Dr. Posner's Daily Blog

How Can We Utilize Goals?

I believe that goal setting in weight control is a good thing to do but the caveat is that the goals must be very reachable. When the bar is set too high, we are setting ourselves up for “failure” and the chain of events occur as described above.

Jul 22nd, 2019
How To Approach Vacation Weight Increases?

The key is to monitor the weight and in those weeks that the weight increases, follow this up with strict implementation of one of the early SP dietary phases (high protein/low carb).  By doing so, that weight gain will be reversed quickly.

Jul 21st, 2019
How Can You Avoid Restaurant Traps?

Can we have as much fun going to this type of restaurant, have a salad, big steak/lobster tail/fish, broccoli, avoid the bread/alcohol/carb side dishes/desserts?

Jul 20th, 2019
Turkey Spinach Meatballs

These crowd-pleasing meatballs might disappear in record time! The Aramark recipe takes advantage of turkey’s lean protein and uses mushrooms as a secret flavor weapon.

Jul 15th, 2019
Are You Tired Of Starting Over?

Okay, today we focus on one of the motivational quotes commonly heard in the weight control arena: “If You Are Tired Of Staring Over, Then Stop Giving up”.

Jul 15th, 2019
It Is National Picnic Month!

Did you know July is National Picnic Month? That means it’s time to get your family and friends outside for some food and fun. While picnics can seem like a big production, they don’t have to be. Here r our easy, portable and healthy recipes.

Jul 14th, 2019
Does Anything Good Happen After Midnight?

Let’s move to the weight control arena. During a long-term weight control journey, what “good” can you in the late evening/midnight/early morning hours in the kitchen or pantry?

Jul 11th, 2019
What Are The Best Steaks For Weight Control?

Protein is the major food group that is your “friend” during your long-term weight control efforts.  There are many food sources of protein including eggs, poultry, seafood, fish, cheese, nuts and of course, red meat. 

Jul 10th, 2019
How Do The Dog Days of Summer Impact Weight?

Take advantage of these “Dog Days” to exercise more, grill up more protein and drink plenty of water. These efforts will help you continue to lose weight. And yes, take your dog out for more evening and early morning walks.

Jul 9th, 2019
What is Your “Last Straw”

Do not wait for a “Last Straw” event to occur that propels you into action. Use the first few straws to provide the major reasons why it is so important for you to rid yourself of the unhealthy/unhappy weight.

Jul 8th, 2019
Fresh, Garden-Grown Soup

A cold, tomato-based and veggie-filled soup — perfect for warmer weather. Blended cucumbers and green peppers provide filling fiber and olive oil serves up healthy fats.

Jul 8th, 2019
Can Sharing Be a Strategy?

There will be times during a long term weight control journey that we will reach for food/drink choices that are not compatible with the SP Plan. However, sharing those foods/drinks will lessen the impact for both people and still provide success.

Jul 6th, 2019
How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

When weight gain occurs (there will be weeks when weight will go up), hop on this immediately by getting on Phase 1 of our SP Dietary Plan for 3-4 days, modified Phase 1 for the rest of the week and then weigh/write down the weight in 1 week.

Jul 5th, 2019
Take Care Of YOU!

The point of this entry: Please take the time and effort to take care of “YOU”. By doing so, you will be much better positioned to take care of everyone and everything else that you endeavor.

Jul 1st, 2019
Does Placing “Fault” Help?

Difficulty in losing/controlling weight is due to multifactorial reasons. The best course of action is to spend positive energy identifying individually what these reasons may be and then proactively addressing them.

Jun 27th, 2019
Do Probiotics Impact On Weight Control?

Will probiotics help you lose and then control weight?  My answer is that the use of these will not hurt, but your money is much better spent on high protein/low carb foods that will for sure impact positively on your weight control efforts.

Jun 25th, 2019
Best Vacation Spots?

If you are still deciding what to do/where to go for you/your family vacation, keep in mind that you can still plan a very fun time in venues/places that will be less challenging for your long-term goal to be healthy/happy to enjoy many more vacations.

Jun 24th, 2019
Healthy Eating Vacation Recipe and Tips

Summer vacation is filled with all kinds of fun activities we look forward to all year long, but the one thing we all look forward to most is the beach rental where we can cook our own healthy meal.

Jun 24th, 2019
When Will The Medical Community “Get It”?

Know what your hemoglobin A1C is and if this is above normal, re-invigorate your weight control efforts and if successful, you will most likely need the endocrinologists and the medications that are certain to follow.

Jun 23rd, 2019
How Healthy Are Fruits?

Certain fruits contain more sugar than others. Check out our dietary plan booklet for our suggestions as to the portions of each fruit that should be considered.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Sweet As Can Be Salad Recipe

Searching for a side that’s sure to satisfy? Try our Apricot and Brussels Sprout Slaw. Apricots, typically in season from early May through July, have anti-inflammatory properties.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Feeling Berry Salad Recipe

Fruit is not only hydrating on hot days, but also a nutritious, sweet addition to all kinds of dishes. See what we mean by making one of these party-perfect recipes for your family gathering this weekend—or all through the summer!

