Came across this gem, a nice spin on pizza dough, topped with a traditional pizza sauce.
New Twist on Dough
Ketogenic twist on classic pizza dough, topped with sauce and more to suit. Make, bake and enjoy.
Double boil or microwave the mozzarella to soften it for the dough blend, whereas the sauce need not be heated, the pizza will all be baked along with whatever toppings you like. Prepare the dough on parchment paper.
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 cups mozzarella shredded & melted
4 tbsp almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tps italian seasoning
1 egg whisked
1 cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1-1/2 tsp oregano
Reddit user pietyp shared this recipe; Toppings whatever you like … mine was rotisserie chicken chopped up with mushrooms broccoli and red onion. [See photo] I did use some almond flour when forming the base just to give that semolina-look. It was honestly perfect. Definitely recommend..
Enjoy this simplest of “recipes” we think all ages will enjoy.
Recipe? We don’t need no recipe…
Just find the veggies and dips you like and have at it!
Instructions: Gather veggies and spreads (here we used hummus) and some toothpicks. Hollow out vegetables and cut off the bottoms so they can lay flat. Assemble the boats with toothpicks and sail shapes as desired. And that’s it!
Seasonal fun, for all seasons
We loved this find just had to share with you as an all purpose healthy party snack, or anytime, nobody is watching, right? Have fun creating your own flavorful fleet!
Trying to cut back on bread is challenging, here is a fun a simple recipe you can try and adapt to suit your needs. Psyllium fiber is a soluble dietary fiber with clinically demonstrated health benefits.
Use of psyllium in the diet for three weeks or longer often lowers blood cholesterol levels in people with elevated cholesterol, and can lower blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Use of psyllium for a month or longer may produce a small reduction in systolic blood pressure.
Fiber is good for you because it is not absorbed, instead helps move food through your digestive system and other health benefits.
Ketogenic (Keto) Bread
Versatile low-carb, gluten-free, keto bread featuring psyllium fiber can also be used for BBQ hot dog or hamburger buns or even for garlic bread.
Yield: 6 rolls
1.25 cups (5 oz) almond flour
1/3 cup (1.75 oz) ground psyllium husk powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cider vinegar
3 egg whites
1 cup water
2 tsp sesame seeds optional topping
Preheat oven 350°F (175°C); also boil the water.
Place dry ingredients in a bowl; Add vinegar and egg whites, mix.
Add the boiling water, blending with a hand mixer for 30 seconds. Dough should remain thick.
Shape dough into 6 rolls. (Tip: Apply a little olive oil to hands first.)
Place on a greased baking sheet. Top with optional sesame seeds.
Bake on lower rack in the oven for 50–60 minutes; rolls should be a bit firm on bottom.
Food awareness is important for all of us. Whether or not you are trying to lose weight, you still need to be concious of the calories you consume and quality of the nutritional content.
Nowadays, with food labels as available as they are, they don't always capture the complete picture of the quality of your food, most notably the source and processing of the ingredients, as well as informed knowlege of the additives and non-food ingredients therein.
Your best diet plan starts with choosing real foods with minimal processing, and solid nutritional value. Ideally, if you like to cook, you are able to steer yourself to healthier recipes and freshest ingredients. If cooking is not an option for you, you can still work within your plan and fill in as many healthy options as able, such as a fresh salad bar instead of packaged foods, etc.
Keeping a food diary can be a powerful insight tool, as well as a habit tracker, for what, when and how you are eating. Choose a method that works best for you:
Paper Journal This may be the easiest way, as you can just jot down what you are eating and other observations, and go back to fill in any details when you have more time.
Online (free) The USDA provides a national database that is most often the source for many other websites, tools and apps. You can access their database to get current food facts, via their MyPlate app.
Other apps Many third party food trackers are available if you are more inclined to do your research for which one suits your personal style and needs. Some are visual, some more technical, some incorporate fitness tracking and more. Ideally what will work best is what is easiest for you to maintain on the go, and not be bogged down trying to keep up with a fussy app. Popular apps include Lose it and My Fitness Pal and many more popping up every year.
Thick and Thin
Most importantly now is what to log in your journal (or app). Hopefully, as Dr. Aron advises, you are eating at a mealtime in a relaxed setting, eating mindfully not rushing thoughtlessly at your desk or tv. You can facilitate this in your log:
Why am I eating
How hungry I am
Where I am eating
How I am feeling
and of course, What am I eating
Include portion sizes and calories as minimal facts, with fat and other elements as you wish to track. Consider any condiments, and snacks and more — be honest with yourself, this is a guide for you only.
