Monthly Archives: May 2014

Guidelines for Families (with or without) a Fat KId

I prefer “fat kid” over the term childhood obesity. I hate the clinical sound of the phrase.   Let’s just call them KIDS! We don’t need labels for children that describe their physical features! The important thing to remember is they are no different than any other kid weighing less and should not be treated […]

Unhealthy Weight or Unhealthy Habits?

I’m not a doctor. I’m not a scientist. I haven’t spent my life studying or researching this. No doctor, no research scientist, just a wife/mother/grandmother and I suspect I’m smart enough (I like to think that anyway) to have been one of the aforementioned occupations if I were interested enough to follow through. The point […]

Are You Fat? I Won’t Judge!

Are you fat? It’s okay with me. I don’t care what you weigh, nor should nobody else care. There is nothing about being fat that makes a person any less valuable or wonderful than a thinner person! Some thin people are not wonderful at all! I know what it’s like to be fat and treated […]

Trying to be the Animal I Was Born to Be!

Research conducted with 18-month-old to 5-year-old children showed that young kids can balance calories to energy needs. Scientists came to the conclusion by monitoring the food consumed by children at a university lab/daycare facility. The children were put into two groups. One group was offered a snack of whole yogurt. The other group was served […]

Sunday Setback Savvy

Monday is the unofficial day to start a new diet. Monday is tomorrow! That makes Sunday a good day to evaluate the last diet cut short before reaching goal. Many diets end with reaching goal but the new lower weight isn’t maintained because once the goal weight is reached, the weight-loss diet gets replaced with the former […]

Super Slimming Saturday Strategies

Saturdays are just right for socializing and losing weight! Balancing socializing and weight loss takes finesse. It’s a skill and anybody can learn how to do it. Here are the basic steps: 1. Know your limits. Whether you’re counting calories, PointsPlus values, diabetic exchanges, or some other tracking method know how many you have to […]