NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

Every year people make health and weight goals for their New Year’s Resolution:  “I will lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks”; “I will get off of sugar FOREVER!”; “I will go to the gym every day without fail!”; “I am cutting out all carbs and only eating prote...

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Enjoy Thanksgiving without the Weight Gain

Enjoy Thanksgiving without the Weight Gain

Thanksgiving is wonderful time to celebrate family, friendships and food. Even for those of us watching our weight and trying to stay healthy through the holiday season, there is no reason not to look forward to a holiday that celebrates FOOD; we jus...

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The Finances of Obesity and Being Overweight

The Finances of Obesity and Being Overweight

The healthcare costs for an individual with extra weight or obesity are 42% higher than the costs of an individual at a healthy weight. My patients are often initially concerned about the fact that I don’t take insurance for office visits. They worry...

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Finding Time For Self-Care

Finding Time For Self-Care

"If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness." This quote was shared by a member of the Facebook Optifast support group.  I joined the Optifast support group about 6 months ago after training in Obesity...

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Spring Into Weight Loss

Spring Into Weight Loss

Another year has come and gone, yet many of us are still stuck in the pattern of losing and regaining the same weight. Why is this pattern so hard to break? There are many hormones that regulate our ability to lose and maintain weight loss; sometimes...

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