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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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January 2011 Archives

Recipe: Great Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had a wonderful and healthy lunch. This is what I had, and it has stuck with me for hours. Dr Norris Chumley’s “Something’s Fishy” Salad 1 cup baby spinach leaves1 cup mixed salad greens1 tomato, cut up1 carrot, skinned […]

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Recipe: Sloppy Josephinas

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a twist on an old and beloved recipe from our childhoods – sloppy Joes.  This one is vegetarian, almost no fat, and tons of flavor.  It takes about 15 minutes to make.  Serve with homemade sautéed potatoes, cole slaw, […]

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Where’s the Beef?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Evidently some folks have a “beef” with Taco Bell fast food restaurants. There’s a lawsuit that claims there isn’t much beef in Taco Bell burritos and tacos. Taco Bell, responding vigorously, bought ads in tons of newspapers across America this […]

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Recipe: (Almost) NO Carb Pasta?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, it’s true.  There is pasta that has almost no carbohydrates whatsoever.  Which means almost no sugar and very low calories.  It’s actually a vegetable!  Give up? Think SPAGHETTI SQUASH.  Botanically known as Cucurbita pepo, it’s also called noodle squash, […]

Great Snacks for Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As I’ve written a lot recently, I’ve been on a major campaign  (I won’t call it a New Year’s Resolution Diet) to lose those nagging extra pounds.  I’ve lost 10 so far, thank God! I do believe in eating something […]

I’ve Lost 10 Pounds!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In a little less than 2 weeks on a totally no-carb weight loss program (I refuse to call it a diet!) I’ve lost 10 pounds, thank God. In a combination of prayer, working out a little more, and eliminating carbohydrates […]

Father of Modern Fitness, Jack LaLanne, is Dead

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I can’t believe it!  That amazing thin exercise guy, Jack LaLanne, who I used to watch on TV when I was home sick in bed (and not exercising) is gone. Jack Lalanne died at the age of 96 of respiratory […]

Recipe: One Pot Roast Chicken and Vegetables

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a simple recipe that is easy, inexpensive if not cheap, delicious, and very healthy. We have it all the time at our house. It’s one of those “one-pot” recipes. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s Roast Chicken and VegetablesServes 3-4 1 […]

Walmart, Michelle Obama and Us

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hooray! The nation’s largest grocery supermarket chain, Walmart, announced the other day that they will make their in-store food brands healthier. Their canned and processed goods will, in the next five years, have less sugar, fat and salt. Its a […]

I’m Still Going For the New Year Change!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote last weekend that I’m cutting out carbs, and losing those nagging 20 pounds.  So far so good. Take a look here, and at the comments.  1.5 pounds gone so far.  Safely, slowly.  Easy does it kind of approach. […]

Another Study: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are again, another scientific study says to eat more fruits and vegetables.   The University of Oxford published this latest one in the European Heart Journal just out, after years of study, involving 300,000 participants from eight different European […]

The Diet is Going by the Grace of God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote the other day that I was just no longer going to worry about the 20 extra pounds I want and need to lose. I said that I was doing something about it, and I am. I am praying […]

Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am reminded of many memories of him from my childhood.  I’m so sad his life was cut short, at only 39 years of age, too.  I’m happy for […]

Here I Go for the New Year

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’re halfway into the first month of the new year and I still have a nagging 20 pounds that have been bothering me for the longest time. Not just another New Year resolution diet, I am going to lose a […]

Need For Civility and Hope

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was moved to tears last night, several times, hearing President Obama’s moving memorial to the victims, and empathic speech of hope to the survivors. He offered condolences along with encouragement to maintain civility. Civility is the lesson we need […]

Diet and Weight Loss Assurance

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There are so many diets and weight loss products, books, films and blogs it’s so hard to know what to do with overweight and obesity. If you are realizing that you have a problem with weight, let me give you […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A friend forwarded this message to me, and I thought I would pass it along to you! Next Monday, January 17 is the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. , a Federal holiday. MLK Day is recognized across […]

New Years Resolution? Diet? Exercise? End Violence!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I think I’m not the only one thinking about New Year’s Resolutions today, last week, and at the beginning of this new year.  Sure, I want to lose those stubborn 20 pounds that have been with me far too long.  […]

Love That Workout!

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 […]

Which Food Group Are You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new study out from University of Maryland researcher Amy L. Anderson, PhD, and colleagues that looked at the food consumption patterns of 2,582 adults aged 70 to 79.   The study looked at people’s diets, and discovered that there […]

All About Diets

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 […]

Appreciating What You Have

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I’m thinking of how good I have it. I remember friends and colleagues who I have loved, but I’m reminded that they passed away.  I remember a friend with great style and ability to design, as I see his […]

Why We Get Fat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

One of the many new, New Year’s resolution diet books caught my attention. It’s called “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It,” written by a science journalist, Gary Taubes. His hypothesis is that it is actually insulin, […]

Lindsay Lohan, Relapse and Rehab

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We were treated to the news the other day that Lindsay Lohan, the 24 year-old actress who has been in and out of rehab treatment, is out again from the Betty Ford Clinic, according to Radar and TMZ.  We also […]

Lose Weight by Eating Very Slowly

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Just as we humans are made up of a lot of different parts, our digestive system is too.   If we don’t use every part of ourselves, we short-change ourselves from experiences and opportunities.  Just like in digestion if we […]

God Will Guide You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If there’s one tip for losing weight, staying healthy and finding true, infinite happiness it is this: Keep God at the center of your life through constant prayer and daily worship. We humans are full of paradoxes and inconsistencies!    We […]

Simply a New Year and a New You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Making a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, diet, exercise, save money, etc., again? I encourage you to just be sensible and moderate this year, and perhaps not go on a crash New Year’s Diet or radical new program.  Simple […]

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 ...

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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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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