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New Article Published in The Obesity Society Research Journal

Metabolic adaptation following massive weight loss is related to the degree of energy imbalance and changes in circulating leptin.

Knuth ND, Johannsen DL, Tamboli RA, Marks-Shulman PA, Huizenga R, Chen KY, Abumrad NN, Ravussin E, Hall KD.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Dec;22(12):2563-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20900. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

Maintaining Weight Loss

Once you have lost weight and you are living a healthier lifestyle it is important to continue on your journey; but, you will need help. Partner with a sponsor and help others who are struggling. The WOW! Rx– Has a maintenance plan that can help you stay at your goal weight after you initial weight loss. The book has exercise and nutrition tips that will make it easy for you. Order your copy of Where Did All the Fat Go on Amazon today.

Curing Diabetes With a Healthy Lifestyle

Type Two diabetes is something that can be developed over time due to poor eating and exercise habits. Conversely, it is also something that can be reversed through smart and effective eating and exercise habits. However, the problem here lies in the fact that far too many people rely on prescription drugs or medical surgeries to turn their health around, rather than sticking to the basics and living a healthy lifestyle.

First off, to understand if you are at risk of type two diabetes you need to know your numbers. This refers to your cholesterol level, BMI, blood pressure and body fat percentage. Once you know this things you will have a better picture of your overall health and you will be able to better assist your risk of type two diabetes and your course of action.

Nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug. However, studies have shown that many of these drugs are treating issues that could be avoided by changing one’s lifestyle. So, the option is yours: try to improve your situation by taking drugs that could have adverse side effects and potentially leave you in a situation where symptoms may return, or cure yourself by changing the way you act, not putting anything harmful in your body and gaining knowledge that will last and benefit you for a lifetime?

At the Clinic we like to advocate for the latter. Rather than putting synthetic, man made drugs into your body or performing medical surgeries to improve your health, we believe in simply changing ones lifestyle for long-term results. This process begins with being proactive in tow aspects of your life. First, being considerate and conscious of what you eat and put into your body; and second, making an effort to burn calories through exercise. This simple formula, if effectively put to use, can turn your life around whether you are slightly overweight or suffer from type two diabetes. Ditch the drugs. Change your lifestyle.

Kilimanjaro Climb

Are you looking to challenge your body or put your new found health to the test? If you are, you have a great opportunity to do so with The Clinic by Dr. H. The Clinic will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world and highest point in Africa, and you can join them in the adventure!

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Mt. Kilimanjaro is host to a multitude of ecosystems and is home to many unique and awe-inspiring animals such as olive baboons, bush pigs, aardvarks, and mongooses just to name a few. Taking the climb up the mountain will be both challenging, yet one of the most rewarding experiences one can accomplish.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro can be a daunting task, but if you are lacking in motivation, make sure to read a blog post by Ajay Rochester, which can be found HEREAjay took upon the arduous burden of completing an olympic triathlon. An olympic triathlon is composed of a 1.5 km swim, 20 km bike ride, and ends with a 10 km run. Although the event crew began cleaning up the course while Ajay was still running, Ajay never gave up and  yelled at workers to leave cones on the track for her to run around. In the end, she kept her will alive and was able to successfully complete the exceptionally difficult task that is an olympic triathlon.

However, Ajay has not stopped there. It is her new years resolution to shed another 20 kilos and be in the best health of her life, all in the memory of her lost mother. Her story is truly inspiring and goes lengths beyond this post. Again, you can check out her story HERE.

If you feel motivated by this point, feel free to sign up for the Mt. Kilimanjaro climb so you can make a difference for yourself as well. You can sign up for the climb here: RISE TO NEW HEIGHTS.

Fat-Loss Tricks

Although one should never rely on gimmicks or shortcuts to attain a healthy weight as they could put your body in unhealthy positions, they’re are a few “real” fat loss tricks. One way to burn an extra few calories is to have well-timed ice water or steaming tea.

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It takes one calorie of energy to heat up or cool down one liter of water by one degree Celsius so if you drink very cold or hot liquids, your body will expend energy to return to its equilibrium temperature. However, you can take this one step further. You obviously know that when you feel rather chilly your body is trying to heat up, so if you drink iced fluids at this time you will make your body expend even more energy in trying to maintain your equilibrium temperature, resulting in more calories lost. The same goes for when you are feeling warm; if you drink hot tea when feeling warm, your body will fight extra hard to cool down your body, resulting in more caloric expenditure.

Another trick can be to take advantage of the “great taste, less calories” quote we have all heard. Believe it or not, eating proper pre-exercise snack may fit that description. If you wont get nauseous, try eating a protein/carb snack such as a third of a cup of cereal with skim milk, or an egg and a wedge of fruit, or a glass of soy milk. Your body’s digestion becomes inefficient during exercise so by doing eating a small pre-exercise snack, up to 50 percent of that food’s calories may be expended during digestion, leaving you with great taste but less calories!

Want more tricks like these? Check out Where Did All The Fat Go by Rob Huizenga, MD.

What is the WOW! Fat-Loss Program?

The WOW! Fat-Loss Program is found in the book Where Did All the Fat Go?: The WOW! Prescription to Reach Your Ideal Weight – And Stay There . The program is designed for people to go above and beyond what they can do physically to get themselves in the best shape of their life. This program will push you to your limits and have you follow a strict regime that will help you burn one percent of your body fat every week.

One of the many benefits of this program is that you don’t even need a gym membership! The program encourages you to use exercise equipment that is designed to save you money in the long run as well as help you reach your health and weight loss goals. So, when you leave The Clinic you will be able to continue to apply the principles you learned during your stay at The Clinic and apply them when you return home.
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By following this regime you will burn calories, speed up your metabolism, and feel and look better than ever. Specifics of the WOW! Fat-Loss Program include:

  • Never sacrificing sleep
  • Starting at the same time everyday
  • Warming up properly
  • Morning and afternoon workouts
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Push-Pull-Twist training

To book your stay at The Clinic, click Book Now or call 310-279-4635

Is Sleep Important?

People-Yawn

6 hours? 8 hours? 10 hours? How much sleep do you think you need to function at peak potential? According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. However, the average sleep need of an adult is 7.5-9 hours per night. Why is getting enough sleep so important? Besides the obvious of having more energy, there are hidden benefits you may not have known about.

Although many may not realize it, getting quality sleep can help your mental and physical health. Lets start with your physical health. Sleep is responsible for repairing and healing heart and blood vessels so if someone is sleep deficient, they have increased risks of obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Sleep also helps maintain hormones that make you feel hungry, so a lack of sleep will lead to increased hunger. Now, lets take a look at the mental health benefits. Getting enough sleep will improve your ability to learn, problem-solve, and make decisions. Additionally, you will be able to better control your emotions and behavior granted you have enough sleep.

So the answer is yes, sleeping is important.