Tag Archives: Obesity

How to keep emotional eating from ruining your weight loss

What emotion sends you to the refrigerator or the snack cupboard, or both? Angry, elated, confused, sad, bored, anxious, depressed, joyful, lonely… or all of these and more? Emotions can be uncomfortable. Food is used to regulate the discomfort and try to feel something good instead of bad. Emotional eating is arguably the major reason […]

Thanks for reminding me I used to be fat

Christmas, as are other holidays, is a time when families get together. Sometimes we don’t get through family gatherings without laughter and tears. Tears of joy and laughter are the good times. but in some families the dynamics are not joyful, but better described as painful. For those of us who were once fat and aren’t fat […]

Yesterday I ate too much and I’m paying the price

Yesterday was a nothing-special day. It wasn’t a holiday; I wasn’t invited to a party. It was a plain, old day and I don’t have a good reason for eating as much as I did. Worse than eating too much without a good reason, I ate too much stuff that didn’t even taste all that […]

5 best ways to lose weight in the summer in Maine

I don’t even like to write this, but it’s the sad truth. Summer is coming to an end in Maine. Kids will be back in school before the month is over. Some of the eager-beaver trees can’t even wait until September for their leaves to start changing. Lots of people love the fall, but I’m […]

What to do when your size 10 is no longer “perfect”

Believe it or not, in 1971 I was 5’7″ tall and weighed 125 pounds. I was a perfect size 10. I can say that with complete confidence because my first full-time job after graduating from high school was a pattern maker’s model for 3 (preppy,/collegiate) quality clothing manufacturers – John Meyer of Norwich, Emily M, […]

Are all vegans skinny?

People searching for a way to lose weight and get healthier may consider going vegan. That’s not a bad plan, but many people don’t understand what a vegan is. Going vegan is more than just shunning meat which defines vegetarians who do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans do not use other animal products and […]

If Obesity is a disease, what is the medicine to cure it?

Obesity is a disease. I don’t want to waste time arguing whether it’s a choice or a sign of a lazy individual who won’t get off the couch and stop eating junk food. Obesity is a disease and it’s a chronic disease; it’s a disease with no cure like arthritis, diabetes, and Crohn’s. Like many […]

Santa is fat so he must be unhealthy, right?

Originally published 12/6/14 Santa Claus is the most famous fat man in the world. He usually gets a pass for his heavyweight condition, except from nutcase, anti-obesity activist Meme Roth who says, “the customary image of Santa Claus is close to morbidly obese.”  She believes he should be re-invented into a jolly old elf who resembles […]

Quarters and Collarbones

I usually blog about losing weight. Today I’m blogging about dangerous weight loss. I have written about dangerous ways to lose weight and there are many. This time I’m writing about the danger of losing too much weight. While much attention is given to the health benefits of weight loss, less attention is given to the […]