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 […]

Change your if to when

I have emphasized the value of asking good questions.  One way of asking good question’s is to change the if to when if you expect the question to be answered positively. The reverse is also true to change when into if when you expect a negative answer. Thus suppose you want to lose fifteen pounds […]

Gym parking contradiction

I just went to the gym to exercise. Both when I arrived here and when I left I noticed some people waiting a few minutes so they could get a parking spot near the entrance.  It doesn’t make sense to me. Here are people going to exercise and they refuse to walk a few extra […]

Walk your camera

I have written many posts about walking and how with swimming it is one of the best exercises for health. It is low impact, moves all muscle groups, and since it is cross-lateral and increases oxygen in the blood is great for the brain. In one of my previous posts I added how walking outside […]

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 […]

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 your brain for weight loss

Actually given that the brain can only use glucose aerobically (using oxygen to burn the glucose completely to water and carbon dioxide) thinking deep thoughts does burn a few extra calories. In fact chess grandmasters get totally physically exhausted and lose a few pounds but that’s not what this post is about. I was reading […]