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February 2011 Archives

Assurance

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we begin another week in this marvelous life, I want to reassure you that you are OK, and that things are going to be OK. You may be beginning a new workweek, with lots of stress and worries.  Know […]

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Sugar Addiction

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sugar and sugar addiction is a big topic with me, and I know it is with a lot of our readers, too, going by the number of comments and page views we’ve received. Of course, the amounts of food I […]

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Need Good Support?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever been to an anonymous support group meeting? They can be really interesting and valuable and you meet people you can relate to, because they’re having similar experiences with being overweight.  You can also discover cool groups at […]

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Is Fast Food Salad Healthy?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As I wrote the other day, I had lunch at a fast foot restaurant, you know, the one starting with the letter “M”! I was in a hurry and was also craving a delicious, meaty sandwich after weeks of low-carb […]

Recipe: Mediterranean Fish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a delicious recipe for fish, with hearty flavor, few calories, and the good kind of fat (Omega). Try it tonight for supper, I think you will enjoy it. It will help you in your weight loss or maintenance cause, […]

Planning a Fast Food Meal on a Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was in a rush yesterday, with lots of work to get done and the need to finish my shopping trip. Not much time for lunch, and not much around that was healthy. I was at a shopping center, with […]

A Prayer For New Zealand

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning we hear the news that a major earthquake has hit in New Zealand, in a small town, ChristChurch.  There are reports that as many as 65 people are dead, and probably lots more.  Buildings collapsed, bridges and landslides […]

Bringing Carbohydrates Back Into My Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

So, after three weeks of being on a no-carb diet, actually at about the two week mark, I began to add some carbohydrates back into my eating plan. I had lost 12 pounds, and I am very happy about that. […]

What Do YOU Get From Fat?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a query for your day, today… What is overeating and being overweight giving you? Please think about this, in a very insightful, deep way, and share your feelings.  Post them on a comment below, then come back in a […]

Recipe: Berry Muffins

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a really tasty recipe that’s better, and healthier for you – but it doesn’t taste like “heath food.”  No way!  Try it, you’ll like it. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Better Berry Muffins Spray or coat two muffin tins with […]

God is Here

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you gained weight?  Are you struggling with money?  Is “lonely” your middle name?  Do you miss someone so bad you can taste it?  Are you ill or in pain?  Unemployed or struggling with work?  Don’t give up – no […]

The Wonders of Endive

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m in love with Endive. Or Belgian Endive (is there any other than Belgian?). It’s crispy and crunchy, yet a vegetable and virtually calorie free. I use it to replace crackers, bread and […]

Love is in the Air! Happy Valentine’s Day!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, let us celebrate love.  It’s St. Valentine’s Day.  Go out and love others.  Forgive them of their trespasses, and do your best to see their bright, best qualities.  Traditionally, Valentine’s Day was a celebration of love between lovers, but […]

Dance Yourself Free

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning I was all flustered because I had to pay bills. Gosh, those expenses are high! It’s an exercise in stretching, moving money from one place to another, shuffling, leaping and moving forward. Kind of like dancing: you stretch, […]

Diet Soda Linked to Strokes and Heart Disease?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a lot of chatter this week about a study, as yet unpublished, that finds that people who drink diet soda may have increased risk for cardiovascular problems like strokes and heart disease.  Ouch! The study was premiered at […]

An Ancient Prayer: Food for the Body and Soul

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I offer you a prayer from a Christian saint, Evagrios of Pontus (c.345-399), was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements in Lower Egypt. The works of Evagrios had a profound influence on […]

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I know this sounds like an odd combination, but this is a really tasty treat that will help you stay on your weight loss track. Do you like peanut butter cup candy? Uh huh, me too! How about chocolate peanut […]

Back on Diet Track

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last weekend I really went wild. Two birthdays, two giant dinners with lots of breads, fatty sauces, delicious meats, many desserts. My weight loss program was suddenly out the window. I remembered that I’d lost 10 pounds with another 10 […]

Go Michelle Obama!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I love it, our American first lady Michelle Obama is really working hard to stop the outrageous insult to our nation and world health, by negotiating with stores and now restaurants to offer better, healthier food.  We have an increasing […]

Eat 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 don’t […]

National Wear Red Day 2011

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Go ahead, wear red today on National Wear Red Day 2011. It’s to support awareness of heart disease in women, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Many of us will be wearing red today, will you?  Better yet, will you […]

Recipe: Happy (Chinese) New Year!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is the time to celebrate the year of the rabbit!  It is Chinese New Year.  The celebration is considered the most important holiday of the year in China, called “Spring Festival.”  It corresponds to a Lunar New Year.  It […]

Take Action and Turn It Over to God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am a deeply spiritual person, and I pray all the time, or at least as much as possible.  I’ve discovered though, we need to take action, in addition to dedicating our lives to the care of God. Many people […]

Not Losing Weight? Here’s What to Do

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As you may know, I’ve been following a no-carb/low-carb diet for the past 2 and a half weeks, almost 3 weeks of weight loss efforts.  I stepped on the scales the other day, and had actually gained a couple of […]

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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 contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new.  Now, howe

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 what is right, be your best, and be good to others. 

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

Take My Survey - Enter to Win a Book, DVD and/or CD

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, starches, and meats, and drink a lot of sweetened sodas.  It

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 natural instinct of fear is helpful, such as to avoid fa

posted 12:00:09pm Jun. 27, 2011 | read full post »

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