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Don’t just track calories: 3 metrics that may be more useful

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

When it comes to weight loss, the prevailing school of thought is “calories in, calories out.” There are countless weight-loss programs and apps that encourage you to track calories as a means of losing weight. But it isn’t always that simple. If you want to find success with weight loss, you may need to take a different approach. The truth is, all calories are not created equal. If you’re focusing solely on calories, you may …

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From the doc: Proper portion control for weight loss

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

One of the biggest misconceptions about weight loss is that if you eat a lot of “healthy” foods, you’ll drop pounds. But losing weight is, unfortunately, not that simple. How much you eat matters just as much as what you eat. This is where portion control comes in. Portion control means that no matter what food you’re eating, you pay attention to how much you’re consuming in that serving. You know the portion size that is …

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Counting macros instead of calories may help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 26th, 2018

Macros, or macronutrients, have different functions in the body — and their ratio and amount are important when you’re trying to lose weight.  The macro diet is focused on the balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. The macro approach differs from the traditional diet approach of cutting calories for weight loss.  Many people try the traditional weight loss plan and don’t achieve success, because calorie cutting is just not enough. Science is discovering more and …

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How apples may be the easiest diet trick ever

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

It seems that the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may have some  truth to it, because apples are a very healthy choice if you are trying to lose weight.  In addition to being a nutrient-dense fresh fruit that can help regulate blood sugar, apples may also reduce the risk of heart disease, help prevent cognitive decline, and could also help prevent certain cancers. What is it about the apple that makes …

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10 diet changes to make if you’re over 40

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

If you’re over the age of 40, there are diet changes you’ll probably need to make.  Around the age of 40, people start to notice that keeping off excess weight is more difficult for you than it’s ever been before. That’s because women in their 40s generally start to experience a decline in estrogen and metabolism as part of the natural aging process. Without regular exercise and good nutrition, these factors can increase the risk …

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5 weight-loss myths that are holding you back

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

Could certain weight-loss myths be holding you back from achieving your weight-loss goals? Here are five common myths about weight loss debunked by real scientific evidence. More than one-third of American adults suffer from obesity, which is why nearly everyone is talking about weight loss these days. Considering all the buzz about this major health epidemic, it can be hard to distinguish between weight-loss methods that work, and those that don’t — especially when advice …