OPTIFAST Journey Ends in a Proposal!

  In 2014, Pam and Steve met at CONCI while they were both losing weight on the OPTIFAST program.  After Pam lost 150 pounds and Steve lost 190, they were no longer going to the clinic on a weekly basis.  They lost track of each other. It wasn’t until 2017 that their paths crossed again. It was then that CONCI dietitian Jody Riley reintroduced them, suggesting they contact each other for maintenance support. They quickly became friends because of what they had in common.  Both achieved weight loss in the same way, and both understood the challenge of keeping the [...]

By | 2018-05-11T23:13:04+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on OPTIFAST Journey Ends in a Proposal!

What is Intermittent Fasting?

INTERMITTENT FASTING: A NEW ALTERNATIVE MEANS TO WEIGHT LOSS Intermittent fasting involves a short period of not eating followed by a period of eating freely (but smartly). The 3 forms of this type of fasting are as follows: *5:2 diet – Two days per week of limiting intake to 500 calories (These calories should include 50 grams of protein). Remaining five days of eating without calorie restriction Alternate day fasting – Alternate between a 500-calorie fast day and a day of eating without calorie restriction. 500 calories are eaten every other day and should include 50 grams of protein. 16:8 [...]

By | 2018-05-06T21:55:08+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on What is Intermittent Fasting?

A Patient’s Recipe for Success

Maintaining a Weight Loss IS Possible! A Patient’s Recipe for Success Pam started her transformation in December 2012 when she began the OPTIFAST program. In 15 months she lost 138 pounds! Reaching her goal in February 2014, she experienced the many positive changes that weight loss made in her life. She considers herself fortunate enough to “have her life back,” and vows she will never regain the weight. Fast forward 4 years! It is now 2018 and, not only has Pam maintained her entire weight loss, but she has lost an additional 10-15 pounds! Pam is a great example that [...]

By | 2018-05-02T10:54:28+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Weight Loss Tips|Comments Off on A Patient’s Recipe for Success

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???