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THE TIMES, DECEMBER 4, 2014, PAGE 10- Like us on Facebook Health FAMILY PHA &apos;MACY Hours of Operation: M-F 8 AM.-6:30 P,M. , Sat. 8 A.M.-3:00 P.M. ,i<   Closed on Sunday Holiday weight gain and tips to avoid it By PROFTRANDOLPH HOWES M.D., PhD (EDITOR'S NOTE: Longtime medical columnist for The Times, the author is an accomplished surgeon, medical inventor, and Country music recording artist. Dr. Howes grew up on his par- ents' Ponchatoula strawberry farm. He is a graduate of St. Joseph, Ponchatoula High School, Southeastern, Tulane - two doctorates, followed by a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in plas- tic surgery. He says he is "retired" now in Kentwood. The doctor's column appears on facebook.com/theponchatoulatimes and on fa- cebook.com/theindependencetimes. It is also available online at ponchatoula.com/ptimes) Many of us are desperate to avoid further weight gain, es- pecially during the holiday sea- son. But, since most diets do not assure long term weight loss, how do we do it? Here are a few suggestions that seem to help. First, you do not have to wrap your body in seaweed or forever eat cabbage soup to lose weight sensibly. Nearly all overweight people have tried countless "tricks" to lose weight, only to gain it all back, plus some. The old adage of "calories in versus calories out" is certainly key to a successful weight loss attempt if it is combined with a sensible exercise program. Still, this lifestyle is hard to maintain over a period of years, especial- ly when we are surrounded by tantalizing and delicious foods over the holidays. So, what is one to do? Life Science has put together a few diet tricks that should help, starting with avoidance of corn syrup (less than 25 grams a day). Experiments have shown that rats gained signifi- cantly more weight when they consumed high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) than when they drank sugar. It seems that fructose does not turn off the powerful hun- ger sensors in the brain. Check food labels for corn syrup be- cause it is in many common Dr. Howes processed foods. Just one can of soda contains about 40 grams of high fructose corn syrup. Another caution is to not re- place the corn syrup with agave sweeteners, because they con- tain anywhere from 55% to 90% fructose (and it will not be on the label). Keep away from addictive, so-called junk food because it can affect your brain in ways similar to drug abuse. Set up structured meal times and do not go for long starva- tion periods between meals. This will result in a ravenous appetite and overeating at the next meal. Try to slow down your rate of food consumption and savor your food longer. Try to enjoy the flavor and the taste for a little longer before cram- ming in another mouthful. Claims are that you will feel fuller if you eat slower and do not wolf down your food. Al- ways eat a nutritious breakfast with protein-rich, fiber contain- ing foods plus fruit. Try to avoid processed foods and stick to fresh fruits and vegetables for healthier choices. It may even help to use small- er plates, with smaller serving sizes and avoid second servings. Portion size does count. Estimates go as high as four thousand calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal. In the America that I love, we realize that "eating on the run" is the worst dietary habit one can have. To-be successful, you must make a lifestyle change. Other- wise, it will all be in vain. Studio From Page One "I like music pure, at its core," hence the Bare Sounds company name, Barends told The Times. "I write songs, mainly folk and roots recently, but we are'set up to record all manner of music here. Musicians of all ages are welcome to attend lessons here. The same holds true for adults. I want everyone to feel welcome (and to insure they are, he has pressed his mother to keep up a supply of her legendary molas- ses cookies on hand). Once open, the studio and store will offer musical instru- ments, picks, and accessories. '/ou will be able to make ev- erything from a demo tape to a full album. We do it all except the actual album production (which other companies are set- up to do). "I want this to be all about community. There is no end to what can be done here," T.J. Barends told The Times. Given Barends' pedigree, his newest generation can be taken seriously when speaking of a vision for remaking downtown Ponchatoula into a music Mec- ca where live music thrives, is recorded, and then distributed far and wide. Elect .][_: / OHNSON District Court Judge Division A His Legal Knowledge, Trial Experience and Conservative Values are the Difference. A JUDGE WE CAN TRUST ff + + 4-#61 Experienced, Fair NSON Compassionate Conservative '! " Distric:t A Jtu0 Election Day: Saturday, Dec. 6 Farris From Page One every aspect of what it takes to be a lawman in charge of a mar- shal's office. Farris has pledged to be a full time marshal, taking the mini- mum salary; to clear the 30,000 outstanding criminal warrants; to put the deputy marshals through an advanced training, and; to put a fresh emphasis on safeguarding the taxpayers' money. That has the making of a fresh wind blowing through the office whose constituents are the citizens of Ponchatoula and of Hammond. Pat Farris is the no-non- sense, serious, dedicated and experienced lawman we need as Marshal of the Seventh Ward. He has pledged to serve us full time, and he is a man of his word. His opponent Jeff LeSa- icherre is a talented attorney with several legal specialties, a young family, and a charm- ing wife. He would appear to have a full plate before him. LeSaicherre, though a lawyer, is no lawman and has no work experience in law enforcement, which is essentially the job he is now seeking. Joining The Ponchatoula Times, in endorsing Pat Far- ris for Marshal are the follow- ing: Debbie Norwood, William Wainwright, Marshal Jerry Denton, Hammond Mayor May- son Foster, Oscar Danzler, and Kenneth Klock. PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING NOW AVAILABLE  I[ DRIVE THRU SERVICE AVAILABLE 11 TEXT & EMAIL NOTIFICATION WHEN RX IS READY I[ MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED IREFILL RX ON OUR WEBSITE OR MOBILE APP I 15 % OFF ALL GIFTS & CANDLES 1625 HWY 51 N PONCHATOULA Located 1 mile south of North Oaks (Next to Cafe NOLA ) FREE LOCAL DELIVERY l! Come by and get to know us! II Ill WHY GLENN WESTMORELANE =9 Real Life Experience Like so many in our community, Glenn Westmoreland is a father ..... and stepfather. He knows the importance of Family Court. Real Family Experience Glenn's commitmentto his eight children and six grandchildren is uncompromising. Real Courtroom Experience Without a doubt, Glenn has the most Family Court experience in the race. His career has been one of representing families while putting children first. Real Desire to be a Family Court Judge: Since making the announcement to run he has never waver from his desire to serv, Real Tangipaho= Parish Roots Glenn has roots in Tangipahoa .... went to Southe; Louisiana worked at Mut college [ inthe one of us. * * * *GLENN jeffjohnsonforjudge@gmail.com www.jeffjohnsonforjudge.com www.facebook.com/jeffjohnsonforjudge Paid for by Jeff Johnson for Judge Campaign. The Ponchatoula Times - Call 985.386-2877 - P.O. Box 743 - Ponchatoula, LA 70454.0743 - editor@ )onchatoula.com f !