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Weight Loss News and Articles Orange County

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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Should You Buy Goal Clothing?

Published on January 30, 2014 by

Throughout the course of my 20-plus years in clinical practice, I have come to realize that motivation is an interesting thing – because it’s a bit different for everyone. Today, I want to explore the topic of “goal shopping.” If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a trend that seems to have become more popular […]

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5 Steps to a Healthier Holiday Gathering

Published on December 20, 2013 by

It’s the holiday season! And I’m willing to bet your friendly weight-loss surgeon is just about the LAST person you want to hear from during this time of year. I know, I know. You’re “supposed” to be able to “cheat” in December, right? Throw caution to the wind and just pick up those healthy habits […]

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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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Tricky Tips for Staying Healthy Around Holiday Treats

Published on October 23, 2013 by

Halloween can be a scary time for people struggling with their weight. The grocery store aisles are lined with super savings on chocolates and candies and commercials are telling you to stock up at home for the herds of young trick-or-treaters headed your way. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average American eats around […]

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Obesity and Breast Cancer – The Frightening Connections

Published on October 3, 2013 by

Breast cancer knows no bounds; it can affect any size, shape, ethnicity, demographic and gender of human. Every October, Americans are reminded of how deeply breast cancer touches us as a society; we see pink everywhere. It affects mothers, wives, daughters, friends, aunts, cousins and even some men. In 2013, it is expected that there […]

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Yoga for Obesity: Why Not?

Published on September 27, 2013 by

this form of exercise. Sure, we’ve all seen some poses that seem impossible to do ourselves: people with their feet above their heads, resting on their arms, but those aren’t beginner positions. Yoga is a practice and there are modifications to virtually all poses. Working with an instructor who is familiar with all types of […]

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High BMI & High Cholesterol: An Unhealthy Couple

Published on September 12, 2013 by

September is here and chances are you’re in the midst of back-to-school activities, a new football season and the new fall line-up of TV shows. You may even be dreaming of cooler temperatures and the crispness that comes with the season. But September hosts what is arguably an even more important topic that requires your […]

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Cause and Effect: What a High BMI Means for Your Heart

Published on July 31, 2013 by

Let’s get to the heart of the matter, shall we? Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and a recent genetic study now shows that elevated body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese people isn’t simply linked to heart failure – it has been proven to cause it. BMI is […]

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