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
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
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?