Weight Loss

June 7, 2018

Why Drinking Alcohol Can Stymie Weight-Loss Plans

By Nicole Martinez Clinical Nutritionist Educator Drinking alcohol can impede weight-loss efforts. Like protein, carbs and fat, alcohol also contains calories (7 calories per gram). Although liquid calories are often overlooked, they can quickly add up and lead to weight gain. The general rule when assigning calories to alcohol is as follows: 100 calories for […]

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June 1, 2018

Support Group for Weight-Loss Success

By Garth Davis, MD All of my friends are very health conscious. I feel sorry for the waiters when we go out to dinner. “Can you put the oil on the side?” “Hold any cheese or dairy products.” “Do you have a vegetarian plate?” (Me) It is like a scene from When Harry Met Sally. […]

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May 24, 2018

Healthy Recipe – Turkey Club Burger

Getting tired of the same old story for your summertime meal planning? Try this healthy twist on a classic cook-out staple. Whether firing up the grill or turning on the oven, this tasty burger is sure to please. Turkey Club Burger Ingredients For turkey burger: 12 oz 99 percent fat-free ground turkey ½ cup scallions […]

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May 23, 2018

Exercise is Essential: Keep It Moving for Weight Loss

By Garth Davis, MD Every day I ask patients whether they are exercising. Invariably the response is yes. But when I probe more, I find out that they are only working out 2-3 days a week. Your body is constantly working, it doesn’t take days off. So every day the rule of thumb for your […]

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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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