May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Charlie’s Story

August 29, 2018

May is mental health awareness month, so I thought it was a good time to write about where I am with my mental health issues. For me, getting my thoughts on paper is helpful in solidifying a plan to move forward. Hopefully, this may spur anyone struggling with similar issues to take action. I have […]

Here’s Why Your Favorite Celeb’s Diet Might Not Work for You

August 29, 2018

Chances are, at some point, you’ve read a celebrity’s diet tips or food diary and wondered whether you’d look and feel as good if you began your days with a green smoothie, ate a kale salad for lunch, filled your dinner plate with grilled fish and steamed veggies, and topped it all off with a […]

Patient Story

August 29, 2018

I saw a patient yesterday who started with us last June at 172 pounds. By February (8 months/32 weeks), she was below 130 (42+ pounds) and has steadily continued to drop. Yesterday she was 124 and for the past 3 months has been below 125, which is her goal. Since then we have been increasing […]

What do our patients eat to lose all the weight they do?

August 29, 2018

Weight loss is simple: Eat fewer calories than you burn. Doing this in the context of your life is what becomes challenging. By keeping an accurate account of what you have been doing, then tweaking to bring down calories is always a better idea than trying a “diet” or a trying to overhaul your lifestyle […]

Lose Weight AND Eat Jellybeans

August 29, 2018

Doing this interview was amazing. I think this information is invaluable if you’re interested in losing weight permanently.

Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

August 29, 2018

If weight loss is on your New Year’s Resolutions list this year, here are three things to increase the likelihood of your success. Avoid changing everything or making unrealistic goals. Instead, like I told my friends at SHAPE Magazine, try “piggy-backing on existing habits—even if they’re not the best habits, it is still better than trying to […]

The Truth About Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

August 29, 2018

Crash diets, which almost always include drastic carbohydrate reduction, do cause an initial drop in the scale, but this “weight” decrease is from the elimination of water and sugar from your muscles. IT IS NOT FAT! Ten-pound loss in one week? The scale may say so, but you won’t look any different and your clothes […]

When Life Gives You Lemons

August 29, 2018

I have Parsonage Turner Syndrome. This is a rare condition in which there is damage to or complete destruction of nerves that control the muscles of the shoulder.  This results in paralysis of the muscles controlled by those nerves. The severity of the illness varies from person to person, but in my case, 2 nerves were completely destroyed and several others were damaged.  I have total paralysis […]

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As the only physician in the country to be board-certified in Obesity Medicine and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Specialist, Dr. Seltzer has a proven track record of helping people transform their lives for good.

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