Weight Loss Tips: No More Empty Calories: Empty Calories Will Sabotage Your Diet. Empty calories provide limited nutritional benefit and often are low in fiber. You want to make your calories count and reduce your drive to splurge. You want to get ample protein, fiber, fat, minerals, and vitamins and let’s face the…Read More
Weight Loss Tip: Avoid the Couch Potatoes: Television snacking increases the amount you eat and your risk of obesity. I am starting a new series of short articles that are hopefully both entertaining and informative. My goal is to provide a quick blurb each Saturday on a weight loss tip and some research to back it up if it exists….Read More
Weight Loss Tips: Go Nuts: Nuts can be healthy and help with weight loss. For years, people have recommended avoiding nuts because of their high fat and calorie content. They have been vilified for causing anything from obesity to diverticulitis. Today, we can celebrate nuts for their nutritional value because “nuts are unhealthy could…Read More
Weight Loss Tip: Don’t Shop On An Empty Stomach: Shopping while you are hungry will increase both the number of calories and food you purchase. We have all done it and regretted our decision before we even made it to the exit. You are on your way home from work, and you stop to buy groceries at your local market. You meant to…Read More
Weight Loss Tip: Don’t Sleep With Radio or TV On: Noise and Light Inhibit the Initiation and Quality of Sleep. In 18 years of medical practice, I get at least one patient that is there to see me about the quality of their sleep, and when I complete a sleep hygiene review, I find that they watch TV or listen to the radio in bed.…Read More
Weight Loss Tip: Portion Your Plate to Lose Weight: The rule is called the 50/25/25 Rule. We have all heard it from our mother and grandmother. They told us to finish our vegetables. Little did I know they were 100% correct. Well, at least partially. I am sure my grandmother did not fully understand nutrition when guilting me into finishing my plate. In fact,…Read More
Weight Loss Tip: Avoid Empty Carbs: You should avoid empty calories including carbohydrates. I know you have heard this before, but empty calories provide very limited nutritional benefit. This concept means that the food is low in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Often, we splurge on these low-quality foods. The problem is you get very…Read More
Weight Loss Tip: Eat Oatmeal: Oats are your diet’s friend by promoting fullness! Oats are one of the most healthy carbohydrate sources out there. Eating a cup of oatmeal in the morning will keep you full well into the afternoon. Oats are a healthy staple food for both me and my family because they…Read More
These are a few of the recommedned weight lsos tips I have written about. I will post more in the next coupleof months and continue to shot them in lists.
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.