February 20, 2021

Tips for Adding Fruits and Vegetables into Every Meal and Snack

Tips for Adding Fruits and Vegetables into Every Meal Many of you have probably heard things like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, “Eat your vegetables!”, and “You are what you eat”. But you may still be wondering why it’s so important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, […]
January 30, 2020

Getting Back On Track With Your Healthy Lifestyle

“The Holidays” & A Healthy Lifestyle   The holidays are a busy time, revolving around food centered gatherings. As a result, you may over indulge and lose sight of your healthy lifestyle you’ve been creating. Then when January comes around, you resolve to get back on track. Recommitting to your goals sounds good on paper but it’s not always […]
March 14, 2019

Weight Maintenance

As clinicians, we’re often asked about weight maintenance. What’s the best way to keep from regaining weight you’ve worked so hard to lose? You may remember discussing your ideal body weight during your initial Health Plus appointment. It was probably based on a BMI of around 25. However, for some individuals, this may be difficult to achieve, or […]
February 21, 2019

Motivation

It’s the a New Year and you’re thinking of making some changes in your health, namely, losing some weight. Congratulations on taking that first step! Chances are, you’ve made a few attempts in the past with mixed results. The weight loss research shows that a great majority of people who lose weight gain it back again. That’s the […]
February 6, 2019

Something to Chew On: The Role of Fiber in a Healthy Diet

When you first read through your patient manual, you probably saw the word “fiber” more than a few times. 20, to be exact. It’s basic principal #8, it’s mentioned in the tips about meal choices, and we even deemed it important enough to give its own page (#43), complete with an alphabetized chart. So, what exactly is fiber, […]
December 25, 2014

The National Weight Control Registry: A Key to Success

We all know that losing weight is difficult and that keeping it off is even more challenging. We also know that there are a million-and-one theories about the best way to lose weight and how to maintain weight loss. Even more confusing is that many of these theories contradict one another.   But plenty of people do “beat […]
October 28, 2014

CONTRAVE: NEW WEIGHT LOSS DRUG APPROVED BY THE FDA

Contrave is the newest weight loss medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Contrave is a combination medication containing both bupropion and naltrexone. Both these medications are appetite suppressants. Combined, and together with diet and exercise, they have been shown to be effective for achieving significant weight loss. Bupropion, under the brand name Wellbutrin, has been used […]
October 21, 2014

Importance of Adequate Sleep for Weight Loss

When we think of factors that promote weight loss, we usually think about our food intake and our energy burned with exercise. However, there is increasing evidence that adequate sleep may be the third leg of the weight loss stool. Think about it: if I am at work, sleep-deprived and to boost my energy, I am more likely […]
March 22, 2014

Alternative Sweeteners

We can all agree that reducing sugar in your diet is essential to weight loss, and an overall healthy lifestyle. Nothing could be worse for you than white table sugar. But with so many sugar alternatives available, it can be hard to know which ones to chose. Should you go with low, or no calorie artificial sweeteners that […]