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A monthly column on diet, exercise and my weight loss journey.

Weight loss.  A topic with no shortage of news, opinions, and advice.  Here are a few reports I thought you would find interesting.


Decide On Dessert

Want to eat healthier? Decide on what your dessert is going to be before you choose your meal. A new study from the University of Arizona shows that knowing ahead of time that you’ll be treating yourself makes you more likely to choose healthy foods and smaller portions during your meal.

Eat Less

We’re not lazy, we just eat too much. Even if you love to work out, losing weight may be impossible unless you push yourself away from the table. Scientists compared activity levels now and in the 1980s, just before obesity rates started to climb, and discovered we’re getting the same amount of exercise. That means one thing: We’re overeating. According to an article in Health magazine, If you want to drop a dress size, experts say, you’ll have more luck if you eat less instead of exercising more.

Dogs Make Us Healthier

Want to lose weight or get outside more? Get a dog. A new survey finds seven in ten dog owners found they’ve become physically healthier since getting a dog. Almost three-quarters of respondents (72%) agreed that having a dog gives them a chance to explore their surrounding natural areas more than they would have otherwise.

It’s a journey – diet and exercise – weight gain and loss.  My journey started in 2011 with Dr Lodge and the team at Cool Springs MD.  They helped me lose 65 pounds in 16 weeks.  Do you need help on your journey?  Connect with Dr Lodge and Cool Springs MD, you won’t regret it.

Dr Lodge and his team of personal trainers, dieticians and medical professionals are ready to help you with their stated goal for everyone to be “Happy, Healthy and Whole”

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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