Health And Wellness

Preserving Muscle Mass While Shedding Pounds: A Comprehensive Guide *

Posted: May 11 in Activity Recommendations, Health And Wellness, Nutrition, Weight loss by

Today, let’s delve into a topic that concerns many on the path to weight loss: preserving precious muscle mass while shedding those stubborn pounds. Embarking on a weight-loss journey is often synonymous with cutting calories and increasing physical activity. While this approach can indeed lead to significant fat loss, it also has the potential to […]

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Physical Activity and Weight Loss *

Posted: Mar 24 in Activity Recommendations, Weight Management Strategies by

What is physical activity and why is it important for weight loss?  Physical activity is any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that increases energy expenditure. Simply put, any time you move your body that can count towards physical activity. Walking, group fitness classes, weight lifting, hauling mountains of laundry up and down the stairs, […]

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Skim, 2%, or Full-Fat Dairy? *

Posted: Aug 02 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

I still remember crying as a child as my mother switched us from normal milk to skim milk. “Yucky!” I said to her. But in the late 1970’s, we believed that all fat in foods was bad and would contribute to obesity and heart disease. This belief was founded on the idea that gram for […]

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Beyond Body Mass Index (BMI) *

Posted: Jun 17 in Health And Wellness by

I had the pleasure of serving as a delegate at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2023 Annual Meeting in June. It was exactly 10 years ago that obesity was recognized by the AMA as a disease, at my first meeting serving as a delegate. I wrote policy which passed at the interim meeting calling on […]

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Happy Mind, Healthy Body *

Posted: Jun 11 in Health And Wellness by

Many people continue to erroneously believe that their body size is simply the result of how much they eat and how much they move. Of course, reality is seldom so simple. Why people eat how they do and move how they do is far more interesting. Many patients come to see me hoping that if […]

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