OSR Weight Management

Dieter Tips from an IP Health Coach

Posted on May 9, 2017 by to press

Experiment to keep things interesting! Change things up a bit and get creative with your meals.  Go online and look up low carb recipes, purchase Janeva’s cookbook, take old favorites and add new spices…mix things up so you don’t get bored and give up.  Vegetables can be fun to experiment with too, if you usually…

Experiment to keep things interesting!

Change things up a bit and get creative with your meals.  Go online and look up low carb recipes, purchase Janeva’s cookbook, take old favorites and add new spices…mix things up so you don’t get bored and give up.  Vegetables can be fun to experiment with too, if you usually eat them raw, try roasting them with different spices and/or steaming them and if you usually cook them, try them raw…it can be nice to eat a cold fresh crunchy veggie on a hot day or at the beach!
 

Try mixing packages into new flavors!

Have you tried the Dreamsicle yet??  Mix ½ of the Orange drink & ½ of the vanilla pudding with 8 oz of water and shake. Or, how about the double iced cappuccino? Take 1 package of cappuccino drink mix and 8 oz of coffee, shake over ice and enjoy!  

Plan Ahead

Dieter plateaus  are often due to a lack of proper preparation. Avoid this pitfall by planning your meals ahead of time. Sunday can be a great day to shop and prepare a complete set of Ideal Protein friendly food options for the week ahead. Preparing your foods in advance, in ready-made packages, is a good way to help control portions, ensure proper eating, and eliminate reasons to cheat when you are tight on time. Remember, preparation is key!

Don’t Skip Meals

To ensure success on your Ideal Protein diet, it’s important that you follow the program as prescribed. Skipping meals or going too long between meals is never okay. In fact, it can work against you. Believe it or not, you actually need to eat and eat properly to lose weight in a healthy and effective manner. If you find yourself often on the go or one not to prepare meals in a pinch, try keeping a store of Ideal Protein foods, such as ready-made shakes, on hand at home, in the car and work. Such a supply can help keep you fueled for weight loss success!
  From Kelli Wilson Health Coach at OSR Weight Management

Turkey Chili for Phase 1 Dieters

Posted on April 13, 2017 by to press, Recipes

Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground turkey breast, approximately 93% lean 1 yellow onion, diced (phase 4 only) (substitute dried minced onion for phase 1 and 2) 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups chopped bell peppers 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, (no…
Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground turkey breast, approximately 93% lean 1 yellow onion, diced (phase 4 only) (substitute dried minced onion for phase 1 and 2) 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups chopped bell peppers 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, (no added sugar no salt) 2 tablespoons tomato paste, (no added sugar no salt) 2 tablespoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoons black pepper Kosher or sea salt to taste 2 cups water Directions: Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cook turkey mixture in a large skillet on medium heat, breaking up turkey into small pieces, cook until no longer pink. Drain off any fat, add turkey to slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients. Add cooked meat and all other above ingredients to slow cooker, cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Add additional water toward the end of cooking time, if desired. Makes 6 servings. Resource: Align health

Easter Day Tips

Posted on March 30, 2017 by to press

If you’re like us you have a brunch or get together coming up this month. You probably have an Easter Egg Hunt or Easter Baskets to prepare and chocolate, Peeps and Jelly Bellies are EVERYWHERE! If you are nervous about how to stay on track with Ideal Protein and avoid these temptations, below are some…
If you’re like us you have a brunch or get together coming up this month. You probably have an Easter Egg Hunt or Easter Baskets to prepare and chocolate, Peeps and Jelly Bellies are EVERYWHERE! If you are nervous about how to stay on track with Ideal Protein and avoid these temptations, below are some ideas to keep you on track.

Plan and prepare!

If you have kids and you are making them Easter Baskets you may want to avoid including your favorite treats! If you know that Peeps or Cadbury will tempt you too much, maybe skip them this year. Better yet, help improve your kid’s health too by filling their baskets with coloring books, iTunes cards, nail polish and coins/money, etc.! Also, make a plan for the holiday sweets and treats…the main goal being to get the foods that are not IP friendly out of the house after the party! No matter how much “self-control” you have – you will likely eat it if it’s in the house and so will your kids. Pack up any left overs and sweets that aren’t on your list and send them home with friends and family to enjoy.
Fill up before your Easter Dinner Try eating your healthy IP snack or meal before heading out.  Another trick is to prepare your IP snack before you head out. Try cutting your favorite IP bar into bite size pieces and freezing them in colorful cellophane wrappers. Then when you are feeling like a sweet treat, you can enjoy one with everyone while staying on track!
Get Exercise While Your Kids Hunt for Eggs Get outside and walk/play with your children. You can even have a friendly competition with your friends or family members for the day, have everyone track their steps with their apple watch, pedometer, or Fitbit, to see who wins!
Party success If you are planning to attend an Easter celebration, bring a dish that you can enjoy along with everyone else.  Get creative by making fun veggie tray or check out Janeva’s Ideal Recipes for ideas.
Drink Up Don’t forget to stay hydrated! *If you are attending a brunch or event, this is the perfect opportunity to bring those Ideal Protein Friendly deviled eggs! We have included the recipe below, be sure to stop by our office this week and grab some Walden Farms Amazin’ Mayo to complete them. Your guests won’t even know the difference!

