Dr. Posner's Daily Blog

Are You a Morning Person?

The typical morning person wakes up early and then beds down not too late at night. Where do you fit into these different classifications and from a weight control standpoint, does it make a difference.

Mar 18th, 2019
What’s Nu?

Successful long-term weight control brings lots of “New” and it is almost always the good type of new. From the new, stylish clothes, to the younger look, to the new energy to a new state of not having as much joint pain. Nu? Are you ready of the NY?

Mar 16th, 2019
How to dress for your New You season this Spring 2019

Spring is technically here in several days. And with warmer days ahead, it is important to plan our wardrobe: Putting together cute spring outfits can honestly be a little tricky. How to look your best and compatible with your weight control efforts?

Mar 16th, 2019
Does Vitamin B-12 Cause Weight Loss?

The bottom line: Periodic Vitamin B-12 injections are not harmful but there is no evidence to support giving Vitamin B-12 to people with normal levels help them lose/control weight.

Mar 14th, 2019
Energy-Boosting Recipes Rich in Vitamin B / Part 1

B vitamins are essential for growth, development and other important bodily functions. Deficiency of certain B vitamins can lead to serious conditions, from anemia and fatigue to depression, respiratory infections and birth defects.

Mar 14th, 2019
Energy-Boosting Recipes Rich in Vitamin B/ Part 2

While B-complex supplements are often easy to spot in drugstores and health food shops, it’s possible to obtain enough of them by eating a balanced diet. Try these recipes to balance your B vitamins.

Mar 14th, 2019
Do Low Carb Diets Cause Atrial Fibrillation?

Poor weight control leads to: diabetes, heart disease, cancers, chronic pain, sleep apnea, early death and a bunch of other serious stuff. The “ticket” to weight control is a high protein/low carbohydrate dietary approach.

Mar 9th, 2019
Shedding Some Light On Weight Control?

We will change the clocks ahead for the spring this weekend. Start gearing up to take advantage of the later sun downs and use the light to your weight control advantage.

Mar 7th, 2019
Spring Broccoli Salad

Bring some springtime sunshine into your cooking. Feel renewed with our light spring recipes and colourful meal ideas.

Mar 7th, 2019
Can Childhood Events Affect Weight Control as Adults?

Why am I posting this information in an informative weight control blog? Over the years, I have had many patients tell me that to a large extent, their weight control problems/angst/anxiety was caused by parents hounding them about their weight.

Mar 5th, 2019
Can You Soup Yourself to Weight Control?

Soup can be a good addition to your quest for long-term weight control, but strive for the ones that provide lots of protein/vegetables while minimizing the carbs and fat. That’s the soup….oops, I mean scoop.

Mar 3rd, 2019
How Can Options Impact Weight Control?

Choosing between different paths/actions implies that there are options available. So, let’s now move the concept of “options” to your long-term weight control journey.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Does Eating Alone Affect Weight Control?

During your long term weight control journey, take a step back and examine whether your eating behaviors are different when alone as opposed to being in the company of others.

Mar 1st, 2019
Mom’s Traditional Ukrainian Borscht Recipe

How to make traditional Ukrainian borscht. This traditional Ukrainian borscht combines the earthiness of beets with the freshness of dill and other vegetables. Beetroots have been linked to improving poor digestion by exciting the nerves in the intestines

Feb 27th, 2019
Is Sex Better With Weight Control?

Okay, I know I have your attention now. Controlling weight provides a whole bunch of positive physical and psychological benefits. Count a better sex life as one of these benefits.

Feb 27th, 2019
Beet Salad with Walnuts and Prunes Recipe

Beets benefits for your health, from losing weight to better sex. Beets help you detox and lose weight because they contain no fat and are a good source of dietary fiber — half soluble and half insoluble.

Feb 27th, 2019
And The Winner Is?

Okay, time to show my age so here goes the rant: The Academy Awards was so disappointing. I remember how much fun this show used to be when the host for the night was a Bob Hope, a Johnny Carson, a Billy Crystal, a Whoopie Goldberg and even the Family Guy

Feb 25th, 2019
Frank Sinatra's Eggplant Parmigiana

Though we can’t all be huge stars like Frank Sinatra, that doesn’t mean we can’t eat like them! Over the years, tons of our favorite celebs have revealed what dishes they like to make when they hit the kitchen.

Feb 25th, 2019
Dinner Movie Star's Recipe

This is a great bison steak recipe that will make any family dinner feel famous. This recipe is great if you want a change from the norm for dinner. It takes less than an hour to make. Make this dish for an upscale dinner party or just a family dinner.

Feb 25th, 2019
Homemade Chicken Stock

There’s no comparison between homemade chicken stock and stock poured out of a can. The flavors are much deeper, and the quality of nutrients far surpasses anything you’ll find wrapped in aluminum. Don’t be intimidated by a making your own stock.

Feb 21st, 2019
Does Entropy Affect Weight Control?

Without focus, planning, structuring and “management”, weight control will spiral into chaos, i.e. weight will go up. To lose weight and maintain that healthier/happier weight, we all need to put “order” into our universe.

