Off the Scale Ways to Measure Success

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Are you doing everything you can to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle, but you still aren’t seeing results on the scale? Let’s ignore the numbers for now, and explore some other ways to track your progress! Here are a few ways to ditch the scale and measure your progress in other ways from the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana. 

Try On Old Clothes

Do you remember those old jeans you left in the back of your closet because you grew out of them? Take them out and try them on! Even if they still aren’t fitting as you would like them to, you are sure to have made some progress if you have stayed on track. Try on some old clothes. Maybe some fit perfectly now, or maybe some are too big all of a sudden! 

Write Down Measurements

Yes, measurements are still numbers, but sometimes it is easier to see progress through loss of inches around your body than it is with numbers on a scale! Take down your measurements one every week, or even every two weeks if you want to see bigger gaps in your measurements! 

Analyze Endurance

Another great way to keep track of your progress is to take note of your endurance! Were you able to walk an extra mile that you couldn’t before? That is major progress, and something you should be proud of!

Mindset Matters More

At the end of the day, if you feel good about your progress it doesn’t matter what the number on the scale says. If you are living a healthy lifestyle but the scale isn’t reflecting that in the way that you would like it to, that is no reason to give up. As long as you stick to it, results will come! 

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The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started! 
You can also visit our online store, we carry all the weight loss essentials including water bottles, vitamins / supplements, protein powders, and more!

How Does Stress Affect Weight Loss?

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Stress has woven itself into almost every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s about money, relationships, work, etc., stress is always hanging over our heads like a dark cloud. While on your weight loss journey, there could be nothing worse than adding stress into the mix. Stress is not a friend to weight loss, and here is how stress will only make your journey harder to finish. 

Stress vs Weight Loss

While it is almost impossible to completely remove stress from your life, it is important to try, especially when trying to lose weight. According to Healthline, for many people, stress can have a direct impact on their weight. Whether it causes weight loss or weight gain can vary from person to person — and even from situation to situation.

In some cases, stress may lead to missed meals and poor food choices. For others, stress may cause them to completely lose the desire to eat. Oftentimes, this change is only temporary. Your weight may return to normal once the stressor has passed.

One of the main problems with high-stress levels in the body is the production of the hormone cortisol. Your body identifies stress and the adrenal glands will begin to produce cortisol, which puts the body into a catabolic state – meaning it will begin to eat or break down muscle. Muscle is key during weight loss because it helps to increase our body’s basal metabolic rate to burn fats. Therefore, if you are losing muscle mass, you are losing the ability to burn fat which is very counterproductive when trying to lose weight. We must keep our stress levels down in order to prevent excess cortisol in the body and maintain our muscle mass! This is why we like to say your adrenal glands are your “key to weight loss”.

Whichever way stress affects your weight loss, neither option is healthy for your body. Whether you put weight on, or weight falls off, both fluctuations are temporary because stress is temporary! 

Signs Your Weight Loss Is Connected To Stress

A change in your weight can be linked to stress if you are also experiencing:

  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Aches and pains
  • Tense muscles
  • Mood changes
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Difficulty with short-term memory
  • Increased heart rate

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If you need help working through your stress or help along our weightloss journey, join us! The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

The Aspen Clinic vs Noom

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Wondering if the Aspen Clinic’s weight loss program is what will work for you, or if Noom will be more efficient? The Aspen Clinic is here to inform you on how Noom works, and how you can work Noom and The Aspen Clinic program together to change your life completely. 

What is Noom?

Noom is a fitness and weight-loss program. Noom claims to be “the last weightloss program you will ever need.” The Noom app focuses on making changes surrounding dieting. As we have mentioned in a previous post, dieting is never the way to approach weight loss, so it is best to steer clear of that practice and focus on our program at the Aspen Clinic if you are looking for longevity and a true lifestyle change. 

What is the Aspen Clinic?

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. We also provide in-person support, something an app like Noom cannot provide. 

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Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

Don’t Diet, Do Make a Lifestyle Change

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Dieting has been proven to be the worst thing for your health. While taking control of your eating is vital to your weight loss journey, there is a better way than choosing a fad diet. A complete lifestyle change is what will be most beneficial to the lasting success of your journey. Allow the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana to give you some tips on how to make a lifestyle change, and ditch the diet. 

Diet vs Lifestyle Change 

A diet is a temporary change. You change your eating habits temporarily until you meet your weight loss goal, and then you return to your old ways. This takes quite the toll on the body and will have you right back where you started in no time. 

