Monthly Archives: January 2023

Is There A Butterfly Effect?

The term “butterfly effect” was coined by meteorologist Edward Lorenz in a speech in 1972.  He discovered in the 1960’s that tiny, butterfly-scale changes to the starting point of his computer weather models resulted in anything from sunny skies to violent storms, with no way to predict in advance what the outcome might be.  So, potentially […]

The Impact On Outcomes

Here is a definition of “Outcome”: the way a thing turns out; a consequence. Looking at the definition, the “THING” referred to could be lots of different things including: The outcome of a football game (Go Giants!!!…and already my patients that are Eagles’ fans are taunting me with texts about what they think will happen […]

So Many Options!

This is the time of year when you cannot avoid seeing a bunch of advertisements for “weight loss” products, programs, diets and other potential interventions to help people lose weight.  Some of these are well known and have been around for years including: Meal replacement programs such as Nutrisystems and Jenny Craig Online coaching programs […]

The Impact On SAD On Weight Control

I am writing this entry on a dark, cold early January morning.  Although the lights have not been taken down as yet in our household, the “holiday feeling” is clearly gone.   There is no longer an anticipatory excitement about an upcoming gathering, celebration, gift exchange, etc.  These are for the most part, in the […]