Reasons Why Women Struggle to Lose Weight

You opt-in for a starvation diet of boiled chicken and broccoli. Every day you’re in the gym taking a spin, Pilates, or Barre class. You are exercising and cutting calories, but you’ll be lucky to lose one pound at the end of the week.  You’re doing what you can to lose weight, yet your husband […]

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Why Support is Crucial to Weight Loss Success

The scale doesn’t lie… no matter how much we wish it would.  Diet plans and workouts fall by the wayside, and you wonder what could have been if you’d only seen some success. You tried your best, ate the meals you thought were healthiest and sweated buckets getting your calorie burn.  What went wrong? What […]

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The Key to Feeling Fuller on Less Calories

It’s 3 p.m., and you can’t concentrate on your work—you’re too hungry.  You’ve been good all day sticking to your diet, but the chips in the vending machine look tempting. You don’t want to give in, but the hunger is real. At our weight loss clinic, we know diet success depends on feeling full on […]

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How to Eat Healthy When You Are on a Budget

They say eating healthy is expensive, but what if you could eat healthy without the high price? Your budget often dictates how you operate, from what you do for entertainment to how to the food you put in your mouth. If you’re strapped for cash, buying healthy food may not seem like a possibility. Most […]

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Not Sleeping? It Could Be Impacting Your Weight Loss

You’re eating healthy. You’re exercising. But still, you aren’t seeing the weight coming off as you would expect. Instead of sprinting to your goals, you feel like you’re crawling.  If you feel sluggish, tired, and having a hard time losing weight, you may be one of the 1 in 3 American adults who aren’t getting […]

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The Truth About Fats: Good vs. Bad

In a previous post, we discussed the difference between good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates, and much like carbs, fats also get a bad rap. Some dietary fats are also good, while others are bad—and some are in the middle.  In the early ’90s, research on how dietary fat causes weight gain and heart disease was […]

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What to Drink When Intermittent Fasting – And What to Avoid

It might sound horrible if you’re a foodie, but if weight loss is on the agenda this year, intermittent fasting could be the jump start you need.  You may not believe it, but Dr. Irving Penn, the founder of our program,  was one of the first pioneers in the USA to recommend intermittent fasting for […]

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Four Foods That Cause Inflammation and Why It Matters

Inflammation has been blamed for everything from heart attacks to arthritis. In reality, it’s more complex than that, and inflammation is part of our immune system. It is a way for your body to heal itself. Inflammation only becomes a problem when it becomes chronic—meaning it never goes away. If you have chronic inflammation, some […]

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How to Eat Healthy as A Picky Eater

Children are often picky eaters. They don’t like slimy green things (like most vegetables), and they refuse to try new foods. Luckily, most of us grow out of that phase and learn to enjoy a balanced diet.  But not everyone.  At our California weight loss clinics, we teach our clients to eat intuitively while sticking […]

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Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates – Here’s the Difference

Food isn’t our enemy, and it seems like we have so many choices to make. Our intuitive eating plan for you at our California weight loss clinics is designed to help you make healthier choices.  Lean protein helps maintain your muscle mass and keep your organs healthy. Fats are essential for cell growth, hormone production, […]

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