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Walking 101

Thursday, June 25th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger My husband and I rescued a puppy a few months ago.  He is the cutest and most energetic little ball of fur! The only thing that keeps him out of trouble and is making sure he gets enough exercise every day. I live in a city and don’t have a backyard for the pup to run around in, so I have to walk him every day. We take about five walks a day (yes, five!). I like

Obesity: Laziness or A Disease?

Monday, June 15th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Weight Loss  /  Comments: more

By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We are so quick to judge those who are obese or overweight. This is a hot topic, seeing as many folks feel that obesity is partly due to laziness. Oftentimes people forget that obesity is a disease, one that is, in part, caused by genetic pre-dispositions and environmental factors. Yes, there are some who can tame these pre-dispositions and change the course of…

Debunking the Trend: The Paleo Diet

Thursday, February 26th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger You may need to channel your inner caveman for the Paleo Diet. This diet is based off of the Paleolithic era, about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. But is this caveman-esque diet good for you? Eat like a Caveman
During the Paleolithic era, farming and processed foods were not available, making hunting and gathering the main resources for food. This diet focuses on lean meat, fish, fruits,…

Debunking the Trend: Gluten-Free Diet

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger In 2014, it was estimated that Americans would spend $7 billion on gluten free foods. But why all the hype? In some cases a gluten-free diet is necessary, but in other cases, money is being tossed away. What is Gluten? 
Gluten-free has become one of the nation’s top buzzwords in diet trends. But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, rye, barley, and triticale…

Debunking the Trend: The Raw Food Diet

Monday, February 2nd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
  By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Limiting cooking temperatures to less than 118 degrees, gives your oven a break on The Raw Food Diet. Instead, this diet emphasizes raw fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds. But is forgoing heat the best way to eat in order to lose weight? Is Cooking Bad?
The theory behind The Raw Food Movement is that cooking foods kill nutrients and natural enzymes. Some forms of…

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