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High Protein Diets and Weight Loss

The popularity of high protein diets for weight loss has increased significantly in the past decade or so. And plenty of research has indicated that they may indeed be helpful for shedding pounds. What has remained unclear, is the way they help us lose weight. While consuming high quality protein foods at meals and snacks [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

Feeding Friendly Bacteria for Gut Health

Did you know that there are over 100 trillion microorganisms that live inside your intestines? These creatures, though small in size, have a tremendous impact on your health and the way your body responds to the food you eat. Of the trillions of bacteria that reside in the gut, only some of them have positive [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

Consider Ditching the Diet Drinks

It’s called a diet drink, so it should be a good choice for those of us trying to lose weight, right? Not so fast, say researchers at the University of Nottingham. In their study, which was published this month in the medical journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, they compared the impact of drinking either water [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

Getting your Greens in After Surgery

You know the drill. You’ve probably been asked by every healthcare provider how you’re doing with getting fluids and protein in after surgery. For good reason, dehydration is the most common reason patients return to the hospital after weight loss surgery. Getting in at least 64 oz of fluids per day can also help avoid [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Getting your Greens in After Surgery

Enjoying Pumpkin, the Healthy Ways

If you are like me, the start of Autumn also signals the start of my pumpkin obsession. I can almost taste that spicy delicious goodness as soon as I pack away the beach towels. Fortunately, I’m not alone, and it’s pretty easy to find pumpkin flavored goodies everywhere. But unfortunately, most of them are not [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

Exploring the Impact of Stress on Good Nutrition

Think of the times that you’ve have the most difficulty with controlling your diet. If you’re like the average American, many of these were likely during times of stress. Prolonged periods of stress can have quite a negative impact on our health in general. It can lead to slowed healing of wounds, a reduced metabolic [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Exploring the Impact of Stress on Good Nutrition

Are There Really “Healthier” Fast Food Options?

Eating out can be notoriously difficult for those watching their weight. Traditionally, fast food restaurants such as McDonald's and Taco Bell have been thought to be amongst the worst. In the past decade, a newer brand of quick-service restaurants like Qdoba, Panera, and Jason’s Deli have seen tremendous growth. Consumers tend to perceive these choices [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Are There Really “Healthier” Fast Food Options?

Keeping it Off

You’ve done it! You’ve put in the work, pushed through some hard days, and have come out lighter and healthier. So what now? This is a concern I hear all of the time as a Nutrition Specialist with Virtual Health Partners. How can I keep my success going? What are some ways I can stay [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Keeping it Off

Make the Most of the Last Summer Vegetables

Who doesn’t love summertime? The warm weather, the long days of sunlight, and of course the local farmer’s markets! These are the last few weeks that you will find a rich bounty of summer vegetables available before we say goodbye to these warm weather superfoods. Some favorites include summer squashes, bell peppers, tomatoes, and green [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Make the Most of the Last Summer Vegetables