The Key to Successful Weight Loss Is…

Studies show 80% of dieters are do-it-yourselfers who bounce from fad diet to fad diet, enjoying short-term success for a lifelong problem. Yes, short-term weight loss is a victory, albeit a minor one, but your ultimate triumph comes from keeping the weight off after dieting. To do this, you must go beyond weight loss and gain an understanding of how and why you gain weight in order to achieve and then maintain a balanced weight.  This is the key to successful weight loss.

Solstice Health Weight Loss Method

Our focus on making people well has allowed us to become the leading medical weight loss program in Wisconsin. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of all our clients. Our medical weight loss program uses Ideal Protein foods, and is designed to produce rapid weight loss with long-lasting results.

Our medically developed natural weight loss protocol gives dieters what they really want: a structured plan that empowers them with the knowledge to put an end to constant dieting. With a stable weight maintenance plan built right in, our dieters learn to eat smarter to sustain lifestyle changes that will assist them in achieving and maintaining better well-being.

With our focus on correcting pancreatic dysfunction and high insulin levels, following our program as prescribed results in a 100% success rate and improved or most often cured diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. This gives our patients a new lease on life. Burning fat while supporting and maintaining muscle mass is vitally important for all levels of performance, including cardiac function, and it is an equally important focus of our program. Learn as you go when, why, and in what combination to eat carbohydrates (sugars), fat, and protein. Utilize all of this knowledge and maintain your results for life.

How This Method Works

There are four phases in the Solstice Weight Loss Protocol. During all four phases, you will receive one-on-one coaching, teaching you how your body packs on pounds and what you should be eating to maintain a stable weight.

Phase One is the primary weight loss phase. You will lose 100% of your weight loss goal during this phase. In Phase Two, the amount of Ideal Protein products you consume will drop from 3 to 2, reducing the cost as you make progress. You will only be on Phase Two for a maximum of 2 weeks. Phase Three will focus on weight stabilization and gradually reintroduce carbohydrates and healthy fats into your diet (in the morning only). Once your weight is stabilized, you will move to the fourth and final phase, which is freedom, where you will apply the smarter eating education you have received from your personal weight loss coach that will assist you in maintaining a stable weight after the program.

Why 4 phases? Why not stop after weight loss? Anyone can lose weight…learning how you can maintain a stable weight should be your ultimate goal. To achieve your weight loss goals and maintain the results, a weight loss program must empower dieters with the knowledge to develop balanced organic eating habits and smarter, sustainable lifestyle choices. This is the Solstice Health difference.

Benefits of This Method

Solstice Health members enjoy a weight-loss program specifically tailored to their individual needs. Women lose on average 2-4 pounds per week while men lose on average 4-7 pounds per week, simply based on higher muscle mass. With our weight loss method, not only can you lose weight, but once you lose your excess pounds, studies show you will experience improved health benefits including a significant reduction in your overall risk of cancer.

Once your body is ready to take the next step to better well-being, it’s up to you to maintain that focus…but you won’t be alone. As a Solstice Health member, your weight loss is carefully supervised by your personal weight loss coach. This one-on-one guidance empowers you with the knowledge and essential nutritional education you need to make smarter lifestyle changes that will help you maintain a balanced weight.

Find out how Solstice Health can help you lose weight while teaching you smarter lifestyle strategies to ensure you maintain a stable weight. Contact us today and begin your journey to optimal health! 262-239-7353

Why Weight Loss Is More Than Just “Losing Weight”


What if I told you that losing weight is not something that can be done or fixed in one day or even one month? What if I told you that simply zapping the fat does not work and that people just like you waste sixty billion dollars a year on “Get Fit Quick” schemes that put you right back where you started? What if I told you that losing “the weight” is easy, but keeping it off is really just good old fashioned mindset and dedication?


In order to truly lose weight (and keep it off), you must evaluate your lifestyle and be willing to make a change. Our medical weight loss program can help you do just that. We here at Solstice Health offer the top leading medical weight loss program in all of Wisconsin, and we will be there to help guide you every step of the way.


Don’t Get Bamboozled

Somehow, the real answer to losing weight has been lost to western society and medicine. Consumers have been bamboozled by flashy marketing and false advertising, and worse yet, a flawed food system coupled with decades of poor education regarding the approach to a balanced diet. As a result, a vicious, never-ending cycle has been created that perpetuates on to this day and has created the epidemic of our time. The reality is that, yes, some crash diets may work with respect to losing weight.

