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Weight Management Team

No More Food Rules, Please.

Weight Management

Low carb, high protein, no artificial sweeteners, don’t eat after 7 p.m., eat 6 small meals a day, no eating in between meals, no alcohol. Ah! The regulations we place on what we eat have gotten intense. Patients I see daily are coming in with unrealistic, unhealthy, and sometimes dangerous eating plans to lose weight. Too many “rules” may set you up for failure, especially if it requires you to avoid entire food groups or totally disrupts your schedule. Here are two examples of why placing strict diet rules on yourself just don’t work long term: Your best friend tells you all white foods make you gain weight, so you decide to avoid them. However, foods like cauliflower, turnips, tofu … Continue reading

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Kaitlyn Pauly, MS, RD, LMNT

The Carbohydrate Confusion


Carbs have gotten a really bad reputation in recent years. Everywhere you turn there is a new low-carb diet promising amazing results. Although low carbohydrate diets can be helpful for weight loss, carbohydrates from natural sources are actually GOOD for you and can be helpful for long term weight management. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, low fat dairy products and beans are carbohydrate-rich foods that also contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been shown to reduce inflammation, fight disease, improve gut health and aid in weight loss. The other “not-so-healthy” carbs coming from sugary beverages, candy, fast food, desserts, chips, crackers and highly processed grains (think white bread/buns, white rice/pasta) are often overeaten, which can lead … Continue reading

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