Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
If your friend who lives across the country comes down with a cold, you’re surely not going to catch it from her. But if she becomes overweight, that just might spread to you.
So say researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Universi... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
I am in need of some advice on how to get started losing this weight I have put on. I have been dealing with some very bad chronic back pain for years now and I've been putting on weight. I just had back surgery and can only walk an... Read more
OBESE -- isn't that an ugly word? I have always hated it!
Well, now I don't have to worry about it any more. As of this morning's weigh in my BMI is finally out of the obese range.
For me this feels like a bigger accomplishment than losin... Read more
I'm an obese teenager, and recently I've really committed to losing weight! I'm so excited really, and I've lost about 15 pounds in 2 months, which is a huge accomplishment for me. I'm on my way to a happier and healthier life. :)... Read more
If I overeat, skip a workout I had no reason to, or otherwise screw up, I'm tempted to wallow and continue down the spiral. Instead, I get on the treadmill and run. I do a work out DVD. The workout lifts me out of the negative thought pattern and I k... Read more
Frustrated by people saying you look great and don't need to lose weight, even though you’re not fit and healthy as you should be? Get support here from other non-obese people seeking better health!... Read more
We've always assumed that friends can be a powerful influence in our quest to be healthier. If your friends support your weight loss efforts, that can make the process much easier versus having to go-it alone. But new research is proving that the a... Read more
I don't have fond memories of grade school. I was a quiet kid who didn't get in trouble and got good grades. That meant I was picked on by some of the "cool" kids, which wasn't easy. It made me insecure about myself, and I still carry some of that... Read more
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