View Post

From the doc: How much protein do you really need?

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

Eating a high-protein diet is emphasized during the active phase of our weight-loss program. Consuming enough protein while losing weight can help reduce the loss of lean muscle mass. If your protein intake is too low, it can lead to weakness, fatigue, hair loss, and impaired immunity. How much protein to you really need? Protein is an essential macronutrient that is necessary for good health. We all know protein plays an important role in building …

View Post

Plant-based diet weight-loss tips

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

When you think of vegetarians or vegans, what comes to mind? While many people adopt vegan and vegetarian diets due to animal welfare concerns or environmental reasons, there may be another reason to adopt a plant-based diet: it can help you lose weight. A review of several studies found that individuals on a vegan or lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet (those who still eat dairy and eggs) lost more weight than individuals in a control group, who had no …

View Post

How to get more greens into your diet

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Green foods are some of the healthiest foods you can eat (and no, that doesn’t include green M&Ms). Green foods like spinach, kale, asparagus, broccoli, and cucumbers offer numerous health benefits: they can help regulate blood pressure, lower cancer risk, promote bone strength, aid in vision, protect against heart disease, and strengthen your immune system. Eating a diet high in plant foods also helps protect the digestive tract and keep things running smoothly. Boost your …