Healthy Weight Loss: Build a Positive Self-Image

While you’re on your way to building a better body through diet and exercise, remember to love the skin you’re in. Weight loss isn’t really weight loss, unless it’s healthy weight loss. In order to focus on being healthy, you have to put yourself in a positive mindset for success. Start with some mental reprogramming. If that little voice inside your head keeps pointing out your faults, try...
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The Role of Exercise in Losing Weight

You’ve probably heard time and time again that adding exercise to your life is crucial for successful weight loss. But though exercise has many health benefits, including reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke, recent studies suggest that the most important determinant of whether you’ll lose weight is diet – particularly for women. Unfortunately, women don’t seem to lose weight just by...
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5 Tips to Psych Yourself Up for Exercise

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park at the back of the mall parking lot and walk. Get off one bus stop away from your final destination and walk the rest. All good ideas—and ones you’ve probably heard countless times. Being active in your daily routine is important, but spring is here, so after getting the okay from your doctor, let’s take your exercise program up a notch! Try these...
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Managing Portion Size

It’s pretty likely you’ve heard the overwhelming public outcry over – well – overwhelming portion sizes. Movies like Supersize Me and the bestseller Mindless Eating both show convincingly how ‘portion distortion’ contributes to obesity. You may wonder how well you’re able to manage your portions given how large average serving sizes have become. The Doctors Weight Loss Center of Cary...
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Choosing the Healthiest Salad

“Oh, I’ll just have a salad.” Is that your first thought when you head to lunch with your friends, or out to dinner with your spouse? Chances are, it’s your go-to choice on the menu, and one that leaves you feeling pretty virtuous. While your instincts are right on, salad can be one of the most unwise choices you can make for your medical weight loss program. But it doesn’t have to be. Make the...
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