Clothing sizes are BS! Don’t believe the hype.

One of the joys of having lost weight is that I can buy new clothes (or used from consignment shops – my favorite ’cause I get to buy stuff cheap that other guys have gotten too big for!)  It’s nice not to have to wear sweatpants etc. I ordered some...

Tip #13: Cook in advance; travel with food

I travel a lot. Just to give you an example of how I maintain healthy habits when on the road: While I was cooking breakfast and checking morning email before a trip, I cooked a double meal (steamed frozen wild Salmon; frozen collard greens nuked in a covered bowl with...

Traveling travails

When I weighed 337 lbs, traveling was very difficult.  But I traveled a lot, lecturing and giving conferences.  I even bought seat-belt extensions to bring with me on planes.  Renting a mid-size or smaller car was out of the question. A few months ago, I was going through O’Hare security...


Restaurants love to make you think you’re eating something “healthy,” only to load it with fat/sugar/salt to make you keep coming back.  And you’ll believe you’re eating healthy food.  Sad. It’s VERY hard to eat out and get healthy food.  I request my foods steamed, without added salt/oil/butter/sauces… then add...


Let’s Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. The report provides measurable goals, benchmarks, and outcomes designed to reduce the child obesity rate from 20% now to 5% in 2030. The report makes recommendations in 5 key areas: 1. Getting...

Retrain your brain and pancreas...and live better

Dr. Ellis, 56 year old physician, lost 125 lbs over 20 months by altering his diet and adding regular exercise to his regime. He shares his struggles, successes, and medical knowledge here.

Be the tortoise, not the hare!

New Year, New You

Another year! Time now that the holidays are over to focus on health wealth, happiness, … and weight. As I lost weight, I’ve had tremendous improvements in all of those.

My Journey

I lost 125 lbs over 18 months (2008-2010) without surgery. How did I do it?
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