Posted on 09/15/2016
A healthy delivery meal service will include all foods, because all foods can fit into a healthy diet. Telling yourself you cannot have a certain food or even worse, a certain food group, will inevitably end up in binge eating and regret. While there are certainly foods that you should eat very rarely, eliminating food groups like grains and/or fruit will never end up giving you a weight loss advantage or balanced nutrition.
Posted on 09/13/2016
On a recent preventative visit to my internist, I was delivered my results of standard lab tests that are taken to measure one’s health. I was not too terribly surprised by my numbers, since I have stayed pretty much the same for years and always been in great health. I am happy to report that I am proof that eating right does the body right!
Posted on 09/8/2016
One of the most basic concepts of healthy eating starts with “energy density.” Energy density is the idea of eating foods that will provide an abundance of important nutrients for minimal calorie intake. Fruits and vegetables are the top foods for providing this appropriate energy density.
Posted on 09/7/2016
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, provides 3 simple, healthy eating tips for self-improvement month in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.” Because overall wellbeing has been shown to improve with proper nutrition.
Posted on 08/30/2016
It’s been long known that being overweight or obese carries an increased risk for developing cancer, and until now that list was pretty short…a total of five cancers -- colorectal, esophageal (adenocarcinoma), renal cell carcinoma, breast cancer in postmenopausal women and uterine endometrial cancer.
Posted on 08/24/2016
It’s been a few weeks since we last updated on how #ProjectReal is going, so what a better time than now to update you on their progress. I’m thrilled to report the Grittons are doing phenomenal.
Posted on 08/18/2016
Have you ever gone to the grocery store with healthy intentions, only to realize later that you’ve brought home bags filled with borderline junk food? You are not alone. Many people don’t grocery shop the right and healthy way. There are several do’s and don’ts to follow if you want to makeover your health and it starts in the grocery store aisles!
Posted on 08/16/2016
Replacing just one sugary drink with water a day may improve health, according to new research from Virginia Tech University. That is, even if you consume more than one of those types of beverages a day it shows health benefits to replace just one of those drinks with H2O.
Posted on 08/9/2016
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, discusses ways to make lunch fun and healthy with these three quick tips in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 08/4/2016
While the immediate response to acute stress can be a temporary loss of appetite and increased metabolism, more and more we are coming to recognize that for some people, chronic stress can be tied to an increase in appetite and stress-induced weight gain. Both hormones and behavioral responses to stress can cause unwanted weight gain.