One Small Change at a Time

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CDN

filip-mroz-167499-unsplash (2)I need to lose weight. I have to exercise. I’m so stressed at work I should be meditating.

We have all been there. Sometimes we need to stop, take a breath and think of small changes.

Many of us sabotage ourselves by trying to make too many changes at once. Making sustainable lifestyle changes takes time and effort, and making small changes in our eating behavior and physical activity can help us get there. Changing habits takes a conscious effort, a plan, and time. Continue reading

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Fad Diets: Why They Don’t Work

By Melissa Buscetta, RDN

fad-dietThere’s always a new diet being promoted as the best approach to weight loss. Unfortunately, many of these diets involve eliminating foods that contain necessary nutrients. Some diets even cut out entire food groups.

Many of these fad diets may lack major nutrients, such as dietary fiber and carbohydrates, as well as selected vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals. By not receiving proper amounts of these nutrients, you can develop serious health problems.  Continue reading

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Progress NOT Perfection: Tips to help set realistic and achievable exercise goals

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN

exercise bruce-mars-558730-unsplashDo you begin a new exercise routine going full-out, every day, only to stop abruptly when the first hiccup prevents you from getting to the gym? If so, you may be an exercise perfectionist.  In any perfectionistic behavior, we set ourselves up for failure by taking an “all or nothing” approach.  However, behavioral specialists will tell you that the key to long term adoption of a new behavior requires creating new habits that are easy to incorporate and therefore more sustainable.   Continue reading

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The Benefits of Resistance Training

By Erin McKenna RDN, CDN

Resistance TrainingResistance or strength training is when you use a specific muscle against external resistance. Resistance training includes free-weights, body weight, or weight machines.

When you continuously do resistance training, you will build muscle and become stronger over time. Strength training has been shown to improve bone density, joint function, muscle, tendon and ligament strength. Resistance training also helps to build intramuscular coordination, which in turn can prevent injury especially as we age. Continue reading

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

stuffed peppers

These veggie stuffed peppers taste as good as they look.  This is a colorful, eye pleasing dish you’ll want to make over and over! Continue reading

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Non-Scale Victories

By Helaine Krasner, RDN CDN

scale_weightloss2It’s easy to get distracted by the number on the scale. Many of us use it as the only measure of success in our weight management journey. It’s true that body weight is an important indicator of health risk and is definitely worth keeping an eye. However, focusing exclusively on the scale can undermine our ability to appreciate many other important markers of success.

A healthier body weight is only one benefit of practicing healthier lifestyle habits. You can be at a healthy weight and still be unhealthy, or have an undesirable body fat to lean muscle ratio. In addition, for those who weigh themselves frequently, there are many factors that contribute to daily fluctuations in weight: Continue reading

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Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado-Tuna-Salad-3From your Bariatric Nutrition Team
A light and fresh salad that will keep you satisfied.

6 servings Continue reading

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