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HEALTHY WEIGHT: Tracking activity, food is an important part of weight loss

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Tracking activity, food is an important part of weight loss

Dear Dr. Baskett: I am working on weight loss but find that I don’t want to keep record when I am making poor food choices. Should I?

November 12, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
HEALHTY WEIGHT: Maintain your weight loss with exercise

HEALHTY WEIGHT: Maintain your weight loss with exercise

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have lost about 35 pounds, and now I want to maintain my weight. How much do I have to exercise?

October 29, 2014 1:00 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Plan ahead to avoid last-minute junk food dinners

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Plan ahead to avoid last-minute junk food dinners

Dear Dr. Baskett: How do I manage my weight given the busy schedule of fall and all of the activities my children are involved in?

October 22, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: How to combat the mid-afternoon crash

HEALTHY WEIGHT: How to combat the mid-afternoon crash

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been losing weight and am trying not to snack during the day, but I find that I get so tired in the early afternoon; it is hard for me to stay awake at work. What can I do?

October 15, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Bariatric surgery can help with diabetes

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes. Is that true?

September 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: What is fatty liver?

HEALTHY WEIGHT: What is fatty liver?

Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been told that I have a fatty liver. What is that?

July 30, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss goal is to lose body fat, increase muscle mass

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss goal is to lose body fat, increase muscle mass

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have lost 20 pounds by cutting back on portion sizes and walking three miles a day, four days a week, but now my weight loss has stopped. What can I do?

June 03, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Friends, family not always supportive of weight loss

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Friends, family not always supportive of weight loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have lost about 40 pounds and I am finding that some of my friends are not supportive; they seem to want me to gain back my lost weight. How do I handle social functions?

May 26, 2014 4:36 pmLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Sodas represent 'cheap' calories

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Sodas represent 'cheap' calories

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am trying to lose weight, so should I drink diet soda instead of regular?

May 13, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy weight: Keep food diary to avoid extra calories

Healthy weight: Keep food diary to avoid extra calories

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I really don’t eat a lot but my weight keeps going up. Why is that?

April 29, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

HEALTHY WEIGHT: Weight-loss surgery is not a panacea

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going to have bariatric surgery. What can I do to make sure that I will be successful after my surgery?

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bariatric surgery patients need to supplement with essential fatty acids

Bariatric surgery patients need to supplement with essential fatty acids

Q: Dear Dr. Baskett: I have had bariatric surgery and now have to take essential fatty acids. Why is that?

March 04, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Weigh pros, cons of bariatric surgery, losing weight

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am thinking about working on some weight loss and even considering bariatric surgery, but I’m just not sure. How can I decide?

January 28, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Research: 'Ideal body weight' doesn't always mean optimal health

Research: 'Ideal body weight' doesn't always mean optimal health

Dear Dr. Baskett: According to the charts, I am 75 lbs overweight; my New Year’s resolution is to lose all of that weight; what do you think?

January 14, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Brain is capable of change -- and developing healthy habits

Brain is capable of change -- and developing healthy habits

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: In your last column you were talking about willpower. How can I develop more of it?

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Healthy weight: Working on willpower

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: The holidays are here and I just don’t seem to have the willpower to resist all of those goodies. What can I do?

December 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Healthy Weight: Bariatric surgery patients need to monitor thiamine levels

Healthy Weight: Bariatric surgery patients need to monitor thiamine levels

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have had bariatric surgery and my thiamine is low; what will happen if I don’t take my vitamins?

December 03, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Holidays don't have to sabotage weight loss

Healthy Weight: Holidays don't have to sabotage weight loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: What advice do you have about how I can stay on track during the holidays?

November 26, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Healthy Weight: Some patients cured of diabetes after bariatric surgery

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that bariatric surgery can cure diabetes; is that true?

October 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy Weight: Plan ahead to stay on track with weight loss

Healthy Weight: Plan ahead to stay on track with weight loss

Dear Dr. Baskett: I didn’t do well with my weight loss over the summer — my schedule was so hectic. What can I do now that my kids are back in school?

September 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Are you committed to your weight loss journey?

Are you committed to your weight loss journey?

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been working on weight loss and have lost about 18 lbs.; now, I seem to have plateaued; what should I do?

September 03, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Cruise ships offer fitness classes, lots of walking

Cruise ships offer fitness classes, lots of walking

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am going on a cruise this month and am worried that I will regain my lost weight; what should I do?