And yes, having surgery to remove unwanted fat is a surefire way to see immediate results. But those diets destroy your metabolism, and in turn, you will always gain that weight back, and then some. And while you can have surgery, you are not fixing the root of the problem, and thus you will see the weight come back with a vengeance.


The answer , I’m sure you’ve heard a million times has everything to do with diet and exercise. But that is fundamentally false. Balanced diet and exercise is strictly a method of maintenance. Many attempt a well-balanced, protein-rich diet and weekly exercise as a means to finally lose the weight. But the process is gradual, and you may find yourself wanting to quit, or hit a plateau and decide that your plan isn’t working. What you need is a little help, and that’s where Solstice Health comes in. We are the premier weight loss and wellness centers in Wisconsin, so you can be sure that we can help you to achieve your weight loss goals.


We’re not here to sell you some chemical pill or hormone that is going to harm your body even further, we simply want to see you succeed and continue to do so the rest of your lives. We treat the problem with the problem, which is food. But, we focus on the heart of the issue which is a lack of education in food choices and as a result, severe pancreatic dysfunction. When we reverse that, we can also routinely reverse diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.


In order to lose weight and keep it off for good, you must be ready to accept and adapt to a new, healthier lifestyle that includes smarter eating habits, and regular exercise as we help you reach your weight loss goal. Our program will prepare you to do just that, and we will provide you with the tools to do so as well. Imagine how wonderful it will feel to one day say that you did it, also be able to say that you never gave up on yourself. Get ready to transform your life, and take the first step to a new life and a better you.


Contact us today for a free consult:

Solstice Health Oconomowoc: 262-239-7353

Solstice Health New Berlin: (262) 354-3100

Solstice Health Mequon: 262-239-7353

Busy Mom Weight Loss Tips

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You start your day at 6am rushing to get you and the kids out the door. You rush to work for 8 hours, often scarfing down your lunch consisting of your left over pizza from last evening’s dinner. Just as you rushed into work in the morning, you rush out to pick up the kids and take them to practices. On the way you swing through the drive-thru at your favorite fast food restaurant to grab dinner for your family. You get home, get your kids tucked into bed and your exhausted! Your energy level is depleted and your clothes are getting tighter every week. The frustration sets in, and you feel you will never reach your weight loss goals.

It does not need to be this way! Moms are very busy juggling careers, kids and often feel there is not enough time in the day to do it all! As a result their weight increases and their health decreases. While we can’t change the number of hours in a day, we can make some small changes throughout the day that can leave you feeling healthier. The best part, you pass down these healthy habits to your kids.


Here are 4 simple busy mom weight loss tips to try today:


Busy Mom Weight Loss Tip #1: Attack the Fat in the Morning


Breakfast has earned the title, “most important meal of the day” for a reason. Starting your day off with breakfast will help you make healthier choices later in the day. When you skip breakfast, you are starving by lunchtime and will likely eat more calories and more fattening foods. An additional breakfast bonus, you have more time to burn the calories off throughout the day. Throughout the day you should reduce your meal sizes. When you eat a large meal before bed you tend to gain more fat long term since your body is in storage mode vs. burning mode while you sleep. Additionally, large meals before bed often affect your quality of sleep.

The following are some quick and healthy breakfast choices for your mornings:

  • If you’ve got time: Scramble some eggs and serve with turkey bacon, fruit, and whole-grain wheat toast.
  • If you’re in a rush: Toast a whole grain English muffin and top with low-fat cheese and some sliced vegetables.                 
  • If you’re running out the door: Microwave some eggs in a coffee mug, grab a banana or an organic low-sugar protein bar.


Busy Mom Weight Loss Tip #2: Create Healthy Family Challenges



Create healthy family challenges for the week. Just because you and your family spend the weekdays apart doesn’t mean you can’t be active together. Create a family step challenge. Have everyone in your family wear a pedometer and compare steps at the end of the day. Start with 5,000 steps per day and then increase to 10,000 steps per day.

Here are some additional healthy family challenges:

  • When you arrive at work, park at the end of the lot and walk.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Bring your lunch. It’s healthier, and it takes less time than standing in line for takeout. Then you’ll have time for a quick walk.


