One month down, eleven more to go.  How are the resolutions panning out?  Still encouraged on your weight loss journey?  Without question, every year, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. So here’s a few tips I found to help you achieve your goal: 


If losing weight was one of your New Year’s resolutions, listen up: Changing to water from other drinks that contain calories can help people lose 5 pounds fast, according to The American Journal of Clinical NutritionThis simple change doubles the chance of losing 5 percent of body weight, too. As little as two glasses of water drunk before a meal can increase weight loss significantly, say researchers.


Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, but getting in your workout beforehand can provide greater weight loss benefits. A new study tested three groups to see which offered the most weight saving techniques. All three teams consumed equally, but only two groups worked out heavily — one in the morning before breakfast, and one after breakfast. The results indicated that the individuals with a carbohydrate-rich diet gained more weight working out after their early morning meal.


Can’t lose weight? Blame your phone. Smartphones are a common barrier to weight loss, suggests new research from the American College of Cardiology Latin America Conference.

High levels of smartphone use are linked to decreased physical activity and a worse diet, which are both serious barriers to weight loss. People using their smartphones for 5 or more hours per day have a 43 percent higher risk of obesity, researchers found.

While there is no shortage of tips & tricks, when it comes to getting serious about weight control, consistency and accountability are huge!  That’s why I point people to Dr Lodge and Cool Springs MD every day on my radio show.

The weight management program at Cool Springs MD is packaged as a 13-week process as they have found much success in breaking things down into small, manageable and attainable steps. Many of their patients renew for additional terms until they’ve either reached their overall goals or also in an ongoing manner for accountability in staying on track with their new lifestyle.

Everything begins at your initial visit, which is designed to collaboratively outline your needs and goals and begin developing the foundation of your custom weight management plan. At your initial visit, they will review your complete medical history, current medications, perform an EKG, a physical exam, measure your resting metabolic rate, and obtain lab work if not already done. All of this is aimed at helping the Cool Springs MD consultants match you with the best program for success in meeting your goals.

If you are serious about weight loss, then I seriously encourage you to go when I’ve found my success.  Doctor Lodge and his team at Cool Springs MD.

What has helped you lose weight?  Any tips you would like to share?  I welcome your feedback, thoughts and ideas and look forward to sharing them in the coming months.  You can email me at [email protected]  or feel free to call me during my live radio show – weekdays between 3 pm – 7 pm on 94 FM The Fish. (800) 826-3637

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