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Food and Nutrition
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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feel full on fewer 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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shopping healthy 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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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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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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