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One of the biggest benefits of working with a medical weight loss program is that so many of the smaller details are determined for you. This is the case especially when it comes to managing your healthy diet. When you first sign up for your weight loss program you will sit down with a nutritionist or weight loss doctor and review the types of foods that you typically eat, and the types of foods that you know you should be eating. Working with a weight loss expert in this way can clear up a lot of the misconceptions about what you should be eating every day to help you reach your weight loss goal.  [Read more]

29

Nov

Not all exercise happens at the gym. There are plenty of ways that you can increase how many calories you are burning by simply becoming more active in the daily tasks that you are already engaged in. After weight loss surgery, finding ways to be more active without looking for formal workouts can help you reach your daily activity goals. [Read more]

25

Oct

Obesity and the Night Shift

Posted In: News By Staff

Those who work a night shift instead of a more traditional daytime shift are significantly more likely to be obese or overweight than their counterparts. The findings are actually quite significant. Simply working the night shift time to time increases your risk of being overweight by almost 15 percent. Working the night shift for a short duration, like for a few months before you rotate back to morning shifts, increases your likelihood of being overweight by about 23 percent. [Read more]

15

Oct

If you have struggled with obesity for any length of time, then it probably seems like you’ve heard it all before: all the weight loss tips, all of the strategies, all of the health concerns. Well, there is one diet strategy making headlines recently that you may have not heard before—the Mexican Food diet. Yep, you read that right! So-called dietary experts are making major headlines by saying that for the healthiest diet, the best thing you can do is to forego your traditional meals and to opt into the spirit of the fiesta! [Read more]

05

Oct

To Lose Weight, Calm Down

Posted In: News By Staff

Stress doesn’t do any good for the body. It gets your heart ramped up, your head spinning, and as it turns out will even interfere with your weight loss goals.

That’s right. Chronic stress can prevent you from losing weight. So the next time you are so caught up with thinking about the many things in life that stress you out, take a deep breath and consider how your stress level may be interfering with your medical weight loss plans. [Read more]

05

Oct

Ready, Set, Exercise!

Posted In: Lifestyle By Staff

People are naturally resistant to change. It is one of the human characteristics that most of us have in common. While sometimes change feels good, for the most part change is a bit scary. We don’t know what to expect, and that makes us feel uncomfortable. It is much easier to just stick with the status-quo, even if the status-quo isn’t great, than it is to embrace the unknown and try something totally new. [Read more]

While weight loss is great for aesthetic reasons, and fitting into an old pair of jeans is one of the most rewarding feelings after weeks of hard work and self-control, the most important reason to lose weight is to support your health. Which is why losing weight in the healthiest way possible is important. There are a lot of diet trends out there that encourage weight loss by having you eliminate certain foods from your diet, leading you to swap out what would be a healthy diet with some sort of weight loss magic formula. [Read more]

What if a smile was exactly what the doctor ordered? Recently, a team of researchers conducted a comprehensive review of scientific findings over the past several decades and concluded that happiness has a direct positive impact on overall health. This means that the notion of putting on a smile and faking it until you make it actually holds some merit. If you want to start improving your health, the best place to start is with your mindset. [Read more]

09

Sep

Being successful in a medical weight loss program requires more than abiding by the rules of a diet and exercise program. A medical weight loss program introduces you to healthy habits that have to become part of your life. Making a total lifestyle change to embrace a healthier lifestyle is the only way to be truly successful and to achieve long-term weight loss. [Read more]