Category: Healthy Eating

Carbs are NOT the Enemy. Really, They’re Not!

One of the most common misconceptions about weight loss is that cutting carbs offers the best chance for success. While watching your carbohydrate intake and choosing the right ones can support a healthy weight loss, carbohydrates are NOT the enemy. In fact, studies show that while cutting out carbs often results in short-term weight loss, […]

The Top Five Reasons Alcohol is a “No-No” After an Endobariatric Procedure

Whether it’s Friday evening after a hard week of work or a party for a special occasion, alcoholic beverages often represent a way to unwind, celebrate, or indulge. However, for patients who have recently completed an endobariatric procedure, it’s better to put the glass or bottle away. From endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) to a bariatric […]

Can Xylitol Help You Lose Weight?

There is no way around it—Americans are addicted to sugar. On average, we eat 2-4 times the recommended amount of sugar every day, and this trend is having drastic effects on our waistlines.  As the effects of increasing sugar consumption become more and more apparent, the search for alternative sweeteners continues. For the last century, […]

Not So Fast: Replacing Fast Food with Healthy Alternatives

A Happy Meal from McDonald’s is an institution in the lives of many kids in America. As we grow up, though, greasy cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and french fries are not so happy anymore. No matter how good it may taste, fast food can do a number on our waistlines. There are no two ways about […]

Just How Safe is Stevia?

Nearly everyone has heard at some point that the average American eats too many calories. What is less well understood is exactly where these calories are coming from. Sugar is often the culprit, and with many people in the United States eating as much as 22 tablespoons of extra sugar a day in their diets, […]

The Basics of a No-Added Sugar Diet

Not many of us would belly up to the kitchen counter and start our day by knocking back spoonfuls of raw sugar one after the other. In effect, though, that is what the average American does—to the tune of more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day.  Food labels tell the story of just […]

Dieting for Men: How to Build Lasting Weight Loss

You did your best. You put as much time into exercising as you could, but you still aren’t losing the pounds you hoped. Before you give up on weight loss entirely and say goodbye forever to the man you used to be, it might be time to try the one thing you don’t want to […]

What’s the Deal With Intermittent Fasting? Can I Drink Coffee?

Obesity in America has been on the rise in America since the 1990s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is an epidemic that affects more than 90 million people and is responsible for a whole host of comorbidities, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, and […]

When You Aren’t What You Eat: Fats and the Keto Diet

If someone told you one of the fastest ways to lose fat was to eat more fat, you might think they were crazy. As surprising as it sounds, especially after years of nutritionists telling us to cut down on dietary fat, losing weight by eating lots of high-fat food is exactly what the ketogenic diet […]

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