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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 sarcopenia. We lose as much...

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 often times the littlest members...

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 is assessing what you have...

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 food choices a day! Your...

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 from your local weight loss...

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 hear, with all of the...

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 from countless sources, be it...

The Top 5 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

The Top 5 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Our bodies are designed to have periods of fasting, however, during this time in first-world nations where food is abundant, that fasting period has diminished, and we are eating at least 3 meals a day, and snacking in between. With this western dietary lifestyle, we have witnessed an uptick in the number of people suffering from obesity, diabetes, and heart...

Proper Techniques To Lose Weight Tips by Dr. Mona Lala

Proper Techniques To Lose Weight Tips by Dr. Mona Lala

You’ve probably heard countless techniques to lose weight, you’ve seen the before and after photos of people who’ve drank cabbage soup for a week and lost 10 lbs, but what is the proper technique to lose weight effectively, and keep it off? Unfortunately, there is no one answer that applies to everyone. Here, at Kinetix, we pride ourselves on learning...

Thermic Effect Of Food By Dr. Lala

Thermic Effect Of Food By Dr. Lala

Processed versus Unprocessed   I’ve occasionally encountered patients who tell me they don’t like to cook, so they choose to eat low-fat meals or pre-packages meals. These are the same patients that are struggling with their weight. Unfortunately, our food labels don’t tell the whole story. Now, more than ever, there is added evidence that processed, “convenient” foods lead to...

How can you strengthen your grit?

How can you strengthen your grit?

There is a Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Grit is what separates those who succeed at reaching their goals, and those who don’t. The ups and downs of weight loss and gain are not unique. There is one ingredient required in permanent weight loss, and that is grit. The power to persevere is NOT an inborn...

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