Category Archives: General

Trans fat ban? How about just labeling GMOs?

Indeed, trans fats are not good for us. If you want to get healthy and lose weight, avoid trans fats. And, the good news is that we have labels that enable us to identify those foods that contain trans fats … Continue reading

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It’s all in the math

Munch, munch. Nibble, nibble. Chomp, chomp. Gulp, gulp. We are eating too much and too often, and not moving enough. Today, the average American is consuming nearly one-third more calories than he did in the late 1970s,¬†and we are less … Continue reading

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Don’t get a Facebook fanny

Facebook is great for staying in touch with family and friends, but it may not be so great for your fanny. Regardless of whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest, emails, or a work project, the average person does a lot of sitting. … Continue reading

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The habits of thin people

In the chapter Stalk a Thin, Fit Person in my book I’m Fat, Help Me, I map out a plan for observing the behaviors of thin, fit people while in grocery stores. Readers have commented that they’ve learned so much … Continue reading

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Turn your weight loss into someone else’s gain

What if your path to weight loss helped someone rise out of poverty? People are more successful in losing weight if they have a specific action plan to support their overall goal of losing weight and getting healthy. Having a … Continue reading

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The power of positive self talk

You are what you think. We all have mental chatter playing in our minds that impacts our moods, attitudes, and behaviors. If your thoughts are negative and outdated, then those thoughts will undermine your weight loss goals. Here’s why. Your … Continue reading

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McDonald’s goat is lying to children

McDonald’s has a new animated ad¬†targeted at children that features a friendly goat. (No, Ronald isn’t going anywhere…he’s just sharing the stage a bit.) This exploitive ad shows the goat eating all kinds of things at home, everything from a … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison was right about prevention

Thomas Edison was a gifted inventor. He is also credited with making the following statement in late 1902: “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in … Continue reading

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Our government is fostering an obese society

We are fat and getting fatter. And our health care costs are skyrocketing, largely due to the treatment of preventable diseases and conditions. The sad truth is that our government is fostering an obese society and its solutions are band-aids, … Continue reading

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Don’t be a victim to emotional eating

A woman explained to me that she is overweight because she suffers from emotional eating. I asked her what she meant by that, and she went on to say that she eats when she’s bored or stressed. I think most … Continue reading

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