A young woman’s story – “an obesity survivor”


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,...

Music to the rescue!

New research shows that music stimulates dopamine in the brain.  Many drugs, as well as foods high in fat/sugar/salt, seems to stimulate dopamine and produce...

Architects to the rescue

Walking and climbing stairs help build exercise into everyday activity. It’s nice to see architects striving to design buildings and spaces that encourage us to...

Commuting and obesity

When I bought my first car during internship, I gained 30 lbs in 4 months.  I was no longer walking 1.5 miles each to work...

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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