COVID-19 Re-Opening: Safety and Prevention Plan

We are so excited to announce our re-opening for May 1st, 2020. Our plan is to continue to follow government regulations and best practice for keeping our staff and our patient safe and healthy.

Please read the following information regarding our Safety and Prevention Plan:

Patient Guidelines

  • DO NOT ENTER THE CLINIC – please wait outside the door or in your vehicle and call the office to notify of your arrival and an Aspen Clinic staff member will meet you outside for a brief screening.
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Quarantine Weight Loss Guide

Regardless of the corona virus, it’s still spring time and we know you still want to reach your weight loss goals. Don’t let the quaratine stop you!

Here are some ways to stay on track towards your goals and stay healthy during the quarantine:

  • Stock up on Healthy Groceries & Don’t Buy Snacks
    • When you go to the store to stock for social distancing, focus on buying foods that will last and benefit your health like frozen meats and frozen vegetables,
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COVID-19 Closure

At The Aspen Clinic, the health and safety of our patients and staff is always our number one priority. With this in mind, it is with a heavy heart that we must close our doors at this time. Your protection during this global pandemic and our societal responsibility to keep the community safe is of upmost importance to us.
We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak by staying up-to-date with the latest information from the CDC,

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COVID-19 Update

At The Aspen Clinic, the health and safety of our patients and staff is always our number one priority. With this in mind, we are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak by staying up-to-date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We plan to stay open as long as possible, and will alert our patients of any closures as they occur. In the meantime,

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NEW at the Aspen Clinic in 2020

2020 is here and we’re so excited to announce new products added to the Aspen Clinic weight loss arsenal! We are now better equipped to help Louisiana reach it’s weight loss and wellness goals in 2020!

Here’s what’s new:

NEW: Supplements

Don’t worry, we kept all of our existing supplements that you love, but we are so excited to introduce these amazing new ones to aid you in your weight loss journey!

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Diet Myths: BUSTED!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, we started a podcast! 

It’s been so much fun to discuss some of the topics/questions that we get every day in our offices with you whenever and wherever you choose!  As of now, we have 3 episodes available. 

Happy Healthy Days Podcast hosts, Barbie and Nikki

Episode 01: Welcome to Happy, Healthy Days

Our co-hosts Barbie and Nikki introduced themselves and talk more about their backgrounds,

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Chomps Jerky Snack Sticks

New at the Aspen Clinic!

If you’ve been in to any of our 9 locations recently you probably noticed that we have a new product in our offices! 

We are so excited to announce that we are now selling Chomps Snack Sticks! 

When it comes to healthy snacking, it’s hard to beat jerky… but only if it’s made right.  

If you’ve never heard of Chomps, they’re made from high quality protein that look similar to a Slim Jim,

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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

1. Never Arrive Hungry

When attending a holiday party, the best advice is to eat a healthy meal before you go to avoid over-eating.  If you are attending a sit-down dinner, eat a healthy snack high in protein and low in carbohydrates 30 minutes before and make sure you control your portion sizes when serving your plate.

2. Avoid Banking Calories

Don’t be a calorie hoarder!  Saving all of your calories for the end of the day is the quickest way to overeat.  

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Ditch the dairy!

Did you know that humans are the only species on Earth who continue to drink milk after we wean from breast milk? 

We are also the only species who drink another species’ milk. If you’ve never considered why that may be, it may be time to start re-thinking your recommended 2-3 glasses of cow’s milk per day.

Sure, your grandparents grew up drinking milk every day and your parents told you to drink your milk to get strong bones,

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Appetite vs. Hunger

 

Did you know that appetite and hunger are two completely different things?

Hunger:

  • The physical need for food
  • Occurs with low levels of glucose in your blood, several hours after eating due to a protective mechanism that ensures your body is adequately fueled.

Appetite:

  • The desire for food
  • A conditioned response to food – a sensory reaction to the look or smell of food
  • More closely linked to behavior
  • Stems from your biochemistry and emotional connection to food
  • Influenced by sensory reactions to food
  • Can increase/decrease due to hormones,
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