A Word Of Gratitude

Thank you South Florida for allowing us to help you achieve your beauty and wellness goals. It has been a long time coming and we finally have completed  our new website! This site includes all the services we offer, informative videos and great before and after photos.

In the near future you will be able to purchase our Doctor’s Only Weight Loss Products and Professional Skin Care lines such as Skin Medica and Obagi products directly from www.PascualMD.com website.

I want to thank all of my patients it is an honor to help you Look Your Best and Feel Your Best!

January 4, 2012 at 5:47 am 1 comment

Holiday Health Tips

The holidays are a wonderful time for all to enjoy, and you should take the time to indulge yourself. However, at the same time you should keep your health in mind because it’s easy to be tempted into going overboard.

Follow these tips to help you stay in control of your fork:

1. Go in with a Plan – Before you put yourself into temptation, tell yourself how much you’ll allow yourself to eat. One strategy is to let yourself indulge on one item such as the appetizers or the dessert – not both.

2. Don’t Be Too Strict – While you may be tempted to be tough on yourself during other times of the year, the holidays are a time you should allow for some relaxation from the strict behavior. Don’t try to get through entire evenings without enjoying any of the food. The starvation diet only works for so long until you fail and over-consume. Work on your moderation skills instead.

3. Don’t Punish Yourself – Everyone makes mistakes. If you do slip up and overeat one day, in the long run it won’t make much of a difference. Just tell yourself that you’ll try harder next time. Don’t be tempted to just give up and continue the poor eating decisions. It’s when you have many bad days in a row that you can ruin a good diet plan.

4. Watch the Alcohol Intake - It’s true; alcohol usually flows freely at holiday events. You can indulge yourself here as well. While you may be able to get away with having a few drinks spread out over the evening, remember that the calories add up. Consider alternating between alcoholic drinks and pure, refreshing water.

5. Wear Tight Fitting Clothes – If you have some issues controlling your holiday behaviors, consider wearing some tight fitting clothes. Don’t make yourself too uncomfortable, but at the same time you’ll want to feel the reminder if you begin to eat too much.

6. Plan Healthy Meals – If you’re hosting any of the holiday events, consider going with some healthier alternatives to some popular meals. Healthy doesn’t always mean bland or unappealing. Get creative and try some new recipes.

7. Remember to Take Breaks – During a long evening with family and friends, sometimes you’ll lose track of your eating habits. Make it a point to take breaks where you know there isn’t a plate or a drink in your hand. Concentrate on the conversations you’re having instead.

8. Eat Before You Go. If you’re off to a holiday event at someone else’s house, eat something healthy before you leave. This is especially important if you know you’ll be tempted by all the unhealthy treats that’ll be available. If you aren’t particularly hungry when you show up, you won’t feel such an urge to begin eating.

Just remember to have a good time! If you’re bummed about not getting to eat everything that you want, concentrate on all the other aspects of the holidays. There are many other fun activities to engage in that don’t involve eating!

Eat Smart Stay Fit™,

 

December 20, 2011 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you have to forget your family’s health. There are more nutritious ways to enjoy the night. By all means let your kids hit the neighborhood and gather a bag of goodies, but temper that with a few nutritious treats of your own. If you are planning a Halloween party for the kids, put out a mix of healthy treats alongside the not-so-healthy favorites.

Here are a few ideas for healthy ghostly treats for your kids:

Trail Mix- This is a mix of snack foods that kids will love. Pick raisins, nuts, cereals, and any other dry foods your kids like to eat. Mix it all together and place it front-and-center so they can grab a handful as they run from one game to the next.

Celery and carrot skeleton – Cut thin strips of celery and carrots and arrange them to create a skeleton body on the plate. Form a low-fat cheese ball creation for the skull, carve out the eye sockets and fill with raisins. Stick the cheese knife right into the skull for more (more…)

October 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

About Dr. Amaryllis Pascual

Dr. Pascual is the Medical Director of Body Oasis Beauty and Wellness Center. She received her Medical Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her training at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Pascual believes in personalized patient care, while providing great results through the use of today’s cutting edge technology. Her medical practice strays from the typical setting by delivering personalized attention in a tranquil luxurious surrounding. Dr. Pascual specializes exclusively in scientifically proven technology. She is passionate about her patients’ results and takes great pride in giving each patient the personalized attention they deserve. She has built her reputation on doing what works and it shows in her practice and her patients.

Dr. Pascual is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

October 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Nutritional Changes Can Make a Difference

Cancer is a disease that we all wish didn’t exist. It ravages the body and the lives of those around the sufferer. No one can predict who will and who won’t get cancer, but one way that you can reduce your risk of certain kinds of cancers is through watching your nutritional intake.

You are what you eat. Even when you are young, eating poorly will eventually catch up with you. Eating a natural diet not only helps your body by boosting your immune system, it also keeps the body operating in good condition on the inside.

One cancer that is a big concern these days is breast cancer. Besides having yearly mammograms when you turn 40, women can also make nutritional changes to lower their

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October 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment


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