November 15, 2021

Motivation and Developing Healthy Habits

Motivation and Developing Healthy Habits “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Rohn  What motivates you to want to lose weight? What is your “why”? Take a few minutes to think about this and write down all the reasons you can think of. Your reasons could include preventing the development of chronic diseases […]
November 15, 2021

Patience and Persistence

Patience and Persistence “Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent and be patient.” – Author Unknown Being consistent day in and day out is one of the most important things you can do to be successful with this program. This will help you develop the new, long-term, healthy habits that will enable you to not only […]
November 1, 2021

10 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving

10 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving We are fast approaching the holiday season. Holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends, but they also tend to be full of less healthy foods and alcohol. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here! Now is a good time to plan ahead so […]
October 18, 2021

A Spoonful of Sugar Substitutes

A Spoonful Of Sugar Substitutes If you are trying to decrease the amount of added sugar and calories you consume, you may be tempted to use artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitutes. Sugar substitutes are substances used to sweeten food products instead of regular table sugar (sucrose). There are a number of different types of sugar substitutes: artificial […]
September 20, 2021

This is Not a Diet

This is Not a Diet Merriam-Webster defines a diet as “a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight”. What do you think of when you hear the word diet? Deprivation? Feeling hungry? Food restriction? A temporary way of eating?  The Health Plus Program is NOT a diet but rather helps you focus on […]
August 23, 2021

How Using a Food Log Can Help You Lose Weight

How Using a Food Log Can Help You Lose Weight Why Should I Use a Food Log? Keeping track of the food you eat using some sort of food logging system can help you better understand your current eating habits and patterns such as what and how much you eat, when you eat, and how you are feeling […]
August 16, 2021

Better Sleep for Better Health

Better Sleep For Better Health How Much Sleep Do I Need? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults ages 18-60 years of age sleep for 7 or more hours each night. The recommendation for adults 61-64 years is 7-9 hours and for adults 65 years and older 7-8 hours is recommended. If you are sleeping […]
July 27, 2021

The Power of Prompts to Help Create New Habits

The Power of Prompts to Help Create New Habits Change is Hard We all know that “change is hard”! And we know that change takes time. But we also know that making behavior changes can be very necessary to become healthier. When life gets busy and/or stressful, it is very easy to fall back into old, unhealthy patterns/habits. […]
July 11, 2021

Add Some Culture to Your Life (From Yogurt)!

Add Some Culture to Your Life (From Yogurt)! How is yogurt made? Yogurt starts as fresh milk that is often pasteurized first and then fermented with various live bacteria cultures. It is then incubated at a specific temperature to encourage the growth of the bacteria. The culture ferments (breaks down) the lactose into lactic acid, which gives yogurt […]