New & Improved IP Products: This month!

Posted on March 27, 2017 by to press

Non-Restricted Chocolatey Soy Puffs are now available! An upgrade of a favorite, the new formula for our filling, protein-dense Chocolatey Soy Puffs makes them not only more delicious but non-restricted too! Clients and patients can now enjoy this chocolatey delight as part of a meal or as a tasty snack and in a new, more convenient…

Non-Restricted Chocolatey Soy Puffs are now available!

An upgrade of a favorite, the new formula for our filling, protein-dense Chocolatey Soy Puffs makes them not only more delicious but non-restricted too! Clients and patients can now enjoy this chocolatey delight as part of a meal or as a tasty snack and in a new, more convenient clear package, like our BBQ Soy Nuts and Sweet and Spicy Trail Mix. With 15g of protein, our new Chocolatey Soy Puffs will continue to be a favorite amongst dieters! Savor the sweet taste of chocolate with every crunchy bite of our new and improved Chocolatey Soy Puffs!   FAQ Are the Chocolatey Soy Puffs restricted or non-restricted? The Chocolatey Soy Puffs contain 15g of carbohydrates, minus 7g of sugar alcohols and 1g of fiber to create a total of 7g net carbs, making it a non-restricted product. What are the benefits of the Chocolatey Soy Puffs? The new formula for the Chocolatey Soy Puffs contains 15g of protein and is lower in sugars and carbohydrates than the previous one. Because of this lower sugar and carb count, the Chocolatey Soy Puffs are now non-restricted and can be consumed multiple times throughout the day. How are the Chocolatey Soy Puffs integrated into the protocol? Being non-restricted, the Chocolatey Soy Puffs can be eaten with a meal or as a snack more than once in a day. Enjoy them as your daily snack, or as part of a meal before or after eating your two cups of vegetables!  

Another New Product: Raspberry Crispy Squares!

What is Oahu Spine & Rehab?

Posted on March 7, 2017 by to press

As OSR Weight Management is an affiliate of Oahu Spine and Rehab, we wanted to give you a little introduction to what it is that OSR does. OSR is an integrated health center that offers a multidisciplinary care system for patients that are treating chronic pain. At Oahu Spine & Rehab they combine physical medicine, chiropractic care,…
As OSR Weight Management is an affiliate of Oahu Spine and Rehab, we wanted to give you a little introduction to what it is that OSR does. OSR is an integrated health center that offers a multidisciplinary care system for patients that are treating chronic pain.
At Oahu Spine & Rehab they combine physical medicine, chiropractic care, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation and massage in one convenient location. No matter whether your condition is acute or chronic, your body must go through a healing process. At Oahu Spine & Rehab we work with you to relieve pain, correct the underlying problem, strengthen your body, and maintain wellness to prevent future injury.
What Services Oahu Spine & Rehab offers:
Oahu Spine & Rehab's Specialties include:
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia Pain
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Tension
  • Stress
  • Muscle Pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • and much more!
As an affiliate of Oahu Spine and Rehab, OSR Weight Management was formed to help patients achieve optimum health through excess weight reduction and healthy weight maintenance. We developed our program initially because weight management goes hand in hand with any pain or injury treatment - it is hard for aching joints to heal when our bodies carry excess mass.
For more information visit www.oahuspineandrehab.com or call 488-5555 to set up your complimentary consultation today!

