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“Trust Me I’m A Doctor” Craig Primack MD, Scottsdale, Arizona

"Trust me, I'm a doctor." Who has heard these words before? " Trust me, I'm a doctor." And what did it make you think? Did you like hearing that? Did it make you feel comfortable? Or did you say, "You don't know the half of it?" Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today's Medical Minute is new and it's about being a physician who works in medical weight loss. The world of medical weight loss goes back probably even hundreds of years, but back before the 1970s, weight wasn't a significant problem in our society. But over the…

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The Best Way to Talk About Your Diet (video)

The Best Way to Talk About Your Diet The Story Hi, I'd like to tell you a story today. Many people know, at least the ones I treat here in the clinic that I have had some problems with certain foods over time. Currently, most people know that that is ice cream and so I just don't bring ice cream in my house. Yet, I do eat it every so often and go out and get a portion. But my story is really about cake, which was my one before ice cream. And when it was my birthday, or my…

A Weight Loss Goal or a Weight Loss Deadline? – Scottsdale Weight Loss

A Weight Loss Goal or a Weight Loss Deadline? Weight Loss Goals Hello and welcome. I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today's Medical Minute is a interesting one that just kind of came up in the last couple of weeks. We always talk about weight loss goals. My goal is to lose 10 pounds, 20 pounds, 50 pounds, 70 pounds, 100 pounds. I had a patient this week that says I don't have goals. I have a weight loss deadline. So today's Medical Minute is about goals versus deadlines. When we have a goal, my goal…

If You Struggle with Your Weight

If You Struggle with Your Weight Hi and welcome. I am Dr. Craig Primack. I'm a physician and Co-Managing Partner of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. In addition, I am the President of the Obesity Medicine Association. If you are here listening to this video, you or someone you know struggles with their weight. If you have struggled losing weight or keeping it off and haven't tried using an Obesity Medicine Clinician for helping you with weight loss, I will recommend now that you do so. Obesity Medicine Clinicians Obesity Medicine Clinicians are physicians who are certified by the American Board of Obesity…

3 Rules for Safely Eating Out – Med Min #42

3 Rules for Safely Eating Out Hi, I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss. Today's medical minute is about eating out in restaurants, specifically the 3 rules for safely eating out in restaurants. As the pandemic is hopefully coming to an end or towards the time where we can get out and be a little social again, many of us are starting to eat in restaurants.  Especially here in Arizona. I have three tips that will help you make the best choices for eating out. Consider Staying Home for Safe Eating First things first, it is always going to be…

Is Skipping Breakfast Good for Your Health?

Is Skipping Breakfast Good for Your Health? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack. And today's question is very simply, is skipping breakfast good for your health? Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Feeding Over the last several years, something called intermittent fasting has become very popular. One of the versions of intermittent fasting is called time-restricted feeding, where people eat for a window of the day and don't eat for the other part. It starts usually at about 10 hours. So say you start eating it 9:00 in the morning and you finished by 7:00 PM and it goes down to six hours.…

What is the One Best Diet?

What is the One Best Diet? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to be talking about another Medical Minute. The topic is very important. It's, what is the one best diet? And so for a minute, I'm going to put that question aside and go towards blood pressure. Blood Pressure We know blood pressure is a disease that's been around for a long time, and if you ask a physician, "What is the one blood pressure medicine that they prescribe?" They're going to give you their absolute favorite. It's probably something called an ACE…

Don’t Cheat On Your Diet — Medical Minute 30

Don't Cheat on your Diet Hi. I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today's Medical Minute is very importantly titled Don't Cheat on Your Diet. When you first hear me say that, I think most people think I'm going to be very strict. "Don't ever deviate from this very strict plan that you have." That's actually not what I'm saying at all. I'm saying we're going to take the word cheat actually out of your diet vocabulary. You can either eat on your plan or you eat off your plan. Some people say, "We had a dietary deviation."…

Do Magical Diets Exist? Medical Minutes #25

  Do Magical Diets Exist? Hi, I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to spend a few minutes talking about a concept that I call magical diets. First, I'd like to say that magical diets do not exist. Remember, magical diets do not exist. What is a Magical Diet? So what is a magical diet? A magical diet is a belief that something, and usually a very small change like not eating until eight o'clock and ending by eight o'clock or just cutting out one or two nutrients, maybe carbohydrates, all of a sudden…

Healthy Thanksgiving Eating – Happy Holidays – Med Min #23

Healthy Thanksgiving Eating Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to talk about a safe and healthy way to eat in the holidays. I give this recommendation every year. The holidays are a time, unfortunately, that many people do tend to gain weight. My recommendations go back many years, but they're good and reasonable and I think doable recommendations. The Eating Season The first thing, remember, the eating season started at Halloween, when the candy that you were going to give out didn't get given out.It stayed in your home, and it lasts all the…
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