Sunday, December 08, 2019

The ins and outs of “processed” food

When it comes to food in the world of dieting and weight loss, the term “processed” has been associated with obesity and poor health. The most recognizable types of processed foods may be boxed meals, frozen dinners, and fast-food meals; however, many don’t know that some foods touted as “healthy,” such as whole-wheat breads, chopped and canned fruits, and homemade soups, may also be processed or contain processed ingredients.


The health benefits of mushrooms and how to add them to your diet

A number of previous medical studies conducted on the benefits of mushrooms have shown that this very nutritious vegetable has the ability to enhance weight loss, improve nutritional habits and immune system function, and increase your body’s levels of vitamin D. Mushrooms have also been shown to contain properties that reduce inflammation and could improve problems with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke damage, and renal failure.


Avocados can lead to satiety and weight loss, says new study

For many years, avocados have been the subject of debate in terms of whether they have the ability to help or hinder a person’s weight-loss efforts. Now, a relatively new study published in the November 2013 issue of Nutrition Journal shows that consuming one-half of an avocado during meals can lead to long-term satiety — or a greater feeling of fullness — and less snacking between meals.


Minimize your risk for getting sick at the gym

Shortly into the New Year or after your weight-loss surgery, getting sick at the gym or at your workout spot can really have an impact on your workout groove. Before you know it, that cold or flu could result in your having to take several days off from exercise, which can make it harder for you to find the motivation to get back into your fitness routine.


5 new apps to drive weight loss in 2014

Many Americans praise medicine and technology for helping people become healthier; however, obesity rates continue to soar in the United States and are predicted to grow substantially over the course of the next 15 years.


Certain key behaviors linked to long-term weight loss

If you’ve had weight-loss surgery, chances are you have tried a number of different weight-loss techniques in the past, such as regular exercise, dieting, and maybe even weight-loss supplements and similar products.


5 myths about the vegetarian diet, debunked

Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, you’ve most likely heard lots of myths about the vegetarian diet and about vegetarians in general over the years — such as “vegetarians don’t get enough protein,” or “vegetarians are always starving.” In fact, a vegetarian diet is quite healthy and is associated with a number of weight-loss benefits — especially if you eat the right types of foods to get the nutrients you need on a daily basis.


4 tips for getting past your weight-loss plateau

A few months, or maybe even a few years after having weight-loss surgery, there may be times when you find that you've hit a wall with your weight-loss efforts. All of a sudden, the pounds stop melting off and the size of your waist line appears to be maintaining itself. In some cases, you might even found that you've gained a few pounds. This is often referred to as a weight-loss plateau.


Is weight-loss surgery right for you?

Our free online seminar answers many common questions and will help you make an informed decision.

Be prepared for the holidays!

Learn how to avoid overeating and battle stress during the holiday season