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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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New from Old

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes it’s good to remember that good things come from difficult, or bad times.  Just look at how flowers grow out of dirt.  All the dead matter, the organic waste, the decayed previous living plants all form soil, then it […]

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Make Every Day Your Birthday

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Remember the “Merry Unbirthday” song from the Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland?  I always loved that one, as it celebrates each one of us all the time. There’s a reason to celebrate our existence every day.  It’s amazing that […]

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Do What You Can

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is only so much you can do well. You may want to be perfect, or do everything in the whole wide world, but alas–there are limits. Since there are only 24 hours in a day, don’t try to do […]

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Cheaper Antioxidants in Black Rice

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Ever heard of, or eaten black rice?  Researchers say black rice is a great source of antioxidants, even more than blackberries and blueberries. Quoting from a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS):  “Just a spoonful of black rice […]

A Weight Loss Idea

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a challenge that will help you lose weight, and get healthier. SPEND TIME WATCHING LESS TV TONIGHT Go for a walk instead, or play a game of simple sports like tossing a ball, or whirling a hula-hoop. Go for a […]

How to Avoid Vacation Diet Disasters

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you able to take a few of these last summer days for a little vacation?  That’s a great idea, if you can.  Be sure, however, to not vacation from taking good care of yourself. It’s easy to fall into […]

A Rainy Blue Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s been raining: pouring, driving, hard rain for days.  Work’s been pouring, too: so much to do, not enough time to get it all done.  Major transitions in the family: a close relative having surgery, kids demanding, emotional dramas.  Money […]

Keep It Real

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Tell the truth today, as much as possible, in every instance. Say what you’re really feeling and thinking — unless it would actually hurt someone for them to hear it. If you find it hard to reveal your true thoughts, […]

Soda Truths

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you aware that sodas are very high calorie?  A little soda, in an old-fashioned 8-ounce soda bottle can be as much as 100 calories.  A 16-ounce bottle or cup (now the “small” size in fast food joints), may be […]

Recipe: Satisfying Sexy Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you’re a regular reader you’re aware of my quest to eat more salads.  I will admit, I have not been in love with them, until now.  I’ve come up with a bunch of new ideas for bunches of lettuce.  […]

Loving Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Most people who set out to lose weight get a healthy focus on their goal or the end result. They picture themselves as thin, beautiful, and happy. Unfortunately, few actually achieve this unrealistic expectation in exactly the way it was […]

Recipe: Asian Grilled Chicken and Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is an easy and very tasty low-fat and healthy dish that will leave you very satisfied.  You can grill, bake or boil the chicken.  Serves 3-4.  Add a half cup of brown or wild rice on the side, if you […]

Recipe: Simple Sauce

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a really fast, easy, and delicious way to make an entrée: Use salsa as a sauce (that’s what the word “salsa” means to begin with)! Buy an inexpensive jar of tomato salsa (mild, medium or hot) and spoon it […]

Go Play the Weight Away!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You’ve got to be active every day. It’s got to be fun, or if you’re like most people, you won’t do it every day! The way to be physically active is to think of exercise as playing.  Instead of doing something […]

Recipe: Healthier Picnic Lunch

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here are some low-fat, lower calorie ideas for end-of-the-summer picnic. Water-Garden Salad – Toss your favorite lettuce (red leaf, Boston, mesclun, radicchio) with fresh water-full cucumbers and watermelon. Then put a little balsamic vinegar over it, and seal in a […]

Recipe: Delicious Mediterranean Fish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s an amazing recipe that I created after I was in Greece filming my movie, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.”  Sign up here for my free newsletter for details and sneak previews! This recipe is really easy, delicious, and healthy. […]

Eat Out and Lose Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

When you’re eating out, it’s often hard not to overeat. Here are some simple tips for eating healthier at a restaurant: 1 – Stay on your food plan. Have limited, moderate amounts, a serving or two at a time, eating in balance […]

Walking Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you do nothing else, be sure to walk today. Start with just ten minutes…Only a block or two. Go outside and walk! Or stay inside and walk: In a mall, or apartment building, around the halls of your house or […]

Where To Find God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It is an illusion that you are without God. God is here, with you now. Like always, since before you were born. God is there. In each breath, in each heart beat. God is with. He is the breeze, the […]

Pot and Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I recently wrote a blog about how alcohol, pot and other recreational drugs can effect weight loss and weight maintenance.  Here’s the article – click here. That received many comments, one I find very interesting was posted by an anonymous […]

Treat Yourself Well

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I really liked a comment posted by Liz recently: Remember that your body is a Temple, treat it so. Eat only real food…from the produce section of your supermarket, food u actually have to wash, peel, chop, saute, in fact […]

Waist Size and Mortality

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Science has known for decades that obesity is a contributing factor to heart and cardiovascular diseases, and for certain cancers.  Now, there’s a new study that links waist size to higher risk for death. The medical journal, Archives of Internal […]

Why Worry?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you worried about everything?  Is anxiety taking-over your thoughts, or even causing you to expend a lot of energy just trying to get calm?  You’re not alone! We’re in a highly stressful era.  Many of us are struggling financially. […]

Why Weight?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever thought the one reason why you’re overweight, unhealthy, or struggling with problems may be that your behaviors are causing you to suffer? I don’t mean to blame yourself – perhaps you cannot help it.  I only suggest […]

Guilty About Your Weight?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Feeling guilty about eating too much? Think you can’t be forgiven for mistakes you made in the past? It doesn’t matter if it’s your fault or not. You can be forgiven.  If you’re a parent with kids, you know that when […]

Weekend Diet Derailed?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do your weekend diet, food plan, or efforts toward weight loss fall apart every weekend?  While relaxing from a hard week of work, do you lose “will power” and discipline on your day’s off? If the answer to my questions […]

Real Weight Loss Help for Obesity

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, I wrote about my dental hygienist who was struggling with losing weight.  She needed to lose 100 pounds, she said.  Also, she reported being on a severe weight loss diet.  After speaking a little while about the diet, and […]

Lose Weight For Real

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday, it was time for my semi-annual teeth cleaning.  I really like my dental hygienist – but I instantly noticed that she had put on a lot of weight since I had seen her.  I sat down, and she got […]

Dangerous Supplements

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may have heard that supplements, such as certain herbs, minerals, roots, leaves and even vitamins have extra healthy benefits.  You may be taking some of these supplements.  Are you aware, however, that some of them may actually be dangerous? […]

A Prayer for Patience

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

God, thank you for this day. This beautiful, amazing day. Here again, with You, for You, today. God, give me patience to endure the hardships of this day. Help me to see that they, too are great blessings in disguise. […]

Recipe: Delicious Fruity Fish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a simple, low-fat, delicious fish recipe that I love.  A summer delight!  It uses an easy sauce, which you make first.  Get creative – this one is easily varied for your tastes. Sauce: Dice and place in a medium […]

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 ...

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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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