When beginning a journey to lose weight and keep it off permanently, we usually start with what we call an “active weight loss” phase. During this time, we try as hard as we can to get as much weight off as possible (within what is medically safe and appropriate). Many people want to stay on “active” weight loss until they reach a pre-determined “goal” weight, whether or not their body cooperates. [Read more]
Medical Weight Loss Blog
Most weight loss occurs with a modification in diet; however, evidence shows the best way to maintain weight loss is to engage in regular physical activity.
We all know and understand the importance of physical activity; it helps reduce stress and anxiety, can reduce high blood pressure, reduce risk of cardiovascular events and type II diabetes. I think many individuals struggle with keeping weight off because they are not engaging in regular physical activity. [Read more]
Do you ever feel like every year your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight, yet by the end of the year you are back where you started?
If so, you are not alone. Although obesity has been recognized as a serious, chronic disease, there is still a focus on acute weight loss instead of chronic weight management. In fact, most individuals focus on weight loss as the main endpoint, instead of recognizing the more important outcomes of improving health and improving quality of life. [Read more]
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]