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  • Guilt-Free Chocolate Pudding

    By Sima Cohen

    April 4, 2014 | 9:26 am

    My clients always a share with me that no matter how much they follow my guidelines to eating healthy and having a PCF combo with every meal (except for dinner) every once in-a while, they get sweet tooth. Totally fine. I encourage them to go ahead and follow that sweet tooth,...

  • Traveling Around the World…in Sin

    Amy Sommer

    August 2, 2013 | 5:17 am

    From Westside Today:

    “Traveling in Sin” is a love story and travel memoir rolled in to a single, enjoyable book. Written by George Rajna and Lisa Niver Rajna, the travelers who fell in love while traversing the Far East, the inveterate travelers include 80 beautiful photos from...

  • The Nutella Diet

    By Joy Bennett

    July 24, 2013 | 1:50 am

    We all have to look our best in Hollywood, and if you tried and tried to loose weight and just can't because of a nasty sweet tooth like me, try my Nutella Diet.  I'm using it and it works to gently melt away those pounds, all while satisfying your cravings for sweets.

    Here's the...

  • True Weight Loss Story: Lisa Niver Rajna lost 58 pounds while Traveling the Globe

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 23, 2013 | 2:59 am

    True Weight Loss Story: Lisa Niver Rajna lost 58 pounds while Traveling the Globe

    Lisa Niver Rajna is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club, a unique group limited to travelers who have visited 100 or more countries. She enjoys trekking to new locales so much, she...

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  • 10 Protein Power Foods for Rapid Weight Loss

    By Sima Cohen

    May 31, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    So many people turn to crazy fad diets to shed the pounds, because they promise dramatic (and dare I say unrealistic) results. Not only are these diets proven to be ineffective, they can also be very dangerous to your health. Losing weight is quite simple, really: exercise...

  • Ask Sima

    By Sima Cohen

    May 4, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    I get a lot of health and fitness questions from friends, clients, and fellow parents. When it comes to losing weight, it's amazing how much people truly don't know, and we're constantly bombarded with "information" - most of it not true - that can be misleading and confusing....

  • 8 SUPER FAST Ways to Lose Weight for Summer

    By Sima Cohen

    April 17, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    Believe the hype! Fast ways to lose weight do exist! In fact, you might be surprised at how many quick, effective ways to lose weight quickly there actually are. All you need to do is read and implement:

    1. Prepare Your Own Meals
    Preparing your own meals is the #1 step in fast...

  • Vigor Trigger: Asparagus

    By Elana Horwich

    March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Asparagus is in season!

    Wondering why it has a unique affect on your potty? Me too. I don’t know why. But it does:

    • strengthen and stimulate kidney function.
    • have an abundance of Vitamin K which helps your blood to clot normally.
    • offer itself as a natural weight...
  • Estonian newspaper runs fake weight loss ad using photo of Nazi victims

    September 10, 2012 | 9:16 am

    An Estonian weekly newspaper ran a mock ad for weight loss pills using a photo of prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp.

    The fake ad appeared in the humor section of the Eesti Ekspress, according to reports.

    It was designed to mock a recent ad for an Estonian gas company that...

  • A New Weight Loss Drug is Closer to FDA Approval

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    May 11, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    The current range of options for medications for weight loss is not encouraging. The only medication approved by the FDA for long-term use for weight loss is orlistat, available over the counter by the brand name Alli, or Xenical by prescription. It is only modestly effective and its...

  • From Flab to Fab: Kosher style fitness

    April 10, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Year after year, the number one new year’s resolution people have is to lose weight. And, according to Time magazine, it’s also the number one broken resolution. Great intentions in January fall by the wayside and, come spring, warmer weather and lighter clothes remind us of...

  • Lisa is a L.E.A.N Traveler! (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 12, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Staying Fit and Lean

    Recently I was interviewed for L.E.A.N. Traveler about staying fit while traveling. I lost sixty pounds from when I first met George to when we got married!

    Here is part of the L.E.A.N. Traveler interview:

    What are your top three tips for staying lean while...

  • Be the Change! Be Better!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 3, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Five years ago I went on a New Year’s cruise and made two resolutions:

    To buy a condo and to find a long-term relationship. I had been focused on these items already but now I was ready to make them happen.

    By January 18, 2007, I had my first date with George and by January 20 I...

  • Meshugah for Zumba

    July 7, 2011 | 11:18 am

    At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra.

    This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from...

  • An Open Letter to Ilana Angel

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    The

    Backstory

    :

    I wrote a post called You Should Get Skinny which suggested in its most reductive form that to date in a certain pool of men, you have to get thin.  (I hope you read the nuances to this premise in the post here before proceeding because a lot of the debate misses my...

  • Date Down or Slim Down

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 14, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Yes, I Still Think You Should Get Skinny
    So as you may know, a while back, I posted a blog about why I think you should get skinny.  You can read it here.  It was reposted as the “this” on Jezebel which you can find here.  And since then, I’ve been taking in what has been a...

  • Evidence Mounts in favor of Weight Loss Surgery

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 25, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    Readers who have been following my posts for a few years know that weight-loss surgery is amassing an impressive body of scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness and safety. (Links to my previous posts about weight loss surgery are below.)

    This week, two studies in the...

  • Teshuvah and weight loss

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    September 24, 2008 | 10:59 pm

    Let me begin with an important disclaimer: it is wrong to equate physical fitness with spiritual fitness. (I personally was at the peak of my spiritual strength during my last pregnancy when I gained 70 pounds and had muscle atrophy from bed rest.) I attribute no virtue to...
  • Lighter me, lighter wallet

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 22, 2008 | 7:20 pm

    Who knew that losing weight would be so expensive?

    Vegetables and fruit cost more than McDonalds. Weight Watchers costs money. A 24-Hour Fitness membership costs money. And, worst of all, buying new clothes in a smaller size costs money.

    I know there are ways to get around that. I...

  • A Spiritual Path   to Weight Loss

    By Julie G Fax

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    With rainbows of fabric swishing around her 5-foot-11 frame, rings on every finger and bracelets hugging the length of her wrists, Reb Mimi Feigelson cuts an impressive presence -- an aura in no way diminished by the fact that she is 80 pounds lighter than she was two years ago.

    As...

  • Overweight and Counting ... Down

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Reena Dulfon, 14, trudges home every day after school, and no matter how much she begs, her mother won't pick her up in the car. Robin Dulfon is not being a mean mom, but is helping Reena accomplish her goal. And though Reena sees this 30 minutes of daily exercise as a chore -- after...

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