Here we are, September.  Boy, did the summer go by quickly.

First, there’s the crazy pace of getting kids back to school: the shopping for clothes and supplies; the re-acclimation to a school schedule and going to sleep and getting up earlier . . . and transporting our college kids back to campus. Everyone, not just the kids, are all out of sync for the first couple of weeks, and if you’re trying to eat correctly that has a tendency to get pushed aside.

Then, just when things start settling in, lo and behold it’s October. Halloween candy will start to appear everywhere early in the month: On the counters at your hair and nail salons; at the reception desks of every office you walk into; in your own home, as you start to load up for the trick or treaters; and then the bags your kids bring home. Also in October are the Jewish high holy days. Then comes November and Thanksgiving, followed by December with Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities.

One fall feeding frenzy after another . . . the pace is fast and furious.

How many of you, at this same time last year, would have bet good money that THIS year all your weight would be gone . . . that you’d never allow yourself to go into one more holiday season being overweight or obese?

Time sure flies, doesn’t it? . . . and the same amount of time you lost is also just ahead of you. Don’t waste it . . . again.

Don’t tell yourself that this is the wrong time to begin weight loss . . . again. Don’t throw caution to the wind with a promise to yourself to start after the holidays . . . again. It is much better to start now, to have some discipline, guidance, structure and accountability throughout the holiday season than to make a promise to yourself to start after the New Year.  Who will hold you to that promise?  The same person to whom you made it last year? . . . namely, yourself? If you don’t do it now, you will absolutely be heavier after the holidays than you are right now. And it’s avoidable. You DO NOT have to start this fall/winter season the same way you started the last one.  It’s your choice.

~ Lori Boxer


Two blondes decided to split a can of Diet Coke.

One blonde opened the can, and poured half the contents into her own glass, and half into her friend's glass.

Before tossing the can, she stopped to read the nutritional information on the side.

“Only one calorie per can," she read aloud.

"Hmm," murmured the other blonde. "I wonder which glass has the calorie?"

Foolish Fad Fixes For Fat
Time to go back into the vault of dump, dopey and dangerous diets

The Disease of Kings (and Commoners)
Why do obese people get gout?

The Eat What You Want As Much As You Want Whenever You Want Weight Loss Program
Have you ever achieved (and maintained) a goal without any self-imposed restrictions?

You Can't Live Large In A Small World
Is your world becoming smaller as you become larger?

The Skinny on Soup
Keep it simple!

Basic Lifestyle
Tuna, Mushroom and Egg Quiche

Intermediate Lifestyle
Chopped Eggplant Relish

Advanced Lifestyle
Spicy Noodles with Chicken and Spinach

Final Lifestyle
Chicken with Roasted Pears and Wild Rice

Stabilization & Maintenance
Creamy Chicken Salad

Miss any of these Fat ChatSM episodes last month?

Here’s How Sushi Makes You Fat
The not-so-skinny on sushi.

The Weight Of The Workforce
Business owners CAN enjoy the benefits of a healthier and happier workforce—AND lower health insurance premiums.

The Pitfalls Of PCOS
A healthy weight is crucial to being in control of PCOS, or it will be in control of you.

Liposuction Is NOT A Weight Loss Strategy
Losing weight with liposuction is a losing proposition.

Do You Take Health Advice From An Unhealthy Doctor?
Aren’t obese doctors sending wrong message about weight to their patients?

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Here are some new additions to our Pinterest boards.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Cholesterol
The top four facts you need to know about cholesterol.

Why Your Random Eating Schedule Is Risky for Your Health
In defense of a more clock-focused diet.

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Recognizing PCOS early helps minimize its long-term complications.

How To Pack Salads So They’re Fresh All Week
Don't have time to cut up a salad every single night?

Photos for (and links to) recipes at our site:

(Basic) Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade
(Intermediate) Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs
(Advanced) Beef Daube Provencal
(Final) Carmelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta
(Stabilization) Balsamic Chicken with Olives and Walnuts


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~ Lori

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