July 23, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Too much screen time has been correlated with obesity

Too much screen time has been correlated with obesity

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My son is overweight and his pediatrician wants him to decrease his “screen” time. What is that and why?

May 15, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
It’s easy to fall prey to ‘exercise hibernation’

It’s easy to fall prey to ‘exercise hibernation’

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am trying to lose weight but have a hard time exercising because of the winter weather. What can I do?

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Success is not only measured by the number on the scale

Success is not only measured by the number on the scale

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am working hard on my weight loss, but the number on the scale does not reflect that; what do I do?

April 09, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Mindless eating can be manifested in different ways

Mindless eating can be manifested in different ways

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I often find myself eating even though I am not hungry. How can I stop this?

March 26, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Healthy weight, 'healthy fat' the best scenario

Healthy weight, 'healthy fat' the best scenario

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: Why is belly fat so bad?

March 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Tips on New Year's eating resolutions

Dear Dr. Baskett: I always make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and can’t seem to stay with it. Do you have any suggestions?

January 08, 2013 11:40 pmLoading…

Holidays are done, but keep up with stress management

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: With the holidays just wrapping up, I am concerned that I have regained my lost weight. What should I do?

January 01, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Emotional eating can make people feel out of control

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I know I am eating even when I am not hungry but don’t know what to do about this. Any suggestions?

December 25, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Stay on track to keep extra weight off during holiday season

Given that the holidays are here and to build upon an earlier column, let me share with you some thoughts from a patient as to how to keep lost weight off — now and at other times of the year.

November 27, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Holidays a good time for weight maintenance, not loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been working hard at losing weight, but I am worried with the holidays around the corner that I will regain it. What should I do?

November 06, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

‘5-Minute Rule’ can help get people motivated to exercise

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I know I should exercise, but I can’t seem to get motivated. Any suggestions?

October 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

‘We are what we eat’ still holds true

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been told that I have metabolic syndrome. What is that?

October 16, 2012 11:25 pmLoading…

Women delay, cancel doc's visits due to concerns about their weight

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: For the past couple of years, I find myself hesitant to go to the doctor for needed exams. I am embarrassed about my weight, and I feel that the doctor and the doctor’s staff are judging me and not taking my concerns seriously.

October 02, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Metabolism, hormone changes can cause weight gain during menopause

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I seem to be gaining weight as I go through menopause. Why is this happening?

August 14, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Insulin resistance can contribute to skin spots

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am about 50 pounds overweight and have been told by my doctor that I have acanthosis nigrans. What is that?

August 07, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Newly approved drugs offer help for weight loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard that there are two new weight-loss medications available. What are they?

July 24, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

In the United States, obesity considered to be a chronic illness

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard some things about diet, inflammation and obesity. What is the correlation?

May 29, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Lifestyle changes have great impact on weight loss maintenance

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have lost some weight, and I’m worried that I will regain it. What should I do?

May 15, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Healthy Weight: External cues can influence what, how much we eat

Last time, we talked about how external cues can influence what and how much we eat. Read on to learn about more of Dr. Brian Wansink’s studies.

May 01, 2012 11:35 pmLoading…

Healthy Weight: The bigger the tub, the more you eat

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I seem to be eating too much most of the time and am not sure why I do this.

April 11, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Healthy Weight: Vitamin D serves vital role in health

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been told that my vitamin D level is low and that I should take extra vitamin D. Why?

March 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Changing behaviors, developing healthy habits do not happen overnight

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My family and friends think that I need to lose weight and are pushing me to do so. I have battled with this for so long, I am not sure I want to try again as I can’t seem to stay on a diet. Is there something wrong with me?

January 10, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

If your child is carrying extra weight, it really does matter

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My child is overweight. Should I be concerned?

October 25, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Healthy Weight: Getting back on track crucial to making positive changes

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have been having trouble getting back on track with my weight loss after these busy summer months. What can I do?

August 23, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Healthy Matters: Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful anti-inflammatories, contribute to weight loss

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I am participating in a weight loss program and my doctor told me to take some fatty acids. Why?

August 16, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Healthy Eating: Many people eat for reasons other than hunger

Dear Dr. Baskett: I know that I often turn to food when I am stressed or bored. What can I do to change this pattern?

July 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Healthy Weight: Growing evidence shows possible link between obesity, cancer

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: I have heard about connections between obesity and cancer. Is there a relationship between the two?

April 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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