Tag: Overweight

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What’s New in Weight Loss Medication?

Losing weight can be a challenging endeavor; for many individuals, it requires more than just diet and exercise. Weight loss medications can provide an additional tool to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. In recent years, there have been exciting developments in weight loss medications, with new options that offer promise for those struggling […]

Updates in Weight Loss Medications

Weight loss medications have become increasingly popular over the years as more people struggle with obesity and its related health problems. While diet and exercise remain the mainstay of weight loss, medications can be an effective tool to help people lose weight when used in combination with lifestyle changes. In this blog post, we will […]

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Yes, Women with PCOS Gain More Weight

A new study published in Human Reproduction in Nov 2021, looked to find if factors like lifestyle, psychological factors, and healthcare professional engagement contribute to weight gain in women with and without PCOS.    The participants were women in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health who were born from 1973 to 1978. The study […]

Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and around the world.   This means we are also seeing a lot of women of childbearing age entering pregnancy with obesity.  Not only does this pose increased health risks for pregnant women, but it also increases complications of pregnancy and birth defects in the fetuses. For women […]

Stop Eating all The Time: Snacking and Intermittent Fasting

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 4 (Read Post 1, 2 and 3) Some basic principles Before we talk about timing your meals, let’s review a few important principles we’ve covered so far: Weight loss is hard in the modern-day, and you must take it seriously What you think of as eating like a […]

The Goal: to Eat Like a “Normal” Person, or is it?

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 2 (Read Post 1 here) What does it mean to eat “normally”? If you think looking around you and watching those who are enjoying their lives and eating anything is the definition of “normal” eating, you’re likely wrong.   According to the NIH, 34% of adults in America are […]

Making Weight Loss Last in the New Year

Every New Year, almost half of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  That’s right, someone out there keeps statistics on New Year’s resolutions! It’s not surprising given that a third of Americans are overweight and another third are obese.   As physicians, helping people achieve their best health often includes a discussion on […]

Working on weight loss? Turn off the lights!

    Sleeping With Lights On May Increase Risk For Obesity In Women, Study Suggests   Recent research shows that sleeping with the lights on not only adds to your electricity bill, but also adds extra pounds to your weight. According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine involving 43,722 female participants, exposure to […]