Healthy Eating

October 9, 2018

Caffeine and Weight Loss – Is That Coffee or Tea Holding Back Your Weight-Loss Plan?

By Elizabeth Holmes, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Your morning alarm clock goes off – it’s Monday again! All the thoughts of your busy week rush to your brain and then you smell it. The wonderful reason to get out of bed: coffee! After that first cup of liquid gold, you are ready to take on the […]

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October 2, 2018

What’s the Secret to Motivation and Healthy Weight Loss?

By Rachel Bloomer, Mental Health Provider MOTIVATION! When we have it, we can accomplish amazing things. It can be disheartening when we lose it. Before we dive into some ways to avoid getting discouraged with weight loss, let’s debunk two myths about motivation. Myth No. 1: Motivation is energy and passion. Often times, when we […]

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September 20, 2018

Fall in Love with Vegetables: Roasted Vegetables Recipe

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Fall in love with vegetables this fall and enjoy some veggies roasted to perfection. Whether you’re a vegetable lover or are ready to up your number of veggie servings, try this nutritious vegetable dish that features fall’s favorite seasonings. Roasted Fall Vegetables Ingredients 1 lb Brussels sprouts (trimmed […]

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September 19, 2018

Summertime Flavors – Hawaiian Chicken Skewers with Pineapple

Fire up the grill one last time this summer to enjoy this Hawaiian Chicken Recipe while the pineapple is still juicy and fresh. Stack these skewers for a plate full of rich flavors that make healthy taste, oh so good. ingredients For chicken: 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (24 cubes) […]

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September 6, 2018

Wait, You Can Reverse Heart Disease? Taking Care of Our Hearts with Food

By Lucy Jones Brian Asbill, MD, cardiologist and board-certified lipidologist, inspires us to think of food as medicine – for not only preventing, but reversing heart disease. Studies have shown that higher meat consumption links to higher risk of coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease occurs when cholesterol builds up in your heart arteries, which […]

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September 5, 2018

Stressed? Three Healthy Ways to Combat Stress Eating

By Garth Davis, MD Stress has become our constant companion in our fast-paced lifestyles. A little stress has its benefits, without it we might get nothing done, but few of us have just a little stress. The side effects of chronic stress are many and unfortunately include an expanding waistline. There are healthy ways and […]

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August 31, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Summer Farro Salad

Enjoy some of your favorite summertime flavors in this take on a summer farro salad. Either on the side or for your main dish, farro (a nutty grain) holds its own and pairs great with your favorite flavors and ingredients. Ingredients 2 cups cooked farro (or other grain such as quinoa or wheat berries) 2-3 […]

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August 29, 2018

Don’t Eat That! Try This Instead – Food Swaps and Healthy Alternatives

by Rachel Wyman, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Sometimes losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight takes thinking outside of the box and moving out of our comfort zone into new food territory. It might seem weird or crazy at first, but giving even one of the following food swaps a try could make a significant difference in […]

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August 9, 2018

Farm to Table at Home – 6 Tips to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Summer is a favorite season for farmers markets, and there are plenty around town here in western North Carolina. These markets provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with and support the local economy, as well as fill up on fresh, seasonal food items. Offerings at farmers markets can […]

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August 6, 2018

Should You Be Looking Forward to That Upcoming Cheat Meal?

By Garth Davis, MD, FASMBS To cheat, or not to cheat? Let me start off this blog about cheat days by saying that there is no one answer to successful weight loss. I have been helping people lose weight for 17 years and I have an idea of what helps, but I have seen many […]

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