Tag Archives: healthy lifestyle

You can do more for your overweight teen by closing your mouth than trying to control what they put into theirs

It’s heartbreaking to have an overweight teen. It doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or boy, you know that weight is a major reason why your child is unhappy. Let’s not pretend that an overweight teen doesn’t make the parents unhappy too. As a parent you’re concerned about how your teen’s weight affects friendships and […]

Eating healthy isn’t the way to lose weight

Do you want to lose weight? You’re not going to do it by eating healthy and here is why. Let’s start to stop calling food healthy right now! You can have “healthy habits” because that’s using the word correctly. in this context the word healthy is used as an adjective adverb. Your healthy habits may include eating […]

How to lose weight for the last time

If you’re like me and a lot of other people, you’re no stranger to losing weight. You have done it before, maybe many times, and now you want to do it again. Wouldn’t it be great if this time is the last time you’ll ever need to lose weight again? How cool would it be […]

Get off your but and lose that weight

Yes, of course you want to lose weight. That’s why you clicked on this, but there is one word that can stop you. If you find yourself saying but you are setting yourself up to fail. Using but is like throwing up a big Jersey barrier on your road to success.       Everybody […]

Daylight savings time, heart attacks and lifestyle

Maine, along with several other New England states are considering ending the seasonal time shifts. There are multiple arguments for keeping daylight savings time year round and one of them is a significant increased risk of heart attacks. The argument for getting on the same time zone as the Canadian Maritimes, Atlantic Time Zone, include […]

How to make healthy lifestyle change

Getting married is arguably a major lifestyle change. It may be the biggest lifestyle change we’ll ever experience. Although not quite as much of a lifestyle change as marriage, switching from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle is another major change.  They’e similar in that there are four distinct phases for each. Understanding what’s […]

How to make your home your weight loss haven

Your environment affects your behavior. It’s been proven multiple times in multiple ways. You can use that to power your healthy lifestyle behavior. Arranging your personal environment – your home – can do a lot to make weight management strategies a normal part of your daily routine. KITCHEN “If you don’t have it, you can’t eat it!” I’m […]

Maine Firefighter fights excess weight with Weight Watchers

When Weight Watchers of Maine launched its Fit to Rescue ME program in the spring of 2013 offering free Weight Watchers meetings to firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians, Phippsburg firefighter, Dana McClean signed up. He successfully fought fires, but wasn’t as successful fighting his weight. http://wabi.tv/2014/05/21/weight-watchers-offers-free-program-maine-police-fire-rescue-personnel/ Mclean confides, “Since I was a very young […]

How to candyproof yourself before Halloween gets here

It’s almost here. It’s Halloween and it’s been the death of many a good diet for decades, probably centuries. Probably ever since the trick-or-treat tradition began mothers (and others) who’ve been doing their best to take off a few or many pounds find their efforts go asunder when the kiddies come home with the Halloween […]