Jun 22nd, 2019
Does “It” Work?

There are too numerous to count “weight loss” supplements, diets, books, programs, doctors etc.  So begs the question as people evaluate what route(s) to take for their weight control efforts:  Does “It” Work?

Jun 21st, 2019
Are There Gender Differences in Life Expectancy?

In the SP Program we have about an 85%-15% split in entries between females and males.   The statistics show that in every singles state in the US, there are more more men with obesity than women.

Jun 17th, 2019
Pancakes and Unlimited Fries?

Corporate America loves to manipulate our behaviors to increase their financial bottom lines.  During your long-term weight control journey, try hard to not allow this to happen.

Jun 13th, 2019
Support and Successful Weight Control

There is no doubt that “support” is a vitally important component of any long-term weight control journey. The Serotonin-Plus Team has now launched another support venue. We are reinvigorating our private Facebook Group page: SP Weight Loss Community.

Jun 10th, 2019
Is There a Power To Grapefruit?

There are two factors involved here:  1- There is data to suggest that GF reduces appetite so less calories are ingested 2- GF has a positive impact on insulin levels, thereby causing less fat deposition.

Jun 8th, 2019
Does Consistency Play a Role in Weight Control?

During the weight loss phases, the person can be very consistent in following the necessary high protein/low carb/low alcohol approach, but conversely, when the person falls out of that mode, there is a consistent higher carb/lower protein dietary plan.

Jun 6th, 2019

We have seen so many people whose lives are transformed to a much healthier and happier existence. You too can experience this very positive transformation.  Begin your metamorphosis today.

Jun 4th, 2019
Pop Those Ice Pops?

So, how much “damage” to your weight control is incurred by eating these treats? 

Jun 3rd, 2019
Sugar Free Ice Pops recipes

What you need to make your ice lollies: Coca – Cola or any desirable drinks (of course) Lolly moulds with sticks, or skiny&long snack bags  Optional lemons and/or limes

Jun 3rd, 2019
Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

Yoga, by helping people reduce stress, may help weight control efforts by reducing/eliminating stress-induced eating/drinking of derailing sources.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Does Weight Control Impact on Surgery?

I know these are topics that none of us like to think about but nevertheless, the point: One of the great byproducts of successful weight control is lowering the need for surgery AND improving outcomes if surgery is required.

May 29th, 2019
What Are Your Food Weaknesses?

We all have food “weaknesses” that will impact on long-term weight control.   We can control the intake of these and be successful in our journey to a higher level of health and happiness. 

May 28th, 2019
How Can You Come Out Of Hiding?

Get motivated NOW to follow the journey needed to shed the weight. Health, happiness and an eagerness to attend those fun pool/beach events await you.

May 23rd, 2019
How Much Does Walking Help?

The calories burned off during a 30 minutes walk will vary from 90-200 calories based on the weight of the person and the pace of the walk.

May 22nd, 2019
Buffalo-Chicken Celery Sticks

These stuffed celery sticks make a perfect low-carb game-day snack. This better-for-you alternative to buffalo chicken wings has just as much flavor without all of the mess.

May 20th, 2019
Should You Rethink “Winging It”?

Even if you are not on a weight control journey, chicken wings most certainly provide a very unhealthy choice as an appetizer or meal. So, in answer to the question posed by the title: Should we ‘Wing It”? The answer is a resounding “NO”!!!

May 20th, 2019
“THANK YOU”, and “L’Chaim”.

Although this will probably be posted at some later date, I am writing this entry on the morning of our 30th medical practice anniversary event. I want to raise my glass and say “THANK YOU”, and “L’Chaim”.

May 17th, 2019
Do Individual Differences Matter?

The individual differences in response find their basis in genetic and environmental reasons. However, there are other factors involved as well. Success in long term weight control may require different approaches for different people.

May 16th, 2019
Is Convenience Derailing?

There are some things we can do to make it more convenient to follow the meal/snack plans necessary for weight control.

May 14th, 2019
Is There An Association of Obesity and ADHD?

Does ADHD impact on weight control? Numerous studies do show a correlation between ADHD and obesity, with there being an almost 4X more likelihood of obesity in ADHD-diagnosed people. Why does this occur?

May 8th, 2019
Whose Fault Is It?

I believe the answer is that “fault” is not really a concept to apply to the weight control arena. There exists both environment factors and internal factors that contribute to the relative ease/difficulty of controlling weight.

May 7th, 2019
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Chicken and fajita veggies seasoned and drizzles with olive oil and then baked to perfection on a sheet pan. So much flavor and one of the easiest meals!

May 5th, 2019
Skinny Margaritas

Classic Skinny Margaritas made with just a few simple ingredients are the perfect cocktail with any Mexican food.

May 5th, 2019
Do You Bring a Shopping List?

If you are in a mode to lose weigh and keep it off, get out that paper and pen, write down what foods you need to be compatible with the SP Dietary Plan phase you are on, and only place those items into your cart.

Apr 29th, 2019
Does “IT” Work?

How much “work” are you putting into your weight control efforts? My point: “IT” doesn’t work unless you do.

