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9 Ways to Face Down a Food Craving

Posted on March 21, 2011 by 6 Comments

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food cravingLet???s face it ??? sometimes sticking to your medical weight loss plan isn???t easy. Cravings can hit, and hit hard. But that doesn???t mean you have to give in.

Most of the time, cravings aren???t driven by physical hunger, but by psychological hunger. In fact I would dare say that???s probably the case more than 80 percent of the time. Still, cravings can feel very urgent and real, almost overpowering. Here???s what I advise my patients do when a craving hits:

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Should Doctors Prescribe Weight Loss?

Posted on March 8, 2011 by 12 Comments

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prescriptionA recent study found that when people were told by their doctor that they needed to lose weight for their health, they took the advice seriously and were willing to take action. Unfortunately, the study also found a large number of doctors didn???t mention an overweight or obese patient???s weight at all, possibly leading their patient to believe it wasn???t a health issue.

The study, published in the Feb. 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, asked 7,790 adults between the ages of 20 and 64 who had their body mass index measured if their doctor had ever mentioned their weight. Shockingly, only 45 percent of overweight and 66 percent of obese participants reported that their doctors had ever brought up the subject.

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Could You Have The ???Addiction??? Gene?

Posted on February 24, 2011 by 4 Comments

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addictionA new study linking a family history of alcoholism and obesity raises the question: Are addictions to alcohol and food connected?

The study by Washington University in St. Louis researchers looked at addiction and obesity trends from a national survey conducted in 1991 and 1992 and in 2001 and 2002, and found that women with a family history of alcoholism were 49 percent more likely to be obese than those without a family history of alcoholism. Men with a family history of alcoholism were also more likely to be obese, to a lesser degree.

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9 New Ways to Celebrate Valentine???s Day

Posted on February 11, 2011 by 3 Comments

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rosesLike many holidays, Valentine???s Day plans are often food-centered: A high-calorie meal out, a rich dessert, and maybe some champagne.

But for those who are trying to lose weight or maintain a weight loss, celebrating cupid???s holiday can be a challenge because it requires one to think outside the usual box of chocolates!

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Identify Your Weight Loss Support Team

Posted on February 5, 2011 by 2 Comments

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supportDo you have a weight loss support team? A person, or ideally a group of people, you can rely on to support your goal of losing weight and living a healthier life?

I believe such a network is critical to your success. Of course, a weight loss support team can???t lose the weight for you, but they can be there for you along the way. Here are some tips on finding and forming your team.

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Are You Eating as Healthy as You Think?

Posted on January 27, 2011 by 16 Comments

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healthy eatingA recent study by Consumer Reports National Research Center asked people if they had a healthy diet???and produced some interesting results.

Perhaps the most striking was that of the 1,234 people surveyed, a full 90 percent said they felt they ate a healthy diet. However, when questioned about what exactly their dietary habits were (if they ate breakfast and, if so, what they ate, how many fruits and vegetables they ate a day, etc), it turned out that most were, in fact, not eating a very healthy or balanced diet.

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