Many tempting foods in marketed as low-fat or low-calorie, or even fat-free quite often can be counter-productive to your weight loss goals. Eating real, minimally processed foods is always the best option, along with maintaining a healthy active lifestyle.
With yogurts legendary health and wellness appeal, what could be wrong? The marketing spin on flavored yogurts (event low-fat ones) can present flavorful additions like sugary preserves and non-natural sweeteners. Even pro-biotic yogurts present more marketing spin than health benefits. As always, real the label — Look for low-fat Greek yogurt varieties without additional sweeteners.
The convenience and comfort of a premade salad can’t be understated, just be mindful of the fillings — bacon or sweeted fruits and nuts, fatty cheeses and meats, plus high-fat salad dressing just negate any intent of Healthy and Salad.
So much confusion about healthy here. Along with shelf-stabilizers and other additives, consider many granola bars may simply be remarketed cookies. Consider DIY your own granola mix, so you know what is in it and it will taste so much better too. Try with apples and cinnamon or other takes, and make it fun and your own.
Coffee on its own is fine — our grind with coffee (sorry, we went there…) is the popular trend of creamy lattes and crazy toppings that just dose you with a big calories spike nobody needs to have.
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Dr. Aron has compiled some of her favorite weight loss tips to help you lose weight and maintain a lifetime of healthy habits.
Written Goals - Remember your 12 reasons? That’s just our way of getting you started. You can and should review and update this list as you see fit. Ask yourself what motivates you, and what results you seek.
Observe Your Habits - Do you dine at the table, or grab and go? How much of your eating is mindless? Take stock of yourself and then reflect on habits you'd like to change.
Water - Drink before meals to fill up, and between meals to steady your appetite. But also water for its own sake, as your body really needs it to manage and maintain itself. Pro tip: your kidneys can only process 1L per hour, so don't overdo it.
Healthy Favorites - List good, nutritious foods you like and plan them into your week -- when shopping, meal planning, or even on the go. Tuck in a salad for lunch or dinner each day. Veggies every meal - Brunch and munch with broccoli or spinach. Make the flavors fun and mix it up!
Fresh Produce vs Juices - Fresh fruits and veggies have lots of fiber to balance out the sugars and complete the nutritional balance. Try to eat minimally processed produce as often as able.
Protein Balance - Ignore fad diets. Just include 4 ounces of quality protein each meal, to aid in satiety and to ensure proper balance for your health.
Fat Friendly - Notice what oils you're cooking with and also the types of fat you're inclined to be eating. Avoid trans fats, minimize saturated fats, and seek out healthy natural oils in your diet.
Fill in Fitness - Mainly, avoid sedentary life, get up and move around, even if its just household chores, or on the go errands. The cumulative effects of regular activity are far better in the long run than bursts of random fitness. That said, find fitness activities you do enjoy, and work them into your daily or weekly routine.
Sleep it off - Truly the easiest and most overlooked weight loss, or even health tip, is to get enough sleep, regularly.
Patience - Give yourself the slack and the time to make these changes, in their own time and in your own way, to ensure a lasting healthy lifestyle. Equally important is to not let others sabotage your weight loss agenda. Find workout or even lunch buddies, who share your goals and will help each other stay on track and motivated.
Dr Aron Medical Weight Loss Program
Dr Aron can provide you with a personal program to reach your weight loss goals via the structures and clinically provens methods she uses. Visit her weight loss practice website at WeightLossNYC.com and start losing weight today.
Once you’ve focused on making healthy eating changes, then you can start to incorporate exercise, which will make you feel good and help you boost your metabolism.
She’s lost 60 lbs before her 60th birthday — and heading for 20 more
Her kids now in college, she looked at what she wanted to be in this next stage of her life; With most of her 83 pound weight loss goal achieved she joyfully reflects on her healthy regimen with just 20 more pounds to go before her 60th birthday.
She’s worked out a solid routine of three healthy meals a day without any mid-meal snacks. Obviously the early weeks were the most daunting, laying down the foundation for what has become her success story 8 months later.
Managing the daily challenges of real life setup some more obstacles in her path: managing the social obligations and even day to day cravings. She worked out some new strategies along the way to making better life habits and healthy choices.
Food labels often don't tell the full story. Viewing the ingredient list can often give you more details than the numerical summaries indicate.
