The holiday season does not have to be a time of dread for you. This year you can side-step the weight management challenges many of us face at this time of year. Robert Ziltzer, MD and Craig Primack, MD have put together your holiday cheat sheet with easy steps to guide you through the festive season without weight gain.
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It was one of your favorite things to do as a kid—to get on your bike and go soaring down the street with your friends. Perhaps as you have grown older the sensation has lost its thrill, especially as more convenient methods of travel take priority in getting to work and helping you run errands. But cycling is still a great pastime, and more than that, it is a wonderful form of exercise that can help you get in shape and burn a lot of calories. [Read more]
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]
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]
At the onset of that journey you may not see that future so clearly, so it sometimes helps to take a step back and to hear the words of those who have made it there themselves. What does someone who lost 25, 50 or even 150 pounds say to themselves in the mirror? What do they think about when they reflect on their weight loss journey? [Read more]
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]
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]
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]