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Today about half of all American adults have one or more chronic diseases, often related to poor diet.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD (pronounced na-ful-dee) is one of the most widespread and yet frequently underdiagnosed diseases in the United States and worldwide. Fatty liver disease is the number one cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S.
You may have noticed that we use a lot of abbreviations and expressions here at HMR. These language "shortcuts" help to quickly explain some important program concepts so you can easily internalize them.
On February 13, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market because a safety clinical trial shows an increased occurrence
Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages.
There will always, always be obstacles and set-backs. Change is hard! But a set-back is not the end - unless you say it is. And a necessary element for achieving your goals, no matter how big or small, is continuing to work toward them amidst setbacks.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the HMR program offered at Atlanta Endocrine Associates the #1 Best Fast-Weight Loss Diet for 2020. It’s the fifth consecutive year that HMR’s intensive, yet simple program has held the first-place position.
The New Year often starts with resolutions – we resolve to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, or sleep more – but, change is hard. Where do you even begin? We’ve got you covered!
Some people's challenges are more daunting than others, and it can be disappointing when we abandon our resolutions after only a few weeks. No matter what you have resolved to do this year, it is always best to approach it with a plan.
Staying in the box means being fully compliant with the HMR program. And when this is done, you can expect to have consistent weight loss week after week.
The totality of the evidence does not support the myth that gradual weight loss improves long-term outcomes.
Fatty liver disease is the most common type of chronic liver disease and the number 2 cause for needing a liver transplant. It’s caused by a buildup of fat in the liver and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.
According to the Journal of American Dietetic Association, “meal replacements were given the highest rating for weight loss and weight maintenance for people who have difficulty with self-selection and/or portion control”.
When you set out to make any sort of change, no matter what it may be, setting a goal to work towards, or many small goals to break up the long road ahead, gives you a way to measure success.
Wouldn’t it be great if the day you started a diet, you stopped craving any other foods? The reality, however, is that we all have food temptations that ride right alongside our best intentions for weight loss.
Fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, poor concentration, memory issues, sweating, heart palpitations – your internet search says these are all symptoms of thyroid disease…but what happens when thyroid blood tests are actually normal?
Sometimes, you’re on a roll with your diet and exercise/weight loss, but other times… not so much. How do you stay motivated at times like that? How do you stay committed? How do you maintain a sense of control when you don’t see the weight loss you were h
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists are among the latest classes of diabetes medications to receive approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For the past four years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the program created by HMR and offered by Atlanta Endocrine as a No.1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet. Losing weight quickly is motivating and can help you stick to the diet longer.
When histamine receptors are blocked by an antihistamine medication, the brain doesn’t receive the “I’m full” signal like it normally would. The body also can’t burn calories effectively when the histamine receptor is blocked, lowering metabolism.
Physical activity, also known as “exercise” is something that’s easy to miss if any roadblock comes in the way. Everyone knows the health benefits of regular physical activity but making it a daily habit can be a challenge. Find different types of physical
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the HMR program offered at Atlanta Endocrine Associates the #1 Best Fast-Weight Loss Diet for 2019. (41 different diet plans were evaluated.)
When it comes to eating right, knowledge is definitely power. And prevention is key. With solid planning and a weight loss program that keeps you prepared, it’ll be easier not to fall for food traps or succumb to triggers.
A new study known as the OPTIWIN study found that a decision-free weight loss meal replacement program was an effective intervention providing the current standard-of-care behavior and lifestyle treatment for obesity.
HMR at Home® is an intensive weight loss program for people who are unable to attend the in-clinic HMR program and need a more flexible option. You can lose weight rapidly and build healthier routines that last with this home version of the HMR program.
Obesity is a disease, not a lifestyle choice. Overeating is caused by out of control hunger hormones. Weight-gain and obesity can result from hormonal imbalance leading to chronic and maladaptive eating-related behaviors.
Losing weight and then figuring out how to keep it off for permanent weight loss is really challenging. Our staff is here to support and coach people to lose a lot of weight and learn new, healthier skills for the long term.
Successful weight loss is permanent weight loss. It can be so frustrating when you work hard to lose weight only to see it creep back on over time. Long term weight loss can be difficult, requiring the help of a specialist.
In this book, I show you how hormones affect your cravings and satiety cues, making you feel hungry when you don’t need to eat or leading you to eat the wrong foods.
Iodine is good for the thyroid, but more is not better. In fact, if you flood the thyroid with iodine, it will stop functioning.
People who take Saxenda lost on average lose 10-15% of their body weight in about 6 months. And continuing the medication prevents weight regain which can occur if the medication is stopped.
Health Management Resources (HMR) made the top of the list of best diet plans because you can lose up to 66 pounds in 26 weeks on the Decision-Free plan. You can also lose 37 pounds with the Healthy Solutions option.
A new study by the Hudson Institute has evaluated the links between obesity and consumer marketing.
There’s no magic pill that will help you lose weight, but there are several anti-obesity medications that can give you the extra boost you need to lose weight and keep it off. Here’s a look at how they work.
I recently presented research at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in Boston, Massachusetts demonstrating the benefits of very low-calorie diets (VLCDs). VLCDs have made a resurgence in the past few years. Th
Obesity is a chronic disease that involves interactions among genetic, environmental and behavioral factors. Obesity is treated with medications just like other chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidemia.
At Atlanta Endocrine Associates and the HMR Weight Loss Program we are here to help you attain your weight loss goals. But we know that everyone is an individual and what works for one person, may not work for another. HMR has multiple diet options to suit
If weight loss was as simple as cutting back on high-calorie foods, more dieters would find success at keeping weight off. Most plans take an approach to dieting that fails to address issues vital to losing weight permanently.
The researchers found that people with a variation of the FGF21 gene have slightly less body fat than others. They also found that people with this genetic variation crave more sugary foods, have more carb cravings or have sugar addiction.
Diets that are successful for weight loss can emphasize a range of fat, protein, and carbohydrate compositions.
Research has shown that there are some treatments that don’t seem to provide any benefit beyond that of a placebo. But, my experience, the real world is infinitely different than in a clinical trial.
Food addiction can have different symptoms including binge eating, intense cravings, sugar cravings, eating for pleasure, stress eating and binge eating. There can be especially intense cravings for sugar, fat and salt.