Busy Mom Weight Loss Tip #3: Take Time For Dinner



We know making healthy choices for dinner is important, but so is how you eat dinner. Eating dinner together as family is truly a long-lost tradition in today’s busy world. The shift in not eating dinner together as a family has lead to weight gain. Eating out is less nutritious and leads to more calorie consumption. Additionally, home-cooked meals provide family cohesion and cause us to slow down.

Between each bite put your fork down and talk. The slower you eat the more time you give your body to feel full, and will lead to eating less. This also provides your family the time to share about each other’s day and check in.



Busy Mom Weight Loss Tip #4:Get Some Sleep



Just like your kids, you need rest to be ready for the next day. That’s 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. When you get enough sleep your body functions better. Stress levels are lowered and you have an easier time maintaining your ideal body weight.

When you do get enough sleep, you’re more likely to have more energy the next day. This additional energy could be used for a morning workout, more time to pack a healthier lunch or to prepare a healthy breakfast.

All these small changes can add up to making a big difference in your weight loss goals and in your family’s health.

If you are looking to lose weight and keep it off, Solstice Health’s Ideal Protein weight loss program can help. Contact us today to learn more about our weight loss program and to schedule a free weight loss consult.

The 3 Worst Mental Habits that Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals

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The way you think about yourself affects your ability to reach your weight loss goals.  Mental habits have a huge impact on your health and life! On average, each person has 60,000 thoughts a day! That is one thought per second every hour you are awake! Over 95 percent are the same thoughts repeated every day. On average, 80 percent of those habitual thoughts are negative.


The good news! We can train our brain to think about new and positive thoughts.


Positive Thinking and Weight Loss Goals


Positive thoughts are empowering. A negative attitude can set processes in motion that makes losing weight difficult, if not impossible. Berating yourself every time you eat the dessert or indulge in some potato chips has significant effects. Constantly focusing on what you can’t eat, and approaching weight loss with negative thoughts will sabotage your best weight loss intentions.

When you hold a negative image of yourself, you deny yourself the energy your body and life need! Using food as a method to cope with feelings of depression, lack of motivation and lack of control in one’s life will keep your health and ultimately your life in a constant cycle of dead-end results.

However, tuning into how you feel, acknowledging those feelings and transforming those thoughts into something more positive, can actually help you to achieve your weight loss goals faster, and improve your overall health and happiness.


3 Common Negative Mental Habits That Affect Weight Loss Goals


The following 3 negative mental habits occur frequently with many people and can affect your health and weight.


Black and White Thinking About Weight Loss


 The color gray is not in your vocabulary and certainly not allowed in your weight loss journey. There is no middle ground; you are either perfect or a failure.


Example: Sarah has followed her weight loss plan successfully for a month, but slipped up and ate a cookie during an office meeting. After the meeting, she was so upset about the slip up she went and grabbed 5 more cookies from the break room. Sarah does not recognize that this was an isolated bump, and instead takes an all-or-nothing approach to her weight loss. The negative self thoughts continue throughout the day, and she ends up eating a burger and fries on the way home as she continues to take the negative all-or-nothing view.


How To Change Black & White Thinking in Weight Loss


To correct you all-or-nothing thinking, try to avoid unconditional terms, such as I have to follow my weight loss diet perfectly 0r I will never reach my goal weight.

Notice when you are thinking in black-or-white extremes and ask yourself if there is a possibility for any gray area. When you can only see one side of any situation in weight loss, it can help to seek out the support of trusted friends or family. Also a weight loss support group and health coach can assist you in finding solutions and thinking beyond absolute terms when you are looking to successfully lose weight.


The “Should” Illusion In Weight Loss


You have a secret personal list of many inflexible “commandments” about how you and others should act and eat when it comes to weight loss. Often, many people with the “should” mental mindsets are not receptive of any weight loss advice from anyone or anything different than their own beliefs.


Example: Dave wants to lose weight to improve his chances of not needing his high cholesterol and blood pressure medication. He sees his primary care doctor and his doctor recommends he lose 30 pounds on a medically supervised weight loss program. The medical weight loss program his doctor recommends provides an average weight loss of 2-4 pounds per week. Dave believes he can lose weight quicker and cheaper because of his internal “should” commandments. Dave buys some over the counter diet suppressants, starts the Atkins diet and takes up running. He forces himself harder and harder to reach his weight loss goal, and ends up injuring his knee. He hobbles out of the gym and swears off weight loss programs and getting healthy.


