Little Less Weight = Big Benefits

Taking off just 10% of your body weight can have a big impact on your health.

A little goes a long way when it comes to weight loss. Research has shown that losing 10% of your body weight — or less – can have big payoffs for your health: LOWER BLOOD SUGAR, REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE, IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, LIGHTEN THE STRESS ON HIPS, KNEES, ANKLES, AND FEET. Plus, you’ll probably have more energy, get around easier, and ...

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Low Glycemic Foods

Low Glycemic Foods: Why should you care?

Losing weight is the goal, but not everyone is successful at reaching that goal. Frustration sets in when you greatly reduce your calorie intake and the pounds don’t disappear. You’re still the same weight — still the same size — or you may lose weight and then gain it right back.

Many believe that simply counting calories will result in weight loss. But guess what? It’s not just about the number of calories. It’s about where ...

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I’m All In — Are You? (we’re talkin’ weight loss)

I always sigh when the weight loss ads start hitting the airwaves on New Year’s Eve and continue through January. I myself over-indulged a little during the holidays.

Losing weight was the #1 New Year’s resolution in 2012, and with the percentage of Americans who are obese at 36%, it is highly likely that weight loss will be on top of many people’s resolution lists again this year. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Are you one of them? ...

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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

By Nutritionists Sarah Treat and Kay Spears

It’s that time of year again when temptation is everywhere. You’ve worked hard all year to lose weight and stay in shape. Now you don’t want to gain the dreaded 5 to 10 pounds over the holiday season.

But it’s so tempting. The Christmas goodies, holiday parties, and cocktails make it so easy to overindulge. Not to mention the never-ending schedule packed with shopping, decorating and family gatherings keep you so busy that it’s easy ...

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There’s More to Weight than What We Eat

Published in NSIDE M.D., San Antonio Medical Journal

Losing weight can be perplexing and frustrating. While some people struggle with weight gain throughout their lives, many individuals find they have trouble keeping the pounds off as the years go by. Even though they eat less than before, they still gain weight.

There are healthy, smart ways to lose weight, and keep it off, that begin with understading why people gain weight.

Weight gain is the result of an imbalance between calories consumed and ...

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