Day: November 18, 2016

A Better Way – A Review of a Minnesota Weight Loss Clinic

Do not give up on your weight loss goals just yet. A Minnesota weight loss clinic might just have the answer for you. When you join a Minnesota weight loss clinic, you will be given a fitness program to follow. If you have a friend with you, do not be surprised that you two have different programs. Fitness programs are customized because not everything works with everybody. With your customized fitness program, you can be assured that results will come your way. In as much as fitness programs are different, a Minnesota weight loss clinic almost always usually have a signature program or product that they use. An example of this is the A Better Way Health Center located in Edina, Minnesota.

This way to A Better Way

A preventive medical program, A Better Way Health Center is a Minnesota weight loss clinic that focuses on weight control by developing a healthy diet and exercise fitness program that you can permanently use. This way, whatever weight you will lose in the course of your fitness program will be kept lost. In addition to offering you a customized fitness program, you might also be subjected to phentermine medication.

What is phentermine?

Phentermine is a generic name. It is thought to currently have an effect on your hypothalamus, the part of your brain that is responsible for thirst, hunger, sleep, and arousal levels. By altering the neurotransmitters, phentermine can dramatically decrease your appetite levels and thus reduce your food intake. It is a sympathomimetic amine, legally prescribed by the United States Food and Drug Administration, that works as a weight loss supplement to those obese or clinically overweight and are participating in whatever form of program for weight control supervised by a physician. Apart from helping you follow a strict diet without feeling deprived (because you do not get hungry), it also creates the feeling of satiety (fullness) at smaller portions of food. You do not only eat less but you also learn to get used to smaller portions. Phentermine also can produce a mild increase in your metabolism and a certain degree of increased energy.

What does A Better Way offer?

The programs in A Better Way may be categorized as a personalized program for behavior-modification that focuses on dietary education plus coaching with problem solving. Every person individually meets up with the registered dietician and physician at each office visit. Going through your weight loss and diet history, areas with progress are reinforced while taking note of areas for improvement. While a part of a fitness program is to determine and change responses for environmental and emotional triggers leading to inappropriate eating, psychotherapy is not practiced. Compared to commercial programs for weight loss, A Better Way's programs are most similar to those of Weight-Watchers. Both programs give emphasis to education, a healthy diet, use of real food, and self-monitor. However, A Better Way's program does not include public weighing and mandated group discussions.

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Detox and Cleanse

A full body detox is great for overall health and longevity purposes once or twice per year. I’ll get into how to do that later. Right now lets talk about a basic cleanse that is gentle enough to use every day yet strong enough to work. Here is this simple recipe:

1.2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar I’ve heard that “Braggs” ACV is the best brand. Honestly, I’ve had wonderful results and have only used a generic supermarket brand which is about a dollar and change for about a liter.

2. 1/8-1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda (This will neutralize the vinegar so you don’t harm the enamel on your teeth, it neutralizes in your stomach anyway so you are still getting all the benefits of the ACV. It is actually easier for your body to absorb what it needs to from the ACV if you neutralize it first. By taking out that step, you saved your body that work (read: work = energy) and now it can use all of its energy to absorb what it needs. You want to get it to about a 7% alkaline level. The ACV you buy in a grocery store is about 5%. The more that acid bothers you (GERD, acid reflux etc) the more Baking soda you should use. Start with 1/8 of a teaspoon and assess your tolerance. I have found ¼ teaspoon to be the magic number for me. Remember Baking Soda is sodium based, you may find yourself retaining a good amount of water for the first couple of days until your body becomes accustomed to the additional salt. I am extremely salt sensitive and couldn’t get my feet in my heels the first night. Then again, you know me and my Jersey girl 6 inch stilettos!

3. ¼-1/2 fresh lemon juice

4. 1 Tablespoon Organic Honeyb

Add about 4-6 oz of water and drink 2-4x/day. If you can get it down once on an empty stomach, you’re doing better than most people out there. I warm my water and make it into a tea. I find it to be a lot tastier when I throw in the additional (less palate pleasing) ingredients listed below.


1. 20 drops Ginger Extract. Ginger/Gingerol has TONS of benefits. Check out and tune in to the show on Ginger –The Uber Herb. Carl Lenor explains all the benefits of Ginger better than I ever could!!! (Gotta plug your boy, Carl, he let NY/NJ speed talker rant on his show for an hour, sweetiepie…u know me, I NEVER forget anyone who has helped me in my career!!).

2. 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, if you can stand it. Go slow with this to assess your tolerance. I LOVE spicy food so the first day, brass guts over here decided to throw an entire teaspoon right into the mix. I thought my throat was going to close. Me and my daring (read: dumb) Rosanneisms! Heehee. Cayenne pepper heals and rebuilds tissue of the digestive …

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