Wait, Actually There is Such a Thing as Big Boned

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In the struggle to lose weight, there is the ever-present small voice in the back of  your head whose sole purpose it is to keep you overweight and unhealthy. You know this voice. It’s the one telling you to ignore me right now.

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The Root of Will

imagesEver since I wrote the book and started this blog I have had a number of people engage me in conversations about weight loss. People typically have very strong and  passionate opinions about weight loss (sometimes the opinions are even correct).  They will discuss with me their plans, goals, and commitments.  Unfortunately, in spite of their good intentions, most suffer the same fate.  Their enthusiasm leads to new work out programs or diet commitments that usually sputter out after a few weeks.  They then come back to me at a later time with a new commitment that will likely follow the same pattern.

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Big Boned?

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There’s no such thing as big boned

I was recently talking to a group of people, giving them my usual weight loss rants, when I was hit with a question I hear way too often.  I was going through my usual discussion of the body mass index (If you don’t know enough about the BMI, click here) when a well meaning but not well informed audience member asked the following question:

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My Wife’s Wisdom

My wife knows a lot about a healthy lifestyleOne of the best parts of being married is that I have doubled my brain capacity.  My memory has significantly improved and I am much more attentive to things around me.  This is true in spite of the fact that I seem to get more spaced out and flaky with every passing year.  It’s as if the brain cells are falling out with my hair.  More and more I find myself in a room wondering how and why I was there.  Continue reading

How They Manipulate You…

As I have become more and more interested in the science and medicine of weight loss I have become more aware of the relationship between us (the consumers) and the food industry.  I have become especially aware of how packaging and marketing so subtly and successfully manipulates our subconscious to buy (and eat) more of what they’re pushing.  I wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of some of how the food industry is manipulating your subconscious and controlling your decisions. My goal is to help you make more informed and healthier decisions. Continue reading

Why You Can’t Be Trusted


There is an essential principle in the world of weight loss that is essential to helping you understand why people are unsuccessful at losing weight.  I often hear people tell me that they “watch what they eat” or that they “eat healthy”.  They are almost never able to tell me exactly what that means.  This creates one of the greatest obstacles to weight loss.  Human beings are extremely inaccurate in estimating their caloric intake. Continue reading

Surviving The Holidays

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For those of our Christian and Jewish friends out there, the holidays of Passover and Easter are coming up this weekend.  This means sitting around a table with family and friends having a good time, but not exactly closely watching your calorie intake.  Continue reading