Healthy Eating

September 15, 2017

Tips for Healthy Eating at the Mountain State Fair – Cotton Candy Approved!

With more than 40 vendors serving up such perennial fall favorites as corn dogs, candy apples and fried Twinkies, the NC Mountain State Fair is a smorgasbord of temptation. You don’t have to walk past the deliciousness; just think before you nosh. Mission Health’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator Laura Tolle says you […]

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September 14, 2017

Nutrition for Exercise – How to Fuel Your Body to Maximize Results

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator This week’s high-profile release of The TB12 Method, authored by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has shined a light on how elite athletes fine-tune their diet to help their bodies perform at the highest level. While most of us will never take the field in the NFL, there are many […]

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August 1, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Summer Breeze Smoothie

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Summer Breeze Smoothie Ingredients 1 5.3 oz container fat-free plain Greek yogurt ½ cup frozen strawberries ½ cup frozen pineapple 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup spinach […]

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July 7, 2017

What Are the Best Oils to Use When Cooking?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator At Mission Weight Management, we’re often asked which oils are the best to use when cooking. The answer may surprise you – none. Liquid oil is 100 percent fat, a calorie-dense nutrient, meaning it packs a lot of calories into a very small portion. There are 120 calories in […]

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June 30, 2017

Parenting Tips – Helping Children Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Andrea Branton, a pediatric dietitian at Mission Children’s Hospital, offers expert advice on helping your children avoid weight gain this summer, as seen in WNC Parent. Naturally you would think that it would be easy for your child to stay healthy and not gain weight over summer break. Over the summer there are more opportunities to […]

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June 29, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Savory Potato Salad

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Savory Potato Salad Ingredients 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds) 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 scallions, finely chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped ¼ cup green bell pepper, coarsely […]

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June 23, 2017

Six Ways to Add Flavor – Low-Fat, Low-Calorie and Low-Sodium

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Extracts Pairings: Try banana, coconut or lime extract in a fruit and yogurt smoothie. Add mint or raspberry extract to a chocolate meal replacement shake. Add almond, maple or hazelnut extract to whole grain muffins. Amount: Add 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of extract per 1 cup of beverage/smoothie; or […]

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June 13, 2017

A Shift in Thinking – Sharing Tips for Success after Winning at Weight Loss

By Cheri Hinshelwood A significant turning point in Greg Lisenbee’s lifelong weight-loss battle came while listening to the welcome speaker at Mission Weight Management Center’s free information session two years ago. She was a remarkably self-assured woman, who at one time carried an extra 70 pounds. “I was inspired to follow her example,” said Lisenbee, […]

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June 8, 2017

Mindful Eating – 10 Cognitive Distortions and How to Correct Them

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Harness the power of your mind by listening to the background voices in your head relating to healthy eating. Consider journaling them on paper. Are your thoughts leading you toward positive actions or away from them? If your thoughts betray you, spend time writing down more positive approaches to […]

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June 8, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Ingredients ½ tsp cinnamon, ground 1½ tsp allspice, ground 1½ tsp black pepper, ground 1 Tbsp hot pepper, chopped 1 tsp hot pepper, crushed, dried 2 tsp oregano, crushed […]

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