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Richard Simmons: Never Say Diet

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON A DIET? IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET IN SHAPE, PERHAPS YOU SHOULD TRY THE RICHARD SIMMONS METHOD. DIET GURU AND SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE, RICHARD SIMMONS HELPS PEOPLE SLIM DOWN. AS A CHILD, SIMMONS HAD HIS OWN WEIGHT PROBLEMS. NOW HE LIVES TO HELP OTHERS LOSE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT.

Richard Simmons spent most of his childhood being overweight. By the time he was 18, he weighed more than 130 kilos. On a television interview, Simmons talked about a life-changing experience, “I went inside a store, came back to my car and saw a note. The note said, ‘You are killing yourself living like this. Please don’t die.’” Simmons, who afterwards lost 55 kilos, admits that he lost the weight in unhealthy ways. For the future, he wanted to provide desperate dieters with healthier methods.

So, in an effort to present alternative weight loss options, Simmons made a fitness videotape series called “Sweatin’ to the Oldies.” In these workout videos, he wanted “real music”, not techno.

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The latest issue of Hot English (171 – the August issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 8 songs to motivate you to learn in English – learn English by listening to these fantastic songs... and get motivated to learn even more! Plus, 6 useful verbs for talking about transport, 8 useful sports words, 12 words and expressions for talking about the cinema, 6 ways for describing time, 8 useful phrasal verbs, 8 idioms... plus: • Unusual news – home wreckers. • Health – losing weight with Richard Simmons. • Phone English – making reservations. • Language – confusing words. • TV – Frasier. • Business – Adidas versus Puma. • Food – casserole. • Culture – charities. • Film – 007. • Philosophy – good versus evil. • Celebrities – memorabilia sales. • Language – the meaning of “wicked”. • Slang – learn some slang with our dictionary of slang. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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