Medical Weight Loss Articles

A special guest article by Maiysha Clairborne MD, an American Board Certified Family Physician, Holistic Wellness Consultant, Life Balance & Fulfillment Coach practicing in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Fabrizio Manzini says that meditation can act as a brilliant aid for weight loss. He argues for the power of thought to be the best medicine involved. He says that positive thinking rewires the brain to respond to stimuli in different ways. Similar to hypnosis, while meditating you can avert yourself to harmful food and end up conditioned not to want it. Another method which might be more universally appealing is to each whatever you want, and condition yourself to believe that what you are eating is not harming you. He says that combining this with a powerful 10 minute workout is the path to weight loss. This 10 minute workout, he says, is proven to be more effective than hours of ineffective attempts.

By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

Weight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Well-planned weight loss goals provide a plan that keeps you focused and motivated. Poorly planned goals, on the other hand, are unrealistic and almost impossible to achieve. If you set unrealistic goals, you will probably end up frustrated and discouraged and decide to quit all your efforts to lose weight. These tips will help you create well-planned weight loss goals that will have you on the path to weight loss success:

"Laparoscopic gastric banding really changed my life and I know that it will change the life of many others who choose the Lap-Band System like I did."

If you are considering weight loss surgery, then this is the book you should pick up! Thomas W. Clark, Best Selling Author and Bariatric Surgeon releases his next book titled “Less Weight More Life! Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? Top 21 Questions You Need to Ask”.

Thomas W. Clark, M.D. is a Bariatric Surgeon at the Center for Weight Loss Success and Program Medical Director at the Sentara CarePlex in Hampton, VA. Dr. Clark graduated from Davidson College and The Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also one of the rare bariatric surgeons also certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine as a bariatric physician. Dr. Clark is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American Medical Association.

Exercise is an essential component to any successful weight loss program. In addition to helping you reach your weight loss goals it will make you look and feel better. It not only causes you to burn calories and lose weight, but helps build lean muscle which will increase the bodies metabolism.

Ready to lose a few pounds and inches before spring season? You may not need to go under the knife to get the results you want. Even though liposuction continues to e the most effective way to get rid of body fat permanently, there are some minimally-invasive alternatives available. Your spring weight loss strategy may involve mesotherapy injections, a popular alternative to liposuction that works by breaking down body fat so that the body eliminates the dead cells naturally. It is a standardized procedure that has been used I Europe and South America for several decades, and it could be just what you need to lose those extra pounds and inches for the spring season.

If you’re struggling to lose weight and don’t want to undergo bariatric surgery, you may be a good candidate for a physician-supervised medical weight loss program. Medical weight loss programs are designed to help you lose weight gradually, and ensure that you get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy during the weight loss process. Unlike fad diets and traditional diet programs, medical weight loss programs often include nutritional supplements, appetite suppressants and one-on-one counseling.