Member Spotlight:
Barbara F.

Name: Barbara Age: 58 Where do you live? Kenner, Louisiana Profession? Customer Service Account Representative Diet/weight history? I have tried many diets over the years and was not successful. I have been obese most of my life and my weight has been increasing every year…until I started Dr. Tro’s Weight loss program. Successes achieved on… Continue reading Member Spotlight:
Barbara F.

The Lying Liar: Learned Helplessness & Food Addiction

learned helplessness NOUN A condition in which a person has a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.[1] What Is Learned Helplessness? Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot… Continue reading The Lying Liar: Learned Helplessness & Food Addiction

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

Moderation is a Fairytale

At some point (likely many points) during your low-carb journey, you will encounter a tempting food that is off-plan, and something resembling the following will roll around in your brain:   “You can eat that — just have a few bites!! Go ahead! It’s fine! You’ve been so…good. You deserve a treat. You will get… Continue reading Moderation is a Fairytale

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

New Study: Outlining the Impact of Low-Carb Diets on Cholesterol

A new paper recently co-authored by Dr. Tro Kalayjian, DO, found that having lower BMI and a lower TG/HDL ratio was associated with larger increases in LDL when beginning a low-carbohydrate diet. The paper also included a case series highlighting that this phenomenon may be at least partially reversible. According to Dr. Tro, “This study is the… Continue reading New Study: Outlining the Impact of Low-Carb Diets on Cholesterol

Why Are You Eating?

Every time my eating spirals out of control into a case of the “F-its” (also known as “F-it…I’ve screwed up, so I’m gonna eat all the things and start again on Monday”) it is food addiction talking, somehow convincing me that I don’t care. This all-or-nothing thinking tells me: “Go ahead, eat that. It’s no… Continue reading Why Are You Eating?

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

Are You Hungry?

By Amy Eiges I recently wrote on Twitter about the value of “failing” at many attempts to lose weight, all of which landed me before Dr. Tro and the beautifully simple question he posed after reviewing my food logs. He never asked that I track food, but I was terrified not to, conditioned by countless… Continue reading Are You Hungry?

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

Weathering the Perfect Storm

By Amy  Eiges If you are brand new to keto/low carb or just starting out on your weight loss journey, you might want to save this blog post for a rainy day, but for the many of us that have been at this for a while and possibly discouraged, frustrated, stalled, finding it difficult to… Continue reading Weathering the Perfect Storm

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

Self-Care Must Be a Priority Under COVID-19 Quarantine

By Amy Eiges These are extraordinary times we are all living through right now, and it would be easy to slip back into self-destructive behaviors, forgetting to make your own self-care a priority. Eating disorders, substance abuse and mental health issues thrive in isolation, and many of us are in seclusion right now, separated from… Continue reading Self-Care Must Be a Priority Under COVID-19 Quarantine

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

After Losing 170+ Pounds, Amy Eiges is Now Coaching Others While Working to Fix a Broken System

For more than 40 years, Amy Eiges struggled to make sense of a hopelessly broken system that made her feel it was her that needed fixing. More than 200 pounds overweight, she was given the same advice we’ve all heard for years: “Eat less, exercise more. Have more self control. Everything in moderation.” That advice… Continue reading After Losing 170+ Pounds, Amy Eiges is Now Coaching Others While Working to Fix a Broken System

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog

“I Am Not Broken”

Freedom is Attainable — It’s On the Other Side of the Mountain of Garbage We’ve All Been Fed The following article was submitted by Amy Eiges “Jeez, Amy. What are you getting so worked up about?” I’m at brunch with my closest friends and they’re all staring at me dumbfounded. We are talking about a… Continue reading “I Am Not Broken”

Published
Categorized as Amy, Blog