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Recipe: Roast Chicken and Vegetables — Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a simple recipe that is easy, inexpensive if not cheap, delicious, and very healthy.  We have it all the time at our house.  It’s one of those “one-pot” recipes. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s Roast Chicken and VegetablesServes 3-4 1 […]

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Moved by Activity

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How are you?  How is your Give-Back Diet going?  Today, I’d like to give you a special gift.  It’s a lot of fun.  A song and dance.  Here’s the video: I hope you’ll sing and move along with me.  Singing […]

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Give-Back Diet Friend and Food Fest

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve written this week about weight loss, diet help from friends, fitness and being grateful.  Here we are on the 26th day!  We’re giving back the pounds, the pain, and the unhealthy habits. Today is a good day for me […]

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Recipe: Asian Fish / Give-Back Diet Check-up

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As I promised, part of the Give-Back Diet is about weight loss, and food: recipes,  flavor and fitness.  Welcome to day 25, and continued healthy diet, fitness, emotional and spiritual freedom and JOY to you!  I love the comments and […]

Recipe for Love: Gratitude for God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning, I’m feeling very grateful.  I’m very happy just to have awakened again today, and to be able to live my God-given life one more day.  It’s the 24th day of our “Give-Back Diet,” and I’m grateful to you […]

Healthy Habits Become Routines

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Go team “Give-Back Diet” go!  Keep up the good work!  Today, let’s talk habits.  We know a lot about bad ones.  Let’s delve into good ones.  Yes, it’s absolutely possible to lose weight and gain new healthy habits, no matter […]

The Whole (Grain) Truth: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Why eat whole grains?  What are they, anyway?  That’s the subject today, the 22nd day of the Give-Back Diet. When you’re losing weight, it’s really important to feel full.  Also, it’s important to receive a full compliment of foods that […]

Counting Your Weight Loss Blessings – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today on the Give-Back Diet, Day 21, let’s take stock on what we’re giving back: the unhealthy foods and how we are giving back to others. In the past 2 weeks, we have been encouraging each other to stop buying […]

How Much Should I Eat? Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

On this the 20th Day of the Give-Back Diet, you may be asking yourself about food: how much to eat, what is normal, and when to eat?  So far, we’ve been doing things a bit differently; defining what you CAN […]

With a Little Help from Our Friends

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I love the net.  I love being able to speak together with you, every day, like today, Day 19 of the Give-Back Diet.  I love reading comments you post, and questions from you.  When I was losing weight, I got […]

Water

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, again, glad you are here.  It’s Day 18 of the “Give-Back Diet.”  Thank you for visiting and reading.  I hope that you’re enjoying the changes you’re making in eating habits, walking, stretching and moving.  I also hope that you’re […]

Eat Regularly – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is Day 17 of the “Give-Back Diet.”  Congratulations, I’m proud of you.  Let’s talk today again about food.   If you’re a regular reader of this column, you know I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one […]

Give-Back Weight Problems to God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you doing the “Give-Back Diet” program?  Join us!  This is the 16th day, but you may start anywhere.  Losing weight and keeping it off is a process, not an “on again/off again” deprivation diet. This program is about “giving […]

Healthy Food is Cheaper – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are together: Day 15, of the Give-Back Diet.  Welcome, if this is your first day.  Let’s blow the myth right out-of-the-water that healthier food is expensive, today.  It’s possible to both lose weight and save money at the […]

Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Diet – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, we’re doing this Give-Back Diet together!  You’ve made it 14 days, today.  You’re giving back the obesity and overweight by showing up and making significant health changes.  I know how well you’re doing.  I’m reading your comments, and loving […]

Secrets of Food Combining for Weight Loss – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello!  It’s the 13th Day of the Give-Back Diet.  Congratulations for showing up here today.  That means you’re making a conscious effort to make some positive changes in your life: to lose weight, form new, healthier habits, and be the […]

