Nutrition & Weight Management Stephenville TX
Sugar Land, TX
Town Center Wellness Chiropractic & Nutrition
Insurance Plans Accepted: Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, United Health Care, and more. Please call to have your insurance verified.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Medical School: Texas Chiropractic College, 2001
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Pulmonary Diseases
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1966
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital: St Davids Med Ctr, Austin, Tx; Seton Shoal Creek Hosp, Austin, Tx
Advanced Health Institute
Holistic Health Counselor, Naturopath, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Weight Loss, Women's Health
Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Natural Hormone Replacement, Holistic Medicine, Counseling, Detoxification, Natural Health, Nutrition Education
International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital: Baylor University Med Ctr, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Eating in a hurry seems to be an epidemic in our country. Just observe the number of fast food restaurants on nearly every street corner, along with the lines of people eager to quickly grab their food, often unwrapping their sandwiches as they drive off in their cars. We tend to gulp down our food so that we can get on with our lives. Eating becomes secondary to whatever needs to be done next.
According to Ayurveda, the conditions under which we consume food are as important as the food itself. If you are not at your ideal weight, ask yourself how often you sit down in a settled, quiet atmosphere and take your time to eat food that delights your senses. Overweight people tend to eat their meals without respect or attention, often relying on fast food.
If you are accustomed to eating quickly and automatically, give yourself permission to slow down and savor your food. A significant factor in weight control, eating with conscious awareness has been shown to elevate metabolism while increasing the life-giving force of the food. Simply looking at your food with focused attention, smelling the aroma of it, then tasting it with full awareness is beneficial. Of course the kind of food you eat is very important. However, your feelings and your level of conscious awareness as you’re eating are a significant factor in achieving your ideal weight.
In his column this month, Deepak Chopra, MD, explains the importance of eating with awareness and provides a guided technique to help you become aware of your actual hunger level—before you take that first bite. David Simon, MD, discusses the role emotions play in your eating habits and gives seven steps to help you regain or maintain your ideal weight.
As you read the many other suggestions for achieving ideal weight in this month’s newsletter, it is important to remember that the definition of ideal weight should come from you. It is self-defeating, for example, to compare yourself to others or to look to exceedingly thin fashion models or celebrities for your definition. As Deepak Chopra reminds us, your ideal weight is the point at which you believe you will look and feel your best, based on a realistic assessment of yourself and your goals.
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