Patients ask me all the time how many calories they need daily. I'm not a big fan of counting calories but clearly knowing the boundaries is important. Your weight is a balancing act, and calories play a big role. Knowing how calories impact your weight and ways you can best cut caloric intake is a key… Continue reading How Many Calories Does A Person Need Daily?
We all turn to fast food when our days are too long, we didn't have time to grocery shop or the idea of cooking is just too much. Why not? It's easy, fast and filling. But as I discussed in my last post on fast food, it's having a major impact on obesity in this country.… Continue reading What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?
Weight gain is a multi-factorial process. Genetics, hormonal controls, diet, sleeping habits, lifestyle, physical activity, and stress all have an impact. These factors, and more, can lead to an imbalance in the energy equation. While some people seem to be able to lose weight more quickly and more easily than others, everyone loses weight when they burn… Continue reading Four Ways To Burn Calories And Help Weight Loss
Are weight issues due to a slow metabolism? It's true that metabolism is linked to weight. But medical problems that slow metabolism, such as Cushing's Syndrome or having an under active thyroid gland -hypothyroidism- are rarely the cause. Although your metabolism influences your body's basic energy needs, diet and your level of physical activity ultimately determine… Continue reading Metabolism and Weight
In last week's post we shared a wide range of low calorie recipes to demonstrate that eating sensibly doesn't mean eating flavorless, boring food. Sometimes it's not always possible to make food from scratch. Maybe you want to modify a recipe or snack that you love to make it healthier. Knowing how to adjust ingredients… Continue reading Easy Ways To Make Favorite Foods Healthier