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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

July 2010 Archives

Get Help with Eating Problems

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you extremely concerned with your eating – perhaps too much?  If you starve yourself, or follow extremely limited calorie consumption, or binge and then make yourself vomit, or compulsively overeat, it’s time to get help. Eating disorders are very […]

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Recipe: Delicious Summer Stir Fry

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is the season for great summer vegetables!  Visit your local farmer’s market, and see what’s at the peak of perfection.  Corn?  Green beans?  Squash?  Tomatoes?  Pick up some farmer’s pride today, and make a wonderful summer dish.  It’s served […]

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Dancing is Really Fun!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning, I’m taking my regular dance class again. I am a regular for many years now, and just love it, but this summer it’s been on an abbreviated schedule as our teacher, the glorious Naomi, has been traveling a […]

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The Truth About Drinks, Smoke and Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s simple: if you’re trying to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight or weight loss – stick to a diet, perhaps – drinking and smoking pot make it hard or darn right impossible. It’s a fact:  alcohol is high […]

Someone Who Cares

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Remember that time when you were really in trouble, or sick, or needed help?  That moment when someone reached out and helped you?  That time when a loved or, or even a perfect stranger took you by the hand, and […]

Seize the Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is it.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for.  Right now!  It’s time to do what needs to be done. Take the plunge, let go of the baggage.  Just do it. You’ve been waiting for so long for the […]

How Often to Weigh?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I recommend weighing yourself only once per month. Same day, time, place. Try weighing yourself first thing in the morning, before breakfast, after your morning “constitutional.” Then write it on a piece of paper, with the date, amount, and variation […]

The Afternoon Slump

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A lot of people feel like they’re in a tired stupor between 4 and 5 p.m. every day. Many make the mistake of eating candy or fatty stuff to get an energy boost. The secret is that many times that […]

Qnexa – Diet Drug Perhaps Not Approved

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote about Qnexa recently, a “new” weight loss drug that combines two older ones, phentermine (an amphetamine) and topirimate (for seizures).  Last week, an FDA panel of advisors voted to not approve it. The panel saw that it contains […]

Recipe: Delicious and Buttery Vegetable Dip

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s guacamole!  This is a rather fattening and delicious dip, but without saturated fat.  It’s high in good vitamins and minerals, too.  Guacamole is a favorite at our house, and I hope it will be at yours, too.  Here’s my […]

Exercise Excitement

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You know the feeling when you exert yourself for a little while, with lots of oxygen and energy, and then you reach another zone? That feeling athletes call the “second wind.” Kind of like a release or, forgive me, an […]

Sunscreen or Sunblock and What SPF?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a question I often ask myself, and often want to share with my family and friends: what’s the best sunscreen, and how much sunscreen or sunblock? Here is what I have gathered, recommend and do myself: A “healthy […]

Inception

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We saw the new movie, Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio last night – prompted by the family.  The trailers didn’t look so interesting to me, but I thought Inception was excellent. Being someone who dreams a lot every night, with sometimes […]

How Much Exercise is Just Enough?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You do not have to instantly go for broke with exercise in order to lose weight and get fit. Just do a little active, enjoyable movement every day.  Start by walking 10 minutes a day if you’ve been sedentary for a […]

Listen to Your Body

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Your body’s 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 is calling […]

A Prayer for Inspiration

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please join me in this morning prayer, today: God, thank you for my life again today. I so appreciate you and your Creation, And the life you have given me again This beautiful morning. God, grant me the ability to […]

Mel Gibson, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnson

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

OK, I can’t keep it to myself any longer. Our world’s obsession with scandal is over the top.  I have heard enough! Why are we so preoccupied with scandal, negativity, hatred and salaciousness? Why is the alcoholic telephone rage of […]

Recipe: Delicious & Surprising Greens

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a cool and unique recipe, totally simple, super low calorie and absolutely low fat.  It’s sweet (peas) and sour (arugula), and you can eat a lot of it with no remorse whatsoever. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s Green Pea […]

New Diet Drug Approved

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new diet pill out, approved today by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).  It’s the first one in almost a decade. Called Qnexa, the FDA calls it “safe and effective,” although quite a few test participants dropped out […]

Things Go Better With…

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

God!  Do you have a hard time getting started sometimes?  Think of God, and say a prayer of thanks. Do you imagine that something you have to do is really difficult?  So hard you can’t really find the energy or […]

The Diet Truth

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Losing weight is simple, if you know the truth about food. The truth is you don’t need to deprive yourself or go on extreme diets. The truth is you need to eat a range of foods (some carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, a […]

Recipe: Delicious Salad – a Variation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a truly delicious, and highly healthy recipe for a salad.  It’s like tuna salad, but it is not!  It’s like chicken salad, but no, it’s not that either it’s…. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s Sardine Salad 1 can sardines […]

You Don’t Have to Gain Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new report, just out, from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, based on a study that’s been conducted since 1989.  The study found that women on average, automatically gain 20 […]

Energy Juice

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I saw a TV ad for a new cranberry “energy juice.”  It claimed to help me through my tiring, busy day, asking if I “needed a lift?”  I am skeptical. Looking up the product online, it claims to be full […]

Obesity on the Rise

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new report just out: Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in the District of Columbia (D.C.), according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010, a report […]

The Importance of Listening

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I find that many people who struggle with overweight and obesity, also have problems that are connected with relationships.  Many clients of mine of the years have reported being very lonely, or in difficult relationships, either with their spouse or […]

Hot Dog (Over-) Eating Contest

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you see any news reports of the annual Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest yet?  Here’s one, from New York Daily News. The champion was Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, 26, who downed 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes!  He […]

God is With You, In You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever wondered why you’re able to pray silently, to yourself, and somehow God hears you?  It’s because God is there, inside you… OK…Now ask God to speak to you, and show you the truth of Divine Existence! Ask […]

This is the Best Moment

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are right now, together.  This is the best moment of our lives – right here – right now!  What are you doing as you read this?  Please post a comment and let me, and our other friends know. […]

Calling All Writers, Readers and Teachers!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a cool new blog for people who love to read, write and teach literature, with a special concentration on books for kids and teens.  Are you an aspiring or published teen and young adult writer?  Are you a teacher?  Or […]

Give 100%

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

During the years I weighed 400 pounds, I tried solving my own problems with diets, weight loss pills, exercise machines, gym memberships, and fasting to death. But nothing I tried worked in the long run. I just could not control my own eating. I […]

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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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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, ...

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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