A lifestyle change consists of adopting healthy habits that promote long-term weight loss and control. This means making small changes in your everyday life, rather than making drastic changes all at once. Some examples of ways to kickstart your lifestyle change could be:

  • Gradually cutting back on junk food
  • Organize / plan workouts as a part of your everyday routine
  • Meal prepping
  • Drinking more water
  • Trying to incorporate more nutrient dense foods and cutting back on junk food
  • Organize / plan physical activity as a part of your day
  • Meal prepping
  • Drinking more water
  • Meditate or find ways to manage stress
  • Reduce TV or screen time to prioritize sleep

Eventually, if you stick to it, it will become a routine, and each step you take toward bettering your health will become a permanent change. 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass.


Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

Weight Loss Tips: Get More Sleep

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Sleeping is more important to your weight loss journey than you may even realize, in fact, it’s just as important as exercise and eating right! The Aspen Clinic of Louisiana is here to explain all of the amazing benefits that come with getting a good night’s sleep! 

How Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?

Sleep is like nutrition for the brain. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours each night, and according to WebMD, too little sleep triggers a cortisol spike. This stress hormone signals your body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. Translation: You’re more apt to hang on to fat. 

Research tells the story. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Found that when people were starved of sleep, late-night snacking increased, and they were more likely to choose high-carb snacks. In another study done at the University of Chicago, sleep-deprived participants chose snacks with twice as much fat as those who slept at least 8 hours. 

When you stick to a consistent, quality sleep schedule, not only will your body perform better, but so will your mind! Your mind and your body will thank you for fueling them both with a good night of sleep, and will even reward you with some weight loss! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

7 Healthy Habits for Weight Loss

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Losing weight is no easy task. It can take a toll on both your mind and body. It is important to adopt as many healthy habits as you can while on your weight loss journey. Here are 7 healthy habits for weight loss from the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana to help keep your mind and body happy and healthy! 

Positive Attitude

Positive thoughts are vital when it comes to losing weight, as they increase our motivation and energy levels, which will ultimately act as a catalyst for achieving our weight loss goals! 

Don’t Skip Breakfast

It’s a tale as old as time- breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Starting the day off with a nutritious breakfast will help keep you on track to make healthy choices for the rest of the day. People who eat breakfast tend to be more mindful of their diets, and have more energy! 

Drink Water When You Wake Up

Water fires up your metabolism, keeps you hydrated, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may even help curb some hunger cravings! 

Make Lunch Your Biggest Meal

Not only will a big lunch suppress some hunger, but it can also help decrease an afternoon slump! Don’t break your healthy stride just because you get a couple of cravings before dinner. Keep yourself on track with a substantial lunch. 

Don’t Eat Too Close To Bedtime

Eating before bed can cause the body’s metabolism to slow. The body slows down its functions at night to prepare for sleep, but consuming foods, especially those high in carbs, can make it harder to digest and result in weight gain.

Move Everyday

It is no secret that exercise and weight loss go hand-in-hand. Moving around every day, even if only for 15 minutes, will be incredibly beneficial to your weight loss journey!

Prioritize Sleep

Sleep is like nutrition for the brain. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours each night, and according to WebMD, too little sleep triggers a cortisol spike. This stress hormone signals your body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. Translation: You’re more apt to hang on to fat. Your mind and your body will thank you for fueling them both with a good night of sleep, and will even reward you with some weight loss! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

Weight Loss Injections Reviews

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Lipotropic injections speed up the removal of fat within the liver, decongests liver of fat and bile, reduces LDL and increases HDL cholesterol, breaks down fats and carbohydrates & a diuretic, promotes relaxation and decreases anxiety, promote regular insulin function, muscle building, training, and endurance.

Patient Testimonials: Injections

Don’t just take our word for it, here are some reviews of out weight loss injections from our patients: 

Charlotte, Aspen Clinic Harvey:When I started, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been. I truly believe the injections were the key to my weight loss. I have lost 24 lbs and went down 3 sizes.

Sheryl, Aspen Clinic Metairie: I’ve been very pleased with the products and support I’ve received from the Aspen Clinic in Metairie. I was halfway through my weight loss journey in January of 2019 when I reached a plateau. There is no doubt that the weekly injections I continue to receive not only got me over the hump, but helped me reach my goal. I’ve lost a total of 64 lbs, 34 during the period of January-August 2019, and I’ve gone from a size 16 to a size 4.

Female Patient, Aspen Clinic Covington: I decided to try the Aspen Clinic when traditional approaches to losing weight weren’t giving me the results I had hoped for. The injections and supplements gave me fast results, which helped “jumpstart” my motivation for lifestyle changes. To better my progress, I started attending the gym more regularly, which only improved my results. Overall, I would recommend the clinic to anyone looking for a great start to reaching their weight loss goals.”

Remember, there is no magic cure for weight loss. Injections help jumpstart and aid in weight loss, they do not do all the work for you! 

