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Gaining empathy for those with personality disorders

September 30, 2013


I wrote a post called Antidepressants and weight-loss, and how to make dieting and exercise work better for you if you have issues with depression, which started off: From the lecture I reference below: “Depression is the most damaging disease you can experience.” Notice the word DISEASE. If you are one of those people who hears “depression” […]

A patient’s compliance is not just the patient’s responsibility

September 16, 2013

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I’ve detailed my health insurance issues before. With the new laws taking effect soon I was researching things again. I came across this great discussion of Obamacare on Reddit. Really, I was just looking for an easy to understand summation, and the thread provides that. A doctor then weighed in on what was about to […]

Using the concept of antifragility with your exercise routine and health

August 29, 2013


I just got done reading the majority of the book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. I say the majority because while this book has some cool insights, it’s 433 pages, and probably could have been 100. This is not an easy read. The author, Nicholas Taleb, is a mathematician / statistician / whatever you want […]

Using the concept of “flow” with your exercise program (Reasons for falling off the wagon)

July 15, 2013

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I’m currently working through the book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.  From Wikipedia: “Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.” Or being “in the zone.” One of the […]

A plausible explanation for crash dieting

May 23, 2013


I recently read The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Seducing America, by the well known Dr. Drew Pinksy. Dr. Drew is the guy from Celebrity Rehab, Loveline, amongst other things. He is very well known for being an addiction specialist who works with celebrities. Truth be told, I never gave him much thought. I always […]

Stop focusing so much on the “type” of food you’re eating

December 19, 2012


One of the biggest mistakes I see with people who are trying to make significant changes to their bodyweight is too much focus on the type of food they’re eating. This really might be the biggest hurdle initially. For some reason people seem to believe they can eat however much they want, but as long as […]

You are not unique, you are not special, you are not different

December 17, 2012


To my clients who read this, this is not aimed at any particular one of you. Although I’m sure some of you will recognize yourselves at one point, I didn’t have one of you in mind when I wrote this. It’s more an amalgam of what I’ve seen over the years. So don’t worry, I […]

Example of how looking a certain way won’t solve all your problems

December 13, 2012


A couple of months ago I wrote a post Why you’re still having issues with your weight. In that post I detailed a specific type of person and scenario whereby losing weight in order to accomplish a particular “look” rarely ends up satisfying people like they think it will. I know to a lot of people this […]