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Now through August 31st, 2016 lose your first 10 pounds ON US! Call (602) 996-9669 today!
For ages, Americans have searched for the secrets of successful, long-term weight loss. In their quest for answers, well-intended advice may have transformed their hopes to pessimism and their motivation to frustration. Here is the straight story on some of the most common weight loss myths to avoid future efforts being thwarted by misinformation.
Myth #1: Skipping meals will speed up weight loss.
It may seem logical that eating less frequently will propel weight loss, but the opposite is true. Instead, it slows the metabolism, increases hunger, and depletes energy. These feelings of deprivation become a catalyst for poor food choices and larger portions that are metabolized at a slower rate. Instead, try eating several small, healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Myth #2: Workouts have to be extreme and in the gym to reduce weight.
While a gym workout is a wonderful way to burn calories, it is not the silver bullet to ensure long-term results. Consistent calorie burning, resulting in long-term weight loss, requires that physical activity become a part of your lifestyle. Participating in active social events, parking further away, vacuuming, gardening, or taking the dog for regular walks are all excellent ways to burn calories and remain fit long-term.
Myth #3: Eating foods labeled low-fat or fat-free will result in weight loss.
These labels are great for marketing to those who are trying to drop a few pounds, but they can often be misleading. To compensate for the lowered fat content, such foods often contain added sugar, salt and other fillers that aren’t good for you. The flavorful ingredients added to compensate for the reduction in fat may also be densely packed with calories. Always read labels for accurate information on calories and other nutritional content per serving.
Myth #4: A consistent exercise program guarantees a slim body.
Maintaining a healthy weight while engaging in excessive consumption of the wrong foods is impossible to counteract through exercise alone. A healthy balance between reduced caloric intake and exercise is a proven way to effectively attain weight loss success!
Myth #5: Upward weight fluctuations of a few pounds must mean I’m doing something wrong!
It is a natural human inclination to want consistent and quick results when losing weight. That said, progress is not always linear. There are likely to be fluctuations in weight due to water retention and digestive patterns. For this reason, it’s best to weigh yourself only once a week and to focus on the final destination versus the small peaks and valleys along the way.
If you’ve been feeling frustrated or stuck in your quest for weight loss, the caring professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers can help. Call today and let the guidance and expertise of our professionally trained and caring team help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Carrying those extra pounds can pose serious health risks. Everyone knows that. But did you know that being overweight increases your risk for serious, life-threatening diseases. Losing weight can not only prevent these diseases but also reverse the symptoms of some of these. Here are the biggest reasons why getting rid of the extra weight makes sense.
DECREASE CANCER RISK
Body fat and hormonal imbalance are closely related. University of Minnesota researchers have found that leptin, a hormone associated with weight gain, enhanced the proliferation of both normal and cancerous breast cells. Losing weight can drastically reduce the risk of developing cancer. Weight loss using weight loss programs in Chandler, AZ, such as the one at Medifast, helps you achieve better overall health.
KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY
Overweight people are more likely to have diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. Losing weight before the illnesses attack you can help to keep these diseases away. Losing weight is not necessarily a big challenge. One of the leading weight loss programs in Chandler, AZ, Medifast helps you lose weight easily with a clinically proven method.
KEEP DEPRESSION AT BAY
Obesity and depression have been found to be correlated. The stigma of being overweight and reduced physical activity could contribute to depression. Losing weight helps to keep your spirits high and stay away from mood disorders.
To start losing weight today, call Medifast weight loss programs in Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale and Gilbert AZ, at 602-996-9669.
How many times have you said, “I’ll start my diet next week”? Famous last words, right? Well, at the risk of sounding cliché, I will tell you there’s no time like the present and here’s why.
If you’ve been in weight loss contemplation mode, try contemplating all of the reasons why it makes sense to not put it off for another day!
Call Medifast Weight Loss Centers today at (602) 996-9669 and you’ll get the support and expertise of our professionally trained and caring team to help jump start your weight loss goals.
At Medifast Centers AZ, we know that going out to a ballgame is a summer must. We also know that along with the ballgame comes concession stand food, and sometimes stressful eating choices. In order to help you stay on track, we created this convenient map that guides you to the healthy food options within the ballpark so you can focus on the game!
These different locations include a bunch of healthy eating options including fresh salads, lettuce burgers, mixed vegetables, grilled chicken tacos, and bowls and wraps. These locations are sure to keep you on track for your goal, while also being able to enjoy your time cheering on your favorite team.
Follow the map keys below to find your favorite healthy food options at the next Diamondbacks game. Just move your cursor over the map to start exploring!
Innately, people are programmed to want quick results with minimal effort. We want to win the lottery, experience love at first sight, and have the body of our dreams overnight! It is exactly this psychological phenomenon that causes people to fall victim to weight loss fads that promise instant results with little to no effort.
Preying upon those desperately hoping to acquire their ideal physique in no time flat, a new device called AspireAssist has been created and recently FDA approved. The device consists of a tube which is surgically implanted into the patient’s stomach through an incision in the abdomen. The tube connects to a port valve, which lies outside the belly. Three times a day, about 30 minutes after eating, the person attaches external tubing to the valve and spends about 10 minutes emptying the contents of his stomach into the toilet.
