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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 habits to adopt now

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

Do you have healthy habits? Do you want to be part of the elite eight percent of people who actually achieve their goals? Adopting healthier habits means different things to different people. Maybe you want to give up soda or exercise more. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home or lose weight. Whatever getting healthy means to you, there’s one thing we know for sure: lasting change is the result of small, daily choices …

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10 easy life hacks that will help you lose weight

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

Need some easy life hacks to help you lose weight? Exercising and eating healthy foods may be two of the most important elements in losing excess weight. But sometimes, going to the gym and cooking at home can consume too much of your time. Fortunately, there are countless little things you can do throughout the day to help your body shed more weight, even when lack of time and other lifestyle factors make it hard …

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From the doc: Q & A with Dr. Garcia about cravings

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

Dr. Garcia, talk to us about cravings … What’s your best advice when you’re hit with a serious craving and you’re trying to stick to eating healthy? Dr. G: Well, the first thing to do when you get a cravings is to drink an 8-ounce glass of water and wait a little bit to make sure you are hungry, not just thirsty. Thirst is often masked as hunger. Drinking your water and waiting 20 minutes …

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Healthy game day snacks

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

Traditional game day foods tend to be greasy, fattening, and high in calories. Pizza, fried chicken, and nachos are common game day foods that sit heavy in your stomach.  Most game day snacks lead to weight gain if you and your family members are prone to mindless munching while watching TV during the football season. But we have some awesome, healthy game day snack options for you! But game day doesn’t necessarily have to offer …

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7 tips for a healthy Halloween

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 20180 Comments

Resisting treats and goodies around Halloween can be tricky when you’ve been managing a healthy eating plan. One or two treats may not do much harm on their own, but when you start losing track, small treats here and there can add up, and derail your health goals. By the end of the year, you may once again find yourself back to making New Year’s resolutions surrounding your food choices. But what if you could …

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7 things to do before bed to help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

One important factor that is often overlooked in weight loss is sleep! Eating healthy foods and exercising consistently are important elements when it comes to losing weight and improving your health. But don’t overlook the impact of making small changes in other areas of your life as well. All the other changes you make will have little impact on your weight if you’re not getting enough sleep. Countless studies show that lack of sleep can …

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Meal prep tips for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Whether you’re motivated about a new exercise routine, trying to lose excess weight, or simply trying to make better food choices in general, meal prep is essential for health-conscious individuals who are too busy to cook three square meals a day. Preparing meals ahead of time is one of the smartest, healthiest activities you can do if you’re serious and dedicated about improving your nutrition and shedding excess weight. Pre-made meals make it easier to …

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Keep your weight loss on track during back-to-school season

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

We have some tips to keep your weight loss on track during back-to-school season! Whenever your daily routine changes, it’s easy for healthy habits to get lost in the shuffle.  The start of a new school year is a prime example: maybe you’ve done a great job eating healthy and being active all summer, but as soon as you’re back to making lunches and driving the kids to and from activities, you find that it’s …

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12 foods that provide lasting energy

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 5th, 20180 Comments

Fatigue and low energy levels are commonly caused by stress, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition. The foods you eat play a major role in your energy levels, and can make you feel either fresh and vibrant, or tired and lethargic. Staying hydrated and eating healthy foods packed with nutrients are key to maintaining great mental clarity and lasting energy throughout the day. Need a boost in your daily energy levels? Here are 12 foods …