5 Ways We Can Be Kind To Our Heart

By |2019-02-05T13:57:58+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: health, Lifestyle|

Many of us get so caught up on our day to day crazy schedule that we forget about ourselves. Our calendar is filled with appointments, deadlines at work, meetings, etc. We need to learn how [...]

Bucket List

By |2018-12-31T13:48:22+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: health, Lifestyle, Weight Management|

Bucket list: a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. How many of us have a bucket hidden in their closet? How many of us have [...]


By |2018-11-26T10:23:21+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: health, Lifestyle, Weight Management|

Tis the Season! Yes all, holidays are approaching quickly. Many of us feel that holidays are a distraction for staying strict on protocol. If that may be you, have a plan and be aware of [...]


By |2018-10-08T13:25:28+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: health, Weight Management|

As Halloween quickly approaches, it brings me back to a youngster growing up in Kapahulu and knocking on endless lit doors. October was the month of “free” unlimited candy. My friends and I would fill [...]

Reward Yourself

By |2018-09-17T16:58:18+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: health, Lifestyle, Weight Management|

I’ve heard and said this phrase more than once, “Eat all your food first and then you may have dessert.” It's funny how we mimic statements from our own childhood and use them when we [...]

Better Sleep, Better Health

By |2018-09-17T16:39:57+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: health, Lifestyle, Weight Management|

Believe it or not, 1/3 of American adults have trouble sleeping. Can you relate? Getting enough uninterrupted sleep can make a vast improvement to your mental and physical health. Adults need an average 7-9 hours each [...]


By |2018-08-27T13:19:25+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you ever been told to relax and to take a deep breath? I’ve said this and also been told this through my years. I decided to look deeper into this “saying.” Have you ever [...]

Debbie’s Ovo-Vegetarian Journey

By |2018-07-23T14:51:50+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is an Ovo-Vegetarian? An Ovo-vegetarian refers to people who do not eat meat or dairy products but do eat eggs. I decided I am going to live a life of an Ovo-Vegetarian Phase 1 Dieter. [...]

Go Green-Benefits of Eating Your Green Vegetables!

By |2018-07-23T14:51:57+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Getting your daily servings of vegetables can be challenging, and what you may not realize is the immeasurable amount of nutrients that green vegetables/leafy greens offer us. Vegetables contain antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds that are [...]

Stress and the Holidays

By |2018-07-26T13:43:28+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

by Health Coach Kelli Wilson The shopping and crowds. Back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of [...]

Fall Recipes for IP

By |2017-10-18T11:05:03+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: press|

IP Spiced Chai Tea: 8-12 oz water 1 Bengal Spice Tea Bag 1 Cinnamon Stick (optional) 1-4oz ready made Vanilla Drink optional 1-2 tsps Walden Farm Marshmallow Dip (order from www.waldenfarms.com) or splash of Torani Sugar [...]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

By |2018-07-26T13:42:41+00:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: press|

Water is used for everything! Our planet is 71% water. Your body is 50%-70% water, your brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and lungs are about 83% water. Skin contains 64% water, muscles [...]

End of Summer Recipes for IP

By |2017-08-29T08:38:09+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: press|

IP Phase 1 Basil Pesto This Basil Pesto recipe is wonderful when tossed with zucchini noodles. You can easily prepare this ahead of time; add to any dish and/or use on the IP rotini with [...]

Dining Out on IP

By |2017-08-29T08:30:55+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: press|

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you have to give up your social life. Stay engaged with friends and colleagues and yes, go out to dinner. Now, that doesn’t grant permission to stray, [...]

Summer Recipes for IP Dieters

By |2017-06-06T06:39:49+00:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: press|

Asparagus Guacamole Looking for a healthy, good tasting salsa or guacamole replacement? Look no further. Try this with the BBQ ridges or the salt & vinegar ridges. It is also a great meat and vegetable [...]

Dieter Tips from an IP Health Coach

By |2017-05-09T09:39:42+00:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: press|

Experiment to keep things interesting! Change things up a bit and get creative with your meals.  Go online and look up low carb recipes, purchase Janeva’s cookbook, take old favorites and add new spices…mix things [...]

Turkey Chili for Phase 1 Dieters

By |2017-04-13T12:47:19+00:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: press, Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground turkey breast, approximately 93% lean 1 yellow onion, diced (phase 4 only) (substitute dried minced onion for phase 1 and 2) 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon [...]

Easter Day Tips

By |2017-03-30T08:49:34+00:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: press|

If you’re like us you have a brunch or get together coming up this month. You probably have an Easter Egg Hunt or Easter Baskets to prepare and chocolate, Peeps and Jelly Bellies are EVERYWHERE! [...]

