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Your Thighs are Oil Wells by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Seriously, If you are one of the 2/3 of American adults with excess weight, then what you REALLY have is excess energy. Fat is stored energy (and petroleum is the ... Read on »
Welcome to the Radiant Fitness blog! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Dear friends, I love my work as a fitness educator and personal trainer. I really enjoy watching my students and clients as they shed pounds, gain confidence, and a ... Read on »
It Ain't Over Till It's Over by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body On January 1, 2007, you made a resolution. It probably involved your health or weight. If you made a good faith effort towards achieving your goal, good for you! If you f ... Read on »
Weight Loss is 100% Guaranteed. by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I spoke yesterday with an overweight woman who told me, and I quote, "I am a lost cause." I must admit, I got a little upset. I don't believe in lost causes. I ... Read on »
Working Out For Others by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body At the beginning of many yoga classes, the class will take a moment to dedicate the exercises they do help someone else. Much like prayer, the idea is that the energy we se ... Read on »
Moving On by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Okay, I admit it. I am sad about Dan Fogelberg's death. "Another Auld Lang Syne" ranks right up there with "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Brandy" (don't ask) as my top weepy ... Read on »
My Celebrity Crush(es) by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Many of you already know that I have a little thing for Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen (authors of You: On A Diet and the RealAge series). Not only are they personabl ... Read on »
What You Must Give Up by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Here's how it usually works: We rip a diet plan out of a magazine or newspaper and post it on the fridge. We go out and buy some of the ingredients on the list (arugula, g ... Read on »
Do You Get In Your Own Way? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Hi Friends, One of my "lightbulb moments" occurred, predictably, while watching Oprah a few years back. A young mother of a five-year-old girl was crying because she wa ... Read on »
Eating at My House in 2008 by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body If you received the 2006/07 Holidailies, you know that my resolution last year was to avoid bring trans fats (hydrogenated oils of any kind) and high-fructose corn syrup int ... Read on »
Salt Water Helps Everything by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Hi Friends, I'm lifting this Holidaily from Kim, a terrific Weight Watchers leader who leads the 9:15 Friday meetings at Silverlake Shopping Center. I was there this pa ... Read on »
Big Words, Little Steps by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Discipline. Perseverance. Consistency. Structure. Just seeing these words I find myself all but overcome with the urge to race to some cowboy bar, waving my credit ... Read on »
Snow Day Survey: What's your favorite exercise (or not?) by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Hi all, Since many of us won't be getting out to our regular fitness activities today, it's time for a little Deep Contemplation! Please post your favorite (or least fa ... Read on »
True Flexibility by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body This past weekend, I took 12 intrepid belly dance fitness and Belly Dance 101 students on a "field trip" to a dance workshop in Cincinnati. For four hours, a master instruc ... Read on »
Heat It Up! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Bland foods encourage you to eat more--in order to get the pleasure of taste, we mistakenly feel that putting more food in our mouths will compensate. Try eating wa ... Read on »
Love the One You're With by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Another chocolate-heavy holiday is staring us down. What are your expectations? Are they really high (your spouse will send roses to work, chocolates on your pillow and ta ... Read on »
Need a SWOT? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I must confess, I love strategic planning. The cynical (or perhaps insightful) among you might call it "procrastination." I take pleasure, however, in attacking large prob ... Read on »
Handling Your Saboteurs (Part 2 of 2) by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Friends and family can undercut your healthy choices. Sometimes their attacks are straightforward—hurtful comments about your character, discipline and size. Sometimes the ... Read on »
Support or Sabotage? Part 1 by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Years ago I had a client who weighed 375 pounds. She bit the bullet, began exercise, started eating healthy foods and lost 15 pounds. Then her mother told her she looked “ ... Read on »
Happy New Year (Again) by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Spring springs on Wednesday. Robins in the yard. Daffodils in bloom. Bunnies and chicks and eggs and shoots and sunlight, finally and again. Every year we make ... Read on »