Category: General Health

Eating In Moderation – Is It A Trap?

Lately I’ve been hearing more people talk about eating in moderation. I know I’ve done it myself. Usually it’s been a way to justify eating some type of junk or fast food. Like the day my mother came over to visit and brought fast food burgers and fries as a “treat”. She bought cheeseburgers, small fries and diet soda instead of large sized meals and regular soda. It’s that whole moderation thing. Super sized meals = […] read more

You Call This A Low Carb Biscuit?

I am a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the DCE Diabetes Care andEducation Community Group. This means that each month I receive several nutrition related journals. Sometimes I have received magazines on health related topics provided by publishers to the members of the AND. This month I was sent a copy of Better Homes and Garden’s Diabetic Living. It’s interesting to see some of the health related magazines that people buy. This […] read more

Stress, Head Hunger and Emotional Eating

Things have been out of control busy for the last two weeks. I have to keep reminding myself that all of this craziness is only temporary. At least all the school related stuff is which is good. I have a medical nutrition class that has tests every weekend along with multiple care plan group projects. My community nutrition class currently has one huge group project going on that makes up nearly half the class grade. […] read more

TLC Diet Menu Plan

It seems my medical nutrition therapy class topic could not be more appropriate for this month. Our current topic is cardiac related which is perfect for February’s Go Red campaign by the American Heart Association.  While heart disease is usually thought of as a man’s disease it actually kills more women than all the types of cancers combined. It’s also the number one cause of death in the country (men and women combined). Since I […] read more

WLS Pouch Rules

Anyone who has had any type of weight loss surgery is usually given some type of information about eating after the surgery.  They are usually referred to as WLS pouch rules. Some doctors add in addtional “rules” but most use the following ones, or some version of them, to help with weight loss as well as create long term changes in behavior to help maintain the weight loss. These pouch rules are generally used once you […] read more

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