Mix your dinner bowl with veggies and tofu. Feel free to top this flavorful bowl with chicken or steak, if you’d prefer rather than tofu.
Mix your dinner bowl with veggies and tofu. Feel free to top this flavorful bowl with chicken or steak, if you’d prefer rather than tofu.
My advice: Do not compete against others in achieving weight control. Direct any competition to a “self-competition”, i.e. challenging yourself to lose weight and KEEP IT OFF.
How to recognize the change in eating/drinking patterns that typically accompany the “cold weather” season and purposefully avoid these derailing activities? Read more
For anyone struggling for a long time with weight control issues, “help” is an essential component for success. Call me and the SP team. We LOVE to help you.
Enjoy this warming recipe on chilly day!
How to see results you expecting? This applies to many different arenas of life but most certainly, weight loss/weight control is front and center.
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?
Examples of fitting in: “fitting into” clothes, “fitting into” an airplane seat, “fitting into” a crowded elevator, etc. Weight control obviously affects “fitting in” from both standpoints.
I am going up to the Airline Owners and Pilots Association today to support a launch of a new program to their members. It is called “Pilot Protection Services” and they are offering their members support in various arenas, including health initiatives.
Here is a light dinner recipe option for a better night sleep.
There is absolutely no doubt that weight control markedly improves the quality of sleep.
Choose a movie time right after a meal that you have just enjoyed.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Shredded Pork
Alcohol, in all forms, often derails weight control efforts with the slowing of metabolism than it does with the actual calorie counts.
Lowering your weight lowers your blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke. However, lowering weight is not a one trick pony: You also lower your risk of diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, arthritis, etc etc etc.
One of the major “really cool” things I observe in patients progressing through the SP Program that is not apparent to these patients is the MUCH improved movement that accompanies the weight loss.
Stress/anxiety-induced eating of high carbohydrate foods contributes to poor weight control. This occurs in adults and teens as well.
One of the great by-products of losing and controlling your weight is lessening the risk of falling down. This is simple physics.
In thinking about how weight control fits into this “hierarchy of needs”, clearly we are driven first by finding nourishment and ensuring that our food supply does not run out. Our “primitive” motives do not include thinking about blood sugar levels,...
Bored with soups and chicken? This recipe of Grilled Swordfish and Roasted Cauliflower add extra flavour to fall's harvest.
What are the challenges for weight control present at your workplace? What type of "rewards" to use to recognise employers?
This hearty, warming vegetable stew is the perfect way to end a cool autumn day.
Eating frequently and ensuring that a good amount of protein is being consumed are the keys to keeping the number on the scale going down.
There are a number of not very expensive “rewards” that you can provide yourself based on very “reachable” weight loss milestones. Read more about these rewards..
More and more we are becoming an immediate gratification culture/specie and long-term weight control requires the ability to delay gratification. How to stop it?!
Not following a prudent dietary plan has consequences. Please watch the video to see what else may be in store for you for not following the SP Plan. Enjoy! (Or laugh at the tomfoolery of your doctor!)
How do we bring an element of novelty to the high protein/low carb approach? …the novelty of being a new “you” and healthier "you."
Quick and yummy dessert with those little decorative pumpkins that fill the market this time of year. Eat this wholesome dessert instead of all that seasonal candy to stay on track with your weight control goals!
The “All You Can Eat” brunches with alcohol containing drinks thrown in as part of the deal are probably not the best choices. Simply go to those places that offer you those choices.
Going to the movies is fun…but the concession stand is potentially hazardous to your health. Obligate yourself for choosing a movie time AFTER you have eaten dinner or lunch as opposed to before.
Your plans for many more days, weeks, months, years to enjoy your loved ones and the “fruit of your labors” will become reality IF you are healthy. Weight control brings you health. Do NOT live every day as if it was your last day.
PLEASE use us for FREE once a month when you complete your paid visits to the SP Program for body composition testing.
The bottom line on juices and weight control: Opt for the low calorie ones of course and save the big glass of real orange juice in the fond memories of our childhoods.
The “health” of peanut butter is couched in terms of the protein content. So what is the nutritional composition of peanut butter?
When we think “risk/reward”, in the case of poor weight control, what is the reward? Definition of “Risk”:
However, my point of this entry is to have all of us think about how we can get extra steps/non-gym exercise in during the day. If given the choice between “driving thru” or getting out and walking, choose the latter.
Some medical problems cannot be prevented, but many others are via a healthier lifestyle.
