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Posted on: July 27, 2019 by
It’s easy to fall into the trap: A workout buddy passes along an exercise tip, and then you pass it along to others. Your kid’s coach gives you some advice, which you’ve heard elsewhere so you figure it must be true. In the world of fitness and weight loss, myths and half-truths abound.  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 23, 2019 by
One of the more uncomfortable encounters (for them, not for me) with a weight loss client is when they lie to me . . . and I know it every time. Two of the more common scenarios in which this happens are: Lie #1 A client will show me a perfect  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 9, 2019 by
𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠? In my opinion, yes, they should. 📌 There’s weight criteria for our checked luggage. If we’re over, we are charged for it at check-in. Baggage weight is taken very seriously by the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2003, the  [Read more...]
Posted on: January 19, 2019 by
I received this testimonial from a client last week. David is in his mid-to-late 50’s. The part about how I take a great personal interest in clients’ lives is the biggest compliment . . . and what sets my program apart. The weigh-in takes a minute. Checking a client’s food plan for the  [Read more...]
Posted on: January 5, 2019 by
I read a great article in 2017 entitledHey Sales Reps: Stop Chasing Shiny Objects and Get to Work!by Larry Levine, sales guru, trainer and coach. Anyway, his article was about how sales organizations focus too much on the “shiny new thing” — “social selling” (encouraging sales reps to establish their own brands on social  [Read more...]
Posted on: November 10, 2018 by
How did so many of our pets get so overweight? Recently, (August 2018) a woman named Susan Jenks of the New York Times published a story entitled “Our Fat Pets.” She shared statistics that 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in America are at unhealthy weights. She quoted the Association for Pet  [Read more...]
Posted on: October 23, 2018 by
These days, western culture is immersed in the pandemic of political correctness and group think. It’s the extraordinary arrogance of the p.c. movement that seeks to impose on people what is right, okay, fair, or acceptable to think and say. It’s positively Orwellian and, in my opinion, should be resisted by anyone who considers  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 24, 2018 by
Does society (through the industries of entertainment and fashion mostly) bombard us with ridiculous standards of body image, especially when it comes to women? Yes. Should we all do our part to reverse it by making normal-sized people feel confident in themselves and stop them from thinking they are fat? Yes But  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 17, 2018 by
Everyone knows about the stereotypical, overbearing, helicopter parent that sees their kid’s straight-A report card and asks, “Why no A+?” This kind of joke is apparently very funny to people without such parents but depressing and straightforwardly true to people who have them. Well, you get the exact same kind of people when  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 10, 2018 by
As consumers, of which I am one of course, we have those retail stores or service providers with whom we prefer to shop over others, whether because of the value they provide over others who may provide the same product or service, or the in-store shopping experience that one store provides over another,  [Read more...]
Posted on: June 15, 2018 by
Life works in mysterious ways.Who would have thought that the infertility roller coaster would lead me to what I am doing today. Prior to my getting married at the ripe “old” age of 36, I had been living on my own since I was 21. I was enjoying a great corporate career in  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 25, 2018 by
As I do every year immediately after New Year’s, I start to remind clients to get laser-focused on their weight loss goals because time passes quickly, and the difficult eating challenges (for most)—Easter and Passover holidays—will be upon us. But, something else is also drawing near: the senior prom. The senior prom  [Read more...]
Posted on: January 7, 2018 by
Did you ever consider all the lessons kids can learn in the kitchen, which can benefit them both at home and at school? Here’s why I believe ALL school-age kids should join their moms and dad in the kitchen. 1- Cooking teaches your child about eating well. Kids are receptive to conversations  [Read more...]
Posted on: September 9, 2017 by
A holiday is a holy day because it interrupts the daily flow of our usually very busy lives with messages and reminders that we need to make life worth living. As we approach the Jewish New Year in a few days, the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that so many will  [Read more...]
