Wellness & Nutrition

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

  Many people set weight-loss related resolutions for the New Year but quickly get discouraged and give up within the first month of trying.  How do you avoid giving up on your New Year’s Resolution this year?  Set attainable, realistic goals for yourself! Instead of making a […]

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Challenge Yourself!

Challenge Yourself!

    Wondering how you are going to motivate yourself to lose some weight after the holidays are over?  Getting the motivation to start a diet and stick with it can be very difficult.  Sometimes we need a little push to take that first step.  I have […]

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Drinking alcohol without sabotaging your diet

Drinking alcohol without sabotaging your diet

Alcohol is a major challenge for most people trying to lose weight, especially during the holidays.  With all the parties and celebrations going on, alcohol is definitely more prevalent and consumed more frequently during the holidays.  It can completely sabotage your diet if not consumed in moderation […]

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Butter vs. Margarine

Butter vs. Margarine

Over the years there has  been opposing advice as to which is healthier: butter or margarine?  I also get a lot of questions from my patients who are trying to lose weight about what I recommend and how much is acceptable.  Let’s go over some of the […]

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Family Tradition: Cutting Down our Christmas Tree

Family Tradition: Cutting Down our Christmas Tree

One of my favorite days during the Holiday season is not an actual holiday itself, but the day my family does our tradition of cutting down the Christmas tree!   This tradition includes my mom, my brother and his wife, my husband and I, plus our three children. […]

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Keeping a Deceased Loved One’s Memory Alive During the Holidays

Keeping a Deceased Loved One’s Memory Alive During the Holidays

I am not an expert when it comes to dealing with loss and grief, but I do know that the Holidays can be especially difficult when you are missing a loved one, friend, family member, or pet.  I lost my dad about 14 years ago and of […]

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My Healthy Holiday Tips

My Healthy Holiday Tips

I have noticed that my weight clinic patients have been more emotional than usual this last week so I started wondering: is this coincidental or does it have to do with the fact that Thanksgiving is next week?  Truthfully, I think most of us feel more stress […]

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How to Choose a Protein Bar

How to Choose a Protein Bar

  Protein bars are one of the items that we suggest as a snack between meals or as a meal replacement to aid with weight loss and to help with stabilizing blood sugar.  There are many benefits to protein bars: They are nutritious, because they contain up […]

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Shirataki Noodles!!

Shirataki Noodles!!

Have you ever heard of Shirataki Noodles?  They look like this: Shirataki Noodles are amazing for a low carb diet!  I know they look strange, but I encourage you to give them a try!  There are different variations, but the tofu shirataki shown above are easily found […]

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Hike to Hope Valley

Hike to Hope Valley

This last weekend I took a hike with my mom in Hope Valley, which is near South Lake Tahoe, off Highway 88.  It is beautiful right now because the Quaking Aspen trees are displaying their fall colors for a limited period of time, with open fields and […]

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