Is there an easy way to lose weight?


Unfortunately there is no quick and easy way to lose weight, take off excess body fat, and keep it off for good. Weight loss and weight management are successfully achieved by making a lifetime commitment to physical activity and healthy food choices. Achieving weight loss requires people to create a daily caloric deficit by decrease their caloric intake, becoming physically active on a regular basis, and implementing strategies to modify unhealthy lifestyle and eating behaviors.

Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
The quality of the food, our physical activity, our hormones and even our environments influence our weight success to such a degree that although the weight loss equation is "simple", it is not easy. When we focus our attention on our goal for health and vitality while consciously eliminating the things that hinder our progress (including people and places!) we activate a certain survival drive. We actually experience a boost in energy, a boost in confidence and a boost in morale.

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Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies

Everyone has opinions on how to lose weight – everything from Pilates to supplements to sleeping sans pajamas has been touted as an effective weight loss strategy. It's all about discovering what works for you. For some people, th...

e community support found on social media or in support groups for weight loss is an effective tool, while others benefit from the tried and true method of working up a daily sweat. Whatever strategy you choose, the key is finding something that you can stick with that works for your lifestyle.

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