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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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January 1970 Archives

Saving Money (Not) at the Gym

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Some people do well in gyms and health clubs, but most of my clients and readers do not.  Most people I know who have zealously joined gyms have gone for a few days and then stopped, wasting tons of money, […]

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Take Action with God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Florence Serecka wrote a very inspiring comment awhile back, commenting on my blog, “Lose Weight with God.”  It stuck with me, and stayed with me for a month now, and I want to share it with you.  I wanted to […]

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The Importance of YOU

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I understand how it feels when you’re not at your best. Perhaps you feel flawed, unworthy, or hopeless. Maybe you feel sick, drained of energy, listless, or depressed. Or is it that you just feel so fat and ugly, and […]

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How to Not Gain It Back

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A lot of readers have been asking why the lost weight comes back, despite diligent efforts.  While I cannot answer everybody’s specific problems, and it would be inappropriate for me to do that, I do often try to generally address […]

MIchael Jackson Died

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m shocked and saddened this morning over our friend, MIchael Jackson’s death.  I’m also happy for him that he is now with his maker, after such a wild life of extremes. There’s an infinite amount being said and written about […]

Halibut Recipe and Tilapia Recipe – Satisfied Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A couple of our readers shared their love of cooking fish for us. Merk, shared two recipes for fish last month.  These look great.  See if you like them. Blackened Tilapia INGREDIENTS: 4-6 Tilapia Filets2 Tbsp paprika 2 tsp salt […]

Make a Food Shopping List and Budget

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

One of the simplest ways to save money on food is to eliminate impulse buying of foods you don’t need or aren’t good for you.  The way to only buy what you need is to take a little time to […]

Stop the Bottled Water

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A way to quickly save money is to immediately end the bottled water habit.  This will help with the budget, and also help save the earth – it’s a totally “green” way to go. Plastic bottles are expensive.  Eliminating a […]

Cook Up a Cooking Party

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s another idea to add to this month’s collection of ideas and ways to save and lose weight at the same time.  Today I want to suggest a healthy cooking party! Invite a few friends over, say 3 or 4, […]

Chose to Lose: Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sonya A. said it all, “For the majority of my life I “chose” to imprison myself with food, low self-esteem and weight issues, it was not until recently with a much renewed connection to All Mighty God that I am […]

Satisfy the Urge to Splurge in a Healthier Way

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

At any moment, it’s easy to be tempted to fall back into old overeating habits. Try some brand new habits instead.   Instead of more expensive meats, junk food, snacks and prepared or packaged foods, eat more vegetables and fruits. If […]

Eat Less and Save

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The way I lost weight (160 pounds) and kept it off (over 16 years now) was to learn to eat ordinary food (not diet food), in smaller quantities. I also learned to be sure to combine protein, grains, and either […]

Avoid Name-Brand Foods

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A way to save a lot of money and lose weight, is to buy generic, or store-name foods.  Often, the same manufacturer or packager makes all the food, but puts different labels on it.  Same products, different labels. You are […]

Cook More, Eat Less, Save More

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Preparing and cooking your own food can save lots of money, and it’s better for your health, too. Avoiding fast food restaurants will save cash and calories.  Limiting your purchase of prepared, frozen, and packaged meals also cuts a lot […]

Save Money, Skip the Vitamins and Supplements

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you want to lose weight, eat healthier food and use your body.  Don’t bother buying expensive vitamins or “appetite suppressants,” or magic weight loss pills or formulas – I don’t think they work.  Some are harmful.  Read what I […]

The More You Eat, the More You Eat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is strange, but true.  The more you eat, the more you want, the more you end-up eating! Why do you think they call them “appetizers?”  Extra food sparks your appetite.  They make you have an increased “appetite” or make […]

How to Lose Weight with God — Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Not long ago I wrote about how to “Lose Weight with God.”  It’s my favorite topic! God, that is, not just weight loss!   Here’s the article: click here. Marie wrote an absolutely beautiful comment awhile back, “I have battled weight […]

Save Money, Don’t Use It

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you always need or want something more than what you have, or worry or obsess about food and dieting–consider giving to others, and less about yourself.  Take the monetary and financial aspects out of the picture. Here are some […]

Stay Away From Binge Foods

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Having trouble staying with a healthy food plan? Tempted by foods you want to binge on? Losing control over snack foods or desserts? Get away from them. Don’t buy them, and you’ll save a lot of money. Don’t stock them […]

Recipe: Bean Dip

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This recipe for yummy bean dip is a real find!  I think you’ll love it, at least I do and so do my family and friends.  It’s so easy, it’s amazing, it’s also incredibly easy on the pocketbook. 1 can […]

Less Meat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a quick tip to eat less, save calories and save money.  Use meat just for flavoring. Many cultures and cuisines feature meat in very small quantities.  This is particularly true of Asian foods.  Consisting of mostly vegetables and a […]

Eating Out Cheaply

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, it is possible to eat out at a restaurant and save money (and calories too).  The trick is to only order one thing – an entree. Skip the appetizer; they are often expensive, too big, and have lots of […]

Recipe Bran Muffins

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Eating more whole grains and bran helps you feel more full from less food and less money.  Baking your own bran muffins is a great example.  It doesn’t take long, it’s easy, and gives your digestive system a helpful, healthy […]

Portion Sizes of Food – Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Awhile back I wrote about cutting portion sizes as a way to save, and a way to lose weight without dieting.  It’s a method that really works!  All you do is have half the size portion of what you would […]

Save Money with Less Food, More Gifts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Instead of always needing or wanting something, or worrying or obsessing about food and dieting–concentrate on giving gifts to others. Here are some ideas for “getting outside of yourself.”   —  Give someone an hour of your time.—  Help a […]

How To Eat, Save Money and Lose Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I frequently write about my recommendation for eating 3 meals and 3 snacks per day. If you have a little, you’re less hungry, and that can save money and calories.  In other words, instead of the classic 3 (big) meals […]

No Need for Organic

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, it’s great to want to be as pure and healthy as possible by buying and eating organic foods.  But if you’re trying to lose weight and save money and like me, I can’t really afford to go organic. My […]

Buy in Bulk

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you really save money buying food and supplies in large quantities?  The answer is yes.  There is a difference in places to buy food in bulk, though, so do your homework.  Basically, when it comes to savings there are […]

Kick the Fast Food Splurge

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Many of my clients have told me that they go to fast food restaurants fairly often.  One person I am working with says she goes everyday after work and has a couple of burgers (make that 4).  She also told […]

Weigh to Save Month

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have a surprise for YOU!  This entire month, I will be offering you ways to save money and lose weight at the same time.  I’ll offer new recipes for cooking healthy, low-cost meals and snacks; ideas for filling yourself […]

Diet and Activity Logs — Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Melinda wrote awhile back, “I keep a daily log of my food intake & activities. I love doing this because I get to see EXACTLY what I am eating. It also forces me to THINK – BEFORE I eat (which […]

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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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, ...

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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