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Ready, Set, Exercise!

Posted: Oct 05 in Lifestyle by

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]

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To Lose Weight, Stay Nutritionally Balanced

Posted: Oct 05 in Healthy Eating by

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]

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The Secret to a Healthy Life: Come on, Get Happy

Posted: Sep 09 in Lifestyle by

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]

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Give Up these Unhealthy Habits

Posted: Sep 09 in Lifestyle by

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]

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Why is Soda Bad For You?

Posted: Sep 09 in Healthy Eating, News by

Soda is not good for you. This probably doesn’t come as much of a news flash, as soda is one of the first foods talked about whenever the topic of eating healthier is raised. There are actually a lot of reasons as to why soda is so demonized in the health-food industry. Soda is high in sugar content, it is comprised of a trove of chemicals that are not natural at all, and it is typically high in caffeine as well. [Read more]

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Sweet, Refreshing, and the Perfect Treat

Posted: Sep 09 in Healthy Eating by

Does it ever feel like your sweet tooth becomes more difficult to manage when it is hot outside? For so many, the hotter it gets, the more intense the cravings become. You can blame this on the many summertime sweets that so many of us enjoyed as kids. From popsicles to lemon-ice, the hot weather almost feels easier to manage when you have something cold and sweet to munch on. [Read more]

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US Not Alone in the Obesity Epidemic

Posted: Aug 28 in Healthy Eating, Obesity Medicine by

One in every three adults in the United States are obese or overweight. For the past decade, talk of an obesity epidemic has dominated the majority of the conversation about health in the United States. As more and more people turn to medical weight loss programs for support, many point their finger at the unhealthy nature of the typical American diet as the primary reason as to why such a large portion of our population are struggling with obesity and weight loss. [Read more]

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Restarting Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted: Aug 22 in Lifestyle, News by

Do you remember when you decided that this was IT!?  This is the last time I will lose those 20 lbs., those 50 lbs., 100 lbs.!  Do you remember when you made the commitment, you made the call to come in, you met with the doctor, you had your new weight loss plan put together, and you lost the weight!  You were probably so confident in your ability to maintain your weight loss, right?  I mean, you followed your plan, you went to class, you had accountability, you let the doctor put together a maintenance plan with you and this was going to be EASY! [Read more]

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