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When it comes to weight loss injections, proponents of vitamin based injections are known to give you more energy and boost your metabolism by replenishing vitamins your body may have been deficient in, helping you shed unwanted pounds. B-12 can also improve energy levels, better mood, deeper sleep, boost metabolism. 

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits, with the aid of weight loss supplements and injections. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass.

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

How Supplements & Injections Aid in Weight Loss

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The Aspen Clinic has helped many people lose weight by focusing on long-term positive lifestyle changes. Because there are many nutritional and health factors that accompany lifestyle changes and healthy weight loss for women and men, we find it best to have a qualified physician review our client’s personal information and analyze their nutritional needs. But how exactly do supplements and injections  work?

Benefits of Weight Loss Supplements & Injections 

According to Mayo Clinic, Most prescription weight-loss drugs work by decreasing appetite or increasing feelings of fullness which helps when adjusting to a new eating routine. 

When it comes to injections, proponents of vitamin based injections are known to give you more energy and boost your metabolism by replenishing vitamins your body may have been deficient in, helping you shed unwanted pounds. B-12 can also improve energy levels, better mood, deeper sleep, boost metabolism. 

Lipotropic injections speed up the removal of fat within the liver, decongests liver of fat and bile, reduces LDL and increases HDL cholesterol, breaks down fats and carbohydrates & a diuretic, promotes relaxation and decreases anxiety, promote regular insulin function, muscle building, training, and endurance.

Like vitamin injections, supplements can aid in weight loss by providing the body with nutrients it may be missing.  The different herbs and plants in the all natural Aspen Clinic supplement line have a multitude of functions including accelerating fat loss, boosting energy, mood, and metabolism, improving digestion and overall vitality. It is very important to choose all natural supplements, with ingredients the body can recognize, instead of the common ones at drug stores composed of synthetic chemicals.  

An important thing to remember is that there is no magic cure for weight loss. The medication and injections are to aid in the weight loss process, NOT to do all the work for you. The purpose of the medication is to suppress appetite, which aids in weight loss while you adjust to a new lifestyle of eating. If you take the medication and don’t adjust your lifestyle and eating habits, then you will not see the results on the scale. The most important thing for weight loss will always be to focus on cleaning up your unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits, with the aid of weight loss supplements and injections. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass.

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

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How to Stay Motivated During Your Weight Loss Journey

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By now you have started on your journey and are well on your way to achieving your weight loss goal. Congratulations! Losing weight does not happen overnight, and it can get discouraging at times when you are not seeing results as fast as you’d like. This can cause you to lose the motivation you started out with. Don’t lose that momentum! Here are 4 tips to keep yourself motivated while losing weight from the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana. 

4 Tips To Stay Motivated

  1. Remind Yourself Why You Started: Make a list of all the reasons why you started out on this journey in the first place. You are doing this for a reason, and that reason has not gone away! Constantly remind yourself that there is a purpose for this journey you are on and stick to it. 
  2. Set Realistic Expectations: Setting unattainable goals can lead to feelings of frustration and cause you to give up. On the contrary, setting and accomplishing achievable goals leads to feelings of accomplishment. The average weight loss we see is 2-3lbs a week, 10-12 lbs per month, 30-36 lbs in 3 months. Remind yourself that nothing happens overnight, and don’t let your motivation get crushed by unrealistic expectations. 
  3. Keep A Weight Loss Journal: Documenting your progress and self-monitoring is very beneficial to weight loss. If you document your progress, you can look back and see how far you have come! Celebrate the small victories you have jotted down in your journal, and hold yourself accountable for the slip ups. 
  4. Reflect on Your Progress: Even if you have only lost one pound, that is something to celebrate! You have taken the biggest step in a weight loss journey- deciding to start. Reflect on what a wonderful choice you have made, and all of the progress you have seen in your mind and body since then!

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Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass.

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

What’s the Average Weight Loss in a Month?

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It is easy to get discouraged when you are not seeing speedy results when trying to lose weight. Once you know the facts about how much weight is usually lost in a month, it will be easier to figure out if your weight loss plan is working for you! The Aspen Clinic is here to help you figure that out! 

Average Weight Loss Facts

The average weight loss we see is 2-3lbs a week, 10-12 lbs per month, 30-36 lbs in 3 months. We use a Tanita body composition analysis scale that measures not only weight, but important numbers like BMI, BMR, fat mass, muscle mass, and water weight. By monitoring these numbers, we can ensure that patients are losing weight in a healthy way – losing fat mass, building muscle, and maintaining hydration. Our scale will also give an ideal range of fat mass and body fat percentage based on their individual height and weight. 

It is important to remember that even a modest weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.

For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the “overweight” or “obese” range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

As you can see, slow and steady really does win the race when it comes to weight loss. Join the Aspen Clinic and kick start your weight loss journey with the help of our experts! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass.

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

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