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Obesity doesn’t just affect the individual who is suffering; it affects their friends and family members too. Watching someone struggle to lose weight and suffer from the negative consequences of it can be very challenging and isolating. Family support services allow you to be an active participant in your friend’s or family member’s weight loss … Read More

What are Macros?

Macros, or macronutrients are fat, carbohydrate and protein.  Marcos are the only nutrients that give fuel to our body. We need fuel from all three of these macros in order to keep our mind and body healthy, hence the term MARCOS- we need a lot of them. Many fad diets will reduce or eliminate a … Read More

Anxiety and Weight Gain

There is a strong relationship between anxiety and weight gain.  Especially during the months surrounding COVID-19, there has been increased attention given to this phenomenon.  There are several reasons why anxiety can lead to weight gain, weight gain can lead to anxiety, and then the vicious cycle can go on and on. In our culture, … Read More

Weight Loss Treatment Can Be a Silver Lining Amid Pandemic

One common headline during the COVID-19 pandemic relates to how obesity is a significant risk factor for suffering complications of the illness. Currently, scientists believe that the virus binds to fat cells. Using that logic, the more fat cells a person has, the more likely they are both to contract the disease and to have … Read More

Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

Which snacks are healthy and won’t sabotage weight loss? Often, healthy snacks for weight loss look more like miniature entrees rather than something to nosh on between meals.   So many snack foods are high in calories, fat, sugar, and salt – a tempting combination that keeps you wanting more and more. Below are some examples of healthy snacks that taste great, are packed full of nutrients, and are satisfying in small quantities.   Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (3/4 … Read More

Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss

What are meal replacement shakes, and do they work for weight loss? What about their safety? Are they healthy? Many commercially available shakes are marketed to people as a weight loss aid or for health promotion, but there are several things you should keep in mind before spending money on pricey meal replacements.  Any way of eating that significantly … Read More