Maria Osnowitz

Guest, The Dr. Oz Show
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Joining Dr. Oz is a panel of experts from across the country, representing different medical disciplines, genders, and opinions. Together, they're creating a center for health and wellness information where no topic is off limits.

I have a new love in my life and it is spaghetti squash, which has brought culinary pleasure to my taste buds. Who would think that a squash could bring such happiness? I was skeptical at first,...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Recipes on Wed 10/26/2011

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crispness in the air, watching the leaves turn beautiful colors and apples! Yes, apples. It’s apple picking season and my husband and I picked apples at our...

Football season is upon us and that means tailgating and lots of football parties. There is no reason why anyone who is on a journey to wellness cannot participate in any of these social...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Men's Health, Wellness, Recipes on Wed 09/07/2011

I am asthmatic and with our recent off-and-on heat spells, my asthma attacks have become quite frequent, leaving me constantly searching for new ways to ward off an attack. Feeling...

When I started my journey to wellness over a year ago I was unemployed. What I missed the most about my job was the socialization, this was a major part of my life that was taken away from me. I...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness on Tue 07/19/2011

I am diabetic and recently I did some research and found some information that surprised me. I wanted to share what I found with everyone. Raisins or other dried fruits may be a better option than...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Smart Patient, Wellness on Tue 07/05/2011

This is the season for farmers’ markets, making it easy to purchase farm fresh veggies. I have to admit that I am in love with veggies! When going to a farmers’ market, I look for veggies that are...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness, Recipes on Mon 06/20/2011

We have all heard our parents and grandparents tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do we really know why?  I did some internet research on the subject and found...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness on Mon 06/06/2011

In the past, when the season changed and I had to go clothes shopping, I would literally go into a panic. I had to take off my jacket or sweater and expose my body to others?! I would go shopping...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness on Mon 05/23/2011

When I became unemployed, I had a very large void in my life. I realized what I missed the most about my job was the socialization. At first, I filled the void with food, which was a very bad idea...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness on Mon 05/09/2011

I celebrated Passover and cooked dinner, so I controlled my dinner selections. I did a great job and stayed on target. I was so very proud of myself. Easter was celebrated at my daughter’s home...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 04/25/2011

Hitting a plateau can be devastating, especially if you are eating healthy and exercising. My first thought was, “I am doing all the right things and now the scale is not moving? Why don...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Mon 04/11/2011

I thought that would get your attention! When I started my journey to wellness, I thought, “Wow. I have so much weight to lose, how will I ever do this?” I then realized that it was most...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Wed 03/30/2011

On my journey to wellness, I am embarrassed to say that I became over-confident and felt like I really didn’t need to weigh or measure my food. Do we really need to weigh and measure our food...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 03/14/2011

Has anyone noticed that no matter what show or a commercial on TV you might be watching, we have been bombarded with people touting their weight-loss books and programs? Some of them state that...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness on Tue 03/01/2011

There are many things I have incorporated in my life along my Journey to Wellness and I want to share one of them with you today. I want to share with you my “thankful journal.” This idea was...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness on Mon 02/14/2011

Along my journey to wellness I have learned so much about myself. I never realized how much I have been a caretaker all of my life. I am married and have 2 grown children and have taken care of...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 02/07/2011

A food diary is an important tool in being successful in your journey to wellness. Keeping a food diary keeps one accountable. We are in control of what we place in our mouth. Here are a few...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Tue 01/25/2011

You’re probably wondering who my new friend is. I have hit a bit of a plateau on my journey to wellness and I knew I needed to do something to get back on track. I am not going to give up! ...

Added to Weight Loss, Fitness on Tue 01/11/2011

With the holiday upon, us I felt a need to re-post my “MOP” system! How does a food addict go out to a special event and stay on program? That is easy if you use my system called MOP. Let's face...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Holidays on Tue 12/07/2010

Thanksgiving is a holiday in which we express gratitude for family, friends and the blessings in our lives. We celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and for a person who is on their journey to...

Added to Wellness Warrior, Recipes, Holidays on Mon 11/22/2010

Since I started my journey to wellness, I have become quite a fan of veggies. This time of year, we have a large variety of interesting veggies. One of my favorite and most versatile is the...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Recipes on Mon 11/08/2010

A lifestyle change requires a commitment to nourish your body with only the healthiest foods available. Making this change means that you are making a concerted effort to control the foods that...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Recipes on Mon 10/25/2010

Every time I started a diet/weight loss program in the past, I would weigh myself every day. I let the scale dictate my day. If the scale didn’t show a weight loss, my day was ruined and this...

Added to Weight Loss on Tue 10/12/2010

Fall is the time of year when the weather is cool, the leaves will start to turn colors and most importantly, it is apple season. My husband and I went apple picking over the weekend and had a...

Added to Nutrition, Diet on Mon 09/27/2010

This is my favorite time of year, football season. My husband and I are New York Giants fans, and the season opening game was on Sunday, September 12th, at 1PM. The night before the game, we made...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 09/13/2010

I have had a challenging summer and would like to share my story. The extreme heat has affected my asthma causing me to have 2 large flare-ups, the last one lasting for 2 weeks. The medications...

