weight loss

30 05 2018

The Battle of the Belly

“This!  This right here”, says Roni.  “How do I get rid of this?” he asks as he keeps pointing with his finger to his oversized stomach.  It is no secret that being overweight, and certainly being obese, is a health hazard.  It is also uncomfortable and not aesthetically pleasing.  But as we all know, people [...]

25 10 2017

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 [...]

23 05 2017

Overcoming your Predisposition

We are all created with unique traits, as determined by the genes and DNA.   Does having a “bad” gene for weight mean that it is inevitable that you will be overweight? Will this “bad” gene affect your attempts to lose weight? With a better understanding of what genes really do and how we can overcome [...]

23 03 2017

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos

Now it is summer and the days are longer. There is certainly a great advantage to having longer daylight hours.  There are more hours for outdoor activities and trips.  We even have more time on Friday to prepare for Shabbos without rush.  But when it comes to Shabbos itself, we can run into problems that [...]

7 12 2016

This One’s Not a Gimmick

They call me all the time! “We have a product for you to market. This mineral is proven to enhance weight loss.”  “...just right for your business—it is a meal replacement and will help your weight loss clients succeed.” Often perspective clients come for a consultation, and they tell me about gimmicks and promotions they have [...]

24 11 2016

Is it my Thyroid? (Part 1)

Rachel, a 54 year old who was in my weight loss program a few years ago, was frustrated.  She was doing everything right but her weight not only wasn’t going down, it was going up.  Needless to say, I was also frustrated.  I sent her back to her doctor to have her thyroid function retested.  [...]

21 06 2016

Too Much, Too Fast

A few years ago, a father brought his teenage son into my office for a conversation.  Yehuda was in Yeshiva out of town and he was class 3 obese.  At age 16, his parents were rightfully concerned about his well-being.  If at this age he was this heavy, with a 40+ BMI, what was going [...]

9 06 2016

Another Nachas Tour

Every year in the United States, there is something called The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey.  Using a series of questions about the workplace, they determine something called job satisfaction.  In plain English, do you like your job?  Roughly half of Americans like going to work each day, but the other side of this is [...]

25 05 2016

The Hidden Tricks to Lose Weight

I hope the title of his article doesn’t have you thinking that I have found some great shortcut to weight loss.  There isn’t one.  We still don’t have a proven and safe medication, nor do we even have a surgical procedure that we are absolutely sure is safe or even effective in the long-term.  As [...]

19 05 2016

Here We Go Again!

Spring is in full force.  All of the things that you have been putting off until now are staring you square in the face.  And for many of you, taking positive steps towards better health is probably on the list as it should be!  Weight loss may be at the forefront of your goals to [...]