Weight Loss

Ending The Obesity Shame Game

When I was growing up, my father stood six feet tall and weighed 300 pounds. I never thought of him as fat, but clearly he was a “large man.” He always reminded me of Raymond Burr, best known for his role as Perry Mason. But it was obvious my mother constantly worried about the toll… Continue reading Ending The Obesity Shame Game

Weight Loss

A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

It’s a new year. A new start. Leave the old behind. The old frustrations, disappointments and issues in the past. Today begins not only a new year, but a new decade. We all know the drill. Make New Years resolutions that last a few weeks, before joining the pile of others promised in years past.… Continue reading A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

Tip/Thought of the Day

What Common Food Terms Actually Mean

How many times have you been in a store and seen food packaging that read "healthy!", "low sodium!", "sugar free!," "natural!", and so on? If you've doubted what those terms actually meant, you have reason to wonder. While the FDA and USDA work to regulate and provide guidelines for consumer safety and transparency, there is… Continue reading What Common Food Terms Actually Mean

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band

This week's exercise is another leg exercise that can be ramped up using a resistance band. The instructions for this are simple: Start with your feet about shoulder length apart, with the resistance band around both ankles. The band should be somewhat snug, but not overly so. With your knees slightly bent, step sideways with… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band

Weight Loss

Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that… Continue reading Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines