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Losing weight with chocolate chip cookies!

by Cyrus Peikari, M.D.

In this video I share three of the top diet strategies I use to help patients lose weight, and keep it off long term, while still being able to enjoy the foods that you love… such as chocolate chip cookies!

 

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.