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Lose Weight in the Summer!

on July 01, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.
Summer just started. For some people the start of summer marks the end of their diet. With kids out of school it just seems that summertime lacks structure. There also seems to be more impromptu socializing centered around the backyard barbecue. It’s hot. It’s too hot to cook. Take-out, fast …

Losing the Baby Fat! Can You Be “Runway Ready” 3 Months After Giving Birth?

on June 30, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Losing the fat after having a baby is a cinch! Look at all the celebrities. They’re doing it and so can you! Don’t believe it. They have publicists which is another word for people whose job is to make celebrities seem to be superhuman. They are responsible for creating an …

Menopause and weight gain and/or loss

on June 29, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Menopause and its affect on a woman’s weight is discussed often and understood less. Myth-information is everywhere and no wonder, there’s money to be made getting women to believe what’s not true. It’s a common myth to believe that menopause causes weight gain. Look at the back of any women’s …

Will You Maintain Your Weight Loss? Take the Quiz

on June 28, 2014, at 6:59 a.m.
Your diet is working! You’re losing weight and looking and feeling great! You heard the statistics for maintaining a lower weight and they’re not good. Will you be able to beat the odds?  WIll you be one of the fortunate few who stay at goal? You can determine your likelihood of …

Brazil Butt Lift! Holy Hottie Booty!

on June 27, 2014, at 8:17 a.m.
What’s up with E! Entertainment network? It’s all about butts and crap! The last show I watched before going to bed last night was the lowest of all reality shows – Keeping Up With the Kardashians. This episode was about Kendall’s dog crapping all over the house and Kim (the …
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Forget what you’ve been told about dietary fats and heart disease

By Michael Noonan on June 26, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
The American people have been given a lot of bad information about the link between saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease. This misinformation is slowly being corrected, and more research is being done in the area, but most medical organizations still recommend low-fat diets as “heart healthy.” In the 1940s, …

Vital Signs: Is your well water safe to drink?

on June 26, 2014, at 11:13 a.m.
When Loree Ross had a new well drilled several years ago at her home in Danforth, she ordered a full array of tests. She never expected the results: Her water contained an astounding 160 times the maximum safe level for arsenic. Ross was warned against even showering in her well water. “You …

Hey! Lose Weight for Free! Don’t Pay for Weight Loss!

on June 26, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
Hey! Why should you pay to lose weight? Why let some sleazy weight loss company get rich off of you? You got yourself into this big, fat mess, and you can get yourself out – without paying! Paying to lose weight is the same as saying to the world, “I’m …

Is obesity contagious? You won’t believe what research is showing!

on June 25, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
If obesity is a disease, is it contagious? Yes, it might be contagious as in “infectious disease.” We already know that the behaviors that combine to cause obesity are contagious in the way that groups of people who spend a lot of time with each other tend to think and act alike …

What Age 30 Deadline?

on June 24, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
What, you’re almost 30 and not married?  No kids, house or full time job? We are no longer alone. What used to be the natural progression in life (college, job, marriage, baby) is becoming, it appears, a thing of the past. And the Generation Y-ers (those born from 1980-1995) don’t …

The hospital merger that wasn’t: CMHC sought partner

on June 24, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
Central Maine Healthcare reached out last year to five other hospital organizations in the state to explore a partnership, the Sun Journal reports today. The system — which includes the flagship Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, along with Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital — sought to gauge the other organizations’ …

Be Kind to Yourself to Lose More Weight!”

on June 24, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
Hey Fatso! You’ll never lose weight.* My God, you’re weak. You can never say no, can you? You’ll go to that party and make a pig of yourself. If you’re serious about losing weight don’t go. You better not have any of those cookies because you won’t be able to …

Make $100.00 Trying Hot New Diet!

on June 23, 2014, at 7:32 a.m.
Make $100.00 trying hot, new diet. That’s the offer at the bottom of page 20 of the June 9, 2014 issue of Woman’s World. It’s on the same page as the Turbo Weight Watchers article. This article promises you can “Lose 10lbs in a week. While I’m not going to …

Down East Readers’ Choice: Best Maine Blog

on June 22, 2014, at 5:33 p.m.
Best Maine Blog? Me?

How to Find YOUR Best Weight Loss Solution

on June 22, 2014, at 7:38 a.m.
It’s a fact that the best way to lose weight is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Luckily there are many choices for weight loss. Unluckily not all are going to work and sometimes people try too many that don’t work in search of the one that will. After many failed attempts …

The Transition

on June 21, 2014, at 6:16 p.m.
If you're even thinking about a vegan(ish) lifestyle, let yourself transition. Explore your options. And, if you lack true convictions like I do, try not to beat yourself up if you eat a small piece of cheese or [gasp] roast beef.

Does Hypnosis Work for Weight Loss?

on June 21, 2014, at 7:15 a.m.
Yes! Hypnosis can work for weight loss! I tried it. It didn’t work for me, but I didn’t give it a chance. Back around 1978 a friend and I both had about 15 pounds we wanted to lose. We started with a plan to lose 10 pounds. Our Do It …

It’s (almost) Tomato Time!

on June 20, 2014, at 9:48 a.m.
Groom came home with a pile of fresh tomatoes last night and I was instantly reminded of a story that has nothing to do with tomatoes.

Chico is 5 Today!

on June 20, 2014, at 7:20 a.m.
My little buddy, Chico, is 5 today! I shop a lot at Chico’s, but I didn’t name my dog after my favorite clothing store! Their sizing, however, is genius! I wear size 1 jeans! … but I digress…. I have been a Pitbull fan for years and considered naming him …

Vital Signs newsletter: Mainers pay average $99 a month for Obamacare plans

on June 19, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
Maine consumers are paying about a third of the $282 per month they used to cough up to buy health insurance, new federal figures show. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report offered the first in-depth analysis of the prices consumers will pay for private plans offered through the federal government’s …
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