Category Archives: Wake Up and Know the Facts

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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What are you doing when you’re not at the gym?

When people talk about how they’re trying to lose weight, they’ll often puzzle over the fact that they go to the gym and put in a good workout, yet are not losing weight. Food intake aside, the other variable in … Continue reading

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Here come the weight loss ads

New Year’s celebrations have passed, the scale registers a little higher, weight loss resolutions have been made, and the weight loss ads have hit the airwaves. Most of the television ads are for weight loss programs that include their own … Continue reading

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Go ahead and eat the holiday cookie, but…

Two parties this week, people bringing baked goods into the office, the school holiday party, and a kitchen full of flour, sugar, chocolate, and sprinkles. That’s enough to ruin any attempt to not gain weight during the holidays. Here’s the … 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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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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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 If your thoughts are negative and outdated, then those thoughts will undermine your weight loss goals.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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Figuring out what’s actually in your food

I’m Fat, Help Me focuses on eating smart and outlines essential ground rules for losing weight and getting healthy. As readers adopt the rule If It’s Advertised on TV, Don’t Eat It and discover The Real “F” Words, the inevitable question comes … 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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Weight Watchers is big business…know the facts

Weight Watchers has helped millions lose weight, but its food brands are filled with unhealthy fat, chemicals, and ingredients that certainly do not fit under the heading of “food.” Weight Watchers is also big business and is part of an … Continue reading

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