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10 proven ways to get rid of belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 10th, 2018

Belly fat is typically regarded as an unsightly inconvenience, but extra fat around the midsection poses greater risks than simply interfering with the fit of your clothes. Excess visceral fat in the abdominal region is the most dangerous type of fat you can carry on your body. As opposed to subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin, visceral fat surrounds the internal organs, and can increase the risk of serious health issues such …

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5 healthy lunch tips for when you’re in a hurry

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

When it comes to healthy eating goals, many people fall short at lunchtime. Packing a healthy lunch takes time and forethought. If you’re in a rush or haven’t prepared anything in advance, you may resort to fast food or hitting the vending machine, which usually means you’ll consume far more calories than you planned and probably won’t get the healthy nutrients you need. Having a healthy lunch each day means you need to plan in …

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10 healthy fats you should be eating more of

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

Many people cringe when they see a big number in the “total fat” column on a nutrition label. But, don’t shy away from high-fat foods based on that number alone. Fats are necessary for many processes throughout the body — just make sure you’re choosing healthy fats like unsaturated fats, and avoiding dangerous fats, particularly trans fat. Many high-fat foods are not only good for you, but they’re essential if you’re trying to lose weight …

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7 reasons you can’t lose those last 10 pounds

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

You’ve worked hard to get healthy, but you can’t lose those last 10 pounds. Hitting a weight-loss plateau is discouraging. But don’t give up! First of all, remember that hitting a plateau — or even regaining a few pounds — is perfectly normal. Your weight can fluctuate a few pounds even within a single day, depending on what you eat or even the time of day. It’s also possible that your body composition is changing, …

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6 tips for a heart-healthy diet

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

A heart-healthy diet is good for losing weight and keeping weight off. Making lifestyle changes to lose weight and take care of your heart is a lifelong project that can be compared to a marathon rather than a sprint. If you approach it with the mindset that you can just make temporary changes, you’ll likely soon fall back into old habits and undo whatever progress you’ve made. Making significant improvements to your health requires adopting …

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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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Eat fat, lose fat: 6 ways to add healthy fats to your diet

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

It may sound like a contradiction, but adding healthy fats to your diet is a good thing!  Certain dietary fats are healthy. In fact, healthy fats are necessary for many functions throughout the body. For many years, all foods high in fat were thought to be the driving factor behind weight gain and obesity. It’s true that foods high in trans fats like donuts, French fries, and cookies can lead to weight gain, since these unhealthy …

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5 weight-loss myths that are holding you back

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 20180 Comments

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 …

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From the doc: Are you consuming the right healthy fats?

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Are you eating enough healthy fats? It might sound counterintuitive, but including the right sources of fat in your diet is essential for weight management. Your body needs dietary fats to keep your organs functioning optimally, absorb nutrients, provide energy, keep your heart healthy, and even help the body burn fat. What are healthy fats? We’ve been told for decades that fat is bad, but actually, certain fats are good for you — in fact, …

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Do you know what these common food labels really mean?

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Grocery shopping for healthy foods can often be confusing, since many unhealthy foods are labeled with misleading terms and phrases that make them sound good for you. What many consumers don’t realize is that some food labels are deceptive, and that food companies are often able to stretch the truth to convince health-conscious individuals to buy their products. Knowing what these types of food labels really mean can help you arrive at healthier choices when …