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CONCI Has A Winner 3 Years In A Row!

Nestle Health Science, the owners of the OPTIFAST brand, has announced the 3 winners of the 9th annual OPTIFAST “New You” contest.  Those who have lost weight on the OPTIFAST program were eligible to enter.  Part of the entry process was to answer the following question. What accomplishments, big or small, have you been able to achieve since starting your OPTIFAST weight loss journey?”  The 3 winners were from different OPTIFAST programs – one from Illinois, one from Arizona, and one from CONCI in Columbus!   The three winners had a combined weight loss of 311 pounds and are now [...]

By | 2018-11-27T22:31:26+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on CONCI Has A Winner 3 Years In A Row!

There’s HOW many calories in Thanksgiving dinner?!

In a typical Thanksgiving meal, Americans will consume more than 1600 calories! Here is an example of a “typical” meal: Turkey (6 oz) 340 calories Ham (6 oz) 300 calories Gravy ½ cup 150 calories Pumpkin Pie – 1 piece 180 calories Cranberry sauce – ½ cup 190 calories Rolls – 1 roll 155 calories Mashed potatoes – ½ cup 150 calories Stuffing ½ cup 180 calories Green Bean casserole – ½ cup 150 calories The values calculated represent the portion size listed. Most Americans consume greater than these portion sizes. No matter what diet you are following, the important [...]

By | 2018-11-27T21:36:33+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Latest News, Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on There’s HOW many calories in Thanksgiving dinner?!

Lose weight…your health depends on it!

The list of health reasons for losing weight continues to grow. The public seems to be aware that excess weight can increase the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, but many Americans are not aware that carrying extra weight can increase the risk of developing at least 13 types of cancer. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently reported that 12 of the 13 cancers associated with obesity increased in this country by 7% from 2005 to 2015.  The 13 cancers include thyroid, breast (in post-menopausal women), liver, kidney, uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, gallbladder, upper stomach, multiple myeloma, adenocarcinoma of [...]

By | 2018-02-07T09:53:32+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on Lose weight…your health depends on it!

CLEAN Eating…What’s That???

The term “clean eating” can be intimidating, but this new, healthy living concept is quite simple. It’s easy to get stuck in the convenient routine of grabbing any breakfast bar that claims to be nutritious, or to stock up on those “healthy” yogurts that are actually filled with preservatives and added sugar. But the idea of eating clean doesn’t have to be a complicated transition. So, what exactly does it mean to eat clean? It’s exactly how it sounds - free of all the bad ingredients. It’s finding balance of all nutrients in what we eat and all the food [...]

By | 2018-02-07T09:53:17+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on CLEAN Eating…What’s That???

Make Time For Maintenance

Almost every patient that comes to CONCI tells us the same thing.  They tell us their mistake with previous weight losses was that they did not follow through with a maintenance program.  Sadly, after losing weight again, patients seem to forget their comment and, again, fail to commit to a maintenance program.  Unfortunately, this often leads to yet another failure to keep the weight off. CONCI offers the opportunity for all patients to stay accountable through either a maintenance class or through one-on-one contact with a registered dietitian. Maintenance class is a great way to continue learning about nutrition and [...]

By | 2018-02-07T09:53:04+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on Make Time For Maintenance