Tag: Weight loss

15 Oct

Why Am I Always Hungry?

Hormones, Leptin, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
If trying to clean up your diet just leaves you more ravenous and frustrated, you’re not alone. Time to learn how your eating decisions affect your appetite a.m. to p.m.
10 Oct

3 Key Hormones for Weight Loss

weight loss scale Produced by fat cells, leptin signals to the brain how much fat is in the body, explains Dr. Scott Isaacs, medical director of Atlanta Endocrine Associates. When leptin levels are low, you tend to feel hungry, and when leptin levels are high, you tend to feel full.
13 Jul

How to Take Control of Your Cravings

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
You swore you'd have just a few fries and give up those giant breakfast bagels. So why do your cravings still get the best of you? Forget willpower. The solutions are all in your head.
30 Jun

Not Sleeping? Circadian Rhythms are Critical for Long Term Weight Management

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
Your circadian rhythm is the 24-hour clock that drives wakefulness and sleep. Disruptions to this biological clock have profound effects on our bodies and our hormones. New research has identified genes for the biological clock, known as clock genes, which may be the basis for metabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance.
18 Nov

HMR® at Home

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
HMR at Home® is for people who are unable to attend our clinic program and need a more flexible option. 
16 Mar

Lowering Cholesterol When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

Diabetes, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
What do you do when diet and exercise aren’t enough to lower your cholesterol? Statin medications are the first choice for lowering cholesterol, because they have a proven track record of decreasing heart attacks and strokes as well as prolonging life. Other options exist as well.
02 Mar

Snacking Helps Balance Blood Sugar and Boosts Metabolism

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Healthy snacks Snacking is a great way to balance your blood sugar because you don’t overwhelm your body with a lot of sugar all at one time. Eating a huge portion of a so-called “healthy” food, such as beans or lentils, can prompt an insulin surge as easily as a Twinkie.
23 Feb

A New Way to Think About Dieting

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
In a study of over 180,000 dieters, it was concluded that 83% of people who start a diet pick one that is virtually guaranteed to fail. Ninety-eight percent of people who lose weight on a diet gain it all back within five years. Some gain more than that.
16 Feb

Are your hormones making you gain weight?

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
Medical schools don’t teach much about disorders caused by a mild overproduction or hormone deficiency, receptor problems or other ways hormones could go haywire. The result: many doctors forget to look for any type of hormonal disorder. But that can have costly effects for patients in more ways than one.
09 Feb

Don’t blame me: It’s all in my genes!

Uncategorized, Weight Loss 2 Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Genes, personal choices and a society that encourages high calorie foods and discourages exercise all play a role in body weight. But, genetic differences may explain why some people gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others stay lean without exercising much or paying much attention to what they eat.
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