Feb 20th, 2019
Snow Day...A Recipe for Weight Gain

I guess we could not get away from an entire winter without another weather event that closes things down. The description above sets the stage for a potentially VERY derailing weight control day:

Feb 19th, 2019
The Cabbage Soup Recipe

This home made cabbage soup will compliment your weight loss week. This recipe is low in calories and high in finer. Do not forget to add enough protein during your week to balance your SP dietary plan.

Feb 18th, 2019
Parmesan Garlic Veggie Fries

These Parmesan garlic veggie fries are a tasty side dish or snack and a healthy change from potatoes. Oven roasted and topped with salty cheese make these a delicious and healthy dish!

Feb 18th, 2019
Can Combinations Be Broken?

There are a number of “traditional combinations” that need to be broken up during your long-term weight control journey. Divorcing the fries from the burger won’t cost you any legal fees.

Feb 17th, 2019
Weight Control and Substitutes

Going out to eat should not be stopped because you are on a long term weight control effort. However, be proactive in ensuring that the meals you order are as compatible as possible with high protein/high vegetable-low carb/low fat/low fruit.

Feb 17th, 2019
AUTHENTIC HUNGARIAN GOULASH

Easy One Pot Authentic Hungarian Goulash Recipe is a hearty, earthy, and meaty stew that brings authentic Hungarian flavor in an easy one-pot stew the whole family will love!

Feb 15th, 2019
Meatball Recipe without breadcrumbs

Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe without breadcrumbs baked in the oven until juicy inside and golden outside. So easy, double the recipe and freeze.

Feb 12th, 2019
Bread Substitute Recipe

How to substitute bread that will be compatible with the Serotonin-Plus Dietary Plan and will taste good. Here it is! This is 40 cals bread substitute recipe it’s a good fill in if you’re looking to cut some calories, carbs or just for something different.

Feb 12th, 2019
How Does Your Weight Control Efforts Impact on Others?

The impact on others? Not that you have any obligation to be a “Role Model”, but given the 70% overweight/obese prevalence in our population, there is a great chance others observing your efforts may be impacted in a very positive way.

Feb 11th, 2019
Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli

If you own a slow cooker, you know it’s probably the most convenient and versatile device ever created. (And it’s the perfect way to make great-tasting meals without being in the kitchen for hours!) Tonight, enjoy our slow-cooked chicken and lentil chilli.

Feb 2nd, 2019
How Can You Avoid The Super Bowl Damage?

For those of you trying to achieve lower scale numbers, this one day of indulgence may derail your entire week of focused/disciplined work to have the weight go down. How can you avoid the “Super Bowl Damage”?

Feb 2nd, 2019
Healthy Side Dish Under 300 Calories

Traditional side dishes like fries and wings can be made healthier by paying attention to the condiments and toppings used and baking them instead of frying. Here is, a lighter classic side dish recipe for you:

Feb 2nd, 2019
Does The Sense of Taste Affect Weight Control?

Turning our attention to humans, is it possible that a lower number of taste buds present in overweight/obese people cause this population to seek sugary/salty/tasty foods in higher amounts/higher concentrations due to their lower abilities to “taste”?

Jan 30th, 2019
Can You Find Fun In Exercise?

Try to find your “fun” niche in the exercise world, and when you do, you will find yourself not turning off the alarm clock, staying in bed and thinking of excuses why you cannot exercise that day.

Jan 19th, 2019
Wedding Meatball Soup

Most Italian Meatball Soup recipes contain crusty bread and orzo pasta in addition to the meatballs and veggies, so in order to ensure your best weight control results we’ve left those high-calorie, high-carb ingredients out of this delicious recipe.

Jan 15th, 2019
Is The Path To Long Term Weight Control Linear?

The point: Do not allow a difficult week when weight gain occurs to completely through you off course. Get back on the wagon, regain your focus/resolves and move forward aggressively. That mind-set will help you get to that much healthier and happier w

Jan 10th, 2019
Do The Winter Blues Affect Weight Control?

The holidays are over....If you find yourself spiraling into SAD feelings, take the steps needed to come out of it. SAD will turn into more sadness if weight gain occurs during these months. We are here to help! Read More

Jan 7th, 2019
Is a Fresh Start Needed?

Long-term weight control requires SUPPORT. Let’s all try to not fall into that cycle of “New Years Resolution” to control weight and then that falls by the wayside. We are here for you to help!

Jan 2nd, 2019
Apple Cheesecakes - No Bake directions

Treat your family and friends to some-thing sweet this season. This recipe pulls together our tips to bake favourite cookie recipes that are sure to please. If you can make a basic sugar free cookie, you’ll love how surprisingly easy it is to make.

Dec 27th, 2018
Are There Rewards For Being Overweight?

Try to think of the “rewards” you receive from a weight control situation you are not happy with, evaluate the risks, take the necessary actions to achieve the rewards that come along with effective weight control. There is NO risks w/ a healthy weight!

Dec 27th, 2018
Are The Cards Stacked Against You?

In our weight casino analogy, despite the cards being stacked against you, a person can still wind up a permanent loser (of the weight).

Dec 22nd, 2018
To Dream The Impossible Dream?

