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A Review of the DASH Diet for Weight Loss

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a surprisingly common affliction in the United States. Almost 50% of adult Americans have hypertension, which is defined as a systolic blood pressure of greater than 130 mmHg. It’s also a potentially serious medical condition that is linked with numerous negative health outcome.

The Importance of Nutrition Education Programs in Schools   

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proportion of adolescents who are dealing with obesity has tripled since the 1970s. Based on data from 2017-2018, the CDC estimates that over 20% of young people from ages 6-19 are considered obese or severely obese and an additional 16% are considered overweight. With […]

How to Help Your Spouse: Romantic Relationships and Weight Loss

The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicates that over 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese (equivalent to a BMI ≥ 25). Yet even though many people attempt to lose weight through various diet and exercise plans, their weight loss efforts often end in vain. Weight loss programs are often discussed […]

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

If you’ve ever looked at yourself in the mirror and didn’t like what you saw, you’re not alone. Everyone has something about themselves they wish they could change, but for some people this can become an obsession that threatens their mental health and overall wellbeing. This obsession with one’s body image can be severe enough […]

A Review of Weight Watchers for Weight Loss 

The decision to start a weight loss journey doesn’t usually come easily, and most people either have to think about it for a while or wait for the “right” moment to present itself. This decision-making process also usually involves a lot of research and reflection. Which diet is right for me? How much weight do I need to lose? Will I be able to stick with it?

What to Know About Weight Loss Support Groups

A weight loss journey is a very personal experience that can look significantly different from person to person. Finding your own path and configuring a weight loss program that works for you is an important part of that journey. Yet all of the customization can also make it a somewhat lonely experience that can feel […]

Healthy Habits for a Sustainable Weight Loss Journey  

Everyone wants to be thinner. In fact, according to a Gallup poll from last year, more than half (55%) of American adults are trying to lose weight at any given time. This desire to shed extra pounds has created a multibillion dollar industry of fad diets, supplements, exercise equipment, and workout programs that promise results […]

What Are the Best Foods For Gut Health and Weight Loss?   

For so many people, weight loss is a goal that remains elusive, even after trying countless fad diets and exercise programs. As researchers continue to study the science behind body weight changes, however, other factors have emerged that may play a significant role in how to actually lose weight. In the last few decades, new […]

A Review of the Mediterranean Diet  

Most people probably start a diet with a specific time frame in mind: I want to lose X number of pounds in Y number of weeks. And so they go about picking a diet plan or weight loss program to help them achieve that goal, with the intention that they’ll abandon the diet once they […]

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