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Health & Fitness

  • Is Gluten-Free the Healthier Way to Eat?

    By Ready on October 11, 2015
    Oct/Nov 2015 More and more individuals are taunting “gluten-free” as one their means of eating healthier. Is this necessary? Is this accurate? What do you think? Let’s first define what gluten is and where gluten is found. Gluten is the collective term for proteins found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley that give baked goods their doughy, elastic structure. […]
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  • 100% Fruit Juice – Setting the Record Straight….

    By Ready on August 22, 2015
    What is your position….Does 100% Fruit juice have too much sugar? Does 100% Fruit juice cause weight gain? Is 100% Fruit juice one of the reasons behind the obesity epidemic, responsible for heart disease and/or one of the causes of cancer? Are the concerns about sugar overshadowing fruit juice’s positive contribution to a healthful diet? Or is 100% Fruit juice […]
  • What Processed Foods Really Mean….

    By Ready on June 1, 2015
    In a nutshell, processed food has a bad reputation.  Processed food is blamed for the cancer, allergies, the obesity epidemic, high blood pressure, Diabetes, and other negative health outcomes. The question is what is your definition of “processed foods”? Some think purchasing organic, eating raw vegetables, and/or going vegan (no meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs) is the all natural […]
  • Lifestyle Changes

    By Ready on May 2, 2015
      Changing your lifestyle and eating habits is not always an easy task.  Here are a few tips to help get your started: Make gradual changes by setting short-term and reward yourself with things other than food when you succeed Set S.M.A.R.T goals – everyone has different reasons to lose weight. Keep in mind the goals you set must be […]
  • Eating Right does not have to be Complicated…

    By Ready on April 1, 2015
    Begin by gradually incorporating a healthy eating plan into your daily routine.  A few tips to help get you started: Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and other dairy products Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts Ensure your diet is low in saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars Get […]
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    By Ready on March 21, 2015
    In celebration of 2015 National Nutrition Month theme, “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”, Registered Dietitians near and far are encouraging everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on eating fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Adopting a healthy lifestyle results not only in […]