Author Mark Bittman’s common-sense approach to healthy eating and weight loss

I saw Mark Bittman speak last night as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival.  He writes for the NY Times about cooking and food policy. I’ve not read his books, but two he mentioned two that  made a lot of sense to me. One book teaches people about cooking fast – since people complain...

Knee pain? Hip pain?

People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have knee pain or hip pain from osteo (“wear and tear”) arthritis. Walking has been shown to HELP folks with knee pain.  Weight loss certainly helps.  I have one friend whose knee pain disappeared after she began salsa dancing 5...

High fructose corn syrup

From doctors at NY’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center: …Today’s children may be the first U.S. generation in a century to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. …abundance of cheap, unwholesome food sweetened by the synthetic sugar substitute high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Consumption of HFCS has increased tenfold since 1974....

Could a digital tracker be a solution for your weight loss?

Self tracking has helped me tremendously with weight loss. There is a growing population of self trackers who use digital trackers for a variety of reasons: from losing weight to getting better sleep. A new study shows that “using an electronic diary improves treatment adherence” in weight loss programs. The...

I couldn’t agree more… “Eating healthy on a budget.”

My former colleague, John LaPuma (ChefMD) has an excellent videoblog. This post is entitled “Eating Healthy on a Budget.” He mentions something that I eat almost every day – canned wild salmon. Enjoy! Tweet Originally posted 2010-08-13 05:21:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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