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Will Aguila, M.D.

Entries by Will Aguila, M.D.

Is a Toxic Relationship the Source of Your Weight Gain?

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 6:04 AM

In my experience, toxic relationship is one of the leading causes of chronic anxiety that can lead to overeating in men. The stress of being stuck in an unhappy relationship seems to amplify on a daily basis. One study in the Journal of Family Issues found that "men...

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Scratching an Itch, the Secret to Success

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 1:16 PM

Achieving a goal follows the same formula for just about everything. It is a cycle if you look at it closely. It all starts with inspiration, followed by motivation and determination. But after determination comes effort, and this is where most people falter. You see, effort is really the key...

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My Biggest Fear: Becoming Obese... Again

(7) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 6:05 PM

I had committed to doing this and I wasn't going to back down. But why was I dreading it so much? I had committed to taping a one hour radio show wearing a 120-pound weight vest. I wanted to describe firsthand what I was experiencing as far as the limitations...

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The Cycle Of Success: Achieving Your Healthy Weight In 2012

(7) Comments | Posted December 31, 2011 | 11:17 AM

Did you know that only about 12 percent of New Year's resolutions are kept after the one year mark? A resolution to lose weight is by far one of the most common. Early in January, the YMCA and other gyms will be brimming with well-intentioned "resolutionists" working hard...

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Binge Eating On Thanksgiving -- Are You in Denial?

(6) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 7:45 AM

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we begin the long, tumultuous road to the holidays. We now give ourselves permission to indulge... or at least place ourselves in denial of our usual constraints.

For many people, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Not because it's the time for family or...

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Why Food Becomes Addictive

(17) Comments | Posted October 29, 2011 | 3:10 AM

The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) defines substance dependence as having the following characteristics:

1. Persistence of use despite problems related to the use of the substance
2. Compulsive and repetitive use
3. Craving
4. Withdrawal

Can we classify...

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The Essential Ingredients for Healthy Living

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 8:59 AM

Most of us are always looking for new recipes. Well here's one you can't afford to miss. It might take longer to bake, but it's worth every minute. Try it right at home:

The recipe for a healthy life

  • 2 cups of self-confidence
  • 1 cup determination
  • ½ cup healthier choices
  • ...

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Why Exercise Is Not About Willpower

(8) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 4:23 PM

We all know that exercise makes us feel better; it relieves our stress, we sleep better, we have more energy, and it clears out our minds of negativity. So why then, do people lose interest in working out so quickly? Why do people abandon their routines and go back to...

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Why Obesity Doesn't Fit in a Bento Box

(16) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 3:25 PM

Do you know what a bento box is? It's a Japanese lunch box that has many compartments. Different foods can be placed in each compartment so that they fit in neatly, do not overlap and never touch each other. I often think that, as a society, we want ideas about...

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Don't Let Your (Facebook) Friends See You Sweat

(12) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 8:16 AM

Thinking about posting your weight loss goals and updates on Facebook? What a great idea. You can instantly give yourself some virtual accountability. You can keep a daily journal that tracks your weight loss triumphs and setbacks. Seems like a no brainer, right? Wrong! Be careful, "caveat emptor" (let the...

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The Link Between Obesity And Perfectionism

(20) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 12:04 AM

U.S. obesity rates are on the rise as 36 states saw a 25 percent increase over the last year, reports a 2010 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These startling obesity numbers show no signs of slowing down, making it crucial to understand...

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