Many foods are marketing as having less sugar than they do by using other names for the sugars that are added. Dozens of terms including fruit juice concentrate, beet sugar, [barley] malt syrup, evaporated cane juice, corn sweeter (and many other corn syrups including the nefarious HFCS) are just some of the more innocent sounding names of added sugars.
Despite attempts back in 2016 to have FDA mandated labeling for added sugar, efforts have stalled:
“Currently, the official Nutrition Facts Label does not require disclosure of the amount of "added sugar" in a product. "Added sugar" is the amount of sugar in a food or beverage item beyond what naturally occurs in the item.” 
Ultimately the best plan is to seek and eat least-processed foods and prepare them with ingredients you fully know. Barring that, start to take note of the colorful names in your ingredient labels and start to educate yourself on what items are really in your foods and if they are counter-productive to your goal to lessen sugars in your diet.
As always, you can discuss your food concerns with Dr. Aron during any of your visits. She can help you make healthy food choices for your weight loss dieting needs.
There is no shortage of diet names to confuse us all. We want to be healthy and want to go beyond just a gimmick or trend. Dr Aron surely knows fact from fad, she prescribes diets to all her patients. So here are some simple facts about what makes a diet healthy, and why it should matter to you.
“Diet is the single most significant risk factor for disability and premature death.” — American Family Physician
Well … That seems like a pretty good reason to care about your diet.
Across the board evaluation of clinically viable food plans favor higher percentage of vegetables, limiting sugars, and replacing processed grains with whole grain sources. Important to note is that juices are not considered a proper replacement for real fruits and vegetables due to their higher glycemic index and loss of healthy fiber in processing. Likewise, potatoes fall into the carb camp not as veggies.
Making the proper substitutions can be challenging yet the clinical outcomes are meaningful in that your diet can push back on risk factors for cardio-vascular diseases, high blood pressure, obesity, and of course, diabetes.
What to do next
Fundamentally, maintaining proper nutrition is key, via proper balanced diet and appropriate food choices. Dr Aron can advise you of any items you are not sure if suitable for your weight loss progress as well as for your life.
Visit her medical practice at WeightLossNYC.com to learn more.
Sources: American Family Physician; Twitter author jokes
Our bodies are made of complex systems that constantly control and self-regulate countless aspects including temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and hunger…
Ghrelin: from the acronym GHR (“growth hormone-releasing peptide”) + -lin (common hormone suffix), with an incidental pun on prefix greh- (“to grow”) and English growling.
The Hunger Game
As we have blogged before, ghrelin is a powerful protein that our bodies use to signal hunger to the brain, a naturally produced hormone which we can indirectly affect by application of some good habits.
Medical weight loss addresses the hunger factor to help you reduce cravings and shed weight naturally by the body’s natural pathways. The benefits of losing weight may be obvious, yet worth considering some of the less familiar aspects as well.
Every moment we have a choice: to have the results we want in life, or instead to have the excuses why we don’t. What are your personal motivators? Improve your health? Feel more fit? Regain your figure? Work with medical weight loss Dr Aron to bring the future you want, closer to you today. Vegetarian patient review:
Lose Weight at Your Own Pace
“I have lost more than 30 lbs by going to the WeightlossNYC. When I first went to the Center, during my first appointment my weight and measurements were taken, I was given a blood test and a complete assessment consultation. During the months that I have been going, I’ve had my ups and downs with my weight loss journey due to my trying to balance a stressful life. However, I have never felt judged or been reprimanded by Dr. Aron. I’ve complained enough to her how stressful my life is, due my job. She’s always found time to listen and give me helpful tips. I have been losing gradually, at my own pace. She has not made me feel like I need to lose the weight very fast. She and her staff are very nice. There have been times when I stop going for a few weeks because of a lack of time, they’ve always welcomed me back. Another thing I like about Dr. Aron is the fact that she’s open about your personal choice regarding your weight loss. When I first started with her, she had recommend that I reduce my calorie intake to what I thought was too low for me. I didn’t think I could handle the level, as I am a vegetarian, she worked with me to find come up with a more suitable level of daily calorie intake that I could deal with. She is supportive of her patients and open to suggestions from them. She’s a great person. I whole-heartedly recommend the Center.”
— Dominique, Brooklyn, New York : ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Nationwide statistics show Americans dining out for almost 1/3 of their meals, with almost 1/2 of their food budget spent at these establishments.
Given our tendency to dine out, it is worthwhile to consider ways you can manage and maintain your weight loss dieting program on the go. Some simple guidelines follow, as well as some links to some of our more popular posts past:
Avoid unlimited buffets and junk food franchises. Salad bars are good if you choose the healthy staple items not the dangerous ones.
