A 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.


If you can’t seem to find the motivation to get up and move, new research out of Australia in the Lancet Digital Health, reports it may be worth investing in a fitness tracker, smart watch, or pedometer. There’s a connection between wearable activity trackers, exercising more, and losing weight. The study finds these tracking devices encourage people to walk up to 40 minutes more per day (roughly 1,800 more steps). This results in an average weight loss of 2.2 pounds over the course of five months.


Want to lose weight an easy way? Munch on cucumbers daily. You can shed up to 4 pounds without dieting.  According to India’s Phytochemistry Research Lab, scientists say compounds in cucumber steady blood sugar and kills hunger pains and cravings.


Plastic water bottles are not good for the environment. And now we find that plastic water bottles aren’t good for you, either. According to an article in Woman’s World magazine, swapping your plastic water bottle for a glass or metal one prevents exposure to compounds that can make you gain weight.

Need more than just random tips?  Consider connecting with the professionals.  Dr Lodge and his team of professionals at Cool Springs MD. Eleven years ago, I lost 65 pounds in 16 weeks thanks to Dr Lodge and his team.  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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