Sleep and Weight Loss

August 29, 2018

According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, dieters that were getting adequate sleep (7+hours per night) were losing body fat, not muscle mass. Dieters that were not getting adequate sleep experienced 55% less fat loss than dieters getting adequate sleep. The whole concept of over eating is much more chemical than […]

Should you weigh yourself on vacation?

August 29, 2018

To weigh yourself on vacation, or not to weigh yourself on vacation, that is the question. Get my thoughts here: How Using a Scale May Help You Avoid Weight Gain During Vacation published in Healthline. The Journal of Obesity Medicine writes: “Research suggests adults often gain between 0.4 and 0.9 kilograms (or about one to two […]

If you don’t know where you are, you’ll likely never get to where you want to go.

August 29, 2018

Everywhere I turn I see weight loss ads promising that on their diet, you will lose 5 pounds in two days, or 10 pounds in two weeks or 30 pounds in 30 days. Sounds great, right? Especially if you have a wedding or vacation in your future and want to look and feel your best […]

Depression and weight gain

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 […]

Summer is coming…

August 29, 2018

Summer is almost upon us, and with it, the slew of magazines chock full of pre-summer workouts and diets promising the “perfect beach body in 6 weeks or less” are everywhere I look. Per usual the models used to tout these diets etc. are ALREADY perfectly lean, tanned and muscled. I don’t know about you […]

They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words.

August 29, 2018

They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words, so on this Motivation Monday I give you before and after shots of my patient Marnie Bejarano taken exactly 1 year apart. WOW! Marnie has been so dedicated and looks FABULOUS – she certainly deserves a shout out and then some. In my weight loss practice we don’t do diets […]

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Happy New Year

August 29, 2018

Well, it’s almost 2019. On the brink of a brand new year, I want to share an experience I’ve been dealing with for the majority of 2018. Several months ago, the nerves in my shoulder became paralyzed. At the point this happened I was in super good shape. I felt amazing and was working out […]

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 […]

Over 50 and want to lose weight?

August 29, 2018

As people age, if they do not do something to stop it, there is a loss of muscle mass. We know that muscle is more metabolically active than fat. Though it is less significant than previously thought, over years it makes a giant difference. Fat storage generally increases with age, which can lead to insulin […]

Be Well Philly Boot Camp Saturday

August 29, 2018

I am looking forward to the Be Well Philly Boot Camp this Saturday. From 10:30-11:00, in “The Lounge,” I will be talking about weight loss myths. Please come over and say hi if you’re there. And if there is anything specific you would like me to address, please shoot me an email. I will post […]

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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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