Monthly Archives: September 2022

Are Peas A Good Choice?

  We have always heard that dietary approaches loaded with fruits and vegetables are “good” for us.  However, when focusing on weight control, prioritizing protein intake is paramount to success.  Vegetables are a good source as well but not all vegetables are “created equal” as this relates to weight control.  There are a number of […]

Expanding The Circle Of Life

Any Disney “Lion King” fans out there?  The incredibly popular movie and Broadway show had a number of memorable tunes, but there was not one song more popular that “Circle Of Life”. The “Circle of Life” isn’t a concrete thing you can point to or look at. Rather, it’s a symbolic term for the series […]

Keeping Your Enemies Farther Away

  Many patients have used the word “sweets” to describe the derailing food sources that thwart their weight control efforts.  They are referring to the myriad of sugar-laden snacks, desserts and other food items that have a sugary (or sweet) taste.  As soon as I hear a person use the word “sweet” I immediately interject […]

The Importance Of Compartmentalizing

  Here is a definition of “Compartmentalize”:  To compartmentalize something means to divide it into separate sections. Some people compartmentalize their lives and don’t mix their personal and professional pursuits.  Often, compartmentalizing is a defense mechanism in which people mentally separate conflicting thoughts, emotions, or experiences to avoid the discomfort of contradiction. Focusing on weight control:  Stress […]

Are We headed To Idiocracy?

On my daily elliptical workout I usually will watch either sports or movies to divert my attention away from the boredom of the repetitive movements.  As I was turning the channels thjs morning I found a sort of ridiculous movie starring Luke Wilson, Dax Shepard and Maya Rudolph.  The movie was about an average intelligence […]