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Does exercise help you lose weight?

Your first instinct may be to go to the gym when you want to lose weight. Learn why this may not produce the results you want and what's more effective.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 3, 2021
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Mindful snacking at home

It's easy to reach for a snack if you feel stressed or bored. Here are some tips about being mindful with the types and amount of snacks you eat while at home.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter February 15, 2021
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Strategies to control portions

Knowing how to eat healthier can help you take control of how much you eat each day. Start with these tips to remind you of easy ways to judge food portions.

Jamie Pronschinske RDN CD By Jamie Pronschinske January 25, 2021
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Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Think you're ready to take on the challenge to lose the extra weight? This readiness assessment can help you get on track for success. 

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson January 14, 2021
SMART goals

Setting SMART goals for success

Whether you’re starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting a SMART goal positions you for success.

Joanne Genewick DO By Joanne Genewick December 31, 2020
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Healthy resolutions: Reflect, plan, focus, enjoy

Are you excited for a new year and ready to make healthy changes? Here's some tips for a successful year.

Michael Rogge MD By Michael Rogge December 30, 2020
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8 tips to maintain weight during winter holidays

Winter delivers a double whammy of cold temperatures and holiday stress. Instead of reaching for comfort food to cope, try these 8 tips for maintaining a healthy weight.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth December 21, 2020
Salad with steak corn and tomatoes

8 healthy tips for summer dining

It’s summer, and the warmer weather tends to influence our dining habits. Whether you are dining out or grilling at home, here are 8 healthy reminders.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth July 24, 2020
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Record keeping can help you lose weight — and keep it off

Does it seem like you are eating all the right foods, exercising and your weight still isn’t going down? If you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating and what you’re doing for exercise, you need to start.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley February 10, 2020
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Tips for staying on track during 'national eating season'

Are you eyeing up the leftover Halloween candy? Or, planning the next holiday feast? These helpful strategies can keep the weight off and still allow you to enjoy the holiday festivities.

November 5, 2019
Kathy Schmidt

Enjoying new adventures thanks to bariatric surgery

Kathy Schmidt is trying new adventures and, most importantly, participating in life again after bariatric surgery. Read about her new outlook on life.

November 4, 2019
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Clean eating: What does that mean?

Most Americans eat a diet rich in heavily processed foods packed with fat, sugar, sodium, chemicals, preservatives, food dyes and other additives. Learn how and why clean eating can be a healthy way of living.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter September 12, 2019