Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All Diets Aside...Part Deux

Stop counting calories and try to think more about the quality of your foods. Choose your foods are what you eat.

Video is courtesy of AsapSCIENCE.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

All Diets Aside

College seems to be synonymous with weight gain. I frequently have visits from students who have been in college for a couple years that are looking to lose the 15-20 pounds they seem to have gained. Many different factors contribute to weight gain: late night snacking, eating more meals out, exercising less or not participating in sports anymore, lack of sleep that leads to increased appetite...and the list goes on. Instead of stressfully counting calories and tracking calories burned through exercise, take look at what you are eating to see if there is anything you can do differently.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vegging Out

So you've decided to try a vegetarian or vegan diet. What do you need to do to make sure you are still eating healthfully? Is it possible to eat a vegetarian diet and still remain healthy? Of course! There is plenty of evidence to support the health benefits of a diet high in plant-based foods. You can lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. With careful planning and understanding of your needs,  you can get all the nutrients you need to be healthy and energized.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What does Greek Mean?

Thanks to the UH student who recently emailed me this question...

Q: I have always heard that yogurt is good for you. Now I see all these Greek yogurts at the store. Are they actually healthier for me? What makes them "Greek"?