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4 Ways to Promote Weight Loss: What Works, What Doesn’t

4 Ways to Promote Weight Loss: What Works, What Doesn’t

As of 2017, 65% of American adults are considered to be overweight. That number is expected to rise. Given these statistics, it’s no wonder that so many people are trying to lose weight and keep it off. There are numerous ways to promote weight loss that are backed by science and clinical research. If you’re...

Intermittent Fasting: A Worthy Lifestyle Option or Just Another Fad

Intermittent Fasting: A Worthy Lifestyle Option or Just Another Fad

The weight loss benefits of intermittent fasting are well-documented. In fact, this type of diet is more effective for weight loss than traditional low-carb diets. Intermittent fasting is a type of diet that involves eating patterns that alternate between periods of fasting and periods of eating. There are several different ways to do intermittent fasting,...

Not Losing Weight? Your Hormones Could be the Culprit

Not Losing Weight? Your Hormones Could be the Culprit

Weight loss is difficult. That is not new information. What I find repeatedly is patients believing that they have free will over their weight loss progress. That they can just decide to change their eating habits, and that it is simply willpower that will unlock their success. I am here to tell you that this...

3 Reasons It Is Harder to Lose Weight As We Age

3 Reasons It Is Harder to Lose Weight As We Age

It’s true, as we age it becomes harder and harder to lose or maintain weight. Sure, we have all heard that our metabolism changes as we age, but what does that actually mean, and what can you do to counteract that? 1. Reduced Muscle Mass: First, as we age, we experience age-related muscle loss, called...

How to Reconnect During This Stressful Time

How to Reconnect During This Stressful Time

I recently read a quote from Albert Einstein that resonated with me. “In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” There are so many stressors in our world right now — health concerns, job uncertainty, education shifts and lots of time in social isolation. These stressors spill into other aspects of our lives, and...

How to Eat Without Waste during a Self-Quarantine

How to Eat Without Waste during a Self-Quarantine

Keeping the nutrition on point can assist you to feel stronger, staying positive, achieving restful sleep, and keeping up a strong immune system, all of which leads to resilience. Staying put at home for an extended period is tough, and can lead to relaxed eating behaviors. During our period of sheltering-in-place, the simple first step...

Willpower vs Strategies for Success – Weight Loss

Willpower vs Strategies for Success – Weight Loss

Too often we depend on our willpower to overcome frequent temptation, but unfortunately, you will not reach your health goals if you rely on exerting enough willpower. A Cornell study found that participants estimated they made an average of 15 food choices a day. What was found was that we make an average of 221...

5 Things You Don’t Know About Intermittent Fasting

5 Things You Don’t Know About Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. Most people know the basics: You eat for a few hours during the day and fast for the rest of it. Sounds simple enough, right? There’s a lot more to it than people think. From the intermittent fasting warrior diet to other tips...

Lose Weight – Diets Don’t Work But Intermittent Fasting Does

I know what you’re thinking, “Are you saying that I don’t need to diet in order to lose weight?”. The short answer is – yes! In fact, there are many other weight loss options in Chicago that aren’t out to villainize carbohydrates and reduce your quality of life. Why Diets Don’t Work It’s surprising to...

Find The Best Weight Loss Plan Advice by Dr. Mona Lala

Find The Best Weight Loss Plan Advice by Dr. Mona Lala

As the Medical Director and Founder of a medical weight loss practice in Chicago, I have heard many patients’ stories of the advice they have been following. I have also seen the many repercussions that come along with unsafely losing weight. When it comes to weight loss, there is no shortage of advice. Advice comes...

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