What is a Dexa Scan and How Do You Read Its Results?

Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Larry Dr. Larry Burchett has two goals: to lose fat and put on muscle. In this video, he takes his first step — measuring his current percentage of body fat and lean body mass with a Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan.   Dr. Larry Burchett: I’m here at Body Spec With Leann, who’s going to …

Can You Really Put on 5 Pounds in One Day During the Holidays?

Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Larry The holidays are right around the corner — and so are the extra calories, fats, sugars and carbs that come with them. In this video, Dr. Larry Burchett sits down with registered dietician and personal trainer Diana Urcuyo to talk about how people gain weight over the holidays, whether you can really gain five …

What is the Best Diet for Weight Loss?

Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Larry Paleo. Gluten-free. Atkins. South Beach. There are so many experts out there recommending so many different diets as “the best” way to lose weight. So how do you know which one will really help you reach your weight loss goals? Here, learn about the three main categories of diets, and discover the secret for …

8 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting a Weight Loss Goal

Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Larry Imagine if you had a bow and arrow and were just standing with a forest in front of you, without a specific target. You could randomly start shooting arrows, and you might hit something — a tree, probably the ground, hopefully not a fellow archer. Chances that you are going to hit the bulls-eye? …

5 Reasons to Keep a Food Diary

Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Larry How many grams of sugar have you had today? What time did you have breakfast this morning? Exactly how many chips did you eat at lunch? Most of us like to think we know what we are consuming, but without a written record of our eating habits, it can be difficult to answer questions …

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Preparing Food for the Week

Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Larry When you are trying to create a healthier lifestyle, it can be easy to get off track. Long days at work may have you rushing to a fast food chain between appointments, and by the time you get home in the evening, you may be ready to order takeout and call it a night. …