New & Improved IP Products: This month!

By |2017-03-30T10:25:30+00:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: press|

Non-Restricted Chocolatey Soy Puffs are now available! An upgrade of a favorite, the new formula for our filling, protein-dense Chocolatey Soy Puffs makes them not only more delicious but non-restricted too! Clients and patients can now [...]

What is Oahu Spine & Rehab?

By |2017-03-09T07:42:13+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: press|

As OSR Weight Management is an affiliate of Oahu Spine and Rehab, we wanted to give you a little introduction to what it is that OSR does. OSR is an integrated health center that offers a [...]

Sugar & Obesity: The Bitter Truth

By |2017-01-26T09:42:44+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: press|

by: Dr. Anegawa Original article here! America has a sweet tooth- and it’s causing a lot more harm to our health than just cavities. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), The United States [...]

Heart Health Awareness Month

By |2017-01-23T09:01:56+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: press|

By: Kelli Wilson The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to make a commit to a healthy lifestyle [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By |2016-10-12T09:05:49+00:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Dr. Linda Anegawa October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a global campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month, [...]

Halloween Tips

By |2016-10-12T09:10:37+00:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Kelli Wilson Fill up before trick-or-treating Try eating your healthy IP snack or dinner before heading out.  Another trick is to prepare your evening IP snack before you head out. Try cutting your favorite [...]

“Is this OK on Phase 1?”

By |2016-08-02T09:59:50+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Dr. Anegawa Besides what’s on the Phase 1 sheet, dieters often wonder about the ‘extras’ – sugar-substitute products that may seem OK to incorporate.  There are sugar-free gums, drink additives, diet sodas, and of [...]

The Importance of Journaling

By |2016-06-07T10:14:01+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: press|

You can’t change what you can’t measure! According to various research, people who keep food journals are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off. There are several benefits of journaling, [...]

Lessons from “The Biggest Loser” – Our Take

By |2016-05-04T15:36:05+00:00May 4th, 2016|Categories: press|

By. Dr. Linda Anegawa It seems everyone is talking about the article published this week in the New York Times, about the long-term outcomes of some of the most successful dieters in “The Biggest Loser” [...]

Dieting With Your SO: Should You Do It?

By |2016-04-27T12:07:16+00:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: press|

One of the most difficult parts of doing a diet can revolve around your relationship with your Significant Other. If you’re living together, but you’re the only one dieting, it can be a nightmare – [...]

Got Knee Pain?  Noninvasive Treatment Almost Always Best

By |2016-04-27T08:45:28+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: press|

by: Dr. Linda Anegawa Knee symptoms are the most common musculoskeletal symptom among patients seeing PCPs in the USA, according to the 2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.     In most cases, except where breaks [...]

Curing Type II Diabetes: Is it possible?

By |2016-04-19T10:10:24+00:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Dr. Linda Anegawa A headline in the New York Times yesterday, "Hope for Reversing Type II Diabetes," expresses great surprise at what we have observed in our practice:  an endless cycle of ever-increasing medications [...]

Weight Loss Tips From The Best

By |2016-04-06T09:51:06+00:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: press|

  Lifestyle change takes time and effort.  You can help speed up the process with these great hints from a seasoned health coach! Click here to read some awesome tips!

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Can Morning Exercises Benefit You More?

By |2016-04-05T09:45:30+00:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: press|

Everyone has a different time of day that they prefer to work out. Some people enjoy a gym session or quick jog before bed, others like to get up early and get their workout finished [...]

Can’t Sleep? Use these Tips!

By |2016-04-05T10:41:58+00:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: press|

Getting enough sleep affects every part of your body including your metabolism, your gut health, your stress level, and your happiness. It's safe to say that it's pretty important for you to get enough sleep. [...]

Mindful Eating Explained

By |2016-02-25T09:24:06+00:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: press|

What is mindful eating? How often have you sat down for a meal and then before you realize it, the food on your plate is gone, and you don’t even remember what it tasted like? [...]

Magnesium: A Mineral that Matters

By |2016-02-22T11:40:47+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Dr. Linda Anegawa You may know magnesium as a mineral that is important for the function of all our muscles:  low magnesium levels may cause painful cramps in our arms and legs, particularly after [...]

Can Clutter Lead to Obesity

By |2016-02-16T15:04:12+00:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: press|

Can living in a cluttered environment lead to obesity? A study from Environment and Behavior led to the conclusion that people that are in a cluttered kitchen will eat almost three times more cookies than [...]

Sleep Deprivation Leading to Obesity in Keiki

By |2016-02-10T12:58:34+00:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: press|

Inadequate sleep in keiki increases food responsiveness and overeating behaviors.  This may be an important mechanism driving childhood obesity, according to findings published in the International Journal of Obesity. Sleep deprivation in adults had already [...]

