Monthly Archives: May 2013

The New York City soda ban was not without merit

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Photo courtesy of Google Images

First of all, let’s get something straight.  The New York City ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, at face value, was absolutely ridiculous.  The act of banning people from purchasing a giant sugary beverage is just plain foolish….laughable in fact. But when you examine things from a different angle, I believe this was a brilliant move by Mayor Bloomberg.  Allow me to explain why…. Continue reading

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Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting once and for all

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“I’m going on a diet.” Have you ever uttered these words? If so, what did you mean by “going”? Did you plan on returning? I’m sure you didn’t. The sad fact, however, is that diets are prone to fail and a round trip voyage is practically guaranteed. Based on the numbers, 90% of people who lose weight will gain it all back….sometimes even more!

Diets can be much like a rubber band.  You can stretch yourself to accomplish just about anything, but often times the rubber band will snap back to its original shape!  Many people spend their lives stretching the rubber band back and forth repeatedly, which is otherwise known as yo-yo dieting.  

A better approach to losing weight is to skip the diet concept altogether and instead make a lifestyle change. The idea behind changing your lifestyle is that the modifications you implement will be long-term and the effects will be permanent. In other words, imagine stretching the rubber band and then applying it to a hook….never to snap back and return to its original shape. Sounds easy, right? I’m kidding, obviously, but I do have some advice to share which may help out. Continue reading

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