Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a quick and healthy way to have a nutritious breakfast ready for you first thing in the morning! This is a basic recipe that you can expand upon to make any variation of your choosing. Let’s talk about oats! Oats are a gluten-free, high fiber, whole grain food, best known for being heart healthy….

Meal Replacements Using New Directions

Meal replacements (MRs) are prepackaged foods that can be used as part of a weight loss prescription. For our purposes, we will be discussing those that are used in a clinical setting. They can be used to replace one or multiple meals a day. MRs have many benefits when you are trying to lose weight. They simplify…

Phytonutrients

Consume the rainbow!* Phytonutrients are natural components of plant foods with health-promoting qualities.  When consumed, they can help protect against chronic diseases. Though not essential nutrients, they can provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They can act to boost the immune system, protect against cancer, provide detoxification, regulate estrogen metabolism and repair damage from toxin exposure,…

Top obstacles this holiday season…

and how to overcome them! “Great Aunt Judy made my favorite holiday cookies just for me. How can I pass those up?” Don’t let that one cookie blow your entire day or week! You can allow yourself a little treat, but just plan ahead. Look forward to and completely enjoy and savor that cookie if you…

Weight Loss Medications

Could a weight loss medication be right for you? Weight loss medications have been around for a long time. Many people have heard of phentermine and this is still a commonly used option. Not to be confused with fen-phen, which was a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine, the latter of which was found to cause…

Elimination Diets

Could an elimination diet be right for you? There are many types of elimination diets out there. Gluten free, dairy free, comprehensive elimination plans, low FODMAP diets, and on and on. If you are interested in figuring out what might be causing your symptoms, how do you go about choosing which plan is right for…