Weight Loss Diets work if…

How many times have you heard ” Diets Don’t Work?” I have even use this as the title for another post. So I am devoting this post to a discussion regarding what makes a diet stick. (Yes, I want your comments on what has and has not worked for you).

First, let’s define weight loss success as you lose weight and keep off at least 80% for the rest of your life.  For example, if you lost 50 pounds and kept all but 40 pounds off permanently, I would qualify that as a success provided that you adopted and maintained healthier habits.

Whittle Your Waistline and other fitness posts

Dear Readers,

I will periodically post links to exercises and exercise tips on my fitness page, so be sure to check them out. The first addresses a familiar issue. “Where did my waist go?” If you once had a nice waistline (you may have to think back to your late teens early twenties), you may be asking this question too. So far, I have gone through a couple of pregnancies, a bear of a schedule where I traveled 3 weeks out of a month for several years in a row, nasty Midwest and New England winters, hormonal changes and a number of life-changing events. Through all of this, I have maintained my waistline.

Beverages – Weight Loss Friend or Foe?

Answer – it depends. We all have heard that drinking water before meals AND snacks can help curb your appetite. A recent Virginia Tech study found that participants who drank 2, 8-ounce (oz.) glasses of water before meals consumed 75-90 fewer calories during the meal. If that doesn’t seem like a big deal, consider if you did this every day, 3 times a day, you could theoretically lose 1/2 pound  in one week. That’s 26 pounds in one year!

Lose Weight for FREE!

A question was posted on Merchant Circle this morning asking “How can I lose weight for free?” I  thought I would share my response here on my blog.

You can go to my website at www.bodybykj.com and read the articles on weight loss, eating behavior management, fitness and nutrition. There is no registration or cost to access kj's health blog.

Here are a few tips on weight loss:

Get a signed copy of Below the Surface…Weight Loss Transformation by kj at SNE Women’s Fall Expo

I will be signing my new Weight loss and eating behavior management book at the New England Women's Fall Expo:


Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010

Time: 10 AM – 3 PM

Location: Twin River

100 Twin River Road

Lincoln, RI

For Details about the expo go to:  http://www.southernnewenglandwomensexpo.com/

Want to end the struggle with your weight once and for all?

Join us for Weight Loss Transformation by kj, 8 week teleseminar starts on April 11. For more information go to the classes tab. To register go to http://nesuccesscoach.com/?p=298

Is My Salad Healthy and Safe?

Check out the March 2010 Consumer Reports on packaged salad greens. Here is a link to that article: http://www.naturalproductsmarketplace.com/news/2010/02/packaged-salad-may-contain-bacteria.aspx

As always, it's better to be safe than sorry. In this case, you may want to thoroughly rinse your bagged salad greens even when the label says “pre-washed.”


Curb Your Cravings WITH Chocolate

What? Shouldn't I be writing about how to curb your chocolate cravings? Not necessarily. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is actually good for you as long as you don't overdo it. I spend a fair amount of time working in my home office, which is right off my kitchen. While that might not be a concern if you've never had an issue with food, emotional eating or your weight, the rest of you, like me, can understand how working in close proximity to a zillion food cues could be a problem. So here is what I do:

Today’s Headline- The rising cost of obesity

Did you know that you can do your part to lower health care costs while at the same time invest in your health and future? One of the headlines on WBZ radio in Boston this morning was the rising cost of overweight and obesity in America. It's causing a health care cost tsunami. Most of us do not want to be an extra cost to society, but habits, emotional eating and negative self-talk often stand in our way of success.  At Body Transformation by kj, we specialize in helping you overcome obstacles, adopt the right mind-set and clear the way to successful weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

Give a Gift of Health

Never mind stressing out at the mall; this holiday season treat yourself and your loved ones to a gift that will improve health and quality of life.

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Go to www.simplefitnesssolutions.com or www.yogaaccessories.com and choose from some inexpensive but effective fitness tools such as exercise balls and bands. You can get a strength and flexibility workout nearly as effective as going to the gym with a ball and some bands or dumbbells.
  2. Order KJ’s Daily Food and Activity Tracker at www.bodybykj.com. Check out my post on “Track Your Way to Fitness.”