Cater to places with extended menus to help you find healthy choices you will like. Favor seafood and salad places for healthier fare. Soups can be good, but know what you are choosing. Ask.
Best to plan ahead to dine out instead of splurging on surprise outings. Consider reviewing online menu before going so you will know what you will have.
Focus on eating for nutrition, not as a social activity. Make reservations to manage your cravings and limit the temptations to drink and snack while waiting. You can even have some small healthy crudite before leaving home to settle your stomach.
Stay away from large portions and fried food places. Know what is reasonable for you to eat and enjoy with your diet.
Consider sharing entrees with friends to manage your portions. Don’s be shy about tossing aside bread and extra carbs. Send away any extra munchies the waiter puts on your table. Only eat what you intend to eat.
As always, start to drink water as soon as you arrive and while waiting for meal.
Ask your server about options — extra salad instead of a heavier side dish. Bring your own dressing if you want to be sure of low calories. Add veggies to your entree to fill you up and slow you down.
Power Tips — Know your Menu Vocabulary
Bad: Buttery, Breaded, Buttered, Fried, Pan-Fried, Creamed, Scalloped, Au Gratin.
Avoid: Cream sauces, made with milk, mayonnaise, cheese or oil.
Look for tomato based sauces instead. Order all sauces on the side and use sparingly.
Follow Your Diet Plan
As always, follow the diet guidelines presented to you by Dr. Aron. She will have told you your calorie limits and suggested foods for you to enjoy and avoid. Fill up on water, salad and vegetables first. Focus on your friends more than the food. Slow down and pace yourself so you can enjoy your meal and not be left hungry and crave more. Your body also needs time to recognize the food in your system to trigger satisfaction. It is also more than OK to leave the table a little hungry. You never need to stuff yourself, be gentle to your body.
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Sources:  USDA, National Restaurant Association. Adapted from Sparkpeople
A new study in the journal Nature suggests that emulsifiers—commonly used ingredients in many favorite processed foods—may be interfering with bacteria in our digestive tracts and causing increases in metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity.
Ingredients such as lecithin, carrageenan, polysorbate80, polyglycerols and xanthan and other “gums” improve the texture and shelf-life of many supermarket foods and keep ingredients such as oils and fats from separating. They are found in many ice creams, baked goods, salad dressings, veggie burgers, non-dairy milks and hamburger patties.
In the study, when fed emulsifiers, the mice who had normal immune systems developed mild intestinal inflammation and a metabolic disorder that led them to eat more. They became obese, hyperglycemic and insulin resistant. The mice with abnormal immune systems developed chronic colitis.
Several commonly used ingredients in many popular processed foods could be interfering with bacteria in our digestive tracts yielding increases in obesity, metabolic syndrome, IBS and more. Dr Aron can help you address many of these health concerns.
Food additives could be inducing inflammation
Emulsifiers seem to change the gut microbiota (or environment) and how bacteria interact with the intestine. This paves the way for inflammation. While emulsifiers may not be the sole cause of the rise in obesity, they could very well be a factor.
Many emulsifiers and food additives are considered safe by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA has not determined safe levels of consumption, particularly because people consume emulsifiers in so many different foods.
Additional studies on humans are needed to better understand how emulsifiers impact humans.
Are you needing to lose weight?
Oksana Aron, M.D. is a bariatric physician and internist, specializing in medical treatment of overweight and obese persons:
“Through our comprehensive program, many individuals have lost well in excess of 20% of their initial body weight using a combination of appetite suppressants and a low calorie diet, while eating just regular grocery store foods.”
Portion control can slip up almost anyone no matter how hard you try. How do you know if you're eating the right amount of food? You can measure everything out, teaspoon by teaspoon… or you can try this simple guide.
Portion Sizes Made Simple
Looking for a quick, easy way to know you&rsuo;re eating enough but not too much? Look no further than your own hand! Every time you prepare a meal or sit down to eat outside of the home, you can follow these guides to gauge how much you should be eating by simply looking at your hands. Here’s how to measure your portions with ease.
A serving of meat should be 3 or 4 oz., but what does that look like? It's about the size or your palm.
This carb-packed food should be no more than a 1/2-cup serving--or the size of your clenched fist.
A quick snack, you need no more than a tablespoon of peanut butter. The distance of your knuckle to the tip of your thumb is just the right amount.
