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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…

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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…

Should I Use Artificial Sweeteners? Medical Minutes Episode 17

Should I Use Artificial Sweeteners? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack and welcome to another Medical Minute. Artificial Sweeteners Today about artificial sweeteners. The question is, should I use artificial sweeteners as part of a diet or weight loss plan? So, it's not a simple question and it isn't a simple answer. The first thing I can tell you is absolutely water is the best without sugar, without artificial sweeteners. It is the best beverage to take to keep us hydrated and to use throughout the day. I can also tell you that we know that sugar itself is the worst. If water…

The 3 Most Important Parts of Weight Loss

  Hi, and welcome back to Medical Minutes. Today I'm going to talk about one of my favorite topics: the three most important parts of weight loss. Number one is sleep, number two is diet, and number three is exercise. So, here they are. Diet, exercise, and sleep. Let me tell you a story. When I first figured this out, it was many years ago, and it was by accident when we figured it out. I had a patient who worked with a company based in Europe. And so, he had weird conference calls at all hours of the night. 2:00 in the morning,…

The Best Optifast Protein Bar Recipe — Craig Primack MD

The Best Optifast Protein Bar Recipe  Craig Primack MD This is the best way to eat at chocolate Opifast Chocolate Bar. Its good on its own but its AMAZING like this. Transcript: Craig Primack MD: Hi there. My name is Dr. Craig Primack MD. I’m coming to you from Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’m going to spend a few minutes talking about OPTIFAST Medical Meal Replacements. Craig Primack MD: I am a medical weight loss physician. We all know about meal replacements as well as protein shakes and such, OPTIFAST comes as bars, as shakes, and as soups, and here is the way that I make one…

How to Easily Build Good Healthy Habits — A Video

  Learn THE secret that you have been missing to building a good healthy habit This was a talk I gave for my patients in November 2018 at Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, AZ  480-366-4400 Enjoy, Craig Primack MD TRANSCRIPT:    Craig Primack: How To Easily, I don’t know if easily is the right word, but, Easily Build Good Habits. It’s taken from a blog that I get a lot.   if you want to write it down, it’s great. If you ever read anything by Malcolm Gladwell, Blink and all that. This guy is like a weekly Malcolm Gladwell. He’s great, Barking Up The Wrong Tree.…
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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…

Read More

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…

Should I Use Artificial Sweeteners? Medical Minutes Episode 17

Should I Use Artificial Sweeteners? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack and welcome to another Medical Minute. Artificial Sweeteners Today about artificial sweeteners. The question is, should I use artificial sweeteners as part of a diet or weight loss plan? So, it's not a simple question and it isn't a simple answer. The first thing I can tell you is absolutely water is the best without sugar, without artificial sweeteners. It is the best beverage to take to keep us hydrated and to use throughout the day. I can also tell you that we know that sugar itself is the worst. If water…

The 3 Most Important Parts of Weight Loss

  Hi, and welcome back to Medical Minutes. Today I'm going to talk about one of my favorite topics: the three most important parts of weight loss. Number one is sleep, number two is diet, and number three is exercise. So, here they are. Diet, exercise, and sleep. Let me tell you a story. When I first figured this out, it was many years ago, and it was by accident when we figured it out. I had a patient who worked with a company based in Europe. And so, he had weird conference calls at all hours of the night. 2:00 in the morning,…

The Best Optifast Protein Bar Recipe — Craig Primack MD

The Best Optifast Protein Bar Recipe  Craig Primack MD This is the best way to eat at chocolate Opifast Chocolate Bar. Its good on its own but its AMAZING like this. Transcript: Craig Primack MD: Hi there. My name is Dr. Craig Primack MD. I’m coming to you from Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’m going to spend a few minutes talking about OPTIFAST Medical Meal Replacements. Craig Primack MD: I am a medical weight loss physician. We all know about meal replacements as well as protein shakes and such, OPTIFAST comes as bars, as shakes, and as soups, and here is the way that I make one…

How to Easily Build Good Healthy Habits — A Video

  Learn THE secret that you have been missing to building a good healthy habit This was a talk I gave for my patients in November 2018 at Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, AZ  480-366-4400 Enjoy, Craig Primack MD TRANSCRIPT:    Craig Primack: How To Easily, I don’t know if easily is the right word, but, Easily Build Good Habits. It’s taken from a blog that I get a lot.   if you want to write it down, it’s great. If you ever read anything by Malcolm Gladwell, Blink and all that. This guy is like a weekly Malcolm Gladwell. He’s great, Barking Up The Wrong Tree.…
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