Monthly column on diet, exercise and my weight loss journey.

In the course of doing a daily radio show, a lot of information comes across my desk, much of it having to do with diet, health and exercise.  Here’s just a sampling of some recent reports.

This comes as a surprise: Turns out killing time on your phone while eating lunch at your desk actually helps you eat less. Researchers, reporting in the Journal of Nutrition, found that when people sat down to a meal for 15 minutes while playing a computer game, they ate 150 fewer calories than when they ate the same meal without tech or other distractions.


Life these days is enough to give your heartburn. If you suffer from constant heartburn, put your fork down. Having heartburn can be a sign that you should try to shed a few pounds. Study after study, including those in the research journal Obesity, confirms that overweight and obese people frequently show more symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, and reflux than average-weight individuals — and losing weight generally alleviates the symptoms.

Here’s a weird way to watch your weight — use tongs when you snack. According to new research, published in research journal Appetite, using tongs on things like pretzels and
chips forces you to slow down and pay attention to how much you’re consuming, helping you eat 30 percent less and feel fuller sooner.

Need more than just random tips?  Consider connecting with the professionals.  Dr Lodge and his team of professionals at Cool Springs MD. Eight ago, I lost 65 pounds in 16 weeks and haven’t looked back.  If you are frustrated with your weight loss journey, consider partnering with the knowledge, and encouragement that comes with physician driven weight loss at Cool Springs MD.

This monthly column is a two-way street.  I would love to hear from you.  What has helped you lose weight?  Any tips you would like to share?  I welcome your feedback, thoughts and ideas and look forward to sharing them in a future article.  You can email me at [email protected]  or feel free to call me during my live radio show – weekdays between 3 pm – 7 pm on 94 FM The Fish. (800) 826-3637

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