A Support Line: Near Immediate Help with Lifestyle Change

Over the last five years, I’ve seen over 2000 patients struggling with obesity, diabetes & metabolic syndrome. My model has been laser-focused on making the journeys of people with obesity MUCH easier. We have employed the use of biofeedback and remote monitoring with amazing success. We’ve developed an app that has a fully guided weight… Continue reading A Support Line: Near Immediate Help with Lifestyle Change

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Pre-diabetes is a lie…

  I have a serious problem with the term “pre-diabetes.”  The prefix “pre” is used to describe what comes before something.  In reality, “pre”-diabetes is actually AFTER or “post” 15 years of the high insulin levels & inflammation associated with the modern lifestyle. Prediabetes is usually diagnosed by checking an a1c level, which is the percentage… Continue reading Pre-diabetes is a lie…

Is Low-Carb
Eating Expensive?

Is low-carb eating expensive? The short answer is NO, but it can be if you let it!   Why? The main culprits are prepackaged keto products. A lot of people buy these to replace the old carb-filled foods they used to eat, but these products are often very expensive, and the costs can add up… Continue reading Is Low-Carb
Eating Expensive?

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Five years of Type 2 and
Obesity reversal, more to come

Five years ago today, I realized I could no longer practice medicine as it existed. At that time, private practice was still the most common type of employment for physicians, but increasingly, hospitals, insurers, pharmacy chains, venture capitalists, and big tech companies were aggressively acquiring medical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies. In 2015, 75%… Continue reading Five years of Type 2 and
Obesity reversal, more to come

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

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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

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The Importance of Self-Care

It’s no secret that as a society we are all under a ridiculous amount of stress, and our own self-care often suffers serious neglect. What we have seen in our practice, tracking the remote scales of clients and patients who have graduated from our weight loss program, is that if someone is stumbling and their… Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care

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Negative Lifestyle Creep

In working with clients and patients on a low carb and ketogenic diet approach, Dr. Tro, Amy, and I talk a lot about carb and fat creep. These are two things we often see as roadblocks to those of us eating a low carb diet — especially if we have been doing it for a… Continue reading Negative Lifestyle Creep

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How To Start a Low-Carb ‘Diet’

How do I start low carb? That’s an important question you need to consider if you’ve ever thought about using therapeutic carbohydrate reduction (TCR) to meet your weight loss and metabolic health goals. Unfortunately, starting a low-carb/ketogenic diet can be very confusing, because there is so much conflicting information out there. A simple Google search… Continue reading How To Start a Low-Carb ‘Diet’

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My Approach to Exercise…

One of the most pervasive public health messages in the past 30 years has been to eat “less and exercise more.” Unfortunately, this message has been an overwhelming failure. We are often advised to exercise, however, if we are severely overweight this can be quite challenging. I typically advise patients to focus on fixing their… Continue reading My Approach to Exercise…

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Is Low-Carb Eating Expensive?

Is low-carb eating expensive? The short answer is NO, but it can be if you let it! Why? The main culprits are prepackaged keto products. A lot of people buy these to replace the old carb-filled foods they used to eat, but these products are often very expensive and the costs can add up if… Continue reading Is Low-Carb Eating Expensive?

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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?

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Down 100 Pounds for Nearly 12 Years, Health Coach Brian Wiley Reflects on Struggles & Victories

After countless failed attempts to escape obesity, low-carb diet turns out to be just what the doctor ordered By Brian Wiley Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Health Coach in Dr. Tro’s clinic, and after seeing so many people start their journey, I have been reflecting on my own.… Continue reading Down 100 Pounds for Nearly 12 Years, Health Coach Brian Wiley Reflects on Struggles & Victories

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Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care Now Offering CGMs Direct to Patients and Coaching Clients

Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care is pleased to announce it now has continuous glucose monitors available for sale to patients and coaching clients who live in any of the states in which the practice is licensed. The practice recently received a shipment of the Freestyle Libre CGMS, and is looking forward… Continue reading Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care Now Offering CGMs Direct to Patients and Coaching Clients

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A Year-in-Review and Update on Dr. Tro’s Medical Practice & Clinical Operations

As I sit here writing this year-end review for our practice, a member of my staff has literally been waiting on the phone for three hours with an insurance company, to provide them with the information needed to get an urgent test approved. The insurance company wanted the notes from the specialist who was co-managing… Continue reading A Year-in-Review and Update on Dr. Tro’s Medical Practice & Clinical Operations

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