Best Ways to Prevent or Overcome Childhood Obesity

In the US and many other countries, childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic. This problem puts children and teens at serious risk for a number of health conditions. Parents with overweight children can do something to help their children, though. You can use the following tips to keep your kids from becoming overweight or obese. Often it’s simply a matter of finding the right kind of...
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Getting Back Outside

Spring is in the air, and amid the budding trees and warm weather, you may hear your sneakers calling you from the closet. Are you ready to get outside and enjoy the season, all while burning some extra calories on your medical weight loss plan? Check out these ideas to wake up your body—as well as your mind and spirit—from your winter slumber: Nature Walk: This weekend when you’re looking for...
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3 Ways to Beat the Weight Loss Blues

What do you do when boredom strikes, weight loss slows, or you just feel some diet fatigue? It’s not easy to beat the weight-loss blahs, but know that you’re not alone: Most people trying to lose weight experience a loss of focus or motivation at some point. The key is to keep your focus on the long-term and use tricks to push through those shorter-term challenges. Next time the...
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Weight Loss Motivation Will Help You Stop Feeding Your Bad Eating Habits

While fast-food restaurants are rushing to the forefront to provide healthier eating options, we are still bombarded with a multitude of easy choices that are packed with calories and fat. What’s the attraction? They’re fast, they taste good, and they’re inexpensive. Most of us are in the habit of diving into a bag of potato chips instead of grabbing a crisp red apple. Taking a hard look at what...
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Developing Good Habits (You already have)

Everyone knows that successful and sustainable weight loss is about good habits—doing the right things consistently. Unfortunately we tend to be consumed by our bad habits, which make the road to success seem long. But what about the good habits you already have? Tap into them to motivate yourself instead of focusing on what you lack. 1. Goal-setting: Getting what you want out of life starts...
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