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Dr. Oz Weight Loss Secrets – Dr Oz How To Lose Weight

Posted: December 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

How reader Nancy Schuessler found the motivation to lose more than 200 pounds

I’ve always struggled with my weight. By the time I was 28, I weighed nearly 400 pounds, and I felt that if I tried to have kids I’d be jeopardizing not just my life, but the life of the child I was carrying. I saw Dr. Oz on Oprah talking about his health philosophy, so I started exercising daily and cut out trans fats, saturated fats, refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and bleached flour. If something contained one of those, I automatically wouldn’t eat itand amazingly, the pounds started falling off. Two years later, I had lost 220 pounds with no medical intervention. In November 2009, I appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to talk about my decision to lose weight so that I could have children. At the end of the show, I surprised the audience by having my son, Benaiah, walk out onto the stage!

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Weight Loss – Carrots ‘N’ Cake

Posted: December 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

I love food and I love eating. But, I dont love dieting. Although I have always been a mostly healthy eater, Im not one to turn down a piece of birthday cake or a glass of wine during cocktail hour. But indulging a little too much and a little too often resulted in a slow gain of 25 pounds by my early 20s.

When I was younger, Id managed to maintain my weight of 130 pounds by being active. I belonged to the dance team and played intramural sports, so it wasnt difficult for me to motivate myself to exercise. After college, I started a desk job, and with that came long hours, pizza lunches, and plenty of happy hours. I continued to exercise almost every day, but it wasnt enoughand my weight climbed to 153 pounds, which was too much for my 5-foot-4-inch frame.

I wasnt happy at my heaviest, but I wasnt really motivated to do anything about it until a ski trip with friends in 2004 put things in perspective. The vacation was a blast, but I quickly lost my getaway glow when I saw photos from our trip. Looking at the physical proof, I was embarrassed by how much weight I had gained. Every photo was a bad photo of me. I was so depressed that I threw most of them away.

Soon after the ski trip, I left my desk job to pursue graduate school and took a part-time job working at the front desk of an upscale health club. One of the perks was a free membership, which was the motivation I needed to take control of my weight. I started exercising at the health club most mornings, taking Body Pump and spinning classes on a regular basis. Finding workout buddies helped too. I made some new friends who were avid runners and I began training for and participating in road races with them.

Even though I was burning plenty of calories through exercise, I knew my eating habits were preventing me from losing weight. I wasnt eating unhealthy foodsI stuck with salads, turkey sandwiches, and stir-fry dishesI was just eating too much of everything. I started tracking my daily calories online at fitday.com. Counting calories really helped me understand my overblown portion sizes and just how many calories I was consuming.

Almost a year and a half later, in the summer of 2006, I finally reached my goal weight of 130 pounds. My weight loss didnt happen overnightin fact it took a pretty long timebut that was because I wasnt dieting. Through trial and error and figuring out what worked best for me, I made lifestyle changes, which have stuck with me to today. For example, I almost always have oatmeal with nut butter and a piece of fruit for breakfast. It helps set a healthy tone for my whole day, plus it keeps me full until lunchtime.

Now Im committed to maintaining my weight without missing out on any fun, like birthday celebrations or nights out with friends, which is the main philosophy behind Carrots N Cake. Hopefully, my tips and tricks are helpful to you and youll share some of your own secrets and successes with me too.

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AFTER

July 2008

July 2010

April 2011

June 2012

October 2012

August 2013

July 2015 How I lost the baby weight in 4 months

Make an appointment to exercise

Every Sunday I jot down my exercise goals on my Google calendar. Sometimes last-minute plans get in the way, but I generally stick to my schedule once Ive put it in ink.

Count caloriesat least in the beginning

I didnt realize just how many calories I was consuming, so tracking what I ate helped keep me aware of what I was putting in my mouth. I dont count calories anymore, but I track what I eat (and when I exercise) on my blog, which keeps me accountable.

Eat fresh fruit with breakfast

Its such a small thing to do, but it sets a healthy tone for my whole day. Plus, fruit is low in calories and good for you!