Go easy on the butter, but what does that mean? Try 1 teaspoon max on your toast or about the size of the tip of your index finger.
can easily pack on the fat and calories, so avoid. A couple spoonfuls to taste; One cup is about the size of your closed fist.
Be in control of your weight
Controlling the number on the scale starts with controlling how much and what you eat. The serving size listed on food packaging isn't always how much you should eat. But with these guidelines, you can easily keep yourself—and your weight—in check.
Need advice on what's really going to help you lose the weight? A consultation with a doctor who specializes in medical weight loss is the first step to safely losing up 10 to 20 pounds a month. Call 718-491-5525 to set your first appointment with Bariatric Physician, Dr. Aron of WeightLossNYC™
Sources: lifehacker, guardyourhealth, image courtesy of apolonia / freedigitalphotos
Organic or non-organic? Whether we’re talking about fruits, veggies, meats or dairy, opinions abound.
While some claim it doesn't make a difference, a recent study published in PLoS One proves that organic milk is healthier for you than conventional milk. Here’s why:
It’s all about the fatty acids
Cows producing organic milk are fed grass with high omega-3 fatty acids, while cows used for conventional milk are fed corn, which have higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids.
Organic milk has a healthier balance of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids in all types of milk but nonfat milk, which can aid weight loss or help maintain your weight.
In the samples taken in the study, the total amount of fat in the organic milk was the same as the conventional milk. But when comparing the types of fatty acids, organic milk had 62 percent more omega-3s and 25 percent fewer omega-6s.
Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to a healthy diet. Omega-3s can be found in fish and flaxseed, while omega-6s can be found in many fried foods. The right balance of both is key. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids offer health benefits, but when it comes to milk, organic milk may be your healthiest option.
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Media love to hype up celebrity diets, but you don't need an endorsement to read up on healthier food options for your diet.
Healthier foods, healthier you
On the quest for foods that help you lose weight? Or are you in a meal planning rut? Look no further than the following healthy foods to incorporate in your next meal to mix it up and drop some pounds. The only celebrity here is you, making famous food choices to build a healthier you.
An excellent non-meat source of protein, 1 cup of black beans give you 15 grams of protein to keep you full and satisfied
It boosts your metabolism and may even prevent fat absorption
Cucumbers help you feel full and satisfied, but are low in calories
Its healthy monounsaturated fats lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol
A high-fiber alternative to other breakfast cereals, it can help you cut calories and stay fuller
With 5 grams of fiber, they're as filling as they are delicious. They also contain pectin, which helps lower bad cholesterol.
Eating eggs for breakfast can lower your daily caloric intake by 400 calories.
Low-Fat Mozzarella String Cheese
With no carbs and lean protein, it helps you feel full.
All-Natural Peanut Butter
Its piceatannol content helps block the formation of fat cells.
“Today's diet is tomorrow's body”
Dr. Aron recommends taking a fresh look at the foods you eat every day is an important healthy start. Keep switching out some of the unhealthy items in your diet with healthier ingredients, you will feel and see the difference in your diet.
Lose Weight Fast Diet Plan
You can lose weight fast by calling us at 718-491-5525 for your initial consultation. By taking a holistic approach to your unique needs, Dr. Aron will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Looking for an easy trick to cut calories? Substitute some of your favorite foods with something just as delicious (or even more so) that's less fattening. You'll find yourself satisfied—and slimmer—in no time. These are a just few examples, but don't stop there. Always be on the lookout for other ways to swap something not-so-healthy for something that's great for you.
Bye-bye, Orange Juice ~ Hello, Real Oranges
Eating an actual orange has 3 more grams of fiber and half the sugar of a cup of orange juice.
Adios, flour tortilla ~ Hola, corn tortilla
Swapping a 10-inch flour tortilla for a 6-inch corn tortilla can save a lot on calories and sodium.
Say No to the Sandwich ~ Say Yes to a Wrap
To cut calories, try a 100-calorie multigrain wrap instead of a sandwich with 2 slices of bread.
Ditch the Cinnamon Roll ~ Go for Raisin Bread instead
A better alternative for a sweet snack, try some raisin bread with low-fat cream cheese.
Skip Mixed Nuts ~ Opt for Trail Mix
Too large a serving of nuts can be fattening, but if you choose trail mix with the right heart-healthy ingredients, you can shave off some calories and fat.
Lose Weight Every Week
Small changes like these can help you lose weight, one pound at a time. Want to make a big change and lose even more? Please give WeightLossNYC™ Medical Weight Loss Center a call at 718-491-5525 for your first appointment.
