The #1 barrier to weight loss

According to the current statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of all American adults are obese. That’s a big percentage, and a big problem for our health care system and current state of national health. Obesity is linked to a number of serious diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and various cancers. What is …

non-scale victories

The importance of non-scale victories

When you seriously commit to losing weight, you’ll find many benefits follow — benefits that go beyond the numbers on your scale. These additional benefits are known as non-scale victories. And they’re different for everyone. Maybe you finally fit into that favorite dress you wore 10 years ago, or you’ve noticed an improvement in your complexion. We cannot underestimate the …

emotional weight loss

The emotional elements of weight loss

The weight-loss struggle affects so many of us these days. Even many kids are overweight and some are even obese, given the standard American diet we’ve come to know and love. It takes patience, time, and knowledge to approach weight loss in an effective manner. It also takes a certain self-awareness, one that comes with age, because the emotional elements …

exercise weight gain

10 reasons you’re gaining weight even though you’re exercising

Have you been working out like crazy because you’re determined to lose weight? Maybe you’ve finally hit your exercise groove only to find the numbers on your bathroom scale aren’t budging. Or worse yet, are those numbers getting bigger? The exercise-weight gain equation is a mysterious one, but we’re going to clear things up. It’s not unusual to gain weight …

The benefits of medical weight loss

Have you been considering a weight-loss program, but aren’t sure which one to choose? Commercial weight-loss programs have been around forever, but do they really work? These days, more advanced weight-loss programs are able to offer a higher degree of personalization than those that focus on counting points or calories. These programs, known as medical weight loss programs, are supervised …