It’s the new year; let’s refocus on eating healthy. For me, the combination of the holidays and our refrigerator being broken for three weeks really took a toll. With the fridge being fixed and now empty, it gave me the opportunity for a fresh start. As I sat down on my computer to procrastinate from making a grocery list, I was caught by the CNN headline “Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019.” Yes! A … Continue reading “Should you jump on the Mediterranean diet bandwagon?”

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fasting be back soon

Remember the days when your mom would not let you have an after-school snack because it would ruin your appetite for dinner? In the 1970s Americans only ate three meals a day and we were not an obese nation. Your body does not need to be in a constant fed state; you do not need six meals a day. The old wives’ tale that you need to eat breakfast has never been proven, and a … Continue reading “You Want Me to Do What?”

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07December

You Have to Eat

Weight loss has to be a lifestyle change. Diets don’t work! There is data in the medical literature showing that 98% of people who lose more than 20 pounds regain all the weight by the three-year mark.1 We don’t even need medical data to know that. How many times have you lost the same 10 pounds? Meals and food need to be thought out and planned in advance. If you show up to work not … Continue reading “You Have to Eat”

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Hi, I am Dr. Jaime Harper. A working mom of three young children and board-certified obesity medicine doctor who understands how hard it is to lose weight and maintain it as we age. I understand the pressures to be skinny and look a particular way (I am married to a plastic surgeon and taking over his blog!). I also know you must make the changes for yourself and no one else. You need to set … Continue reading “Who Am I and Why Am I Qualified to Give You Weight Loss Advice?”

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