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    2019 is here. It's time to make your New Year's resolution come true and lose that weight. But what diet should you choose? There are so many choices these days: the ketogenic diet, Atkins, the low-carbohydrate diet, the low-fat diet, the paleolithic diet, the alkaline diet, juice fasting, the Mediterranean diet, liquid diets, the HCG diet, the detox diet, the gluten-free diet, and many more. Which diet is the best diet? Unfortunately, there is no "best" diet. The "best" diet is one that you can stick with for a long time, and helps you lose 2-3 pounds a month. That means don't pick diets you hate. If your diet is making you miserable, tired, and/or very hungry then you probably should try a ...Read More

    Too many people believe taking an appetite suppressant like phentermine (also known as Adipex-P) is "cheating". They believe that diet and exercise alone is the "right" way to lose weight. Taking phentermine to lose weight is not cheating. Obesity is a medical condition, just like diabetes or cancer. And just like it's not cheating to use insulin to manage diabetes or to use radiation to manage cancer, it is not cheating to take phentermine. This is not a game, this is your health. Overweight and obese individuals are less healthy than people with normal weight. Overweight people are more likely to have health problems like heart disease and diabetes, and tend to die at younger ages. Phentermine can help people who struggle with their ...Read More

    Don't believe in the celebrity sponsored weight loss pills. Don't believe in the celebrity sponsored weight loss programs. And, don't believe that celebrities that are any more able to diet or exercise than you are. The real secret to behind the "celebrity diets" and "celebrity weight loss plans" is Phentermine (also known as Adipex). Phentermine is what allows the vast majority of celebrities to lose weight and keep it off. They are not superhuman, nor do they know any secrets that you do not (besides maybe how great phentermine is). Celebrities uses phentermine because it is safe and effective. It is not "cheating" to use phentermine to use weight. Obesity is a medical condition, just like diabetes, or cancer. It affects some people and not others. Some ...Read More

    Another new study -- unveiled at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society -- showed that weight loss from dieting alone will improve insulin sensitivity in people with type II diabetes mellitus by 70%. Add exercise to that and you get a 86% insulin improvement. Unfortunately, weight loss from excising alone (no diet) did not improve insulin sensitivity. The study took place for a year, and the subjects that exercised did so for 4 and 1/2 hours a week. This is just another study that has come out that shows that even with type 2 diabetes things are not hopeless. Type II diabetes is one of the only diseases that can be brought under control by diet and exercise!

    (Image ©Benjamin Earwicker) When you are trying to lose weight, it is important to have friends that are supportive of your weight loss goals. Ideally, they would encourage you to lose weight, and help you when you are discouraged. Any friend that makes you feel guilty or discourages you in anyway is not a friend you can afford to have when you are on a diet or exercise regiment. Be wary of "friends" that will attempt to sabotage your weight loss goals, often by making you feel guilty for not eating high calorie foods with them or making you feel like you cannot possibly lose weight. These fake friends often wield back handed compliments, that make you feel like giving up. If you have ...Read More

    (Image ©greenchild) People frequently eat when they are bored. If there is any more unnecessary way to add calories to your diet, we can't think of one. It is important to keep yourself occupied so you don't eat when you are bored. This is especially important at night, when boredom is at it's peak, food surrounds us, and cravings are particularly strong. Pay attention to your daily routine, and determine when it is, during the day, that you eat because you are bored. Then find an appropriate activity -- that YOU enjoy -- to help pass the time. It can be anything that keeps you away from food: a sport, hobby, taking a drive, exercise, a subscription to Netflix (if it stops you from eating ...Read More

    (Image ©Alex Bramwell) Many people detox or cleanse before they start a new diet. This is not something we tell our patients to do before starting our weight loss program. We don't use it, and we don't believe it is necessary for any diet. You are what you eat, this is true. But once you stop eating it, it will go away on it's own. You don't need to drink lots of water with cayenne pepper in it to accomplish that, your body will do it on it's own. In fact, there is no evidence whatsoever that detoxing or cleansing does anything at all -- for good or bad. If you want to detox or cleanse we can't stop you. In fact, if you are ...Read More

    (Image ©yellow-stock on deviantART) Have you been cheating on your diet and/or exercise regiment? Don't worry it happens to all of us from time to time. The key is not to get discouraged and give up completely. Even the strongest, most dedicated people fall off the wagon for days, weeks, and even months at a time. What really matters is that you don't give up your diet or exercise regiment for good!