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Mohsen Afrasiabi

Can you be obese and healthy at the same time? A new study from UCLA calls into question the significance of BMI (body mass index) testing in determining health. What does the new research mean?

Monday, 01 February 2016 12:11

How to Ease Diet Hunger Pangs

If you are a casual dieter who just needs to lose 10 lbs, chances are it's due to a recent binge eating event, and not unhealthy lifestyle. But even casual dieters will likely encounter hunger pains. Always consult a doctor before making a change to your diet!

California Medical Weight Management was featured on San Antonio's "SA Live" (KSAT/ABC) show on Jan 12th, 2016.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 13:04

New Study Links Gut Bacteria and Satiety

Gut bacteria are microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of animals, including humans. According to WebMD, gut microbiota "make vitamins that are vital for life, send signals to the immune system, and make small molecules that can help your brain work." A new study published in Cell Metabolism links gut bacteria to appetite and satiety, that feeling of being full after eating a meal.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:53

CDC Report: Obesity Continues To Rise

The latest CDC (Centers for Disease Control) report on obesity has been released. Despite efforts at a national level, the prevalence of obesity continues to rise. Rates are higher among women and the middle-aged.

As I sat down in the dentist's chair yesterday, the Dr. Oz show was airing on the television. Oz was interviewing an obese woman. Whitney Way Thore was speaking against "fat shaming" and had a positive message. But some of her statements took me back. So I decided to find out more about Whitney Way Thore.

Saturday, 26 September 2015 12:56

How to Avoid the Afternoon Energy Crash

Do you often experience a mid-afternoon energy slump? What's the best way to avoid this common problem?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:15

Can You Really Lose Up To 20 lbs In 30 Days?

Can you really lose up to 20 lbs in a month, or is this an unrealistic marketing claim? According to Wikipedia, "[A] very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a diet with very or extremely low daily food energy consumption. [...] The VLCD is prescribed on a case to case basis for rapid weight loss (about 1.5 to 2.5 kilograms or 3 to 5 pounds per week) in people with Body Mass Index of 30 and above."

In a recent blog (11 Tips to Breaking Bad Eating Habits) we discussed the weight loss advantages of drinking water before a meal.

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 22:44

Diet or Exercise Revisited

There seems to be a never-ending controversy over which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise? Some of the confusion comes from a lack of understanding about what diet and exercise do for our bodies.

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