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Weight Loss Programs Reduce Cancer Risk

Weight loss programs can effectively reduce the risk of many cancers. The United States has a high burden of cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018 there will be more than 1.7 million new cases diagnosed and around 610,000 cancer deaths. Studies strongly suggest that diet is associated

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Weight Loss Programs Include Healthy Soups

Weight loss programs should always include healthy soups. There’s no need to add cream. Just use healthy, nutrient-rich vegetables and puree them when cooked. Soups are a comfort food and will keep you full for a long time.   I love root vegetables. While we’re all familiar with onions and

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Weight Loss Only Happens When We’re Realistic

Weight loss needs to be sustainable or all the deprivation of dieting is just a waste of time. As a Certified Nutritionist, I advise slow, steady weight loss using behavior change techniques, like those taught by Wellcoaches. Changing eating habits is the only way to keep the weight off in

Weight Loss Programs Have to Go Slowly

Weight loss programs can be frustrating. If you lose weight the right way, it can be a frustratingly slow process.   I know. You’re overweight and all you want is to see the number on the scale go down as fast as possible. That’s why so many of us go

Weight Loss is Undermined by Chronic Stress

Weight loss can be undercut just by being chronically stressed. Many studies have identified a link between chronic stress and weight gain. It does damage in two ways. Stress causes excess fat storage and weight gain. Stress also causes our bodies to burn fewer calories and to crave junk food.

Advice on Tracking Weight Loss from a Certified Nutritionist

Weight loss is frustrating when the scale is stuck. A healthy amount of weight loss is one to two pounds per week. That pace can leave you praying for a tenth of a pound reduction when you step on the scale. Many times, even though my clients are eating better

When Starting a Weight Loss Program Learn How Long it Takes to Change Habits

When you start a weight loss program, setting realistic expectations about how long it takes to change habits is critical. As a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, I’m knowledgeable about the science of behavior change. There’s a lot of solid research about how to motivate people to change their health

Weight Loss Programs: Why Every Diet Fails

Many of us who have a few, or more than a few, pounds to lose are lured in by the latest and greatest weight loss programs. Recently the Paleo Diet was the diet craze. As I write this blog, the latest fad is the Military Diet. Of course, any weight

Good Weight Loss Programs Include a Healthy Breakfast

Good weight loss programs depend on providing adequate fuel to your body throughout the day. That includes starting the day off with a healthy breakfast. Decades of research demonstrates the value of starting your day with a healthy breakfast. I like to analogize eating breakfast to putting gas in your

Healthy Diet Programs Include Bite-Sized Goals and Regular Rewards

So you’ve decided that healthy diet programs are the only way to lose weight and keep it off, but you don’t know where to start. You’ve tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and the Paleo diet and are ready to get real and learn how to make healthy food choices. First: