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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

May 2009 Archives

Spiritual Groups: Fellowship and Worship

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Take the time to get together with people who are spiritual. It’s called “fellowship” and it’s really valuable and wonderful. There’s nothing like a spiritual community where you can feel instantly understood and appreciated for what you believe in and […]

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food lovers fat loss system review

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hey, there’s a lot of buzz about eating out at restaurants, fat loss and weight loss.  I think that’s pretty ridiculous.  It’s really hard to lose weight eating a lot of sugar and fat at fast food restaurants!  Food lovers, […]

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End Yo-Yo Dieting and Lose Weight Permanently

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You can probably imagine, I get a lot of questions.  I love it that people ask, although I cannot answer every one of them.  This one gets to the point, and a lot of people ask it on a regular […]

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Eat Chocolate

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My friend’s dad, Bernie, taught me his trick for having dessert (but not really). He has one little tiny piece of high quality chocolate every day, in the evening. Just a sliver. He lets it melt slowly on his tongue, […]

Abuse, Meditation and Healing – Satisfied Life Comments of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Two reader’s comments struck me this morning as being on-target. One about mysteries of self-abuse, the other about the power of spiritual practice.  Not a direct problem and answer counterpoint, but somehow, these relate.  I hope they will for you, […]

Recipe Pie

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a great sugar-free and lower-fat pie treat that’s easy to make, with exotic sweet fruit and no artificial sweetener.  The fruit is so sweet you don’t need additional sugar. You can use a frozen piecrust, or make one […]

Fitness Exercise that Fits – Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week I wrote a lot about workouts, that dirty word “exercise,” and the motivation to just get up and do it.  It starts with the mind, and the body follows along.   This is the link to my original article, […]

All in the Family

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What’s your family genetic history? We all have good genes, and not-so-good genes. It’s best to be informed and aware, so that you can make choices to have the best, longest life possible. Knowing your genetic tendencies allows you to […]

Memorial Day Ideas

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you are in the U.S., we’re celebrating and honoring those who are not here with us.  The holiday was originally set to honor those dead from war and battles, but I like to remember everyone who has passed.  I […]

Memorial for Your Ancestors

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You are here because your ancestors were. You exist because God gave you life through your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and your ancestors since the beginning of time. Forever and ever, “unto Ages of Ages.” They weren’t perfect, and I bet […]

Are Snacks Meals in Disguise?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The “few little bites” you eat while cooking or preparing for lunch or dinner, may actually be the equivalent of a whole meal.  Tastes of dishes being cooked can also add up.  Be careful! A couple handfuls of crackers and […]

American Idol

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I predicted it over a month ago, but I was still shocked that Kris Allen is the final winner. While this blog column is really about weight loss and well being, I do want to acknowledge that it was the […]

Motivation for Movement

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Put your thoughts about moving your body aside, and get up and do it.  Don’t think about it.  Don’t think about finding the time, the time is now.  Don’t think about how hard it will be, just simply move.  Don’t […]

Recipe Asparagus

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The asparagus is sprouting!  The plants my wife planted a few years ago are now delivering delicious sprigs of tasty asparagus.  This is what they look like in our garden. You have to hurry with asparagus: pick them just a […]

How Do You Lose Weight with God? – Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How do you lose weight with God?  Simple, just ask Him for help.  A lot of readers have asked me to write more about this.  Funny, that’s what I’ve written about the most in the last 9 years!  I fear […]

Weight and Scales

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Lucy asks: How often should I weigh myself on your program? My advice is that you weigh yourself once a month, on the same morning every month, before you’ve eaten anything, and preferably without clothes and after voiding. Keep a […]

Be Active and Move

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you making sure to be active every day? I don’t mean vigorous exercise (although that’s great if you’re in a regular habit you’ve built up to)…I mean at least walking for a minimum of 10 minutes per day. Start […]

Connie Culp Comparisons – Satisfied Life Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Comparing yourself to others can backfire.  Be sure to appreciate the good things about yourself, and acknowledge your hardships and efforts, too.  This is an important point.  I’m glad that an anonymous poster commented about this, this week, in response […]

Fish Recipe

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you think fish is boring, tasteless, and unexciting?  I used to think so — but no more. Fish is so healthy I just had to create a way to make it great without making it fattening and unhealthy. The […]

Lose Weight with God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are your weight problems affecting your relationship with God? If you look to food for comfort and satisfaction, instead of God, you may be missing an opportunity. If you are isolated, lonely inside your house, avoiding an active and engaged […]

Go Workout, Be Healthy – Satisfied Life Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This comment by Nancy H. is a real winner this week – so inspiring, and practical. She wrote, “I love to workout. But between a full time job and a part time business. I have to make it a priority. […]

Mothers Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am thinking about my mother a lot recently.  She meant so much to me in so many ways. Yes, Mother’s Day and all — the Hallmark Card-invented day to sell instant greeting cards.  More than that, much more, I […]

Connie Culp Inspires

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you haven’t seen or heard about Connie Culp, the lady who is the recipient of one of the first face transplants, you may want to.  She has been through so many traumas, pain, and humiliation – yet sought help […]

Hydroxycut Diet Pills for Weight Loss Unsafe

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you have not heard, Hydroxycut, a popular weight loss drug, has been recalled by the FDA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Stop taking them if you have been. Here’s part of what the FDA press release said last […]

Stress Relief

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Find yourself tense, stressed, muscles all tight?  Worried about something? Fearful of what is next? Here is what I do when I’m in that dark, deep place: – take a deep breath.– tell God I love Him.– ask Him to […]

Healthy Eating Habits

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have found that losing weight, maintaining it, and staying healthy is about what you do everyday, day-in, day-out.  It’s the routine of health that gives you the best health you can get. If you have huge meals every day, […]

Meat? Vegetarian? You Bet Your Life – Comments of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote about bacon the other day, a recipe for a lower-fat method of cooking by baking it on a rack.  Lots of folks responded, and I’m so happy about that. One reader, Joe, blasted me: “hey doctor norris, how […]

How to Stop a Binge

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last night I wanted to eat a bunch of ice cream. I wanted to binge, to tell you the truth. I wanted to feed my boredom and my old sugar habit. I had thought about it over and over again, […]

Fear

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Think about what holds you back. Is it fear? Worry? Think about the fears that bother you on nights you can’t sleep – or days you’re feeling anxious. What are you afraid of? Is it real? Is the fear necessary? […]

Recipe: Cooking Cheap Beef

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an interesting article about cheap beef, with recipes by Jane Sigal, in the New York Times, take a look here. You may not have heard of beef chuck deckle, or beef chuck seven-bone steak; I haven’t. But this article […]

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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 ...

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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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