Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Look On Aisle 5

Have you ever stopped to calculate how much time you spend in each section of the supermarket?

Apart from the non-food areas of drug store supplies, rubber goods, and diapers, most stores have about 10 distinct food areas: produce, dairy, meat, ethnic foods and pasta, canned foods, prepared foods, drinks, frozen foods, snacks, and deli.

The areas where most of our intake should focus, if we are watching our weight and our health, are always on the edges, against the wall: produce, meat, dairy. We can easily navigate through 80 or 90 percent of the store without bumping into them.

Next week, I'll get vegetables, we promise, as we wade into the packaged and frozen foods that fit so much more neatly into our time-starved, rat-race lives. It is so much less time and trouble to microwave a plate than slow simmer or steam something, plus there's all that cutting and chopping time we just can't spare.

The frozen stuff doesn't taste as good but luckily the manufacturers figured that out and added butter sauce or cheese sauce to give it more flavor, a few nuts or other crispy additions to add some snap - nothing is plain any more.

We stock up on packages loaded with chemicals we can't even pronounce. We pick up bags of quick snacks with nary a nutrient in the bunch. We throw fluffy breads and crackers into our cart, knowing they are merely edible plates.

Ten years ago, I lived in a Korean neighborhood. I couldn't read half of the market's signs and ingredients but shopped there anyway because of the atmosphere, dominated by an enormous variety of produce that took up at least half the store's space. Trying totally new, strange-looking roots and fruits was exciting: sometimes marvelous, occasionally vile.

We have taken our markets into the age of the superstores where everything is available but nothing is natural. What are we doing to our poor bodies? We feed them junk and then spend a fortune on trying to acquire the "natural" look. Fat chance (pun intentional)!

Virginia Bola is a licensed psychologist and an admitted diet fanatic. She specializes in therapeutic reframing and the effects of attitudes and motivation on individual goals. The author of The Wolf at the Door: An Unemployment Survival Manual, and a free ezine, The Worker's Edge, she recently published a psychologically-based weight control e-workbook, "Diet with an Attitude" which develops mental skills towards the goal of permanent weight control. She can be reached at She provides support and guidance in use of the workbook through her regular blog,


University Herald

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study F...
Four years of follow-up showed significant weight loss protected against cartilage degeneration and that larger amounts of weight loss provided more protection, according to the study to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...
Weight Loss May Protect KneesUniversity Herald
UCSF Study Reveals Weight Loss Protects KneesUCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging (blog)
MRI Confirms, Weight Loss Good for KneesDiagnostic Imaging
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
all 48 news articles »

Huffington Post

Fun Can Increase Weight Loss!
Huffington Post
Because after working with thousands of women for over a decade, I strongly believe that taking time OUT is a CRUCIAL step for long-term weight loss. If you're taking the approach of weight loss having to be all work and no FUN, you will resent the ...

PEOPLE StyleWatch

Wendy Williams, 51, Shows Off 50-Lb. Weight Loss in Sexy, Cleavage-Baring Swimsuit
PEOPLE StyleWatch
How you doin, Wendy? The TV talk show host hit the beach in Bal Harbour, Florida, this weekend in a ruched black swimsuit that enhanced her famous curves and showed off her impressive weight loss. Wendy Williams swimsuit photo Photopress ...
Wendy Williams Debuts Swimsuit-Clad Weight Loss After Admitting To Vegan DietOK! Magazine
Wendy Williams Becomes a Hot Topic as She Hits the Beach in Skimpy Swimsuit ...E! Online
Wendy Williams dives into a swimsuit after declaring she's 'thinner than ever'Daily Mail
Yahoo Celebrity UK
all 10 news articles »

Learning, and controlling, your metabolism rate for weight loss
When it comes to weight loss, most people are referring to the total energy expenditure (TEE), or the number of calories that you burn on a daily basis. Resting metabolic rate, the calories your body burns at rest, makes up approximately two-thirds of ...

Weight loss inspiration and success story: What we can learn from Karol Brandt ...
Karol was quick to point out that she did it with no extreme dieting, no diet pills, and no weight loss surgery. As we talked, I was struck by Karol's force of a personality – she quite literally radiates positive energy. And as I've come to know her ...
Struggling no

all 3 news articles »


How to meet your perfect (weight loss) match
If there's one thing more difficult than dating, it's dieting. Whether you've hit a weight loss plateau, regained previously shed pounds or just want to lose a few, you've decided you're going to (finally) revamp your diet. But now what? Should you go ...
Diet Doc Patients Lose More Weight in Less Time Because the Company First ...GlobeNewswire (press release)
If You Exercise to Lose Weight, Read This by Lizzie FuhrPOPSUGAR UK

all 6 news articles »


The Fight Before the Fight: weight loss before weigh-ins causes major medical ...
In the days before stepping into the cage or ring, some fighters are waging war on their own bodies, cutting large amounts of water weight to qualify for the lowest weight class possible, then massively rehydrating for a size advantage. While the ...

and more »


Omaha man wins fitness challenge with 100-pound weight loss
Eric Scott beat 31,000 people in a national weight-loss challenge, losing 100 pounds. “Today I won the 90-day Challenge at Life Time Fitness,” Scott said. The win came with a $10,000 check. Scott was shocked when his trainer, Mitch Brown, told him all ...

Hollywood Take

Adele's Weight Loss Is Incredible, But So Is Her Style! See Amazing Photos Of ...
Hollywood Take
Adele's incredible weight loss isn't the only big change in the “Hello” singer's life. She's also upped her style game in a major way. So what are her secrets? After debuting a much slimmer look, Simon Konecki's girlfriend has also been upping the ante ...

Weight Loss Tip #103 — Snack on roasted chana
Instead, snacking on healthy and high-fiber food will not only help you to manage weight but also aid in weight loss. One such easily available and filling snack you can have is roasted chana (bhuna chana). And the best part is that even diabetics can ...

Google News


Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright LLC. All rights reserved.