Image courtesy of healingdream; Sources: CookingLight.com
Looking to lose weight the fast and easy way? Well, aren’t we all… In addition to a healthy diet and exercise plan, try these weight losstips and tricks to shed some pounds and stay on track with your weight loss goals. Better yet, these helpful hints require almost no effort at all.
Did you know? People who only get 5 hours of sleep can gain as many as 2 lbs. in 5 days. They also consume 6% more calories, according to a new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder. So be sure to catch some Z’s in addition to eating right throughout the day.
Start with a hearty breakfast.
Curb those carbs in the morning and opt for a healthy egg-and-veggie scramble or omelette instead. Eating eggs in the morning instead of a bagel equals 264 less calories consumed the rest of the day, says a Saint Louis University study. Its protein can also help you stay fuller.
Don’t hold off on eating lunch.
Some people let their hectic schedule dictate when they eat lunch, but that can affect your weight loss goals. Eating lunch late (after 3 p.m.) can cause you to lose less weight and have a lower insulin sensitivity. Even when eating healthfully, waiting too long to eat can undermine your diet’s effectiveness.
People eat 35% less when eating from a small, individual plate rather than serving themselves from a large platter in the middle of the table.
Remember what you ate.
Thinking back on what you ate for your last meal and how satisfied you were can help you consume 30% less calories at snack time.
Ditch TV watching while eating.
People who eat while watching TV consume 288 more calories per meal on average compared to those who don’t. This is an easy, no-brainer way to eat less.
Want to lose 10 to 20 lbs. in a month, possibly more?
Dr. Aron is here to help: Get your own structured medical diet plan that will get you in shape for spring. Call 718-491-5525 today for your first appointment.
Sources: colorado.edu; everydayhealth.com; health.yahoo.net,
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From birthday parties to business meetings, social events almost always involve food and lots of it. While we can’t get away from that fact, we can approach it in a healthier way. Here are some healthier ideas and alternatives for the next time you plan another business meeting or social gathering.
First on the agenda: Healthy meeting food
In business meetings especially, you need to be able to focus, but why do they feature sugary and fattening foods like donuts and pizza? Those who are trying to stick to a diet either give in to temptation or skip eating—neither of which benefits you. Instead, why not provide healthier foods and snacks so people can actually be nourished? Bonus: people will also be able to pay attention without suffering from a sugar crash.
The following are just a few tips and guidelines for healthier making healthier choices when planning for business meetings or any other kind of gathering:
Serve water, skim or low-fat milk, real fruit juice and unsweetened drinks
Instead of a heavy dessert, include something small such as fruit or a small cookie
If you still don’t know where to start, check out these healthy and delicious options below for inspiration.
Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit, Veggie Omelets or High-Fiber cereals
Snacks and Refreshments:
Whole Grain muffin halves, Fresh Fruit and Veggie plate with Low-Fat dips, Whole Grain crackers and Low-Fat cheeses
Lunch or Dinner:
Mixed Green Salad with low-fat dressing, sandwich halves, broth-based soups, Veggie pastas with low-fat cheese and Tomato sauce, Steamed Vegetables
Weight Loss Plan
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Source: New York State Department of Health Center for Community Health
Burgers. Bacon. Cold cuts. Hot dogs. What do these foods all have in common?
They're all red meats, for starters. They're also fattening--and they come with health risks. Below are some important facts that will make you want to cut back on red meat if you're serious about losing weight (and if you're concerned about how it relates to your life span and quality of life).
What is red meat?
In case you're wondering, red meat includes beef, pork and lamb, and recent research shows that eating red meat means you have a higher risk of early death.
Red meat health risks
It's not just your life span that's affected. There are many serious health problems that can occur from regularly eating red meats such as the following:
Saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat are linked to coronary heart disease.
Eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage or hot dogs once a day can double your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Heme iron, which is found in red meat, is associated with heart attacks and fatal heart disease.
Red meat may increase your risk of colorectal and other types of cancer.
By eliminating or limiting red meat in your diet, you make an important health decision that can almost instantly benefit you. Think of some healthy red meat substitutes--such as lean turkey or grilled mushroom--that satisfy your cravings, but don't present a major health risk.
Get started today on eating and thinking in a healthier way. Make your first appointment today with Dr. Aron at WeightLossNYC if you want to see results and start losing weight. Give us a call at 718-491-5525 and we'll be more than happy to help.