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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.
02 Feb

Super Bowl Diet Survival Guide

Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
Super Bowl Sunday is the first “holiday” of the year that can derail your New Year’s diet and exercise resolution. You don’t have to let that happen.
08 Jan

Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Hormones, Weight Loss 3 Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Thyroid and stress Did you know that stress can cause thyroid problems? It has been well documented. Stressful situations, chronic stress and even the stress from being overweight can be a major catalyst in disrupting the normal performance of the thyroid. Your weight doesn’t need to be held captive by your thyroid.
05 Jan

10 Ways to Get Healthier in 2011

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Losing weight and getting healthier is the number one resolution for the New Year. A new year brings a fresh start and new hope when you have been stuck in a rut. My advice for starting off your healthy habits is to just get started. Here are ten suggestions for you to start getting healthier in 2011.
22 Dec

Using the Cold to Boost Your Metabolism

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
Everyone has been talking about a new kind of dieting called thermal dieting. The idea is that when your body is cold, it burns more calories. By going out in the cold, taking a cold bath or swimming in a frigid lake, you force your body to rev up metabolism. Aside from the obvious dangers of hypothermia, the basic idea makes sense.
15 Dec

How to Start a Diet in the Middle of December

weight loss scale The middle of December is one of the best times to lose weight. Why? While everyone else is gaining weight, you can get a head start on the New Year’s weight loss bandwagon. You can lose weight now while the world continues to gain. Losing weight in December is like having a double weight loss.
08 Dec

Sitting: A New Health Risk

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
According to the Centers for Disease Control, we are in an epidemic of sitting. Our parents and grandparents spent much less time sitting down we do now. We are not just sitting more…we are moving less.