Not One ‘Plus Size’ Fits All

When it comes to treating weight problems, even experts believe that similar methods can be applied almost universally: Put your patients on a diet, have them engage in regular exercise, and, if all else fails, recommend some surgical procedure. What gets rarely looked at are the differences between overweight individuals that may have led to their unhealthy weight gain in the first place. Only one such study has recently been published, and the results are eye-opening.

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

When I first started working as a registered dietitian, I gained 10 pounds in just a few short months. I was surprised, and a bit embarrassed. After all, considering my profession, I should know better, right? Even worse, my office is smack in the middle of a fitness center. So just what the heck was going on, why was I packing on extra weight? My eating habits hadn’t changed, and I was probably working out even a little more than before. But then it hit me: The pounds I was accumulating were a direct result of my new job.

Tips for Kickstarting a Healthy New Year

New Year’s resolutions are a time to set new goals for a healthier you. Whether you are resolved to achieve a healthy weight, boost your immune system, fight inflammation, live a more peaceful life, get in touch with your environment, or simply feel and look better, the answer to all of the above is simple: Power up on a plant-based diet strategy!

New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Stand a Chance

Among the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight and getting in shape, followed by kicking bad habits like smoking and drinking. Other favorites include making more time for family, charity, education, travel, and other goals of personal improvement. The unfortunate thing about these good intentions is that they usually don’t last and cause only more pressure and stress.