drinking water

9 09 2015

It doesn’t have to cost so much!

It sometimes seems that in order to stay healthy, it might cost a lot of money.  Granted, not being healthy will ultimately cost more money than staying healthy, but for many it seems like we must put out a lot of money to buy healthy foods, see a dietician, buy exercise equipment, go to the [...]

23 07 2015

Summer Vacations

Ariella has been a long time client who is always watching her weight very carefully.  Even during the Chagim, she holds her own and barely gains weight.  But Ariella has one time of year that is truly her downfall when it comes to keeping her weight in a normal range, and that is the summer [...]

15 07 2015

Exercising in the Summer

Gavriel is a 36 year old who comes to see me specifically for weight loss.  He puts in a full day of learning and tends to his business matters in the evening and night.  As a family man, he is fairly busy all the time.  He is doing very well in his weight loss program [...]

25 02 2015

Food for Thought

A recent study caught my attention.  The study evaluated how people in the United States are doing in regard to making improvements in their dietary habits.  And improvements there are, however we still have a ways to go.  Scientists looked at data over an 11 year period starting in 1999 and finishing in 2010.  They [...]

12 02 2015

It’s also how you eat!

Quite often, people call who inquire about my weight loss programs insisting that they eat healthy and just can’t figure out why they can’t lose weight.  Much of the time, people who eat “healthy” don’t really know what healthy eating entails, and we have to make corrections in their overall diet. Other times, they are truly [...]

27 08 2014

The Metabolic Boost (Part 2)

In last week’s column, we defined metabolism, discussed the benefits of raising one’s resting metabolic rate and highlighted the ways in which having a higher muscle mass boosts metabolism. Below are some tips which can help us achieve that goal, and increase our overall health and well-being. Tips for Raising Your Metabolism 1. Build Lean [...]

6 07 2014

Your Brain Too!

The benefits of exercise and good nutrition are certainly well known.  Balanced, consistent exercise and healthful eating can lead to a better quality of life. Some recent research indicates that exercise is also great for your brain, especially in avoiding and curing depression. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel about life after a [...]

28 05 2014

Water – An Essential Nutrient

We here in the Middle East live in a hot and sometimes very dry climate, and therefore need to be extremely careful to drink enough in the summer months. The question is: how much, and which beverages should we drink? How much should I be drinking? It is prudent to consume a minimum of 8-10 cups [...]