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November 2008 Archives

Get Into the Workout

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

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‘I’m Still Hungry!’

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another reader’s inquiry.What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a fruit or vegetable. […]

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Low Carb or Low Fat?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Should I follow a “low-carb” diet, or should I do “low-fat?” Ultimately, the decision is up to you and your doctor, and between you and God–in partnership. I personally believe in eating a little of everything in moderation: a lot […]

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‘I Overeat When I Pass a Bakery’

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another question from a reader. What do I do if I pass by a bakery and I am triggered to compulsively overeat? I am so glad you asked this, as the other day I was driving past one of those […]

Thanksgiving Ten Survival Tactics

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s my “after Thanksgiving” list of how to get through the day and the weekend, and keep that warm glowing love and appreciation of relatives and friends. 1.    Hold your temper.  Don’t let anybody bother you or upset your equilibrium.2.   […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For those of us Americans, we have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.  For those readers in other countries, please join us in celebrating all that God has given us.  Here is a prayer for your consideration, today. […]

What is Thanksgiving?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Quite simply, Thanksgiving Day is a time of appreciation for a bountiful harvest. First celebrated at the Plymouth Plantation in 1621 (debatable) by the Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoag tribe in North America, it was a meal shared by […]

Thanksgiving Recipe – Roasting Turkey And Vegetables With Low Fat Gravy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Let’s talk turkey! I cannot begin to count the Thanksgiving meals I’ve eaten or cooked that were about turkey that was either all dried-out white meat, or overly fatty thighs or legs.  May be that’s why we only roasted turkey […]

Thanksgiving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I will be writing about several aspects of the celebration of Thanksgiving. From recipes, to prayers, family and relative survival tips, and things to do: this week is all about counting our blessings together, and celebrating the abundance […]

‘I Don’t Have the Patience to Log What I Eat’

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a question from a regular reader: How do I get in the habit of writing down everything I eat? I have tried, but I end up tossing the notebook down after 2-3 days. It seems like such a chore […]

God Woke Me Up this Morning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning, on the bus, I overheard another man saying he’d been sick, in the hospital, and he was really, really glad to be back. His friend smiled and said, “Yup! God woke me up this morning too!” God wakes […]

Gym Happiness

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I meant to go to my gym over last weekend, but didn’t.  So I went on some walks and a fast hike. Start of the week, gym in mind, work demands got in the way.  So I did a yoga […]

Really Hungry? Go fibrous!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you find yourself ravenous, go fibrous.  Eating foods with a lot of fiber in them, along with plenty of water, can give your stomach a delightful feeling of fullness.  Often, we seek out high fat and high-calorie foods that […]

Remembrance of a Rooftop Garden

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is so cold now where we live.  Yet, I am warm with summer memories. My friend, the talented Bowie Snodgrass sent me some pictures of her New York City Harlem rooftop garden.  I visited her and her wonderful husband […]

BELIEFNET ANNOUNCES TEN NOMINEES FOR MOST INSPIRING PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR 2008

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

~ Daily Voting Begins November 17th and Continues Through December 5th ~  We at Beliefnet are excited to announce today – November 17, 2008 – ten nominees for the eighth annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year award.   The nomination […]

Nighttime Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My message the other day was about eating too much at night, inspired by B. who wrote me an email.  I was impressed by her making small changes, like not bingeing at night, and walking – nothing else.  Because of […]

How Bad Must it Get?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a start-of-the-week wake up call. Ask yourself, how bad are things?  How much do I need to cut back: spend less, eat less, save more, take time to do things well, be good to myself?  The list can go […]

Stir Fry Delight Recipe

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a recipe that’s so fast and so healthy.  It’s become one of my favorite dishes.  You may add some cooked chicken pieces, or shrimp, or beef slices, as you like.  This recipe serves two, or is good for leftovers.  […]

Fast Food Faves

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a quick discussion starter for you: What’s your favorite fast food restaurant, and what do you like to order? Yes, I believe in fast food once in a rare while (don’t forget there is nothing forbidden on my Joy […]

Easy Does It Says Ms. B.

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a note from B., a client who took my classes a few years back.  Note how she only made a couple of small changes in her life, but kept it going.  B did not diet or exercise.  Nothing drastic […]

Re-Creation is just like Flossing

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, I know I need to exercise, but I hate to exercise! I do, however, love to move because it makes me feel so good.  It’s become a daily habit; a discipline, just like flossing and brushing my teeth. I […]

What’s Breakfast for You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We are all so happy that you are reading my new blog!  Thank you.  Thank you, too, for the many comments you’re writing.  Please write more. As you are aware, I write about a lot of topics related to life […]

Cholesterol Lowering Medications and Improved Results

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you one of the millions of people taking medications to lower cholesterol, such as statins (Lipitor, Crestor, Pravachol, Crestor, et al)?  If not, you may want to speak with your physician about taking one, even if your cholesterol levels […]

A Prayer for the Work to be Done

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

From time to time, I’ll share a prayer I pray with you, to help you through your day.  This one is about facing the realities of what needs to be done, not only to make a living, but also to […]

Limits: An Easy One

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What’s some easy limit that you could experiment with today?  Try one, only one limitation, and see what happens. If you are used to having seconds after your first helping of something, skip it.  Just say to yourself, “I’m satisfied […]

A New Morning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations are in store for all of us this morning.  We’re alive and well today, even thriving, and there’s work to be done! This is the morning of hope’s survival.  We are ripe with the possibility of real change.  Love […]

Previous Posts

Goodbye Beliefnet
Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com.  After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on.  I thank God for this wonderful experience.  As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet ...

posted 11:47:45am Jun. 30, 2011 | read full post »

It’s All Alright
If ever you are worried, fearful, or think that things are not all right, hand it over to God. Put your problems into God’s infinite care.  Hold up the troubles so that God can see them.  He will see your good intentions and efforts to do ...

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
It’s not just how much we eat, it’s WHAT we eat that affects our weight.  Those who eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains gain less weight, and maintain weight loss better than those who eat a lot of carbohydrates, potatoes, ...

posted 3:28:20pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Blessed Assurance
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the worst moment of the depression in the 1930’s.  He was right. Fear is not always useful.  It often just gets in the way. Sometimes, our ...

posted 12:00:09pm Jun. 27, 2011 | read full post »

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