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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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January 1970 Archives

Lose Weight: Be God-Centered (Day 30, the Beginning)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello.  This is Day 30 of my 30 Tips to start your New Year.  Of course, it’s only a beginning!  You don’t need the beginning of a new year to make resolutions to be healthy and happy.  I suggest you […]

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Lose Weight: Praise God and Your Accomplishments (Day 29)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you forget from Who and where everything in life comes from?  It comes from God.  Do you forget the good things you have, and about the good things that you are?  You are very worthy of some recognition, being […]

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Remember – Less Calories for Better Memory

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new study that came out about calorie restriction and improved memory recently in the National Academy of Sciences, take a look. This is a small study, only 50 men and women, all over 50, for only three months.  […]

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Lose Weight: Eat Very Slowly and Chew Lots (Day 28)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Just as we humans are made up of a lot of different parts, our digestive system is too.   If we don’t use every part of ourselves, we short-change ourselves from experiences and opportunities.  Just like in digestion if we […]

Lose Weight: Cut Portion Sizes at Home (Day 27)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday I wrote about cutting your portion in half immediately when served at restaurants and taking it home.  Eat the remaining half very slowly, and enjoy every bite, along with the atmosphere and your companion’s company.  Then take the other […]

Lose Weight: Restaurant Management (Day 26)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please do not think that if you are trying to lose weight you can never eat out.  The trick is when dining at a restaurant, make healthier choices and immediately cut the portion in half and ask the server to […]

Lose Weight: See a Movie Drama Instead of Yours (Day 25)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A lot of people are looking at life dramas these days.  President Obama wants “no drama,”  and Mary K. Blige says “No More Dramas” in her song by the same title. Are you in the middle of a drama?  Is […]

Lose Weight: Contact a Long Lost Friend (Day 24)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote about the importance of relationships the other day.  I said that I have noticed that when people are getting enough love and affection, they tend to have less problems with excess weight and health.  Happy people have fewer […]

Lose Weight – Recipe: Snack on Hummus (Day 23)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

One of my new favorite foods is hummus.  That wonderful combination of pureed chick peas, tahini and various flavors. A tablespoon of the magical Middle Eastern delicacy is only about 30 calories, about 12 of those from fat (the unsaturated […]

Lose Weight: Go on a “Date” (DAY 22)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I know from working with many weight loss clients, individually and in groups, helping with diet, nutrition, exercise, emotions and spiritual practices – that a lot of overweight and obesity problems are greatly relieved through relationships.  If you’re happy and […]

Lose Weight: Fun Videos and Wii Fit (Day 21)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I know it’s sooooo 80’s, but do you remember those exercise videos you used to workout in front of the TV with?  Jane Fonda? Richard Simmons? Dancercize? Why not get them out, dust them off, and give them a spin […]

Lose Weight-Recipe & Video: Breakfast Cup of Cereal (DAY 20)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s my tip for your day today, to help you lose that weight. If you have cereal for breakfast, have only 1 cup.  You could also add some fresh fruit, and a half a cup of no-fat milk, too, if […]

Comment of the Week – Feelings From Friends

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just want to say THANK YOU for those of you who reached out, posted your feelings and needs, and for those who responded. We’re a truly remarkable, caring, and loving group.  I’m honored to be a part of this […]

Lose Weight: Drink Tea After Dinner (DAY 19)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s something about a hot cup of tea after dinner, a couple of hours before bed, to help you feel full.  Just be sure it doesn’t have caffeine to keep you awake, and not have it later than 2 hours […]

Lose Weight: Meditate! (Day 18)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you are an emotional overeater, or if you eat to change moods such as feeling upset, stressed, or a bit down – try giving yourself some peace and comfort by meditating.  What is meditation?  There are many forms, some […]

Feel Good — Help Others — PLEDGE NOW!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This country was founded on the principle that we are “One Nation, Under God, Indivisible.”  To me that means we work together and celebrate each other, our individuality, independence, and interdependence. There’s a really cool, new initiative a lot of […]

Lose Weight: Try Stevia Instead of Sugar (Day 17)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you’re into health food, and alternative and holistic foods you’ve probably heard of Stevia extract, Stevia rebaudiana, a sweetener that comes from South America and used by the Guarani Indians in Paraguay for a long time.  It has no […]

Lose Weight: Fruit is “Better Sugar” (Day 16)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s simple: go for the complex carbohydrate, not the simple one!  Some carbs are actually healthy, contrary to some popular fad high-protein/low carb diets.  The point is to choose one that is healthy; one that offers some nutrition and not […]

Lose Weight: Get Financial Counseling And Make A Budget

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With economic woes so present in the world over the last year, and several years, there are a lot of us worried about money. As someone who believes that obesity and overweight are symptoms of some deeper underlying problems, financial […]