How to be innovative at Halloween night? …what else aside from high sugar candies can be given out that will make children smile, yet not add to their weight or teeth issues?
The weather has definitely turned from hot, long “let’s cook out” summer days to shorter, cooler and earlier darkness days of autumn. One of the “tools” we have at our disposal all year to help us control weight is the crock pot/”slow cooker”.
There are many barriers/reasons why losing/controlling weight is so difficult. What is the solution?!
What to do when it comes to a number on the scale that is not changing? Behavioral plateaus can be changed. Read more in the blog entry.
When it comes to salad dressings, here is Posner’s general recommendation: Anything that pours like liquid such as oil and vinegar will be a better choice than anything pouring like a ketchup such as Ranch or Caesar.
“Stress eating” should be looked at as an addiction? Recognizing the behavior, i.e. seeking an immediate gratifying experience to offset stress, but not allowing this to be a food or drink source is difficult.
If you're going to buy flavored waters, they could be bulked up with added colors, sugars, and other unhealthy agents. Skip the store, then, and mix these up yourself.
There is no doubt that addictive behavior patterns are in large part, responsible for chronically poor weight control. Addictions can be broken. But this usually requires help.
How much water intake is most beneficial? During your long-term weight control journey, water is the very best fluid you can utilize.
There is a substantial health risk involved with just being “overweight” as opposed to “obese”. We should all strive for BMIs to be as “healthy” as possible and not feel protected by a BMI number that is something less than “obese”.
When confronted with food/drink choices that you know are detrimental to your weight control efforts, try to take a 15 second pause, allow the frontal lobe of your brain to assess the “risk/benefit”
Your long-term successful weight control journey will require “improvisation” on multiple occasions. There will be many occasions when you will be challenged to remain adherent to the SP dietary plan.
Good communication is important during a long-term weight control effort. communicating with the waiter at a restaurant to ensure your meal/experience is compatible with high protein/low carb…these examples and more support the need for good communication.
One of the difficult parts is remembering to get snacks in as well as tracking progress to ensure enough protein is getting consumed each day.
The scent of pumpkin spice awakens memories of pumpkin pies, family meals and Thanksgiving dinners. The actual scent has a dramatic effect on improving your mood.
If you're ever hosting for breakfast/brunch, these are super quick and easy to serve up. Throw some florals on them and wow your friends!
Do not chew gum because there is some added benefit to your weight control. I am certain your dentist has lots of other reasons why you should not chew gum.
“An apple a day will keep the doctor away”? Well, when choosing your fruits after Phase 1 of the SP Program, perhaps pectin containing apples may be the wisest choice.
I implore you to not fall into the habit of “guessing”. Many people do not weigh themselves at home and the reason: they do not want to see a number that will upset them.
What is best strategy to burn more calories : Exercise or Dietary Plan?
During your long term weight control journey keep your pantry “user friendly”. Go home today and check: What is in YOUR pantry?
Easy Snack-Prep Shopping List during your long term weight control.
Healthy Side Dish for Dinner Tonight
Does long-term weight control affect your ability to handle your responsibilities? The answer is obviously a resounding “Yes”.
DO NOT allow food/drinks to be viewed as a “reward”. Perhaps for every 5-7 pounds lost, you will reward yourself with a massage or spa treatment, a new article of clothing...
We have found at the SP Program that the very best sources of protein intake for weight control are the poultry, fish/seafood and red meat sources. Select the plain one!
Weight control requires “work” on your part. Weight gain requires no work at all. Yes, the work is not easy, but when accomplished much improved health and happiness awaits you.
Nutritional Analysis > One serving equals: 81 calories, 4g fat, 9g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 504mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 2g protein
There is no doubt that the journey to better health and happiness via weight control is a tiring journey. How to be successful over the long term?!
There are some health issues that occur due to genetic misfortunes such as certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. However, there are others that we can control, such as smoking and weight induced medical maladies.
The entire meal takes 20 minutes from start to finish and uses only a few easy to find and inexpensive ingredients. Freshness is the key, so if you can’t find striped bass, substitute halibut, swordfish, sea bass, or any firm white fish.
Our program is called the “Serotonin-Plus Weight Control Program” so obviously, we are interacting with one of the important body/brain chemicals involved with cravings/eating/weight control, serotonin. What is serotonin? Watch the video >
Practically the most multipurpose vegetable out there, cauliflower stars in a low-carb counterpart for another traditional favorite — burgers. Freeze patties between sheets of parchment for a burger any time a craving hits. Keep it low-carb.
