We hope you and your family are doing well and finding ways to stay healthy during this time. We’d like to share some of our recent posts with you, in case you missed them!
First off, we have updated our procedures for office visits in the last week. You can see the details here.
Working Out With A Resistance Band
As you may have heard, Governor Greg Abbott has approved a plan to reopen some Texas businesses on May 1st. Reopening comes with some restrictions, mainly to do with maximum occupancies and only include business like restaurants, movie theaters, and malls. Gyms are not included in this plan, so if you have developed a workout regimen at home, you’ll have to continue with that until further notice. Luckily, the internet is full of workout options, from Youtube videos to local studios offering ways to stream classes.
MYTH 7: Some Foods Simply Must Be Forbidden
While it might strike you as odd, the notion that a person is going to successfully and permanently avoid a particular food – especially a highly palatable, physiological and psychologically rewarding one – is ridiculous. Inevitably, regardless of a person’s dietary or weight management desires, a situation will arise where even if it’s forbidden, he or she will choose to eat the “dangerous food.” Whether it’s a consequence of emotion, fatigue, stress, celebration, injury, or vacation, everyone knows that eventually, their forbidden foods are (at least temporarily) not always going to be forbidden.
Read more about this common myth here.
Why What We Eat Matters
As scientists struggle to understand the overall magnitude of the virus and how to best address it, there are certain established truths that we can no longer afford to take for granted when it comes to protecting our health in the future. One key truth: the quality of our food is essential to the quality of our health. The food choices we make every day have a profound long-term impact on virtually every aspect of our well-being. And, as medical professionals track the pandemic, it is becoming increasingly clear just how much that matters in times like these.
Read on to learn about how obesity and diabetes can affect your health during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Why Eating And Shopping Locally Matters
From Nutrition Consultant Niki Claybrook: There’s been an explosion of Farmers Markets in towns all over the country. It seems every size town now has seen the benefits of having one in their town center, and it stems from the demand of knowing where our food comes from. The small-time farmer is slowly disappearing, giving way to bigger corporate-owned farms. Now, farmers markets are a way to help boost local farmers. When I say eat local, I’m saying eat fruits and veggies that are grown no more than 150 miles from your location.
Tips for shopping for fresh foods that are sourced locally here.
We believe in making healthy, lifelong changes to your daily eating and exercise patterns. Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness’s programs are different from other weight loss programs in that they are specifically constructed by bariatric specialists to meet each patient’s individual needs based on their body chemistry, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. Our individualized programs focus on providing positive alternatives to unhealthy habits and targeting foods which provide your body with the specific nutrients it needs for optimal energy and fat metabolism. Practical exercise and hydration are also implemented into our overall program.
We encourage you to become a part of our successful weight loss program. We offer 50 years of safety, experience, knowledge and expertise found nowhere else!
Contact us with any questions about Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness Center and how we can help you in your journey to better health.
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