Couple weight loss

How to Support Your Partner’s Weight Loss

Picture this: Your thoughtful neighbor from across the street decides to make some delicious, but not-so-healthy, donuts for you and your significant other. By the end of the week, there is one donut left– do you offer it to your partner or do you eat it yourself?

Answer: This is a trick question. Neither of these scenarios ends well.

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Womens Heart Health

5 Ways Women Can Protect Their Hearts

Just as women are different in build than men, so are their hearts different. However for years physicians seemed to feel that men were more prone to heart attacks than women, and often would not take symptoms of women’s heart problems seriously enough. Physicians’ attitudes, thankfully, have changed. The potential for women to have heart attacks is in many cases taken just as seriously as the potential for men. Continue reading

Processed Foods

Purge These Foods From Your Kitchen for Weight Loss Success

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

If any of us were to go into your kitchen tonight we would see many of the things we often count on for meals and snacks. Often they come in bright packaging and colors and are the very things we pick up quickly at the store for convenience and quick access during the week. Yes, we call them “convenience” foods, as they are ready to go on a moment’s notice. Part of the dilemma today in finding good nutrition wherever we go is that this is the common resource; whether it is at work or social events. Continue reading

Diabetic Pantry

A Peek Inside a Diabetic’s Kitchen Pantry

3 weeks into the New Year, I am very proud of the progress I have made toward my goals of being the healthiest person that I can be.  I am down 7.5lbs, and I have discovered a new green smoothie recipe that has literally replaced my need for caffeine.  But this year, my journey toward becoming healthy involves more than merely losing that baby weight, and fitting in to those Seven jeans that have been neatly folded in the back of my closet since I returned from my honeymoon…eight years ago.  In an effort to dig a little deeper, I began researching trending health topics, and one that I keep seeing over and over again is Diabetes.  For those who live with the disease, each day holds unique challenges and life-altering decisions that those of us who do not live with the disease don’t even blink over.  For instance, I took the Packers loss personally, and as a result downed a bag of m&m’s.  For a diabetic, this is not an option.  But my decision to research this disease goes way beyond a tough loss. Continue reading

Why You're Not Losing Weight

10 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

Losing weight can be a tricky feat. You may think you are taking all the right steps to cutting extra pounds, but the scale and the button on your jeans are telling you otherwise. It can be extremely frustrating—but do not get discouraged! We are here to help make your weight loss journey a success. Continue reading