Weight Loss

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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February 23, 2018

Keen on Kimchi – Fermented Foods and Your Health

By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator The Winter Olympics in South Korea have stirred up a lot of interest in Korean culture, including Korean cuisine. Kimchi is growing in popularity in many restaurants in the states, but are there health benefits from fermented foods? Fermentation has been used in cultures around the world for […]

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January 18, 2018

Detox Diets – More Harm than Good?

By Shannon Glenn Certified Nurse Practitioner, Mission Weight Management A detox, or detoxification, diet is done for a number of reasons: to lose weight, rid the body of harmful wastes or help with chronic inflammation. These detox diets vary by what manner they “cleanse” the body. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of evidence-based research […]

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January 11, 2018

Putting the “We” in “Weight Loss” – How Bobby of Asheville Discovered Weight Loss Is a Team Effort

“My story is about the opportunities I’ve been given by the professional people on the third floor at 1 Hospital Drive,” said Bobby Somerville of Asheville. If you want to get to the core of Somerville’s weight loss-success, it’s that in a nutshell. In Mission Weight Management Center he’s found a family. One that has […]

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January 10, 2018

Demystifying Metabolism – The Science behind the Weight Loss

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We’ve all heard the complaint “I have a slow metabolism” when someone feels frustrated with weight management. To break this feeling of powerlessness, it’s helpful to understand metabolism to influence it in a healthy way. Weight management shines the spotlight on energy metabolism, which continuously shifts up and down […]

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