I talk a lot about strategies to lose weight in the clinic. To be completely honest, I wish I didn't have to. I'd rather talk about any other health condition: diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver, gout, kidney disease, cancer, arthritis, food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome...even constipation lol! Anything but weight loss. But unfortunately excess weight … Continue reading The Best Tool for Weight Control
I've been following the intermittent fasting (IF) trend for several years but the new April study in the New England Journal of Medicine brought it the forefront again. I worked on an article about IF for the Nutrition Source in 2017, so it was reassuring that this new study was entirely consistent with our content! … Continue reading What About Intermittent Fasting?
Holidays should never be associated with guilt. But in my nutrition clinic as the fall approaches, I can hear growing apprehension from some patients about the food. All the amazing decadent glorious food! There are endless articles on how to prevent or slow down holiday pounds, but a once-yearly strategy may only add to the … Continue reading The No-Guilt Holiday – Really!
I talk a lot about protein in the clinic. It’s a major macronutrient; "macro" means that our bodies need it every day because it's essential for almost every cell in the body to function. Protein is used to make muscles, skin and hormones. In some cases, people get too much protein: maybe fitness-minded folks who … Continue reading Where’s the Protein?
Everyone says "I need to exercise more." Including me. I always feel good after any amount of exercise, even if I don't sweat. Sometimes I'm just moving my limbs enough to get blood flowing to body parts stiff from sitting for hours, or to oxygenate and refresh my foggy brain. My home gym is a … Continue reading The Best Exercise Excuses
It's the one single device that can stand in the way of a client's success. That number. That dang 3-digit number. Even in this era of body positivity that yells "ditch the scale!", the reality is that many many people still weigh themselves every day and worship that number. I gently steer clients away from … Continue reading That Dang Scale