Archive for the 'Weight Control' Category

Dec 17 2014

When You Lose Weight Where Does the Fat Go?

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Writing in the British Medical Journal researchers set out to clarify the answer to where fat goes when we lose weight,  and they present a novel calculation to show how we “lose weight.” All  fat is stored in the form of triglyceride and triglyceride is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.  The authors explain [...]

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Dec 03 2014

FVRx – Doctors Prescibe Fruits and Vegetables to Treat Obesity

Jane E. Brody writes about the exciting  FVRx  food prescription program in her recent  New York Times  blog. In the FVRx program doctors identify children that are over weight, counsels them on better food choices and provides them with a prescription to eat more fruits and vegetables. Along with that prescription comes a voucher to [...]

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Sep 17 2014

Eight No Time To Cook Breakfast Ideas

  Breakfast helps with weight control and children perform better in school  when they start the day with good food. I recommend families avoid foods with a high concentration of sugar, such as  donuts, pop tarts etc. Sugar belongs in dessert not morning food (the natural sugar found   in whole fruit and milk is OK,because  [...]

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May 19 2014

Cabbage

Cabbage is economical and delicious.  One cup of raw, chopped, cabbage carries 22 calories, 2 grams of fiber and small amounts of vitamins C and A and a little calcium too. Cut cabbage  in half, remove the center core. With a sharp knife chop the cabbage into slices, cook it slowly in a large sauté pan [...]

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May 07 2014

Why Accountable Care Organizations May Change How We Diet

You may notice something new when you go to your doctor.  He or she may actually talk to you about your weight and for the first time you might hear evidenced-based guidance on weight loss.  Health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) will be measuring height and weight on their ACO patients, assessing [...]

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