After several weeks following the Optifast weight loss program, the transition period begins. The transition phase is designed to slowly reintroduce traditional foods to your diet so that you can explore healthy ways of eating while still using the Optifast products to help you maintain control over what you eat. Some people find the transition […]
As you embark on your Optifast Diet you’ll become familiar with the powder shake mixes. These mixes are a bit different from the ready-to-drink items you might stow away in your fridge for a late morning. They come in simple flavors, including vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, and once you learn the ropes of the Optifast […]
As the obesity epidemic continues to cause concern among weight loss doctors, scientists take a closer look at why some people are more likely to engage in behavior that leads to obesity. A recent study looked at overeating and eating foods that are loaded with fat and calories.
There is no reason to mourn the end of summer. Fall has its own perks, especially when it comes to medical weight loss in New Jersey. The leaves are falling, pumpkins are making their appearance on doorsteps and the kids are back in school. Fall is officially here, and with that comes the end of […]
If you’re just getting started with weight loss you’ve likely given a lot of thought to your individual weight loss goals. Perhaps these are milestones you’ve dreamed of reaching for years before beginning medical weight loss, or maybe they’re the landmarks you discussed with Dr. Chhabra during your initial consultation—regardless, keeping your goals within easy […]
Having a hard time convincing yourself to get up 30 minutes early to exercise? Looking for one more reason to hit the gym after work instead of the couch? Use these benefits of exercise as extra motivation when you feel like skipping a workout. 3 Benefits Of Exercise Exercise makes you happy! OK, so sweating […]
Whatever you wish to accomplish in life, there are three fundamental steps you’ll have to take to get there. Set your goals Make a plan Monitor your progress as you set those plans in motion At the onset of your Optifast weight loss program you and your weight loss doctor will make a realistic goal […]
There is a lot to look forward to during the early days of the OPTIFAST program. There is the opportunity to develop positive habits that can help you keep your weight off long term, and following the meal replacement diet will encourage weight loss at a faster rate than you are likely to accomplish on your own.
In order to lose weight, your body must be properly fueled. If your body isn’t receiving the proper nutrition, then it will convert any food it does get into fat and store it in case of starvation. Here’s how to use proper nutrition to help you lose weight.
Packing healthy brown-bag lunches and snacks can help you lose belly fat, reduce calories, decrease the amount of sodium in your diet, and improve your overall day-to-day health. Choose foods that are low in sodium, sugar, and saturated fat, but high in protein, fiber, calcium, and vitamins. While your choices of healthy snacks and lunches are endless, here are a few ideas to get you started.