Category: lifestyle change

Takes One to Know One: A Weight Loss Book by a Former Fat Person

A recent book buyer admitted when she first saw my book she initially thought, “Oh great, another skinny person telling me why I’m fat.” Then she read about me and made a purchase! (and thank you so much!) Part of why I wanted to write Powerful Hunger was because I am also sick of the …

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How easy is “easy” weight loss?

If weight loss surgery is “the easy way out” then what’s this? I was served this ad on Facebook. Virtually every weight loss product or service is marketed as easy. “Fast” is pretty popular. “Enjoy delicious food” will rack up the sales too. In this post, I discussed the endless pursuit of an elusive “weight …

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Is there a big secret to successful weight loss?

At this year’s WordCamp Chicago, I had the pleasure to meet Jennette Fulda, author of Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir.¬†Click here to find Jennette’s wonderful book on Amazon, more about it in a bit. Jennette told me that after the publication of her book Half-Assed, chronicling her 200 lb. weight loss, people always asked her …

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A Look at the NYC Soda Ban: Should the government control what you eat?

Through this election season, there’s plenty of opportunity to continue politically-related discussions. The New York City ban on sodas over 16oz recently came up in my Facebook news feed. As you might guess, I think it’s pointless and symbolic at best, not in a good way, for several reasons. Let’s start with the most basic …

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The latest weight loss gimmick and secrets of the Internet

The news promo announced “A new diet lets you eat whatever you want including ice cream and pizza and still lose weight! Find out how at 10!” You bet I had to tune in! This latest weight loss gimmick is a set of measuring cups and spoons and a poster. For $80. The creators of …

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John, Jonah, and Al: Three Tales of Celebrity Weight Loss

Al Sharpton weight loss

It’s all the buzz in the entertainment news when a celebrity appears with a dramatic weight loss. Three particular stories of high-profile celebrity weight loss offer valuable lessons to consider. I’ve always liked the actor John Goodman, from memorable movie appearances in several Coen Brothers films to Dan Connor on Roseanne. He’s always been “the …

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The hidden message of the “cheat meal”

A current reality show trainer is making himself known for what he calls “amazing transformations.” In a recent appearance on a morning show, he credited a man’s huge weight loss to “lacing cheat meals throughout the week.” Not developing health-supporting eating habits, not daily exercise. Cheat meals were pitched as the real key to that …

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Manipulating Your Tastes for Weight Loss & Weight Management

Fall weather is on its way to Chicago! The weekend is supposed to get nippy. So my friend wanted to finish up some ice cream bars she had on the premise that it won’t be ice cream weather for much longer! Well. Um. OK I guess I can go along with that! My friend had …

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Being WLS “Pro-Choice”!

Yes I’m Pro-Choice! And proud of it! If we’re talking about reproductive rights, I don’t see “pro-choice” as pro-abortion. I see it as PRO CHOICE. As in, give people choices and let them decide. It’s not my business. When we take choices away from people, then we ARE trying to tell them how they can …

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