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:

Tip #10: Even 30 min/wk of leisure time exercise reduces heart attack risk

Exercise is a mood enhancer.  It promotes better cardiovascular health.  I just FEEL so much better since starting regular exercise 4 years ago. But when I was a medical intern almost 30 years ago, I bought my first car and promptly gained 30 lbs.  No longer was I walking 3 miles...


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....

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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