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 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 […]

Coronavirus Chronicles More Possible Life Hacks

A new expression has entered the language, as people are urged to “drop the Covid 19.” This is of course a play on the venerable adage that every new college student engages in comfort eating, and consequently gains a certain number of pounds, the “freshman 15.” In combination with COVID-19, named for the year when […]

Kids Sports on childhood obesity

The American Academy of Pediatrics published guidelines for keeping kids safe if they engage in sports, these days. It is mostly common sense that shouldn’t even need to be verbalized. Of course, wrestling is risky. The combatants exchange bodily fluids and exhale in one another’s faces. And sports with shared equipment, from dodgeball to basketball, […]

Kid, Pets, and Withdrawal for obesity

It is still National Pet Obesity Awareness Month, and we have been talking about what happens when a pet-parent institutes a program designed to halt the companion animal’s addiction to overeating. All the details are present in “Similarities between obesity in pets and children: the addiction model,” co-authored by Dr. Robert A. Pretlow and Dr. […]

How to Help Kids and Pets for weightloss

A while back, we described the first two steps of W8Loss2Go as it pertains to both children and pets. We are still in Pet Obesity Awareness Month, so more discussion follows. The program begins with identifying the specific problem food or foods, and withdrawing from them one by one. Then, between-meal eating is eliminated. Ideally, […]

Best Diet on dieting ?

As we have seen, the word “diet” is in itself a neutral term that simply means what a person or animal eats. From the Mid America Heart Institute, cardiologist James O’Keefe states, We’ve realized that diet is arguably the most important predictor of long-term health and well-being. The corollary to that is, most major health […]