Never Crave for Naughty Foods Again

Young man at home on a unhealthy diet

You wake up each morning with every intention of eating “good” today.

You’ll skip the drive-thru line on your way to work. You’ll refuse to get fast food with co-workers at lunch. You’ll boycott the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. And you won’t even think about having dessert after dinner.

But then your cravings kick in…

Your friend drops by with a big fluffy muffin and a latte for breakfast. A group of co-workers invites you to that greasy spoon down the street for lunch. The cake is passed around at the mid-afternoon staff meeting. And after dinner, your honey surprises you with a bowl of your favorite ice cream.

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Having High Cholesterol?

Corpulent Woman Having Addiction to Unhealthy Food

These days it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor off your back.

The good doc is going to pester you about your blood pressure and cholesterol levels—apple or not. And who can blame him?

According to the American Heart Association, 105.2 million adults have borderline to high-risk blood cholesterol levels. In addition, nearly one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure. And these numbers grow every year.

And what’s even scarier is that 82% of those at high risk are unaware of their condition.

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Bariatric Weight Loss is Our Specialty

Before and After weight loss

Did you know, MedTeam Weight Loss is sponsored by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and all of our practitioners are members of the ASBP. Our Medical Director, Dr. Mark Perrotti, is one of a small, elite group of physicians in the state of Connecticut who has passed both his written and oral boards in bariatric medicine. And at MedTeam WeightLoss, bariatric (weight loss) medicine is all we do.

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Tips On How To Shop In A Smart Way

Grocery Shopping

These steps will give you the knowledge and know-how to navigate the supermarket aisles and select the healthier snack and meal options.

STEP ONE: Shop the perimeter first

  • Pick Plenty of Produce – Make sure to choose a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables (Deep green, yellow, red, purple, and blue!)
  • Make a stop at the meat, poultry, and fish counters – Shop for the lean cuts of meat. Look for “round” or “loin” when shopping for beef, and “loin” or “leg” when shopping for pork or lamb. Make sure the beef is labeled “lean” or “extra lean.” Try Canadian Bacon or Turkey. Go skinless with your chicken, and select fish high in “omega 3’s” such as salmon and tuna.

 

STEP TWO: Don’t forget the Dairy

  • Choose 1 percent or skim for milk and yogurts (Go Greek!)
  • Go for “reduced fat” or “part skim” for cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream
  • Try “lite” margarine or whipped butter
  • Tofu is low-calorie and high in protein

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Tips And Tricks To Loose Weight

Lady carrying a weighting scale

Myth #1: All Carbs make you fat.

Carbohydrates, also known as “carbs,” should never be avoided, but it is important to understand that not all carbs are alike. Carbs are your body’s primary energy source and play a crucial role in your body’s overall health. Carbs are an important part of a healthy diet, but there’s much discussion about the “good” and “bad” carbohydrates.

 

So how do you know which is which? Carbohydrates can be either simple (“bad” carbs) or complex (“good” carbs) based on their chemical makeup and what your body does with them. “Bad” carbs are generally foods with refined carbohydrates, which means during processing, the essential layers of the whole grain kernel are taken out (fiber, vitamins, and minerals) and what is left over is a plain starch or white flour and added sugars. “Good” carbs are used to describe foods that use the “whole grain kernel”. Continue reading “Tips And Tricks To Loose Weight”