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Food As A Treatment

Food As A Treatment

I saw a patient several days ago that has not been very successful in losing weight.  When I see a trend on the week-week weigh-ins that that weight is not coming down my approach is to discuss with the patient what his/her current strategy is, how that strategy is...
Enforced Exercise

Enforced Exercise

We have always heard that losing weight requires “Eating less and Exercising more”.  This makes it sound like both the dietary and exercise components carry equal importance.  This is not the case as the dietary intervention is much more powerful than the...
Changes in Life-Cycle Weight Challenges

Changes in Life-Cycle Weight Challenges

“Change” is something all of us have in the past, and will, in the future, experience.  Seasonal changes, job changes, relationship changes, mood changes…the list goes on and on concerning changes we all go through.  “Change” is a noun and a verb: Noun: the...
The Impact Of Decisions On The Fly

The Impact Of Decisions On The Fly

If I asked the following question to 100 people, how many of them would have an answer? What will you have for lunch 3 days from now? My bet is that only 1 or 2 people would have a definitive reply.  I certainly do not what I will be eating three days from...
Damage Control and The Posner Method

Damage Control and The Posner Method

I am writing this entry 5 days after returning from a vacation in which I gained 5 pounds.  Yes, 5 pounds in five days of vacation.  I suppose you could figure out that I was not exactly following “Phase 1” of the SP dietary plan during my excursion.  I...