Weight Management

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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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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November 20, 2018

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe: Plant-Based Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

If you’ve already downloaded our free Thanksgiving recipe e-book, then this dish caught your eye – and taste buds! – at first glance. Our Plant-Based Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect combination of sweet and savory – plus, it’s nutritionist-approved, mindful and full of flavor. If you’re looking for something last-minute to whip up […]

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November 9, 2018

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November 6, 2018

The Truth about Smoothies: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

By Rachel Vincent, 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, they can actually promote weight gain rather than weight loss. Here’s what […]

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October 19, 2018

Fall Recipe – Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

We’re starting to feel those fall temperatures here in the mountains! The crisp air is fresh and chilly enough, but not too chilly, to put chili back on the table. Enjoy this fall-inspired sweet potato and black bean chili recipe that has as much nutritional value as it does flavor. ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil […]

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October 9, 2018

Caffeine and Weight Loss – Is That Coffee or Tea Holding Back Your Weight-Loss Plan?

By Elizabeth Holmes, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Your morning alarm clock goes off – it’s Monday again! All the thoughts of your busy week rush to your brain and then you smell it. The wonderful reason to get out of bed: coffee! After that first cup of liquid gold, you are ready to take on the […]

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October 2, 2018

What’s the Secret to Motivation and Healthy Weight Loss?

By Rachel Bloomer, Mental Health Provider MOTIVATION! When we have it, we can accomplish amazing things. It can be disheartening when we lose it. Before we dive into some ways to avoid getting discouraged with weight loss, let’s debunk two myths about motivation. Myth No. 1: Motivation is energy and passion. Often times, when we […]

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September 20, 2018

Fall in Love with Vegetables: Roasted Vegetables Recipe

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Fall in love with vegetables this fall and enjoy some veggies roasted to perfection. Whether you’re a vegetable lover or are ready to up your number of veggie servings, try this nutritious vegetable dish that features fall’s favorite seasonings. Roasted Fall Vegetables Ingredients 1 lb Brussels sprouts (trimmed […]

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