What to Know about Diabetes & Obesity

What to Know about Diabetes & Obesity

Diabetes is a medical condition that prevents the body from processing and using blood sugar. It’s associated with excess weight and afflicts many people with obesity. The good news is, weight loss is often the solution to improve. A moderate amount of weight loss can...
What is Medical Weight Loss?

What is Medical Weight Loss?

Almost everyone has tried to lose weight and failed. Many of us have tried at least 7 times. Our average patient has tried 8-12 times. We try the latest fad diet or new supplement, each of them promising to be the next quick diet fix or weight loss miracle. Overweight...
Fad Diets: Why They Fail and How to Make Them Work

Fad Diets: Why They Fail and How to Make Them Work

At least each month another “new” diet hits the scene with all of its fanfare. Yet so rarely does someone lose weight after a couple of weeks, or keep it off for any length of time. Why is this? To be successful, one needs a group of tools all at the same time. I like...
New Recommendations on Childhood Obesity

New Recommendations on Childhood Obesity

All children should be screened for obesity. Children with obesity should be referred for medical treatment. Guidelines come from the US Preventative Services Task Force shows the data and risks of not treating childhood obesity. Experts provide guidance to primary...

Prescription Weight Loss Drugs 101

In addition to diet and exercise, your weight loss doctor may prescribe certain types of medications to help you lose weight. Learn more about the types of prescription weight loss medications available, how they work, and who should consider taking them. What are the...
Medical Weight Loss versus Standard Diets

Medical Weight Loss versus Standard Diets

Recently in USA Today there was an article entitled “Middle-aged dieters hit a brick wall after 10 pounds or so”. The article goes on to profile a few people who had lost about 10% of their weight and said: “People usually drop about 5% to 10% of their starting weight...