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Weight Loss News and Articles Orange County

What is Avoidance Overeating?

Published on May 2, 2014 by

Avoidance overeaters are usually warm, compassionate people who are very sensitive to the needs of others, but have a hard time dealing with their own needs, wants and problems. They often turn to food to escape, and are often overweight. Here are four strategies to help you overcome this behavior. 1. Learn to identify your […]

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Get Addicted to Healthy Living

Published on March 24, 2014 by

When you start a diet or workout program, it’s easy to think of it as only a short-term change. You’re just going on a diet until you lose the weight you need to. You’re just working out all the time until you get fit. We’ve talked a lot in this blog about why that mindset […]

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Are Your Friends Bad for Your Health?

Published on March 6, 2014 by

Before you roll your eyes and stomp off to your room, this isn’t a lecture from your mother about bad social influences. When you’ve made the decision to embark on a healthier life path, it seems your friends can do one of two things. They can help you or hurt you. To ensure you stay […]

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Your Diet Shouldn’t Hurt

Published on February 21, 2014 by

You may have seen the news recently about Biggest Loser Season 15’s winner, Rachel Frederickson, who dropped 155 pounds to win the $250,000 prize and loads of criticism in the process. The feature in many a gossip magazine over the last few weeks, Rachel’s story looks a lot like those of patients I’ve counseled over […]

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Interested in Eating Organic? START with FRESH!

Published on December 2, 2013 by

“I want to eat healthy, fresh or organic foods, but I can’t afford it.” On a scale of 1 to 10, how true do you believe that statement to be for you and your family? Though there is some validity to fresh or organic fare being more expensive, it’s not as expensive as you might […]

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Thanksgiving – A Fitter Feast for You

Published on November 8, 2013 by

Every year Americans celebrate Thanksgiving by planning a feast fit for kings. After all, we’ve had 150 years to perfect the turkey, pumpkin pie and a host of delicious side dishes for this momentous occasion. In fact, most of us spend the entire day eating foods that we may not otherwise eat all year long. […]

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Back to School…Back to Lunch!

Published on August 25, 2013 by

Between school supplies, new shoes and backpacks, there’s a lot to think about as you prepare your kids for a new school year. So when you’re looking for the best things to buy in setting them up for a bright future, take a closer look at what’s going into their lunches. We send our kids […]

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From Smoothies to Gardening, 5 Tips for a Healthier, Green(er) Lifestyle

Published on April 17, 2013 by

If you didn’t get your fill of green on St. Patrick’s Day, April offers up a whole new reason to “Go Green” with Earth Day on April 22. Let’s also take a look at how you can go green with your weight-management efforts while also improving your overall health: Green your diet. Plant-based nutrition from […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding Easter Holiday Weight Gain

Published on March 25, 2013 by

For breakfast, it’s chocolate eggs followed by fluffy neon marshmallows and jellybeans for lunch, finished with a hunk of ham and a heaping helping of scalloped potatoes for dinner. If that sounds like your Easter weekend menu, you’re not alone. But don’t worry, there’s still time to prepare so you can enjoy a festive holiday […]

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“Taste the Rainbow” – A Better Slogan for Fruits & Veggies Than Sugary Candies

Published on March 19, 2013 by

We’re now “over the rainbow” on another Saint Patrick’s Day, and I hope this one didn’t leave you feeling bloated (or worse, hung over) from too much green beer or weighed down by the salty corned beef and starchy potatoes. Whether during holiday meals or any other time, we can all easily forget who the […]

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