I attended the Obesity Medicine Association medical conference in Washington, D.C., and had the pleasure of listening to Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, present on the Keto diet. This article represents a summary of his comments on Ketogenic Diets (a.k.a. “The Keto Diet.”) in addition to my own analysis. While ketogenic diets are nothing new, lately there […]
I recently had the pleasure of teaching at a medical weight loss conference alongside Dr. Jason Fung, author of “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss.” Although fasting is not a new concept, Dr. Fung’s book promotes intermittent fasting as a tool to help with weight loss. Instead of focusing on what you […]
Okay, okay – so I am a physician and you expect my posts to be serious. However, sometimes humor is the best medicine, and yesterday, I learned a valuable lesson from none other than my 4 year old son on how to lose butt fat, tummy fat, or fat in other areas. Most people I […]
The numbers, so commonly cited, remain staggering. Obesity affects more than one in three American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also often associated with 236 comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and 13 different cancers. Yet physicians and other health professionals are too often hesitant to have open discussions about obesity with patients. [Read more]
One of my favorite things about summer is weekend trips to the farmer’s market!
I spend each weekend picking up produce and some of my favorite household staples at my local farmer’s market. There are so many benefits of supporting local farmers, and buying fresh and local produce. This is hands down the best place to get inspiration, farmers work so hard to bring beautiful produce each weekend, and it inspires me to make healthy, nutrient dense meals to bring to the table.
Here are some reasons why I love shopping at farmer’s markets and you should too! [Read more]