Clothing sizes are BS! Don’t believe the hype.

One of the joys of having lost weight is that I can buy new clothes (or used from consignment shops – my favorite ’cause I get to buy stuff cheap that other guys have gotten too big for!)  It’s nice not to have to wear sweatpants etc. I ordered some...


PORTION CONTROL? I think it is important, but less so if we focus on eating food that is not calorie dense. If you eat a high-fat, high sugar diet, portion control is critical. If you’re eating lots of, say, brocolli and beets, with a modicum of low-fat meat/fish, you will...

Did the 1950′s set us up to be obese?

I was born in 1958.  One researcher suggests that a number of things that began in that decade have set us up for obesity since then: Less breastfeeding (we’ve written about this often) Less weight gain during pregnancy (often due to smoking) – either too little or too much weight gain...

Why do I exercise?

I got back into a regular exercise routine in order to try to lose weight.  After a couple of weeks, it actually started to be fun!  I especially enjoy doing weights (vitally important!), and walks outside along the Chicago lakefront. Some of the benefits I’ve gained, besides weight loss, include: Stress reduction Clearer thinking...

OK, how can I improve my brain function?

Great article and slide show on Huffington Post: No Time For Downtime? 8 Tips for Improving Cognitive Function (PHOTOS) Tweet Originally posted 2010-11-17 05:15:08. 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!

New Year, New You

Another year! Time now that the holidays are over to focus on health wealth, happiness, … and weight. As I lost weight, I’ve had tremendous improvements in all of those.

My Journey

I lost 125 lbs over 18 months (2008-2010) without surgery. How did I do it?
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