Apr 24th, 2019
What Is The Best Salad Dressing?

Here is a good “rule of thumb”: The thicker the salad dressing, the more likely this will be less compatible for your weight control goals.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Can a “Nuisance Fee” Help?

So, how about a self-imposed “nuisance fee” to stop us from reaching for food/drink sources that we know will derail our weight control efforts?

Apr 22nd, 2019
How Can You Approach Theme Parks?

At certain times during a long-term weight control journey there will be challenging environments, such as theme parks. Perhaps a goal is to limit the damage that is being done but there are ways to keep the positive results occurring.

Apr 20th, 2019
How Not To Stress About Stress

To better manage stress, remember to meditate a few minutes every day. Daily practice has been shown to help improve your mood and lower blood pressure, which has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Apr 20th, 2019
What Opportunities Open Up?

Let’s turn our attention to the weight control arena: What “opportunities” does successful weight control provide you?

Apr 18th, 2019
Jalapeño Pea Mash Dip

You’ve got the green light to celebrate warmer weather! This simple spring snack contains a blend of fiber-rich peas and parsley with an added kick from jalapeño peppers.

Apr 18th, 2019
Are You Keeping Up?

So, the question for all of us: Are we “keeping up” with our families/loved ones on holiday gatherings, vacation excursions etc?

Apr 17th, 2019
Herbed Halibut & Spring Vegetables

Looking for a way to impress your dinner guests? Say bonjour to this recipe from the American Heart Association! Halibut and vegetables are baked en papillote—a French technique of cooking food in parchment to lock in flavor and moisture.

Apr 16th, 2019
How To Approach Holiday Weekends?

You can enjoy holiday weekends and not wreck your weight control efforts. There is nothing easy about this, yet, with the right mind-set and planning.

Apr 16th, 2019
Blue to pink and purple drink recipe

The magical concoction is made with natural blue tea (see Note) and refreshing lemonade for a fun science experiment. Perfect for your child's birthday party! (Adults may enjoy spiking their drink with a little vodka or gin.)

Apr 11th, 2019
What Is The Best Alcohol For Weight Control?

Alcohol is a major “derailer” for weight control efforts. However, when you approach the alcohol with a good game plan, your successful weigh control journey can remain unimpeded.

Apr 11th, 2019
What Happens When You Hit The Wall?

The “Wall” will be hit numerous times during your long-term weight control journey. Accept this and use my blog entry today to help navigating around the “Wall”.

Apr 9th, 2019
Flavored Water Recipe

Detox Water otherwise known as flavored water! These combinations are perfect for anyone who wants to spice up their water drinking habits!

Apr 7th, 2019
Should You Carry Water?

Your weight control efforts will be helped by consuming lots of water and having a good water bottle will aid your mission to keep the water intake 64 ounces a day or greater.

Apr 7th, 2019
Can “Deals” Impact on Weight Control?

Here is a very good deal: Follow the SP advice of high protein/high vegetable-low carbs/low fat/low fruit/low alcohol and you WILL have a much greater chance of a longer, healthier and happier life. Now, that is a GREAT DEAL!

Apr 6th, 2019
Leftover Protein & Serotonin Boost Soup

Soups, all green veggies and any foods with a high water content count as high-volume, low-calorie foods that will help to stay longer satiated. Add protein to your a big pot soup to eat all week following the big weekend feast.

Apr 4th, 2019
Gas In Your Tank?

One of the “tools” that is helpful in your quest to follow a high protein/low carb dietary plan is that gas grill sitting on your deck, driveway or patio.

Mar 31st, 2019
Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar plank salmon with freshy ground pepper and fresh dill that you can cook on the grill or in the oven. This delicious salmon recipe belongs in a restaurant and is sure to WOW your dinner guests and a great meal for Phase One dietary plan.

Mar 26th, 2019
Should You Stay On Your Plate?

During your long-term weight control journey, try hard to “stay on your plate” and not do the “reach over” thing, especially when it comes to those high carb/high fat laden kids’ meals.

Mar 26th, 2019
Does Anger Lead to Weight Gain?

Assess your “anger meter” and if you find you run angry lots of the time, take the steps needed to lessen that anger. Your weight control efforts most likely be more successful.

Mar 25th, 2019
Vegetable-Stuffed Baked Eggplant -Vegan

This vegan eggplant recipe stuffed with a mixture of lightly seasoned cauliflower rice, sautéed mushrooms, and other vegetables. It's easy to make! Don't limit yourself to the vegetables for the stuffing - any vegetables will work!

Mar 21st, 2019
Zucchini Hummus recipe

This vegan hummus recipe is very frugal, being made entirely of zucchini and sunflower, with just a touch of tahini and very little olive oil. It really looks and tastes like hummus, especially when garnished with spices, herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.

Mar 21st, 2019
Are You a Stand Up?

When I hear the term “Stand Up” I immediately think about comedians that perform live at a comedy club or other entertainment venue. However, today I want to discuss the issue as to whether the “stand up” desk at work is healthier for people than sitting

Mar 21st, 2019
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