Blog Archive

Making Veggies Tasty Jul 20th, 2019

    We are finding that a lot of people do not eat enough vegetables. We have heard everything from I do not like vegetables to “I only eat peas corn and carrots (all of which are high in carbs).” Veggies are essential to weight loss because they fill you...

The Chemistry of Weight Loss Jul 15th, 2019

THE CHEMISTRY OF WEIGHT LOSS It’s a known fact that anything you do to lose weight will work in the beginning. However, to keep losing weight, you have to get into the chemistry of weight loss. In our clinic, we focus on getting a required amount of protein to maintain...

Ridiculous Calories Jun 18th, 2019

In our medical weight loss clinic, we issue protein and carb numbers. The protein number is the amount of protein one needs to maintain their muscle mass to keep the metabolism cranking, and the carb number is the most carbs one can eat per meal without storing the extra energy...

JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - RECIPES, TIPS, IDEAS Jun 18th, 2019

You have asked us for recipe ideas and tips. If we sent you emails every day you would hate us so we post them on our social media pages. Check us out on Facebook where we have daily recipes, tips and special offers. Pinterest is where we have a database of over 500 recipes....

We Now Carry CBD Capsules Jun 15th, 2019

The benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) for pain, stress, and anxiety are well known. We now carry high potency quality CBD capsules just for this purpose. Our CBD oil comes from hemp, not marijuana. As well, our CBD does not have THC, which is the psychoactive (getting high) substance in marijuana....

Think About Why you Can! Jun 13th, 2019

  YOU CAN DO IT - IT'S POSSIBLE   When people quit their weight loss programs, they can often come up with sophisticated reasons why they can’t do it. Often the reasons are legitimate like tragedies, stress, surgeries, and allergies, etc. Often the reasons are illegitimate, “things like I don’t...

Stress and Weight Gain May 27th, 2019

  It's a known fact that stress is one of the biggest obstacles to losing weight. In the clinic, we have seen several people who struggle to lose weight until they were either given a medication or supplement to help with stress. Others develop coping mechanisms like "stress eating" to...

Blood Pressure and Weight Gain May 23rd, 2019

During the summer, we have had a lot of people restart our medical weight loss programs. A scary thing that we are seeing is that with as little as 10 pounds of weight gain, some people have developed high blood pressure.   One of the things that make Dr. Valentine...

Don't Protect Yourself from Future Hunger By Overeating May 22nd, 2019

  We learn a lot about eating behaviors from working with our VLCD patients who come in weekly for behavioral change counseling. One of the bad behaviors we have explored is "protection against hunger."  Many people in an attempt not to be hungry will eat more food than necessary. For example, we had one...

Can Your Medications Cause Weight Gain? May 20th, 2019

Chemical Weight Gain? The value of medical weight loss is that we look at all the reasons someone can gain weight. Last week a patient came in who carried almost all of her weight in the belly. Her arms and legs were relatively tone, but the belly popped out oddly,...

Video Visits on Your Phone or a PC May 20th, 2019

    INTRODUCING TELEMEDICINE VISITS   We now offer Video Chat remote visits (Telemedicine). If coming into the clinic is an issue we now have software that allows us to do some medical visits via Webcam or the camera or your cell phone. Please let us know if you’d be...

Are You Hungry or Bored? May 19th, 2019

When that hunger pang hits, ask yourself if you are really hungry? Often we use food to get us through the day for many reasons that have nothing to do with hunger. Many times we are just bored, angry, lonely, tired, or thirsty.   However, if you are legitimately hungry...

Tips to Lose 10lbs Quickly May 18th, 2019

  Tips to Lose 10lbs Quickly The easiest way to lose 10 pounds quickly is to join our VLCD program. People in this program have averaged losing about 3 pounds per week. Every compliant patient has lost at least 18 to 20 pounds in the first six weeks. However, if...

Don't Be Your Own Doctor May 16th, 2019

  The amount of information we have available in our modern world is truly incredible. When we were children, outdated encyclopedias were where we went to for information. Now we have vast amounts of information available on the Internet and 600 cable channels. This access to information is great because...

One Bad Day Does Not Destroy Your Program May 16th, 2019

  Okay. So you had a bad day. Don't beat yourself up over it, and don't let one bad decision send you spiraling out of control. Refocus and get right back to the dietary concept at your next meal. Get back to making decisions that improve your health and your...

It's About Substitution Not Denial May 16th, 2019

  Losing weight forever is about substitution, not denial. We all love sweets, pasta, bread, and other bad carbs, but they are a challenge to eat when living low carb or on our VLCD (keto) diet. The paleo diet we teach doesn’t deny these foods but it limits their amounts,...

You Have to Get Your Protein May 14th, 2019

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN As much as we talk about cutting carbs, getting your protein is also just as important. Our diet is a ratio or a mix of protein to carbs. You must eat a certain amount of protein to help burn up the sugar created by the carbs....

Don't Let Being a Picky Eater Make You Overweight. May 14th, 2019

Don't Let Being a Picky Eater Make You Overweight.   Don’t let being a picky eater make you fat. Many of you pride yourself in being picky. Many of you tell us what you will and won’t eat.. “un..um… I do not eat vegetables; I do not eat eggs..the only...