Welcome to the weight loss blog of Ray Powell, M.D.


While most people think "weight loss," I will clarify that I prefer the term "weight management" because taking care of your weight and health has to be an ongoing commitment. I know it is not easy, but I am here to help you do it. Below are a variety of weight loss articles I have written to support you in your efforts.

  • Dr. Powell, I’ve got a Secret. I’m a Stress Eater
       I will be sitting down with a patient discussing their weight loss struggles. I see on their chart that over the last month that they did not lose any weight.  Before I can say anything the patient will lean forward in a hushed ...
  • Liquid Amnesia Zone
    Liquid Amnesia is a term that I use with my patients as I am analyzing their daily nutrition questionarre that they fill out for me at their new patient appointment. What I found quite often is that many people do not consider that what they are drinki...
  • Weight Loss at Physician’s Plan Weight Management for Jared Smith
    For those that have not heard we at Carbessentials and Physicians Plan Weight Management Medical Clinic have been doing a unique fund raiser for a very special person in the Redding California Community. Jared Smith a husband, father of two boys...
  • Carbessentials.net and Weight Watchers Points
    Most of us have at one point or another in our lives been on Weight Watchers. It is an excellent program and has put millions of lives back on track. In my medical practice I have many patients that have done Weight Watchers and have had different leve...
  • The Recipe Corner
    This Blog has been created for the sole purpose of sharing great ideas for Sneals and high quality meals.The Rules:Sneals must be within 60 to 250 calories.  They must be as close to equal carbs to protein ratio but remember that it has to be LEAN...
  • The Low Sodium Controversy
    There has been a recent surge in the media/press about sodium intake in our American nutrition/diet. First what I am going to do is explain exactly what sodium is versus salt. Second I will give you what the medical and governmental guidelines are for...
  • Losing Weight is not easy but look at all it’s benefits!!
    Dear Physician’s Plan Team I wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank You.” Prior to my first appointment at Physician’s plan I had complained to my primary care physician for several years that I was gaining weight....
  • This is what it is all about!! A Weight Loss Testimonial!!
    This is what it is all about!!: The letter below is from one of our employees. She started as a patient and then was hired on as an employee at our Carbessentials store in Chico. She has been learning how to Sneal and by doing so she is naturall...
  • An Example of Why I Do What I Do for a Living.
    A patient in my Chico office that started her struggle with weight loss with our clinic 3 months ago with a starting weight of over 400 pounds. We have started to teach her to sneal throughout the day to feed her body. She had met her first short term ...
  • The History of Carbessentials, The Easy Way to Eat Right
    CarbEssentials, The Easy Way to Eat Right, was opened in early 2003 by Raymond Powell, MD and his wife Dominique Powell. Dr. Powell, a board certified bariatrician, has treated thousands of medical weight loss patients in his clinics and is alway...