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Slowing Things Down

Slowing Things Down

Okay…football season has started so I am back to my analogies of sports to weight control, so here comes another:  “Slowing things down”. In sports, often rookies discuss the reason why they improve over time is because with more experience, the game “slows down”...

Do You Utilize “Resources”?

Do You Utilize “Resources”?

There are three definitions of the word “RESOURCES” that I found, all of which can be pertinent to the weight loss journey: First:  a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to...

Is “Yo-Yo Dieting” Harmful?

Is “Yo-Yo Dieting” Harmful?

By a show of hands, how many people out there have lost weight and kept that weight off forever?  Hmmm…I do not see any hands being raised.  Now, please raise your hands if you have, on multiple occasions, lost weight, then regained the weight and then...

What Is Your Greatest Gift To Others?

What Is Your Greatest Gift To Others?

Every year we buy gifts for the important people in our lives.  We spend lots of time and money identifying and purchasing the “right” gifts that will bring smiles, joy and happiness to our loved ones.  The best gifts are not necessarily the ones that cost...

What Is Your Screen Time?

What Is Your Screen Time?

I use an I-Phone and once a week I hear a “bing” sound different than the text message alert and when I look at the phone, I am informed how much “screen time” I had the past week and how this compared, percentage-wise, to the week before.  Sometimes the amount...

Eating “Healthy” vs. Eating for “Weight Loss”

Eating “Healthy” vs. Eating for “Weight Loss”

Quite often during a new patient consultation, the person will express lots of frustration about her/his inability to shed weight and the person will lament: “I eat HEALTHY and I still am not losing weight.” When I take a deeper dive into exactly what the person is...

Support And Accountability

Support And Accountability

Weight Watchers built a multi-billion dollar company helping people control weight.  They offered no “magic” pills, no advanced procedures, no “secret” dietary advice or any other miraculous solution to the complicated area of long-term weight control.  What...

Making The Exercise Time Go Faster

Making The Exercise Time Go Faster

Let’s all be honest:  When you are running on a treadmill, working out on the elliptical machine/rower or riding a stationary bike/doing a spin class, are you truly having a fun time during the exercise?  Well, if you are like me, the actual exercise time...

Nurturing And Duck Donuts

Nurturing And Duck Donuts

Recently, I had a patient that works in the school system tell me that the previous week was quite challenging when she returned to work after the summer break.  The reason?  So many teachers and administrators were bringing in whole bunch of “treats, sweets...