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good vs bad fats
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 and not drink when intermittent fasting
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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foods that cause inflammation
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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picky eater healthy weight loss
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 carbs vs bad carbs
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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lose weight after pregnancy
The media (especially here in California) is obsessed with celebrities that are back in their size two jeans just days or weeks after giving birth. Not only is this unrealistic for mere mortals, but it’s also not healthy. Your body has gone through a traumatic event, and you’ve probably gained 25-35 pounds (or more). It’s...
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Weight loss myths
We all know someone who believes everything they read on the internet about food and nutrition.  They’ll read on a forum that gluten makes you fat and bloated, so now they’re a gluten-free zealot. The next week it’s dairy, meat, or eggs that are bad for you. Before long, they’re living off raw broccoli and...
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How drinking alcohol affects weight loss
The holidays are over. You likely attended several parties with too many treats and flowing champagne. Like many people, you now want to lose weight and shape up. You know it’s time to clean up your diet and hit the gym. Your weight loss clinic can give you a great eating plan, but how about...
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learn to crave healthy foods
It’s one thing to eat healthy because you feel you must. However, it’s something else to actually crave healthy food. I mean… who does that? If thinking about healthy food brings up visions of stringy boiled chicken with raw broccoli, you’re not alone. Many who seek help at our California weight loss clinic have the...
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In the first week of the new year, you’re filled with motivation and enthusiasm to get fit. Perhaps you’ve started a diet or joined a gym. But if you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably set some vague weight-loss resolutions to lose weight and shape up.  The problem with vague resolutions is they usually lose steam...
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