Posted on: August 19, 2017 by
Last week, a 17-year old client who lives 10 minutes away and had a 9:00 a.m. appointment, called the office at 9:05 to say there was a big car accident one block up (on a well-traveled road) from my office, and that’s why he was running late but that he’d be there shortly. About  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 5, 2017 by
Parents and students of all ages are in countdown mode for spring break . . . and with that of course comes the anticipated family vacations. (And the end of school and summer vacations are not far behind.) Now is the time that many clients start telling me that, as much as they are  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 17, 2017 by
If your high school senior son or daughter is obese, and if you think peer pressure and teen socialization is tough as it is, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! No, I’m not talking about the stress of waiting for acceptances to all those college applications.I’m also not referring to the pressures teens  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 10, 2017 by
Obesity is a high risk for a long list of serious medical diagnoses, as well as poor health in general. That translates to higher healthcare costs associated with those medical issues. Two thirds of a typical American workforce is overweight or obese. They are at a higher risk for developing the diseases that  [Read more...]
Posted on: November 14, 2016 by
Not surprisingly, I meet many people who have all the various medical issues associated with being overweight and obese: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, acid reflux, insulin resistance . . . just to name a few.Unfortunately, I find that too many have a very cavalier attitude about it.When I question whether or not  [Read more...]
Posted on: November 7, 2016 by
When you think of the word diet, do you think of it as a noun or a verb? The answer to that question may very well explain why dietingis so difficult for so many. Those who struggle the most with weight loss and lifestyle change are those whose underlying intention is to change  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 31, 2016 by
The official first day of summer is almost here. Sun. Surf. Sand. Barbecues and beer. Beautiful beach sunsets and bottles of wine. Happy hours and hang-overs. Alcohol is deeply entrenched in our culture as a way to have fun, let loose, and be social . . . and  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 17, 2016 by
I have worked with thousands of clients over the years, many of whom have come to me after having a liposuction procedure to learn how to eat correctly to lose a small amount of weight, 10 to 15 pounds, as well as how to keep it off so that the procedure they had  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 10, 2016 by
I don’t believe I’m going out on a limb when I say that we expect people in their fields of service to match what they’re selling. Speaking for myself, I do. We expect dentists to have good teeth. We expect dermatologists to have nice skin. We expect personal shoppers to  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 19, 2016 by
In his excellent article, Declutter Your Desk to Declutter Your Mind, Brett Berhoff wrote about the clutter-mind connection. In my line of work, I can say without question that physical clutter and chaos is directly linked to excessive weight. Clutter and excessive weight make a perfect match for each other because they  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 22, 2016 by
People are connected, and so their health is connected, said authors of their research findings a decade ago in The New England Journal of Medicine. It was the first time that prestigious journal published a study of how social networks affect health and, more specifically, how social networks play a powerful role in  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 10, 2016 by
In his article, The Path to Productivity: Focus On 1st Hour, William King speaks to those (managers, supervisors, department heads, etc.) who are, at the end of the day, responsible for production output of a team, be it in an office or manufacturing setting. He writes of the importance of the first hour of  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 7, 2016 by
I read a wonderful, informative article by George Armes, Over 50? 60? All’s (definitely) Not Lost! that provides one great piece of advice after another for older adults to get past the stereotypical younger recruiter across the desk to either get back into the job market or switch jobs. One of Mr. Armes’  [Read more...]
Posted on: December 5, 2015 by
An article by psychotherapist and marriage counselor, Mel Schwartz, For the Sake of the Children, really struck a nerve with me. Of course, it speaks about “working” at a marriage; that’s what we commit to on our wedding day. When all working fails, however, the whole notion of “staying together for the sake  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 21, 2015 by
Over the past several years, while obesity rates have increased in most age groups in the United States, the biggest rise has been in older adults. More recently (2017, America’s Health Rankings analysis ofCDC), numbers show that over 60% of adults aged 60 and older are overweight; and almost 40% are obese. Falls  [Read more...]