weight loss

22 11 2018

Your Second Brain—Take Care of It! (Part 2)

2018-11-22T10:26:25+00:00

 In part one we thoroughly described the role of the microbiome, or gut bacteria. We mentioned that the microbiome has such influence on our health—physical and mental—that it is now being referred to as the second brain.  There are trillions of microscopic organisms that form the human microbiome. Taking care of them, by refraining from [...]

Your Second Brain—Take Care of It! (Part 2)2018-11-22T10:26:25+00:00
30 05 2018

The Battle of the Belly

2018-05-30T11:59:34+00:00

“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 [...]

The Battle of the Belly2018-05-30T11:59:34+00:00
4 04 2018

Some Patience and a Lot of Grit

2018-09-13T13:52:12+00:00

Meet Brenda! It’s not every day that someone who starts our program is 157 cm (about 5 feet, 2 inches) tall, 53 years old (a difficult time for any female to be losing weight) and weighs 155 kilograms.  Brenda’s BMI?  More than 62!  It won’t surprise you when I say that there is some high [...]

Some Patience and a Lot of Grit2018-09-13T13:52:12+00:00
25 10 2017

Getting Back on Track—It’s After the Chagim!

2017-10-25T11:21:36+00:00

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 [...]

Getting Back on Track—It’s After the Chagim!2017-10-25T11:21:36+00:00
23 05 2017

Overcoming your Predisposition

2017-05-23T11:20:57+00:00

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 [...]

Overcoming your Predisposition2017-05-23T11:20:57+00:00
23 03 2017

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos

2018-06-28T13:17:20+00:00

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 [...]

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos2018-06-28T13:17:20+00:00
7 12 2016

This One’s Not a Gimmick

2016-12-07T11:56:54+00:00

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 [...]

This One’s Not a Gimmick2016-12-07T11:56:54+00:00
24 11 2016

Is it my Thyroid? (Part 1)

2016-11-24T10:11:50+00:00

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.  [...]

Is it my Thyroid? (Part 1)2016-11-24T10:11:50+00:00
21 06 2016

Too Much, Too Fast

2017-01-12T11:57:02+00:00

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 [...]

Too Much, Too Fast2017-01-12T11:57:02+00:00
9 06 2016

Another Nachas Tour

2017-01-12T11:50:21+00:00

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 [...]

Another Nachas Tour2017-01-12T11:50:21+00:00