How To Change the “Should” Illusion in Weight Loss


First, recognize this pattern in yourself. Often in life we have a number of “pre-set” ideas about many things. Some we are correct about and other ideas we are inaccurate about it. Change takes time, but small steps can reap big rewards and life long results. The “should” illusion thinking can be tough to change, but it is possible. Take small steps. Every week identify 1 new change you can make in your diet that is from a credible source such as:, a registered dietitian or There is a plethora of nutrition advice out on the web, often not the most credible. Also, everyday say 5 positive things about your self. Many times rigid thinking displayed in “should” illusion thinking tends to create more negative thoughts than positive thoughts. Weight loss can be difficult process, but simply having a positive attitude will make the challenge easier. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, as self-efficacy improved in young adults, eating habits improved and weight loss increased. As time progresses your positive thinking habits and changes will become routine, along with your healthier lifestyle.


I’ll Start Tomorrow Weight Loss Thought


This is one we can all probably relate too! We have all said this to ourselves at one point or another, whether its was regarding health eating or looking to get back to the gym. Often this results in the cycle thinking of putting many things off till “tomorrow” and many things do not get accomplished. This creates the vicious cycle of always putting off change.


Example: Susan wants to lose 50 pounds. She gained more weight than she anticipated during her pregnancy. Susan gave birth to a healthy baby girl and was determined to lose the extra 50 pounds she gained. Every Sunday she plans to start her week eating healthy and exercising. Susan plans to get up early Monday morning to start the day with a healthy veggie omelet and to squeeze in a quick 30-minute walk. Her alarm rings Monday morning at 5:30am, Susan rolls over, hits the snooze button and decides to start tomorrow. Susan’s daughter is now 5 years old and her “I’ll start tomorrow” thinking still has her 50 pounds of pregnancy weight holding on.


How To Change The I’ll Start Tomorrow Weight Loss Thought Process


The moment you think “I’ll start tomorrow,” ask yourself what little step forward you can make RIGHT NOW. Not later in the day, but that exact moment. Can you make a small tweak with what you’re about to order for lunch, or refill your water glass before you type another email? It might feel scary to make changes, but the sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll see results. You can do this. Small changes lead to big results!


You Can Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals


The famous statement mind over matter holds true. We become what we think, and often many weight loss programs do not understand the mental and emotional aspect of weight and food. Understanding your reactions to certain emotions can help you identify thinking and changes that need to occur. A POSITIVE, strong support network is vital in achieving your weight loss goals. You can reach your goals!

Contact Solstice Health today to schedule a free weight loss consult and learn more about our mindful and healthy approach to weight loss success.

5 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you are looking to eat healthy over the holiday we have 5 simple tips for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. You will probably not eat perfectly, and that is okay. It’s one day, it’s how you eat on the other 364 days will determine your health. Here are 5 tips for making this Thanksgiving healthier, and some tips in case you over indulge.


Eat a  Healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast


Start Thanksgiving Day by eating a healthy breakfast. Create healthy scrambled eggs with some antioxidant rich veggies. Do not skip breakfast to “save up calories” for eating a large meal later. This rarely works and often results in eating higher calorie foods later, like gravy, which provides a whooping 800 calories per ladle instead of a 70-calorie tablespoon sized serving.


Know Yourself


Everyone has a certain part of the Thanksgiving meal that is a biggest hurdle to staying on a healthy track. For some people it may be alcohol, for others desserts or carbohydrate-rich foods. Have a set strategy for how you plan to navigate through the Thanksgiving meal. For alcohol, tell yourself you will have half a glass of wine when you first arrive and will enjoy a second half glass of wine with dinner. Or if you would like a full glass of wine with dinner, have a sparkling water when you first arrive. If dessert is a trigger for you, enjoy half a piece of pumpkin pie or offer to bring a healthy dessert with you.


Savor Every Bite


In today’s fast paced world we are always on the go. It is important to take our time and relax a bit when we can. Taking our time while we eat can have a big impact on our waistlines as well. Remind yourself to eat slowly, putting your fork down between bites and to truly savor each mouthful. This may sound super simplistic, but that is the key to simplify and live in the moment. Savoring every bite is one the easiest ways to enjoy your holiday meal without going overboard on calories.



Start Thanksgiving With Physical Activity and Stay Active


Take a brisk morning walk early in the day. A 150 lb. person can burn 90 calories walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes. After dinner, suggest everyone goes out for a walk. Walking and talking is a wonderful way for families to enjoy the holiday together. Create a new healthy family tradition this Thanksgiving.



