We all know how important balanced nutrition is to maintaining our health and optimum weight. But what we often overlook is how important it is and how much it reflects our sense of self. It speaks volumes to our emotional state when we cannot or do not eat well, when we allow ourselves to gain weight, when we put off exercise, when we put ourselves in danger of disorders such as type II diabetes.
A graduate of Indiana University and Indiana University’s School of Medicine, I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a past Diplomate of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine (2001-2006), past Medical Director for the Institute for Medical Weight Loss, and current Medical Director for the Institute for Aesthetic Medicine. I am also the author of The Little Book of Beauty. So, as you can see, I cover it all: women’s health, self-image, health, and weight loss.
Over the next year I will talk with you about everything from what makes us binge eat to how to get on a plan that will really allow you to lose weight and maintain the loss; from how to embrace healthier living to how to embrace a stronger self-image, and how these two intersect and support each other. I will give you medical facts and talk about how the emotional side plays into them. In short, we will have a dialogue from which it is my hope that you will gain knowledge, inspiration, and support in your journey toward better health.
While we will leave the specifics to your personal physician, I look forward to being one of your guides.
Dr. P Scott Ricke, M.D.
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