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 [...]
Most dieters know the importance of journaling during weight loss, but it might be just as important to journal prior to starting your weight loss journey. Important questions to ask yourself might be: “Why do I want to lose weight?” “What is the big picture?” Answers and thoughts might be:
Dr. Ard recently appeared on “The Balancing Act” segment with Olga Villaverde airing on Lifetime Television. Dr. Ard explained the 5 R’s of motivation and how the OPTIFAST program can support patients on their weight loss journey.
Shorts and bathing suit season is just around the corner! Do you have winter weight that needs to be shed? Are you in a rut with eating the comfort foods so common during winter months? Have you been hibernating indoors all winter without adjusting the amount you eat? It is not too soon to get serious about revamping how you are currently eating.
Insulin resistance occurs when the pancreas works overtime to produce more insulin than it should because the body’s cells have become resistant to insulin. In other words, the body attempts to provide more insulin than normal to keep blood sugar normal. Insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes. There is good evidence that obesity is a major cause of insulin resistance which, in turn, affects blood pressure, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, and fasting glucose levels.