Keep Your Goals Firmly In Mind


Before you head out the door for Thanksgiving, or welcome your guests, take a little quiet time to focus on you. Take a moment to take some deep breaths and remind yourself of your goals. Envision yourself leaner, healthier and happier. Keep your end goals in mind and then enjoy a great Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.



Thanksgiving Binge Bounce Back Plan


If you went overboard on stuffing, gravy, and some pumpkin pie, no worries. Here are three key post-Thanksgiving bounce back tips.


Get Right Back on Track


Don’t let Thanksgiving Day turn into a nonstop binge until New Years. To help you bounce back from a Thanksgiving Day binge, make sure you have plenty of healthy foods in the house when you return home. When departing on Thanksgiving, graciously decline taking leftovers home with you, other than some skinless, roasted turkey breast to use to top off your post-Thanksgiving salad. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, try to send as many leftovers as you can home with guests. The less unhealthy foods you have surrounding you the less likely you are to indulge.



Stick To The Routine


If you binge on Thanksgiving don’t stress yourself and try to overcompensate on your exercise routine. Stick to your regular fitness schedule. Injuries are more likely to occur when you add a sudden excessive burst of exercise into your routine. You want to always gradually increase your exercise activity to prevent injuries. Injuries can lead to setbacks and added stress on your health.


No matter which phase you are on for the Solstice Weight Loss Program or in the maintenance phase, it is important to return to your routine. Just as we don’t recommend overcompensating with exercise or undercompensating the next day with calories. Restricting your food intake will only make you hungrier. When your stomach begins to growl you are more likely to reach for fatty, sugar-laden foods. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and continue on the healthy path for the remainder of the day.


Put a Stop To The Guilt


Beating yourself up does nothing to help you. We all make mistakes and it is important to not allow one slip up to turn into the domino effect. Negative self-talk will not result in positive actions. Keep in mind every day is a new start. Be proud of yourself for being conscious of your eating behaviors and working to improve your health and wellbeing.


If you are looking to improve your health and lose weight, Solstice Health can help. We offer a medical weight loss program utilizing all natural foods to provide long term and sustainable weight loss results. Learn more about our medical weight loss program and diabetes tailored weight loss program. We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


Type 2 Diabetes: How to Lose Weight

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The Benefits of Weight Loss for Type 2 Diabetes


Weight loss is a common recommendation in treating type 2 diabetes. Often many people are overweight when they are first diagnosed. This extra fat increases their insulin resistance making it more difficult for their bodies to properly utilize the hormone insulin.

The insulin resistance problem can be treated through weight loss. By losing weight, people with type 2 diabetes can become less insulin resistant, allowing their bodies to utilize insulin better.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and is overweight, you should get started on a weight loss and weight management plan as soon as possible. When looking for a type 2 diabetes weight loss program, do your research and make sure you work with a qualified medical weight loss provider and program; preferably through a medically supervised diabetes weight loss program overseen by a physician, registered nurse and/or registered dietician.

Weight Loss Health Benefits For Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight provides tremendous health advantages, not just diabetes related ones.

  • Boost your energy level
  • Lower your cholesterol levels (especially important for people with type 2 diabetes)
  • Protect your heart (also important for people with diabetes, since heart-related complications are very common)
  • Make it easier to control your blood glucose level

We understand, losing weight can be challenging, but don’t let this idea stop you from moving forward to reach your health and weight loss goals. Find motivation from support groups, friends and family who have lost weight, and/or through a local weight loss program that provides personalized support through each step in your weight loss journey.

The amount of calories we eat contributes to weight gain. Learn portion sizes and reduce the amount of total calories you consume each day. Utilize cookbooks and recipe sites providing healthy low-fat, low-carb meal options. Carb content in foods is important to know to help guide you in making healthier food choices.

Type 2 Diabetes Weight Loss Final Thoughts

Everyone should strive for a healthy weight goal. Losing weight can help lower your body’s insulin resistance. Losing weight and then maintaining a healthy weight are healthy choices for life—whether you have type 2 diabetes or not.

If you are looking to lose weight whether you have type 2 diabetes or not, Solstice Health can help. Schedule a free weight loss consult to learn more about how we can help you improve your health and achieve life long weight loss.

Diabetes Fact vs. Myth – Do You Know The Truth?



November is American Diabetes Month, to raise awareness and understanding about this serious condition. Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million are at risk for diabetes. The risks and complications associated with diabetes is very serious and can be life threatening. It is vital for people to understand their risks for developing diabetes.

