• Navigating Holiday Weight Gain

    Navigating Holiday Weight Gain

    It seems like our appetites go up and our metabolism goes down as soon as the weather gets colder. Is it because our bodies go into “winter storage mode” or because we crave comfort foods as we hunker down by the fire? Perhaps because we wear more clothes, we care a bit less about extraRead more
  • Circadian Rhythm of Weight Loss

    Circadian Rhythm of Weight Loss

    "I'll eat some breakfast, then change the world." ~ Hairspray The axiom of "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper" has strong research validity. Our bodies function around a circadian rhythm, a kind of master clock that regulates hormones, calorie burn, and perception of appetite over a 24Read more
  • Weekly Wellness ~ Know Your Why

    Weekly Wellness ~ Know Your Why

    An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products. Yet nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. There are many reasons for this disconnect, but one of the most fundamental is the emphasis on "what and how" and not on "why." Wellness/health companies can offerRead more
  • If they can do it, you can do it.

    If they can do it, you can do it.

    That’s the premise behind this monthly feature: Real Life Health Heroes. Each month, we shine the spotlight on WHS patients who, with a guidance and support from health coaching at the WHS Wellness Center, have come unstuck on their journey to better health and weight loss. Elise R.: 17 pounds lighter, athletic and toned ThisRead more
  • Getting Out of Your Own Way

    Getting Out of Your Own Way

    Everybody and every body is different and complex in response to efforts to change. Myriad factors influence our success in weight loss and reaching a state of whole-health, but the most important factor is our mindset. We want to shed pounds quickly so it’s common to feel frustrated and defeated when the diet-of-the-week or expensiveRead more
  • Portion Distortion

    Portion Distortion

    Portion control is the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy weight. As portions in restaurants have become larger over time, not only has obesity become an epidemic, but our everyday reference point for what constitutes a serving of food has become skewed as well. Being a habitual reader of nutrition labels is aRead more
  • Extreme States

    Extreme States

    The headlines clamor for our attention: I lost 30 pounds in two weeks on a juice-only cleanse! Bariatric surgery and I’m five dress sizes smaller in 4 months! I did planks every day for a month and lost 5 inches from my waist! While the results we get from pushing ourselves into extreme states withRead more
  • Success Story Spotlight

    Success Story Spotlight

    “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” - - Abraham Lincoln If they can do it, you can do it. That’s the premise behind our new monthly feature: Real Life Health Heroes. We shine a spotlight on people who, with a little help from their friendsRead more
  • Tune-in To Your Hunger

    Tune-in To Your Hunger

    "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."~ Yogi Berra One of the most effective weight loss strategies is relearning how to tap into how hungry you really are or how full you really feel. Babies are very tuned-in ~ they eat when they're hungry and theyRead more
  • Good Health Has No Season

    Good Health Has No Season

    Many of us look to the calendar for inspiration to modify our health care routines, such as upping our exercise habits in anticipation of swimsuit season or making a New Year’s weight loss resolution. But the reality is that good health is built on a foundation of choices we make daily, not by tying ourRead more