Weight Loss

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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January 4, 2018

Time Saving Meal Prep Strategies – 6 Tricks to Faster, Healthier Meals

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We all want to save time on meal preparation. But we also don’t want to sacrifice healthy meals along the way. These six methods will help you cut down on your time in the kitchen while maintaining your health-friendly meal planning. Get organized – Organization is paramount. Choose a consistent […]

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December 28, 2017

Are You Making “SMART” New Year’s Resolutions? Follow These Expert Tips

By Morgan Rettig Clinical Nutritionist Educator With 2018 just around the corner, many of us will be making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. Resolutions related to health improvements are often at the top of the list with popular picks including losing weight, eating better and exercising more. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent […]

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December 27, 2017

Ask the Doc – Healthy Amount of Weight to Lose

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about how much weight one should lose on a diet without risking their health. Q: What’s a healthy amount of weight to lose weekly on a diet? A: A goal of one to two pounds per […]

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December 27, 2017

New Year’s Goal to Lose Weight? Why a Focus is Better than a Resolution

By Marit Weikel Behavioral Health Specialist Ah, the end of the year. Time for a brand new calendar and a reinvented life. But most of us who make New Year’s resolutions do not keep our resolutions past February. Our resolutions fail because we set too many, we were too vague, or the resolutions were unrealistic […]

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December 20, 2017

How to Order Healthy at Any Restaurant – Expert Advice

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator There are several simple actions to take to set yourself up for success when dining out. These tips can help you eat healthy while eating out, regardless of what kind of restaurant you choose. Sit Strategically A 2014 study conducted by Cornell University Food and Brand lab revealed that […]

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December 18, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Try these out with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Roasted Curried Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, broken into large florets, or 2 packages of frozen cauliflower florets 2 tsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp curry […]

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December 14, 2017

Expert Advice – Avoiding Weight Gain over the Holidays

By Cassy Scott & Elizabeth Holmes Mission Weight Management The average American gains 5-10 pounds during the holiday season and often ends up keeping the weight on permanently. Here are some ways to stay healthy, help keep the pounds off and reverse weight gain and still enjoy the holiday season. It’s a holi-day, not a […]

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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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