Making progress in the gym

I think it’s best to exercise outdoors.  Having said that, there are some advantages to the gym.  I’m on vacation, and have been to the gym 4 of the past 5 days.  I can see progress on my performance on the treadmill, doing intervals, just in that time.  I felt...

I eat dinner early

In general, I try to eat on a regular schedule.  Approximately 700a breakfast, 1130a lunch, and 530p dinner.  Snacks are generally fruit in between if I feel hungry. Some people start out the day not eating breakfast, starving themselves all day, then pigging out a night!  Not good.  Then the...

Decisions, decisions…

It’s good to be back blogging after a week of vacation, even if Hurricane Irene made for some challenges.  Yesterday, with the power out, I was eating canned beans, canned salmon, and canned tomatoes.  Now that the power’s back, it’s time to cook… What to cook??? As I’ve often mentioned,...

A KEY TO HAPPINESS? AND WEIGHT LOSS? OUR FRIENDS!

In today’s NY Times: It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona ….the happiest person in the study, based on self-reports about...

Switching away from red meat may lessen heart disease

Long-term studies in thousands of nurses in the journal Circulation show that: age, smoking, and other risk factors, higher intakes of red meat, red meat excluding processed meat, and high-fat dairy were significantly associated with elevated risk of CHD (coronary heart disease, such as heart attacks and angina) Higher intakes...

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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