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No Time like the Present !

Now is the time to start your weight loss program, yes, thats right, right in the middle of the Holiday feeding frenzy. The sooner you commit and get control of your appetite the sooner you will be on your way to success. Starting now also means you will ultimately have less work to do as you will put on fewer …

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OBESITY

Obesity is a chronic disease. As such it is a disease that must be managed much like hypertension and much like diabetes. It requires diligent and constant monitoring to be successful. Many patients who undertake a weight loss program expect grandiose results in an unrealistic timeframe. This expectation can lead to frustration and the individual becoming a dropout from his …

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Just Do it !!!

Just Do it!!! The famous Nike slogan is so true in weight loss. If you are contemplating losing weight or starting an exercise program the most important step is the first, JUST DO IT !!! Start… with a moderate walk or go to the mall early in the morning before the crowds or stores have opened and just walk. No …

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Visualize your Progress

How much have you lost?? During your next visit to Sam’s Club or Costco, find and lift an object weighing roughly how much you’ve lost ( ex. a 5 pound bag of flour, a 10 pound bag of pet food or a 20 pound tool kit), carry it up and down the aisle, noticing how difficult it is to move …

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Fall is Here !!!!

Now that the summer vacation season is over and the kids are back in school its time to refocus on your weight loss efforts and lose those summer vacation pounds. Many people experience a gain of 2 -10 pounds during the summer due to travel, restaurant meals, greater alcohol intake while on vacation and just being away from their structured …

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The Fats

Brown Fat ….This near mystical fat acts very much like muscle, it burns calories even when you’re sitting still. New research suggests that most adults have a bit of this good fat. Visceral Fat… It yields pretty easily to aerobic exercise. In one study people who did the equivalent of jogging 12 miles a week shrank belly fat cells more …

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Got Your Back

Over fifty percent of Americans suffer from some form of back pain. Excess weight, (particularly around the waist) increases your chances of developing back pain. Belly fat actually pulls your center of gravity forward, straining your lower back.The good news, research shows that losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can dramatically slash your odds of developing back …

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Sleep better!!

Put your iPad to bed several hours before turning in, research has shown that people who use computers late at night wake up more often. If you must stare at a screen, watch TV, it emits less bright light. It is best to not watch scary programs or dramas, opt for a sitcom or talk show.

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Walking

An after-meal walk may help lower blood sugar suggests a new study from the Mayo Clinic. Post mealtime walking can nearly double insulin sensitivity, researchers found when they studied 12 healthy people in their 30’s who walked for 75 minutes within two to three hours of eating – a good sign, as lower insulin sensitivity could lead to higher risk …

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The Eyes have it !!!

Do you need incentive to stay focused on losing weight? Slimming down can help keep your vision sharp. Eating more veggies, increasing activity and lowering body fat can help ward off diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration. However, if you gain weight, or remain overweight or obese and develop type 2 diabetes, your risk of glaucoma increases by 40 …

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