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Get Back Into Shape After Having A Baby

Just about every woman, struggles to lose the pregnancy weight after having a baby. I have seen many of them in my clinic. The first thing that most of them said to me was about the same: “I am craving sleep, I am not having enough time for myself, not to mention about making time for exercise and eating healthily. ... Read More »

Insulin Resistance: Are You Knocking On The Door Of Diabetes?

Understanding insulin resistance (IR) Insulin resistance, also called prediabetes, is a health condition with which the cells in your body are not adequately sensitive to the normal amount of insulin secreted by your pancreas, resulting in temporary high blood sugar levels after eating or drinking. Your pancreas tries to produce more insulin to lower your high blood sugar levels. The ... Read More »

Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy

Everyone wants the best for their baby. Eating healthily is surely one way we can ensure our baby has the best start in life. Research (ref. 1) found that caffeine consumption throughout pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of having low birth weight babies, so it’s time to change your coffee drinking habit. This research was funded by The ... Read More »

Healthier Children: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

Regular consumption of apples and fish during pregnancy may have a protective effect against the development of childhood asthma and eczema. A longitudinal birth cohort study tracked dietary intake by nearly 2000 pregnant women, then examined the effects of the maternal diet on respiratory tract and lung functions in 1212 of their children five years later. The results showed that ... Read More »

Cut The Festive Calorie

The Christmas and New Year holidays traditionally revolves around food and family; it is a time of joy and family celebration. Although it represents serious temptation for people who are trying to lose weight, the following tips may help you to stay on track throughout the holiday, so you do not need to start over again after the New Year. ... Read More »

Lose Weight Effectively (Part 1)

A kilo of fat is made up of roughly 7,000 extra calories; so in order to lose one kilo of fat, you need to create a caloric deficit of 7,000 calories. How can we create a deficit of calories? Eating less and burning more is the key! Weight loss is a journey, which involves many milestones. Milestones of the weight ... Read More »

Let’s All Eat a Diet With Good Nutrition!

We dietitians talk to you about nutrition all the time. No matter if you are coming to see us regarding weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol etc., we advise you to have a diet with good nutrition. Some of my overweight clients always argue, “Isn’t my weight proving that my diet has already been giving ... Read More »

Do Vegetarians Need Any Nutritional Supplements?

Different nutrients from the meat group are needed to meet bodily requirements to be healthy. Consuming only plant food puts vegetarians at higher risk of suffering certain nutrient deficiency. However, understanding what nutrients your diet might be lacking may help you make changes to prevent possible nutrient deficiency. There are different types of vegetarians. Vegans being the most extreme, are ... Read More »

Fasting, The Shortcut to a Slimmer Body?

Many people believe that fasting can help to clean the system, give the gut a rest, boosting metabolism, and kick start weight loss. Are these beliefs true? Is fasting a healthy process? Our body gets its energy primarily from blood glucose, which are from the food we eat. Both our brain and nervous systems use blood glucose for energy and ... Read More »

Eat Less to Lose Weight; Seriously

In a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it was concluded that it’s not what you eat but how much that’s more important for weight loss. Researchers evaluated four diets on 811 men and women over a two year period. Two of the diets were with 20% of total calories from fat, and two were with 40% ... Read More »