How to Create Your Dream Life

Dream Life

It may seem impossible right now, but you can live your dream life. My “dream it, plan it and live it” philosophy didn’t happen overnight, but now it fuels my drive to accomplish new things every day. So how to create your dream life? What is Your Dream Life? Have you outlined what your dream […]

Pet Obesity Epidemic

Pet Obesity

Pet Obesity in companion animals, which might be pets or service animals, is a frustrating and seemingly intractable problem. It is not surprising to learn that a disturbing percentage of house cats and house dogs are too fat — but horses? That’s crazy! Like humans, obese pets tend to suffer from co-morbidities such as arthritis, […]

Motivational Interviewing of Doctors

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is one of the tools of choice in the childhood obesity field. Why? Dr. Martin T. Stein suggests that, in primary care settings, childhood obesity is relatively unresponsive to more customary interventions. Doctors are urged to incorporate motivational interviewing of parents in their evaluation and treatment of obese children. Reviewers have characterized the […]

Obesity and COVID-19

Obesity and COVID-19

Obesity and COVID-19 are very compatible with each other, as Childhood Obesity News has pointed out before. Reports keep piling up that describe the simpatico relationship between the two plagues. One thing the coronavirus does is force people to eat highly processed, nutritionally impoverished junk, even when they know better and don’t want to. A […]

Obesity in house pets

house pet

obesity in house pets The annual meeting (virtual, of course) of the American Society of Animal Science.Will feature an astonishing variety of topics over a four-day period, Sunday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Dr. Pretlow has been invited to speak on the afternoon of Monday, July 20, on the topic. “What’s causing obesity […]

Obesity Meals and Other Ideals

Childhood obesity

We looked at some of the problems with scheduled meals, especially during the pandemic when life can tend to vacillate between tedious boredom and unbridled chaos. Yes, consistent meal times are quite important for a number of reasons. On a very foundational level, a meal schedule implies the absence of snacking, whose banishment is always […]

10 Books to Inspire and Motivate you for a Dream Life

10 Books

10 books everyone should read I have to admit everything I have learned about chasing my dream life I learned from Google and reading books. My Goodreads account filled with books on spirituality, the law of attraction, goal and habit setting and anything that would help me to break out of a rut and move […]

Teaching Professionals to Deal with Weight Bias Issues

Earlier this year, The Lancet published a six-part series on the obesity epidemic, recommended several changes,  including improved training of health care professionals, especially in the areas of counteracting bias and improving care-delivery strategies. It is sad but true that many health professionals have their own issues around weight and obesity, and sometimes patients are […]

Professionals Struggle with Weight Bias Issues

The destructive effects of fat-shaming have been observed in many ways. For instance, Sharon Begley reported for Reuters.com that physicians tend to spend less time with an obese patient, and don’t bother to offer counsel on achieving a healthier lifestyle, “perhaps believing it would fall on deaf ears.” Medical personnel don’t even need to specifically […]

Why Not Fat-Shaming?

On behalf of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Joanne Ikeda made an unambiguous statement: The whole ‘war on obesity’ has focused a whole lot of attention on fat people and the general impression of the public is they can be shamed or scared into getting thin…Which is absolutely ludicrous. If every fat person […]