Category obesity

OVERWEIGHT MODELS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE

As a caring physician, it is painful to witness the increasing number of models claiming their substantial weight gain (to the point of overweight and/or obesity) has produced a healthier happier person. In the United States, our rates of cancer, diabetes, cardiac disease and stroke have proven to be associated with unhealthy weight gain. As […]

SHOULD IT BE DEFINED “UNINTENTIONAL CHILD ABUSE?”

Whether we choose to have children or it is simply the result of an intimate interlude, society must create boundaries to protect children unable to protect themselves. We acknowledge these responsibilities when we see the physical harm children suffer. Broken bones, serious bruises indicating possible internal bleeding, cigarette burns, etc… are criminal acts we witness […]

The Double Standard: Our Choice Of Pet Food vs. Our Choice of Family Food

The advertising world on TV is designed to tap into human emotions to guide the decision making process. When it comes to our pets, notice the types of foods they include in these commercials to support the choices we make. (30 second commercial)   We see: Real Meat Whole vegetables Real Fruit Those caring to […]

One Man’s Tale To Weight Loss, Weight Gain And The Barrier Determining Long Term Success

How many times have you read stories where people stated, “until I saw myself in that picture, I never realized how serious my weight problem was”? How many times have you heard doctors say, “you’re in remarkably good health” even though you know in reality you’re overweight, sedentary, depressed and likely taking multiple prescription medications? […]

“IT’LL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME!”

Nearly 70% of the U. S. population suffers from overweight or obesity. When people finally decide the road to ongoing weight gain must change, they focus their attention on food plans designed for weight loss. Although this seems to be a logical approach, it fails to achieve LONG TERM results greater than 95% of the […]

UNDERSTANDING WHY FOCUSING ON “FOOD” ALONE WILL NEVER ACHIEVE LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS

Who doesn’t believe the ANSWER¬†to weight loss , is PRIMARILY found in FOOD. Although this seems to make common sense, in reality, it is a MAJOR MISTAKE! Let me prove this with a simple analogy. If a person wanted to get an “A” in HISTORY or MATH (as a FINAL AVERAGE GRADE,) would: abstaining from […]

HERE’S A SIDE OF THE WEIGHT LOSS INDUSTRY YOU DON’T TYPICALLY SEE!

The following is an email I received TODAY. Although this email is addressed to me as a doctor, these same types of messages are marketed throughout the weight loss industry to motivate start up franchises.¬† See what you think! You’ve asked for it. Now you’ve got it. WEIGHT LOSS, (when done right) continues to be […]