Category: Healthy Eating

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 […]

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, […]

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