There is no question that controlling weight will improve/prevent depression. This is a great starting point to come off of medications of any sort, including antidepressants.
Easy steps to salad plate : drain; toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes and parsley.
When in Phase 1 or Modified Phase 1 of our plan, you need to eat more protein than that at lunch time (breakfast and dinner too). Do not be afraid to request, and pay the additional fee for “double chicken” or any other protein choice.
There is no doubt that the dietary end of the equation for long term weight control is more important than the exercise end, but incorporating exercise helps to achieve successful long term outcomes.
Turning the vicious cycle of poor weight control to a positive cycle requires a starting point of achieving aggressive weight loss. If you cannot do this on your own, count on the SP Program to provide you with that jump-start.
Many external changes can be implemented in a “passive” fashion…i.e. just sit back, pay the money and watch the changes occur. Nails and cosmetic procedures fall into this category. One of the most noticeable external changes is the loss/control of weight.
When it comes to choosing the right snacks it can be really hard sometimes because you just don’t know what to eat?
For most people, watching television is one of our relaxing pleasures of life. Do not allow the experience to derail your efforts to improve your health and happiness via weight control.
The slow cooker allows you lots of protein variations to take the boredom out. Make great use of it!
Your long-term weight control journey requires an emphasis on protein intake and the slow cooker provides you with a very easy way to prepare a great protein-based meal that requires very little prep time on your part.
The chances of long term success for anyone/everyone that has struggled for years with weight control are very low. However, the “X” Factor here is the ability to remain focused, vigilant, plan meals, incorporate exercise, prioritize weight control effort
The point of this entry however is to bring awareness that obesity is, in fact, a disease, and probably one, if not the most, prevalent diseases in our country. Yet, there is no real significant fund raising that goes on for this disease.
In a blink of an eye, although not official, the summer is over. Seasonal motivations often affect our weight control efforts. What should be the motivation to control weight?!
Turning to weight control and “smart phones”: How helpful has the invention of smart phones been to reversing our growing obesity and diabetes epidemics?
Use good judgement and ask yourself" "What is in MY Pantry?" Check different ideas on how to organized your pantry.
The Capital One bank commercials that used to fill the airways: “What is in YOUR wallet?” Well, here is the Serotonin-Plus variation: “What is in YOUR pantry?”
The point of today’s entry is that the number on the scale does not tell the entire picture. As you set goals for your eventual weight control, take into account your body composition, age, other risk factors for health problems etc.
Eating when you’re stressed or feeling low is usually not recommended—after all, that box of doughnut holes will likely just make you feel worse (and sick on top of it all) after the sugar high wears off. But certain foods have lasting powers to bust anxie
During a long term weight control journey we will all be subject to numerous “deals” that involved food and/or drink items that are NOT conducive to our success.
The football season can be hazardous for your weight control efforts. During your long term journey to heightened health and happiness, learn to separate the fun of watching from the foods that derail your course.
During your long-term weight control journey try very hard to provide self-encouragement along the way.
Get Healthy And Looking Great For The Holidays" ....With Thanksgiving/Xmas/New Years 3-4 months down the road, start NOW and meet your New Year Resolution with the NEW YOU!
Having healthfully prepared protein on hand for on-the-go meals is a MUST when it comes to packing healthy meals to eat throughout your day.
There is no reason to “mega-dose” vitamins/minerals and during your long term weight control efforts, fruits need to be watched as carefully as other carbohydrates. The “good” parts of fruit can be obtained elsewhere with no sugar attached to it.
Does weight control affect our sex lives? The desire for sex (libido) and performance are markedly affected by weight control and the associated co-morbidities of poor weight control.
There are the concepts of “length” of life and “quality” of life. These can be quite different as they do not necessarily go hand in hand. Successful weight control increases both length of life AND quality of life.
If you have children/grandchildren that already have difficulty controlling weight, what does the crystal ball predict for the future health later in life? As parents, we all know and feel that our children’s health is more important that ours. Have the c
It’s hard to find a dinner recipe that’s as healthy as this one: white fish and veggies, steamed in a parchment parcel with fresh herbs, lemon and white wine. You’d also be hard pressed to find a white fish recipe that is this easy to make and tastes this
Your motivation for weight control should be the restoration/preservation of health and happiness. These should remain high no matter what time of year.
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