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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

July 2009 Archives

Simple Advice: Be Satisfied

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

OK, what’s so bad about you? Are you really that worthless? Are you really so fat and ugly? Do you really deserve the harsh judgment and low self-esteem you throw on yourself? Is your life really that difficult? Or are […]

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What Does Fat Give You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a query for your day, today… What is overeating and being overweight giving you? Please think about this, in a very insightful, deep way, and share your feelings. Post them on a comment below, then come back in a […]

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“More To Love” Review

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you see the premiere of Fox’s new reality dating show, “More To Love?”  What did YOU think of it? First off, I want to get this right out on the table, I work for Fox because it’s Fox/News Corp. […]

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Stop the Overeating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How can I stop myself from eating when I’m not hungry? It’s often hard to realize you may be eating for reasons besides a nutritional need! You may be simply just eating out of habit, boredom, or to distract from […]

I Am All For You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just want to take a moment to say that I care about you.  Sure, it’s true, I may not know you directly, or even by name.  I care about you, though, dear reader. That’s why I write this daily […]

Ideas for Those Who Have “Tried Everything”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have some ideas for those of you who say they have tried everything to lose weight and get healthier.  Here are two: First, check with your doctor to make sure you’re totally OK, and don’t have some underlying health […]

Weight Loss Surgery, God, and Our Part in It: Comment of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve picked Anna’s comment to feature this week.  If only there were more people like her, who realize that there’s a lot of personal work necessary along with weight-loss surgery.  I also wish there were more people who have enjoyed […]

My _____ Needs to Lose Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I hear this frequently: a loved one (child, relative, friend) has an obesity problem, and they want to help.  Here’s what I suggest in such difficult situations. – Realize that you have no direct control over them.– Pick the best […]

Safeway’s Life-saving and Money-Saving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I saw an ABC news piece on how Safeway, the supermarket chain, is encouraging employees to eat more healthy food, exercise and watch their weight.  They save them money on insurance by reducing the amount contributed by employees to pay […]

A Life or Death Question When it Comes to Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Let me ask you: are your overeating habits and pleasure more important than your life? It really comes down to that life or death question. Is the brownie ice-cream sundae dessert, and regular daily desserts worth a heart attack or […]

Weight Loss Pill: a Magic Bullet?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Weight Loss Pill: a Magic Bullet?   There’s a new pill announced, called Contrave, that claims to help obese patients over the difficulties of losing weight.   A combination of two older drugs, Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant, and Naltrexone, used in […]

Walter Cronkite

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was waiting in line to get on an airplane about ten years ago, and noticed the man behind me looked familiar.  Looking closer at him, I realized it was Walter Cronkite, former anchor of CBS Evening News.   He […]

It’s In Your Genes

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 […]

Take Care

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Taking good care of yourself can give you some really good feelings. When you eat well and move, you plug yourself into life. That means the joy of learning, experiencing new things, getting enough rest, playing, sharing with friends and […]

Recipe for Fruity Fish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a simple, low-fat, delicious fish recipe that I love.  A summer delight!  It uses an easy sauce, which you make first.  Get creative – this one is easily varied for your tastes.   Sauce: Dice and place in a […]

Weight Loss Surgery – Worth the Risk?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I took the risk of stating an opinion about the high risk of weight loss surgery.  I am so glad I did. The comments so far are very interesting, and I’m really glad to hear from some people who […]

Gastric Bypass: It’s About Money, Not Health

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A prominent digestive system surgeon I know recently confided in me, “we hate doing gastric bypass surgeries, but our hospital makes us do them because they’re a profit center.”  I asked him why his surgical team hated them.  His explanation […]

Get Help with Eating Problems

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you extremely concerned with your eating – perhaps too much?  If you starve yourself, or follow extremely limited calorie consumption, or binge and then make yourself vomit, or compulsively overeat, it’s time to get help. Eating disorders are very […]

Michael Jackson – Only the Love of God Saves

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This comment brought tears to my eyes; tears of love for God, and appreciation for all that I have. I don’t know who wrote it, but thank you so much.  It’s eloquent. “I watched as Stevie Wonder sang that hauntingly […]

Join Nature and Be Natural

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

At night, when you’re struggling to not binge, go outside and look up at the stars. Gaze for a long time. Think about how far away they are. So big, so vast and expansive is our cosmos. How beautiful.  Think […]

Make Eating a Spiritual Experience

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The act of eating is a deeply spiritual and sacred experience. When you put food into your body, you are giving yourself life energy. You are taking something that was once living (animals and plants who have given their lives […]

Burger King’s Fat and Sex

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is outrageous, and blows my mind!  A new Burger King 7″ burger.  Their new ad campaign which is blatantly sexual (just like many advertisements) is even worse. Beliefnet’s Editor-In-Chief, Steven Waldman wrote about it the other day, take a […]

Surrender Your Problems to God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A regular reader asks, How do I surrender my weight problems to God? Simple – just ask for help. Try something like this: Say a silent prayer to God, who lives inside you and is a part of you, “God, […]

Michael Jackson Funeral: Sad and Lonely

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Even though there’s been so much coverage of Michael Jackson’s tragic and early death, I am still interested in him.  I always loved his music and entertainment, and probably always will, yet there will be nothing more from him now, […]

Calorie Counts at Restaurants Count

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In New York City, we see the amount of calories posted on all menu items in restaurants.  How about 1,440 calories for the Quesidilla Burger at Applebee’s?   Or would you like 1,570 calories in the guise of the Fried […]

Michael Jackson

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My favorite comment this week is by Pam. “I met J5 and spoke with them briefly when Michael was around 11/12. I was impressed with how soft spoken and well mannered they all were. Although I did not care for […]

Medical and Food Myths

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever believed that turkey makes you sleepy? Or that if you drop something and pick it up within 5 seconds there are little bacteria gathered?  Or my favorite, going outside when it’s cold can give you a cold? […]

Independence Day From Compulsive Overeating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There I was at the vacation hotel breakfast bar with the crowd of morbidly obese Americans.  I was having breakfast with them, embarrassed, doing my best to eat very slowly and having a very small amount of food. It was […]

Buffet Tragedy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was totally shocked at a hotel breakfast bar last weekend.  More than half the customers were morbidly obese, and having plate-after-plate of food.  One couple who could barely fit into their seats was particularly sad: the man had four […]

Food Recipes for the 4th of July

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Coming up soon in the US is our Independence Day, otherwise known as the 4th of July.  I know that there are lots of readers in other countries, who also celebrate Independence Day at various times, for various independences and […]

“Food Lovers Fat Loss System” Further Thoughts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you a “Food Lover?” Me too.  But I’m not a big fan of the “Food Lovers Fat Loss System” which I wrote about not too long ago. I’m concerned because the website for it is only about sales and […]

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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