Exercise and Weight Loss: Does Activity Enhance Your Efforts?

Exercise and weight loss continue to be hot topics! Recent research has found that 42% of people are currently trying to lose weight, and exercise is the most common strategy—65% of those trying to shed pounds rely on physical activity.  It is incredibly frustrating to begin a new habit and not see the results of…

Are You Overeating Healthy Food?

Meet Marissa and Her Dietitian Marissa doesn’t know it yet but overeating healthy food is about to become a problem for her. She has decided to eat healthier after finding out that her cholesterol and blood pressure are elevated. She is also hoping to lose a few pounds on her new eating plan. Marissa is…

The GoLo Diet

What is the diet?  The focus of this diet is on insulin management to support weight loss via supplements, diet, and exercise. The diet is yet another rendition of the low-glycemic diet with the addition of the GOLO Release supplement. Users have the option of accessing online coaches.  Programs that last for 30, 60, or…

Some Ugly Truths About Weight Loss

There are some ugly truths about weight loss that many dietitians and health coaches avoid discussing. I choose to talk about them because I want people to understand why it’s so damn hard to lose weight and to stop immediately blaming themselves when their efforts don’t pay off. I know that this sounds depressing to…

Why Won’t “Biggest Loser” Contests Die Already?

I have always hated “Biggest Loser” style contests, and yet they remain one of the most-requested wellness campaigns. To be clear, this is what we are trying to replicate in the name of health: After the first season, participants confessed to resorting to extreme dehydration to lose weight, and the winner, Ryan Benson, told The New…

Is Your Starch Resistant Enough?

Resistant starch, discovered by British researchers in the early 1980s, looks like starch but acts like a fiber, meaning that it passes through the small intestine to the colon without being digested. It seems to improve efforts to lose weight, treat digestive problems, and prevent both diabetes and cancer. There are several different forms of…

Why Our Kids Are at Risk for Cirrhosis

Fatty liver disease is often ignored or minimized, but this is a big, big mistake. Everyone has a little bit of fat in their liver. However, once someone has enough fat in their liver to account for 5-10% of the organ’s total weight, they have fatty liver disease. There is a fatty liver disease caused…

Why is Everyone Always Talking About Fiber?

Fiber is a form of carbohydrate that can’t be broken down by digestive enzymes. Since it passes through the body largely undigested, it contributes little or no calories and doesn’t impact blood sugar levels. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. But why does that matter? Fiber helps you to achieve and maintain…

How Much Water Did You EAT Today?

We tend to eat the same volume of food every day. If you try to lose weight by reducing the volume of food that you eat, you are setting yourself up for failure. You need to eat the same amount of food that you’re used to but choose lower calorie foods. The calorie density of…