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Structure is Sexy! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Take up your calendar and look over the next three weeks. Don't be afraid, it won't hurt you! Where are the parties? When are the kids going to be out of school? Who is co ... Read on »
Eat More, Lose More by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The basic principle behind diets is "Eat less." Less fat, fewer carbohydrates, less food over all. Most people, however, don't get the bare-minimum five fruits and veget ... Read on »
How To Cheat At Weight Loss! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Okay, I'm lying, of course--there is no way to get around the basic requirement of eating fewer calories than you expend. HOWEVER, there are some things you can do to ma ... Read on »
Happy Birthday, Mom by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Since we can't descend upon her, let's have a dance party for Mom in absentia: Scroll ALL THE WAY down to the bottom of the blog and spend six minutes watching some happiness ... Read on »
Attitude Isn't Everything by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Let's face it, exercising to burn calories is NOT exciting. We don't consciously feel the fat on the back of our thigh reenter the blood stream, convert to energy and jolt th ... Read on »
From the Front Lines by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I'm writing this from the front lines - in front of the TV, watching the CBS Early Show. While TV news is a dubious source for your health and fitness science, at best, I can ... Read on »
Start (Again) From Where You Are by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I know--you were a paragon of virtue this weekend. You filled your nine-inch Thanksgiving plate with perfectly measured portions. You started the day walking the 10K through ... Read on »
Choosing a Gym by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body If you are considering joining some kind of fitness facility in the new year, here are things to think about: Is the facility within 12 minutes of your home and/or work ( ... Read on »
Techno-Fun! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Years ago, I popped in my Buns of Steel videocassette and did squats under the direction of some fellow with way too much facial hair. Today, I can download streaming video o ... Read on »
The Morning After by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I know that at least one of my Holidaily readers is planning to fast today. I'm betting that, at least, at this moment, many of you are saying, "I'm fasting, too!" I act ... Read on »
Family Gatherings and Verbal Self-Defense by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body On holidays, especially, families and friends often sabotage each other's food management and activity plans. You need a few key phrases to get through the Turkey Weekend ... Read on »
The Alco-Holidaily by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Before you tipple, realize that every serving of alcohol (one shot of liquor, four fluid oz of wine, one bottle of beer) has about 100 calories. Unless you are drinking fr ... Read on »
Battle Stations #2 by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body So you have planned out your "alone" time for the rest of this week. Now, what do you plan to eat? If you are standing in the kitchen for the next few days,set your ... Read on »
Battle Stations by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Friends, This week your regular structures, calendar plans and routines will be disrupted. Not only is Thursday the traditional License to Pig Out Day, but you will, in al ... Read on »
Change is in the Air by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I used to grumble about Christmas decorations popping up before Thanksgiving, but this year I have a confession: I'm jumping even that gun, and thinking New Year. Som ... Read on »
The Pleasure of a Plan by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body “Spontaneous!” is a lovely word. Spontaneous people jet off to Monaco for the weekend. They buy everyone rounds of drinks. They are full of love, life and money—and, of ... Read on »
Make Your World Work For You by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Whether or not you make healthy choices is often a factor of your environment. How you structure your time and space can either support or sabotage your desire to live well. ... Read on »
Add some FUN! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body In the olden days, the focus of every holy day, every day for celebration, was feasting. When most people barely got enough food to live on, it was always a big deal (and pro ... Read on »
What Can You Add? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Unless you live in an ice cave, you know by now all the things you should subtract from your life: Cut carbs, cut fat, cut calories, cut alcohol, cut stress, cut cigarettes—c ... Read on »
Add Orange! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Add a piece of produce to your diet today. My nominee: The Orange. Not so long ago, oranges were scarce in late fall/winter. It was a big deal to get an orange in t ... Read on »