Stress and Lower Socioeconomics in Childhood Play a Role in Obesity Later

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA, is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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Stress & Low Socioeconomics:

Everyone knows stress is bad and can cause many medical problems, such as increased blood pressure, headaches, heart disease, and weight gain. But did you know this can start early and why some people eat to help combat stress?

      • Studies have shown that adults who grew up in a low socio-economic environment may be more likely to desire food even when they are not hungry. A study at the University of Alberta suggests stressful childhood environments are a precursor for obesity later in life—and that advertising junk food is at the root of the obesity epidemic because it can be a trigger to so many people.

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Diet Trends and the Lifestyle Changes That Actually Work

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

“The optimal weight loss program is one the person will enjoy and stick with.” —Dr. Mimi Secor

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Diets and Lifestyle Changes That Work:

Diet Trends

Intermittent fasting has gained attention in the last year or so. We still hear about the Keto diet (I buy some cereal that touts its keto-friendliness). And we’ve seen some references to a carnivore diet.

There are a plethora of diet plans that are effective for short-term weight loss. Unfortunately, when people reach their goal and stop the program, most regain the weight they’ve lost and then some. 

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How Lifestyle Can Help Manage Depression

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

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on the Lifestyle Effects on Depression:

Watchful Waiting Doesn’t Work: New Obesity Treatment Guidelines for Children & Teens

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA, is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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How Emotions Play a Role in :

    • New! Updated obesity treatment guidelines for children and teens include behavioral therapy, lifestyle changes (for the whole family), medications, and surgery (for some) young people.
        • The American Academy of Pediatrics says more than 14.4 million children and teens live with obesity. Children who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for asthma, sleep apnea, bone & joint problems, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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6 Strategies to End Yo-Yo Dieting in 2023

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

The new year is here, a time when people start their diets again, with the endless aim to lose—and try to keep off—those extra pounds. Such blind positivism! We all know that diets don’t work are not the solution for any positive, long-term results. Read on for some practical tips from a prominent nurse practitioner who is a health and fitness advocate.

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Strategies to Losing Weight:

    • First: Stop dieting! This is about a healthy nutritional plan.  You shouldn’t feel deprived. Doing so will only be a temporary fix that will ultimately fail in the long run.

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4 Healthy Habits for Staying Healthy in Our Golden Years

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

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Staying Motivated With Our Fitness Goals:

Many assume that older people can’t get healthy and fit and stay healthy and fit. This is a myth. I started my current health/fitness journey when I was 59 and now, I am 68 years young. I lost 30 pounds and 12 inches from my waist (during my doctoral program) and have maintained this nine years later. I started weightlifting, doing consistent cardio exercise, stretching, eating healthy, getting adequate sleep, and reducing my stress. And guess what? I now feel better than ever. I feel better than when I was in my 30s and 40s. 

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Obesity in Kids Is an Epidemic Problem. Here are 6 Healthy Eating Tips for Parents

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weight Loss. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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Obesity & Kids:

    • During the pandemic, the national rate of obesity among kids ages 2 to 19 increased to 22.4% in 2020, up from 19.3% in 2019.
    • In the U.S., childhood obesity alone is estimated to cost $14 billion annually in direct health expenses.
    • Caused by eating more processed foods and less physical activity as well as socioeconomic differences.
    • Bariatric surgery is becoming more prevalent and a standard in the pediatric population.
    • Better nutrition and increased physical activity with parental support remain a must.
    • https://stateofchildhoodobesity.org/data/cdc.gov

Everyone Seems to Be Doing It, but Why You Shouldn’t Track Calories

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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Tracking Our Calories:

It seems everyone is tracking their calories these days. And there are so many popular apps out there to help you do it, too. But does this work? Is it healthy to do so? Can it be effective over the long haul?

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Fitness Goals Older Adults Can Achieve

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

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Fitness for Senior Citizens
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Generally, resolutions for older adults should target becoming healthier—focusing less on dramatic weight loss and more on making healthy choices and developing healthy habits. Here are some recommendations:

      • Make healthier food choices. Minimize alcohol and excessive “junk” carbs. Focus on lean protein, veggies, fruit and whole grains/legumes, and small amounts of healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts.

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Weight & Covid: What We Need to Do Now

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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COVID and Weight Gain:

1) Covid showed us our health weaknesses.
Will we address them post-COVID? Probably not.
      • The US takes up 4% of the global healthcare expenditure but compromised 25% of the total covid deaths, revealing just how sick many Americans are.
      • The lack of access for patients during covid showed the flaws in the fee-for-service healthcare system.
      • The pandemic also revealed the health disparities among certain groups in our country and that socioeconomic factors play a role in health status.
      • We need to consider public health care for better treatment of chronic diseases.
      • We need to improve access to health care with ongoing telemedicine.

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