Nov 29, 2011
"Fat-free foods" have to contain less than 0.5 grams of fat, while low-fat foods must contain 3 grams or less, "reduced-fat" products must have at least 25 percent less fat and "light" foods must have either 1/3 fewer calories or 50 percent lessfat, per the USDA.
With fat-free foods, manufacturers often have to add extra sugar, flour, salt and thickeners to give them more flavor, which also adds more calories and can make you gain weight.
What matters, however, is whether you are ingesting good fat vs. bad fat, and that the amount of fat in your overall diet is less than 30 percent. "Good" fat is heart healthy and includes monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and can keep you at a healthier weight. So can eating less saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol.
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Nov 22, 2011
They call it stuffing for a reason. This is one of the fattiest items on the Thanksgiving spread, so be sure to steer clear of this one.
If you dine on turkey, opt for the white meat, which can save you 50 calories and 4 grams of fat.
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Although cranberries are natural, the added sugars can throw your healthy meal offtrack. Surprisingly, turkey gravy is a slightly healthier choice at 30 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per 1/4-cup serving.
These are easy to keep eating and never stop, and pile on the calories and carbs. If you must, try one roll and go very easy on the butter (like a thin spread, not a pat) or try a dab of olive oil instead.
Just say no! A slice of pumpkin pie can add as much as 316 calories and 14 grams of fat to your meal.
A good rule of thumb: make choices at Thanksgiving based on what foods are closest to their natural state.
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Nov 21, 2011
In 2020, the following are expected to happen:
- 83 percent of men and 72 percent of women will be overweight or obese.
- 77 percent of men and 53 percent of women will have dysglycemia (either diabetes or pre-diabetes).
Don't be one of these statistics. To make a change for the better, you can improve your cardiovascular health by eating a healthy diet, getting physical exercise and being physically active, as well as leading an overall healthy life and avoiding such activities as smoking.
Let Dr. Aron simplify the dieting aspect of your healthy new lifestyle and call to make an appointment today.
Nov 16, 2011
Here's how to fill your plate and not gain weight:
Turkey--no larger than a deck of cards
Two starches (i.e. sweet potatoes, dinner roll)--1/2 cup serving each or the size of a computer mouse
Vegetables--the rest of your plate
- Choose a smaller plate so you don't fill up on too much.
- If you're going to be a guest at someone's house and expect a smorgasbord of unhealthy offerings, try filling up on fresh greens at home beforehand so you don't overeat.
- Select sides you only get to eat once a year.
- Start eating the veggies first, then the turkey and sides.
- Go for a walk after the meal. Don't just sit around!
Nov 14, 2011
Mariah Carey looks amazing just a matter of months after having twins. Her fit figure just may have you wondering, How did she do it? Was it safe? What can I do to drop the weight that fast after having a baby?
Whether you just had a baby or just have some extra pounds to shed, you don’t need a celebrity trainer or a crash diet to get the same results. Work with Dr. Aron and you can safely and effectively lose and keep the weight off with her medical weight loss program.
- Lose as many as 10 to 20 pounds a month
- Receive comprehensive one-on-one treatment
- Lose weight safely without surgery
- Experience weight loss success
Nov 10, 2011
"We are able to show that caloric restriction slows down aging by preventing an enzyme, peroxiredoxin, from being inactivated. This enzyme is also extremely important in counteracting damage to our genetic material," says Mikael Molin of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.
By gradually reducing the intake of sugar and proteins, without reducing vitamins and minerals, researchers have previously shown that monkeys can live several years longer than expected.
Other benefits from consuming fewer calories include slowing down the aging process as well as diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. The earlier you reduce your caloric intake the greater the effect, researchers say.
Making such changes to your diet as reducing total calories should be done with the advice of a knowledgeable medical weight loss doctor, and Dr. Aron can help.
Source: Medical News Today
Nov 8, 2011
According to the study, the risk of becoming obese if you have the "fat mass and obesity associated" (FTO) gene becomes nearly 30 percent less likely to happen for physically active adults compared to those who aren't.
"Physical activity is an effective way of controlling body weight, particularly in individuals with a genetic predisposition towards obesity. Thus, they contrast with the determinist view held by many that genetic influences are unmodifiable," Dr. Ruth Loos, who led the study, told Medical Daily.
So even if obesity runs in your family, your genes can't hold you back from a healthy body. Your ideal weight is now in your own hands, and there are no excuses either. Make an appointment today for your free weight loss consultation with Dr. Aron.
Nov 7, 2011
Slip away from the chips…
Even healthy dieters need to snack throughout the day. But what should you do when you suddenly crave something that’s oh so bad for your weight loss goals? Don’t reach for your salty, greasy standby, the potato chip. Instead, grab something else that not only satisfies that same craving but is much healthier—and tastier.
Life has its ups, life has its dips…
A recent Harvard study found that potato chips are one of the top contributors to weight gain, and it’s no surprise, considering that they are fried and covered in grease. The snack options below, however, have fewer calories and fat.
Healthier Alternatives to Potato Chips
- Baked or sweet potato chips
- Apple chips
- Taro chips
- Kale chips (easy to make at home!)
- Plantain chips
- Soy crisps
- Lightly salted dried Fruit or Veggie
- Try this: Dehydrated Green beans
Step up to the plate
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Lose the Baby Weight
Caring for a new baby is all consuming, and losing weight is probably the last thing on your mind right now. Enjoy those first few months to bond with your baby, but don’t neglect yourself—or your weight loss goals—during that time either.
Now is the time
“It’s very critical that you do get the weight off, because if you don’t it has been associated with overweight and obesity 15 to 20 years later in life,” says Debra Krummel, PhD, RD, endowed professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Nutrition.
Lose pregnancy weight the safe way
If you want to reach a healthy post-pregnancy weight, it’s vital to do so in a healthy manner with the assistance of a medical weight loss doctor. That way you can make gradual progress by following a diet plan that’s monitored by your physician. You not only reach your target weight, you’ll also have plenty of energy stored up to take care of your child.
The Power of Mom
These lose pregnancy pounds fast tips can help get you started.
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
- Breastfeed if you are able to, which can help you lose weight faster
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and speed your metabolism
- Exercise as soon as you are physically able to (with your doctor’s OK). Even light exercise a few days a week makes a difference.
- Get enough rest when you can. One study shows that new moms who sleep five hours or less a night were more likely to hold onto their extra pregnancy weight than women who slept seven hours.
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Contact us once you are no longer nursing. We can help you quickly lose the excess weight gain from your pregnancy. Enjoy your new baby!