Added to Diet, Fitness, Wellness on Mon 09/06/2010

All summer I have been surrounded by buffets. Buffets are nice because you can pick from a large selection of meal choices, but it can be a disaster if you are attempting to stay on a calorie-...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 08/23/2010

How do you enjoy the delicious summer fruits and keep your sugar in check? Since I started my journey to wellness, I have been eating healthy foods: whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies. I...

Added to Diabetes, Recipes on Mon 08/09/2010

I have a confession. I am in love with veggies!

 

Every Thursday and Saturday there is a farmers' market in my town until the end of September. I truly feel like I am in heaven...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Recipes on Mon 07/26/2010

How does one survive and enjoy the summer? Well, I know that menopause is not a disease but sometimes it feels like one. I am currently experiencing hot flashes and night sweats. Ugh!...

Added to Wellness, Recipes, Woman's Health on Mon 07/12/2010

How do you celebrate your birthday and stay on program? My family always celebrated birthdays in a big way - with tons of food and of course, the birthday cake with ice cream. As a child...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Tue 07/06/2010

Summertime is here and so are all those barbecues. The usual menu for barbecues are: potato and macaroni salad (made with mayo and sugar), beef hamburgers; with or without cheese, beef or...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Recipes on Mon 06/28/2010

Don't allow being overweight deny you the joys of summer. I starting out writing my blog about something totally different but felt compelled to write about summer. I am not fond of the hot...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness, Wellness on Mon 06/21/2010

How do you stay on program if you are sick? I am asthmatic and I have had a flare up due to the recent humidity in the past few weeks. I was concerned about being able to stay on program. Do I...

Added to Nutrition, Wellness, Recipes, Illness Management on Mon 06/14/2010

How does an overweight person survive the stress of clothes shopping? When I was 16 years old, I went on a fad diet and lost about 100 pounds. I maintained this weight loss until I was married at...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Recipes on Mon 06/07/2010

I have a water aerobics class available to me at my shore home, and I usually stay at my shore home on the weekends. The class starts at 9am, and after being out late the night before I used to be...

Added to Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness on Tue 06/01/2010

I want to share a personal story with all of you. I am a knitter and crocheter and I belong to an internet group called ravelry.com, which is a free craft site where I signed up to doing a yarn...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Tue 05/25/2010

I started my journey to wellness on February 10, 2010, and as of May 16, 2010, I have lost 32 pounds and 10 inches off of my waist. You’re probably thinking to yourself, why is she complaining? A...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 05/17/2010

We all have stress in our lives but losing someone that we love ranks almost #1 as the highest stress level one can deal with. My aunt passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010 and was 94 years old....

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Recipes, Stress on Mon 05/10/2010

I give a lot of thought as to what the subject matter will be in my weekly blogs, and I had something in mind for this week until I received an email on the above topic that I felt should be...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Recipes on Mon 05/03/2010

Winter and fall used to be my favorite seasons and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why. I always preferred wearing a jacket or coat to cover up my body. I felt that, if I was...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Recipes on Mon 04/26/2010

I have received a lot of emails from many people who have joined me in my journey to wellness. One of the things that we all have in common is bad habits. I simply asked them to tell me some...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Wellness on Mon 04/19/2010

How does a food addict go out to a special event and stay on program? That is easy if you use my system called MOP, Make good food choices, Organize and Plan ahead.

 

Let's face...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 04/12/2010

I don't call my journey to wellness a "diet." A diet is something that you do until you reach a desired weight. While on a diet, you don't always make a lifestyle change, and most of the time you...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Mon 04/05/2010

This is one of my new and improved recipes! This recipe makes quite a few tuna balls so you can serve them for another meal, or freeze them in plastic bags for future meals.

 

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Added to Nutrition, Diet, Recipes on Mon 04/05/2010

I had to be wise and make good food choices.

 

I have just returned from being on a mini-vacation. How did I stay on my program? I have to admit I was a little anxious, but not...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Wed 03/31/2010

How Does a Food Addict Know If They Are Really Hungry?


What I have implemented for myself is a system that I like to call AA (Appetite Awareness). When I am hungry, I rate my level of...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Wed 03/24/2010

This recipe is more than enough for one meal. 1 serving is a 4 oz. slice; I weigh my portion and then freeze the rest, so I can pull one out and defrost for a quick dinner later in the week....

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Recipes on Wed 03/17/2010

Everyone has stress. In the world we live in, it’s hard to avoid. A food addict deals with stress by eating. Food is comforting, and supposedly makes us feel better. But, does it really?

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Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior on Wed 03/17/2010

As a recovering food addict, I can honestly say that at times it is difficult. The temptation is always there – just lurking unless you can find a way to fill that void. I needed to replace food...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior on Tue 03/09/2010

One thing that I have learned is accountability. Accountability is defined as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility, or to account for one’s actions. Meal planning makes you...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Wed 03/03/2010

I am a food addict. Unemployment left me with such a large void in my life, and I filled that void with food and gained 100 pounds. I was still gaining weight up until the day that I appeared on...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Wellness, Addiction on Thu 02/25/2010