Take Control of Your Environment

By Helaine Krasner, RDN, CDN

unhealthy snacksHave you ever walked passed a candy dish on a co-worker’s desk and grabbed a nibble just because it was there?  Have you ever eaten more than you really wanted just because there was still food on your plate? Have you ever felt the urge to have a snack after watching a food commercial on TV even though you weren’t hungry?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your environment has influenced your food choices.  We are all affected by environmental triggers on a regular basis, and these influences can undermine our best weight management efforts if we’re not careful. Continue reading

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Staying Active at Work

By Melissa Buscetta, RD, CDN

Exercises-You-Can-Do-At-The-Office-12The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, especially at work, have been discussed among various professionals as the “new smoking.” Our bodies are not designed to sit static on a chair all day long. With a work-around-the-clock mentality, falling into a sedentary lifestyle with minimal movement has become inevitable. Hence overcoming physical idleness is the new challenge most professionals face.

On an average, adults sit for eleven plus hours in a day, but reducing daily “sitting time” by even 1 to 2 hours per day could have a significant and positive impact on overall health and wellness. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

Pumpkin Spice Energy BitesPumpkin spice season is officially underway! Instead of wasting precious money and calories on trendy pumpkin flavored lattes, treat yourself to a filling but seasonal breakfast. Energy bites are a new trend and if they’re done right they can be a great grab-and-go breakfast, or you can have one for a snack. Kick-start your day with these Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites from CookingLight.com! Continue reading

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EAT BREAKFAST AND GET YOUR BODY RUNNING!

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RD, CDN

healthy-breakfast_2We’ve all heard it – “Eat your breakfast!” – and that it’s the most important meal of the day.  However, many of us still skip breakfast.

Eating breakfast is our first chance to nourish our body after not eating for about eight hours and sometimes even longer. Eating breakfast increases our energy by increasing our glycogen stores. Glycogen is a storage system for glucose, which provides us with energy. Eating breakfast also provides us with essential nutrients to help us start our day. Continue reading

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Motivating with Guided Imagery

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RD, CDN

meditationGuided imagery is a type of meditation that focuses and directs the imagination in proactive ways.  Athletes often use it to help develop a specific skillset.  For instance, a cyclist might imagine their legs as pistons in an engine propelling them into their perfect zone.  Additionally, research has shown that it is also very effective in heightening short term immune cell activity, reducing anxiety and accelerating weight loss!

Guided imagery is different from just visualization in that it involves the whole body, inclusive of all of the senses.  This is what makes it so impactful.  Since your body and mind are interconnected, your body responds as though what you are imagining is real. Continue reading

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The Joy of Home Cooking

By Helaine Krasner, RDN, CDN

Home cookingAlthough eating out or getting take-out can be an enjoyable part of a healthy lifestyle, it definitely makes weight management more challenging.  There are many benefits to preparing your own food as often as possible. Continue reading

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A Taste of Fall: Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

Pumpkin OatsIt’s never too soon to start reintroducing pumpkin into our diets!

As fall rolls in and school starts again, our schedules fill up and we neglect our healthy eating! Prepping our meals ahead of time is one of the best ways to avoid buying unhealthy food on fly.

Overnight oats can be made many different ways, but give our Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats a try! Continue reading

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