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Shrink and Move: Small Steps that Lead to Big Rewards

It's National Diabetes Month.  You've all read the statistics about the obesity epidemic and how being overweight puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But did you know that if a person is successful at lifestyle improvement, that person can completely avoid the onset of diabetes 70% of the time?  (http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/). The lifestyle improvements required to … Continue reading Shrink and Move: Small Steps that Lead to Big Rewards

Exclusive Video: Shrink and Naan—Enjoy Great New Restaurants and Still Lose Weight!

I don't know about you but I love trying new restaurants—especially ethnic restaurants with great reviews. Last night my friend Pat and I went out for Indian food in San Francisco to demonstrate how to wisely choose a meal out and love it! Here's the video: Shrink and Naan Why Naan? Because there was none. … Continue reading Exclusive Video: Shrink and Naan—Enjoy Great New Restaurants and Still Lose Weight!

Exclusive Video: You Too Can Enjoy a Healthy, Mindful Vacation!

This week is the second episode of my new video series on permanent weight loss, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In this one, "Shrink and Splash," I explore some great tools for weight loss while on vacation. Enjoy! Today’s guest is Sandy, who is spending some leisure time in sunny California. Watch our CBT therapist Ellen … Continue reading Exclusive Video: You Too Can Enjoy a Healthy, Mindful Vacation!

More Weight Loss Winners in the HealthyWage Team Challenge

We had a tie when it came to individual ribbon prize winners! These prizes are awarded to the top individuals achieving the most ribbons who are not already on a winning team. Congratulations to all of our high achievers, taking home $50 each! Tiffany A from team Fox Force Five Ubiratan S.  from team GPele&Osso Kristen L.  … Continue reading More Weight Loss Winners in the HealthyWage Team Challenge

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The Power Of Financial Incentives in the Weight Loss Industry

Academic research has long shown that cash prizes can make weight loss more successful, and private companies are bringing financial weight loss incentives to consumers.  “It’s human nature that we tend to make choices that provide immediate gratification,” says Steven Driver, MD, of  the Mayo Clinic. “Financial incentives help by counteracting immediate rewards and promoting … Continue reading The Power Of Financial Incentives in the Weight Loss Industry