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Every time, before you eat, take a moment to be silent. Close your eyes if you like, or just fix your attention on a neutral object or point. Take a few slow, deep breaths. Think about your body and that […]

I know it sounds too easy to be true, but it’s really powerful to ask your “Higher Power” for help. It works. You have to experience it to believe it. There’s no need to feel shy or embarrassed right now, […]

I am delighted with recent news that the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has banned another diet and weight loss drug. The third in only a month! They banned Qnexa because of safety concerns. I think this was a […]

What does it mean to be spiritual?  It means that you believe in a power greater than yourself.  It might mean that you are religious, or belong to a church or organized creed or group of believers. Being “spiritual” may […]

Here’s a fall recipe that is really great for carnivores who are also concerned about weight loss, and weight maintenance.  It’s very simple and quick, too. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Spiced-Apple Pork ChopsServes 2 2 center-cut pork chops, with or without […]

The last few days, I’ve been writing about a good friend who I visited last weekend.  She’s such a lovely, kind person.  Lots of fun, too.  Lately, though, she’s not her usual self. She’s been on a very strict diet.  […]

Yesterday, I described my friend’s new diet,  yes, the dreaded “D-word” as she put it.  It’s a VLCD, or Very Low Calorie Diet program that you purchase, that’s subsidized by the company she works for. Doctor supervised, she says a […]

We visited an old friend over the weekend, and I offered to bring fresh bagels for breakfast. She emailed back, “I don’t want to have to hurt you! I’m on a d— (yes, the dreaded “d word”).” We got there […]

Near the top of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Pyramid, you’ll find meats and dairy. These are the protein groups. They’re at the top, because you don’t need very much of them in a given day. For meats, […]

Here’s an idea to try in the kitchen. Vegetable pizza.  Get some bread dough (from a mix, pop-out can, a home-made dough recipe, or use a bread machine on the dough cycle). Spread it out on a lightly greased cookie […]