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, […]
June 10, 2013

Exercise Leads to Increased Memory and Focus

The primary reason why you’re on the Health Plus diet is to lose weight-but as I’ve emphasized in this blog, there are many other positive benefits that go along with weight loss. If you’ve started shedding the pounds, you might have already noticed some of these benefits. For example you may feel less achy after you exercise, your […]
May 4, 2013

On the Go

One of the biggest challenges in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is figuring out how to eat well and exercise amid a busy and hectic schedule. I touched on this briefly in the Breakfast Post, but I think it bears a little explanation. At least for me, when I’m home, it’s easy to live a healthy lifestyle! […]
April 23, 2013

100 Reasons to Exercise Now by Nicole Nichols, Spark People’s Daily Blogger

1. Because it helps you get stronger 2. Because exercise helps combat depression 3. Because you’ll feel proud of yourself 4. Because you have goals you want to reach 5. Because you’ll feel bad if you don’t 6. Because you want to move forward, not backward 7. Because it burns more calories than not working out 8. Because […]
April 6, 2013

Gardening is Good for the Soul, And Good for the Waistline

Urban gardening is all the rage right now in Portland, and not only is it a fun summer hobby, but it can also be very helpful with losing weight. Gardening has a reputation for being a pretty dainty activity, but it’s actually a lot of work! Several generations ago, most people worked on farms, rather than in offices. […]
January 15, 2013

Journaling For Health and Weight Loss

One of the major obstacles to successful weight loss is mindless eating: especially if you don’t even know you’re doing it! I’m sure we’ve all been there: grabbing a candy bar on the way out the door, grazing at a potluck, grabbing handful after handful of popcorn at a movie. It’s easy to do-and it’s easy to forget […]