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
When you are over weight/obese you can't really breath comfortable,almost choke when you sleep,can't take the stairs more than a few,can't fit in 1 person seat on the plane,the belt is short n you ask for extension,WHAT ELSE Can you add these please?... Read more
The "obese folks are slovenly" stereotype goes both ways. Women get judged the same way, with regard to looks and weight. It's not fair or right, but it exists, and I hope you find someone who loves you for who you are, not what you weigh.... Read more
I'm obese and need to loose weight to form a better lifestyle for myself and my daughter. I'm 24 years old, 5ft 8in, and 310lbs. I have an 18 month old daughter. I want to become a better role model for her. I have tried dieting soooo many times befo... Read more
I Have an obese friend. Every time she sees me, she says "do u eat?" I find it really upsetting. She makes me out to b anorexic. Whereas I'm not!!! I'm just not her size!!!! She makes me feel guilty for trying to loose weight so i legit stuff my face... 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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