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Weight Loss News and Articles Orange County

Overcoming Emotional Eating

Published on March 17, 2016 by

Your emotions can seem to overwhelm you. You feel stress, anger, sadness or just plain boredom – and you reach for a snack. Before you know it, food is your go-to solution for emotional self-soothing. And it’s starting to show on the scales. It’s common to use food as a reward to treat yourself, or […]

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Why Keep Food and Fitness Journals?

Published on January 28, 2016 by

When someone mentions keeping a food or fitness journal, the response is almost always the same – why? Is there any point to writing down how much exercise you’ve done or what you’ve eaten in a day? As it turns out, there is. Write it Down, Watch it Work. The very act of writing down […]

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Halloween Weight Gain Can Be Quite Scary!

Published on October 29, 2015 by

Halloween is definitely a fun holiday! Costumes, parties and trick or treating! There is an abundance of candy everywhere you look. There is probably a bowl in your house that is for the trick or treaters, but it may seem like you might be treating yourself more to these indulgences meant for others. What do […]

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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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Is THIS the Missing Piece in Your Weight Loss Puzzle?

Published on May 21, 2013 by

Would it surprise you to learn that diet and exercise alone may not be the only factors helping you achieve or sustain a healthy weight? For most people, it’s true. In fact, a very important piece of that puzzle is your mental health. It’s not something that’s often openly or honestly discussed, but because of […]

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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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5 Totally Reachable Heart-Health Goals

Published on February 26, 2013 by

Happy Heart Month! If you’ve reached this blog, chances are great that you’re either struggling with severe obesity or have undergone bariatric surgery and wish to keep the weight off – forever. If you’ve ever visited a doctor about your weight-loss struggles, it is no surprise to you how important a healthy weight is for […]

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Obesity and Fertility: Not Solely a Woman’s Issue

Published on January 31, 2013 by

In the last few months, several clinical studies have painted a frightening portrait of fertility for the obese man. Looking at the rise in overall Body Mass Index (BMI) in male patients throughout the United States, researchers have observed a strong connection between the increase in BMI and declining fertility rates. Often thought by the […]

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