Weight Management

March 20, 2019

What We Eat Matters – Fuel Your Life with Food that Fuels Your Body

What we eat fuels our bodies, impacting our mood, energy levels and overall well-being. It’s not enough to simply eat three times a day. A healthy lifestyle requires understanding the basic nutritional value of the food we choose and how that food impacts our bodies. So where to begin? With our very own registered dietitian […]

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March 15, 2019

Kale Yeah! Begin a Plant-Based Diet with this Recipe

A renowned chef and cardiologist walk into a kitchen and step in front of a camera. No, it’s not the beginning of a dad joke, it’s the start of a delicious and hearty dish of Indian-Style Lentils with Carrots and Kale. What was supposed to be a Facebook Live – but turned into a video […]

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March 4, 2019

Healthy Recipe – 20-minute Chicken Creole

This nutritious dish is quick, simple and packed full of flavor and nutrients. Warm up with our 20-minute chicken creole recipe – created and nutritionist-approved by Mary Lindsey Jackson, a clinical nutritionist educator with Mission Weight Management. ingredients 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips 1 cup canned whole peeled tomatoes, chopped 1 […]

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January 30, 2019

Healthy Game Day Snack – White Bean and Rosemary Hummus

What’s better than snacks on game day? Healthy snacks for all to share – that are also easy to make (bonus). Take this White Bean and Rosemary Hummus to your potluck or put it out on your table’s spread for guests to enjoy. ingredients 1 15-oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 Tbsp tahini […]

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January 29, 2019

6 Tips to Achieve Your Health Goals One Step at a Time

By Becky Holmes, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Every December 31, many people decide to become superheroes overnight – “I’m going to save more money, eat healthier, oh – and visit my parents more and eat out less.” The new year offers the wonderful feeling of a fresh start, and often centralizes around our health. Maybe we all […]

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January 22, 2019

What’s on Your Shelf? How Your Environment Influences Healthy Habits

By Laura Tolle, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Most people have goals they are striving for – especially around this time of year. Health is often on the list of New Year’s resolution goals. I want to eat better or I want to lose weight and start exercising. We often try but find that over time, whether […]

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January 18, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid of Carbs – Just Eat the Right Carbs

By Rebecca Alexander Do you love carbs – or do you avoid them? You’ve probably heard something along the lines of, “carbs are bad for you.” But we’re here to tell you not to be afraid of carbs! Rather than asking yourself if you should eat carbs, the better question is – what kinds of […]

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January 2, 2019

Winter Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe – A Quick and Simple Healthy Dish

The best healthy dishes are those that are also simple and quick. This winter kale and brussels sprout salad is right on time for winter’s colder days and even fits in to any New Year’s healthy-eating resolutions. Winter Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad ingredients ¼ cup fresh Meyer (or regular) lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon […]

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December 13, 2018

I Did it My Way – Bariatric Surgery Helped Kendra Hamm Achieve Health and Weight-loss Success

It was never about the weight. That’s what Kendra Hamm, a paralegal who lives in Sylva, had to say about her decision to undergo bariatric surgery. “My motivation throughout this whole process has always been about my health,” said Hamm. “I was never motivated by losing weight, per se, or being thin or wearing a […]

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December 13, 2018

A Guide to Eating Healthy This Holiday Season – How to Handle 4 Common Challenges and Stay on Track

Is your calendar filling up with holiday socials and events? It can be easy to get out of your daily routine for food, exercise and even personal time this time of year. We may find ourselves more stressed than usual trying to spread cheer to others, get the kids to their holiday events – with […]

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