Sugar & Obesity: The Bitter Truth

Posted on January 26, 2017 by to press

by: Dr. Anegawa Original article here! America has a sweet tooth- and it’s causing a lot more harm to our health than just cavities. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), The United States is the world’s largest consumer of sweeteners, including high-fructose corn syrup. Since the 1970’s, Americans have been steadily eating more…
by: Dr. Anegawa Original article here! America has a sweet tooth- and it’s causing a lot more harm to our health than just cavities. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), The United States is the world's largest consumer of sweeteners, including high-fructose corn syrup. Since the 1970’s, Americans have been steadily eating more sugar, and it’s no coincidence that the obesity epidemic has skyrocketed in proportion. Sugar consumption per capita, in the form of refined sugar, brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, high fructose corn syrup and sugar molecules ending in “ose” (dextrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose) has escalated to about 94 grams added sugar per day . The majority of sugar in our diets comes from sugary beverages, desserts, fruit drinks and candy. The low fat movement of the 1980s propelled the food industry to add more sugar to processed fare, to enhance flavor where fat content was lowered. As a result, the snack food industry became a large source of added sugar in the American diet. We also saw breakfast morphing into dessert, as “benign’ sugar was liberally dumped into cereals and other morning meal staples. Food marketers strategically cultivated a new generation of addicts, leveraging youth-friendly cartoon characters and super heroes to market a wave of high-sugar cereals to children. Interestingly, the childhood obesity epidemic has more than doubled in the past 30 years. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of sugar to no more than 100 calories per day for women and no more than 150 calories per day for men (about 6 teaspoons and 9 teaspoons daily for women and men, respectively). We are easily exceeding those guidelines. Certain brands of sodas have as much as 11 teaspoons (46.2 grams) of added sugar in a 12 oz. can, so just one contains essentially double the daily sugar allotment for most people. Sugar triggers a response that leaves us craving more- thus the vicious cycle begins. Sugar in any form is linked to a condition known as insulin resistance- the cause of most weight issues. In people with insulin resistance, their insulin receptors become less responsive, allowing insulin to stay in the system, putting blood sugar in a negative balance. In turn, this induces constant sugar cravings, causing the cycle to repeat itself. This consumption of excess sugar can disrupt the body’s balance of hormones that help our bodies function properly. Excess sugar increases levels of glucose in the bloodstream, causing the pancreas to release insulin. Elevated insulin, in turn, causes the body to store more food calories as fat. That means that sugar has a significant role in obesity. Insulin is the hormone needed to lower blood sugar, but it is also a growth hormone. It makes your body convert sugar to fat and makes that fat hard to use as an energy source. This can lead into metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions including high blood pressure, abdominal fat, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides that are precursors for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Approximately 75 million Americans, or about 1 in 3, suffer from metabolic syndrome. If excess sugar consumption is the cause, as research suggests, then to echo the sentiment of nutrition writer Gary Taubes, author of “The Case against Sugar,” sugar is to diabetes what cigarettes are to lung cancer. We shouldn’t touch it. Without excess sugar in our diets, would diabetes be rare? When researchers suggested as much in the 1970s, the medical consensus was that fat was the main culprit in obesity, not sugar. It looks like we are living with the repercussions of those assumptions today. To join the ranks of healthcare providers fighting obesity, tweet us at @DrsFightObesity or use #DoctorsFightingObesity to keep the conversation going.

Heart Health Awareness Month

Posted on January 23, 2017 by to press

By: Kelli Wilson The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to make a commit to a healthy lifestyle and to make changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of…
By: Kelli Wilson The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to make a commit to a healthy lifestyle and to make changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.   Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Below are some things to help you continue on you journey to a healthier lifestyle.
  • Add exercise to your daily routine.Start off the month by walking 15 minutes, 3 times each week. By mid-month, increase your time to 30 minutes, 3 times each week. Yoga and pilates are also great for stress relief and strength building.
  • Going Back to Basics while on IP. Sometimes after we’ve been on Phase 1 for a while, we fall into a rut. The best way to keep moving forward is to go back to basics!  Below are some questions you may need to ask yourself to get help get back on track:
    • Are you following you Phase sheet 100%?
    • Are you still measuring and/or weighing you veggies and proteins?
    • Are you preparing meals and prepping food ahead of time?
    • Are you being creative with you dinners and changing things up?
    • Are you journaling?
    • Are you making it to your weekly scheduled follow-ups?
If you answered no to any of these questions, it may be time to go back to how you were doing things on day one of the program.  If you are continuing to do all of these things, talk to your coach; they may have ideas on how you can get things moving again!
  • Take steps to quit smoking. If you currently smoke, quitting can cut your risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Take medication as prescribed.Talk with your doctor about the importance of high blood pressure and cholesterol medications. If you're having trouble taking your medicines on time or if you're having side effects, ask your doctor for help.

Nation’s Death Rate Rises as Progress Against Heart Disease Stalls

Posted on January 18, 2017 by to press

According to a recent article in the *Wall Street Journal, Americans are dying from heart disease at a faster rate, stalling four decades of gains against the nation’s leading killer and driving up the U.S. mortality rate overall. The death rate from heart disease rose 0.9% last year, according to U.S. mortality data released Thursday by the…
According to a recent article in the *Wall Street Journal, Americans are dying from heart disease at a faster rate, stalling four decades of gains against the nation’s leading killer and driving up the U.S. mortality rate overall. The death rate from heart disease rose 0.9% last year, according to U.S. mortality data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate also rose 3% for stroke, the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Both changes, which researchers tie in large part to the rise in obesity and diabetes, helped push life expectancy down by one-tenth of a percentage point, to 78.8 years, according to the CDC. Cardiovascular disease has been the biggest killer in the U.S. for more than a century. But death rates from heart disease in the U.S. have declined nearly 70% since 1969, brought about by anti-smoking and other public-health campaigns, the advent of medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and new techniques for saving peoples’ lives from heart attacks. *Source: Betsy McKay and Ron Winslow, The Wall Street Journal To read the full article, click here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/nations-death-rate-rises-as-progress-against-heart-disease-stalls-1481173260