Category: Diet & Nutrition

Success Story

February 16th, 2011, No Comments

Learn How Bill Botcher Lost 110 Pounds and How His Weight Loss Success Has Changed His Life. What was really killing me: At 55 years old, I smoked, was overweight (235 pounds), suffered from sleep apnea, and had high blood pressure (150/100), high cholesterol (250), and type 2 diabetes. My eyesight was declining, and I [...]

Tangled Up in Food

February 9th, 2011, No Comments

So let’s say that over the last month or so you’ve made a really valiant effort at sticking to your New Year’s resolutions – this year was going to be different! And you can honestly say that you’ve tried to consistently make it to the gym or workout at home. You’ve tried to make better [...]

27 Fat-Fighting Foods

February 4th, 2011, No Comments

Over the past number of weeks: you’ve gotten to “Know your Food” better, you’ve been practicing “Mindful Eating,” and you’ve started to “Cook Your Food” instead of ordering take out or picking something up on the way home, or just grabbing anything that you find in your refrigerator. And best of all, Uncle Sam has [...]

Better Late Than Never

February 2nd, 2011, No Comments

It is mindboggling to me that our government is just now embracing the recommendation to “eat less,” when for decades (see Jack LaLanne), if not for over a century (see Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters) many in the medical community and the fitness industry have been recommending just that… But I guess it’s better late than [...]

Prescription: Lifestyle Change

January 31st, 2011, No Comments

Wellness: Does Your Doc Know What To Look For? Has your doctor ever given you an Rx for exercise? June Chapman got one last summer, a first for the 87-year-old retiree in San Marcos, Calif. “You sit on a chair, arms at your side,” she says of the exercise her internist prescribed, “then rise up [...]

150 Years of Dieting Fads and still No Quick Fix

January 26th, 2011, No Comments

Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was William Banting. He invented the low-carb diet of 1863. Even then Americans were trying out advice that urged fish, mutton or “any meat except pork” for breakfast, lunch and dinner – hold the potatoes, please. It turns out our obsession with weight and how to lose it dates [...]

Cook Your Food – To Know Your Food

January 12th, 2011, No Comments

As we recently discovered from the Consumer Reports Diet Survey, many of us over estimate how healthful our diets and eating habits really are, we under estimate how much we weigh, we’re busier than we’ve ever been and yet not nearly active enough. And only about 50% of us limit the amounts of fat and [...]

Be Mindful

January 10th, 2011, No Comments

One of the most effective ways to “Know Your FOOD” is to be Mindful of what you eat, when you eat, how you eat, how much you eat, and most importantly – WHY YOU EAT. Practicing Mindful Eating will help you answer those questions, assist you in gaining a better understanding of your relationship to [...]

Know Your Food

January 7th, 2011, No Comments

In the introduction to my eBook, The 5 Tenets of Permanent Weight Loss, I write: “What did you have to eat today?” The problem that I encounter over and over again when I ask anyone this question is that most people don’t really know, or sometimes they can’t remember, let alone know how many total [...]

The “Godfather’s” 10 Point Self-Improvement Plan

January 5th, 2011, No Comments

Jack LaLanne is considered by many in the fitness industry to be the “Godfather” of the fitness movement. In 1936, Jack LaLanne opened the first modern health spa in the U.S. He’s also credited with inventing many of the weight machines that are now standard in many of today’s modern gyms and health spa’s, such [...]

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