Doctors on Cohen: Rapid Weight Loss Through Nutrition*

``I Rediscovered How Wonderful I Can Still Be!``

Food is so central to our lives that we develop a complex relationship to food that we get used to. We eat when we’re sad, and we eat when we’re celebrating. More often than not, we find ourselves turning to food for comfort when we’re feeling emotional or stressed.

This was exactly what Dr. Mary Ann Tangcangco experienced as she went through life’s ups and downs. The stress and pressures of med school and residency training, as well as the loss of her mom, made her turn to food for comfort. Despite her various efforts to lose weight – exercise, fad diets, and even diet pills – nothing worked.

At 86 kgs., Doc Ianne became hypertensive that she had to take dual anti-hypertensive medications. Along with that, she became depressed that she can no longer find anything to wear that made her look good. “I’m a feminine person, and I love beautiful things,” she says, “but with me being obese, I couldn’t fit into anything which made me sad.”

As she dealt with the loss of her mom, Doc Ianne felt more lost than ever. “Nothing seemed to be right during that time,” she says. It was her dad who encouraged her to lose weight. “He told me that if my mom were still living, she would want me to do something good for myself,” she shares.

After seeing one of her senior consultants lose weight through Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, Doc Ianne felt inspired to lose weight as well and enrolled in the program.

While on the Cohen Program, she realized that being healthy stems from changing the way she lived and the way she thought about food. She learned that eating the right kinds of food is important, and that she shouldn’t deprive herself of nutrition. “We eat three times a day,” she begins, “and if we only do it right, we’ll achieve good results.”

“We can’t just exercise and eat bad food,” she points out. Now she understands better that the key to good health is in correcting the way we eat, and while the road to wellness may not be easy, it will always be worth it.

After losing 24 kgs./56 lbs. in 10 months*, Doc Ianne is happy to embrace her svelte new body. She is no longer hypertensive and has stopped taking maintenance meds. “I feel good about myself, and I’m happy to wear the clothes I want,” she happily states.

“I’m forever grateful to have found the Cohen Program,” she says. “I was lost then, but through Cohen, I found a better part of me that I never thought I had.”

*Individual results may vary. 

Uncovering the Truth about Hidden Sugars

Many studies in the past couple of years have revealed that obesity may not have been caused by the fat in our diets, but by the excessive amount of sugar we consume daily. While it may seem easy to avoid sugary food, the real culprit lies in the foods that contain the so-called “hidden sugars.”

But before we can avoid these “invisible evils,” we must first learn to identify them and understand why we should limit – or avoid – them.

What is “sugar”?

Contrary to what most people believe, sugar isn’t merely the sweet, powdered crystal that we add into our food and drink to make them taste better. In fact, sugar comes in many different names and

various forms. Some are classified as “naturally occuring,” which refers to its sources like fruits or milk, while others fall under the “added sugar” category, which refers to the kinds of sweeteners that are used to enhance the flavors in food and drinks.

To begin with, not all sugar can be simply labelled as “good” or “bad.” The problem begins when we consume more sugar than what our body can manage. Too much sugar consumption forces our liver to overwork itself which may lead to insulin resistance where our body no longer is able to convert sugar into energy, and instead, is stored in the body as fat.

When we have too much sugar in our body, we also experience that “sugar high” which we mistake as a good thing. However, after this “high,” we end up with a “crash,” which makes us crave for more sugar to bring back that “high.” It’s a vicious cycle that results in having too much sugar in our body that it can process.

So what are “hidden sugars”?

You may do everything you can to monitor all sources of sugar in your diet: white sugar in your coffee, candies and chocolates, desserts, cakes and pastries, ice cream, etc. However, there are some sources of sugar that we do not know of or are not aware of. These “hidden sugars” come in the form of even savory dishes such as pizzas, pasta, and yes, even marinades condiments like catsup, Worcestershire, and BBQ sauces, pasta, dips, and dressings, and more.

Where can you find them?

The key to uncovering these hidden sugars is to read food labels and to know the different names of sugar. Once you know how to identify the types of sugar in the food you eat, you will be better equipped to avoid them.

One sure-fire way to avoid hidden sugars is, of course, to avoid food that are sweet to our palate. But you must also watch out for highly processed savory food like the sauces mentioned above. You should also be wary about eating packaged food that are being marketed as “sugar-free” and “fat-free” as these are typically loaded with sugars to make them taste good.

A variety of breads, bottled pasta sauces, energy and nutrition bars, crackers, fruit juices and flavored water, commercially-produce fruit-flavored yogurts, designer coffees, smoothies, dried fruits and fruit cups,

How to avoid them?

Now that you know what hidden sugars are, you can effectively and consciously avoid them. Instead of eating these kinds of food, choose fresh vegetables and lean proteins to fill you up. You may have some fruit, but always keep in mind that too much fruit is also not good for you as this still contains natural sugars.

Have a simple black coffee, and skip the white sugar and coffee creamer which has a load of sugar and fat. If you love chocolates, have dark chocolate which has a lower sugar content, and the bittersweet taste will satisfy your palate better with just a small amount.

You can also eat more savory food that’s naturally flavored with spices, herbs, and vinegars. The spiciness, tartness and sour flavors will satisfy your taste buds just as well, and may even help curb your cravings.

Finally, drink more water. This will not only temper any sugar cravings, but will also detoxify your body of too much salt, fat, and sugar.

Looking for a healthy diet program that will help ease you off your sugar addiction? Check out Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, a rapid weight-loss program that promotes healthy eating and a balanced diet.

Created by Dr. Rami Cohen, an ob-gyne specializing in infertility and obesity, this effective, food-based weight-loss program can safely and quickly help you lose weight and teach you healthy eating habits that will bring you back to optimum health. A personalized Eating Plan is created based on your unique blood profile and biochemistry, which has been especially formulated to address – and correct – the hormonal imbalance that causes weight gain.

Its unique and personalized approach to weight loss and health through nutrition and food makes the Cohen Program a trusted diet plan that has helped thousands of clients around the world achieve good health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program doesn’t require you to take pills, shakes, or meal replacements – just fresh and healthy food that’s easily available from the supermarket. Just follow your Eating Plan and see results in as fast as four weeks*!

*Disclaimer: Individual Results May Vary

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