Being analogous to the serious and potentially life-threatening eating disorder, bulimia, there are a multitude of other potential side effects. Industry and medical experts have weighed in on their concerns.
The bottom line is that to achieve long-term, healthy weight control, there is no quick fix. Lifestyle changes including dietary choices, portion control, exercise, and our overall relationship with food must be made. You don’t have to do this alone though.
The experienced and caring professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers can help support and guide you toward your weight loss goal! Call today and let us help you.
Rapid weight loss is a dream for thousands struggling with weight loss. No diets or exercise seem to work. That is because most of the diets and weight loss plans are not created or carried out under supervision of specialists. The highly effective rapid weight loss plan from Medifast in Arizona is a clinically proven and safe method developed by a physician and recommended by doctors. Here are the top reasons people choose rapid weight loss plans from Medifast.
Rapid weight loss, as the name says, is rapid. Typical results on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan are 2-5 pounds per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter.
Medifast’s rapid weight loss plans ensure that while you lose weight, your body gets balanced nutrition. Medifast Meals are formulated with low-fat protein and fiber, and fortified with vitamins and nutrients, so you lose pounds and inches without sacrificing essential nutrition.
Medifast rapid weight loss meals and products are formulated with a high Fullness Index especially for you so you don’t feel hungry. You lose weight quickly while learning how to eat a healthier diet.
The rapid weight loss plan was formulated by a doctor in 1980 and has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors ever since. Each Medifast center in Arizona has a team of Certified Weight Loss Specialists and nutritionists, to help you lose weight, look great and improve your health.
To know more about rapid weight loss in Arizona, call us at 602-996-9669 NOW.
Arizona Medifast owner Ilyne Fleischman will appear on Channel 12 this weekend discussing healthy barbecuing for Father’s Day. Please tune in Saturday morning at 7:30AM on Channel 12!
Here are 2 recipes for Father’s Day to consider – they are delicious, healthy and compatible with your Medifast program!
Squeeze ALL the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 1/2 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center.
To cook indoors: Heat a large nonstick skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook on one side until browned, then flip. Flip over a few times to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through.
If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.
*Use gluten-free crumbs for gluten-free diets.
1. Preheat oven to 400° F
2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and rosemary together in a large mixing bowl
3. Add yellow squash and zucchini, and gently mix to coat
4. On a large, lightly-greased baking sheet, arrange the yellow squash and zucchini slices in a single layer
5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until crisp
According to Gallop and other online surveys, summer is the vacation season of choice for over 50% of Americans. However, if you’re committed to pursuing a specific weight loss or fitness goal, the idea of vacation can trigger an emotional conflict.
You may be thinking, “As much as I want to spend this time away, I dread the thought of returning heavier than when I left and I’m not talking about my luggage!” Ok, take a deep breath and relax. Vacation does not have to lead to falling off your proverbial weight loss wagon. There is a way to enjoy your well-deserved time off without sacrificing your fitness goals.
Take advantage of airport travel time. Rather than taking the moving sidewalk or escalator, opt for good, old fashioned walking or stair climbing. If you have a wait time before your flight, get up and walk around. Airports usually have long stretches of space perfect for walking so take a walk and get your body in calorie burning mode before your flight.
Plan active outings. Activity increases endorphins so if you remain active on your vacation, not only will you burn calories, but you will likely have more fun! Here are some ideas:
Take control of your menu. Book a venue with an in room mini kitchen. This way you can buy and prepare food that you know is healthy and not loaded with hidden fat and calories. Alternately, research restaurants with healthy options and/or the flexibility to prepare simple, whole foods upon your request.
Have an accountability plan. Setting a goal to maintain or lose weight during vacation is a nice place to start, but in isolation won’t usually produce the desired result. It is when we share our goals and hold ourselves accountable to others that success rates soar! Before you go on your vacation, devise a plan to connect with a specific person to whom you will be accountable daily.
With a little pre-planning, summer vacation doesn’t have to disrupt your weight loss goals. You may find that you enjoy it even more because you won’t have the guilt of coming back with any extra baggage around your waistline!
The caring and knowledgeable professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers can devise a sensible weight loss plan for your summer vacation. There are weight loss clinics in Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert and Chandler AZ. Pick up the phone today so we can help you start working toward your weight loss goals!
The hit reality TV show, The Biggest Loser, has publicly showcased dramatic weight loss results of many contestants over its seventeen season run. The idea of losing fifteen plus pounds in just a week can be a serious enticement to those who dream of reaching their ideal weight practically overnight. That said, these dreamers should be cautioned that these types of results are a textbook case of “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.
A study published in May of 2016 in the journal Obesity followed former season eight contestants from The Biggest Loser for six years after the show’s finale. The outcome of the study was highly discouraging, finding that all but one of the contestants gained back a significant amount of weight.
So, while it may be disappointing to realize that weight loss is not meant to be a quick fix, not all hope is lost. By learning at what not to do, we can surmise the elements that do result in successful long-term weight loss.
The Medifast program and products have been clinically proven by Johns Hopkins and recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. The knowledgeable and supportive professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers can customize a plan that will make your weight loss journey a safe and effective one.
Just as important, the Medifast team will continue to educate and support you in the maintenance of your ideal weight. Call us now at (602) 996-9669 so we can help you elevate your health and overall well-being to new heights!