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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:

CHEWING YOUR FOOD MORE CAN PREVENT YOU FROM BECOMING OVERWEIGHT _ Mom always told you to take you time and chew your food, and now there’s research which shows it could help you lose weight. A new study out of Japan found that chewing more leads to the human body expending more energy and increasing the metabolism of food in the digestive system.

… Previous studies have shown that chewing well is good for digestion and even helps lower the chances of gaining weight. However, the factors behind this heat-generating effect that chewing causes has been unclear — until now.

… The new study reveals that oral stimuli, which has a connection to tasting food in the mouth, and the amount of time spent chewing both play a role in increasing how much energy someone uses while they eat. As a person chews their food longer, the body uses up more energy. This increases metabolism.


Here’s an easy way to boost your diet: Gaze at your dog. You’ll melt belly fat five times faster if you spend 60 seconds before meals focusing on your pet say University of Miami scientists. Making yourself feel good before eating fuels the release of a hormone that helps you feel comfortably full on 44 percent fewer calories.


Want to lose some of that weight you put on after the holidays? Eat breakfast every day. Study after study shows eating a morning meal is one of the easiest, most reliable and enjoyable ways to lose weight. Researchers also discovered that adding just one egg to your morning meal leads to 65 percent more weight loss.

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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