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WEIGHT LOSS & METABOLISM

The reality show “Biggest Loser” followed up with 14 contestants who had lost a large amount of weight (128 pounds in 30 weeks) six years after the reality show ended.These contestants averaged five pounds of fat loss a week...

Dec 19th, 2018
DR. GARTNER’S TRADER JOE’S MEAL & SNACK HACKS

Trader Joe’s has become a mecca for shoppers who have kicked the traditional grocery store chains to the curb in search for a healthier option. The retailer, who is expanding rapidly, places a high priority on offering nutrient-rich foods and snacks.

Dec 15th, 2018
DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS: UP AT NIGHT, UP IN WEIGHT?

It has long been known that shift workers have higher rates of obesity and diabetes.  Reproachers recently asked why this is.  It turns out that lack of sleep alone increases a person’s weight.

Dec 14th, 2018
HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES

Delicious food is a natural part of holiday festivities. When you make the choice to live a healthy lifestyle, holiday parties can be full of temptation to overindulge in all the wrong things.

Dec 8th, 2018
10 QUICK HIIT EXERCISES

High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is short duration and high-intensity exercises that help target muscle groups while burning off excess fat.  For the most efficient training, it is best to do exercises back to back with only a short rest.

Dec 6th, 2018
HOW TO PROPERLY SET WEIGHT LOSS GOALS

Losing weight can seem like a challenge – because it is. Changing habits is never easy; weight loss requires constant attention to prevent mindless eating, manage cravings and ensure that you don’t get off track.

Dec 4th, 2018
5 STRESS REDUCING TIPS FOR 2018

Stress does more than make your head spin. It has very real effects on your health. Stress runs down your immune system, making you vulnerable to illness and not feeling well. It zaps your energy and drives you to make poor food choices.

Dec 4th, 2018
ARE YOUR HORMONES KEEPING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT?

Your hormones, especially insulin, plays a large role in your ability to lose weight. When they’re out of balance, all the extra willpower, deprivation, and exercise can’t help you drop pounds.

Dec 3rd, 2018
HOW COOLSCULPTING CAN HELP FINISH OFF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

You’ve done the work, reached your goal weight,.and are eager to enjoy the many benefits of your new and improved healthier body. But, if pesky fight deposits – around the abdomen, thighs, buttocks or elsewhere – remain, there’s a simple solution.

Nov 23rd, 2018
8 BIG, FAT, WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS

Weight loss and weight maintenance tips fill our media, advertisements and social settings.  Everyone has an opinion on the latest weight loss trends and miracle cure.  Unfortunately, there is little scientific data to back up many of these claims.

Nov 5th, 2018
FOODS TO IMPROVE FACIAL FEATURES

At 360 Medical Weight Specialists in Walnut Creek, we offer a full array of facial contouring treatments that can help you enhance your facial features to achieve the desired look you want.

Nov 1st, 2018
PREVENT HAIR LOSS WHILE LOSING WEIGHT

Congratulations on your decision to lose weight! You’re about to make some significant changes in your life that will benefit you in untold ways, and almost all of them for the better.

Oct 25th, 2018
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT IMPACT WEIGHT GAIN?

We all want to feel comfortable but most importantly, to live a long healthy life. However, carrying around too much weight really does feel uncomfortable. It reduces your confidence and can also hurt your health.

Oct 18th, 2018
HOW TO AVOID HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

Each fall and winter holiday season brings with it the usual flood of recipes, specialty food products, and parties overflowing with food and drink. Along with all that food comes holiday weight gain, or at least the threat of it.

Oct 15th, 2018
WHY CRASH DIETING IS BAD

Whether you’re trying to stick to your New Years’ resolution, look fabulous at a class reunion or turn heads at the beach, there’s always a new, popular fad diet promising to deliver quick results for your weight loss goals.  

Oct 5th, 2018
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WEIGHT LOSS?

Close to 200 million people in the United States are overweight or obese. Being overweight can impact how you feel about yourself. Many people feel less confident, and more self-conscious when they are carrying extra weight.

Sep 25th, 2018
NO MORE EXCUSES: WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGES YOU CAN OVERCOME

Weight loss does take work, no question about it. But it’s work that’s worth it in the long run. You’ll feel healthier, improve your self-esteem, be able to do activities you never thought possible, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Sep 20th, 2018
HOW SPICY FOODS INCREASE METABOLISM

There are multiple ways to boost your metabolism. After all, a faster metabolism equals more calories burned. The more you burn, the easier it is to drop the weight. But did you know that eating spicy foods could actually help increase your metabolism?

Sep 1st, 2018
BUILDING MUSCLE STRENGTH FOR WOMEN

Many women are concerned that if they start a strength-building exercise regimen they will “bulk up.” Quite the contrary, many women, especially after the age of 35, actually find it difficult to maintain muscle, let alone gain muscle.

Aug 14th, 2018
FOUR REASONS TO CONSIDER SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS

If you’re a Walnut Creek-area resident considering vShape Ultra, it’s likely because you’ve heard good things about skin tightening treatments. But you might be on the fence about such treatment.

Jul 26th, 2018
HOW CAN YOU ACHIEVE LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS?

Weight loss continues to be a fraught issue. With so many diet plans promising magic results, it can be hard to understand which will give you the best results and do so in a healthy manner that allows you to keep the weight off.

Jul 20th, 2018
CAN YOU GET RID OF CELLULITE?

At 360 Medical Weight Specialists, we help a lot of patients with a range of aesthetic issues. One of the most common complaints we hear from our Walnut Creek-area patients is associated with cellulite.

Jul 20th, 2018
KEEPING YOUR SKIN SAFE AND HEALTHY

Your skin plays an extremely important role in your life. It protects you from the elements, it helps regulate your body temperature, and it plays a crucial role in preventing dehydration, among many other things.

May 9th, 2018