Pillboxes Hike

By |2016-02-04T09:56:32+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: press|

Suggestions: Wear closed toe shoes. (This hike can be done in slippers, but it’s easier in real shoes!) Wear sunscreen if you’re going any time after sunrise Visit on a weekday instead of a weekend [...]

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Lulumahu Falls

By |2016-02-03T15:29:22+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: press|

  Lulumahu Falls Guide by OSR Weight Management Suggestions: Wear shoes you don’t care about/water shoes. Your shoes will get muddy and most likely wet, as you cross the water 3-4 times. Same with clothes. [...]

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Myths about Obesity in the Workplace

By |2016-02-02T09:24:27+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Dr. Linda Anegawa Many employers view Hawaii’s obesity problem as entirely separate from their businesses.  This is a risky proposition, as problems related to weight and weight-related illnesses can in fact be quite harmful [...]

The “Fast Can’t Last” Weight Loss Myth

By |2016-02-01T09:51:26+00:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: press|

It’s one of the most deeply entrenched and persistent myths about weight loss.  It’s even on the CDC website: “People who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1-2 pounds per week) are more successful at [...]

Prostate Cancer and Your Weight:  Is There a Connection?

By |2016-01-25T10:09:14+00:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: press|

Prostate cancer has a wide spectrum of behavior in men.  Most prostate tumors are quite small and non-aggressive.  They rarely cause symptoms and often can be found in men incidentally – such as during a [...]

My Afternoon at Dream Float Hawaii

By |2016-01-25T08:58:34+00:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: press|

I was lucky to get a wonderful gift recently, good for a 90 minute float tank experience at Dream Float Hawaii. I admit, at first I thought it might be a little weird.  Floating in [...]

Menopausal?  Metabolic Syndrome is Sneaking Up.

By |2016-01-13T14:32:00+00:00January 13th, 2016|Categories: press|

Are you approaching menopause (or already there)? Congratulations – you’ve accumulated a wealth of wisdom, experiences, and have no doubt blessed the lives of your ohana and many others around you through your young adulthood. [...]

Too Little, and WAY Too Late

By |2016-01-13T12:44:01+00:00January 13th, 2016|Categories: press|

By: Dr. Linda Anegawa The Annals of Internal Medicine just published new guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that recommend broader screening for type II diabetes among those who are overweight. This [...]

Would YOU eat THESE?

By |2016-01-11T15:30:27+00:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: press|

Study Underway to test freeze dried poop-pills for weight loss. Several years ago, researchers took the gut microbes from a set of twins – one who was lean, and one who was obese, and transplanted [...]

Are You a High-Level Athlete? How Ideal Protein Can Help

By |2015-12-30T15:21:00+00:00December 30th, 2015|Categories: press|

Here at OSR Weight Management (in Kailua AND now Honolulu!), our main focus is on reducing health risk factors by helping our dieters correct abnormal body composition.   You may not know though, that if [...]

The Year of Ideal Protein

By |2015-12-30T12:13:16+00:00December 30th, 2015|Categories: press|

2015 was The Year of Ideal Protein was the year of Ideal Protein. This is according to website Dietsinreview.com. As an obesity medicine physician who has been prescribing custom-tailored diets using Ideal Protein, I’m not [...]

Don’t Overlook Smart Eating in December

By |2015-12-16T10:48:53+00:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: press|

The holidays are here! As an Obesity Medicine doctor I always hear the argument that this is a terrible time to go on a diet, stick to a diet, work on changing eating habits, etc [...]

Shopping? Support the Obesity Treatment Foundation

By |2015-12-09T09:53:27+00:00December 9th, 2015|Categories: press|

As you are in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, there's a great way to use your retail dollars for good.  Via Amazon Smile, you can help support the efforts [...]

Could Bite-Counting Aid in Weight Loss?

By |2015-12-09T09:42:29+00:00December 9th, 2015|Categories: press|

Hate counting calories and/or carbs?  Have you tried counting your BITES of food?   This is only a small study of 61 individuals, but based on the results, bite-counting in the absence of any other [...]

Obesity and Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

By |2015-12-02T14:05:57+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: press|

We’ve believed that the dangers of overweight and obesity were highest in midlife and beyond.  A new study of young adult women now suggests that early-adulthood obesity may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. [...]

More Evidence that BMI Does Not Tell the Whole Story

By |2015-11-16T11:30:01+00:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: press|

The Annals of Internal Medicine's latest edition calls attention to a high-risk segment of the population:  those individuals with a normal BMI but with a high body fat percentage. Normal BMI?  How could that be possible? [...]

