Category: Healthy Eating

Planning to Lose: Weight Loss Meal Planning

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” is a saying that can certainly be applied to losing weight. It is one thing to hope and wish that the pounds will melt away on their own, but weight loss takes planning and intentionality.  Exercising and staying active is important, but what you eat, […]

Kept in the Dark: The Health Benefits of Chocolate

If your doctor were to put you on a diet to ward off high blood pressure, you may expect a life of broccoli and kale smoothies is heading your way. If that is the case, you may be relieved to learn that chocolate, and dark chocolate in particular, may still be on the list of […]

The Truth About Face Fat

Gaining weight is an unwelcome change for pretty much everyone, but it can look different from person to person. In men, excess fat typically builds up around the midsection, but for women it tends to be more in the hips and thighs. One area of the body that is especially distressing to many people is […]

That’s All Yolks: Whole Egg Nutrition

Of all the conflicting nutrition advice you can find, the swirl of confusion and conflicting advice over the years regarding eggs might take the cake. Since early research into the role of dietary  cholesterol in heart disease surfaced in the 1960s, some in the medical and nutrition worlds have demonized eggs due to their high […]

Dieting and Insulin Resistance

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 10% of the population of the United States has some form of diabetes. Out of that nearly 35 million people, it is estimated that around seven million have diabetes but aren’t diagnosed. Many of these cases (if not most) of diabetes can be traced to having an inactive […]

Nine Considerations for a Healthy Thanksgiving

A holiday that’s heavily focused on food may feel overwhelming for many—especially those who have recently undergone a weight loss procedure. If you’re feeling anxious about the upcoming holiday, here are some top tips to help you manage the holiday in a healthy way. Have a plan. Know where you’re going, who will attend, who’s […]

Get the Blues: The Nutritional Benefits of Blueberries

If you think of the word “superfood,” blueberries are the first food likely to come to mind. Packed with an absurd amount of nutrients and boasting a low glycemic index, blueberries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. Paired with their relatively low cost, wide availability, and durability when stored or frozen, blueberries quickly […]

The Relationship Between Cholesterol and Weight

The quest to lose weight is a familiar one for most Americans, in large part because of the ever-expanding multibillion dollar weight loss industry. Through elaborate diets and expensive low fat and low calorie processed foods, the airwaves are flooded with endless dos and don’ts about what you should eat and what you shouldn’t. Blood […]

Fishy Diet Advice: The Health Benefits of Sardines

There are plenty of fishy nutritional claims out there, but how good is it for you to actually eat fish? Specifically, are sardines good for you? Some might think a fish is a fish, but do these salty little snacks packed in oil actually do more nutritional harm or good? Introducing the Sardine When people […]

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