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Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track as We Spring Forward

If you are like most people, your motivation for New Year’s resolutions falters on January 12. It seems we set ourselves up for failure by creating resolutions at the worst time of year—the long holiday season is over, the weather is cold, the nights are long, and our moods are affected by the lack of  

Bariatric surgery and type 2 diabetes: is there a connection?

Could weight loss surgery help to control your type 2 diabetes – or even take it into remission? The St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center is an accredited program serving the greater Cincinnati area. We are committed to offering our patients a variety of treatment options, as well as personalized programs and support every step of  

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Ingredients 1 butternut squash Salt Pepper Olive oil 1 small zucchini, cubed 1 tomato, diced 1 red pepper, chopped 2/3 cup quinoa 5-10 pitted black olives, chopped (optional) 1 ¼ cup water 3 oz feta, cubed or crumbled 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano Parmesan cheese, grated Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the squash  

Trendy Diets – Do They Work?

Keto, Paleo, 21-day Fix and intermittent fasting – they are grabbing headlines for the hottest diet trends in 2018. But do they work? Rachel Wagner, MS, LD, a licensed dietitian at St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center tells us the pros and cons of the hottest diets and how to achieve your long-term weight goals. “Trendy  

Nutrition Facts Labels Changing – Eventually

The current nutritional label (food label) can be very confusing: who really knows what 15% of Vitamin A really means? Did you know a 15 oz. can of soup is 2 servings? The good news is a newer, more user friendly nutritional label is coming. The new label was originally scheduled to be on all  

New Year’s Resolutions—Don’t Wait Until January 1

It’s that time of year again. January is coming, and you are ready to push the reset button and stop all of your bad habits. For the past few years, the No. 1 and No. 2 New Year’s resolutions have been to get fit and healthy and lose weight, but only 8 percent of people  

Tips and Tricks for Holiday Eating

The average American gains five pounds over the holidays – something that many of us don’t want to hear in the midst of the holiday season. This weight gain is attributed to over-indulging in delicious foods and delightfully festive drinks, as well as the hustle and bustle of the season that limits our normal healthy  

Don’t Let Holiday Cocktails Ruin Your Diet

The holiday spirit is in the air—happy hours, family gatherings, and holiday parties. Don’t let the holiday cocktails ruin your diet. Remember, what you drink matters as much as what you eat. The hidden calories found in our glass can easily destroy the best holiday diet plans. When measured correctly, one serving of alcohol contains  

Healthy for the Holidays: 4 Tips to Surviving a Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again—party, party, party. Whether it is at the office, or with friends and family, it seems impossible to make it through the season without your healthy eating habits going off the rails. These four tips can help you enjoy the holiday season and keep your diet on track. Don’t go  

The First Meal of the Day Could Save You from Heart Disease

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day—right? Everyone has read articles that say eating breakfast can help you lose weight, give you energy for the day, or help you focus more in school. Now, the American College of Cardiology released a study that provides evidence that skipping breakfast has a direct correlation to