The Internet provides vast amounts of information on diabetes, some diabetes facts and others diabetes myths. It is important to know the facts, so we separated facts from the myths when it comes to diabetes.


diabetes-mythDiabetes MYTH: Diabetes Is Not a Serious Condition

Diabetes FACT: Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Having diabetes nearly doubles your chance of having a heart attack. The good news is that good diabetes control can reduce your risks for diabetes complications.




diabetes-mythDiabetes MYTH: Eating too much sugar causes Diabetes.

Diabetes FACT: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger its onset; type 2 is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight increases your risk for developing type 2, and a diet high in calories from any source contributes to weight gain. Research has shown that sugary drinks are linked to type 2 diabetes





Diabetes MYTH: People with diabetes are more likely to get colds and other illnesses.

Diabetes FACT: You are no more likely to get sick if you have diabetes. However, an illness can make your diabetes more difficult to control.






Diabetes MYTH: Women with diabetes shouldn’t get pregnant.

Diabetes FACT: Women who manage their diabetes well can have a normal pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby.





diabetes-mythDiabetes MYTH: People with diabetes can feel when their blood glucose level goes too low.

Diabetes FACT: Not always. Some people cannot feel or recognize the symptoms of low blood glucose, or hypoglycemia, which can be dangerous.







Diabetes MYTH: It’s possible to have “just a touch” or “a little” diabetes.

Diabetes FACT: There is no such thing. Everyone who has diabetes runs the risk of serious complications







Diabetes MYTH: You have to lose a lot of weight for your diabetes to improve.

Diabetes FACT: Losing just 7% of your body weight can offer significant health benefits—about 15 pounds if you weigh 200







Diabetes MYTH: Diabetes doesn’t run in my family, so I’m safe.

Diabetes FACT: Family history is only one of several risk factors for type 2 diabetes.








Diabetes MYTH: You’ll know if you have diabetes by your symptoms.

Diabetes FACT:  Not always. Type 2 diabetes often goes undiagnosed because it usually has few or no symptoms when it first develops








Diabetes MYTH: People who use insulin are unsafe drivers.

Diabetes FACT: The vast majority of drivers who use insulin can safely operate motor vehicles.







Diabetes MYTH: People with type 2 diabetes who need to use insulin are in serious trouble.

Diabetes FACT: Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, and most people with it eventually need insulin. By using insulin to keep their diabetes in good control, people with type 2 can often avoid complications and lead a healthy life.







Diabetes MYTH: People with diabetes need to follow a special diet.

Diabetes FACT: People with diabetes benefit from the same healthy diet that is good for everyone else: plenty of whole grains and fruits and vegetables, with a limited amount of fat and refined sugar.




Are you or someone you know struggeling with Type 2 diabetes and looking to lose weight?Type 2 diabetes weight loss does not need to be a lifelong struggle. At Solstice Health, our diabetes medical weight loss program has helped hundreds of type 2 diabetics reduce their insulin resistance and in many cases cured their type 2 diabetes. If you are looking to learn more about are medical weight loss options for type 2 diabetes, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Solstice Health offers 3 convenient locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.


Oconomowoc Wisconsin Location:

1020 Oconomowoc Parkway, Suite B

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066


New Berlin Wisconsin Location:

17043 West Greenfield Avenue

New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151


Mequon Wisconsin Location: (Opening Fall 2016)

10945 N. Port Washington Road

Mequon, Wisconsin 53092




Type 2 Diabetes Weight Loss: What You Need To Know

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Type 2 diabetes weight loss is critical as the number of type 2 diabetics continues to rise in the US. Over 10% of the American population is type 2 diabetic, and over 86 million Americans are prediabetic.

About 8 out of every 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, and excess weight—particularly around the belly—is a major cause of type 2 diabetes. Through weight loss, some type 2 diabetics may be able to cure their disease and free themselves of insulin dependence. However, the relationship between weight gain and type 2 diabetes is a very tricky one.


Complex relationship between type 2 diabetes and weight


 Weight gain increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, along with an underlying genetic factor. Achieving weight loss for type 2 diabetics can often be more difficult due in part to the disease. Additionally, certain type 2 diabetes medications are associated with weight gain; as sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, meglitinides, and insulin. While it may feel like the deck is stacked against you, it is still critical to make an all-out effort to lose weight. The weight loss goal should not be to get back in your jeans from high school, but rather to prevent heart attacks, save your vision and avoid amputations/


Why type 2 diabetes weight loss is critical to improving health.


