Weight Loss

December 12, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Orange Rosemary Chicken

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Share this tasty meal with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Orange Rosemary Chicken Ingredients 6 (4 oz each) skinless chicken breast halves 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced 1-2 tsp olive oil 3 tsp fresh rosemary, minced 1/8 […]

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December 4, 2017

Low-Carb Hacks – Healthy, Nutritious Carbohydrate Options for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, eating a nutritious diet is crucial to regulating blood sugar levels. Yet, managing carbohydrates can be challenging. Here are some carb-friendly tips and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Befriend Carbs In proper quantities, carbohydrates themselves aren’t bad, said Stacy Eilers, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator at Mission […]

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October 27, 2017

Should You Be Eating a Plant-Based Diet? Benefits and Considerations

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Vegan. Vegetarian. Meat-free. Plant-based. No matter what you call it, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding whether you should change your diet to eliminate meat and other animal byproducts. Here, we take look at how a plant-based diet impacts your health and wellness. What the […]

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September 22, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Carrot and Apple Soup

It is officially fall! With the first day of autumn upon us, learn how to bring in the new season with a soup that combines some of the best flavors of fall. Carrot and Apple Soup Ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium leek, white part only, rinsed well and chopped […]

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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 18, 2017

Considering Bariatric Surgery? Your Questions Answered by Our Surgeon

By Katherine Habenicht Yancey, MD Fellowship-Trained Bariatric Surgeon Thinking about exploring bariatric surgery? These questions are among the most frequently asked by my patients: Is the sleeve gastrectomy a “less invasive” operation than the gastric bypass? No. The sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-y gastric bypass are the two most common weight-loss operations we perform at Mission […]

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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 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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