Novato, CA (PRWEB) February 3, 2010
With the New Year in full swing, many Americans are establishing resolutions which generally include dieting and getting into shape. Unfortunately, 80% of dieters fail to complete their goal and end up in a vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain, known as yo-yo dieting. Dr. Gail Altschuler, a San Francisco Bay Area weight loss and wellness expert, teaches people how to transform their lives and live with increased health and vitality.
“Losing even 10% of your body weight can result in significant health benefits,” says Dr. Altschuler, “including a lower incidence of disease, increased energy, higher self-esteem, improved mobility -- the list goes on and on. And effective weight loss really can be boiled down into 5 simple steps.”
Dr. Altschuler’s 5 simple steps are practical and easy to follow, and give individuals the power to reclaim their health and guide themselves to total wellness:
1. Pattern interrupt. “You’ve got to interrupt the patterns that you have fallen into. Whether it’s simply clearing out unhealthy trigger foods from your cupboards or shopping in a new grocery store that provides a greater selection of healthy choices. You must do something different to change the status quo. Pick at least three things you know that you can change immediately and start today.”
2. Fight back against our ‘obesegenic’ world. “You’re literally fighting for your life against the corporate food industry, multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, and a super-size me mentality. One way to fight back is by educating yourself. Read some of the engrossing and eye-opening new books out there that expose the food industry’s insidious attacks on our health. And don’t get sucked in by claims you may read on product packaging. Just because it says ‘low fat’ or ‘low calorie’, doesn’t mean that it’s good for you. Read the nutrition labels and understand the ingredients that you are putting into your body.”
3. If you bite it, write it. “Keeping a food journal is the surest way to figuring out where extra calories may be coming from. Tracking your intake will help you figure out what foods works for you and which ones don’t. You’ll quickly get a handle on the foods that satisfy and satiate and those that don’t.”
4. Seek out available help and expertise. “Whether it’s with a trusted friend or family member, your rabbi, a doctor or a weight loss program -- you don’t have to go it alone! 55% of the people who successfully lose weight, have done so with the help of some sort of program. Help is out there for you. Seek and ye shall find!”
5. Commit to yourself. “Wake up every morning and ask yourself what you are going to do today to beat the odds. Then utilize all the tools at your disposal to do it. Visualize a healthier, more slender you and believe that it’s possible. Set goals, stick with them and don’t let a bad day destroy a week’s worth of progress.”
About Dr. Gail Altschuler:
Dr. Gail Altschuler is a respected board-certified family medicine and bariatric physician, author, speaker, columnist and presenter. She is the Founder and Medical Director of The Altschuler Center for Weight Loss & Wellness and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Altschuler's personal mission is to empower people to transform their lives by improving their overall health and well being. Visit: http://www.marinweightloss.com.
If you would like to schedule an interview with Dr. Gail Altschuler please call Nancy Bulette at 415-497-9250.