Are You Eating Enough?

November 24, 2015, by

  It makes sense—just eat less and you will lose weight. That is what Davida and Gittel, thought. Both in their mid-to-late 40’s they came to me for consultations on weight loss several years ago. Both were on calorie-restricted programs and were exercising to some extent and both were very frustrated as all of their

Working Out in a Skirt: I (Kind of) Disagree

November 3, 2015, by

Last month, there was a news story in which an Orthodox Jewish woman sued her gym for refusing to allow her to work out in a skirt. Yosefa Jalal of Crown Heights sued Lucille Roberts (a women’s-only gym franchise) for violating federal, state and city religious discrimination statutes. I saw this posted and re-posted on Facebook

Running for Spite

October 28, 2015, by

A number of people have been, and will be, writing about why they are running for Team Yachad in the Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon. Many of these pieces will speak of the good work that Yachad does. As you may be aware, Yachad—the National Jewish Council for Disabilities—is an agency of the Orthodox Union whose

Beware! Who is Helping You Lose Weight?

October 22, 2015, by

“I’m not coming into any of your programs! I should be able to do this myself.” If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me, I wouldn’t have to work anymore. There is nothing wrong with needing help in order to improve any particular area or areas in your life. As

Diabetes: Myths and Realities

October 19, 2015, by

Diabetes: Myths and Realities: What’s on the list and what’s off – With over 70 million people who have diabetes or are prediabetic, it touches many of us either for ourselves, family members or friends. Dr. Diane Krieger gives us useful eating and lifestyle tips. Plus a Dinner in Minutes that meets the American Diabetes

Fitness Numbers to Keep in Mind

September 24, 2015, by

25, 10,000, 150, 80-20, 30, and 120. Are these my suggestions for this week’s lottery drawing? No, not at all. These are not random numbers either. They are numbers that different clients of mine have heard from me for different reasons at different times over and over again throughout the years. But what are they

10 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

September 16, 2015, by

  Roughly 70% of us could stand to lose some weight. Some people need to only lose a few kilos, others may have years of work to do in order to get into a range of healthy weight. But as we all know, the chances of long-term success aren’t very good. With some help from

That Time of Year Again

September 2, 2015, by

Here we are in the midst of the month of Elul. It’s a time of teshuva and reflection and it is also a time of preparation. We are all focusing now on introspection and planning for Rosh Hashanah, the Yom HaDin and the ten days of teshuva leading to Yom Kippur. It’s a time of

Diabetes Myths, Realities and a Beef Skillet Supper

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on! So many of us are touched by diabetes – either through friends, families or ourselves. Wherever I go to promote my latest book Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I hear my father has diabetes or my sister or I’ve just become pre-diabetic.

Using Your Intuition

August 25, 2015, by

The definition of intuition is a phenomenon of the mind, describing the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. Sometimes a coach or psychologist might have a “hunch” about something, not necessarily based on absolute fact. He or she will follow that intuition and many times, this allows the professional to

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