Tag Archives: Dr Ziltzer




Posted In: News By Craig Primack MD FACP

In March, Nestle will release an updated version of OPTIFAST. While we haven’t had a chance to taste “OPTIFAST New and Improved,” we have had a chance to evaluate the new food line, which is available only by prescription and under the care of a physician. As doctors who have been using OPTIFAST for over a decade, we have a lot of experience with meal replacements. OPTIFAST is a great tasting full meal replacement. You can get ALL of your nutrients by having 5 or more meals per day, but only under the care of a doctor. [Read more]

The new drug, Qsymia, (Vivus) has just been approved by the FDA for Weight Loss and Obesity Treatment. Qsymia is a combination of phentermine and extended release topiramate. The name that has been proposed for the last few years for this drug, Qnexa, has just been changed to Qsymia. [Read more]



Is Junk Food Marketing Causing Obesity?

Posted In: Obesity Medicine By Rob Ziltzer MD. FACP

As it turns out, food ads may play a huge role in obesity. A new German research study demonstrates that looking at pictures of salty or sweet foods (such as Viennese Schnitzel, ice cream or pizza) causes an increase in grehlin, a hunger hormone. Pictures of pianos, bikes or shoes did not have the same effect. This is the first time pictures of junk food pictures have been shown to cause immediate adversity. So we should take notice! [Read more]



Learn from those who have been successful

Posted In: Obesity Medicine By Craig Primack MD FACP

You may have heard of the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), but if not, it is a good way to learn from others that have been successful in weight loss. To be included in the registry, you have to lose 30 pounds and keep it off for a year. The registry started in 1994 and now has over 5000 members.
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How I eat pizza

Posted In: Healthy Eating By Rob Ziltzer MD. FACP

Chronic dieters are caught in a world of extremes. At times, they either are dieting, trying to be “perfect” and losing weight. At other times, they have no plan, and frequently overeat. At these times, they use overly judgmental statements such as “I’m being bad today.” I am not a fan of this type of “on or off” thinking. Life is more of a dimmer than an “on-off switch.” A colleague of mine uses the concept of dimmer thinking to manage living in moderation. How then does a Scottsdale Weight Loss Center doctor eat pizza? [Read more]