Obesity Rates Still on the Rise

By |2015-11-13T08:51:43+00:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: press|

What plateau?  A preliminary peek at the latest data from the CDC:  in 2011-2012, the overall rate of obesity among US adults was 35%, a number that seemed to be holding steady from 2003-2004.  However, for 2013-2014, [...]

How Weight Affects Arthritis

By |2015-11-12T09:43:38+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: press|

How does your weight affect your osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease of the spine, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, or gout? Besides just sheer pressure (for every extra pound of weight we carry, our knees feel an extra [...]

Holiday Eating Strategies

By |2015-11-10T15:10:30+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: press|

  Aloha to our Dieters and Maintenance-phase Graduates! Time to talk strategy for getting through the holidays!   There are a couple different approaches to holiday eating: THE IRON WILL APPROACH Some of you are [...]

Ideal Protein Re-Boot

By |2015-11-10T15:00:19+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: press|

*for when you hit a plateau* *NO RESTRICTED ITEMS NO OCCASIONAL VEGGIES* Breakfast: packet, as usual Lunch: packet, veggies, and salad Dinner: 2 packets, veggies and salad No meat protein Snack: packet, as usual Stick [...]

FDA Recommends Cap on Americans’ Sugar Consumption

By |2015-11-09T14:47:42+00:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: press|

Finally. Obesity medicine experts and public advocacy groups, have been nudging the FDA for years to change their lifestyle and to help kick the sugar habits.  A high-sugar diet is likely to cause harmful metabolic effects [...]

National Obesity Care Week

By |2015-11-02T11:47:59+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Media|

35+ healthcare organizations team up to tackle obesity By Chelsea Lacey-Mabe It seems everyday popular culture provides some kind of reminder to eat healthier, exercise more and ultimately lose a few pounds. But what about the [...]

Water Assisting with Weight Loss

By |2015-10-26T09:17:30+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: press|

Conventional wisdom advises drinking plenty of water, especially during a weight-loss program.  Now, there's new evidence to support this recommendation. By drinking water throughout the day, you can avoid "bored eating" as well as all of the great [...]

Sleep Apnea Dangers for Women

By |2015-10-26T08:47:27+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: press|

If Hypertension is a ‘silent killer,’ sleep apnea is easily another less-discussed one.  Sleep apnea occurs when there are pauses or breaks in a person’s breathing during sleep, preventing air from entering the lungs and [...]

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Using Supplements More Safely

By |2015-10-14T12:17:04+00:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Consumers spend $32 billion a year on over-the-counter supplements which claim to treat a myriad of symptoms, including excess weight. Regardless of whether they work, the first thing anyone needs to know is whether a supplement is safe, or [...]

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Is Obesity a Brain Disease?

By |2015-10-08T15:03:33+00:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: press|

You may have never imagined that what we eat can literally change our brains!  New research published this week raises questions about whether obesity is a truly metabolic vs. a neurologic phenomenon, or a little [...]

The Accelerating Obesity Epidemic in the Youngest Generation

By |2015-10-08T14:55:39+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: press|

Are Post-Millenials doomed to struggle with weight for life?  A new paper sounds the alarm that despite equal amounts of dietary restraint and exercise, those born more recently (Generation Z) will have a harder time maintaining [...]

Water Pills: Exposed

By |2015-09-22T14:22:28+00:00October 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

What are legit medical reasons to take water pills? Water pills as a general class are among the most commonly prescribed medications.  Known in medical terms as diuretics, they are often used for patients with [...]

Obesity Rates

By |2015-09-22T13:45:36+00:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: press|

The 2014 obesity rate statistics in the USA have just been released, and the news is not good. Data released via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System show that nearly [...]

Weight and Gut Microbiome

By |2015-09-21T11:43:36+00:00September 21st, 2015|Categories: press|

A hot topic in Kailua and the news concerns the role of our intestinal bacteria in maintaining optimal weight and health.  "Take a probiotic!" is becoming a popular refrain.  Is it really that simple though? [...]

Marijuana and Diabetes? What’s the Connection?

By |2015-09-17T11:22:23+00:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: press, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Marijuana use has been colloquially associated with "the munchies," the phenomenon of increased appetite that can occur following use.  However, in the journal Obesity, researchers have published data showing that regular marijuana users actually have lower Body Mass Indexes [...]

Mushrooms for Weight Loss

By |2015-09-17T11:22:28+00:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: press, Uncategorized|

Mushrooms are full of hunger-quenching fiber and that "umami" taste that gives so much satisfaction after meals. These are well-known reasons why eating mushroom can help in weight loss and maintenance. There may be another, [...]

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