Weight Loss & Inspiration Blog

By Adam Glasgow - 12/26/2017

I remember years ago my parents had a sign that hung in our house. It said something like “It’s not enough to be busy; the question is what are we busy about?” I always liked that quote and in thinking about writing this holiday message to you, I decided to see if I could find the quote on Google. (I’ll explain why I was thinking about the quote in relation to YOU in a minute. Hang with me….)

It didn’t take me very long to find the quote. It was from Henry David Thoreau and it must be...

By Adam Glasgow - 11/10/2017

When A Tree Falls…

Monday didn’t quite start the way I expected. The first jolt came at 1 am when I was awoken from a deep sleep to a beeping alarm. We had lost power in the crazy wind and rainstorm. 

By morning, the power still had not returned, but I got ready for work, hopeful that by evening, life (and power) would return to normal.  As I headed off to work, I could see some commotion at then end of my driveway. I stopped my car and walked down to...

By Adam Glasgow - 9/25/2017

Thoughts for Difficult Times

One of the privileges of being a doctor, and in particular a weight loss doctor, is that my patients share their stories with me. Sometimes they share their good news, but often they share their struggles and their pain. My visits with patients allow me to see a wide cross section of people – from different walks of life, backgrounds, religions, and politics. Each person has their own story to tell, carries their own burdens and faces their own unique...

By Adam Glasgow - 7/7/2017

The Myth of the Easy Way Out

I love learning from my patients. They have great ideas, inspiring thoughts, and important observations.  Here’s a recent example:

“My husband doesn’t want me to have weight loss surgery because he thinks I’m taking the easy way out.” I’ve heard this, or some variation of it, probably hundreds of times.

For years I have offered the same answer: Weight loss surgery is not easy. It is just a tool to help you lose weight, and it...

By Adam Glasgow - 6/4/2017

There must be something in the air…. In the last few weeks I have received several emails and calls from patients who have not been in for quite a while. They all said essentially the same thing: “I’ve re-gained weight and I was too embarrassed to come and see you!”


By Adam Glasgow - 4/2/2017

Are you eating your stress? How does it taste? I am guessing not too good. I am also betting it’s not very satisfying no matter how much you eat.

If you feel stressed and you turn to food to cope, I’m here to tell you: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  Having spent hundreds of hours talking with people about their eating habits, there is no question that stress eating is one of the most common responses to life’s challenges and one of the most destructive to achieving weight loss goals.


By Adam Glasgow - 2/28/2017

This past month has had its share of interest and excitement.   I admit to a little distraction and have been a little slow to put together this next blog.  In our far too frequent striving to just “get through the day,” we often fail to see and to appreciate the message and the meaning in our lives.  I had a slow start to the day, not a typical “manic Monday,” so I sat down to ponder some of the recent and exciting stories from this fabulous, fun, and freaky February.


By Adam Glasgow - 1/23/2017

A few quick thoughts:

Each and every day, yes even on weekends and other presumably “down time,” I am meeting people, talking to people, and discussing and learning about weight loss.  Everyone has a story, a question, a comment and I learn from them all.

Especially with regard to surgery and behavior there are some common themes that warrant brief comment.

The “rules” are easy to state and presumably simple to understand.  The real challenge is in their application and...

By Adam Glasgow - 1/18/2017

A Quick Weight Loss Thought About Portion Control

I was out to lunch the other day (and I mean that literally not figuratively) when a seemingly obvious but important thought struck me. I was enjoying my meal until I realized I was going to eat exactly what was on my plate – no more and no less. So I stopped for a moment.

I acknowledged that that was pretty much the way I approached eating at restaurants.  Whatever my portion size, I ate it. If...

By Adam Glasgow - 1/4/2017


It’s January again, a New Year, and for some of us a time for “new” resolutions.  You can hardly turn on the TV or radio, or read a newspaper or magazine without some talk of New Year’s resolutions.  Health clubs and diet companies advertise them.  Self-help gurus recommend them.  And we all buy in. “New Year, New You.” But this year I find myself asking, are New Year’s resolutions really productive?

There is something compelling for all of us about latching on...


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