Reduce portion sizes

This might seem like a duh tip, but just eating less of my usual servings helped me lose weight.

Read a lot of health and fitness magazines

These types of magazines are constant motivation and keep healthy eating and fitness interesting, especially when I really dont want to get on the elliptical! Plus, I get tons of a great ideas for meals and workouts from them.

Meal plan

Every Sunday I sit down and plan a weeks worth of meals. I almost always make my own lunch, which means I have more control over how many calories are in my meal. Im also able to save money by making sure I use up all of my fresh produce.

Keep truckin

Maintaining my weight is all about balance. If I overindulge at a weekend barbecue or mindlessly munch throughout the afternoon, I dont throw in the towel. I make sure my next meal is healthy and move on.

Check out these posts!

How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

How I Get Myself Back on Track

Tricks to Avoid Emotional Eating

How to Lose Weight with a Busy Schedule

Sunday Style: How I Set Myself Up for a Healthy Week

My Meal Planning Process

Q & A: Starting a New Diet and Cravings

Healthy, Travel-friendly Snack and Lunch Ideas

Tips to Curb Late Night Snacking

How to Gain Support While Losing Weight

5 Tips for Goal-Setting Success

My Thoughts on Carbohydrates

Protein Powders I Love

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Weight Center – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Posted: December 19, 2017 at 9:42 pm

Individualized Care, Multidisciplinary Approach

The Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center is a fully integrated center that supports the spectrum of needs for people of all ages seeking help with obesity and weight loss. We provide individualized, multidisciplinary consultation and innovative obesity treatment, including state-of-the-artbehavioral andpharmacotherapy programs.

As part of the Digestive Healthcare Center at Mass General, our patients have access to specialists in obesity medicine, bariatric surgery, psychology, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and pediatrics in one location.

Theweight loss gastric balloon system is an innovative nonsurgical procedure used by Mass General physicians to encourage weight loss in appropriately selected patients with obesity.

We believe weight and eating disorders must be treated by compassionate and knowledgeable professionals who take advantage of the latest scientific developments and tailor treatment to each patient’s needs. As part of the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, we are on the leading-edge of obesity research and our patients have access to the newest therapies and trials available.

We are committed to the lifelong care of our patients. Whether we first meet our patients as children or adults, our programs encourage close, long-term follow-up to ensure that patients achieve and maintain an improved quality of life.

Care begins with learning more about what our center offers through new patient orientation. Following the information session, patients will be scheduled for an individual visit with an obesity medicine specialist, dietitian and psychologist specializing in obesity.

Your care at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center begins with a referral from your primary care physician. Once we receive the referral, we will contact you to schedule our new patient orientation and mail you the patient evaluation questionnaire. A helpful guide about the Weight Center will also be provided.

At the new patient orientation, a member of our staff will explain more about the center and programs we offer. Please remember to bring your evaluation questionnaire to orientation so we can learn more about you before your first appointment.

Following attendance at new patient orientation, patients are scheduled for a three-part consultation with a physician specializing in obesity medicine (internist, gastroenterologist or endocrinologist), dietitian and psychologist specializing in obesity.

Learn more about the new patient orientation and consultation at the Mass General Weight Center

After the initial consultation, your care team members will meet to share their impressions and develop your personalized treatment plan. Each plan is divided into discrete phases reflecting your goals and based on your stage of treatment. Your treatment may include involvement with one or more of the following programs:

The Mass General Weight Center is now seeing adult patients in Danvers, MA, for medical and surgical weight management. New patient orientations and group programs are also available in Danvers. For more information, call 617-726-4400.

Health and education is a cornerstone of our patient care programs. We want patients and primary care physicians to make informed decisions about the patients treatment options. We will provide information on many topics related to weight, including:

The Mass General Weight Center is strongly committed to advancing our understanding of the causes, complications and effective treatment of weight disorders. We have an active and diverse clinical research program, and we strongly encourage our patients to participate and become our partners in this important research effort.

Learn more about Weight Center research in the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute

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Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you …

Posted: December 19, 2017 at 2:40 am

Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age

Considering testosterone therapy to help you feel younger and more vigorous as you age? Know the risks before you make your decision.

