You want to tell someone “You should lose weight.” What should you say?

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Your friend, adult child, parent, brother or sister is overweight or obese, perhaps unhealthily so. You want to help. So you decide you will tell them they should lose weight. This is a very dumb idea. Let’s think it through. They know Remember, we are talking about adults here. Every adult in our society is … Continued

Your stomach is a toddler. (A weight loss insight).

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If you’re having trouble living up to your weight loss goals, this insight may help: your stomach is a toddler. And you can’t win an argument with a toddler. First, a little context. I’m currently down 25 pounds over the last several months in a continuing journey of weight loss and exercise. I was old … Continued

How my unknown wellness nonprofit scored a $100,000 grant

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Tomorrow night, I’m going to be smiling ear-to-ear along with my nonprofit partners and the principals of a major foundation. We’ll be celebrating getting a $100,000 grant from The Cummings Foundation of Greater Boston. I’d like to explain how we got here, because if you’re seeking grants, our story might help you . . . and … Continued

Fixing the impotence and corruption of the weight loss industry

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If the weight loss industry really worked, it would put itself out of business. But there is a way out of this contradiction. It’s not easy, but the problem of weight loss is fixable. You could even help fix it. Two out of three adults are overweight or obese. Some of us are happy to … Continued

Weight loss without bullshit: changing habits

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I’m sick of the bullshit around heath, diets, and nutrition. There’s more crap in this one field than anywhere else I know. It’s an entire industry that preys on people’s fears and insecurities. So starting today, I am going to help you cut the crap when it comes to nutrition. And to be clear, I … Continued