Weight Loss

May 18, 2018

Meal Delivery Services – Could They Be Bad for Your Health?

By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator “Mushroom Gravy Chicken over Couscous with Lemony Arugula”; “Roasted Chickpea and Freekeh Salad with Lemon Labneh and Harissa-Glazed Carrots” – dishes from an exotic downtown restaurant, or meals that you could make easily in the comfort of your own home with the help of a meal-subscription service? Meal delivery […]

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May 17, 2018

The Truth about Smoothies – Friend or Foe of Weight Loss?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator Health clubs, gyms and organic grocery stores sell them. Exercise infomercials promote them. Smoothie detoxes and cleanses are all over Pinterest. So what’s the truth about smoothies and their impact on weight loss? If you’re not careful, smoothies can actually promote weight gain rather than weight loss. In order […]

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May 1, 2018

Organic and Natural – What Do These Terms Really Mean for Your Health?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator We see it everywhere these days when shopping for food – organic this and natural that – but what do these terms really mean about the foods in the package when you see these labels? Is the food inside actually better for you if the box reads organic? Does […]

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April 17, 2018

Alcohol Answers – Sobering Information about Drinking and a Healthy Lifestyle

Fatal if untreated, alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease to which many Americans are genetically predisposed. Each April for the past 30 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has campaigned to illuminate alcoholism, its causes, effects and treatments during National Alcohol Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know: How much […]

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March 30, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Ingredients 20 medium asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1 fresh lemon, rinsed (for peel and juice) 2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 Tbsp dried parsley 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1/16 tsp […]

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March 13, 2018

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You? What You Need to Know

By W. Alan Bradshaw, MD While anyone can lose weight using conservative measures, only 5 percent of people can keep the weight off after it’s lost. Therefore, virtually 95 percent of people who suffer from severe obesity would benefit from bariatric surgery. Why losing the weight is important Severe obesity can contribute to the following […]

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March 12, 2018

Eating Healthy on a Budget – It Is Possible with These Simple Tips

By Nicole Cook Registered Dietitian I often hear about the struggles of eating healthy on a budget. However, it is possible to achieve the daily requirements for fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein without breaking the bank. Plan your weekly menu with recipes that fit around your busy schedule. Use your day off as prep […]

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March 12, 2018

Green Tea for Weight Loss – Does It Really Help?

By Nicole Martinez Clinical Nutritionist Educator Tea is among the most popular beverages in the world. It is second only to water in terms of how much it is consumed worldwide. Green tea, specifically, has been enjoyed for centuries for its flavor and health benefits. Recently, there has been growing interest in green tea as […]

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March 1, 2018

The Keto Diet – History, Effectiveness and Concerns

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator The “keto” diet has seen a spike in interest over the past couple of months according to Google trends. This weight-loss fad was not originally designed for weight loss though, and it is not new. The ketogenic diet was created in 1921 at the Mayo Clinic by Dr. Russell […]

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February 27, 2018

Got Milk Substitutes? Weighing the Health Benefits against the Real Thing

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Balanced meal planning for weight management requires calorie reduction while still supplying necessary nutrients for optimal wellness. Obviously, milk varieties contain calories, so you should always take into consideration exactly what nutrients they provide. Is your choice of milk providing you with nutrients your body needs? Or, is it […]

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