It’s possible to lose weight any number of ways – with diets, exercise, support groups, medication, even surgery – but what really works? The answer can vary by individual, but the most effective weight loss programs do share some common elements. Let’s take a closer look at why physician-supervised weight loss programs are particularly … Continue reading Medical Weight Loss: Better Than the Alternatives?
On the surface, artificial sweeteners are the perfect “Get Out of Jail Free” card. A 12 ounce Coke has 140 calories of sugar versus 0 in a Diet Coke; what’s not to like about that? Yes, artificial sweeteners are a commonly utilized weight management tool, and they’re also present in thousands of everyday consumer products, … Continue reading Weight Loss and Artificial Sweeteners: The Great Deception
A weight loss program that’s based on healthy lifestyle habits will produce longer-lasting results, and fewer side effects, than extreme weight loss strategies. Programs that promise rapid weight loss and instant gratification can be seductive, but we need to consider their consequences, one being loose skin. Excess skin is a common result of very rapid … Continue reading 8 Tips to Tighten Loose Skin
Adequate water consumption is essential for good health. The adult body is composed of 55% water (Jequier E Eur J Clin Nutr 2010). In a dehydrated state, when your body has insufficient water, your organs may not be able carry out basic functions. In extreme conditions of water deficit, your heart may not be able to supply the … Continue reading The Vital Role of Water in Weight Loss
Every so often, a prospective member asks me how or why I started LiveLight. It’s an important question, especially today, when we have an infinite number of weight loss options, offered by organizations with varying motives. I strongly believe in authenticity and transparency, and I apply these principles to my practice each and every day, … Continue reading Why I Started LiveLight: A Message From Dr. Brad
Eating healthy requires making good eating choices. Identifying your potential weak moments – when it’s hardest for you to resist unhealthy eating – can help decrease your vulnerability. Here are some potential weak moment and strategies to cope with them… Weak moment: when experiencing difficult emotional states (e.g. stress or loneliness). Strategy: before eating, ask … Continue reading Eating Healthy: Coping With Weak Moments