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10 Holiday Party Hacks to Avoid the Dreaded Bulge
Holidays & Travel  

10 Holiday Party Hacks to Avoid the Dreaded “Bulge”

Just because Santa is content with his cookies-and-milk induced holiday waistline doesn’t mean that you have to be, too. 1. Never arrive hungry Come hungry to a dinner party and you’re almost guaranteed to end up eating something made without regard to your waistline. 2. Wear form-fitting clothes You’ll be more incentivized to make healthy … Continue reading 10 Holiday Party Hacks to Avoid the Dreaded “Bulge”

The Real Horror of Halloween – Sugar
Holidays & Travel  

Dr. Kim: The Real Horror of Halloween – Sugar!

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss® Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist “Every year, starting with Halloween, I witness many of you step on the scale in frustration as it inches up 2-3 lbs, all because you fell prey to a plastic orange pumpkin filled with candy. Halloween marks the beginning of … Continue reading Dr. Kim: The Real Horror of Halloween – Sugar!

 

The Whole Family can Practice Good Health
Motivation & Inspiration  

The Whole Family can Practice Good Health

Family game nights, banishment of the television set, limited electronic access, and intense scheduling are all things people think they need to do to build and nurture a close-knit family structure, but what if I told you that these things were not the case? What if I told you that the family dynamic you want … Continue reading The Whole Family can Practice Good Health

Self-Talk Yourself to Success
Motivation & Inspiration  

Dr. Kim: Self-Talk Yourself to Success!

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss® Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist 3 Steps to Stop Self-Sabotage This is a simple and extremely effective process to help you stop self-sabotage. 1. Identify the self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors In order to create change, you will first need to become aware of what it … Continue reading Dr. Kim: Self-Talk Yourself to Success!

 

Get Addicted to Healthy Habits
Healthy & Happy  

Dr. Kim: Get Addicted to Healthy Habits

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss®’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist “It’s just as easy to get addicted to a good habit as it is a bad one. Your future self will thank you.”- Dr. Suzanne Bentz D.O., Owner & Medical Director of Red Mountain Weight Loss®   Are you tired … Continue reading Dr. Kim: Get Addicted to Healthy Habits

Healthy Vacation
Holidays & Travel  

Next Stop: Healthy Vacation (Top Tips to Prevent Weight Gain while Traveling)

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss®’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist Does this sound familiar? With summer quickly approaching, you likely have a vacation scheduled in the near future. So, you go on a diet and spend more time exercising in order to look and feel your best on your summer … Continue reading Next Stop: Healthy Vacation (Top Tips to Prevent Weight Gain while Traveling)

 

Be Mindful, Not Mindless
Motivation & Inspiration  

Be Mindful, Not Mindless

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss®’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist What is “mindfulness”? Have you ever heard the expressions “be in the moment” or “be in the here and now”? These are different ways of saying, “be mindful of the present moment.” According to the Center for Mindful Eating (www.tcme.org/principles.htm), … Continue reading Be Mindful, Not Mindless

HELPFUL EXERCISE FOR RELAXATION
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Helpful Exercise for Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise (Adapted from The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne) Progressive muscle relaxation is an exercise that relaxes your mind and body by progressively tensing and relaxation muscle groups throughout your entire body. You will tense each muscle group vigorously, but without straining, and then suddenly release the tension and … Continue reading Helpful Exercise for Relaxation

 

If you are like most people, when stress and chaos ("a storm") increases in your daily life, you probably rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage it (i.e., you may go to a store (or online) to buy things to make yourself feel better; you ignore the problem and hope it goes away; you smoke or drink alcohol or caffeine, or you overeat, etc). But the truth is, these strategies are not effective or healthy in the long term, nor are they in line with your weight loss goals. Therefore, you need to practice stress management techniques that support your new healthy lifestyle. So, the next time you are "in a storm", try these relaxation exercises instead of turning to your old unhealthy coping strategies. The 5-5-5-5-5 Exercise (Adapted from 50 more ways to soothe yourself without food, by Susan Albers, PsyD.) Grab a piece of paper and write down: 5 people: List 5 people you can call when you feel stressed, overwhelmed, upset, or need to vent. 5 ways you like to relax: List 5 ways you can de-stress (i.e., take a hot shower or bath, put your feet up, take a few deep breaths, etc.) 5 places you can go to calm down (i.e., your bedroom, a quiet space where you cannot be bothered, outdoors, etc). 5 things you can say to yourself (i.e., I can do this, this too shall pass, etc). 5 activities to distract yourself (i.e., start a puzzle, color, watch a movie, etc.) Hang this list in an easy to see location and look at it when you need to self-soothe or relax. Then, do the activity for at least 5 minutes. *Individual results may vary. Seek medical advice before starting any service including a weight loss program or med spa treatment. Contact us to make sure this is the right solution for you.
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Practice Healthy Stress Management

If you are like most people, when stress and chaos (“a storm”) increases in your daily life, you probably rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage it (i.e., you may go to a store (or online) to buy things to make yourself feel better; you ignore the problem and hope it goes away; you smoke … Continue reading Practice Healthy Stress Management

Breakfast (Protein Pancakes)
Recipes & Kitchen  

Breakfast (Protein Pancakes)

Ingredients: 1 HealthWise Vanilla Drink* (powder) 1 organic egg white (medium-large) Pinch of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of water (if desired) Walden Farms Pancake Syrup Directions: Mix the ingredients in a bowl using a spoon or a mini whisk. Place pan on the stove on medium heat and then place the batter in the pan. Let … Continue reading Breakfast (Protein Pancakes)

 

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