Mission Weight Management

April 17, 2020

Establishing Healthy Habits during Social Distancing

By Garth Davis, MD Ritual, it is the key to success. Ritual creates habit. So many of us live in a rut. We do the same things over and over. Wake up, get in the shower, pour coffee, go to work. Day in and day out, the same protocol, the same food, the same movement […]

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April 8, 2020

Quick Guide: Probiotics

Probiotic foods are increasing in popularity due to the abundance of “good bacteria” they provide, but how do you know what’s what? Use this overview of popular options as your guide. Yogurt One of the most well-known probiotic foods, yogurt — which is made from fermented milk — can improve bone health and digestive health. […]

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March 4, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Nutritious Winter Stew

Fiber, lean protein and lots of vitamins and antioxidants make this the perfect meal for a chilly evening. ingredients 2 tps canola oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz sliced mushrooms 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces 1 bunch kale (about ¾ lb), stems 1 15-oz can diced […]

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February 26, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s hard to beat a warm, hearty bowl of soup. Be patient, because this favor-packed dish is worth the wait. ingredients 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño, chopped 1 green bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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February 19, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Mango Guacamole

Tortilla chips and guacamole – the perfect snack food. Enjoy this fun twist with mango, which adds vitamins and fiber to your diet, and helps with gut health. ingredients 2 avocados 1-2 limes, juiced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 mango, cubed 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 3 Tbsp green onions, sliced salt and pepper […]

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February 18, 2020

Postpartum Weight Loss: Healthy Strategies to Help Shed Those Pounds after Giving Birth

By Elizabeth Holmes, MS, RD, LDN, CSOWM Postpartum weight loss is similar to weight loss at other times in your life. The major difference is the change to your body and life after having a baby. What worked to lose weight and stay healthy before the baby may not work the same after baby. Losing […]

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February 5, 2020

Mission Possible: Andie Lost 140 Pounds without Surgery

By Jennifer Sellers It’s common these days to click online or open up a magazine to see success stories of formerly obese people who have lost large amounts of weight due to weight-loss surgery. You’re less likely to read stories like Andie Slivinski’s. She lost 140 pounds simply using the advice, tools and support she […]

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January 17, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for a tasty way to add greens to your diet? Try this quick, easy-to-make dish as a side for dinner or take it to lunch at work. Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 2 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or […]

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December 12, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Walnut-encrusted Tilapia

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate hearty and healthy with this flavorful seafood dish. Team it with a salad for a quick meal. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg zest of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 […]

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December 11, 2019

5 Worst Ways to Derail Holiday Health: Try These Tips to Stick to Your Weight-management Plan

By Sonia Humphrey, MD It seems inevitable to most people: You will gain weight during the holidays. It’s a season that offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in fattening food while at the same time offers challenges to physical activity. But this can be the year you don’t gain weight during the holidays. To combat […]

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