April 18, 2022

Recent Weight Loss Research

Recent Weight Loss Research Effect of Weight Management Interventions on Mental Health Taking part in a weight loss program such as the one Health Plus offers can help you be healthier both physically and mentally! Recent research is showing that behavioral weight management interventions can improve the physical and mental health of people who are overweight or obese. […]
April 18, 2022

Change Your Future by Changing Your Attitude

Change Your Future by Changing Your Attitude “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey We’ve all been there before. We feel discouraged because things are not going the way we’d like them to go. We haven’t accomplished what we’re trying to accomplish. Perhaps […]
April 6, 2022

Keep Moving Forward!

Keep Moving Forward! “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”   Confucius Weight loss can feel overwhelming. Following the 10 Basic Principles exactly is not always possible. If you have not been adhering to them as strictly as you would like, I suggest that rather than striving for perfection, you […]
April 6, 2022

Weight Loss May Be More About What You Eat Than How Much You Eat

Weight Loss May Be More About What You Eat Than How Much You Eat We have all been told “If you want to lose weight then you need to eat less”. This advice is based on the Energy Balance Principle. If you take in more energy (through food and drinks) than you expend (through physical activity/exercise), you will […]
April 6, 2022

Long Term Weight Loss: The Good News and the Bad News

Long Term Weight Loss: The Good News and the Bad News We all know that weight loss is challenging. Even more challenging is keeping the weight off after we have worked so hard to lose it. The sobering reality is that most dieters regain everything they lost — and then some — within three years. The reasons for […]
March 29, 2022

Carbohydrates Are Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern

Carbohydrates Are Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of the three types of macronutrients that your body uses in the largest amounts. The other two macronutrients are protein and fat. Most carbohydrates occur naturally in plant-based foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and milk. Food manufacturers often add carbohydrates […]
February 22, 2022

Focusing On Health and Enjoying the Journey

Focusing on Health and Enjoying the Journey Many people have a number on the scale that they would like to see. But for many this number may be unrealistic as well as unnecessary to reach in order to be healthy. It can be discouraging to be losing weight more slowly than you would like. However, by focusing on […]
January 25, 2022

Fiber: Essential For Health

Fiber: Essential For Health What is fiber and why is it important? Fiber includes the parts of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. Most fiber passes through your GI tract to your colon where it feeds gut bacteria leading to a healthier gut and other health benefits such as better immune system function and less […]
December 22, 2021

How Am I Ever Going to Get Through the Holidays?

How Am I Ever Going to Get Through the Holidays? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the month of December is not easy. Shorter days, cold, wet weather, holiday parties, out of town guests, travel, tempting holiday treats — all make exercise and eating healthy challenging. As a result, weight gains of 5 pounds or more are not uncommon […]