Why gain weight during the holidays?
Rather than waiting until New Year's to make a resolution to lose weight, " it's a whole lot better to maybe have an Oct. 1 resolution to gain less in the first place," said Brian Wansink, Professor at Cornell University in a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Wansink and two other researchers conducted a study of 1800 Americans (and 1200 more from Germany and Japan) who have a wireless scale that records the data. They found that the Americans, specifically, were at their lowest weight on Dec. 1, and they peaked at New Year's. They found that people gained weight over 10 weeks, and it took them the next five months to lose it.
The participants used to get this information were considered a "narrow slice" of the public, as they were people who owned a $150 wireless scale, suggesting that these people were motivated to keep their weight under control. He stated that even with a "diligent, almost ideal population, they were not able to escape the almost inevitable holiday weight gain."
Only one in four of the U.S. participants were obese, which is less than the national rate of more than one in three (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). He surmised that the group studied were likely to put on less weight and lose it faster than the general population.
His suggestion was to step on the scale more frequently during the holiday season, as participants who weighed themselves four or more times a week gained less weight and dropped it all more quickly, by the end of January.
Let us help you manage your weight over the upcoming holidays by coming in to Medical Weight Management Center! We have weekly support meetings at 9:30 Saturday mornings, or stop by Monday through Thursday and visit with Karen
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From the north or south:
Take 100 to 394 W. Exit at Park Place/Xenium and go south to 16th St. Turn right by the Doubletree Hotel, and follow around to the right to the stop sign at Wayzata Boulevard where TGI Friday’s will be on your right. Turn left on the frontage road and continue to Westside Office Plaza, Suite 116.
From the west:
Take 394 to the Louisiana exit. Turn right on Louisiana and then immediately left on Wayzata Boulevard. Westside Office Plaza is just behind the yellow Fiat billboard sign.
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HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS
ABOUT REVERSING TYPE 2 DIABETES?
This is not new information, as OPTIFAST was designed for that about 40 years ago! I'm sure that you have heard that losing weight will improve your diabetes. That is usually true, and, in many cases, it will normalize blood sugars as well as other blood values. For most Type 2 diabetics, keeping the weight off will keep the diabetes in remission.
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We Have A WINNER!
Tim just won a trip for 2 to New York, a shopping spree, and a makeover in OPTIFAST's National NEW YOU Contest!
"The New You contest is perfectly named because after following the OPTIFAST program for 17 weeks, I lost 101.3 pounds. I feel completely transformed in body, mind and soul.
Let's start with the body. When I got on the scale on December 27th, 2013, I weighed 390 pounds. If I didn't do something, the Old Me was going to flip my weight odometer past 400 by Valentine's Day. The New Me was not in love with that idea.
So I reached out to Karen Holtmeier of the Medical Weight Management Center in Edina, MN. I told her how everyone had been telling me to just get gastric bypass surgery and that I thought re-arranging my plumbing probably wasn't a good long-term solution for me. I needed mental readjustment too. When she explained the simplicity of the meal replacement plan, I felt free already. It was like a food-intervention. My diet was a no-brainer: 7 shakes a day. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!
An update to Deb's success story:
“October 2013… Here I am, at a little over 2 years on my journey. 20+ pounds lighter than when I last ‘checked in’ for a total of 94 pounds lost and aiming to get to 105 pounds lost so I will be at my high school weight.
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OPTIFAST® succeeds because it treats the whole you – not just your weight. With OPTIFAST®, you’ll be closely monitored and given the support, counseling, lifestyle education, and meal replacements to help you enjoy long-term weight loss and significantly reduce weight-related health risks.
- Over 50lbs of average weight loss
- 11% average decrease in blood pressure
- 14% average decrease in cholesterol
- Follow-up studies at 5 years showed over 45% of people kept enough weight off to improve their health long term2
- After 2 years, 40% maintained more than half their weight loss; 78% of men and 60% of women maintained medically significant weight loss2
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"As a result of childhood polio, I use a wheelchair, paired with forearm crutches. I just couldn’t burn enough calories to lose the fat. On top of that, I am less than five feet tall. I regularly lost — and then gained — the same 10 pounds! I have had weight challenges most of my life.
"During my first visit I could tell OPTIFAST® was going to be different than my previous diet experiences. In those early weeks the support, education, medical evaluation & positive attitude I received from the clinic staff allowed me to really trust them with my health. ... As a result of losing 75 pounds — and 45 inches — I get around with greater ease."
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