Food and Nutrition



Dining Out: Decoding the Menu

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Food and Nutrition | 0 comments

Dining Out: Decoding the Menu

The thought of dining out can quickly turn someone on a weight loss program into a split personality: Part of you says “Yay!”—the other part “Yikes!” Finding the middle ground between these two emotions is key to eating out successfully while losing weight. Let’s look at some dos and don’ts to help you stay in charge the next time you head out to a restaurant. Find out how Doctors Weight Loss Center of Cary can help design a doctor-supervised food plan that fits with your lifestyle. Dining Out Dos: Do remember that the customer is always...

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Easy Tips for Healthy Home Cooking

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Easy Tips for Healthy Home Cooking

Sodium, fat, and sugar: Three sins restaurant and take-out meals are famous for. Oh, and let’s not forget the cost: Personal finance experts estimate that many American households could save thousands each year by simply eating out only once a month. We won’t even discuss average portion sizes of most prepared foods. While it’s fine to eat out once in a while, we all know it’s something we shouldn’t do very often, especially on a medical weight loss program. There’s just one problem with that scenario: It relies on your ability to prepare...

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Can Organic Foods Help You Lose Weight?

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Can Organic Foods Help You Lose Weight?

Drinking water, exercising, and eating organic foods — three sure-fire ways to good health and, hopefully, your weight loss goal. Right? Well, kind of. If you’ve switched to organically grown foods in the hopes of feeling better and weighing less, you might want to check your cabinets. Turns out, the word “organic” on a food’s label may end up causing you to weigh more. That’s right. Researchers from Cornell University recently found that people who saw cookies labeled with the word “organic” believed the food to have 40 percent fewer...

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Eater’s Remorse (and what you can do about it)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Food and Nutrition | 0 comments

Eater’s Remorse (and what you can do about it)

Cocktails at your neighbor’s, your office holiday party, and baking cookies with your kids. Many events this month can take you from on-track to holiday diet hangover—and it’s not even New Year’s yet!  Welcome to dieter’s remorse, that giant guilt-fest that can happen anytime but specializes in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Before you berate yourself any further, use our diagnostics tool to identify and remedy your regrets and stay successful on your medical weight loss plan. Symptom: You’re disgusted with yourself. The...

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