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Weight Control and Brain Chemicals

I am writing about more science stuff for my upcoming book revision and last night I was researching more information about serotonin receptors. (And for those of you out there snickering, we also went out for dinner and watched a movie at home so I am not a total "home on Saturday night reading science [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Weight Control and “Real” Protein

Time crunches usually result in our inability to plan, prepare, sit down and slowly enjoy our meals.  During our long term weight control journeys we have learned, painfully at times, that spontaneous decision making as to what we are going to eat and the little time we allow for eating usually result in failure to [...]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Weight Control: Post-Eating Guilt

Have you ever been in a situation of having just eaten/drank a high caloric food/drink source and then felt immediately a strong guilt reaction?  I believe most of us answer affirmatively. The "instinctual" parts of our brains often will allow us to take immediate actions that counteracts the "intellectual" part of the brain.  When on [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Baked Mustard-Crusted Chicken Recipe

If you’re yearning for juicy baked chicken, you need to try this recipe for baked musturd-crusted chicken. Lean chicken breast is kept moist in a creamy hummus shell, which adds flavor, fiber and protein. It’s served over roasted zucchini but you can also sub in your favorite roasted veggies instead. Make this for dinner, and [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weight Control: New York, New York

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btFfXgUdIzY I was on a business trip in New York for the last 2 days.  I grew up in Queens, went to medical school in Brooklyn and still identify myself with the NY sports teams.  The one thing I miss most about NY....the food:  Pizza, bagels, real delis and pretzels sold in the streets.  [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Weight Control- Let’s All Do This

Okay, follow along with me as I go through an analogy. Here goes:  When you are in traffic at a red light and there are loads of cars in front of you and the light way up ahead turns green, it takes a long time before you can start moving your car.  You have to [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Weight Control: Hemoglobin A1C vs Swimsuit

Weight control carries with it improved health.  Blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar all become more normalized, with the blood sugar being the most notable and first to respond.  The hemoglobin A1C level measure a person's three month blood sugar control.  A level less than 5.6 is "normal", between 5.6 and 6.4 "pre-diabetes" and anything [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Weight Control and The Morning OJ

For those of us born in the 1940's 50's, 60's and 70's, a staple of our morning breakfast was a big glass of orange juice.  For those born in the 1980's and later, the concept of an "every day" glass of orange juice is kind of foreign. Right after World War 2, scientists were able [...]

By |April 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion 1 lb 95% lean ground turkey 2 cloves garlic Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp chili powder (preferably 2 tsp regular chili powder and 1 tsp ancho chili powder) 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup low-sodium [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Vacations and Weight Control

Around this time of year most of us have thought of, if not acted already, on planning our summer getaways.  Have you already planned yours? If you are on a weight control effort, one of the things you always want to do is set yourself up for success as opposed to setting up scenarios that [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments