In March, Nestle will release an updated version of OPTIFAST. While we haven’t had a chance to taste “OPTIFAST New and Improved,” we have had a chance to evaluate the new food line, which is available only by prescription and under the care of a physician. As doctors who have been using OPTIFAST for over a decade, we have a lot of experience with meal replacements. OPTIFAST is a great tasting full meal replacement. You can get ALL of your nutrients by having 5 or more meals per day, but only under the care of a doctor.

2017-12-21T14:46:19+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: |

Qsymia or Qnexa: A New Drug for Obesity and Weight Loss

The new drug, Qsymia, (Vivus) has just been approved by the FDA for Weight Loss and Obesity Treatment. Qsymia is a combination of phentermine and extended release topiramate. The name that has been proposed for the last few years for this drug, Qnexa, has just been changed to Qsymia.

Is Junk Food Marketing Causing Obesity?

As it turns out, food ads may play a huge role in obesity. A new German research study demonstrates that looking at pictures of salty or sweet foods (such as Viennese Schnitzel, ice cream or pizza) causes an increase in grehlin, a hunger hormone. Pictures of pianos, bikes or shoes did not have the same effect. This is the first time pictures of junk food pictures have been shown to cause immediate adversity. So we should take notice!

2013-08-30T16:06:21+00:00 Categories: Obesity Medicine|Tags: , , |

How I eat pizza

Chronic dieters are caught in a world of extremes. At times, they either are dieting, trying to be "perfect" and losing weight. At other times, they have no plan, and frequently overeat. At these times, they use overly judgmental statements such as "I'm being bad today." I am not a fan of this type of "on or off" thinking. Life is more of a dimmer than an "on-off switch." A colleague of mine uses the concept of dimmer thinking to manage living in moderation. How then does a Scottsdale Weight Loss Center doctor eat pizza?