Monthly Archives: March 2023

The Importance Of Body Composition

Let’s discuss this fictitious person:  Male, age 33, 5 feet 10 inches 220 pounds: BMI is 31.6.  With the definition of “obesity” being a BMI 30-40 (above 40 is termed “morbid obesity”) the person is clinically “obese”.  With obesity being a major risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s Disease, this 33 […]

Is V8 Juice Good For Losing Weight?

A question we are often asked during our program is whether V8 juice (or similar “Vegetable Juice”) is compatible and should be a part of our weight control program.  First, let’s break down the content of V8 juice: V8 juice was originally developed in Illinois in 1933 and it contains the same 8 vegetables now […]

The Most Common Cause Of Death

What did the following people have in common? Alex Haley (author of “Roots”) John Candy Louis Armstrong Davy Jones (Lead singer of the Monkees) Charles Darwin Rick James James Gandolfini (aka “Tony Soprano”) Elvis Presley The answer:  They all died from heart disease. According to data from the CDC, heart disease ranks number one as […]

If I Were A Rich Man (Or Woman)

The other day I posted an entry about “Traditions” and the impact of these on weight control.  The blog was a sort of tribute to the actor Topol, who died several days ago.  He was famous for his portrayal of Tevya, the main character in the musical, “Fiddler On The Roof”.   Aside from him […]

Beauty and (Taming) The Beast

There is “Beauty” in all of us…there are beautiful parts of our external appearances as well as beautiful components of our personalities, hearts and souls. Changing direction, there is also the “Beast” inside all of us.  When I use the word “beast” I am referring to that part of the definition that states “an animal”.  […]

YOUR No No Song

In 1974 Ringo Starr (of The Beatles fame) came out with a song called “ The No No Song”.   The song was a fun tune written by Hoyt Axton and David Jackson…NOT penned by Paul McCartney or John Lennon.  In the song, the narrator meets a woman from Colombia who offers him marijuana; a woman from Mallorca, Spain who offers […]