By now it’s common knowledge that the key to good health is a diet rich in nutrients and low in empty calories.(1) One of the biggest challenges to people living on the standard American diet is the fact that we are inundated with high calorie, low nutrient foods. This is a recipe for weight gain. Unfortunately, it’s become so much the norm that people have difficulty understanding why common foods like bread are practically designed to make you gain weight.
Once Halloween has passed, all thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season. While many of us joyfully look forward to spending time with family and friends during the holidays, they can also be sources of stress when you are trying to stick to a weight loss program. Learn how to avoid a dietary setback and tackle the holidays with confidence.
Weight loss, it’s one of the most difficult things to achieve and to maintain- especially as we age. Every week there seems to be a new fad diet being pushed on fitness-hungry consumers of all kinds of products from dietary supplements to exercise equipment. There are powerful biological reasons behind this, and the fact that we are surrounded by an abundance of food when our bodies are optimized to cope with conditions of scarcity is just part of the problem.
Weight loss is a challenge for just about everyone, and for those few who don’t have a problem staying trim, usually their trouble runs in the other direction. But it stands to reason that so many would struggle to be slimmer because our bodies are optimized to live in conditions of scarcity- so our systems are geared towards driving us to seek out high-calorie foods, even when we aren’t hungry. Today, we are rarely exposed to scarcity in western society. But the urge to constantly seek food, even when we don’t need it, is still with us. The unsurprising result is that we have trouble staying trim. So the cards are stacked against us, and unfortunately, a great deal of myths and misconceptions about weight loss have cropped up over the years, and the fad diets are full of them. If you are running under the impression that any of the following misconceptions are true, you can easily pack on the pounds and not understand why.
Most people would like to be slimmer, and many people stand to derive great health benefits from losing weight. This year many people will enter a weight loss program with the expectation of feeling better about their appearance, gaining energy, fitting into their favorite clothes, and possibly living longer. There are a number of health and other benefits that losing weight can bring to the table. Whether you engage with a weight loss clinic or begin a fitness regimen for weight loss- here are 8 surprising benefits that you are likely to enjoy when you lose weight.
Imagine a weight loss program that really works and in 40 short days. Losing a large amount of weight. like Lori, in such a small time-frame may seem too good to be true, but that's exactly what thousands of people have done with the help of the innovative Dr. Urshan Health & Weight Loss Center. Patients with weight issues and health concerns have turned to the local weight loss center and have successfully lost weight in only 40 days without the need for injections, medications, prepackaged foods, steroids, hormones or appetite suppressants.
Just ask St. Petersburg resident Lori DeCola. A registered nurse, DeCola followed Dr. Urshan's weight loss program as directed and lost an astonishing 25 pounds – twice. A year and 50 pounds earlier, DeCola, a registered nurse, was overweight and working from home. After hearing about her co-worker's success with Dr. Urshan's program, DeCola decided to put herself "back in the driver's seat" and give it a shot. She lost 25 pounds after 40 days on the program; six weeks later, she went through the program again and lost an additional 25 pounds. "It feels so good being in control again – it's not just about losing weight," she explained. "It's a mental, emotional journey that brings you to a better place." Fresh from her first-hand experience with the program, DeCola is now the clinical director for Dr. Urshan's new Largo office.