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Food addiction is real

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If you hear someone talking about food addiction, they are probably not referring to spinach or grilled chicken. Instead, it is the highly-processed, extra palatable foods many of us reach for. Food addiction is not just a sudden craving, it is a serious problem that if left unaddressed, can perpetuate prolonged issues with weight and nutrition. 

How do we become addicted?

Manage weight loss using an objective lens

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It can be hard to manage your weight and health without emotions getting in the way! It is a tough journey to navigate, isn’t it? There is value in remaining objective and making sure that health, not appearances or perceptions, is your priority. These tips can help you stay focused on what matters most.  

Why Measure Objectively?

Seeing beyond weight loss

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When we think about our weight, we tend to think in terms of pounds and physical appearance, but weight management is about a lot more than that. Your weight matters for your health!

Contributions to weight loss include: a healthy, balanced nutrition plan, a comprehensive fitness routine/plan, behavior modification, pharmacotherapy and more.

Study: Obesity associated with increased risk of some cancers

obesity as a cause of cancer

Cancer is one of the most important public health issues in the United States and is the second leading cause of mortality among adults. More than 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the U.S. In addition, cancer is associated with an emotional response that is perhaps greater than any other medical diagnosis.

Some cancer risk factors, like excess alcohol consumption, smoking and sun exposure, are on almost everyone’s radar. However, most adults are unaware that excess weight is a risk factor for some cancers.

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