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Low Carb Fast Food: How to Choose?

Fast food chains are definitely already a part of our lifestyle. They are practically everywhere that we could not possibly avoid them at any cost. Whenever we are on the go, fast food chains are definitely an indispensable part of our lives. They provide us with foods off the counter, and we could gobble the delicious morsel off that burger in no time.

For those of us who are entirely health conscious, eating out in fast food chains is definitely a no-no. The food offered in fast food chains is too fatty, and they are also filled with carbohydrates. Eating a lot of carbohydrate enriched food can certainly be a problem especially when you are weighing yourself off the scale just to check how many pounds you have shed, or worse, how many pounds you have gained.

Choose Your Food Wisely while Eating at Fast Food Joint

Facing the fact that the fast food is necessarily a part of our lives and entirely avoiding them would be impossible. The only thing that is left to do is just to make smart choices of foods whenever you plan to eat in a fast food joint. You can consult your own physician first for a physical check up. In this way, you would be able to take note of the amount of carbohydrates and cholesterol that you have been taking up. He may also suggest some ways on how you could make healthy choices for your diet. In this way, you do not only take precautions about your weight, but you also observe ways on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

When you opt to eat in fast food chains, make sure to have a good grasp of the nutrition information on the types of food that you actually take in fast food chains. Most dieticians say that breads, rice and chips are the main culprits for giving you those unwanted carbs which make your body take in those extra pounds. Moreover, those favorite sundaes of yours would have to be avoided, because they contain a lot of sugar. Eating such items on the menu may in turn give you the carbohydrates which you would not want to have at any rate. However, do not falter at this fact. Most of the fast food chains offer healthy alternatives to these menus. Some of them include salads and low-carb chicken sandwiches. It also helps to check the amount of calories and carbohydrates that each food offers. You can at least tone down on eating these items on the menu if you cannot totally avoid them.

Avoid Fast Food during Low Carb Diet

If you insist on undergoing a low carb fast food diet, then you should reevaluate your perspective in losing weight. If you want to be successful in maintaining a low carb fast food, then so be it. You do not have to avoid everything on the menu and settle for the alternative choices. Be aware of the foods that you take in day after day, and try to maintain a healthy diet. It might just work for you.

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Tina Dawson, Assistant Retail Manager

With over 30 years of experience in IT, Finance, and Healthcare fields, Tina has served the healthcare industry in such roles as Project Manager, Practice Manager, Physician Recruitment and assisted with electronic medical record (EMR) conversions. She attended the University of Maryland in both Asia and Europe majoring in Computer Science and is fascinated with learning new technologies. Tina enjoys educating our clients on our products and programs and “celebrating their successes and milestones…one pound at a time!”. Don’t be surprised if she gives you a hug! For fitness and fun, she likes to “slog” (slow jog) races and enjoys competing in half marathons. “Come out and join me for the next one. Believe in yourself and you CAN do it!” For more information on weight loss in Virginia, please contact (phone or text) us at (757) 873-1880 today!

Jessica Kirby, Medical Receptionist

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Dani Colley, Medical Assistant

Dani has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and has been working as Dr. Clark’s Medical Assistant for over 15 years. Her area of expertise is with the surgical patients. She works closely with Dr. Clark and is always just a phone call away to answer your questions or just lend an encouraging word!

Dani spends her spare time volunteering at an equine rescue or riding rescue horses.

Dawn Olson, LWMC, CPT, Education & Fitness Coordinator

Although her initial career was in Finance, Dawn’s passion for health & fitness motivated her to re-direct her energy toward helping others reach their goal toward a strong & healthy life. Counseling patients and teaching My Weight Loss Academy™ classes in lifestyle modification and nutrition keeps her smiling. “This is far more than a job, it’s an opportunity to help people learn and make positive changes in their health. Each day brings a new reward!”

Dawn is a certified personal trainer and worked in various fitness facilities before joining us in 2009. She also holds certifications in Exercise & the Older Adult, Aquatic Exercise, Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Facilitated Stretching, Fitness Therapy and Lifestyle & Weight Management.

Cat Williamson, Office Manager

Cat Williamson was born and raised in Hampton Roads. She feels blessed that she lives close to the Ocean as well as the Mountains since she enjoys taking weekend trips with her Hubby. Cat has worked in a medical setting for more than 35 years and started working for Dr. Clark as his Surgical Coordinator over fifteen years ago. Due to her longevity here at CFWLS, she has “well rounded” knowledge in each program (medical or surgical) that Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success offers. Cat, as the Office Manager ensures that daily structure is handled with a balance of professionalism and excitement for each of our Patient’s weight loss journey. She feels rewarded each time a Patient or Client peeks into her office to share yet another milestone toward their new life!

Cat Keller, Retail Sales Manager

CatCat Keller has a wealth of experience in marketing, e-marketing, advertising and customer service and manages our Weight Loss Nutritional Store. She is always planning something fun and exciting. special events, discounts, giveaways – it’s never a dull moment. She is happy to help you with questions you may have regarding our products or services. Cat is a graduate of William & Mary, where she studied Government/Pre-Law and minored in Marketing.

“My ultimate goal here at Center for Weight Loss Success is to help our clients be successful in their weight loss. We all know how wonderful it is to win a long fought battle. The battle against weight gain, and the poor health it eventually brings is, I believe, one of the most important to win because it brings with it the biggest pay off of all…a longer, healthier life. That is what motivates me to come to work everyday, it’s the opportunity to help a client achieve a renewed zest for life.”