healthy eating

27 10 2016

Starting Over Again—Yet Again

We don’t like to let go.  But going back to our mundane lives now has to happen and here we go again!  The holiday season has passed and all of us have been mostly sedentary and we certainly have overeaten.  So what are we going to do about it this time—go on a diet?  Commit [...]

21 10 2015

Are You Eating Enough?

It makes sense—just eat less and you will lose weight. That is what Davida and Gittel, thought. Both in their mid to late 40’s they came to me for consultations on weight loss several years ago.  Both were on calorie restricted programs and were exercising to some extent and both were very frustrated as all [...]

14 10 2015

Getting Back on Track—It’s After the Chagim!

Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succos are now behind us. Most of us have been over-eating and we were most likely very inactive both before and during the Yom Tov season.  Although the incentive might be there to start taking better care of our health and to lose weight (your clothes may be tight), it [...]

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 [...]

3 09 2015

It’s That Time of Year…

Here we are in the midst of the month of Elul, the last year in the Jewish calendar.  It’s a time of reflection and it is also a time of preparation.  We are all focusing now on introspection and planning for Rosh HaShanah, the Day of Judgment, and the ten days of tshuva leading to [...]

26 08 2015

Don’t Make Weight Loss Mistakes

Roughly 70% of us could stand to lose some weight.  Some people need to only lose a few kilos, others may have years of work to do in order to get into a range of healthy weight.  But as we all know, the chances of long-term success aren’t very good.  With some help from Web [...]

2 07 2015

Using your Intuition

The definition of intuition is a phenomenon of the mind, describing the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason.  Sometimes a coach or psychologist might have a “hunch” about something, not necessarily based on absolute fact, and he or she will follow that intuition and many times, this allows the professional [...]

4 06 2015

To Win the Battle of the Bulge

We all know how difficult it is to lose weight.  We all know the dangers of being overweight and we all know it just how lousy it feels.  Research shows that two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and it is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and various cancers (Malik, Schultz & [...]

30 04 2015

Understanding What Food Packaging Says

There is hardly a week that passes that my dieticians and I don’t hear about how healthy someone thinks he is eating.  After all, he’ll tell us, I am careful to buy products with no harmful ingredients.  Or, we hear about how someone eats low salt, low sugar, no additives, etc.  The problem is, he [...]

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 [...]