Resistance (strength) training has been key to my 130 lbs weightloss

Resistance bands can be used by people just starting out, despite size and despite limitations. I believe resistance training is key to weight loss. Plus, it’s a lot more fun than the treadmill! Here are some exercises that beginners can do. Here’s a whole playlist of their exercise routines:


For the first several months, I kept food logs, until my meals and shopping became automatic. It can be a pain, but one way to track meals is simply to use your phone to photograph (and upload to a dedicated FB page?) everything you eat. You should pick the way...

Increasing everyday activity

I strive to avoid elevators, conveyor belts, etc.  But here in the airport yesterday, we can see that few folks choose to walk.  Granted, when in a hurry, the conveyor belt may be faster.  But I challenge myself to beat the folks on the belt.  It’s fun and I get...

Link between “mindless multitasking” and obesity!

A recent Wall Street Journal article links different personality traits to the likelihood of becoming obese. Being a mindless multitasker is one of them. This refers to the habit of eating while juggling other tasks, like watching TV, reading, etc. This leads to unconscious overeating which eventually leads to obesity....

Teach the dad, help the kid, too!

A weight reduction program for dads had the beneficial “side-effect” of increasing activity and improving diet in their grade school children!  Reports the International Journal of Obesity: The HDHK (‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’) program resulted in significant weight loss and improved health-related outcomes in fathers and improved eating and physical...

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!

Feature in Prevention Magazine

My weight loss success story is featured in the July issue of Prevention Magazine, check it out! "Six years ago, I was pushing 340 pounds, and everything—my body, my job, my love of travel—was crumbling beneath the weight. There I was, a doctor, constantly reading about and lecturing on obesity and its negative effects on patient outcomes, yet..."

My Journey

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