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The upcoming joyous holiday season will not be so joyous for many.  For those with even mild depression the extra burden of being overweight during this time of year only makes things worse.  Weight No More Diet Center has a lot of experience working with overweight clients who suffer from depression, and we know first hand that reducing weight also reduces levels of anxiety and stress.  Eating correctly improves body chemistry, which helps to lift one’s mood and make a person feel better.  For those who have always used food as a comfort, we can teach them how to choose better comfort foods, which won’t leave them feeling deprived or guilty.  Our clients who suffer from depression lose significant amounts of weight for the first time in their lives ... and, as a result, have anti-depressant meds lowered.

If you’re overweight and if you suffer from depression, or if you know someone who is, please reach out to us through our Visitor Questionnaire at our web site.  We can and want to help.

Something to keep in mind over Thanksgiving:




Focus on what you are getting,
not what you are giving up.


Basic Lifestyle
Garlicky Green Beans

Intermediate Lifestyle
Creamed Onions

Advanced Lifestyle
Upside Down Pumpkin Pie

Final Lifestyle
Portobellos with Goat Cheese

Stabilization & Maintenance
Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade

Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade and Creamed Onions are just two of the great recipes on our Thanksgiving Menu this year.


To honor the season, here are 4 Thanksgiving puzzles.  Have fun (and let your kids play along with you!).

Birds Wondering About Pilgrims   
Pumpky the Pumpkin
Squashes Feeling Thankful  

Some Turkey Tidbits

• In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday in November would be a national day of Thanksgiving.
• The male turkey is called a tom.
• The female turkey is called a hen.
• Baby turkeys are called poults.
• A 16-week old turkey is called a fryer.
• A 5 to 7 month old turkey is called a young roaster
• Male turkeys gobble.  Hens do not.  They make a clicking noise.
• The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.
• Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour. They can run 20 miles per hour.
• Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited.
• Turkeys don’t really have ears like ours, but they have very good hearing.
• Turkeys can see in color.  They do not see well at night.
• In England, 200 years ago, turkeys were walked to market in herds.  They wore booties to protect their feet.
• The red-pink fleshy growth on the turkey’s head and upper neck is called a caruncle.
• The long, red, fleshy area that grows from the turkey’s forehead over the bill is called a snood.
• The fleshy growth under a turkey’s throat is called a wattle.
• Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President of the United States.  The President does not eat the live turkey.  He “pardons” it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm.

Ode to Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!


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