The OPTIFAST program can be a valuable learning experience that can set you up for long-term weight loss success. Together with the support of your medical weight loss doctor, the Optifast program creates an experience that highlights the fundamental aspects of successful weight loss, and can show you how you can transition to a healthier […]
Are you trying to lose weight but find yourself constantly battling hunger pains? You may not be getting enough fiber in your diet. Fiber helps you stay full longer, which helps you to cut back on extra calories by resisting the urge to snack or overeat. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that keeps blood sugar […]
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.
For a large portion of the population, sleeping soundly night after night is nothing more than a dream. Between busy work schedules, family obligations and medical weight loss goals, finding time to squeeze in the recommended eight hours every night is tough to do, and when your head finally does hit the pillow it is […]
As winter sets in and the weather grows colder, make sure you drink enough water while keeping up with medical weight loss in New Jersey. It’s easy to remember to drink water when it’s warm out. As you sweat and trudge through the heat, your body reminds you with every step that you are in […]
It can be hard to stay motivated as you are trying to lose weight. After spending an entire day hungry, thinking about creative ways to cook vegetables as you avoid the donuts in the office lounge motivation often seems to disappear. One reason that you may have trouble staying motivated to lose weight is because […]
An eating cue is a social, personal or environmental trigger that prompts an individual to eat. These cues are separate from physical hunger, though they may coincide with it and are often confused as the body’s indication that it needs sustenance. For the majority of people, eating cues prompt inappropriate eating behavior. There are several ways that eating cues may encourage a person to overeat:
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 meal program you can really spice up the flavor by combining these mixes with some sugar-free solutions for a truly enjoyable drink.
Have you ever been sitting in front of the television with a snack, and before you know it, the entire snack is gone and you don’t even remember eating it? You might still feel that tinge of hunger, so you get up, grab another snack and sit back down in front of the television to […]
Have you ever lost weight, and then found that within a few months the extra pounds started to creep back on again? In fact, it has been found that weight loss “yo-yoing” can be dangerous for your health. If you are carrying extra weight, then you should be working to lose that weight as quickly […]