QSYMIA, NEW DIET DRUG APPROVED BY THE FDA

A new diet drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July is now available for obese and at-risk overweight patients. The oral medication Qsymia can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription. Qsymia (pronounced kyoo-SIM-ee-uh) is the second diet drug approved this year. The FDA approved a weight-loss pill called Belviq on… [Continue Reading]

BEST TIME TO EAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Certainly, what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status.  But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at  the appropriate times throughout the day will help to maximize fat burning and  keep hunger at bay. Aim to eat every 3 to 4… [Continue Reading]

DOUBLE STANDARD: WOMEN MUST WORK HARDER TO LOSE WEIGHT

On The Biggest Loser, more than 60% of the winners have been men. Outside of the show, I’ve heard a lot of women complain that even when they aren’t really “trying,” men seem to have an easier time losing weight. Why? The answer lies in body composition. Even when obese, men tend to have more muscle mass than women…. [Continue Reading]

7 TIPS FOR LASTING WEIGHT LOSS

One of the keys, is to “really fall in love with this thing called fitness. It’s really the kindest thing we can do is to take care of ourselves like it really matters, to live that feeling and that lifestyle.” Here are some quick, simple tips for your own personal transformation. Make the Commitment “You… [Continue Reading]

LADIES, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE SCALE….IT IS YOUR FRIEND!

DON’T BE AFRAID OF IT….EMBRACE IT!!! As the temperatures begin heating up, it seems that everywhere you turn you are face-to-face with bikini-clad models and celebrities gracing the covers of magazines with their svelte, toned bodies.  Even the most self assured woman may experience a tinge of jealousy, guilt, motivation or any number of different… [Continue Reading]

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP MAY CAUSE MEMORY LOSS

In addition to causing weight gain and diabetes, high-fructose corn syrup may affect your memory. From Men’s Fitness –  Maybe there’s a reason people eat sweet foods after a break-up. The high-fructose corn syrup added to processed foods like candy may make them forget, according to a new study in rats. In addition to being linked to obesity,… [Continue Reading]

PUT DOWN THE CHIPS AND PIZZA, PICK UP A VEGETABLE. SECRETS TO LOSING WEIGHT!

Is losing weight challenging?  YES!!! But then, anything in life that is worth attaining takes hard work and dedication. I’m a big believer in tough love. That is how I was raised. It works. Losing weight does not have to be difficult. It does not have to hard. Losing weight is a lot like mathematics; it’s… [Continue Reading]

DO YOU HAVE AN EATING DISORDER

The weekend is over and I have to say that it was a good one. I didn’t go too crazy. No hangover, no headache, no overeating. My weekends usually end with at least one of these signs of a great time! I’ve been meaning to write a blog about eating disorders because I feel that… [Continue Reading]

THE WEEKEND IS HERE…DON’T LET IT ALL GO

Woohoo!! Finally, the weekend is here! It was a long week. Very busy…busy is very good though. Weekends are great for rest and recovery. At the same time, weekends are great for preparing for the next week. I’m definitely going to enjoy myself, but I will try not to go too crazy. All the hard… [Continue Reading]