Tag Archives: Healthy eating

Raising the Bar: Dietitian Approved Meal Replacement Bars

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Convenience is one of many instances when meal replacement bars can be helpful. They may also help with weight loss, especially if they help you avoid skipping meals, or worse, the drive-through. If you have food allergies, follow a special diet, or travel a lot for work, a meal replacement bar is a simple, non-perishable option. You can store bars anywhere – a diaper bag, gym bag, or desk drawer. Keep bars on hand to ward off hunger in a pinch, and to steer clear of less healthful choices. Read on for tips to choose the best bar, or follow these recipes to make your own. By Amy Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN

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Holiday Food Safety Tips: Don’t be a Germ Re-gifter

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Whether you’re a seasoned chef, a first-time dinner host, or simply bringing a dish to grandma’s house on New Year’s Eve, the holidays can shake up the nerves of even the most self-assured culinary geniuses. “How am I supposed to transport my dish? I hope it’s fully cooked…I hope Aunt Anne isn’t preparing the main course this year, I got so sick last year.” These are a few of the many thoughts that run through our minds during the holiday season. Feasting with family and friends is what holiday celebrations are all about. Try to keep your holiday festivities memorable in the right way this year. Follow these simple tips to keep you and your loved ones food-poisoning free. By Jackie Farrall, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital.

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Exercise & Obesity – Clearing the Barrier

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Losing weight is really hard – on that we can all agree. What people may not realize is that, for obese people, it’s nearly impossible. The National Weight Control Registry, a joint effort between Brown Medical School and the University of Colorado, is a decades-long effort to track successful weight loss in Americans. Researchers have analyzed the National Weight Control Registry’s participants who have lost more than 50 pounds and managed to keep it off for at least five years. The findings reveal that it takes a nearly superhuman effort to lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off. Here, I’ll discuss the ways you can be proactive in avoiding obesity and what to do when obesity has become a barrier that you can’t seem to break. By Mitchell Roslin MD, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Northern Westchester Hospital

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Steps to Better Blood Sugar

Posted on: November 21, 2016

If you are at risk of developing or have been told you have pre-Diabetes it is imperative to learn lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Here are 4 ways to achieve better blood sugar control and a better awareness. By Registered Dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Program Coordinator at Northern Westchester Hospital, Pat Talio, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE. 

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Controlling Blood Glucose with the Glycemic Index

Posted on: November 14, 2016

The Glycemic Index (GI) – Think of a ranking system in which foods are measured based on how quickly they raise blood sugar and keep you satiated. Though some aspects of the GI diet still remain in question, it is important to know how to choose foods with kinder, milder effects on blood sugar – something this diet does well. Read on to find out more about the Glycemic Index and its effectiveness for maintaining normal glucose levels. By Northern Westchester Hospital’s Clinical Dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Program Coordinator, Pat Talio.

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