successful weight loss

12 06 2023

There are no shortcuts


This article was originally published as an op-ed The Jerusalem Post on 13 June 2023: “It’s déjà vu all over again”—Yogi Berra This story seems to play itself out repeatedly.  Will this have the same ending?  Is this really the answer to the overweight and obesity epidemic?  This time, it comes in the form an [...]

There are no shortcuts2023-06-13T11:23:58+00:00
12 05 2022

Sustainable weight loss: Changing the paradigm for health


The following article appeared as an op-ed written by Alan in The Jerusalem Post:   Paradigms! They are a set of ideas. A standard way of looking at something. Most paradigms are formed over a long period of time, even years or decades. The problem is that when something becomes very ingrained in our [...]

Sustainable weight loss: Changing the paradigm for health2022-05-12T13:04:50+00:00
4 04 2021

Different This Time


We’ve been through this before—you and me both!  It’s after Pesach, and this time it’s also after more than a year of pandemic lockdowns. Everyone is thinking about weight loss and dieting—and the failure that will result. This isn’t because you don’t want to succeed or because you can’t be successful.  It’s because diets, by [...]

Different This Time2021-04-04T14:01:44+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
17 05 2020

What Will Your “New Normal” Be?


It’s been a long 2 months, but we are slowly coming out of the Covid-19 lock down.  Life is slowly getting back to a "new normal."  While we have been vigilant about not getting the Covid-19 virus, in doing so, many of us have also been leading a sedentary life.  This may also include eating [...]

What Will Your “New Normal” Be?2020-05-19T12:07:41+00:00
5 04 2019

She came, she went, and now she’s back


Sue is a young lady who came to my clinic 4 and a half years ago.  Her BMI was over 35 and being obese is something she had struggled with from her early teens.  We needed to teach Sue what proper eating and exercise was all about.  It wasn’t easy for her.  After all, a [...]

She came, she went, and now she’s back2019-04-05T10:48:32+00:00
1 02 2019

Simplifying Weight Loss


With all of the knowledge we have today, we know that losing weight and being able to keep it off is actually a very complex field.  There is no shortage as to the amount of factors involved.  To lose weight and to sustain that weight loss involves multiple disciplines. Just in nutrition alone, one needs [...]

Simplifying Weight Loss2019-02-01T12:00:06+00:00
22 08 2017

Weight Loss—Achieving Success


I have been helping people attempting to lose weight for 20 years.  I myself went through this process 25 years ago. People are attracted to all kinds of fads and formulas that sound exciting and get a lot of hype, but they just don’t work in the long term.  Our 10 Weeks to Health program [...]

Weight Loss—Achieving Success2017-08-22T14:35:00+00:00
19 04 2017

Getting Back on Track—it’s After Pesach!


Pesach is now behind us, and most of us have been over-eating or were inactive both before and during the Yom Tov.  Although the incentive might be there to start taking better care of our health and to lose weight (your clothes may be tight), it can be difficult to revive healthy habits. But now [...]

Getting Back on Track—it’s After Pesach!2017-04-19T11:20:35+00:00
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 [...]

Starting Over Again—Yet Again2017-01-15T12:26:18+00:00