The promise of testosterone therapy may seem enticing, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what the treatment can and can’t do for you. As you get older, testosterone therapy may sound like the ultimate anti-aging formula.

Yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone aren’t as clear as they may seem. Find out what’s known and not known about testosterone therapy for normal aging.

Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps maintain men’s:

Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you get older, your testosterone level gradually declines typically about 1 percent a year after age 30 or 40. It is important to determine in older men if a low testosterone level is simply due to the decline of normal aging or if it is due to a disease (hypogonadism).

Hypogonadism is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or with the pituitary gland that controls the testicles. Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men. Doctors may prescribe testosterone as injections, pellets, patches or gels.

Not necessarily. Men can experience many signs and symptoms as they age. Some may occur as a result of lower testosterone levels and can include:

Some of these signs and symptoms can be caused by various underlying factors, including medication side effects, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes and depression. It’s also possible that these conditions may be the cause of low testosterone levels, and treatment of these problems may cause testosterone levels to rise. A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level.

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3 Ways to Crash Diet Safely – wikiHow

Posted: December 17, 2017 at 12:40 am

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Imagine this suggestion based on doctors’ diets for after radical surgery: Eat 5 or 6 bites of food twice per day. Hint: Try eating only two medium Snickers, Baby Ruth, or such bars a day (that’s all you eat, for that day).Can you (if fairly healthy) eat only such candy safely, for a limited time (for a few weeks). “Yes!”, but you ask “How does that work?” More details below.

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Do not become dehydrated (while avoiding food) or malnourished by crash dieting over a long time, more details below.

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Suffer a life sentence: No big, chewy bites of real steak or chicken, etc. — but, Yes… munch ground or minced meats instead.

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Be safe: Eat a radically restricted diet, as if it is considered reasonably safe! Evidently, “Yes it is safe!” as radical-weight-loss surgeons all agree: clients can survive such a diet!Realize you have to be virtually starving to lose weight really fast.

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Caution: Avoid burning your muscle! If you get too thin or too lean, there would be no more fat to burn. Stay strong…

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Ask your doctor how much and what kind of food you should eat, if your stomach were stapled or bypassed. Ask him why “surgery and crash-diet” is better than just a crash-diet while saving thousands of dollars and not suffering a life of tiny meals from then on!

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Consider trying the suggestion: “eat two medium-sized Snickers per day” for the first two weeks (or whatever you crave). Why — because that may be satisfying and astonishing, as you may loss up to 20 or 30 pounds, in 2 or 3 weeks. A Snicker of 1.86 ounce (52.7 grams) has 250 calories, 12 grams of fat, 27 grams sugar, 4g protein, a little less than 10% protein, by weight (data from wrapper).

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Total: 355 calories.

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Make a fist when food is near to help remember that diet! Show your determination… Also, if you may eat when stressed, try squeezing a soft rubber ball/”stress-ball” instead, and see whether that is effective for you. Get busy to be occupied with things other than food…

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Lose safely: Don’t stay on quick weight (modified fasting/actually starvation) level more than a few (like three or four) weeks at a time.

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Cycle on and off of the diet. While “off” savoring weeks of progress (30 pounds?) enjoying a 1/2 week break after weeks of the hard slogging: Take a retreat and eat at a buffet/but chow down on a ton of salad, plenty of vegges and some special protein, a dessert (or two like its your birthday party!)… Eat normally for a few days; then get back on the 10 bites, and march “on” to the battlefront, forward!Avoid eating very high fat, high cholesterol, or processed foods with undesirable chemicals, or other foods, such as hardened or partially-hardened fats or trans fats, which can be harmful, especially, if you have high cholesterol problems or cardiovascular disease.

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Handle a big plate/big meal: Take one bite of each kind of food on your plate (up to 5 or 6), slowly, enjoying the tastes. One bite is enough to savor the flavor! Dump the rest, to avoid eating it, or get it boxed to take it home for your next 2 days’ meals. Make a fist! According to Dr. Lewis, you’ll stop feeling as hungry after three days on the diet because your body will feel full on this smaller amount of food.

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