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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

June 2010 Archives

Hang In There

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you gained weight?  Are you struggling with money?  Is “lonely” your middle name?  Do you miss someone so bad you can taste it?  Are you ill or in pain?  Unemployed or struggling with work?  Don’t give up – no […]

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Huge

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you happen to catch the premiere of ABC Family’s “Huge?”  It’s pretty interesting: it’s a drama about teenage angst and social experimentation, the location is “Camp Victory” a fat camp.  This is one of the now many TV programs […]

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Recipe: Delicious 4th of July Cupcakes

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Let’s celebrate independence!  Independence Day, or 4th of July is coming up in the U.S., celebrating our freedom from England.  Let’s also celebrate freedom from compulsive overeating, and freedom from fat!  Here is a great and delicious recipe for Independence […]

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Recipe: Better Berry Muffins

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a really tasty recipe that’s better, and healthier for you – but it doesn’t taste like “heath food.”  No way!  Try it, you’ll like it. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Better Berry Muffins Spray or coat two muffin tins with […]

Not to Take It Personally

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes people say things that are plain upsetting.  I am easily upset, too, because I’m a very sensitive guy from being criticized, devalued and squelched for a good part of my formative years. That’s why when yesterday at lunch I […]

Enough of the Oil Spill, It Must End

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m sure I join you, and everyone, that the oil spill, and the BP handling of the oil spill crises needs to end.  Further, we need to be using less oil.  We need to end our dependence on oil, as […]

Working Out is Really Fun!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

NO Bread in Thailand!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We were delighted to host some friends from Thailand last week, a young woman, 23, and her mother, who speaks no English whatsoever. They were so excited to be in the U.S.!  The daughter had been here a couple of […]

Recipe: Really Delicious Breakfast

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I want to again feature a recipe for a great start to your day.  It’s a breakfast dish that will fill you up, and keep you energized all morning.  It’s highly nutritious, no fat, and very low calorie but […]

Uncovering What’s Covered Up by Fat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I so love the comments posted last week, in my posting “Is the Fat Covering Something?” and in “Trained to Overeat – Some Responses” so I want to hold a few up for everyone to see.  There are lots of excellent […]

Help From God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are your weight problems affecting your relationship with God?  If you look to food for comfort and satisfaction, instead of God, you may be missing an opportunity. If you are isolated, lonely inside your house, avoiding an active and engaged life, you […]

On Silence and Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In case you have not yet joined our spiritual journey, traveling to ancient lands of Egypt, Mt. Sinal, Greece, Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia — for our upcoming feature film and book, Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer (click here to […]

Trained to Overeat – Some Responses and Thoughts

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last week, I posed a question about being trained to overeat.  I asked for your thoughts, and a few of you shared what’s going on —  see comments here. I bring this up in addition to having written recently about […]

New Food Guidelines and Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s about time!  The USDA and US Department of Human Services are finally getting around to recommending that we eat less fats and sugar, and more vegetables and fruits. They have announced a period of public comments about revising the […]

New York Vegan Life

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please take a look at my friend and former Beliefnet blogger, Victoria Moran’s fun and delightful post on The Huffington Post.  She’s a New Yorker through and through, and living the wild life.  The life of eating all natural wild […]

Learn to Love Yourself

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Quick, think of three things that are good about yourself. Remind yourself of these things all day today, at every given opportunity. Go ahead, give yourself some compliments (even though it may be hard at first). If you need prompting, […]

Recipe: Delicious Grilled Fish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever tried to grill fish on a barbeque grill?  It doesn’t work so well.  The fish breaks into pieces, and falls into the fire.  I tried an experiment over the weekend, and it’s great. The trick is to […]

A Blessing Count

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 […]

Is the Fat Covering Something Up?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Think about this today: are you protecting yourself from happiness by keeping yourself overweight and unhealthy? Do you think you’re keeping yourself safe if you eat in over-abundance? You may be unknowingly, unconsciously over-protecting yourself by old habits and mistaken […]

E.T. movie premiered – June 11, 1982

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Can you believe it?  The  “E.T.” movie premiered – June 11, 1982, some 28 years ago!  Where were you, what were you doing, and how did it affect you? I remember loving the “E.T.” movie.  It was the first time […]

Trained to Overeat – Your Responses Next Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I will answer your comments and thoughts about my article, Trained to Overeat, early next week, if that’s OK with you.  I want to let a few more days go by to gather some comments. So please click on the […]

Trained to Overeat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I want to pose a few simple questions to you about overeating. Are you trained to overeat?  Ask yourself this, and think about your answer.  Then think about some other questions connected with it: Every time you eat, do […]

Back on the Healthy Bandwagon

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you slip with your food plan?  Did you “fall-off-the-wagon,” so to speak?  No problem, all is not lost, surely God forgives you – just don’t let it snowball. In my efforts to be sugar-free, and lower fat, I often […]

Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you wake up in the morning with your mind filled with thoughts of personal shame, inferiority, hopelessness, dread, anxiety or worry?  You are not alone – many people do. I thought I would send some inspirational quotes, and uplifting […]

Recipe: Delicious Mouth-Watering Watermelon Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s an amazing and tasty cold salad recipe, so perfect for hot summer days.  It is so light in calories, but heavy with flavor.  I first encountered it in Greece, while filming my upcoming movie, (info at www.mysteriesoftheJesusPrayer.com).  The Greeks […]

Junk Food Isn’t 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 […]

How to Give Care and Love to a Compulsive Overeater

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Overeating is a complicated, sensitive subject.  When it gets into the realm of eating disorders such as compulsive overeating, it’s especially difficult and urgent. I wrote the other day about a guest of ours who has some challenges in these […]

This is Why We Are Fat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“Would you like the giant size for only 25 cents more?”  She said when I ordered a plain seltzer, which they didn’t carry.  I told her “no, that would be way too much.” When I ordered a sandwich, half-size, six […]

Signs of Compulsive Overeating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’ve had a guest in our house over the Memorial Day weekend who is obese, who has also left signs behind in the kitchen.  It’s amazing to me to see how much someone needs to eat to maintain a massive […]

Weed Your Mind’s Garden

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m out the door early this morning to weed my newly planted garden.  It’s a very humid day, with low-hanging foggy clouds after a night of rain and lighting.  This day is soggy and gloomy, reminiscent of the fog of […]

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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