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4 Tips to Lose Weight to Try Today

Posted on October 12, 2011 by 8 Comments

scaleWant to get the numbers on the scale moving in the right direction? If so, seize the day and put these four tips to lose weight on your agenda. By next week, you could start seeing results!


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5 Small Changes That Can Add Up to Big Losses

Posted on April 21, 2011 by 10 Comments

weight loss successOne thing that I believe keeps many people from tackling their weight issues is the myth that they will have to make huge, uncomfortable, and unpleasant lifestyle changes to make it happen.

While it is true that to get different results, one does need to do things differently, those changes don???t necessarily have to be monumental ones to get results.


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9 Ways to Face Down a Food Craving

Posted on March 21, 2011 by 6 Comments

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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7 Easy Ways to Eat Better

Posted on March 8, 2011 by 6 Comments

SaladOne thing my patients and I talk about a lot is the concept of eating right. And it really isn???t surprising, considering all the conflicting information out there on the topic.

In general, I advise them to follow the current USDA dietary guidelines as far as what to eat. They were recently updated, so if you haven???t looked at them for awhile, it???s a good place to start.


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What to Look For on Food Labels

Posted on February 28, 2011 by 6 Comments

food labelIf you find yourself confused when looking over a food label to determine if something is a ???good choice??? or not, you aren???t alone.

By law, food labels list the number of calories per serving, the number of servings per package, the amount of macronutrients in the item (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) along with the amount of any significant vitamins or minerals, and a list of ingredients.


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Could Sweet Taxes Fight Obesity?

Posted on February 3, 2011 by 4 Comments

sweet tax

You may have heard of several recent initiatives attempting to tax sugary drinks like soda to try and curb the skyrocketing obesity rates.

Similar to so-called sin taxes already in place on items such as tobacco and alcohol, such a tax could raise billions of dollars to help fight obesity, proponents argue. Increased prices, about 6 cents a can, might encourage consumers to reach for a healthier beverage option instead.



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