21 February 2017 When New Moms Gain Weight, is it the Pregnancy or the Parenthood?It’s a widespread belief: pregnancy leads to permanent weight gain for women. But is it true? A new study suggests not.
14 February 2017 Is "Healthy Granola" Just a Good Marketing Scheme?Since one cup of granola can easily provide 500 calories, which for a person trying to lose weight on a 1500-calorie diet, provides one third (1/3) of the calories needed for the day, is "healthy granola" just a good marketing scheme?
7 February 2017 Keep Your Motivation Tank From Dipping Too LowMotivation levels dropping? Follow these 5 tips to keep your weight loss motivation tank from running too low.
31 January 2017 First Step Towards Understanding Gestational DiabetesA sudden diagnosis of gestational diabetes for yourself or someone you love can be unnerving and leave you with a host of questions. The good news is that gestational diabetes can be managed through diet, exercise and if needed medications. Read on to learn more about how it is diagnosed as well as diet and lifestyle changes which can help to manage blood sugars.
24 January 2017 Why is my potassium and other minerals so low?It’s a hidden problem with all nutrient trackers: missing values. And when the value for a nutrient is missing for a food you eat, your calculated intake for that nutrient is lower than it should be. Why is this happening?
10 January 2017 Same Old, same Old? How to Get Out of Your Cooking RutSame old, same old? Are you in a cooking rut? Try this fundamental system to help you attempt new recipes and make faster and healthier meals.
27 December 2016 Don’t let winter weather freeze your exercise routineDon’t let cold weather, snow or short days stop you from keeping active in winter. Here are some activity ideas that fit into anyone’s winter schedule.
20 December 2016 Acorn Squash: A new way to prepare this winter side dishAcorn squash is bursting with nutrition. Here is a family favorite recipe I adapted from Epicurious: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Ground Turkey, Kale and Quinoa. Enjoy this gluten free dish with some wild salmon for a healthy and delicious meal.
13 December 2016 Teach This, Not That: How to Improve Teenagers’ Eating HabitsWould your teenager start to eat healthier if you told them to eat less fast food to prevent a heart attack? Probably not. However, do not be discouraged, a recent study demonstrated a unique twist on nutrition education which did improve the eating habits of adolescents.
6 December 2016 3 Sweet-Free Holiday Gift IdeasHoliday gifts don’t have to be laden with calories! Here are some ideas for relatively inexpensive gifts that are not sweets. And they can be easily purchased and mailed.
29 November 2016 Getting back on track - when it comes to losing weightOne of the most important strategies to maintaining a healthy weight is the ability to bounce back, otherwise known as getting back on track or resiliency. Here are four important points to remember as you move through this holiday season.
22 November 2016 10 Strategies to Avoid Emotional Eating During the HolidaysLots of people are susceptible to emotional eating during the holidays. There aren’t any tried-and-true sure fire ways to prevent this, but there are plenty of suggestions. Here are 10.
15 November 2016 Tips for Making Your Smoothie More Weight FriendlySmoothies have a health halo but they can be a huge calories sink or sugar bomb - it all depends how you make it. This post will cover basic tips on how to make smoothies more weight friendly.
8 November 2016 Three Tips to Prevent the Freshman FifteenIt’s your first semester of college. Your jeans are fitting tighter, you are catching a cold and you have less energy. Use these three simple tips to create a healthier you and prevent the freshman fifteen.
1 November 2016 Three Ways to Get Rid of Halloween Candy with StyleEven though it ‘twas the day after Halloween, and the temptation was there, you followed these three tips and did not despair.
25 October 2016 Sorting out adverse reactions to foodsFood sensitivities are being blamed for a host of problems, from autism to IBS to headaches and weight gain. What is the true story, and how reliable are the tests?
18 October 2016 Considering Weight Loss Surgery?Considerations when pursuing weight loss surgery such as: timing, cost, dietary requirements, mental health readiness, type of team to look for, risks of surgery. This is a great post for those of you considering weight loss surgery or just want to know a little bit more about it.
11 October 2016 Weight Loss: 3 Pitfalls of Skipping MealsOne misconception of weight loss is that skipping meals helps. Read on for three drawbacks of skipping meals and two tips to avoid skipping meals.
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