Yearly Archives: 2016

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Healthy holiday recipes that’ll bring an added flair to the table without the additional calories and headache. The recipes consist of an appetizer, two sides and a delicious dessert. Try one or try all four and bring a smile to your family and friends’ faces. [Read more]

10 Strategies for Sane Holiday Eating

Hopefully these strategies will carry you through the holiday season and will enable you to have one of your best holiday seasons ever! [Read more]

Holiday Eating

Have you ever wondered how many minutes of exercise it would take to burn off your holiday meal? Or perhaps just snacks such as crackers with cheese or cookies. Listed below are specific types of exercise and how many minutes it would take to burn off food items common to the holidays. [Read more]

Surviving and Thriving during the Holiday Season

Holidays….hmmm. What can I say? They can be magical, glorious, stressful, depressing, anxiety provoking, lonely, tiring, and every other emotion as well. From a weight loss and maintenance perspective, they can definitely be CHALLENGING. But they don’t have to be. Here are some thoughts on how to thrive and succeed this holiday season. [Read more]

Portion Size

Everywhere you look, something new is being blamed for America’s obesity crisis. We are eating too much and moving too little. It is due to our stress and our lack of sleep. We are dining in our car, eating on the run, and choosing foods from a box or a fast food restaurant over healthy, homemade meals. Yesterday, fat was to blame, and today it is sugar. [Read more]

Childhood Obesity: Identifying the Risk Before Life Starts

Obesity is a lifelong disease—one that interrupts chronic health and can lead to severe concerns like heart disease and diabetes. Losing weight is different than truly overcoming obesity, as weight re-gain is a risk factor that you constantly have to be aware of. But for many people who struggle with obesity, the future is merely a reflection of the past. [Read more]

Risks and Benefits: The Very Low Calorie Diet

When you want to lose weight the go-to answer is to eat less and move more. But for those who have struggled with weight gain and obesity for most of their lives, simply eating less isn’t enough of an answer. Exercise will help tone muscle, but if you are eating the wrong foods then you could just be breaking even every day, even with those daily trips to the gym. [Read more]

Group Specials and Award Changes

Starting in April for a limited time we are offering a group special for patients that are on the partial program. When you purchase 4 groups you will get the 5th group free. As a reminder Dr. Scinta recommends that all Partial patients attend 1 to (preferably) 2 groups per month. Our group teachers and Dr. Scinta work very hard to make sure that the groups topics tie into your weight loss journey. [Read more]

Is Your Diet Providing enough Protein?

There is more wrong with that doughnut for breakfast than you may already know. Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day; and there are reasons as to why this is said. Breakfast is your first chance to start your day off right. Too much food in the morning and you are setting yourself up for a sluggish and calorie-loaded day. Not enough food and you may find yourself hungry and making unwise snacking choices throughout the day. [Read more]

Finding that Mood Again

This may be one of the most common concerns associated with age, but you’d never know it if you relied on word of mouth. This is one of those things that many men prefer not discussing—not even with their doctors, which is an unfortunate reality that means that many men will struggle with a decrease in their libido for much longer than is actually necessary. [Read more]