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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

September 2009 Archives

Recipe: Yogurt Snack

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today is my birthday (Sept. 30) and here’s a brand-new video recipe for a very low-fat, low calorie yogurt fruit snack.  It was a lot of fun to make, and I hope it’s helpful to you. Just to recap (in […]

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Recipe: Sexy Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you’re a regular reader you’re aware of my quest to eat more salads.  I will admit, I have not been in love with them, until now.  I’ve come up with a bunch of new ideas for bunches of lettuce.  […]

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Pouring on the Pounds

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was in New York City the other day, riding the subway, and saw one of these new ads: “Are You Pouring on the Pounds?”  Take a look at the ad: it’s striking.  That soda becomes gooey-globs of fat in […]

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Junk “Food?”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Why do you think they call it “junk food?” Because it’s garbage! I think it should only be called junk. Leave off the “food.” (Because it isn’t.) Sodas are made of sugar water and chemical flavorings. I like to call […]

Log to Lose Weight

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 […]

Spiritual Community

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s nothing like a spiritual community where you can feel instantly understood and appreciated for what you believe in and experience. You’ll hear other people’s experiences, too, which often helps you to deepen your own. There are religious, church based […]

Ten Commandments: Adultery

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

ABC television is running a new series on the Ten Commandments, on “ABC News Nightline” click here to check it out online here.  You probably know or remember, the 10 Commandments are the guides to living given by God to […]

Acai Berry

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Acai Berries and Colon Cleanser From time-to-time, I like to answer questions from readers.  I cannot answer every question, of course, but sometimes I think it’s important to address topics that are of interest to lots of people. Here’s one […]

Weight Loss Tips

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How to lose weight, weight loss tips, diets, fat loss programs – the world is filled with them.  It’s pretty amazing to me that people continue to look for some new, magical formula or solution.  It’s amazing to me that […]

A Moment of Peace

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a United Nations initiative for peace: on Monday September 21, a suggested moment at noon (EST) they’re calling “A Million Minutes for Peace.”  The idea is for as many people around the world to gather together for silence or […]

Give it to God in Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you feel like you just can’t lose weight, no matter how hard you try? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything? Are you on the brink of giving up? I can’t blame you. Losing weight seems really hard, if […]

More to Love Luke and Tali

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

After the first couple of episodes of rejection, stereotypes and televised polygamy in “More to Love,” I stopped watching.  It was just too sad, and fairly stupid, I thought.  Not to mention exploitative of the female contestants, and of overweight […]

Recreation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I recommend signing up for a recreation class, and faithfully attending it.  It’s like going to a party!  You can quickly make some friends, and move, and stretch and feel good.  It important to find the right group, though, where […]

Enjoy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

That’s the word the gatekeeper used at my gym the other day, as she let me in.  “Enjoy” she said, and my first thought was not nearly as positive.  My old negative thinking is still  buried so deeply; I was […]

Patrick Swayze

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did Patrick Swayze “lose” his battle with pancreatic cancer?  Many news reports said so, as they were reporting his death.  I believe he won. In his movie, “Ghost,” the key moment of the whole film, at the end, was his […]

God’s Bounty

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Aren’t we blessed to be alive? Isn’t it wonderful to be human: To give and receive love, to have dreams and aspirations, to learn and change? Let’s take time together to see what bountiful blessings we have today, instead of […]

Recipe: Zero-Calorie Lemonade

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just made up a really delicious drink.  I find this one deeply satisfying, especially on a hot day.  In my quest to drink more water and hydrate, with my smattering of knowledge of Ayurveda remedies to add lemon to […]

Let’s Get Honest – Are You Overeating?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Unsure if you need to lose weight? Don’t pay attention to most of those insurance company charts – they’re designed to make the premiums higher. Don’t compare yourself to fashion magazines or TV shows – they’re the smallest percentage of […]

Healthcare

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Gosh, we’ve had a lot of comments and traffic from that blog I wrote the other day on healthcare, Obama healthcare reform, and on America’s health care system.  I’m so glad people are voicing their opinion here!  I’m sad that […]

911

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we mark September 11th,  or 9/11 again this year.  I have a few thoughts. I remember the lost souls, the innocent workers, and the fearless first-responders and say a prayer for them all.  I remember the moment, the uncertainty, […]

Obama Health Care Speech

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was impressed.  He got specific.  He was tough, yet stayed in the middle, offering to work together with both sides. President Obama’s health care speech was another step in the right direction towards reform of a system that is […]

Really Fresh Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Emerson wrote, “There’s no wound a garden trowel won’t heal.”  He was so right!  I got up very early this morning, and started my day digging the soil, applying compost, and planting seeds.  It was a little bit of hard […]

Hook Up and Lose Weight Together

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Get yourself a “Beliefnet Spiritual Weight Loss Buddy.” Find a friend or person who is following the “Joy of Weight Loss Plan” or some other healthy diet and do it with them (or share yours). Post a comment below, and […]

Huge Reminders

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Whenever you’re about to binge, look around, there’s usually someone bigger than you nearby to remind you of your priorities. I hate to say it, but given the epidemic obesity crisis in America, and in many parts of the world, […]

Miracle Diets and Magic Bullets

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you, too, been the victim of weight loss quackery? Have you tried “miracle diets” and “magic bullet” quick-fix products or schemes? Did you buy any of those “revolutionary” exercise machines or appliances from TV infomercials? Did you buy any […]

Feeling Low About Yourself?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I find the best way to move on and recover from low self-esteem, is to get moving. Wrap yourself around a project.  Get work done.  Distract yourself. If you feel that you’re worthless, try doing something that can show yourself […]

No More Food Today by the Grace of God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s really important to stay with a daily routine of structured eating.  Knowing how much to eat of each food group, for you, in order to either lose weight or maintain your weight is vital. Sometimes, though, you may be […]

Too Much Health Food?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

When I became a vegetarian long ago in my teens, I had the mistaken assumption that by eating only vegetables and “health food,” I’d be eating fewer calories, and of course, lose weight!  Boy was I wrong! Just because one […]

Satisfying Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Remember that great feeling right after a really healthy meal?  That sense you get of having had food that’s so good, and good for you?  It comes from eating really healthy food in appropriate quantities, and really appreciating God’s great […]

Food Lovers Fat Loss: Mary’s Thoughts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was interested in what Mary wrote here about the Food Lovers Fat Loss weight loss program, commenting about my Food Lovers Fat Loss System Review.  She seems to think that we don’t need to buy any program, just observe […]

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 »

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