Advertisement

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

April 2009 Archives

Recipes for Nighttime Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As nighttime eating is a difficult problem for me and many of our readers, I have some suggestions.  A lot of experts say just “don’t eat at night,” or “never eat after 8pm,” but a lot of folks just have […]

Advertisement

Recipes for Apples – Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life Comments of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you see the article on apples from the other day?  Take a look here.   Here are some further ideas, from our fellow readers and posters!  Please add your favorie apple recipe to our collection.  Remember, “An apple a day […]

Advertisement

Recipe: Bacon Baked

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a way to have your bacon and eat it too!  Today, I offer you a method of cooking bacon that has less fat, and therefore less calories per serving.  It’s baked instead of fried.  It’s very easy, too.  Bacon, […]

Advertisement

Dr. Norris Chumley on Twitter

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just joined the ranks of those who Twitter. www.twitter.com    drnorrischumley (my Twitter nickname). Sign up for my latest weight loss and wellbeing news, my personal (insider) comments, and lots of prayers and praises. I’d love to have you […]

Recipe: Roast Vegetables

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a really easy and simple way to make vegetables satisfying and delicious.  The secret is not oil or butter, as it is in a lot of recipes, but flavored vinegar, herbs and spices.  It only takes a few minutes […]

Recipe for Salad Variations – Comments of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, salads are hot!  Here are some variations of the recipe for salad I wrote last week, from folks who commented.  To see my original recipe for salad, click here. Please add your ideas and recipes for more variations, […]

Thank You For Your Kind Words

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want to thank you so much for your kind words of condolences about my Father-In-Law’s passing.  I feel your love and warmth very much, and my wife does, too. Here’s the prayer I wrote for him last week, in […]

Healthy School Food for Kids – Q&A

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A Q&A Day! At our kid’s school the typical menu is fried chicken, French fries (or some other potato) and sometimes salad. Peanut butter and jelly is available every day. Dessert is served every day. The kids are not allowed […]

An Apple a Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you remember that old expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” It’s true, you know! Eating fruit every day gives you vitamins, minerals and fiber – all good for your body – muscles, organs, and digestion. It […]

Load Up the Vegetables

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve discovered this great little take out place, not so far from where we live.  They have only one item on the menu – baked falafel sandwiches in whole wheat pita bread.  You can then help yourself to vegetable “toppings” […]

A Prayer of Limitations

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

From time-to-time, I like to share a prayer.  This one is in honor of my Father-In-Law who passed away yesterday. God thank you for everything, but that’s so much.Thank you for the limits, the specifics, in my life.I appreciate the […]

I Am Truly Blessed – Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week brought lots of deep and insightful comments, particularly from last week’s article, “What I learned from Easter and Passover.”  Please take a look and add your comment to it. So many people opened up and shared their pain, […]

Learn From the Birds

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Listen to the birds chirping. See them flying. In the day, they’re out in the air and sunshine. At night, they perch on a limb. They gather food when they’re hungry. They eat what they like; as much as feels […]

Recipe for Tasty, Edible Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ll admit it, I am just not that big a fan of salads!  I know they are so healthy for me, and my whole body loves them, I just don’t really find them tasty.  Often, they leave me a little […]

Fasting Every Other Day – Think Fast – Our Comment(s) of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please tell your friends about our online conversation about fasting, and fasting every other day.  Email them the URL, please, if they are thinking of fasting.  Please add your experiences and opinions, too, to the comments below. I would like […]

Just Stop Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The next time you are about to overeat, just stop. Stop and remind yourself that you’re about to overeat–something that you really do not want to do. Be conscious. That’s the first step in stopping the problem right in its […]

Our Daily Bread

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

While most people of the world struggle for enough to eat, those of us with weight problems have too much, and eat too much. What a paradox! Obesity isn’t just a disease of poverty, either–many people with little or no […]

Recipe for Healthy Pizza

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s an idea to try in the kitchen. Vegetable pizza. Get some bread dough (from a mix, pop-out can, a home-made dough recipe, or use a bread machine on the dough cycle). Spread it out on a lightly greased cookie […]

Reverse Your Feelings of Inferiority and Self-Hatred

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We have all been told that comparing ourselves with others is not such a great idea.  When we look at others and measure ourselves comparatively, we often come up short.  If we see or think that they have what we […]

