The benefits of exercising in moderation

Exercise shouldn’t be intimidating. You don’t need to spend 1-2 hrs a day on the treadmill or bench press 300 lbs a day. It should never be “do or die.” In fact, moderate exercise provides the most health benefits. Jogging 2.5 hours a week at a slow pace (10-11 minutes per mile) is...

Want to live a longer, healthier, happier life?

Dan Buettner video: How to live to be 100+. Well, not quite, but common elements of long-living societies and people: 1) Move naturally — be active without thinking about it. Identify activities you enjoy and make them a part of your day. * Inconvenience yourself: ditch the remote, the garage door...


Mon 3/29:  45 min resistance training with trainer. Tues 3/30:  45 min with trainer. Lower body and core. Wed 3/31:  60 min walking along Lakefront. Sat 4/3:  30 min treadmill (3.7 mph, 7.5%, HR 153 max). 15 min weights (lower body; core) Tweet Originally posted 2010-04-04 11:09:46. Republished by Blog...

Tip #6: Eat breakfast everyday

I eat breakfast everyday; see p 4 of my newsletter for my eating plan.  I make it the night before, so I can jet out in the AM. People mistakenly think they should not eat to lose weight… starve themselves in the morning… then pig out at night. I eat...

Tip #7: Join a program if you can

Numerous medically-based, community-based, or commercial weight loss programs (WeightWatchers) have shown better success than when folks “go it alone.”  Increasingly, workplaces have such programs, often with fun contests – some are social gaming-based.  Instead of “Farmville,” how ’bout “ShapeUp?” After all, if folks gain weight together, why can’t we lose it together, as well?...

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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