Note: I am not a doctor or medical professional. Please do not start any new diet or exercise program without consulting your own doctor first.
Like many people with weight issues, as well as serious health issues that are exacerbated by weight, I dream of the day when Science develops a magic pill that we can take once a day and then eat whatever we want to. Ice cream, cake, cotton candy. The sugar bowl and a stick of butter. Ahem. So it’s no surprise when a possible solution shows up and everyone flocks to the idea. And everyone has different results. My nutritionist says the right diet is the one that works for you. Let’s look at some things that have arisen in this field. Continue reading “Magic Bullets”
Hi, I’m Demi and I have depression. I’m lucky in that I am on medication for this illness and can function as a normal person most of the time. But when I face challenges like a dear friend being murdered or my dog being taken away suddenly and much too young by cancer, I fall apart. And that’s when I seek help. Continue reading “Mental Challenges”
I take one Sunday every month to discuss health topic for writers. I thought I had found the best possible diet when I stopped eating beef and pork. It did work for a while, but I still need to get a handle on carbs. I thought I was keeping myself in good shape by walking every day. Sure, it helps, but it’s not gonna let me drop the pounds I need to shed. Continue reading “In the Swim”
The older I get, the more muscle tone I lose. At the same time, my memory is like a steel trap, rusted shut. And I absolutely have a limited amount of time to get my books and stories written. So you would think, wouldn’t you, that I would make healthy living a top priority. Totally the sane way to go during my sunset years. Continue reading “Flabby Body, Flabby Brain”
We are not talking about what you eat here. I’m talking about how. Those people are out there that forget to eat for a whole day. Food is not their focus, not their reason for living, and not the least the one thing they plan out every morning. Thin eaters are living their lives and eating to live. Fat eaters are eating their lives and living to eat. Often, those meals are not as satisfying as you would think. Continue reading “Are You a Thin Eater or a Fat Eater?”
Disclaimer: I am not a trained medical person of any kind. I am a person struggling with my own weight and health issues. I like to research subjects and post about them once per month. As writers tend to sit and type or write longhand most of their day, I like to look at things from the point of view of ways to stay healthy while writing. Continue reading “Antioxidents”
Personally, I never seem to have positive things to say about my own weight loss. I try things, I walk every day and avoid things that are “bad” for me. Mostly, nothing changes. I firmly believe that there is something I can do easily to improve my health and weight. That’s the key to my choices. I must have chocolate. I must have ice cream. I must have coffee. Continue reading “Beefing It Up”