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Weight Management Team

Eating for Your Blood Type


Weight Management

Diets have changed drastically over the past 20 years. One emerging diet is “The Blood Type Diet.” Touted to be a personalized eating plan that believes your blood type affects how your body responds to food and much more. Dr. Peter J D’Adamo is the creator of this diet and believes that blood types also affect the type of gut bacteria a person has, which in turn, changes the ability to digest certain foods and thus utilization of macronutrients. He believes the Blood Type Diet is a plan that allows you to choose foods that help you to lead a healthier life. The Diet: Dr. D’Adamo’s website reports the following benefits from following his plan: “lose weight, reduce inflammation, increase … Continue reading

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Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT

Holiday Eating: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.


Weight Management

The holiday season, also known as the “eating season” is just around the corner. For most that means family time, social gatherings and endless buffets of food. This can mean weight gain from (too much) eating and decreased activity. Some research estimates the average American consumes 4,500 calories during a holiday gathering. But let’s make things look different this year. We could all benefit from better food choices at holiday meals, maybe you are working on your cholesterol or perhaps trying to lose weight. There is no reason why you can’t continue these goals while enjoying some of your favorite foods. Let’s start with the how holiday eating can go array if portions are large: • Mashed potatoes can have … Continue reading

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Chelsea Gauer, RD, LMNT, RYT-200

The Part of Our Body We Are Most Self-Conscious About Might be the Most Underrated


Weight Management, Wellness

We’re all obsessed with our guts.  We hate our: big guts, beer guts, gut rolls, bloated guts (shall I continue?). We feel like we’re always working toward: flat bellies, washboard abs, and lean cores.  We are hard on our guts, and usually embarrassed by a lot of its actions (insert “toilet flush” sound effect now).  But, research is telling us that the gut (stomach, small intestine, and colon) has more control over the brain and body than we realized, and that we’re all obsessed for the wrong reasons. The brain and gut are more connected and alike than we might realize: They both have their own nervous systems – Essentially, the gut can function without any oversight from the brain. … Continue reading

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Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT

How to Make Your Next Grill Out Healthy


Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness

Summertime is here which means days at the pool, weekends at the lake and plenty of outdoor activities to fill your time. Warm weather also means grilling season is officially here. According to the 24th Annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, 25% of people are grilling to be healthier. What’s next on your summer party menu? The traditional hamburgers, potato salad and chips? These foods are high in calories and fat. Not to mention the potential for food safety concerns from a potato salad being left out for too long. Want to try a mouthwatering menu that’s nutritious and flavorful? Here are some tips to try: Using rubs and marinades are a great way to infuse flavor without adding too many extra … Continue reading

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Grant Hewitt

Is Obesity Reversible?


Weight Management, Wellness

Last month The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a respected medical journal, published “Treating obesity seriously: when recommendations for lifestyle change confront biological adaptations.” This article advises how to “seriously” treat obesity. Because this article may unwittingly provide support for a defeated and discouraged attitude towards losing weight, I decided to weigh in. From my experience, obese patients are all-too-quick to conclude “There’s nothing I can do about being obese”  or give up with an “I can’t help it” attitude.  Medical journals should not be used to support such gloomy and false ideas.  To avoid this, let’s clarify some statements made, “…improved lifestyle choices might be sufficient for lasting reductions in bodyweight prior to sustained obesity. Once obesity is established, however, bodyweight seems to … Continue reading

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