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How Obesity Can Limit Your Independence

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Leave a comment

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blog_july4With another blast of spectacular July 4th fireworks right around the corner celebrating our nation’s independence, it got us thinking about what independence means in terms of health and well-being. What does that feel like and what is the best way to get it? That, of course, that brought us back to the likely answer of weight loss. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is the key to unlocking the kind of personal independence and self-determination we all deserve to enjoy.

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5 Common Roadblocks to Weight Loss

Posted on June 2, 2011 by 1 Comment

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In my practice I’ve helped hundreds of people lose weight and live healthier lives. I’ve also noticed that there seem to be certain things that trip people up time and time again on the way to their goals. Here are 5 of those common roadblocks you can avoid:

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Weight Loss: How to Get Started

Posted on October 22, 2010 by 1 Comment

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body composition scaleThe physiological aspects of weight loss fascinate me. I love speaking with patients about their body composition –  how much of their body is made up of fat, muscle, and water – and what they can do to maintain their lean muscle mass and reduce their body fat percentage, the keys to long-term weight loss. But what really intrigues me is the psychological or behavioral side of weight loss: Knowing what the body needs to do to lose weight is one thing; actually doing it is quite another.

We all get stuck in patterns. It’s a part of life. We have to make choices about how we live, including what we do for a living, how we dress, how much we exercise, and what we eat. The familiarity of those choices, whether they’re good or not so good for us, provides some level of comfort and consistency in our lives.

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