Lose Weight: Unsweetened Applesauce as a Snack (Day 14)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Got a sweet tooth?  Crave something sweet, especially for nighttime eating, but don’t want a lot of calories or fat?  Are you a carbohydrate craver?  Want to lose weight — I’ve got an idea for you.  Try unsweetened applesauce for […]

Lose Weight – Help a Person in Need (DAY 13)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes, it’s easy to get all wrapped-up in your problems.  You may be thinking a million thoughts: things you have to do, problems weighing on you, people to see, work, family, friends, your own misery and suffering, finding energy to […]

Comment of the Week – Thanks Katie

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This was a great week for comments!   Yeah and yippee for all of us!  Please keep reading, returning daily, and posting.  THANKS. So many of us wrote comments on Breakfast, a post from a few weeks ago, that I thought […]

Lose Weight – Take Time To Identify Your True Needs (DAY 12)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever thought that the excess weight you’re carrying may be due to something very heavy that’s weighing on you?  It’s not just the fat. Have you ever really, truly, told someone about your true feelings and needs when […]

Lose Weight – Eat Something Every 2 Hours (DAY 11)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

After years of dieting, failures, crash or fad weight loss plans, deprivation, you name it, I did it, I discovered that I need to continually feed myself and never allow myself to get hungry or ravenous. I learned to eat […]

Lose Weight – Enroll in a Yoga or Dance Class (DAY 10)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

When I lost the last of my 160 pounds, I liked to say, “I danced it off.”  It’s true!  I had enrolled in a hospital program for overweight people, a behavior modification technique oriented class.  Part of it was a […]

Lose Weight by Thanking God – DAY NINE

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a very powerful technique: it’s about connecting with and praising God, and thinking of Him with everything you do and eat. It’s simple – just keep God in mind.  When you wake up in the morning, your first thought […]

Lose Weight – Lighten your Mental Burden (DAY EIGHT)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Confide your problems and worries to a clergy member or trusted friend.  You’ve probably heard the adage, “it’s not just what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating you.” Are you letting the weight of your body become an emotional weight on […]

Book Review: “The Soulmate Secret”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This little book, “The Soulmate Secret,” written by Arielle Ford (January 2009, HarperOne), could bring miracles in your love life, as it did for her and her BIG LOVE soulmate, Brian Hilliard. The ancient Law of Attraction is at play […]

Losing Weight – with Spirit and Inspiration (DAY SEVEN)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As much as we need food to nurture our bodies and minds, we need emotional and spiritual food for the psyche and soul, too.  It may seem odd, but to lose weight and maintain healthy changes, make sure to nourish […]

Lose Weight with Journaling – DAY SIX

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In my Joy of Weight Loss: An Easy Guide to Fitness book, and in my work with clients and workshop participants I always begin with making a journal of what’s eaten, along with physical activities, time, place and emotions. Journals […]

Comment of the Week – Thanks Patricia

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just loved this short, simple little comment.  It meant a lot to me.  It’s by Patricia L. Mitchum, who wrote on the subject of New Year’s Resolutions: “Remember to not let people bother me or discourage me. Feelings should […]

Schedule an Annual Checkup – DAY FIVE

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you do nothing else for a New Year’s resolution, call your physician or health care provider and schedule a complete, annual checkup.  Be assured you’re OK. Resolutions are in general very hard to keep, but without your health you […]

Lose Weight and Be Healthy – Have Snacks — DAY FOUR

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In my Joy of Weight Loss program, either self-guided or with me, I recommend that people eat every 2-3 hours.  Keeping yourself fed and nourished, in balance, is important so that you will never, ever find yourself ravenous and need […]

Lose Weight — Move 10 Minutes a Day – DAY THREE

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want to encourage you to begin a regular “physical re-creation” schedule.  The hardest part is getting going.  Hopefully, you’ve had a recent and complete checkup with your medical doctor, before beginning any activity or making changes to your diet […]

Eating Mindfully with Silent Gratitude – DAY TWO

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you are trying to lose weight and be healthy, being conscious and mindful of your diet (what you can eat), and being thankful to God can really help. Before eating, take a few moments to be silent.  While sitting […]

New Year’s Resolutions, Diets, Exercise, Finances – DAY ONE

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Making a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, diet, exercise, save money, etc., again? I encourage you to just be sensible and moderate this year, and perhaps not go on a crash New Year’s Diet or radical new program.  Simple […]

New Year Resolutions: Diet, Weight Loss and Well Being

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Lose weight, feel better and enjoy The Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life in this simple stress-free plan.  No dieting, no intense exercises, no New Year’s Resolutions, no Sassy Water (!) just Common Sense and good health. Happy New Year!  I’m […]

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