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Are You an Overweight Woman With a Weight Problem? by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 12:55am by Maria's Last Diet Do you really have a weight problem? Consider the way you eat, and your present weight. Did you ever stop to think about whether this eating and weight thing is really a problem for you - or just a preference? Here are a few questions to ask yourself so you can clarify the matter: If you felt you could easily ... Read on »
Overweight Woman’s Diet Failures. The Dreaded Count. by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 24 Aug 2011 7:05am Let’s count them. Two already this year. One last year. At least, two to three a year during my 30’s. Maybe three or four or more a year during my 20’s. Adolescence: as many as 6 or 7 a year. Sometimes two a week. Decade after decade, so many times--and I might be underestimating. Can you guess what these counts are? They’re times I tried ... Read on »
Overweight Woman Trying To Conceive Has Irregular Periods And Multiple Miscarriages by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 12:00am Question: Hi Dr. Ramirez, I read your blog and I love it! I learned a lot reading all your archives, so I wanted to come to you for advice about my situation. I am 24 years old and my husband is 26. When I was 21, I was told that I have problems ovulating because my cycles were just a week of spotting after 2-6 mon ... Read on »
If You Are an Overweight Woman, Should You Turn to Self-Help or Professional Help? by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 10:03pm by Maria' s Last Diet Self-help is certainly a viable way to solve a problem. In the U.S. we are big users of self-help. Did you know there are at least 2000 self-help books published each year? We usually think of self-help as being separate from more formal psychotherapy and counseling. However, many psychologists and other mental hea ... Read on »
The Overweight Woman and Stroke - A New Study by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 12:55am by Maria's Last Diet Strokes are on the rise in women ages 35 to 54 but not in men of the same age. This rise in strokes among middle-aged women goes along with the 2-inch “rise” in their waistlines. These findings are just in from the International Stroke Conference in New Orleans, from a study led by Dr. Amytis Towfighi of the University o ... Read on »
An Overweight Woman has Two Sides to her Thinking by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 14 Aug 2009 5:41pm by Maria' s Last Diet Let' s say you want to lose weight. Let' s say there' s this other side of you that doesn' t want to. And let' s begin by getting some basic understanding of the other side' s position. Maybe that side of you grasps what extra eating and extra weight do for you. Maybe that part of you also wants to shield you from ... Read on »
An Overweight Woman Knows About Self Control by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 23 Jan 2010 2:00am Any woman who struggles with her weight knows that self-control is one the biggest issues--and self-control is always a balancing act. It's the short-term goal vs. the long-term goal every time. The short-term goal is immediate gratification, grabbing what you want when you want it on the spot, to satisfy a desire or a craving. The long-term go ... Read on »
Overweight Woman Wants Answer by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:53pm by Maria' s Last Diet Dear Maria... I' ve never felt as helpless as I do at this moment. I' m overweight by 40 lbs, and I just can' t lose the weight. I' ve hit rock bottom. I know it' s time to put fresh eyes on this problem. Like: Really, why do I eat like I do? Read on »
What If You Don’t Want to Do Anything About Being An Overweight Woman? by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 28 May 2011 5:00am My body weight is something I don’t wish to discuss with you, so leave me alone. It has nothing to do with anything. It’s my concern, no one else’s. And if I eat too much instead of fulfilling myself in other ways, that’s my prerogative. And if all I want to do is eat instead of expressing anger, that’s my privilege. And if I want to get ... Read on »
Here’s One Reason a Woman Can Become Overweight by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 5:00am You want to, but you can’t. Isn’t that often the case when it comes to losing a lot of weight? What’s involved in “you want to, but you can’t”? For Robin, there were a lot of things she couldn’t do. This was set against the backdrop of a very talented woman, who could do lots of things. She had been frustrated for such a long time abou ... Read on »