You CAN succeed in your efforts, and it is important to understand that along the journey you will be knocked off course a number of times. Just pick yourself up, get back on the journey and “fight the unbeatable foe”. Be inspired by Don Quixote.

Dec 17th, 2018
Frozen Foods

Try to stay away from that frozen section in the supermarkets.

Dec 6th, 2018
How High Is Weight Control on Your Priority List?

If I were to ask you to generate a list of the five top “priorities” in your life, what would that list contain? Make “YOU” a priority and by controlling your weight, you will be able to fulfill many of your other priorities.

Dec 4th, 2018
How Do Habits Affect Weight Control?

Once identified, then take the steps necessary to eliminate these derailing habits and perhaps change them to beneficial ones, such as getting to that exercise every day.

Dec 2nd, 2018
What Is YOUR Ideal Body Weight?

The point: Body composition is a much more valid concept concerning the relative “health” of someone. For you individually, if you do not know the status of your body composition, come on in for a free body scan.

Nov 30th, 2018
Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

These healthy lettuce wraps recipes are filled with tasty combinations of bright sauces, tender meats, and crispy-crunchy vegetables

Nov 28th, 2018
Does Weight Control Affect Sleep?

How are your sleep patterns? If the answer is “not so great”, then this provides yet another reason why weight control should be a major focus.

Nov 26th, 2018
Steps to Thanksgiving Day Planning

You can enjoy the great Thanksgiving gathering without damaging your efforts to a healthier and happier life. Planning will go a long way in ensuring your successful weight control journey.

Nov 17th, 2018
Diet and Exercise

Exercise is a great contributory factor but for most, this alone without a smart dietary approach will just not “do it”.

Nov 15th, 2018
Does Success Beget Success?

That should jump-start your results resulting in the “Success Begets Success” cycle that ultimately results in you being able to reach your total weight loss goals.

Nov 12th, 2018
Do Election Results Cause Weight Gain?

So, I do believe that elections ultimately result in another weight gain “boost”, and it happens to fall smack in the middle of the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Holiday season.

Nov 9th, 2018
Weight Control and Coffee

There is weight friendly coffee (called a cup of plain coffee) and derailing coffees (kind of milkshakes dressed up as coffee). During your long-term weight control journey try to stick more to the plain coffees…it will save you a bunch of money too!

Nov 8th, 2018
Do Notifications Help?

Between our home and work responsibilities, there is precious time to focus on ourselves. Is there a way to keep the balance?

Nov 4th, 2018
GREAT EVENT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10!!!

You do NOT want to miss this very special event. There will be GREAT food, music, a raffle for a FREE 6-week SP Program (value $750) and a whole lot of FUN.

Nov 1st, 2018
Stamina

There is no doubt whatsoever that weight control heightens a person’s stamina. There are several reasons for this. Read and watch vblog more to learn these reasons.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Does Size Matter?

Okay, now that I have your attention based on the title of this blog entry, the “size” I am referring to concerns the portions of food you consume.

Oct 20th, 2018
Pumpkin Soup

How about satisfying your pumpkin craving with a savory soup instead of a sweet dessert? This is a great recipe to warm up with on a chilly autumn night.

Oct 14th, 2018
The Obesity Epidemic Is a Far Cry From Happy Days

Back in the “Happy Days”, i.e. that time period, the obesity rate was 1/3 of what exists now in the United States. Fast forward to 2018: We have calorie counts and ingredient components spelled out on every food item we buy..

Sep 22nd, 2018
Conflicting Messages

Listen to your “angel”….the food/drinks that make you less healthy and ultimately less happy need to be avoided.

Sep 17th, 2018
Great Expectations from long-term weight control

During your long-term weight control journey temper your “Great Expectations” into “Reality Expectation” and this will lead to a much better chance of remaining motivated to continue the course.

Sep 7th, 2018
Calories in Fruits

Between the following fruits, which one contains the most calories? Which one has the least?: Plums, Peaches, Apples, Oranges

Aug 21st, 2018
Chips and Dips

The bottom-line for “chips and dips”: Stay away during your long-term weight control journey.

Aug 6th, 2018
The Vacation Mindset

Simply recommit yourself to your efforts upon your return. See what happened on the scale and then plan how long Phase 1 is required before you get back to where you were before the vacation.

May 1st, 2018
Weight Control and Professions

As a physician, I believe I have an obligation to try to set some sort of “example” for my patients, hence my need to keep my weight under control.

Feb 20th, 2018
Weight Control and Feeling Good

“No food tastes as good as the weight loss feels”. Stay steadfast in your weight control efforts…The results will be “Feel Good” beyond your expectations.

Feb 6th, 2018
Greek Stew Recipe

This hearty, warming vegetable stew is the perfect way to end a cool autumn day.

Nov 5th, 2017
Weight Control and Mental Disease

Looking from the outside, the obvious question would be: how/why could incredibly successful people with amazing amounts of wealth, fame and recognition possibly be depressed?

Aug 31st, 2017
Can Habitual Behaviors Be Broken?

Take some time to evaluate whether you have any consistent, habitual behaviors that are derailing your own weight control efforts. Need help? Read more...

Jan 26th, 2019