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Do you Need a Detox Diet?

These days, it seems like detox diets are everywhere. You may hear them referenced in health segments on the news, on social media, read about them in health magazines, and see them advertised everywhere. It can leave you wondering, should I be doing a detox diet? Perhaps the first question should be what IS a [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Do you Need a Detox Diet?

Too Busy to Make it to the Gym?

Not only can going to the gym be time consuming and difficult to stick with, but it can also seem overwhelming to try and make it there enough to actually start seeing weight loss results. The good news is that there is an exercise regimen you can do from the convenience of your own home, [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Fitness|Comments Off on Too Busy to Make it to the Gym?

Breaking Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Nearly everyone trying to lose weight has experienced the frustration of reaching a weight plateau. Despite your strong effort to eat well, exercise often, and improve your behaviors, you may notice that the scale still won’t budge. It is quite common to go through periods where you don’t see the same losses from week to [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Breaking Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Benefits of Exercise of Weight Loss Patients

In the United States, an estimated 50 percent of adults are overweight. It is no secret that excess weight increases our risk of health problems including coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancer. The good news is, there are many benefits to adopting a regular exercise program including improved cardiovascular health, maintaining long-term [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments

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