Spin Yourself Thin!

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN

Spin_Cycle_Indoor_Cycling_Class_at_a_GymAre you exercising consistently and watching what you eat but still have hit a weight loss plateau? What if I told you that you can blast through that plateau by changing up HOW you exercise? You can spin yourself thin!

That doesn’t mean you can abandon all of the changes you have made thus far, but a 30-minute workout on a spinning cycle can burn as much as 250-300 calories.  Increase that time to 45 minutes and you could burn up to 400-450 calories (results can vary by individual).   Continue reading

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Dispelling Myths about Soy Foods

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN

SoyFoods3With all of the nutrition misinformation circulating out there, soy foods have been demonized the most.  The truth of the matter is this: soy is one of the most studied nutrients (it has been the subject of nearly 2,000 papers annually) and the evidence does not support the bad health claims(1).

In fact, soy is a very healthy alternative to meat. Soy is a high-quality source of protein, contains all of the essential amino acids, soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamins and minerals, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, no cholesterol, and very little saturated fat. So why the bad press? Continue reading

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Super Bowl Healthy Appetizer: “Oven-Baked” Pickles

By The Bariatric Nutrition Team

Super_Bowl_LIIAre you Ready for some football?  Super Bowl that is….

Here is a fun Super Bowl appetizer any one of your favorite football fans will love. Continue reading

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Anytime Fitness

By Melissa Buscetta, RD, CDN

fitnessThere are times during the cold weather when you don’t want to venture outside to go to the gym. These are the times we tend to skip our workouts. However, a lack of exercise can affect our mood as well as our joints. It’s important to get those feel-good endorphins pumping again!

Here is a list of YouTube videos that offer various ways to stay fit without ever leaving home. All you need is a mat, a hand towel, and a water bottle. Continue reading

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Secrets to Successful Long-Term Weight Loss

Healthy WeightBy Helaine Krasner, RDN

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know how difficult it can be, and maintaining weight loss can be even harder.  So what separates successful weight loss maintainers from the majority who regain most, if not all, of the weight lost and oftentimes gain even more? Fortunately this frustrating and fascinating topic has some research behind it.  Continue reading

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Easy Post-Holiday Meal

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

Feeling a little “Bah-humbug” after some chick peas and eggsoverindulgence during the holidays? Here is a great light meal to get you back on track to feeling jolly and healthy all year around.

Chickpeas, Eggs & Greens

This recipe is both light in calories and light on the post-holiday spending. The egg adds a silky creaminess to the dish. Continue reading

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Weighing In On The Scale Debate: How often is too often and what factors affect the number besides fat?

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN

scaleAs a Registered Dietitian working in a Medical Weight Management program, I encounter patients every day who agonize over the number on the scale.  It is painful to witness.  I KNOW there are many other factors besides fat that show up on the scale but often my reassurance falls on deaf ears because the person is filled with shame and failure.

So what factors DO affect the weight? Continue reading

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