The Dieting Industry

Menopause and Weight Loss

Editor’s note: If, like so many women, you’re confronting the issue of weight gain and menopause, here’s some advice from Dr. Deena Solomon, a Santa Monica-based weight management expert and the author of Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management:

Develop Patience: Neutralize your mindset by reframing menopausal types of experiences. Being informed about the effects of estrogen provides a greater sense of control. First and foremost, women will need lots more patience to […]

Take a Healthy New Approach to the Jewish Fast Days

My old friend Howard Steinberg, a practicing Orthodox Jew for over five decades, loves to fast. He sees it as a detox from accumulated sin that deprives him from greater spiritual growth.

“Fasting is about my spirituality,” he said. “Even though I feel hunger, I focus on the meaning of the day, and my relationship with people and God. It is a total focus on my spirit. If I think of food, then I am thinking of […]

Doctors Say We Actually Need Salt in Our Diet, but It’s All About Moderation

Salt sometimes gets a bad reputation. While we know we’re not exactly supposed to let those white crystals snow on everything we eat, it’s actually not that bad for us in many circumstances. We may avoid it in an effort to be healthy, but it’s also often something necessary and helpful to becoming healthier. Many people don’t realize that salt, or sodium chloride, is composed of vital components our body actually needs.

“We lose salt when […]

According to Experts, This Diet Rule Is the Key to Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight, the specific diet plan you’re on might not matter much. What experts say gets you pound-shedding results is an equation called CICO or “calories in, calories out.” For weight loss to work, you have to restrict calories in some way, so it doesn’t quite make a difference if you’re eating keto, Whole30, Paleo, or gluten-free, so long as you’re making sure you take in less calories than you’re burning.

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3 steps to keep the pounds off during a cruise

While cruises are relaxing, entertaining and an exciting, hassle-free way to see the world, some passengers suffer an unwanted side effect. They pile on the pounds.

It’s all very innocent, not really gluttony. Folks just want to sample everything being served, and they’re on vacation, so who can say no to a few desserts?

But weight gain on a cruise is not inevitable, according to one motivational diet guru, Dr. Deena Solomon of Santa Monica, Calif. Solomon is […]

So Sick

This is me at 220 pounds. The incident about to be described happened 2-3 weeks before this picture was taken.

It is 1976 and I’m 27 years old, lying on a big red beanbag chair in my living room in an apartment in Santa Monica, California. I was wrapped up in a red-and-white blanket, and I had the flu. I mean the 104-degree temperature, ready-to-vomit kind of flu, […]

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