3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight (And None of Them Are Willpower)

Don’t Blame Your Lack of Willpower for Your Troubles at the Scale

by Emily Farris, Kansas City Enhance Health & Wellness Magazine, Jan-Feb 2011

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HELP!“If only I wouldn’t have had that first French fry…”
“If only I didn’t like pasta so much…”
“If only I could resist the chocolate croissant at the coffee shop every day…”

If any of those statements sound familiar, you’ve probably blamed your willpower, or lack thereof, for excess weight at some point in your life. But Dr. Rick Tague, M.P.H. and founder of the Center for Nutrition and Preventative Medicine in Leawood and Topeka, Kansas, would tell you to stop being so hard on yourself. In fact, he says willpower has very little, if nothing, to do with weight.

Metabolic Syndrome

By Dr. Rick Tague

Metabolic Syndrome:  A common cause of weight gain…And how to fight it!

Don’t let it sneak up on you, know what to look for and what to do, read on…

Being overweight puts you at risk of having Metabolic Syndrome.   What is Metabolic Syndrome?   It’s actually a cluster of conditions that increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.  The five common findings of Metabolic Syndrome are:  increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess body fat around the waist, or abnormal cholesterol levels.  You don’t have to have all of these to be diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome, just having 3 of the 5 qualifies you for the classification.  Having just 1 or 2 of the findings puts you at risk of a milder form of the condition sometimes referred to as “insulin resistance.”

Weight Loss Plan Facts

By Dr. Rick Tague

Lose Weight in 2011…Just Learn the Facts Before Choosing a Weight Loss Plan!

Obesity can reduce quality of life and increase risk for chronic diseases and premature death.  Read more to learn how you can greatly improve your chance for success!

In 2009, overall self-reported obesity prevalence in the United States was 26.7% according to the Center For Disease Control.*  Other research suggests it is closer to 1 in 3 Americans who are actually obese.  NO state met the obesity prevalence target of 15%.  We think everyone would agree that this is a sobering and discouraging statistic, especially when NONE of those 80 million or so Americans WANTS to be obese.  They would all choose thinness if they just knew how to control it.

HCG For Weight Loss?

By Dr. Rick Tague


Leawood, Kan. – Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H., a board-certified bariatric physician, is often asked about the safety and effectiveness of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) as he prescribes weight loss and nutrition plans for his patients at the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine offices in Leawood and Topeka.

“HCG injections have been a part of fad diets on and off since the 1950’s and recently re-surfaced in the media,” said Tague. “As an unproven therapy, we never recommend the use of HCG as part of a weight loss program.”

Optimizing Health Program

By Dr. Rick Tague


Leawood, Kan. – Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H., a board-certified bariatric physician, announces that he has developed an advanced, “optimum nutrition” plan to promote health through better nutrition. Tague is the founder of The Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine in Leawood.

While his practice sees many patients who want to lose 30-60 pounds or more, Tague said he also sees patients who are generally healthy, have 5-15 pounds to lose and who want to eat well to promote long-term health and disease prevention. “I developed the Optimum Nutrition Plan specifically for those patients,” said Tague.