The Inconvenient Truth of “Convenience Foods”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hooray for you!  You’ve made it another day into the second week, or Day 12 of the “Give-Back Diet.”  I’m sure you’re feeling great, and making little changes that all add up.  How did the extra walking time go?  Please […]

A Book You May Like

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I walked into a bookstore the other day, and given that it’s New Year’s Resolution time – there was a table with (no kidding) at least 50 new diet books.  Most of them deprivation plans, one way or another.  They […]

Recipe: Soup and Snack (Give-Back Diet)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello again, and welcome to the 10th day of the Give-Back Diet.  Today we’ll make something together.  Here’s a recipe for Vegetable Soup and a Veggie Snack, that I’ll show you how to make in this video. (*CONTINUED BELOW*) I […]

Help Haiti

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My “sister” Beliefnet blog, “Fresh Living” by Holly Leibowitz Rossi and Valerie Reiss, posted a list of ways we can help the people of Haiti. Here’s the link for more information. Making a donation for relief efforts would be a […]

Exercise for Weight Loss? The Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, welcome to Day 10 of the “Give-Back Diet,” where today we’ll inspire and motivate you to move a little more, and love your body.  As I write this, I just came back from an hour walk.  I was thinking […]

Less is More, More or Less: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s the 9th day of our “Give-Back Diet” program, the continuation of a new week together to help each other “give-back” to pounds, lose weight and get healthier.  If this is your first day, welcome.  If you’re continuing, welcome again […]

Mindful Eating and Shopping for Weight Loss-Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and welcome to the 8th day of the “Give-Back Diet.”  How are you?  REALLY!  How are you doing?  Please take time to reflect and consider how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and consider what’s great and powerful in your […]

Grateful Appreciation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yea!  Congratulations, you have come to Day 7, the end of the first week on the “Give-Back Diet: Lose Weight and Help Others” program.  Let’s use this day to rest, contemplate what we have learned, and get motivated to keep […]

Sugar Free

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today is Day 6, and as we come toward the finale of “The Give-Back Diet’s” first week, we’re going to take another step together.  Today is about getting off sugar.  There is an epidemic of Type II diabetes in the […]

Walk Away the Weight in Prayer – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations!  Another day is here, the 5th day!   Today, let’s keep up what we’ve been doing so far: logging and journaling food, feelings, activities, and now (since yesterday) caloric and financial savings.  You’re on the right track to lose weight […]

Recipe: Salad Instead – Give Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations!  I’m so proud of you for making it to the fourth day of “The Give-Back Diet.”  I’m sure you’re making and enjoying some positive changes in your life.  Today, we’re going to make another simple change for the better, […]

Find Love in Life, Not Food

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today is all about love — it’s Day 3 of the “Give Back Diet.”  Feeling loved is vitally important in your efforts to change.  I know from experience, I didn’t feel very loved as a child, other than through food.  […]

Healthy Food Can Be Inexpensive (Day 2)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations!  You have begun a new way of thinking and taken action on your desires to change.  I hope you have gotten a physical check-up from your doctor or health provider, or at least made an appointment.  I would love […]

Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s GIVE-BACK DIET – Day 1

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Welcome!  This is a totally different program that can help you lose weight and become healthier in a whole new way.  How is it new? Simple: most weight loss diets are about what you take in, this one is about […]

See God in ALL

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The solution to all of your problems is God. The source of all of your experiences is God. Think of God all of the time. See God in everything and everyone. Hear the Creator in every sound. Taste God’s bounty […]

Keep it Simple and Joyous

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

When planning your day, make sure to keep it simple. Don’t try to do too many things, eat too much, or forget to include some joyful activity. Remember your “Joy of Weight Loss” food plan. Pick foods that you will […]

Happy New Year!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was at a New Year’s party, and a friend asked me “what’s new about your new year? Any new year’s resolutions?”  I thought to myself, came up with nothing, and just spontaneously uttered, “I’m turning over a new leaf.”  […]

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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 ...

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
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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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