planning in advance

18 09 2019

The 23 Day Challenge


We are now focusing on the approaching Rosh HaShanah.  As much as this is a time for spiritual preparation, it is also a time when practical preparation can go a long way toward preserving our health. This 23-day holiday time period also includes Yom Kippur, Succot, Chol HaMoed and Simchat Torah. It’s a time of [...]

The 23 Day Challenge2019-09-18T11:42:43+00:00
10 09 2019

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 [...]

Meal Planning for Holidays2019-09-24T10:29:01+00:00
10 04 2019

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 [...]

Another Pesach is Upon Us (Part 1)2019-04-11T13:47:07+00:00
27 06 2018

Time For a Snack Break


I met Shelly when she came into our 10 Weeks to Health program a few months ago.  When she called to make her appointment, she told me over the phone that her doctor had been nagging her for a while to lose 5 - 6 kilo to improve her health.  Slight high blood pressure and [...]

Time For a Snack Break2018-06-27T10:20:17+00:00
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 [...]

Another Pesach is Upon Us (Part 2)2018-03-20T10:41:24+00:00
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 [...]

A New Year with the same problems2017-10-19T10:14:51+00:00
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 [...]

Have a Safe Trip2017-08-29T12:14:17+00:00
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 [...]

Why the Failure?2017-01-12T12:09:46+00:00
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 [...]

Is it Fact or is it Fiction?2017-01-12T12:04:44+00:00
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 [...]

It’s That Time of Year…2017-01-19T14:53:17+00:00