planning in advance

26 03 2023

Passover: Making a Plan (Part 2)


This article was originally published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post (29 March 2023): In part 1 of this article we mentioned different reasonable and attainable weight loss goals for Pesach. We also covered how to maintain our health during the Pesach preparations. As for the kinds of food we eat, everyone can make [...]

Passover: Making a Plan (Part 2)2023-03-30T10:22:25+00:00
26 03 2023

Passover: Making a Plan (Part 1)


This article was originally published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post (27 March 2023): I was shocked to read that people in Israel can gain as much as 6-7 kilograms (13-15 pounds) over the Passover holiday.  What bothered me more, however, was seeing statistics about the amount of cardiac calls that Magen David Adom [...]

Passover: Making a Plan (Part 1)2023-03-27T08:48:20+00:00
18 09 2022

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 Challenge2022-09-19T10:56:40+00:00
10 10 2020

A New Year with the Same Problems?


It’s the New Year of 5781. We have just finished 3 weeks with a lot of eating and sedentary lifestyle.  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 if [...]

A New Year with the Same Problems?2020-10-12T12:53:21+00:00
5 06 2020

Begin Again Now


Working from home and schooling from home. The very things that promote good health like activity and exercise, nutritious and controlled eating, and social interaction have fallen by the wayside.  As things begin to open again, let’s take advantage and start by making healthy living THE priority. Unfortunately, there has been a universal weight gain [...]

Begin Again Now2020-06-05T08:51:39+00:00
10 09 2019

Meal Planning for Holidays


Navigating Yom Tov As always, 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 family will be much better off. [...]

Meal Planning for Holidays2021-03-09T13:13:47+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
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