Dr. Ahmad provides his own line of vitamins and nutritional supplements to help you with your weight loss goals. Visit the Balance Body Mind Store today.

The most important factor in sustained weight loss is a permanent change to your lifestyle. This includes daily diet, exercise routines and stress management. Most of us put on weight because we eat too much of the wrong type of food and then try to burn off the empty calories in inefficient ways, if at all.

Dr. Ahmad recommends supplementing omega 3s and vitamin D on a regular basis.

Dr. Ahmad is a certified provider of Metagenics FirstLine Therapy, a program designed by healthcare professionals to help individuals return to a path of extended fitness. Think of it as lifestyle medicine: you will learn how to shop for and prepare healthy, nutritious foods that satisfy (but not increase) your cravings and how to exercise in a way that gets rid of unwanted fat and replaces it with muscle.

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If preparing meals and measuring portion sizes is not for you, then meal replacement therapies may be your answer. Meal replacements help you safely and efficiently lose weight by using shakes, bars, and other “snack” foods to supplement or supplant your own regular food.

Recent Research

Protein, Especially Fish, Linked to Reduced Stroke.

A new meta-analysis of 7 studies (4 from the US, 2 from Japan and 1 from Sweden) suggests that a moderate dietary protein intake may lower the risk of stroke. The primary beneficial protein source was fish, while other animal protein sources such as red meat appeared to be associated with an increased risk. The study further found that fish intake could decrease the risk for stroke by 29% while vegetable protein could decrease it by 12%. The association between protein intake and risk for stroke was stronger in women than men. With every 20g per day increment in total protein intake, the stroke risk decreased by 26%. In numbers, this is equivalent to an annual reduction of stroke deaths by 1,482,000 cases. The author concludes that the main protective effect of fish protein comes from its ability to lower blood pressure, but also from lowering triglycerides, total cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein. Another potential benefit the author foresees is the patients’ full or partial replacing of the harmful foods they currently consume with high-protein ones.

(Protein, Especially Fish, Linked to Reduced Stroke. Zhang Z, Xu G, Yang F, Zhu W, Liu X, Neurology. 2014 Jun 11. pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000551. [Epub ahead of print]. For Medscape Medical News/Neurology reported by Pauline Anderson.)