Dieting tips for women

January 9, 2008 5:56:10 PM PST
Get a clean bill of health this year. Discover dieting issues affecting women just like you.

Losing weight is at the top of so many women's New Year's resolutions list. So how do you lose weight and keep it off? Doctor of internal medicine and medical director of San Francisco on Call, Dr. Jordan Schlain, was here to help us get pointed in the right direction.

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Key points to keep in mind:

  • Quantity of food - you need only 1700 calories a day
  • Quality of food - you need protein with every meal
  • Frequency of meals - eat every four hours
  • Exercise frequently - build up your cardiovascular health

    Tips for Healthy Dieting

      1. Always have breakfast - no later than 1 hour after you wake up - and it must have protein (eggs, cottege cheese)
      2. Never go without food for 4 hours - causes hormonal stress whichs breaks down muscle
      3. Start every meal with low fat protein - and then add nutrient rich carbohydrates (colorful vegtables)
      4. Never snack on carbohyrdates alone
      5. Eat herb rich food
      6. Never eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food

    About Jordan Shlain, M.D. Medical Director Internal Medicine:
    Dr. Jordan Shlain founded San Francisco On Call Medical Group in 1997 because he wanted to run a medical practice that puts a priority on the doctor-patient relationship. During his residency, Dr. Shlain had the opportunity to provide a house call for an elderly patient - an experience that made a lasting impression. He realized he was able to spend the amount of time with a patient necessary to offer the best care in the comfort of the patient's own home. Dr. Shlain found that this unhurried, more comprehensive way of practicing medicine is consistent with the natural instincts of a doctor, namely being concerned first and foremost with the care of each patient. It became clear to him that the 'housecall' could benefit many other people and he soon became the physician of choice for the hospitality industry as well as the maritime industry. Today, the top hotels in San Francisco call on SF On Call Medical Group as well as the cruise lines, airlines and consulates. However, the largest part of the practice are Bay Area residents who do not wish to visit the Emergency Room or are looking for a convenient, same-day medical visit at their home or their office. Dr. Shlain is also an assistant clinical professor at the U.C.S.F. Medical Center, and a medical economics lecturer at U.C. Berkeley. He is also the Northern California medical director for Lufthansa Airlines, and is on the board of directors for the San Francisco Medical Society. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School.