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Trying to Lose Weight? Sleep In! There seem to be as many “secrets” to weight loss—and keeping those pounds off—as there are people spreading them, so it’s always important to filter the facts from the fantasy. But in the face of an endless array of diets, workouts, medical procedures, and tips, it might surprise some… read more
Initial Evaluation Gastric bypass surgery is never the first approach to take to treat obesity, but it’s an incredibly effective one. Gastric bypass is a common form of “bariatric surgery,” but there are a number of others. What they do in the body is more or less the same: they reduce the amount of food the… read more
At First Glance In a previous post, we talked about the history of the nutrition label on packaged food, and how what’s considered healthy has changed over time. These labels, mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are to help consumers make healthy dietary choices. Knowing exactly what’s in that box of crackers, that… read more
Finding the Time One of the biggest barriers for many people trying to incorporate a fitness workout into their regular routine is finding the time for it. Between work commitments, the need to get the kids from school to soccer practice, errands, and keeping up with household chores, when can you find time for fitness?… read more
The Perplexity of Healthy Eating Many of us already know that eating what are called “whole foods” are a better source of nutrition than “packaged” food. Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, says as much in a recent article on WebMD: “Whole foods – like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes — retain their fiber as… read more