Weight Loss

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Holiday Eating

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

It’s that time of year again when we’re faced with cold weather and short days, not to mention the holiday season. There are so many challenges for us to stay on track and remain focused on healthy living. You can survive and thrive during this busy, hectic time of year...


Weight Loss Surgery: Can Success Be Predicted?

Weight loss surgery has become an effective tool in treating obesity, especially in people who have not benefitted from diet and exercise. Along with reduced weight – about 30 percent on average – there is improved health for many who undergo this surgery: lowered blood pressure, reduced sleep apnea and...

Vegetables

Top 5 Myths About Weight Loss

As an Obesity Medicine Specialist, I know losing weight is not an easy task, and many myths persist about how to do it—which end up making it even harder. Below are the most common misconceptions on weight loss and physical activity I commonly hear during an office visit and hope...

Protein Sources

Protein: How to Unlock a Key to Weight Loss

Protein, protein, protein . . . Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is talking about the importance of protein and its role in weight loss and weight maintenance. So why is protein so important and what does it do? Proteins are commonly referred to as the building blocks of life....

Cancer and Obesity

12 Cancers Associated with Excess Weight, Obesity

Most of us know that excess weight or becoming obese increases our risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and other conditions increases. But did you know that we also increase our risk for certain cancers, too? According to a World Cancer Research Fund report, at least 12 cancers are associated...

Pills on a plate.

Natural Weight-Loss Supplements to Avoid

Have you considered trying natural weight-loss supplements? There is no shortage of products that promise to melt away the pounds, but how do you find the best one? It’s difficult because many weight-loss supplements are produced by the very people selling the product. So it’s important to gather unbiased and...

Feeling Bloated.

How to Stop Abdominal Bloating

Many patients complain of postprandial (after eating food) bloating. The symptoms are uncomfortable and can significantly interfere with the person’s quality of life. People with this condition have difficulty fitting into their clothes, tend to feel heavier and experience discomfort throughout their abdomen. The good news is that bloating does...