Focus on what you can eat

This morning NPR ran an interesting story discussing weight loss and food choices for women of the Baby Boomer generation.

The take home message is simple, focus on what you can eat.  Rather than bemoaning all the desserts and rich foods you cannot indulge in, think about increasing the fruits and vegetables.  This will help you to be satisfied so it is easier to cut down on dessert.  Not that you can’t have dessert, but a smaller portion and less often is better.

Simple choices and voila, you have yourself a healthy diet.  These healthy habits will follow you around, … Read More

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture for Perioral DermatitisPatients have long touted acupuncture for weight loss.  Research is now supporting this idea.

A recent report in the International Journal of Obesity showed that acupuncture was effective at promoting weight loss.

The people who received acupuncture lost more weight and were more likely to reduce obesity that either people receiving placebo acupuncture,  lifestyle changes, or medication.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by addressing imbalances in your body, and correcting them removes the impediments to loose weight.  Some people have a qi imbalance.  Qi is the body’s energy, if you have too little qi, then it is hard … Read More