• 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
  • Support Equals Success

    Support Equals Success

    Support Equals Success The environments in which we spend our daily lives greatly influence our overall health and success with weight loss efforts. Conversely, our surroundings can also sabotage us. If you've embarked on a health improvement journey, you boost your likelihood of success when you empower the people in your personal environment to beRead more
  • Change is Complicated

    Change is Complicated

    “We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.” ~ Dr. Henry Cloud Changing our behavior is complicated. Hard. Frustrating. One reason is because we often charge into the progress without understanding the steps we need to take to assure success. Skipping these steps will tripRead more
  • Fad Diets = Bad Diets

    Fad Diets = Bad Diets

    Definition of fad. : a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal : craze. Fad diets are stylish, exciting, and filled with promises. Excess pounds melts away in a matter of days…6 to 8 pounds in a week! Usually the reported results don’t go beyond a few initial weeks for two reasons:Read more