Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 28

My Final Post of My Weight Loss Article Series

The last three blogs we have talked about why we gain weight, how to track what we eat and which diets work the best.  Now we will focus on exercise. What is exercise?  Exercise is any activity which burns more calories than you would normally spend during that same time period.  Example s of exercise …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   Dr. Christian Birkedal’s practice is located at: Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Ste 205 Daytona Beach, Florida 32117   The office phone number is 386-231-3530 and they are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Website: Posted …

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Dec 21

Learn More About Weight Loss with the Third Installment of my Weight Loss Series

12/21/12Last blog focused on how to track you food intake.  This blog we will focus on which diet works the best. The answer is none of them.  None. Diets by definition are short term changes in dietary intake to reach a specific weight goal.  These always fail because once you end the diet and go …

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Dec 16

An Overview on How to Prevent Surgery Related Infections

An Overview on How to Prevent Surgery Related Infections Surgery is performed every day in the United States to correct, enhance or improve the health and appearance of people. While many surgeries occur without complications, some surgeries do have complications. One of the most common complications after surgery is getting a “Surgical Site Infection (SSI)” …

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Dec 14

Installment Two of Dr. Christian Birkedal’s Weigh Loss Series

12/14/12 Last blog focused on how carbohydrates lead to weight gain.  Thus we should focus our diet on healthy fats and proteins. Tracking what you eat and how much you exercise is very important.  First, tracking your food intake helps you to adequately assess what you eat.  There are often hidden sources of excess carbohydrates …

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Dec 07

Weight loss blog

How to lose weight ?  The concept is simple but the application is very arduous.  Calories in must be less than calories in.  Simple, right? Classic nutrition teaches that a calorie is a unit of energy.  To lose a pound, you must use 3500 calories more than you  eat.  The calories you use are the …

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Dec 06

When you Need a Second Opinion on Surgery

Surgery that is medically necessary or cosmetically desired should always be thoroughly investigated prior to the procedure being performed.  Getting a second opinion before steppping into a surgical procedure may alert you to other treatment options that are less invasive and if not, there is a good chance that a second opinion will at least …

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