Eat More, Lose More

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Prevention Feb 2005 Prevention Magazine has an article outlining the most down-to-earth diet plan I’ve seen in a long time. This is the kind of plan that you can follow for the rest of your life. It can be tailored to help you lose weight. It is based on the 2005 Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

For the full plan and all its details, see the article: Eat More, Lose More. Here are the basics:



Xbox Live Workout

By Laura Moncur @ 6:48 am — Filed under:

I am hosting another workout tomorrow morning on Xbox Live. If you would like to participate, you need to email me your gamertag. This is an invitation only match, so I need your gamertag before 6pm tonight so I can add you to the list.

Workout Details:

  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2
  • Difficulty Level: Light
  • Thursday Morning, 01-13-05
  • 7 am Eastern (4 am Pacific)
  • Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

I will warm us up with three 2-footer songs, give us time to stretch, and we will cool down with three more 2-footer songs.

Three Post-Holiday Fit Tips

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

E-Diets has a quick little article to get you back on track after the holidays. If you have already fallen off the wagon on your New Year’s Resolutions, here are three good tips to get you back on track and fulfilling the promises you made to yourself.

Three Post-Holiday Fit Tips


Thinking of Using DDR to Lose Weight?

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

DDR Extreme PS2 If you have been considering buying Dance Dance Revolution to lose weight, but don’t know where to start, DDR4Health has published a concise and informed article about it.

From space considerations to pad and game selection, this article covers all the issues. The only thing that I would add is that there is a version of DDR for the PC. It’s not as hard to get it working with your computer as he would make it sound, but the game is difficult to find.


Obesity and Public Health

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

This article from the Behavior and Health Blog at John Hopkins Public Health brings up an interesting question. What can public health do about obesity? This quote from Daniel Hale, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

“The problem is, most of the potential solutions rest either on very large changes in public policy or very small changes that individuals and families must make in the context of their own home. [later] There is very little we in the public health community can do. We don’t have very much control over what children eat, we don’t have much control over safety, which affects where children play, and we’re not in people’s homes, where kids are taking part in the major sedentary behavior, known as television watching…….”

Do I want the government controlling what the nation is allowed to eat or do? Do I want public health aggressively addressing the obesity problem? The idea of public policy on this issue brings to mind a scene from 1984 by George Orwell…



Matt Johnson Comment

By Laura Moncur @ 5:49 pm — Filed under:

Last month, I wrote an article called, “Should You Take a Vitamin Just in Case” and I linked to an article on Ortogo Healthy Lifestyle’s website. The author of that article popped in and left a comment clarifying some items.

Check out the comments here: Should I take a vitamin “just in case”? Comments

It’s always nice to have clarification from the author of a work. Thanks, Matt!

Gold Status on Yourself! Fitness

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Island Paradise

Last week I made Gold Status on Yourself! Fitness. It took me longer than I thought it would. Making Gold Status opens up the Island Paradise exercise environment and lets you choose the Techno music option. The Techno music sounds like all the other music, but the Island Paradise is really nice…



Don’t Buy the 7-Day Miracle Cleanse

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Quackwatch has a detailed analysis:

Don’t Buy the 7-Day Miracle Cleanse

If you have seen the infomercials, they have the reasons why you shouldn’t spend your hard-earned money on these products.



By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:


Hi! I just found your blog via your husband’s site. Could you cover some material / links to info about juicing? I just received one for Xmas and I am very happy with the results! I can feel the difference after only a few days!

Thanks John



Tell the world… or not…

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Should I make my weight goals public or private? Should I tell my friends that I’m joining a gym? Should I just do it on my own and see if they notice a difference?

Goals: Public or Private?

This wonderful article from myGoals.com that talks about this subject in a very frank way. It touches upon the subject of commitment, which is a force that I have been able to harness to accomplish my goals in the past.

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