Monthly Archives: July 2015

Losing Those Pesky Post-Pregnancy Pounds

This one is for the ladies. You’re thrilled at the birth of your new baby, and you’re happy to be home. But then . . . you look in the mirror and, uh oh . . . all of a sudden you’re not too thrilled and happy anymore! Weight control is a [Read more...]

The Big Boned Theory

“I’m not really that overweight; I’m big boned!” If I had a couple of bucks for every client that has said that to me over the years, I could have retired years ago! There is such a thing as being big boned—but it’s not a medical term, and it’s never used [Read more...]

The Childhood Obesity Blame Game: Parents Are The Key!

When you walk past an elementary school, or day camp, or food court at the mall, chances are that most of the kids you see are either overweight or obese. What are parents of obese 8-10 year old kids thinking when their children are gorging on 1/2 pound burgers with onion rings and [Read more...]

Pills, Powders, Packages … Oh My! The Pitfalls of Dieting

Diets, especially fad diets or “quick-fix” plans—the pills, the powders, the packaged plans … a.k.a. “The Pitfall Programs”—often set you up for failure because: You feel deprived. Diets that cut out entire groups of food, such as carbs or fat, are simply impractical, not to mention unhealthy. The key is moderation. Eliminating entire [Read more...]

Are Your Kids Important to You?

When I meet a very overweight or obese client for the first time, aside from discussing the obvious—such medical issues they may have, what medications they may be on, how many times they’ve tried to lose weight before, whether their spouse is also overweight, etc.—I inquire as to their children. Not surprisingly, most overweight [Read more...]

Snoring in the Obese Child

Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep: long pauses in breathing, a lot oftossing and turning in bed, chronic mouth breathing during sleep, night sweats (owing to increased effort to breathe)? All these, but especially the snoring, are possible signs of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), [Read more...]