people tended to lose about five to seven pounds in a year, eventually regaining some of that weight later, take a look to the latest Gluconite reviews.

 

This latest bit of research follows other large-scale studies that have come to the same conclusion. This randomized trial involved 300 women on either low-carb, high-carb, or low-fat diets. The researchers found that, while women on a low-carb diet (specifically Atkins) lost a little more, weight loss through this diet was « likely to be at least as large as for any other dietary pattern. » In other words, there was no « best diet. »

Weight change on various diets over one year
 JAMA

Instead of studying the effectiveness of one diet over another, the researchers I spoke to said they were moving toward trying to understand better how individuals — with their varied personalities, preferences, and genetic makeups — respond to different lifestyle changes. The future is in figuring out more tailored alternatives to the current one-size-fits-all approach, they said.

Until we have that answer, the findings from the literature should be liberating: they mean that we’ve been sold this idea that if we just buy into one particular diet, we will walk the path to thinness. But science (and experience) have shown us that that’s not true. You can save your money, and tune out fad diets that will inevitably come in and out of fashion. There’s no need to wedge your habits and preferences into an unreasonable or unsustainable diet plan that time has shown will fail. Instead, the experts suggested cutting calories in a way that you like and can sustain, and focusing on eating more healthfully.