Blog Articles

Don't Settle

We live in a society of settlers.  We settle for mediocrity.  We settle for comfort.  We settle for "good enough".  We settle for someone else to take care of it or us. 

Dec 12th, 2019
New Year - New You!

Everyone is getting excited for the upcoming Holidays.  Thanksgiving and Christmas and a host of other religious and family events are just around the corner.  We get so focused on these favorite times of the year that we don't think about our future. 

Dec 5th, 2019
We Know Too Much

    I meet with patients everyday that come to us to lose body fat, reduce weight, and live a healthier life.  I have spent most of my adult life working to resist excess body fat accumulation.  I've been fat and I've been thin and everywhere in between.

Nov 28th, 2019
Weight Loss Maintenance

Ok, you are working on your weight and body fat reduction plan or you are approaching your goal weight.  I call this your optimal weight.

Nov 21st, 2019
The Final Push

      The last two months of the year are when most people gain between 7-12 pounds.  Will that be you?  You've been working on getting leaner this year. 

Nov 14th, 2019
Fat Genes

 I speak often with my patients about "Fat Genes".  I make it sound simple, but in fact it is very complicated and we are only at the beginning of understanding how our genetic makeup contributes to our body size, weight, and health.

Nov 7th, 2019
Stuck and Reframe

My patients tell me every day that they just want to have more energy, look better, be able to wear more stylish clothes, get into a smaller size jean, feel better, breathe easier, lower their abnormal medical markers, feel like they did years ago, be more

Oct 31st, 2019
Weight Loss and Exercise

 Many of my patients hit the gym hard 4-6 days a week and complain that they can't lose a pound.  Animal and human studies have shown that our ability to lose weight with exercise is a complex genetic and biochemical process.

Oct 24th, 2019
Constant and Never Ending Improvement

Many years ago I learned of a philosophy that spoke of Constant Improvement of ourselves.  The concept is sound and would seem to lead us all to become the best persons we could possibly become. 

Oct 17th, 2019
Why?

If your struggling with weight loss, it could be a medical issue. You may have a metabolic or hormonal imbalance that makes your body resist fat burning. It could be a psychological barrier regarding food that has you stuck.

Oct 10th, 2019
Eating Out - Weight Loss and Restaurants

We all love to eat out at restaurants.  Just try to get into a restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night. There's usually a waiting line ( Weighting Line ). 

Oct 3rd, 2019
Vacations and Weight

We all love vacations.  It's a time to relax, get things done, travel, see new places, and spend time together.  What it shouldn't be is a weight gain nightmare.

Sep 25th, 2019
Appetite Suppression

The best diet in the world for weight loss is the diet you can stay on.  Since overweight syndrome and obesity are genetic disorders, it is reasonable that our appetite signaling mechanisms are also genetically programmed. 

Sep 18th, 2019
Routine

Weight loss is a job that requires dedication.  It requires focus. It needs a routine.

Sep 12th, 2019
Crush The Fat Genes

Being overweight takes the wind out of our sails. We tire out more quickly, have less energy, feel full and bloated a lot, and have difficulty doing the things we did years ago.

Sep 5th, 2019
Attitude and Motivation

Weight loss is a job that requires dedication. It requires focus. It needs a routine. Following people who are working on weight reduction demonstrates this fact.

Aug 29th, 2019
Stress Eating

Stress much? Sure, we all live stress filled lives. In fact, without a bit of stress we'd get less done, be less motivated, and our lives would be somewhat dull.

Aug 15th, 2019
Let's Not Fool Ourselves

   The magic to long term weight control is consistency.  Being consistent with a daily, sound, lower volume diet, and exercise on a regular basis is crucial to staying lean.  Sometimes we have to create routines and programs for ourselves to be able to cr

Aug 7th, 2019
Frame of Mind

How we see the world and how we show up in the world make the difference between success and failure in our endeavors.  But be clear, a person is not a failure.  Failure is an event and how we approach any event in life determines whether it succeeds or fa

Aug 1st, 2019
Go The Distance

 We overestimate what we can accomplish in one month, but we underestimate what we can accomplish in a year.  With weight loss, we all want to lose every excess pound of fat we have in the first month (if not the first week).  That's not realistic and we l

Jul 24th, 2019
What, How Much, and When

 The American diet is poor. We all know that. Most people do make attempts to eat more healthy foods.  What we eat is extremely important to our health. It's only one of the components of eating well.

Jul 17th, 2019
Willpower Part 2

Many people believe  they don't have enough willpower to lose weight.  They are wrong.  First of all, losing weight is not about willpower.  Secondly, most everyone already has the willpower needed to lose all the excess body fat. The problem isn't lack of

Jul 10th, 2019
Willpower

Most people think that to lose weight you must have willpower.  That’s somewhat true, but I’m going to tell you why you already have the right amount of willpower to get the job done.

Jun 26th, 2019