Tag Archives: Weight Loss

Every Body is a Beach Body

As we head into the warmer months, I overhear people talking about getting that “beach body” and notice both young and adult women in the gym locker room obsessively weighing themselves. While it’s important to make healthy lifestyle choices, the number on the scale shouldn’t…


Eat Your Veggies!

As a dietitian, I am often suggesting to teens that they eat more veggies. Vegetables are packed full of important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and they also have fiber, which is helpful for digestive health and to keep us feeling full longer. Feeling…


Thinking outside of the box

Recently I was asked if the “environment” played a role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The etiology or cause of PCOS has a “multifactorial pattern” meaning, there are many different factors that influence whether or not a young woman will be the “1 in 10”…


PCOS and Holiday Eating

Comments about food and weight seem to be an all-time high this week. One minute I’m reading posts from people who are complaining about holiday eating and weight gain; the next minute I hear people talking about New Year’s resolutions, health goals, weight loss, etc….


Don’t Diet for PCOS

My message today is simple: Don’t diet … at least in the way we traditionally think about dieting. Research studies have shown that, on average, 95 percent of people who lose weight end up regaining this weight (and often more) within 1-5 years. (Although we’re…



On July 17, 2012 the Federal Drug Administration (or FDA) approved a new weight loss pill. You may have already seen ads for it, but I’d like to take a moment to give you the facts. The pill is called Qsymia; your guess is as…

Dietary Supplements

Supplement Scams

I’m taking a nutrition class this semester and I’ve learned many things – some more interesting than others. I already knew that supplements (protein bars/shakes, weight loss products, etc.) were popular, but I didn’t really know much information about them. Did you know that the…

Curvy Girl

Embrace Your Curves!

At the beginning of each year, tons of people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. They may say things such as “My hips are too big”, or “I want a flat stomach”, or “I need to work on my figure”, but why can’t they just embrace…