In recent years portion sizes have exploded. We drink about 20 percent more soda today than we did 15 years ago. Soda consumption is heavier among children and adults than it has ever been before, and most people aren’t just sipping on fizz without something to accompany it. Portions of French fries are significantly larger now than they once were, and burgers, pizzas and even chicken nuggets have kept in step with the rising sizes of portions.
As you go about your diet plan, making sure you are not eating foods that are highly contaminated is just as important as making sure you are eating the proper amount of calories, proteins, carbohydrates, and dietary fats. Many ‘healthy’ foods are anything but by the time they hit your grocer’s freezer, so by learning […]
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.
Medical weight loss programs are the effective way of getting rid of the excess weight and achieve the body that you desire, but there are a few things that might prevent you from achieving your weight loss goals. One thing that many dieters struggle with is emotional eating, because it can be difficult to stick to […]
The Optifast weight loss 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 weight loss programs creates an experience that highlights the fundamental aspects of successful weight loss, and can show you how you can […]
Joining together for food and drink is one of the most fundamental aspects of human interaction. We crave socialization and friendship almost as we crave foods. We meet with friends and family members to find support and encouragement, to laugh and to cry, and to feel connected with another person for at least a short […]
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 […]
The Optifast weight loss program is inherently different from other weight loss programs. To start, it isn’t set up around unrealistic expectations. When you start an OPTIFAST program, you know what you are walking into. There is research and the program is science-based, which can help you create realistic expectations that will help you move […]
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 […]
It’s the season for gifting, happiness, family and eating. Holidays at home is when we really go all out and eat the best holiday food to our heart’s content. And so, what usually happens is that the largest gift we get during this festive time is a lot of weights. Let’s change that this year. […]