“Love Him and Do His Will”… Our Satisfied Life Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Monica posted an absolutely heart-wrenching comment this week.  This made me cry when I read it.  I felt like all my worries and burdens were practically nothing when I heard all she has lost, and how her love for God […]

Taxes are Taxing – Here’s How to Cope

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Tax Day in the U.S.  A tough time, facing up and paying up for the past year. I wrote about money and debt, and “Being on the Verge”  here’s that post, click here. Here’s what Deborah Price of Beliefnet, says […]

What I Learned From Easter and Passover – Sacrifice Brings Freedom

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This season, the lesson to be learned for me is that less is more, and that sacrifice to God brings freedom and life.  This worldwide recession is forcing us to make sacrifices – spend less money and make more, or […]

Is Fasting Every Other Day For You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a lot of talk these days about eating less, calorie restriction and fasting.  Not just because of Lent, but finding easy, or easier ways to have less food so that weight loss and weight maintenance can at last be […]

Live Your Happiness: God, Food and Family – Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What makes you happy?  Is it losing weight and keeping it off?  Having a lot of money, lots of cool stuff, and living a rich life?  Is it that happiness depends on being famous or well-known?  None of the above […]

Careful, Don’t Pick Up a New Habit

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Be careful when weaning yourself from one habit that you don’t pick up another. It’s a natural tendency, especially for those of us who tend to use food to fill emotional gaps. Just because you may not be eating so […]

Keep a Journal for Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A great way to understand what’s going on in your life, in your habits and actions, thoughts and needs, is to write about it. Keep a journal or diary. Write what you’re thinking and doing. Talk on paper about what […]

Fat Is Good for Weight Loss, if it’s the Brown Kind

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Very interesting news… there are three recent articles in the New England Journal of Medicine that report brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, something that burns energy faster than regular “adult fat” was originally thought to be only in newborns.  […]

Changes, love, and the Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Losing weight, being healthy, straightening up finances, healing and mending troubled relationships — all are about making changes.  Living life, being satisfied with what is, and what we have, not always questing for something out-of-reach.  Loving what there is and […]

Recipe: Brazilian Pineapple Mint Smoothie (Jugo abacaxi e hortelã)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a delicious, nutritious, low calorie, easy and inexpensive drink that fills you up and gives you a good boost of energy.  Think of it for breakfast, or any meal, or for a snack, especially a nighttime nightcap (if you […]

Surrender into His Hands: Cheri’s Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just love the breath of fresh air that I felt when I read Cheri’s comment this week, in response to the column I wrote on “Hope is Grace,”  and I featured it in a “Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life” […]

My Favorite Poem: “The Merciful Heart” by Saint Isaac of Ninevah

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In response to April being “National Poetry Month,” I’ve chosen a favorite of mine.  To me this poem is about being a whole person, appreciating the gifts from God, including the ups and downs.  This is a person who had […]

Happiness Lives

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In order to lead a healthy, happy life, focus on positive things. Make a list of at least three details of your life that give you happiness. Go ahead, take five minutes right now to think about what gives you […]

Eliminate Stress with Meditation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’d love to know if you meditate or practice silence every day.  Please post a comment below, and tell me and our readers about how you’re solving stress through silence and meditation. If you are an emotional overeater, or if […]

Managing Nighttime Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve had a few thoughts about what to do with nighttime eating problems since I wrote about it awhile back.  Click here to take a look at the previous article. Putting emotional causes aside and focusing only on physical aspects, […]

Simply Satisfied, Full of Joy – Our Dr. Norris Chumley Satisfied Life Comment This Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Cindy put it all in perspective when she wrote, “To me, a satisfied life means enjoying everyday, spreading joy, believing, looking forward and not worrying.” That feels like a breath of fresh air for me this morning. Thanks so much […]

Low-Calorie Water?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a very interesting article in the New york Times, from an advertising point-of-view about a new product being introduced soon.  It’s a low-calorie version of Vitaminwater, called Vitaminwater10. What do you think?  Post a comment below. I think you […]

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 contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new.  Now, howe

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 what is right, be your best, and be good to others. 

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

Take My Survey - Enter to Win a Book, DVD and/or CD

posted 5:19:49pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

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, starches, and meats, and drink a lot of sweetened sodas.  It

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 natural instinct of fear is helpful, such as to avoid fa

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

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.