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Mindful Versus Autopilot Eating

Sometimes, the mind just goes into autopilot. Some people drive to work and can’t remember a single thing about their commute. Others will write dates with the wrong year time and time again, because their mind is so used to writing the previous year. The same kind of behavior happens with food. Sometimes we don’t […]

Sugar Alcohols: What are they, and how do they affect us?

Health snacks and alternative ingredients are increasingly abundant in our world, as people become more concerned with what goes into their bodies. But food labels are trickier to read than ever before, as food manufacturers find new sugar substitutes and sweeteners to make their products taste better. Sugar alcohols are a great example. Many products […]

How does our teaching compare to Atkins?

In the Atkins diet, protein, fat, and total calories are all unlimited. Carb intake is supposed to be limited to 20 grams. Is this different than our weight loss program here at Idaho Weight Loss? Yes it is. We base our advice and our program off of modern and highly regarded nutrition research. In our […]

Dr. Rader Awarded Highest Honor by Obesity Medicine Association

W. Allen Rader, MD, of Boise ID, Awarded Highest Honor by Obesity Medicine Association Denver, Colorado (December 5, 2016) — The Obesity Medicine Association recently designated W. Allen Rader, MD as a Master Fellow of the organization. Nomination as a Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the highest honor of the organization, […]

The Reason You May Not Be Losing Weight

Exercise plans, gym memberships, diet books, exercise equipment, and the like all promise to help you lose weight and achieve the health and body you desire. Despite the promises of fad diets and kooky weight-loss supplements, there is no secret “trick” to losing weight. Eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting regular exercise will always […]

We Are Much More Than Just Weight Loss

This is Dr Rader. I am doing research for an upcoming presentation I plan to make at the fall Obesity Medicine Association conference. This post is scientific but I want to share it anyway. Specifically, I am researching new data and papers on the Triglyceride to HDL ratio (TGY/HDL). HDL is high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (good […]

Dr. Rader Quoted In National Magazine

Dr. Rader was interviewed for an article about weight loss drugs in Women’s Health. He shared his advice on a variety of medications, like Orlistat, Naltrexone and Lorcaserin. Read the full article.  Here is some of the advice Dr. Rader gave: Orlistat works best for people who need to lose less than 10 percent of […]