Month: December 2015

Lose nearly 50 pounds FAST: Doctor’s TOP 20 weight loss tips

Lose nearly 50 pounds FAST: Doctor’s TOP 20 weight loss tips

In this video I show how Dr. Rick lost 47 pounds in just 5 months, while getting stronger and enjoying big, delicious meals every day. 20 of our top tips are included.


Holiday Overeating Fix

Holiday Overeating Fix

Q: What if I overeat during the holidays? What should I do?

A: Don’t worry. Enjoy it and move on. The extra calories were good for you. Your leptin levels are up, and your metabolism is ready to burn fat  faster.

If, accidentally, you eat 5,000 calories in one day, you probably won’t gain a full pound of fat.

Forget the guilt! Tell yourself that you deserved it. The worst thing you can do is to fall into a shame cycle. This is why many people start extreme diets and exercise binges after the holidays.

I know, because I’ve made the same mistake many times. I’ve tried the crash diets and the cardio binges.  You may see short term improvement, but then you hit a plateau, and the weight gain comes crashing back with a vengeance.

Weight loss is like a marathon, not like a sprint. Slow, smart, incremental changes in diet and exercise win in the long run. Listen to your brain, rather than your emotions.

Please post your questions below, and share this with a loved one who struggles with food guilt.

Cyrus Peikari, M.D.

I Ate Her Bagels!

I Ate Her Bagels!

by Cyrus Peikari, M.D.

Have you reached a plateau in your weight loss? It may be time to add calories!

Yes, it’s counter-intuitive: why would adding calories help you lose weight?

Most new patients I see are eating too little. They have been dieting for too long, which puts chronic stress on the body. And chronic stress makes your adrenal glands produce cortisol. (I talk about cortisol in my several of my other posts and videos). Once cortisol stays elevated, it seems that you gain weight even while barely eating.

I had the same problem. I was at a fat loss plateau for months. Luckily, one day Ramona brought home bagels and a brick of cream cheese. In the spirit of scientific research, I ate all of it myself. That’s right, each night for a week, right before bed, I added bagels and cream cheese…on top of all the other great food I was eating during the day.

I know that sounds harsh, to eat all that extra food; but I’m doing this for you guys. I’m willing to take the bullet for you!

The included picture shows the result after one week of adding extra bagels and cream cheese, right before bed every night.


As you can see, I lost half an inch on my waist, and gained lean mass on my chest, arms and shoulders: all without any extra workouts.

That’s right, temporarily adding more calories reduced my cortisol and turned me into a fat burning, muscle gaining machine. Welcome to Heaven!

It worked for me, and it can work for you. But check with your doctor first.