Thousands of Americans struggle with their weight and many of them are falling victim to common pitfalls that hinder successful weight loss. With the start of the New Year, many people made grand resolutions like nixing alcohol for “Dry January” or starting restricting fad diets in an effort to quickly shed significant amounts of weight. […]
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How do you lose weight without struggling with temptation? The reason that surgical weight loss procedures are so effective is because they remove willpower from the equation. Weight loss procedures reduce temptation by decreasing your appetite or yearning for food, as well as decreasing the size of the stomach, not only limiting your meal size, […]
A new study by the Institute for Wellness Education shows that sixty-eight percent of women believe that willpower is the most important factor for losing weight. Another random sampling shows that both men and women dieters rely on their will power alone. One disheartening hidden challenge of losing weight is that weight is resistant to […]
Most of us have spent our entire lives with parents, friends and doctors telling us we need to drink more water. The most common belief is we need to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very […]
The Keto Diet is getting more and more attention and seems to be the latest craze in diets. However, most people don’t really understand what a Keto Diet is and what the benefits come with it. Dr. Hardick in his blog, “Is there a Dark Side to Keytosis” explained it quite well in layman terms […]
Deciding to have weight loss surgery always comes with a slew of questions from my patients. One of the most common questions is what kind of diet to expect once you have taken the plunge. It is important to know that there are certain foods to ignore post-bariatric surgery, and others to make sure you […]
Mainstream media has villainized cholesterol, but why? Did you know that cholesterol is vital for: Brain function – your body uses cholesterol to power electrical signals. In fact, your brain has the highest concentration of cholesterol in your body. Hormone production – cholesterol is the precursor for the synthesis of hormones such as testosterone and […]
Happy New Year! The best part of a new year is it gives you the opportunity for a new you and the opportunity to evaluate what is working for you and what things may need to shift in order to reach your goals….even though it sounds so cliché! Now that we are in full swing […]
“I seem to be doing everything right, but I’ve stopped losing weight!” As a doctor I hear this quite often. There are many reasons outside of your eating and exercise habits that could be causing a plateau in your weight loss journey. It’s important to understand a whole picture of what could be going on […]
Thanksgiving can be a challenging time for anyone concerned about cutting calories and/or controlling their food intake. This goes for anyone after bariatric surgery or for those who have worked so hard on cutting calories and getting your figure back. This festive time of year poses unique challenges to those who have had weight loss […]