Category: Weight Loss

Apr 09, 2017
How Getting Enough Rest Can Help You Lose Weight

Although diet and exercise are widely known as the keys to weight loss success, there is another, lesser known contributor to losing – or gaining – weight. If you find yourself not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, or you wake up feeling unrested after a full night’s sleep, it could be contributing…

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Apr 08, 2017
Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Steps to a Happy & Healthy Vacation

If you’re going to avoid vacation weight gain, there are a few things to keep in mind. Most people view a diet as an On or Off affair, and often, when it comes to vacations, off comes out ahead. Diets don’t work.

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Apr 01, 2017
Putting the Happy Back in Happy and Healthy

Today I would like to put the Happy back in Happy and Healthy. I have a patient who I’ve been working with for a while. He’s serious and successful. He’s lost 20 pounds and I’ve watched him internalize…

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Apr 01, 2017
Healthy Weight, Healthy Pregnancy

Physicians understand the negative health consequences of being overweight, including a higher incidence of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and back pain, to name a few. Another consequence is…

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Jan 01, 2017
Healing Mind, Body & Spirit

It’s almost Thanksgiving and, if you’re like most people, you’re getting ready for one of the largest and most festive meals of the year. Whether you plan to eat with family and friends or volunteer at a local shelter, you’ll…

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Jun 16, 2016
5 C’s for Success

Hooray for Ms. Hawaii! Our own Flecha Tovar recently won the title of Ms. Hawaii. I am very excited for her and gratified that the Altschuler Center played even a small part in her winning.

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May 29, 2016
Maintaining Weight Loss: Lessons from “The Biggest Loser” study

Maintaining weight loss can be challenging but with the right attitude, commitment and willingness to discover what works for you it is possible and rewarding. Dr. Kevin D. Hall, lead author of the study and…

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Jan 29, 2016
Super Bowl 50’s Official Dip – Hummus: 4x the Calories of Salsa

We all love to dip. A lot of times, but all that dipping adds up to quite a few extra calories, mostly fat. And when you think that what you’re dipping is healthy, it’s easy to mindlessly dip, especially while…

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Jan 29, 2016
The Forces of Evil

We get up in the morning and we’re ready for action. We’re gung ho. We’re enthusiastic. We imagine the day. But then it seems like maybe we got busy or maybe we didn’t get a chance to eat what we planned…

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Dec 29, 2015
The Holidays: From Surviving to Thriving

Another year, another holiday season. Could any time of the year be more challenging than the holidays. We enter the season with great expectations, but also with a sense of dread. How will I handle it all?

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