Weight Loss Counseling 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.

Sedentary lifestyle - A lifestyle that is predominantly inactive. Those who sit for 5 or more hours a day.

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.

Sleeping is the best form of rest that a person can get, especially when one is experiencing stress or fatigue at any time. While there are many factors, both internal and external, that can greatly affect your sleep pattern, here are 10 ways you can improve your sleeping habits.

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:

The average person is exposed to 174 newspapers full of information every day and visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text.

"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."

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.

Dr. Michael Feiz & Associates , Offices in California: Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Carson, Pasadena, Oxnard, Lancaster, Valencia, Encino, Huntington Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, and Bakerfield
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