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:

Allow yourself several attempts to know new foods

Bitter foods actually are more likely to contain healthy chemicals, according to an article in last weekend’s WSJ.  I eat lots of broccoli and sweet potatoes , for example. One study found that only 5% to 8% of the calories we eat are bitter. But the compounds that make foods...

Dr. Ellis discusses his 130 lbs weight loss on the Doctor Oz show

In August, I taped segments in my hometown (Chicago), and then on the set of the Doctor Oz Show in NYC.  I was very pleased with how things came out. I discussed how I ballooned to 337 lbs; the food changes I made to get on the path to sustainable...

Taking public transport = lose 6 lbs in a year

I live in Chicago and am well served by public transport.  I realize this is not true for many people.  But even with that, when I was 337 lbs, I drove everywhere. Now that I’m at 210 lbs, I’m much more likely to take bus, train, and even a cab...

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...

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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