Spokane Medical Research

Debbie Lose Weight

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This week was busy. Somehow I managed to loose a pound, which makes 3 pounds in all since I started the program! I feel good about the advice that has been given to me. After reviewing my food intake for the week I’ve determined that I need to stock up on fruits and veggies. I never realized how little of those things I eat until I reviewed my food diaries for this last week. (more…)

The Behavior Chain

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After completing, weight was prepared for the second step—breaking the behavior into smaller parts. Although Sammy’s specific problem-behavior was eating candy bars, we used the behavior chain to see how eating candy bars consisted of many different events. Sammy was able to do this by describing the specific events, thoughts, and feelings he experienced before, during, and after eating candy bars. Sammy’s Behavior Chain is illustrated at the bottom of the page.

The behavior chain helped Sammy to make a specific plan. The idea behind the behavior chain is to look for places where a link can be broken. There may be many places where the chain can be broken, but it is best to choose a link that is realistic and more easily accomplished. For example, John could go to the store and not buy candy bars or he could buy one and save it for after dinner when he could enjoy it (rather than eating it quickly while driving). Although these are possible, they seem difficult given that John is already hungry. After reviewing his options, Sammy decided to break the behavior chain by eating an afternoon snack at a regular time each day. This would prevent him from being hungry on his way home and decrease the likelihood of impulse buying.

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Changing Body Image

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Automatic negative self-talk about one’s weight and shape (e.g., “I look like I have a tire around my belly”) is often maladaptive, unhelpful, cruel, and exaggerated. When asked if they would make these comments to a friend, most people would say definitely not. To change our body image we have to be aware of the way we talk to ourselves. Because these thoughts are automatic and often dwell outside our awareness, breaking these thought patterns takes practice.

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Some Missing Ingredients of Obesity Treatment

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According to the most recent data released by the National Institutes of Health, more than 61 percent of the American adult population is now overweight. This is an alarming figure of epic proportion. It is even more staggering when one considers the countless weight-loss products that promise quick, magical, and miracle results. These false promises may be part of the problem because when in comes to weight management, there simply are no quick and easy fixes.

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Natural Remedy for Blood Cleansing: Asparagus

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Asparagus is known as a natural remedy for blood cleansing and a diuretic as far back as 2,000 years ago. Find out why this veggie is prized worldwide today.

Description:It is believed that the Greeks probably named asparagus, which means “young shoots”. British settlers brought the veggie to North America during the 1600s in the form of “crowns”. Crowns are the first year growth of the underground stem and roots from which the asparagus is usually grown. The crowns are used to start the plants to cut down an extra year if plants from seeds are used. Asparagus (female plant) has red berries, which birds like to eat and then carry to other fields or parts of the garden so that asparagus can be non-cultivated. Asparagus is a perennial and in the first year is not harvested and looks much like a fern. After three or four years, the asparagus plant can produce crops for about 15 years. (more…)

Got extra pumpkins? Try Out These Great Eats

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Whether you’re getting set for Thanksgiving or just interested in the feasting aspect of pumpkins, we’ve got some delicious and portable foods for you.

Granted, not everyone likes pumpkin. In fact, its popularity has declined over the centuries since it was first discovered in the Andes mountains in 3000BC. It used to be a staple in every kitchen before refrigeration was invented. The tough outer shell of pumpkins kept it fresh for many months after harvest. But today that’s not a worry for most of us, so the need to grow it as all but vanished. (more…)

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