The Halo Effect of Exercise : The Antidote to Sugar Addiction?

      Why is it that we eat right when we are in an exercise routine and then if that routine is interrupted (usually due to an injury or work schedule), then our “diet” goes out the window soon after?  This... Read More »

Why Meal Replacements for Weight Loss?

Most of my patients begin their weight loss treatment using medical food / meal replacements. These are shakes, soups, and puddings that are formulated to induce a fat burning state while providing all required micro and macronutrients as well as electrolytes. As a proponent of a diet based primarily on whole, unprocessed, plant based foods, I struggled with the idea of using these manufactured foods as initial treatment. Read More »

Intensive Medical Weight Loss - Is it Safe and Effective for Older Adults?

Is intensive medical weight loss safe and effective for older adults? Yes! says this article from Obesity Society.  Older adults who used 2 meal replacements a day as part of a low calorie diet lost twice as much weight as those who reduced... Read More »

Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder- Treatment for Common Eating Disorders

Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder are two of the most common eating disorders. This study showed that over 1/3 of people with overweight or obesity had one or both of these. Tailored interventions are recommended to treat these conditions. Do you... Read More »

Nutrient Timing

Do you find yourself constantly battling emotional and/or physical hunger? Try "nutrient timing"! Nutrient timing is a way to give your body what it needs, when it needs it. First start by eating every 4 or 5 hours. Take a step further... Read More »

Self Talk

Self-Talk: What’s the purpose? To promote self-awareness and consciousness of choices When should I practice self-talk? •When experiencing a high stress situation that is influencing an “off-plan” choice and or self-sabotage.  •To prevent emotional eating or social (peer pressure) eating. Challenge this week: Try limiting the use... Read More »

Staying on Track for the Holidays

Trying to stay on track for the holidays? Here is what our clients have to say about conquering emotional hunger during the holidays. Try these simple techniques to stay ahead! Use recipe substitutions. For example, try mashed cauliflower rather than mashed potatoes. Walk away!... Read More »

Taking the Focus OFF of Food

Many times our weight loss efforts are stunted by social gatherings. Especially this time of year with many holiday parties on our schedules! However, getting together doesn’t have to be about food. Here are some ideas do have fun with friends and... Read More »

Tired of the "status quo" in your health care?

I receive several scholarly medical journals in the mail every month which I dutifully read to remain current on medical advances.  Many are helpful reviews, some are groundbreaking, many seem like common sense, and others seem blatantly obscured by ulterior motives seemingly... Read More »