Monday, September 19, 2016

Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor Gives Healthy Weight Loss Tips

An author from The New England Journal of Medicine once said “people are connected, and so is their health.” For the first time a journal published a study of how social networks affect health and, more importantly, how social networks control a person's chances of gaining weight. (Social networks meaning, face-to-face friends, not facebook friends!) In some ways obesity is like a communicable disease, more specifically with relatives and friends. Effectiveness is varied depending on the relationship:
  1. An obese spouse makes the person’s risk to also become obese rise 37%, as well as an obese sibling increases the risk by 40%.
  2. Friends, better yet, best friends have the biggest influence of all. Having an obese friend can put a risk to a person also becoming obese by 57%. As for a best friend, your risk rises as high as 171%.
The obesity epidemic only gets worse as time goes on. Which would mean the percentage above has most likely gone up a tremendous amount, and you don’t have to be from Harvard to know that.
University of Buffalo did a study a couple of years after harvard say, kids who are already heavy are known to eat much more calories when with friends who are also overweight rather than when eating with leaner friends.
We all know that our circle of friends has a strong influence on our own habits, behaviors, and even health. Being an adult and/or parent, we know when our teenager is hanging out with other teens who has bad behavior, they will also act with bad behavior. Another another example, if you have a gym buddy, chances are you’re more willing to stick to workouts. Or even having friends who choose to go to the bar after work rather than work out in their spare time, you will most likely choose what they do instead of taking it upon yourself to go to the gym.
This is kind of  like the theory of the 1000th monkey,  Where something that is common among a species is innately known or followed by others of the same species. So if your group eats badly and does not exercise most of the time you will just follow along, because like does what like does.
To take this even further your closest companion can become the biggest detriment to your good health,
This is not an 'out' to rationalize your overweight or obesity. It is, however, a matter of recognizing the role and influence friends play in your health and habits.
We need to realize the impact and influence our spouses and friends role play in our lives. We need to realize that some of those people could actually be our worst enemy +. That isn’t justifying you being overweight or obese, it’s just knowing that though we live, laugh and love with them, we also eat and exercise (or not) with them too.
  • Being in the company of overweight or obese friends can cause you to forget about healthy eating habits.
  • With overweight friends you’re more likely to eat bigger portions of unhealthy food and choose unhealthy choices.
It’s important to recognize the role and influence your obesity plays in your kids lives.
Though obesity cannot literally spread like disease, contact with obese people increases the chance to become obese yourself. Spending time with friends often cause you to eat the same types of food and engage in the same activities. Besides the obvious, friends are a huge influence, when you see your friend gaining weight it’ll cause you to think it’s ok to do the same. We like to call this “fat blindness”, which changes your views of what is considered normal weight, specifically happens with friends and family (reason so many parents refuse to see their kids as overweight).
So easy for a person to get caught up in eating foods everyone else is eating or even worse, when they’re shoving it in your face. I get it’s hard to be that one person in the group to turn away the tasty treats and unhealthy lifestyle. To paraphrase an awesome saying; You must first become the changes that you want to see in the world. Be strong and confident enough to say “no” or “stop putting unwanted delicious food in my face”. Who knows, you could even turn out to be a role model and help your friends choose healthier choices.
Wanting to lose weight while having overweight friends can be hard. They won't be as supportive as you would like, nor make the attempt to change their lifestyle. They will be enablers, saboteurs, and food pushers. It is very important to find someone, in or out of your circle, who is also interested in making a positive, healthy change. Make your journey not feel so worthless.
This article is in no way suggesting you end friendships with your overweight friends. Due to the fact every friendship has a positive effect on our lives whether obese or not. I’m just suggesting that it would be a smart move to form a friendship with someone who has healthy habits, who inspires, motivates and encourages you to get and stay healthy. Obesity may be socially “contagious” but “slimness” is also.
Helping my clients become thin and maintain a healthy lifestyle is what i am passionate about. A weekly blog and podcast will be posted to motivate and educate on everything you need to know about weight loss, obesity, health, wellness, diet and lifestyle change.
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Monday, December 14, 2015

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Tips for Weight Loss

It doesn’t matter if summer is fast approaching or it’s getting towards the end of the year, if you are like many other people, you are starting to think about losing weight. And losing weight fast. There are some things you can do to drop a few pounds in a short amount of time and do it safely.

None of those crazy soup or celery or lemon juice diets. Those do work, but what a cost you have to pay for releasing a couple of pounds. And the worst part is that when you go back to regular eating after lemon juice for 10 days, the weight seems to miraculously reappear all by itself.

But if you want to do some small modifications in how you eat; changes that you can live with and keep going with after your initial weight loss, then listen up because here a few good tips for you.

Pay Attention

There’s a reason why many famous dieting programs have you keep a food journal of everything you eat. When you pay attention and write down every single thing you eat, whether it’s a snack or a breakfast bar or even a stalk of celery, you tend to eat less.

Could be because the thought of having to keep track of each bite makes people want to eat less because it’s a pain to write it all down. But more likely it’s because your brain begins to think to itself “Am I really hungry enough to eat this and then write in my food diary?” Many times, the answer to that is “No” and you wind up eating a lot less food.

This keeping a journal idea works in a lot of self-improvement areas, not just dieting, but when it comes to food, it really helps you pay attention to what you are doing. And being mindful about how you are treating your body and your health is a very good step in the direction of feeling better and losing weight.

Another great tip has to do with the idea that less is more.

Cut it down.

One of the largest amounts of caloric intake comes from the consumption of fats. Of course, this is not the case 100 percent of the time for 100 percent of the people. But if you live in a place that has a diet similar to the Standard American Diet, which is very high in animal fats and saturated and hydrogenated fats, you are eating a lot of calories from fats.

The fats themselves contain a high amount of calories per unit measurement. Basically if you took a teaspoon of a carbohydrate and a teaspoon, the fat would have more than twice as many calories in it.

Fats contribute to the taste and the mouth feel of food and this is a big reason why they are so popular. Problem is along with twice as many calories, they don’t metabolize as cleanly as many carbohydrates and you are left with the results hanging around your waist.

If you like butter on your toast in the morning, put only half the amount on that you usually do. Use only half the amount of oil when you are cooking on the stove. Try something like one of those cooking sprays. Your food will still cook nicely and will slide out of the pan, but the amount of oil you will have added is almost non-existent.

Bake your potatoes instead of frying them. Boil your eggs instead of scrambling them with a tablespoon of butter. Do just a couple things like this and you will amazingly find that you are ingesting nowhere near the amount of calories that you did before.

The truth is, it doesn’t take a lot of doing to change some dietary habits. And when you make those changes in your lifestyle you will be well on your way to losing some weight quickly in a safe, easy to sustain way.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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For $100.00 You Get:

  • 30 Day Supply of Phentermine Appetite Suppressant Medication
  • Vitamin B12 Injection Therapy
  • Evaluation by Medical Doctor
  • Customized Diet and Exercise Program

Call Now: 215-821-7336

Lose 2 – 5 lbs Per Week

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In Philadelphia & Bucks County

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Philadelphia, PA 19136 

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Feasterville, PA 19053

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Thursday, March 28, 2013