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Keeping It Off! Handout Series

Note: The Keeping It Off! Series is available to you for your free download. In addition, to complement this series, we now are utilizing the Lifestyle Education Series Modules produced for the OPTIFAST Programs. These are available at a minimum fee from the front office in either a series of 8 or 21 professionally-printed topics. Ask the office staff for more details.

Lesson #1 – Getting Started

Lesson #2 – Environment

Lesson #3 – Cue Control

Lesson #4 – Fluid Intake

Lesson #5 – Lifestyle Activity

Lesson #6 – Desensitization

Lesson #7 – Pre-Planning

Lesson #8 – Emotional Overeating

Lesson #9 – Enthusiasm

Lesson #10 – Assertiveness

Lesson #11 – Increasing Fitness

Lesson #12 – How to Exercise

Food Journals

Advanced Program Food JournalFasting Program Food JournalIndividualized Exchange Program Food Journal    

Other Topics:

Metabolic Syndrome

Are you having trouble losing weight? Do you regain every time you try and lose weight? Have you hit a plateau in your weight loss that you are having difficulty breaking through? You might well have metabolic syndrome. Download this handout by clicking above for more information about what metabolic syndrome is, and how we can treat it. If you have questions, please ask your nutritionist, or consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lazarus to discuss other medical treatment options. Click here for the handout

For some patients, medication can help sensitize the body to insulin, lowering insulin levels, and facilitating weight loss.


We get many questions regarding dietary treatment of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put together a wonderful brochure regarding the use of the DASH eating plan (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) to lower blood Pressure.

Sleep Apnea

Feeling sleepy all the time and snoring while you sleep? You may have sleep apnea. Print out this Epworth Sleepiness Scale and bring it to your next visit with Dr. Lazarus or Heather to help determine if a sleeping study would be a good idea. Click here for the handout.


Feeling blue lately? Losing interest in doing the things you like? You might be suffering from a biochemical depression. Fill out this screening form and bring it in with you to review with Dr. Lazarus or Heather and see what treatment would work the best to help you feel better. Click here for the handout.

Bi-Polar Disorder

Do you suffer from fluctuating moods? Sometimes really low, and sometimes on top of the world? You might be suffering from Bi-Polar Disorder. Fill out this screening form and bring it in to your next office visit with Dr. Lazarus or Heather to help determine if further evaluation with a Psychiatrist might be worthwhile. Click here for the handout.