Last week we shared how processed foods are detrimental to your waistline. If consuming whole, fresh foods is ideal, how is one to avoid ingredients that work against the hard-earned gains made from positive lifestyle choices? Cooking and baking don't have to be a downfall to a healthy diet. Here are some common baking substitutions,… Continue reading Baking and Cooking Substitutions That Help Maintain A Healthy Diet
In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that… Continue reading Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." This myth is pervasive in society today. Breakfast is still perceived as healthy and more important than all other meals. Even today's official nutrition guidelines recommend that we eat breakfast. Many claim that breakfast helps us to lose weight and that skipping it can raise our risk of obesity. This is… Continue reading Does Eating Breakfast Cause Weight Gain?
Easter dishes, like many other holiday foods, can often be a downfall for healthy diets. While dishes are delicious, creamy, and bursting with flavor- they often also pack a lot of calories and unnecessary sodium and fat. That isn't to say you can't enjoy the old favorites. A small portion size or limiting how many… Continue reading 8 Healthy Easter Meal Ideas That Don’t Skimp On Flavor
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?