"Portion control" is a word that is frequently heard in the weight loss industry. Like any doctor or nutritionist will tell you, you can not successfully lose weight without limiting the amount of food you consume during each meal. Although the right portion size is different for every individual depending on your height, weight, gender, and activity level, it is important to actively practice moderation and portion control in order to effectively lose weight and keep the weight off.
Obesity is quickly becoming the largest health epidemic in the United States. With the increasing portions of food at restaurants and the continued need for fast, cheap food, America has taken the lead for the most obese country in the world. Physicians are now beginning to recognize this problem as a disease. Therefore, it is critical to understand where you fall in regards to your weight and to know all of the options you have to get back onto a healthy lifestyle track.
Have you ever felt "hungry" an hour after eating a full meal? Do you often times find yourself munching after dinner just because it "sounds good"? Well, you are not alone! Many of us confuse head hunger with physical hunger, which can lead to weight gain and other health related problems due to the type and amount of food being consumed. Once you are able to identify the difference between head hunger and physical hunger, your weight loss will be much easier to manage. Similary, once you are aware of your own environmental or emotional triggers, you can cope with your head hunger more effectively and successfully!
If you want to lose weight, it is important that you eat lots of high protein foods. Not only is protein satifsying and allows you to feel full for longer periods of time, it also helps you to burn calories while you process the amino acids. Protein is the back bone for any weight loss journey, however it is important that you continue to keep in mind portion control. Continue reading to learn more about protein and why it is beneficial in the weight loss journey.
As a weight loss surgeon, one of the many questions I get from patients about weight loss surgery is "Do I have too many medical problems for surgery?" The answer is NO! Weight loss surgery is meant for patients with multiple, and in most cases severe, medical problems. Most, if not all, problems that we have as humans can be linked to excess weight. The most common problem we deal with is diabetes and weight loss surgery is usually a CURE for this chronic disease.
Topics: weight loss surgery
After any extreme weight loss, including that which results from surgery or even natural methods, weird things can begin happening to the body. You may notice these signs and symptoms immediately following surgery or they may appear several weeks after surgery. Most of the symptoms that follow surgery are temporary and are a result of your body reacting to a change in nutrition, fat content, and eating habits.
Topics: Post Weight Loss Surgery
Losing weight is a very difficult challenge. Anyone who has tried knows this very well. We were designed to store extra fuel in the form of fat during the good times (feasting) and hold on to fat during the bad times (starvation). Fat in our body is ultimately a way we store extra fuel (carbohydrates) in our body for future use. Unfortunately, for most of us in our society, we never get to a point of needing to use what we have stored over many years.