Eating right is key to being healthy and losing the weight you want to lose. We like to emphasize eating lean protein, nonfat dairy products, lots of high fiber fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. In addition, we encourage people to learn how to count calories and write down everything that you eat. We like to aim for 30 to 35 percent protein, 40 to 45 percent carbohydrate, and 20 to 30 percent fat. By counting calories, you can successfully reach these targets accurately.
Specifically, you want to know what is good to eat and what is not so good within your macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats). For example, when consuming carbohydrates you want to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, and grains (in moderation). When consuming proteins you want to eat chicken, turkey, egg whites, fish, and a limited amount of red meat. Vegetarians can eat beans, legumes, tofu, and soy burgers. When consuming fats you want to avoid bad fats such as butter and cheese and instead eat good fats such as almonds, avocados, walnuts, olive oil, and pecans.
Find out more about healthy eating habits in Where Did All The Fat Go by Rob Huizenga, MD.
In today’s technology filled world, with information floating all over the place, it can be hard to differentiate between what is fact and what is just a popular belief with no truth. Is diet important? Is exercise important? How fast can I lose weight? Do I need surgery to be healthy? In my book Where Did All The Fat Go?, I outline what is true and what is false. Here, I am going to give you a little preview:
#1: Some people believe that all weight loss is good, no matter the method.
This could not be further from the truth. When losing weight, you can lose fat mass or lean body mass (muscle, bone, fluids). You DO NOT want to lose your lean body mass. Instead you want to make sure you are making steady progress in losing your fat mass while never exceeding below essential fat levels (below 3 to 5 percent body fat in men and 12 to 15 percent in women).
#2 Gastric bypass surgery is necessary for morbidly obese adults and children (those with a body mass index over 40).
You can pay $25,000 for a surgery that will leave you with a 40% chance of postoperative complications, or you can choose a nonsurgical option that you can do at home. One of our contestants in The Biggest Loser who was considered “beyond-morbidly-obese” was able to drop from 51-percent body fat to an amazing 22 percent, while getting rid of his hypertension, sleep apnea, and weight-related ankle and foot problems. Surgery is not always the solution.
Obviously, there are myths and uneducated people out there. You need to understand truth from myth in order to make the most out of your life. You can find more of these myth-busters in my book Where Did All The Fat Go?.
This week on The Biggest Loser, Ruben Studdard received devastating news regarding his health. Although he lost an exceptional 21 pounds his first week to bring down his weight to 452, tests run by Dr. H regarding Ruben’s insulin and blood sugar levels revealed frightening information. Dr. H was forced to disclose to Ruben that he has been clinically diagnosed with Type 2 Diabates.
Although receiving such news was extremely overwhelming to Ruben, he has decided to react positively and continue to work even harder than before. “I am a champion,” the American Idol winner explains, “I am very determined to reverse my prognosis,” and with his positive attitude it looks like he might just do so. Dr. H explained that such a diagnosis is completely reversible, however it would take extraordinary hard work and perseverance, something that a motivated Ruben seems he is ready for.
The holiday season is upon us, and it can be very tempting to over indulge in unhealthy foods. Also, the weather starts cooling down and you’re more likely to want to stay home instead of working out. As a result, studies show that the average American gains more than 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Avoid packing on the pounds this season by booking your stay at the Clinic By Dr. H.
We want to help you continue on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. When you stay motivated and exercise you will notice that you won’t stress as much. You have to remember to make time to exercise, so that means waking up a little earlier to squeeze in a morning workout.
The Clinic By Dr. H is offering special rates for all returning clients this holiday season. Have a healthy holiday season by giving yourself the gift of health. Book your stay at our beautiful Malibu weight loss resort. Give us a call at (310)279-4635 for more information on our returning guest rates.
The Clinic By Dr. H weight loss resort in Malibu, CA features a 360-degree view of the coastline, and it is in the pristine peaks of Malibu. The Clinic’s guests enjoy wonderful accommodations while they participate in our revolutionary new fat-loss and diet program. This Malibu oasis lets patients focus on making lifestyle changes through training exercises, cooking classes, and healthy habits.
Take this opportunity to participate in The Clinic’s Program you will return to your daily life, work, family and friends with a new body, a new mind and new tools and techniques to maintain a lifestyle that will support your optimal health forever. You’ll learn to push yourself physically in entirely new ways in a wonderful setting.
Book your stay at The Clinic by Dr. H today, and take advantage of our special rates. We have suites and rooms available to accommodate you during your stay.
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