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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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January 1970 Archives

Weight Loss Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Can prayer help with weight loss? I believe owning a weight problem and having the courage to surrender and ask God for help is the best way possible. Call it prayer, spiritual communication, meditation, or simply belief–just do it–because it […]

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Halloween

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We know Halloween comes every year on October 31, and it’s Hallowe’en – short for All Hallow’s Eve.  Halloween is actually an old Pagan feast, a Celtic New Year called Samhain, or “summer’s end.”  What is it all about, other […]

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Halloween Recipes

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Halloween is about food and candy, I always believed.  Halloween recipes for treats like Halloween scary body parts and Halloween frightening bugs, spiders and goblins are a lot of fun.  Would you serve vegetables?  Would you give fruit like apples […]

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Candy Life

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday I wrote about added sugar, and the shock of how much sugar is in everything.  Consider this today: what if you ate only candy? What if you only ate foods with sugar in them, like candy bars, donuts, pastries […]

Sugar Isn’t So Sweet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Eating foods with added sugar causes overweight and obesity, this we know.  How much sugar is too much, though?  The USDA Food Guidelines don’t specify how much sugar, they just say “limit” it.  Now, however, the American Heart Association has […]

Time to Rest and Feel Better

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I just felt run-down, scratchy throat, and some sniffles.  It was after a week of really hard work and deadlines, and I had stayed up too late the two previous nights.  I’m not feeling myself today, either.  Time to […]

I Believe as I Affirm

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A lot of people believe in affirming. I believe in using whatever works to lose weight and get healthy. Have you ever tried verbally affirming? Check it out. Try saying one of these lines to yourself: “I am God’s creation, […]

Follow the Advice

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The other day someone stopped me and asked for directions. I understood why they were lost. We were in a maze-like area with lots of complicated directions to follow. I’ve gotten confused there myself; unless you follow the signs precisely, […]

The Truth of Lies: Comments This Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In response to my Balloon Boy blog (pardon all the “b”s), we got some interesting feedback. Thinfitnsassy (love that) wrote:  “Another reason to turn of the boob tube and not perpetuate this nonsense!” Helen commented: “Knowledge, TRUTH and Light is […]

In God We Trust

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You are a believer in God, right?  Or by another name, Higher Power, Lord, Spirit – that great Creator of you and me, who is always there no matter what may come.  You believe in God and His power, right?  […]

Smart Choice for Food Makers, What About Us?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are Fruit Loops a “Smart Choice?”  Even though they are 40% sugar?  It says they are a smart choice on the label!  It says they are “whole grain,” too. What about Cocoa Puffs?  Are they a smart choice?  Yes, according […]

A Double Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may be interested in a blog about loss:  the sad loss of a beloved family member, and a positive loss: weight loss.  It was written by Holly Lebowitz Rossi. The blog is Fresh Living, my Beliefnet sister blog about […]

Balloon Boy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This whole Balloon Boy story (and seems like it was a fictional story) in some ways is shocking, but it is also not a surprise that someone would lie so thoroughly, and do almost anything to be famous in this […]

Recipes: Passionate Pastas for Autumn

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes it’s Autumn, but in many places there are still garden vegetables from summer left for our enjoyment.  Our hearty root vegetables just came out of the ground, joining the bunches of kale and herbs that remain.  Speaking of bunches, […]

Play Time!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The trend with little kids these days is to make “play dates.” This is when the parents arrange for the their children to get together and have a good time. I’d like to suggest that adults do it, too. Why […]

The Importance of Sleep

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

These days, our lives are so busy and the demands of mere existence are staggering. It’s easy to be busy all day, every day, working yourself to the bone, and at the end of the day be tired — really, […]

I Would LOVE To Hear From YOU About How I May Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please tell me what you’d like me to talk and write about that is most helpful to you.  This is not only a blog, it’s a community of those of us who love God (or Higher Power, Spirit, et al) […]

Recipe: Roasted Lasagna

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s what I’m serving to some dear friends tonight for supper, a lasagna big in flavor but small in calories and fat.  It’s a meatless recipe, using root vegetables from the garden; kind of the last of this year’s harvest.  […]

Filling Up Before Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a way to eat less by actually eating (and drinking) more. Before your meal or snack, drink a large, 16oz glass of water, and eat a little fruit or vegetables. Drinking water is so good for you, in so […]

Recipe: Homemade Soda

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Soda, the usual kind, carries lots of calories and no nutrition.  I’ve written many times before: if you can manage to give up a daily soda you might lose 5-10 pounds in a month.  The problem is, if you are […]

God, Spirit, Angels, Everywhere!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Look around you, Spirit is everywhere. Big and powerful, tiny and invisible all at the same time, in harmony. See God in simple, little things: a dog’s tail wagging, a cat purring just because you’re near. A leaf falling from […]

Meditation for Health

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please take time to be silent every day, if only for a few minutes. This will help you immeasurably in your program for wellness of body, mind, and soul. Find a quiet place, and just sit and close your eyes. […]

Your Body is Calling – Please Answer!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Your body may be telling you that you need specific nutrients. Maybe you feel run down, and feel you need a hamburger (protein). Or perhaps the need for some quick energy from carbohydrates after a game of volleyball or tennis […]

Mala Lost 10 Pounds and 2 Dress Sizes – You Can Too!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations, Mala, for really “getting it.”  She commented on my Weight Loss Truths posting recently.  That’s why I picked her for our Tip of the Week: “Not only did you not put on your weight overnight, it is more difficult […]

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine – Yes or No?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Now that the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine is being delivered, many of us are asking if we should take it or not.  There are so many conflicting reports; it’s hard to decide.  I thought I’d gather some information for you, […]

Calorie Postings on Menus – Does Anyone Care?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

New York City has required restaurants to post calories on menu choices for the last year or so.  Do these calorie postings change eating habits?  A new study from researchers at New York University and Yale in low-income neighborhoods where […]

The End of Gourmet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I can’t believe it, Gourmet Magazine is no more!  Conde Nast announced the other day that it is canceling the magazine, due to poor ad sales. It’s sad, I think, as I’m a big believer in cooking and enjoying food […]

Cure For Hopeless Bingeing

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How are you doing with food?  Are you eating healthy foods, in moderate or small amounts?  Or is your eating out-of-control, are you fast and furiously stuffing as much food into your mouth as possible? If you’re feeling empty and […]

Diet Sodas – Good for Diets?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another question from a reader: Do you think diet sodas are linked to overeating? Yes. Great question. Speaking again from my experience, and working with people for many years, I think diet sodas are a disaster for several reasons. Here […]

If You Aren’t Full

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A question from a reader: What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a […]

Weight Loss Truths: Comments of the Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Each week, at the end of the week, I try to feature weight loss comments from our readers that I think are right on-track.  These tips are sound advice from people who are in the process of being healthy.  I […]

The Biggest Loser

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What do I think of “The Biggest Loser” TV series?  I think it’s terrible and cruel, and merely entertainment, not a program that overweight people should do.  In its 8 seasons on the air, I have always found it to […]

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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