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Lorie Eber
Lorie Eber, JD is a Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, Gerontologist, and Certified Personal Trainer. She's also a nationally known keynote speaker, prolific baby boomer blogger and author. After practicing law for 23 years, she did some painful soul searching and, with her dad as her inspiration, decided to educate herself as a specialist in aging.
Ms. Eber is also an Instructor of Gerontology at Coastline Community College and the University of La Verne.
Her lifelong avocation is healthy living. Ms. Eber has found her passion a Wellness Coach, helping others to make gradual lifestyle changes that are sustainable. You'll find her working out in the gym with her husband every day at 5:00 am.
As a keynote speaker, Ms. Eber specializes in creating funny, innovative and engaging educational programs on a wide variety of topics relating to baby boomers, including healthy living, graceful aging and caring for aging parents.
Lorie’s websites: Aging Beats The Alternative and Press Kit

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Entries by Lorie Eber

Personal Trainers & Nutritionists: Stop Pushing Products on Your Clients

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2016 | 7:17 PM

I'm a rarity as a holistic nutritionist. I don't sell any products. The key to a healthy lifestyle is to eat real food in reasonable quantities and to move your body frequently. Click on almost any Yelp page or business website for a weight-loss coach, holistic nutritionist, or health and...

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Need Healthy Diet Advice? Don't Rely on Your Doctor

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 2:40 PM

Your treating physician would seem like the go-to expert if you'd gained weight and needed some healthy diet advice. After all, aren't doctors supposed to be stewards of their patients' health and wellness? The iconic Hippocratic Oath requires physicians to uphold the following tenant: "I will prevent disease...

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The Biggest Mistake People Make When They Resolve to Eat a Healthy Diet

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 12:26 PM

We'd all like to eat a healthy diet. But for many of us, our good intentions are overridden by the constant juggling act of stressful jobs compounded by overscheduled personal lives. Our eating habits devolve into raiding the office kitchen for snacks and grabbing the nearest take-out when hunger forces...

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Stress Led Me to Two Useless Root Canals

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 3:50 PM

I've always been somewhat of a stress mess. "Driven" and "hard charging" are apt descriptions. I was raised in the Jewish achievement religion, which restricted my occupational choices to doctor or lawyer. This over-the-top work ethic served me well as a corporate litigator in private practice where billable hours were...

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Resigning From Law Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 4:30 AM

At age 49, I decided to walk away from my position as a partner in a prestigious law firm. To describe me as a workaholic during my 23-year career is akin to saying that Mark Zuckerberg is charitable or that Donald Trump is outspoken. Defense attorneys bill by the hour,...

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Nutrition: Keep It Simple Stupid

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Since when did the question "What should I eat?" become as complicated as figuring out the tech system on your new Ford Fusion or accurately inputting a list of handwritten email addresses into Outlook? In the good old days people fed themselves, living off the land and eating animals they...

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I Was a Thanksgiving Orphan

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 11:28 PM

My childhood memories of Thanksgiving don't measure up to the Norman Rockwell standard. Peace and harmony were nowhere to be found in our apartment. I knew that before the food hit the table my mother would annoy my dad so much he'd unleash a fusillade of insults, invariably punctuated by...

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How About a Food Confessional?

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 4:29 PM

Our eating habits have become a morality play. We brag about eating "clean" and "detoxing" as we emulate Mother Teresa. When we overindulge, we describe ourselves as "bad," admit that we "cheated," and talk about how "guilty" we feel. One day we're "good" and stick to an egg white omelet...

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I Can't Believe I'm 60-Years-Old

(6) Comments | Posted October 24, 2015 | 3:21 PM

I just had my 60th birthday and I'm incredulous that I've lived so many years. I wasn't in the mood to mark the occasion at a party venue festooned with black balloons and "over the hill" jokes. I'd had that experience 10 years earlier when my husband threw a surprise...

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What are the Secrets to Not Gaining Weight on Vacation?

(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 4:33 PM

Before my weight loss clients go on vacation, we strategize about how they can return feeling good about themselves instead of carrying five pounds that's not in their luggage. Time off and travel can wreak havoc with our willpower to stay on track with good health habits. Exciting and enticing...

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10 Reasons I Like Being Small-Boobed

(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 10:01 AM

I'm a very small breasted woman but I live in SoCal, the epicenter of silicone breast implants. I'm clearly the outlier in my health club, which is frequented by women who are in danger of doing a face plant due to the heft of their more-for-your money fake boobs. From...

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How Can I Avoid Eating Tempting, High-Calorie Foods?

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:21 PM

These days formidable willpower is required to resist the call of ubiquitous supersized fast food, sugar-laden snacks, and triple portioned restaurant entrees. It hasn't always been that way. When I was growing up, restaurant dining was a special treat, drive-thrus a rarity, and the Appletini had yet to be invented....

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3 Real Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic

(52) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 10:43 PM

We're in the midst of an obesity epidemic that is contributing to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes at never-before-seen rates. Have you ever wondered why this is happening? I've boiled it down to three simple causes: seats, science projects, and outsourcing.

1. Seats

We're constantly implored...

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Vegetarianism: Dirty Little Secrets

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 3:07 PM

When I was 13 years old, I made a rash decision to swear off eating all animals. Forever. My epiphany was grounded in the idealistic notion that my selfish need for protein was a wholly insufficient reason to decapitate a chicken. Mind you, I grew up in New York City...

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Confessions of a Fitness Fanatic

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:52 PM

Health and fitness are my life now at age 59. Most normal human beings would label me "certifiable" or a "fanatic," since I work out with my husband at the crack of dawn every day. And I mean every day. That includes Christmas Day and vacations. When we travel, the...

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Flat-Chested and Proud of It!

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 10:22 AM

My husband was shopping for a workout outfit for me recently at a fitness store and not sure what size bra top to buy for me. The clerk logically asked him for my bra size. My husband replied, "She doesn't wear a bra." The employee persisted: "Well, what cup size...

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The Only Tip You'll Ever Need to Live a Healthy Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM

It's holiday time! For many of us that means overeating, followed by dieting, typically in the form of an ill-fated but well-intentioned New Year's resolution. Others are bound and determined to sweat off the excess baggage by plunking down a hefty sum for a long-term gym membership. For added motivation,...

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Want to Know the 3 Secrets to Staying Healthy?

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 7:08 PM

Be a little indulgent. Be a little wimpy. Be a little imperfect. I'm suggesting that we resist the temptation to set ridiculously high standards for ourselves when we periodically get disgusted with ourselves and focus on healthy behaviors.

This may sound counter-intuitive, but it's the only effective coping mechanism...

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The 5 Secrets to Lifestyle Change

(2) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:32 AM

I'm a trained wellness coach and certified personal trainer and have helped many clients make permanent lifestyle changes. It's not an easy thing to do. Look around. There's no escaping the fact that the world is conspiring to make us all fat and lazy. Fast food drive-thrus are ubiquitous and...

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5 Reasons We Keep Doing Something That Results in Failure

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 5:32 PM

I'm referring to dieting. Any diet. Despite the fact that the vast majority of dieters are doomed to regain not only the pounds they've shed, but to pack on a few more for good measure, we continue to try and try again. At any given time,

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