Weight Loss Dietitian Blog
Grab, Open, Munch, and Swallow 17 September 2014
For many of us, there is a health risk in our surroundings. It is very easy to grab food at the earliest sign of hunger. Grab, open, munch, and swallow. If you find yourself vulnerable to environmental cues to eat or you eat for reasons other than physical hunger, try using the hunger scale to gain control of your eating.
Can You Give Up Pretend Foods? 15 September 2014
There’s real food and “pretend” food. Know the difference and ask yourself if you can give up the fake stuff.
Trust Your Body 9 September 2014
Trust your body. One concept that constant dieters often need to teach themselves is to trust their own instincts and bodies. To trust yourself to stop eating when you are full and to trust yourself to eat when you are hungry sound so simple! Yet, I ask myself why is it so difficult to have a healthy relationship between food, body and mind?
Can a Fitness Tracker Save Your Life? 5 September 2014
There is a lot of data coming out of fitness trackers and calorie counters. One doctor is looking for a way to use it to save his patients’ lives. Find out how.
Having diabetes is expensive and medications for controlling it can be a big part of that cost. Read this post to discover which oral medications for Type 2 diabetes were rated as Best Buys by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs: effective, safe, and less expensive.
Late Summer Vegetable Bonanza Salads 28 August 2014
So many late summer vegetables, so little time. If you’re tired of plain steamed green beans or corn on the co b or sliced cucumbers, shake up your taste buds by combining these and more into chunky vegetable salads.
Easy Travel Snacks for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 19 August 2014
The summer is coming to an end but many of you are still vacationing. This post includes ideas for healthier snacks that travel well for plane, train, and cars.
Tips for Testing Your Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar) 12 August 2014
Are you using proper technique to get an accurate blood glucose (BG) reading at home? Be sure you know the basics of good technique so that you can avoid frustrating swings in readings that seem unrelated to your food intake, exercise, or medication schedule.
Forget Couch to 5K – Just Log Some Miles Say Researchers 8 August 2014
New research is out that logging a modest mileage each week running will add years to your life and protect against heart disease.
Have you ever wondered how people in some European countries enjoy their cheese, bread, chocolate, wine and pasta and continue to have the best health statistics in the world in terms of longest life expectancies, lowest rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity?
But Who’s Counting Anyway? 31 July 2014
Don’t get fooled, get schooled on the accuracy of cardio machines calorie-counting abilities.
Factors That Affect Body Fat 29 July 2014
Why do some people have too much body fat? Is it just a question of eating too many calories and/or not exercising enough?
One-third of Fitness Tracker Users Stop in a Year 24 July 2014
Why do people who have fitness trackers stop using them? It’s not because of style or comfort. It’s because they don’t know what to do with all the information they have.
Very Low Calorie Diets are a Bad Idea 22 July 2014
Very low calorie diets sound tempting: lose a lot of weight in a short time. New research shows a lot of that weight loss is actually muscle.
Weight Gain during Menopause 15 July 2014
Menopause is a time of transition but it does not have to include weight gain. A decrease in physical activity appears to be a key problem contributing to fewer total calories burned during the menopausal transition.
The Survey Says, Track Your Calories 10 July 2014
What's better and more productive for losing weight...tracking calories or exercising?
Don't Eat Away Your Results! 8 July 2014
Do you try to squeeze in a 30-60 minute workout most days of the week? Do you work hard during exercise sessions to burn calories and tone your body? If so, don’t destroy your efforts to lose weight by eating high calorie energy bars, gels, and flavored beverages during and after exercising.
Are you feeling tired all of the time while trying to lose weight? Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot why this might be happening.
How to Spot Fake Weight-Loss Scams 26 June 2014
Lots of people get drawn into these “miracle cures” because they seem to be the easy, quick fix we’ve all wanted. We like these simple tasks because they are almost fairy-tale like, and if a doctor gives his seal of approval, especially on national television in front of millions of viewers, then all the better, right?
Oh really? Long Term Weight Loss is Impossible? 24 June 2014
A recent study claims long term weight loss is impossible. Our biology always defeats our best efforts. Oh really?
Don’t Let Exercise Get in the Way of Losing Weight 19 June 2014
Exercise can actually make losing weight harder. Find out why and what you can do about it.
Tracking to Lose Weight? Be Accurate! 17 June 2014
There are a few common mistakes that people make when they first start to track their intake. When these errors result in underestimating calories intake, it is particularly difficult to lose weight. Read this post and learn what you can do to avoid making the same mistakes.
National Men’s Health Week June 9 – 15, 2014 13 June 2014
Celebrate what really matters this Father’s Day...keeping our fathers with us and healthy for a long time.
From creating exercise points in your home to tips on how not to sabotage your weight loss efforts, I interviewed my Norwegian friend, Hege, who now lives in the States for readers of MyNetDiary about 5 Tips on How to Lose Weight from a European Perspective.
Gardening for Health, Happiness, and Long Life 5 June 2014
Gardening does a whole lot of good for your health and happiness. Find out why.
Vacation – Aim to Maintain Not Gain 3 June 2014
Vacation is a needed respite from the daily grind but it can cause havoc with one's weight. Read my tips on how to deal with weight control while vacationing.
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