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June 21, 2019

Fighting the Weight Gain of Menopause

Fighting the Weight Gain of Menopause Why do so many women gain weight around perimenopause and menopause?  Aren’t the hot flashes, insomnia, and irritability enough?? Many women struggle with the symptoms of menopause and the associated weight gain, and although hormone replacement can help some of the symptoms of menopause, it doesn’t do much for weight. The hormone changes of…
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June 4, 2019

Finding Time for Self-Care

FINDING TIME FOR SELF-CARE “If you do not make time for 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 Medicine and becoming an Optifast doctor.  The questions and comments made…
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May 28, 2019

Weight Loss for Summer

Weight Loss for Summer Don’t wait for New Years to make your weight loss goals, the time is now. Are you looking for a Beach Body? Healthy Body? Or ideally BOTH?? Here are some simple things you can do to start dropping weight: Don’t skip breakfast – breakfast jump-starts your metabolism for the day Eat protein at every meal Add…
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January 10, 2019

New Years Resolution

Have a successful New Year’s Resolution this year   Sit down and write out specific goals: “I will find time to exercise 4 times per week” “I WILL throw away all junk food in my pantry” “I will stock my house with healthy foods” “I will meal-prep twice week and keep healthy snacks in my car and at my desk”…
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October 22, 2018

Why Commercial Weight Loss Solutions Don’t Work

Ever heard of the Atkins or South Beach diet? “You’ll shed pounds.” “You’ll burn stubborn belly fat.” Too bad taglines can’t meet any universal promises. And that's because there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to the numbers on a scale. It’s no wonder people ask me, “What exactly is MEDICAL weight loss then?” I'm sure you've also heard about bariatric surgery, like…
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