I hadn’t been feeling well for days. Couldn’t put my finger on it, but something was off. I had some heartburn and lethargy, but I’m a pretty busy girl, so I mentally pushed it aside and pressed on. Yeah … turns out, sometimes the universe bashes you over the head to get your attention. Wednesday […]
There are five distinct categories of weight loss programs: pre-packaged food diets, counting programs, restrictive diets, external influencers (pills etc.), and weight loss surgery. Is there one “perfect” diet? Let’s talk about how each category works and figure out if there’s a weight loss program that will be perfect for you!
I get questions all the time – from the “Ask Marilyn” button on the website, at speaking engagements during the Q&A, sometimes at the grocery store – when people learn that I’ve lost a lot of weight. Though I’m not shy, I admit it caught me off-guard at first. But truthfully, I think it’s really […]
In an article recently published in the journal The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, which hit the popular media by way of The Los Angeles Times (“Diet and exercise alone are no cure for obesity, experts say”) four well-respected weight-management physicians (from Mount Sinai Hospital, the University of Colorado, Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania) challenge […]
A recently released Group Health Cooperative long-term study revealed that severely obese people who have weight-loss surgery are living longer, and with a higher quality of life. As the study reported, patients were able to reverse disease, and remarkably, their mortality rate went down a staggering 53 percent. I believe it’s time to stop stigmatizing […]
Indeed, I had weight loss surgery. Because I know how hard I’ve worked to regain my health and break lifelong habits, I don’t see it as “cheating” at all. But I don’t talk about it very often so I think there may be an impression that I’m trying to hide it. In fact, I’m not. I […]