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Does Age Affect Our Ability To Lose Weight? - Oasis Weight Loss Center Sep 20th, 2016

Originally published: 09-16-14Does Age Affect Our Ability To Lose Weight?For many of us, yes.  Many young adults can skip a few snacks or a meal or two and immediately drop five pounds.  Once we are past 40 or 50 years of age, this kind of quick weight loss is rare,...

The Most Important Key to Achieving Permanent Weight Loss Sep 20th, 2016

Originally published: 02-17-14Diet vs. A Healthy LifestyleBefore I answer the question of what separates “yo-yo” dieters from people who achieve permanent weight loss, let’s recognize that the regaining of lost weight is essentially the rule in this country. Why? Because, when we feel the need to lose weight, naturally, we...

Can You Achieve Healthy Weight Loss by Cutting Calories? Sep 20th, 2016

Originally published: 02-09-14To Lose Weight, You Must Cut Calories, Right?It makes sense: the more calories you cut, the more weight you lose. Everybody knows that, just like ‘everybody knows’ that ‘15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on your car insurance.’ What about reality TV shows? They’re real,...

Lunch & Dinner! Important Meals for Permanent Weight Loss Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 01-31-14Why It’s Never OK to Skip Breakfast, Lunch or DinnerWe’ve all had those days. The days we’re too busy to, well, function. Between work, family and every other responsibility that makes up our lives, sometimes it seems impossible to make time to fit in a proper lunch and...

Importance of Choosing A Healthy Breakfast Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 01-23-14A Healthy Breakfast is a Smart Start!Last year, the media reported on new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham that questions the correlation between skipping a healthy breakfast and weight gain. Another study by the Harvard School of Public Health recently reported that fasting in the...

The Party's Over... Or, Is It? Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 01-11-14The holiday parties are now a recent memory.  Did you enjoy them all?  Of course you did; that’s one of the aspects of the holidays we enjoy the most.  But, what effect did your indulgences have on your weight?  Are you up a few pounds from a month...

Uh-oh, Here Come the Holidays! Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 11-21-13Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are upon us, heralding the beginning of the time of year we call “the holidays.” What are your plans for this holiday season? Will you attend typical holiday dinner parties with all the trimmings, perhaps typical holiday cocktail parties with booze and junky snacks, and...

Permanent Weight Loss Sep 13th, 2016

Originally publihed: 11-12-13When Americans decide to lose weight, they almost invariably do one thing:  go on a diet.  A weight loss diet usually calls for significant caloric restriction and/or food group elimination, often requires the adherence to impractical rules or the performance of cumbersome chores, generally results in hunger or...

Wow, That Looks Good! Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 11-06-13By any chance have you just been staring at the pile of Halloween candy your kids collected a few nights ago? Or, are you thinking about the leftover pumpkin cheesecake sitting in your fridge? How about pizza, now that you’ve just seen the fourth pizza commercial in the...

Exercise: Not a '4-Letter' Word Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 10-03-13Most people regard exercise as a hated chore and simply do not make it a part of their lives. They think of it as painful, exhausting and/or boring, so they tell themselves they don’t have the time or ability to do it.  This attitude toward exercise begins for...

Obesity and Diabetes - Oasis Weight Loss Center Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 09-03-13The most common reason people become patients of our weight management practice is to look better (both in and out of clothes).  The most common medical reason people come to us might surprise you.  It is not heart disease, high blood pressure or cholesterol trouble.  It is, by...

Oasis Is Really O.A.S.I.S. Sep 13th, 2016

Originally published: 09-02-13It is not widely known (because we don’t actually promote it), but I originally came up with the name “Oasis” as an acronym.  It stands for “Overweight and subsequent illness solutions.”  My daughter and I thought it was cool, but several marketing professionals thought it was too wordy...