Tag Archives: weight loss
“RIGHT” OR “WRONG”
When we search for answers, we commonly use methods that distinguish “right” from “wrong.” This helps qualify the pathways we follow and adds confidence to our decision making. What many of us don’t realize is that it also blinds us from seeing additional alternative pathways that may better suit our needs to achieving successful outcomes. […]
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 […]
(FILL IN THE BLANK) “DIET PLAN” HELPED ME LOSE (FILL IN THE BLANK) “WEIGHT AMOUNT”
Atkins Diet founded in the 1960’s Weight Watcher’s Diet founded in the 1960’s Jenny Craig Diet founded in the 1980’s Physician supervised Medifast Diet founded in the 1980’s NutriSystem Diet founded in the 1990’s South Beach Diet founded around 2003 Many more distinguished names could be added to this list. The ONE overriding […]
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 […]
My REALISTIC Exercise Video
Everyone knows we’re supposed to exercise. Most people, however, have no idea how to SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY exercise within a REASONABLE time frame. The following 8 minute “raw” home video created on April 27th, 2017 provides simple examples of exercises that work each major muscle group. Desired results (clinical and aesthetic) can be achieved within […]
AND NOW THAT YOU’VE LOST SOME OR ALL OF THE WEIGHT…?
This post is 1322 words providing an outline to achieve SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS. FOR THOSE IN NEED, I RECOMMEND TAKING THE TIME TO READ IT. . “I lost 100 pounds.” “I only have 35 pounds to go.” “I’m having trouble getting those last 10 pounds off.” These were such typical phrases I heard […]
When it comes to our jobs, accountability often determines whether our paycheck reflects an increase or not. Knowing that someone or some group will evaluate job performance adds a level of accountability to the work performed. When it comes to exercise, ACCOUNTABILITY is another concept that helps incentivize people to stay on track. For most […]
It doesn’t matter what your goals in life may be; the path toward HEALTHY achievement ALWAYS requires: BALANCE! We try to isolate our problem area(s) to focus and fix these individual concerns. They may TEMPORARILY show some improvement, but LIFE often gets “in the way” and the problems resurface once again. We find ourselves constantly […]
CAN THE METHOD BE THE PROBLEM?
With the new year 28 days in the making, many New Year’s resolutions have already hit a brick wall. The infamous: “I want to lose weight” “I want to be more physically fit” “I want to feel like I did when I was twenty years old” is a recurring mission many of us undertake, but […]
TWO DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES; TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOMES
WHICH CHILD HAS A BETTER CHANCE AT LIFE? Which child is more likely to develop diabetes, cardiac disease, stroke or cancer? Which child is more likely to start prescription medication at a younger age? Which child is more likely to suffer emotional distress at school? Which child is more likely to lack self confidence as […]
Santa Claus’s Transition
Originally, this story was going to be based on modern day times. In keeping with the latest trends, Santa Claus’s transition was going to look something like the following: . As a traditionalist, I decided to avoid such controversy and to instead reveal the “TRUE STORY” of Santa’s health and weight transition. Santa Claus, like […]
“WANT BETTER HEALTH; DISCOVER YOUR PERCENTAGES!”
WHAT ARE YOUR PERCENTAGES? . What percentage of life’s pleasures are derived from FOOD? What percentage of life’s pleasures are derived from POSSESSIONS? What percentage of life’s pleasures are derived from PEOPLE/FAMILY/FRIENDS? What percentage of life’s pleasures are derived from fulfilling a PURPOSE? What percentage of life’s pleasures are derived from seeking SOLUTIONS? What percentage […]
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU PUT TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AN UNDERWEIGHT, NORMAL WEIGHT OR OVERWEIGHT MALNUTRITIONED BODY?
For most of us, we think of GOOD HEALTH and DISEASE as a “state of being.” We believe we experience one or the other at any given time. Although this is a simple way of viewing this, it is entirely inaccurate. Initially, GOOD HEALTH is the natural “state of being” for the majority of us. […]
WHO EVER THOUGHT EATING HEALTHY WOULD BE THIS COMPLICATED?
In my previous post, I discussed how EXERCISE WAS ESSENTIAL for GOOD HEALTH. Eating good sources of healthy foods is EQUALLY important and TWICE AS DIFFICULT! The reasons include: Most people do not like the idea of being TOLD what they should eat. Most people do not like increasing their spending budgets on foods they […]
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES AS A CHILD?
My two favorite were Superman and Batman. As corny as the shows were, the “good guys” always displayed valor, honor, integrity, compassion and commitment while fighting “EVIL” to protect mankind. Do you remember how their physical presentation added even greater “strength” to the characters they portrayed? Looking at them from today’s perspective, their costumes rather […]
HEALTHY CHOICES: AN OXYMORON
Everyone knows that exercising and consuming quality foods are key components necessary for healthy living. Why then do professionals who study exercise and nutrition disagree on which exercises and which foods contribute to healthy outcomes? The following are some examples. FOODS STATEMENT: LEGUMES and GRAINS are healthy plant foods and should account for a significant […]
THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE JUST WON’T GO DOWN!
Does this sound familiar? “I’ve tried dieting, exercising, appetite suppressants and the number on the scale won’t go down!” “I’ve done everything POSSIBLE, so I guess I’ll have to live with this reality.” HERE’S THE REAL REALITY! . Most people did what they were WILLING TO DO under the terms they were WILLING TO DO IT. […]