Category: Healthy Eating

Fight, Flight, or Fat? How Stress can Lead to Weight Gain

If looking in the mirror and seeing evidence of a few more pounds than you like makes you stressed, you are not alone. Being stressed about unexpected weight gain is easy enough to understand. What many people fail to realize is those extra pounds could be coming from stress itself.  Can Stress Cause You to […]

The Fight Against Beer Bellies

Americans love beer, and the love only seems to be increasing. Indeed, overall alcohol consumption has been rising for decades, but beer remains the favorite with more than 40% of all alcohol consumed. Yet all this beer is harming our health; excessive beer consumption can and often does lead to a variety of negative health […]

Laura Sebring’s Weight Loss Trifecta: Nutrition, Fluids & Exercise

After many years of helping patients lose weight, True You Weight Loss bariatric and weight loss dietitian Laura Sebring, MS, RD, LDN, has a really good idea of what works—and what doesn’t. While every patient is different, and customized nutrition plans are critical for long-term success, she gives her patients similar advice when it comes […]

How Late Night Snacking Could Signal Deeper Problems

Lots of diets and weight loss plans put emphasis on what you do and do not eat. For many of us, though, the focus should be on when you are eating rather than on exactly what goes on your plate.  For people who have a habit of nighttime snacking, there can be many reasons to […]

Finding the Delicate Balance: Macronutrients Are Key to Health & Weight Loss Success

A good start to any weight loss journey is being able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to dieting strategies. Here’s one falsehood of which we should all be aware: counting calories leads to weight loss success. In fact, most people who have been through a weight loss journey would agree that the […]

The Benefits and Challenges of Big Weight Loss Goals

Imagine walking in the door at the end of a long trip and dropping your bags on the floor. Just letting go of all that weight feels amazing. If you are significantly overweight, you might wish you could drop 50 pounds of body weight as easily as you let go of your luggage.  If you […]

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 […]

The Importance of Your Diet for Metabolic Syndrome

There are some diseases you can do very little about. Whether they come about by genetic factors or exposure to toxins and pathogens in your environment, some diseases and conditions are hard to avoid.  There are other health conditions where you have almost total control over your risk, even if it doesn’t always feel like […]

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