Category Archives: Healthy Weight

Are You Someone With Weight Loss Resistance?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP There are people in the world who don’t have to work at staying thin and trim, and there are people in the world who do. For those in the latter category, the battle of the bulge can feel like a nemesis impacting them on many levels, physically and emotionally. Everywhere […]

Emotional Eating

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP In all my years as a health provider for women, I think I can count on one hand the number of women for whom emotions played absolutely no part in their relationship with food. Our emotions and how we eat (and when and what) are so intertwined that I think […]

Weight Loss and Adrenal Stress

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP We go through periods of time in our lives when the demands are greater and the stress load is heavier. Regardless of the reasons – illness, relationship difficulties, work struggles, caring for an aging parent or ailing child – there can be a physical impact. We may turn to food […]

Set Point Weight – Fact Or Fiction?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP We all know that our hair color, eye color, freckles and personality traits and more are inherited from our parents. Could this be true about our weight? Scientists long believed that set point – which is our body to fat ratio within a 10-15 pound weight range – was inherited. […]

Blast Away Belly Fat

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Belly fat, that stubborn ring around your middle, seemingly creeps up out of nowhere and seems resistant to traditional diet and exercise. Some women will cut calories and may lose inches in other parts of their bodies – but that oh-so-stubborn belly fat remains. Other women report taking on targeted […]

Weight Loss and Your Metabolism – Knowledge Is Power

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP It is almost impossible to be on the internet now without pop-up advertisements and click-here links that appear out of nowhere. They claim miracle weight-loss, or get-fit fast techniques that sound effortless, and I often wonder, is that possible?  I have had years of medical practice and nutritional training, but […]

Hunger Hormones

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Hormones of appetite and satiety — how does the brain know when we’re hungry or full? What are the hormones that affect your appetite? How do the body’s other hormones influence hunger and satiety? Have you ever caught yourself mindlessly eating with little awareness of hunger, only to realize that […]

Reprogram Your Genes and Cells For Healthy Weight

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP The set point — reprogramming your genes and cells Everyone goes through life with a certain amount of “baggage” — an inheritance that’s both physical and emotional in nature. When it comes to our physical inheritance (our genes), many women feel that there’s not much they can do to change […]

Finding Your Healthy Weight

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP As much as my patients know they should eat well, the concern that looms largest for many is their weight. Whatever their age and station, most women care deeply about what they look like. As a consequence, they battle with their weight, adopting any number of extreme unhealthy patterns over […]

The Trouble With Fad Diets

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Nearly all of my patients ask me when we first meet, “How can I lose this weight?” A full third of these women have been on one diet or another for as long as they can remember. This habitual dieting generally keeps women at a manageable weight until they enter […]

Healthy Weight – The Core Balance Diet

By Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP How core imbalances can affect your weight and health What’s behind The Core Balance Diet? Extra! Extra! Healthcare practitioner heals herself Fad diets are popular — but they don’t work Toxic weight and stress Determining your individual imbalance Clearing the path to Core Balance Oh, the things women do to […]

The Core Balance Diet – About The Book

28 Days to Boost Your Metabolism And Lose Weight For Good Is your weight gain making you miserable? Have you noticed that you’re packing on pounds in unpleasant places? Or is the scale-and the way you feel about yourself-just stuck, no matter how much you diet or exercise? If you’ve struggled without success to lose […]

Are Stress And Adrenal Imbalance Keeping You From Weight Loss?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP How stress can make us gain weight Number one for your adrenal health: Eat! Pacing yourself to promote healing Too often, women and their healthcare practitioners think weight loss is all about cutting calories and exercising more. But I have several patients who’ve tried these avenues with no success. The […]

The Truth About Cholesterol and Fat

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Like so many of my patients, for years I tried one low-fat, low-cholesterol diet after another. But after failing to lose weight — and feeling pretty bad despite my “healthy diet” — I did a panel of blood tests on myself. The results were shocking. That fateful day was 25 […]

Sugar Substitutes and The Potential Danger Of Splenda

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Few of us are really aware of how many Splenda® products there are in the supermarkets. We’ve been told that this artificial sweetener is different from all the past failures — Sweet’N Low®, NutraSweet®, etc. — and according to the claims, that Splenda is the perfect sugar substitute: as sweet […]

Natural Weight Loss

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Over the years I’m sure I’ve lost over 100 pounds — the same 10 pounds, 10 times! And so many of my patients tell me the same thing, I wonder how many American women (and their daughters) are on a diet on any given day. We spend billions of dollars […]

Diet Soda – How Healthy Is It?

It’s hot, and you’re thirsty, and if you are like most Americans the first drink you reach for will be a soda pop — a carbonated soft drink. If you’re worried about your sugar or caloric intake, your choice will likely be a diet soda. Companies have spent billions of dollars convincing all of us […]