Nutrition

The Healthcare Law Doesn’t Address Nation’s Real Health Problems

»Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on The Healthcare Law Doesn’t Address Nation’s Real Health Problems

  http://thechairmansblog.gallup.com/2012/04/why-us-healthcare-law-misses-point.html#.T47NmA7oWaI.email   by Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO

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New Year’s Resolutions: Turning Pipe Dreams to Reality

»Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Exercise, Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition, Personal Training, Weight Loss | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions: Turning Pipe Dreams to Reality

Many of us use the start of the New Year to set goals to make major changes in our life. We want to lose weight, quit smoking, start exercising, achieve a pain free lifestyle, spend more time with loved ones, complete a home project, etc. Unfortunately, even as we set these high expectations and lofty goals we probably know that we won’t follow thru because we do the same thing every year without success. It is a good thing to set high and lofty goals. The big secret is knowing how to achieve them. When we set out to achieve a big thing or “climb that mountain” we don’t just leap to the top in one fell swoop, we accomplish this one step at a time. We can also compare this to climbing a ladder one rung at a time. As with any goal, we need a plan to...

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A Lesson a Week for a Lifetime of Health

»Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Exercise, Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition, Personal Training, Weight Loss | Comments Off on A Lesson a Week for a Lifetime of Health

We are excited to bring a 12-week fitness and nutrition program to our office. Our personal trainer and Weight Management Consultant, Lisa Moellering is presenting her successful LEAN (Living Everyday Actively & Nutritiously) program to our patients and friends. The 12-week LEAN program gives you motivation, direction, and guidance you need to live everyday actively and nutritiously. This educative and progressive program will: Provide you with weekly support and tools that will help with your success when planning for lasting health and fitness. Understand the necessary, but often confusing, nutrition information so you can apply it to your daily life. Demonstrations at meetings to enhance your learning experience. Join us for a grocery store tour to...

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What is your holiday eating plan?

»Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on What is your holiday eating plan?

Do you have a plan? Do you go to the mall for gifts without knowing who is on your list? Do you wrap presents without having all your supplies first? Do you celebrate at your in-laws unexpectedly? Probably not. Just as you need some sort of plan for all of these things, you need a plan to keep you from over indulging in food and drinks. Here are some reminders to help keep you from going over board this holiday season: – grab a child’s plate to load up instead of an oversized adult plate. – Drink a large glass of water before dinner to feel full. – Use portion control! 5-6 oz of turkey is enough. – Choose a variety of food groups but most of your plate should contain vegetables and salad. – Don’t sit on the couch...

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When and What to Eat?

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on When and What to Eat?

There is so much information going around about what food is good for you, what food is bad for you, what foods you should never eat, what foods you can eat to lose weight faster, and so on. It doesn’t hurt to listen or read about these foods but in the end you have to do what is best for your body and mind. Pay attention to how you feel when you eat too much sugar.  Are you so hungry shortly after a sugary meal that is causes you to eat more than you should?  Save the sugary treats for exactly that, a treat. Refrain from treating yourself daily to where it becomes a habit for your body to want that sugar. Save the sugar for very special occassions and try to pair it with something healthy. Be prepared with a healthy meal/snack shortly after to keep...

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What is a GMO? Can They Be Avoided?

»Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition | Comments Off on What is a GMO? Can They Be Avoided?

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism”, which is a plant or animal whose DNA has been changed in a lab. The DNA molecules from different sources are combinded into one molecule to create a new set of genes. Those genes are then transferred into an organism, giving it modified genes. The most well known form of GMO’s are those used to protect crops. The USA is the largest commercial grower of genetically modified crops in the world. Many of the foods we eat contain GMO’s. Can you avoid genetically modified food? Click the link to visit WebMD for interesting information.

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