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February 2010 Archives

Continuing New Weight Loss Lifestyles

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I want to applaud you for staying with me through the entire Give-Back Diet.  This is a special day.  I don’t think of it as an end, I think of it as a continuation, or a new beginning – this […]

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Unlimited Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Alright! It’s the 55th and next to the last day of your new beginning on the Give-Back Diet.  Many of you have made great efforts, seen some great weight loss results, and made some lifestyle changes that have put you […]

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Recipe for Real Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are in the last stretch of the “Give-Back Diet.”  It’s the 54th day of 56 in total.  I’m taking the next few remaining days to encourage you to keep doing what you’ve been doing!  If you haven’t started, […]

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Diet Tea

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and Happy 53rd Day of the Give-Back Diet, a weight loss, healthier lifestyle program.  We’re coming to the beginning of the continuation phase of the “diet,” thinking very positively.  We will wrap-up the initial 8 week starter series with […]

Listen for Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote last week, “if you want to be loved, be loving.”  Today, this 52nd day of the “Give-Back Diet,” let’s expand on a technique I’ve learned for offering love to others, in a way that they need — listening. […]

Recipe: Delicious Breakfast

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’re at the 51st Day of the “Give-Back Diet.”  All along, I’ve been recommending that you eliminate or avoid added sugar and eat whole grains.  Also, develop a regular healthier eating plan.  Today, I want to again feature a recipe […]

Beliefnet Would Love Your Survey Answers, Please!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Our good management friends at Beliefnet would really appreciate you completing a survey about this blog, and others on Beliefnet.com. It is only one page and should only take a couple of minutes. It would help me and this blog […]

Tips for Building Self-Esteem

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are your troubles getting the best of you?  That is, your opinion of yourself – the best person that you are?  For today, the 50th Day of our “Give-Back Diet” program, let’s get to the root of the problems: self-esteem. […]

Natural Appetite Suppressors

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are, at the 49th Day of the Give-Back Diet.  It’s a pleasure to be together with you, day-by-day.  A few of you have asked me about what to do when your appetite is “out-of-control.”  So I offer you […]

Save Money, Eat Well

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We are eating healthier, saving calories and money on the Give-Back Diet, this 48th Day.  Today, I want to encourage you to save at the grocery store or supermarket. Buying generic or store-brand groceries makes good sense.  Did you know […]

Understanding Real Hunger

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we are coming up to the last week of the “Give-Back Diet” program, not that a healthy diet, maintaining weight loss and staying thinner ever ends), I want to focus on the true meaning of hunger. At several points […]

Give-Back Diet: Live, Laugh and Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and welcome!  Here’s a special message video I made for you, this 46th day of the “Give-Back Diet” program. Today, I want to encourage and inspire you to think of ways you can enjoy yourself, find comfort, and connection […]

Recipe: Homemade Frozen Meals

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Congratulations, “Give-Back Diet” participants, you’ve reached the 45th day of our program.  I hope you are continuing to limit or avoid sugar and fat, and are eating regularly in small portions.  I also hope that you are making sure to […]

Forget the Appetizers!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you are like me and most people I know who have weight challenges, the last thing we need are appetizers, as our appetites are already quite fine, thanks! This being the 44th day of the “Give-Back Diet,” I’m getting […]

Recipe: Wild Dinner

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a recipe for a whole, great dinner; an old-style Italian speciality that’s so great.  It’s low-fat, no sugar, and healthier.  Serve it on a special occasion, or just because it’s Monday (or Tuesday)!  This is the 43rd day of […]

It’s Just Emotions: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Happy Valentine’s Give-Back Diet day 42.  Welcome, and thanks for being here. I’ll keep it short today.  Give yourself some love, by realizing that your feelings are just thoughts.  That’s right: emotions are only thoughts.  They don’t necessarily need any […]

Dancing with Love Video: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s Saint Valentine’s Day (and Nate’s 18th Birthday), and the 41st loving day of the Give-Back Diet!  Congratulations!  Feel the love!  I feel so happy I want to dance!  Will YOU dance with me? Yes, I’ll freely admit it’s silly.  […]

Loving the Binge Foods: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The next few days, the Give-Back Diet is all about LOVE, especially on this 40th day.  Loving in new ways, such as not “treating” yourself to binge foods.  Loving your successes, rather than over-thinking your failures.  Loving others, and giving […]

Inspiring Quotes: Gifts of Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’re on the 39th day of the Give-Back Diet.  Why is it called that?  This is about making simple changes by giving back the problem foods and behaviors.  It is about giving back to others in need. Today, I want […]

Recipe: Banana Dessert

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m so proud of you for joining us here today for the 38th day of the Give-Back Diet weight loss plan.  A central feature of this program is limiting (or eliminating) added sugar and carbohydrates.  We’re also all about eating […]

Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move” Childhood Obesity Campaign

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am delighted that our First Lady, Michele Obama is not only speaking out, but taking action to help adults and kids eat more vegetables and fruits, less desserts, and to be active on a daily basis.  Yes! As an […]

Connecting: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You have been losing weight by watching sugar and carbohydrates, eating less meat, moving, praying and journaling on the Give-Back Diet for 37 days.  Getting help with weight loss is also about helping others; making connections with new friends and […]

Enjoy a Prayer Walk

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s a great day for some prayer and physical activity. Thanks for being here – we’re on the 36th Day of the Give-Back Diet.  Today, I want to encourage you to try a prayer walk.  Yes, it’s cold in many […]

Count the Blessings – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello, and welcome to another day of the Give-Back Diet.  Today, let’s keep it really simple and joyous and count our blessings together.  Have you lost weight, stabilized your weight and diet, or made some healthy changes?  Let’s identify what’s […]

Joys of Yoga – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we move another day forward, this the 34th Day since the beginning of the Give-Back Diet, I want to convince you of the joys of yoga. Yoga is a Sankrit word for “union.”  It all about making connections with […]

Meat – Lose Weight Without It

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m convinced that many of us in the western world eat way too much meat.  When trying to lose weight, I’ve learned that limiting both meat and carbohydrates and increasing physical movement through exercise is the way to go.  By […]

A Serving Is Enough: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Ever read package serving sizes?  Want to lose weight, get fit, and eat less? Have you been shocked to find out that they’re usually smaller than your diet has been in the past?    That’s the subject of Day 32 on […]

Eat Out and Save: Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is possible to occasionally eat out at a restaurant, or even a fast-food place and keep your healthy diet, and save calories and money too.  Welcome to the 31st day of the Give-Back Diet. I do want to say […]

Give-Back Diet Delight! The First 30 Days

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Many of us have lost weight!  Many of us haven’t gained any!  Many have tried new diet ideas, are getting fit, doing Give-Backs with our fears and problems, gave sugar and junk foods back to multinational corporations, given-back the high-fat […]

Keeping It Fresh – Give-Back Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Right on the heels of the completion of the first 30 days of the Give-Back Diet, let’s check-in on weight loss, new fitness and health routines, new and better habits, and your relationship with God and others.  Welcome to Day […]

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It’s All Alright
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Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
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Blessed Assurance
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