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Stop Relying on Willpower to Lose Weight

We all face difficult diet scenarios every day. All it takes is a trip to the office break room to put your entire day’s success in jeopardy! The best way to successfully manage your calories is to have strategies that you can tap into when you are in a to

Jun 1st, 2020
Change is Hard – So Let’s Make it Easier!

Have you ever thought, “I know what I need to do, I just have to do it!”? Moving from the “knowing” to the “doing” is such a common barrier for all of us because, let’s face it, change is hard.

May 1st, 2020
Now Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

We are pleased to announce that Atlanta Endocrine Associates is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing. We are offering this service to all current patients and their families.

Apr 28th, 2020
Fatty Liver Disease: The Hidden Epidemic

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.

Feb 29th, 2020
Your Insider’s Guide to HMR Lingo

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.

Feb 15th, 2020
Belviq Withdrawn from the US Market Due to Potential Cancer Risk

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

Feb 14th, 2020
February is National Heart Health Month

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.

Feb 1st, 2020
Resolving to Change? You May Have to Begin Again…and Again

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.

Jan 7th, 2020
HMR Ranked #1 for Fast Weight Loss for Fifth Consecutive Year

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.

Jan 7th, 2020
4 Tips for Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

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!

Jan 7th, 2020
January is Healthy Resolutions Month

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.

Jan 1st, 2020
Do you have a fatty liver?

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.

Aug 6th, 2019
Why Meal Replacements Work

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”.

Aug 1st, 2019
The 5 Key Components of Setting SMART Goals

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.

Jul 14th, 2019
How to Make Healthy Eating Easier

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.

Jun 3rd, 2019
If It's Not My Thyroid Then What Is It?

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?

Jun 1st, 2019
How to Stay Motivated through the Tough Times

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

May 1st, 2019
New Meds on the Block

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).

Apr 18th, 2019
About the HMR Program for Weight Management™

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.

Apr 10th, 2019
Is Your Allergy Medication Making You Gain Weight?

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.

Mar 19th, 2019
7 Ways to Get Physical Activity

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

Mar 18th, 2019
# 1 Again!

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.)

Jan 2nd, 2019
How to Outsmart Food Triggers and Traps

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.

Jan 1st, 2019
HMR® at Home

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.

Dec 27th, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Eating Helps People Lose Weight

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.

Dec 20th, 2018
Yo-Yo Dieting Linked to Increased Risk for Early Death

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.

Dec 9th, 2018
A Diet Plan to Lose Weight Fast

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.

Jun 27th, 2018
Very Low-Calorie Diets Can Reverse Diabetes

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

May 27th, 2018
Which HMR diet program is right for you?

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

May 12th, 2018
Top Five Reasons Most Diets Fail

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.

Apr 17th, 2018
Sweet Tooth Gene Linked to Lower Body Fat

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.

Apr 13th, 2018
Medical Treatment for Food Addiction

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.

Apr 6th, 2018