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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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November 2010 Archives

Weight Watchers Unveils New Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We heard on Monday that Weight Watchers has made a change in their program. Their “Points” system has now been revised and replaced by e “Points Plus” program, which encourages more fruits and vegetables. Weight Watchers has had a point […]

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Acai Berries

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s been a fad for the last three years or so for Acai  (pronounced ahh-sigh-eee), a berry from South America – mostly Brazil – with many weight loss products declaring that Acai can help you eat less, burn fat fast, […]

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Thanksgiving Rescue Tips: Insults and Injuries

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You bit your tongue. You suffered Aunt Sue’s lousy cooking. It was really rough when Bob stuffed his face with piles of seconds, thirds, and fourths — how is it possible for a human being to consume so much without […]

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Ancient Prayers for Thanksgiving & modern Facebook Prayer Page

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

To those of you in the U.S., I wish you a wonderful, bountiful Thanksgiving. There is much to give thanks for, especially for waking up alive again this morning. Much to be thankful to God for the love we have […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a prayer that I will be praying at our Thanksgiving table. I thought I would share it with you, my dear friend, whom I am very thankful for. God,Thank you for our family gathered together today.For the bountiful […]

The Power of Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you pray? Have prayers made a difference in your life?  As I have been working on a movie and book about an ancient prayer, the Jesus Prayer, I would love to hear about your experiences with prayer. The ancient […]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Succotash Soup

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a prelude to Thanksgiving, I’d like to revisit this recipe, that may be a delicious prelude to your Thanksgiving menu this year. ——- The word for “corn” is “succotash” from the native language of the Narragansett Indians. Originally from […]

Heart Attack with Cake

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had lunch at a really sweet cafe yesterday. The food was great, service fast and friendly. The place was pretty crowded, though, as others must have agreed that it was great. So we had to sit fairly close to […]

Kelly Osborne on The Talk

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My wonderful wife, Catherine Stine, author and book blogger herself, loves to watch TV shows where women talk. A big fan of “The View” for years, she’s now also into “The Talk.” Frankly, I’m not so talkative or into hearing […]

Recipe: Autumn Pork Sizzle

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you like meat, especially “the other kind of white meat” (chuckle) pork, this recipe is for you.  It features delicious autumn apples, with a hint of molasses (or sorghum).  It’s a fast recipe, and totally simple, and awesomely delicious. […]

Easy Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes we have all heard the terms easy diet, easy weight loss, quick weight loss, etc., etc. Don’t believe it! There is no such thing as losing weight effortlessly or easily. It takes dedication, changes, and effort. You can’t just […]

Book Review: “Trauma and Grace”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a really interesting, and helpful book that I wrote about earlier this year.  I want to bring it to your attention again, in case you have not read it. “How do people, whose hearts and minds have been wounded by […]

Love Your Workout – Love Yourself

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 […]

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, […]

Change the Narrative

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had lunch the other day with my dear friend, and colleague, Dr. Harville Hendrix, author (with his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt) of “Getting the Love You Want.”  That’s a classic bestselling book that “can save your marriage,” according to […]

Honoring Veterans, Finding Peace

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s Veteran’s Day in the US, a day that we honor and celebrate those who serve in the military and protect our country, and sometimes the world. Today, though, I am thinking about the military and war, and how it […]

Forgive and Forget — It Helps You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you angry, disappointed, upset, or wish you could change someone close to you?  Have you gotten engaged in an argument, heated debate or power-struggle with a family member or close friend? If so, you may be harboring some resentments […]

Junk Food Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you hear about the professor of nutrition who recently lost 27 pounds by eating only Twinkies, candy bars, Doritos, and anything he could find in a convenience store? Sounds incredible doesn’t it? How could anyone totally abandon all known […]

Are You Allergic to Milk?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How do you get along with milk? If you have it in your morning cereal or in coffee, you may already be habituated to some effects it may have on you, some that you may not be so aware of. […]

How Do I Stop Eating?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another reader’s inquiry: What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a fruit or […]

The Strength of Waiting

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an old secret to weight management, and it’s about time. Taking time to eat slowly, helps you eat less. Waiting to eat a snack, can help you avoid eating it, or overeating, or God forbid, bingeing. Take your time […]

Recipe: Better Burrito

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had always thought that burritos and Mexican food in general was very healthy. I had the impression that since they had some vegetables, and beans, and not a lot of meat they were a better food choice. That was […]

OK, A Diet Slip

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It happened again.  Much to your better judgment.  All the “willpower” went out the door in favor of deep-fried everything.  Sauces.  Mayonnaise.  Fat.  Sugar.  Desserts.  Late night snacks.  My, oh my. What to do now? – don’t give up– know […]

Election Buffet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Baffled and bandied about by elections?  Try my “Election Selection Buffet!”  Here’s a menu for you: Republican StewDemocratic RoastCandidate Candied DatesPuffed PunditsStuffed BudgetsLiberal SauceConservative PreservativesStrong Sobering CoffeeTEA and sympathy Americans, BE SURE TO VOTE TODAY!If you don’t live in the […]

Need Energy? Try These Tips

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes, getting an energy boost during the day is necessary. A lot of people look to a snack or drink to give it to them. Sugar, or carbohydrates give only a short burst of energy. Try some alternative energy sources […]

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