Write It Down, Make It Happen. Why Keeping a Food Diary Helps you Lose Weight

When is the last time you were asked what you had for dinner last night, only to think, “I can’t remember what I had for breakfast this morning, let alone last night’s dinner!” Many of us are so busy in our daily lives that we don’t pay much attention to what, where, when, or why we eat, according to Dr. Luiza Petre, cardiologist and medical director for three Medi-Weight Loss Clinics. “Being aware of what you eat is a crucial part of the weight loss process. A food diary is an important tool to help you be mindful of your food intake, and take accountability for it. It can also provide insight into your eating patterns and help you identify diet or lifestyle changes that will help you reach your weight goal.”Continue reading

July 15, 2016

Enjoy the Holiday Season without the Dreaded 7-8 Pound Weight Gain

The holidays are here, bringing with them a string of celebrations, chaotic schedules, travel and lots of epicurean indulgences. Our spirits are lifted by the warm feelings that we recall from our childhood: the gifts, the cookies, and the special family times. The invitations and cards are pouring in, and we just want to abandon ourselves to this jubilant romance of year-end. Everything swirls into a relentless eating and partying contest straight through the end of the year! Are you in the mood for the holidays or are you beginning to feel the stress? … Continue reading

July 15, 2016

Losing Weight: Less Food or More Exercise?

More than one-third of American adults are obese 1 . Obesity is a serious health issue. It is associated with the leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers, as well as poor mental health and quality of life. The causes of obesity are complex, involving individual factors like genetics, behavior and medications, and societal factors like education and how food is marketed… Continue reading

July 11, 2016