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Five ways to weight loss

Now that the weather finally feels more like spring, it’s time to think about getting in shape for summer. With just two months to go, you may be wondering if there’s even enough time to lose some weight. The answer is yes – if you’re willing to make five basic changes.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Now that the weather finally feels more like spring, it’s time to think about getting in shape for summer. With just two months to go, you may be wondering if there’s even enough time to lose some weight. The answer is yes – if you’re willing to make five basic changes.

Weight loss specialist Dr. Wendy Scinta came up with the following list to help you meet your weight loss goals:
  • Change what you drink. Cut out soda and anything that’s sugar sweetened, as well as alcohol, with the exception of red wine. Drink only water and low fat milk.
  • Get rid of all the junk food in the house.
  • Don’t eat sugar, white bread, white pasta flour or potatoes. Instead, Dr. Scinta recommends substituting super pasta from Wegmans.
  • Eat often. Instead of three big meals a day, eat five times a day and make sure you eat foods in the right combination.
“Get rid any chips or cookies, crackers, all that sort of stuff and get some protein bars, get lots of fruits and vegetables, low-fat cheese, things like that that will make much healthier snacks,” Dr. Scinta explained. “Never eat a carb without protein, I always tell people that. Never have a piece of fruit without a cheese stick, or have carrots without some hummus. You want to have some protein on board to prolong it, so you don’t get a big spike in energy.”

Dr. Scinta also recommends getting six to nine hours of sleep per night -- sleeping less causes your body to produce hormones that lead to carb cravings and weight gain.

Dr. Wendy Scinta can be reached at:
Medical Weight Loss of NY
Fayetteville, NY
(315) 445-0003


‘Fast Diet’ popularity expanding in the US
April 16, 2013

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A diet craze is spreading fast – it’s called the Fast Diet, and it began in Great Britain.

According to the weight loss plan, you eat normally five days a week.

Then, two days a week, you fast.

Fasting doesn’t mean eating nothing at all. It means keeping eating to a minimum.

According to the plan, men can eat 600 calories week, while women can eat 500. The calories are split between breakfast and dinner and you are expected to fast in between.

When you get to your weight loss goal, you fast for one day a week from that point on.

The theory is that the five-day, two-day diet will not only help you lose more weight than dieting every day, but that fasting is healthy. Proponents say fasting may fight the aging process and combat diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

NewsChannel 9’s Carrie Lazarus talked to Dr. Wendy Scinta of Fayetteville regarding the diet. Scinta specializes in weight loss.

She’s concerned about the lack of science behind the Fast Diet. She says it’s harder to stick with than it sounds.

One the positive side, she says the book gives a lot of healthy ideas for the fasting days, including a sample breakfast that includes cereal and a dinner that includes chicken with vegetables.

She says anyone considering the Fast Diet should consult with their doctor.

Dr. Wendy Scinta can be reached at:
Medical Weight Loss of NY
Fayetteville, NY
(315) 445-0003
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