I was in the Personal Trainers’ office at a local gym recently, and saw the following caption attached to some popular cartoon characters: “I’m fat because obesity runs in my family.” “No, you’re fat because no one runs in your…
I made this delicious and super healthy meal in 5 minutes. An amazing bariatric recipe, or high-protein, post-workout meal!
1 chicken breast (light soy sauce) on Foreman grill
Baby broccoli (2 minutes in microwave–covered)
Serve on bed of arugula and cherry tomatoes
Lemon juice and hot sauce to taste
Many of you have asked about the stomach balloon technology that has been all a-buzz in the media lately. I have recently begun collecting names of patients that are interested in these advanced devices. I perform the procedures under conscious sedation (no general anesthetic), through the mouth (no incisions, no scars). Using an endoscope, I insert a shaped balloon into the stomach, and inflate it to a certain amount that reduces hunger, and increases fullness.
The balloons are temporary, and must be removed 6 months after insertion, also with an endoscope, and also under sedation, without general anesthetic. Patients go home the same day in both cases, and have been shown to achieve as much as 40% excess weight loss in some studies…
“It’s a great tool for me, but you still have to work your butt off.” “I eat like a normal person now. I’ve learned better habits, but I still can’t eat a ton of food.” A patient several years out…
I just heard about this amazing workout in honor of Christopher Reeve, whose birthday was 9/25/52.
Proper warm-up (see previous blog entries)
As many reps as possible in 15 minutes.
Insane under 10 minute Tuna Recipe
1 Tuna steak (the fresher the better)
1 handful baby arugula
1 handful assorted mushrooms
Spray pan with non-stick, calorie-free cooking spray (I like the Trader Joe’s Coconut oil spray)
Sautee arugula and mushrooms until appropriately wilted…
Many of our patients travel extensively, either for work, or because they are super cool and have free time with disposable income. Our patients that are on the road for work struggle with healthy food choices, and figuring out what to do at business meetings or in foreign countries.
I just got back from my first official vacation in 3 years, and, while on that trip, I did an experiment to see if I could make healthy choices while away from home…
Yesterday, I developed one of the strangest workouts on Earth, and it’s derived directly from a drinking game my college roommate used to play (I never partook, of course). As always, do not attempt any workout routine without the express clearance…
Several patients have asked me for some newer workouts that can be done at home or at the gym. This one focuses on light weights, but in a more circuit-oriented fashion, that focuses on building endurance. As always, do not…
Many fitness gurus tout the virtues of leg exercises in generating Human Growth Hormone, or HGH. HGH, when naturally generated (don’t use the bogus supplements from the stores!), helps our bodies form lean muscle mass, and thereby shed fat. The squat, in particular, has been named as one of the best exercises to boost naturally-occuring HGH. As a result, today’s workout has a strong focus on the squat.
As always, please do not attempt any of these workouts without express clearance from your doctor (I don’t count!!)…