Category: weight problems and management

“How I “broke up” with junk food and fell in love with healthy eating”- top post of 2016

my most viewed post this year; how my friend learned to love life and food again

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“in love with healthy eating”- an update

“in love with healthy eating”- an update

  ( This post contains affiliate product links; purchase through these links pays a commission to this blog; thank you) Almost a year ago I introduced you to my friend Pam who successfully lost weight a few years ago. Perhaps more important than achieving her weight loss goals, she actively maintains those goals and enthusiastically helps others … Continue reading “in love with healthy eating”- an update

Update on weight management options

  This blog has looked at several approaches to weight loss. First and always are lifestyle changes involving food choices, and eating habits. Along with that, one needs to start or increase physical activity. There are many different ways to achieve these, from books, videos, group activities, online programs, counselling and many combinations of these. For those … Continue reading Update on weight management options

Heartburn, hernias, and how to lose weight – a Q&A post

Today I am answering a medical question about my recent post on a new option for weight loss without using drugs or invasive surgery. The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July 2015.  The device can be  offered to adults with BMI 30-40 At least one obesity-related condition- hypertension, … Continue reading Heartburn, hernias, and how to lose weight – a Q&A post

Good news- more weight management options

I have written about several approaches to weight loss. First and always is lifestyle changes involving food choices, and eating habits. Along with that, one needs to start or increase physical activity. There are many different ways to achieve these, from books, videos, group activities, online programs, counselling and many combinations of these. For those … Continue reading Good news- more weight management options

“How I “broke up” with junk food and fell in love with healthy eating”

( This post contains affiliate product links; purchase through these links pays a commission to this blog; thank you) I am pleased to introduce you to my friend Pam. My husband and I met Pam and her husband in a ballroom dance class. I was immediately captivated by her radiant smile and Southern charm. Since then I have … Continue reading “How I “broke up” with junk food and fell in love with healthy eating”

Which weight loss programs work best?

In my last post about obesity, I described a woman who lost weight by some fairly simple yet effective lifestyle changes. 6 steps to losing weight and gaining hope But some people like and do better with something structured. Therefore, commercial weight loss programs are plentiful and popular. But do they work? A group of … Continue reading Which weight loss programs work best?

6 steps to losing weight and gaining hope

In  previous posts I   defined obesity  and explained how it adversely affects health. What is obesity and why does it matter?  Waist size matters     And acknowledged that losing weight is difficult, often unsuccessful for a variety of reasons, and in need of  new avenues to address the problem. Obesity revisited     But most people … Continue reading 6 steps to losing weight and gaining hope

Waist size matters; what’s yours?

I started a series about obesity by introducing the concept  of body mass index, BMI. https://watercresswords.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/words-that-matter-what-is-obesity-and-why-does-it-matter/ But physicians also consider another measurement in diagnosing obesity. Simply waist size. Something most of us don't think about until we want  to buy new clothes, or notice that the old ones don't fit. But an elevated waist circumference can be … Continue reading Waist size matters; what’s yours?