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?!

Maintenance Patient Inspires Others

As part of CONCI’S lecture series, patients who lost weight on the OPTIFAST program and are now maintaining that loss are invited to speak to patients currently on the program. The speaker is asked to discuss the eating habits and lifestyle changes he or she has made in order to maintain the lower weight. Current patients find it helpful to hear from those who have “walked the walk and talked the talk.” No one can relate better to current patients than someone who has been on the OPTIFAST program previously and is now in the maintenance phase. A recent speaker was Justin E. who lost 107 [...]

By | 2018-09-04T17:32:10+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on Maintenance Patient Inspires Others

The Food Altar

THE FOOD ALTAR DEFINITION:  The room or place at work where birthday cakes, unhealthy snacks, leftovers from work meetings, and other donated food wind up. Virtually every workplace has a food altar that presents workers with a never-ending buffet of temptation. This common area accounts for the majority of unconscious, unplanned, and unhealthy eating decisions made during the working day. The caloric intake of food originating from the food altar can be staggering. Food altars in the workplace will always present a challenge. Here are some strategies for dealing with them: Educate yourself about calories in the types of food [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:31:05+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on The Food Altar

What Is Mindful Eating?

The practice of mindfulness is to be fully present and aware of the moment you are experiencing. Mindful eating involves concentrating on the process of eating and enjoying the sensations of food, such that we become aware of our body’s hunger and satiety cues. Mindful eating guides us to eat with joy while nourishing our bodies with energy. Instead of worrying about factors such as weight, we can learn to trust our bodies to tell us when and what to eat in order to feel our best. Research shows that mindful eating helps with weight management and the development of [...]

By | 2018-05-20T20:24:04+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on What Is Mindful Eating?