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Why Am I Doing This?

When I started my Medical Weight Loss Program we were asked to spend about 10 minutes and fill out this paper. It asked us why we wanted to reach our goals and had 12 lines. It was a bit difficult to come up with 12 and not seem selfish, conceited or unthoughtful. These should be thought provoking a...

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tipping point: Accumulated Good

What if I had to quit every time I wasn't perfect ....??? well I wouldn't get anywhere. On any given day I might overeat, skip a meal, miss fitness minutes, not top off my water quota, lack sleep, skip a login, break a streak.

... there's still other meals I got right in a day, and previous ...

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Pancreatitis Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Pancreatitis Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

What is the pancreas, and what is its purpose in our body? Most people are familiar with the name, but may not be familiar about what this organ does. Essentially, your pancreas plays an important role in your digestive system by producing enzymes ...

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Light Therapy Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder and Major Depression

Light Therapy Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder and Major Depression


For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice and least amount of daylight is fast approaching, as is the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

An estimated1 20 percent of American...

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How Sunlight Affects Your Mental Health

How Sunlight Affects Your Mental Health


Sunlight has a profound impact on your mental health more so than any other weather phenomenon. That's the conclusion of a recent study looking at links between weather and depression.1

Mental health data from more than 16,000 Brigham Young...

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The Importance of Water

One thing that I have noticed that helps me out is to drink about 8 ounces (half of a bottle) of water before I begin a meal. The water seems to help me feel less hungry, and therefore I don't seem to overeat as much.

Another thing I do is to flavor water with things like lemon or lime juice...

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The Be Happy Attitude


Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
~ Earl Nightingale

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Walking in Duarte, CA

There's a good walking course that starts at one end at Buena Vista, and the other end at Royal Oaks park in Duarte, CA. Right up against the foothills and the only streets to cross, there are almost never any cars, so I can really use the walk as a kind of meditative thing and burn some calories, e...

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Walking in Duarte, CA

There's a good walking course that starts at one end at Buena Vista, and the other end at Royal Oaks park in Duarte, CA. Right up against the foothills and the only streets to cross, there are almost never any cars, so I can really use the walk as a kind of meditative thing and burn some calories, e...

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