Weight loss is extremely beneficial for type 2 diabetics.

If you do lose weight, it will likely:

  • Lower your blood sugar, which may allow you to delay or cut back on medication.
  • Cut insulin resistance.
  • Curb blood pressure and cholesterol, which can reduce your risk of heart attack, kidney failure and other serious complications.

Losing just 5% to 7% of your weight is associated with lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar, and reduced insulin resistance. Often a dramatic weight loss can even cure type 2 diabetes, but that’s more likely to occur in younger, obese patients who shed pounds soon after diagnosis (and haven’t had the disease for years without knowing it).

Even if you still have diabetes after you shed weight, you have reduced your risk of complications.

Type 2 diabetes weight loss does not need to be a lifelong struggle. At Solstice Health, our diabetes weight loss program has helped hundreds of type 2 diabetics reduce their insulin resistance and in many cases cured their type 2 diabetes. If you are looking to learn more about are medical weight loss options for type 2 diabetes, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Solstice Health offers 3 convenient locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.


Oconomowoc Wisconsin Location:

1020 Oconomowoc Parkway, Suite B

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066


New Berlin Wisconsin Location:

17043 West Greenfield Avenue

New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151


Mequon Wisconsin Location: (Opening Fall 2016)

10945 N. Port Washington Road

Mequon, Wisconsin 53092


Weight Loss Programs Brookfield Wisconsin

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The Impact of Soda on Your Health

Impact of Soda on Your Health

What you drink matters. Everything that you ingest has an impact on your health. The vast majority of Americans fail to meet the recommended amount of daily water intake, leading to significant dehydration impacting one’s health.

Are you someone who regularly reaches for a soda when thirsty? After reading the following information, I hope that you think twice before reaching for your favorite carbonated beverage.

There is no benefit that can be obtained from drinking soda. Just one can contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, which is equivalent to a person’s daily-recommended amount. Within an hour of drinking soda, your blood sugar spikes. This causes an insulin burst that tricks your liver into converting all sugars into fat. After about 40 minutes, the caffeine has been absorbed into your body. Your body then responds with dilated pupils and increased blood pressure, and the liver dumps more sugar into your blood stream.

sodas negative impact on your health

Over time, soda consumption has a significant impact on your health. Soda consumption can interfere with neurological process, particularly those involved in making memories. A study published in Neuroscience found that a diet full of added sugar can reduce the production of the chemical brain-derived neutrophic factor (BDNF). When these levels are not high enough, cognitive tasks such as learning and the formation of memories become more difficult.

Consuming one can of soda a day dramatically increases your risk of developing chronic heart disease (CHD). Researchers of a Harvard University study found that “consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with a higher risk of CHD and some adverse changes in lipids, inflammatory factors, and leptin.”

Moreover, with every sip of your favorite carbonated beverage, you are causing damage to your teeth. The sugar in these drinks bonds to the bacteria in your mouth, which allows the rise of acid, that weakens the enamel of your teeth that can lead to cavities.

Do you think drinking diet soda is better for you? Think again. Diet soda drinkers have the same health problems as those who drink regular soda, if not more. Diet sodas are packed with artificial sweeteners that disrupt your body’s ability to process real sugar. The consumption of fake sugar confuses your body into thinking that it needs to process real food. When your body realizes it didn’t get what it was expecting, it doesn’t know how to respond. When a diet soda drinker consumes real sugar, his or her body is unable to recognize it as real and it doesn’t release the hormone that regulates blood pressure and blood sugar. According to Susan Swithers, “you’ve messed up the whole system, so when you consume real sugar, your body doesn’t know if it should try to process it because it’s been tricked by the fake sugar so many times.”

Diet soda may actually cause you to gain weight. Dr. Melina Jampolis states, “Research shows that sweet taste can increase appetite and the regular consumption of high intensity sweetness of artificial sweeteners may encourage sugar cravings and dependence.” Artificial sweeteners may also dampen your brain’s reward center, and that can cause you to over-indulge in more sweet-tasting, calorie-rich foods.

More about the health impacts of diet and regular soda consumption can be found here. What happens to your health when you stop drinking soda? That can be found here.

Before reaching for your favorite carbonated beverage please consider the long-term impact it can have on your health. Is the drink really worth it?