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 […]

Calories vs. Carbs, which matters more?

August 29, 2018

6 years ago, the NY Times published an article titled,”In Dieting, Magic Isn’t a Substitute for Science.”  I thought then it raised interesting points, and they are still just as relevant today as they were in 2012. The article discusses a study which found low carbohydrate diets are superior for weight loss when compared to […]

Different Types of Belly Fat (POPSUGAR)

August 29, 2018

This article discusses different kinds of belly fat and how to get rid of it.  (Thanks Jen Glantz for including me in it.) Here is a brief breakdown: Belly fat can either be subcutaneous (under the skin) or visceral (in between the organs, ie. “deep” fat). The visceral fat is what carries major health risks […]

Ketogenic Diets and Gut Health- Featured on Insider

August 29, 2018

I am not a fan of the ketogenic diets for many reasons, and its impact on the GI tract is certainly one of them. There are certain circumstances in which a ketogenic diet may be helpful, like in epilepsy, but for the vast majority of people who want to lose weight and be healthier, I […]

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 […]

Thinking of trying the Keto Diet?

August 29, 2018

I am not a fan of anything drastic, and severely restricting carbohydrates for the rest of your life is certainly drastic.  Out of every 1000 people who try it, 990 of them will fail.  And although there may be some long-term risks to a ketogenic diet, they are irrelevant for the vast majority simply because […]

Think you can’t enjoy happy hour and lose weight? THINK AGAIN!

August 29, 2018

With a little bit of planning, you can get your drink on (responsibly) and eat great food while still progressing toward your weight loss goals. In fact, a weight loss plan that involves booze and sliders is probably going to be a lot easier to stick to than one that forbids bread and alcohol. If […]

Busting Weight Loss Myths: Talk from Be Well Philly Boot Camp

August 29, 2018

I gave this talk at the Be Well Philly Boot Camp. I think it has a lot of very valuable information in it, and if you are looking to lose fat, please watch it.

Stress and Weight Gain

August 29, 2018

Stress can cause not only weight gain, but weight gain in the most dangerous area of the body. I explain why and how in this POPSUGAR article. As if we need any more reasons to limit stress. Do you have more questions about this blog post or Dr. Charlie Seltzer’s weight loss program? Contact Us and we’ll […]

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