planning in advance

20 03 2018

Another Pesach is Upon Us (Part 2)

In part 1 of this article we mentioned different reasonable and attainable weight loss goals for Pesach. We also covered how to handle our health during the erev Pesach preparations. Pesach  There are essentially three areas where we all tend to get into trouble: the amounts of food we consume at our festive meals the [...]

14 03 2018

Another Pesach is upon us (Part 1)

Pesach is upon us… by now you have it all down to a good routine--which rooms get cleaned first, who is in charge of what, and when to kasher the kitchen.  There’s the grocery shopping, butcher order, and the fresh produce. How many guests are coming to the Seder(s) this year? How many for the [...]

19 10 2017

A New Year with the same problems

It’s the New Year of 5778. We have just finished 3 weeks with a lot of eating and sedentary life style.  This time period was very challenging to navigate when it came to managing our health.  But as we begin the year, we see it isn’t just holiday time that requires good preparation and planning [...]

29 08 2017

Have a Safe Trip

Traveling over long distances has been the norm in the world for quite some time now. It’s hard to imagine that a trip today from New York to Tel Aviv that takes about 10 hours took about two weeks by boat.  Whether for business or pleasure, many more people are traveling from one corner of [...]

1 10 2016

Meal Planning for Holidays

Navigating Yom Tov In order to get through Yom Tov healthfully, preparation and planning is required.   The key is to enjoy your Yom Tov and Shabbos meals without gaining a lot of weight or harming your health.  This is where the planning comes in.  If you plan every meal through Simchas Torah, you and your [...]

13 07 2016

Why the Failure?

I generally don’t like to put the word ‘failure’ in the title of my articles.  I much prefer to focus on strengths and successes.  However, the failure rate of people trying to lose weight is astounding and begs the question of “why?” to be answered.  96% of those that resort to the standard diet routine [...]

6 07 2016

Is it Fact or is it Fiction?

“I thought that if I eat blueberries every day…….”. “Someone told me that if I eat only twice a day, I will surely lose weight”. “I heard chocolate is good for you so I started eating 70% dark chocolate, a whole bar a day to help my heart health”. “I started grazing instead of eating [...]

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 [...]