Weight loss affirmations

Continuing the affirmation series with some affirmations from the Michelangelo weight management seminar: I eat foods which are good for me and I easily and lovingly approach my perfect weight. I approve of myself. I like myself. I take full responsibility for all my actions and all that happens to me. I know all exercise […]

Eat meat – gain weight

A research team from my Alma Mater, Imperial College, London has performed a research on meat consumption and weight gain. The study tested 400,000 people from ten European countries and showed that those who consumed more meat gained more weight even when they consumed the same number of calories as others who ate less meat. […]

Weight loss by reduction of temptation

Weight loss is not easy in advanced industrial countries with plenty of tempting foods. These are often designed in laboratories to be addictive. So a great way to manage and reduce your weight is through getting rid of temptations. You have to be serious about this if you are serious about losing weight. Go through […]

Reduce that portion size

I recently wrote that by eating slowly you can manage and reduce your weight. One great way of forcing yourself to eat slower and to lose weight is by eating much smaller portions. Did you know that plates in the USA are larger than those in Europe – we eat larger portions and end up […]

Slow down you are eating too fast

Why are so many of us, Americans, fat and the French can eat such wonderful foods full of cream, cheese and other supposedly fattening foods and yet they are in general slim? OK – one reason is that their portion sizes are reasonable (way smaller than those in the USA). A more important reason is […]

Hanging on free ropes

I’m wondering if you, like us were the hosts of festivities, have so much extra high calorie, high sugar, high fat foods left from the fourth of July celebration. You have paid for the excess food  and now have the choice to further damage your health by eating the food (a little celebration food goes […]

Well balanced diet

There are fad diets everywhere. These may want you to eat one or tweo ingredients or cut down one component of healthy well balanced diets. The good news is that any diet may work in the short run. You can lose weight – and sometimes quite rapidly – on the most stupid and unhealthy diet. […]

Use public transportation and reduce your weight

Recent research by scientists at University of Pennsylvania  has demonstrated that people who use public transportation will reduce their weight. The researchers did not propose the reason for such weight loss. My own guess is that you walk more when you use public transportation. When I lived in London I took the tube (subway) and […]

Glycemic load

Glycemic load is a term related to glycemic index. The later index is a term which denotes the speed of carbohydrates being absorbed into the blood stream in the form of glucose. The higher the glycemic index the more rapidly the sugars are absorbed. A GI of above 55 is considered too high. Glycemic load […]

Eat low glycemic index breakfast

You have heard that we should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper. You may have also have heard that eating low glycemic index meals and snacks control your blood sugar level – keeping it even and balanced – hence helping you manage your weight and stay healthy. […]