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How Stress Can Impact Weight… And What To Do About It

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By Madeleine Ortiz Stress is the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand, and in the short term, stress is actually beneficial. It keeps us alert in dangerous situations, helps us stay focused when we have to finish something by a deadline and, according to Dr. Michael Lyon, is even the reason most of us…

Sheet Pan Meals

Click here to download a copy of our sheet pan meals. Diet and exercise are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to reaching a healthier weight. For many people, psychological tools, medications or surgery are the key for sustainable weight loss. Talking with a physician who specializes in weight management can help…

My Weight Live: Healthy Eating Made Easier

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There are skills we can develop to make it easier to achieve our goals, and we’re talking with dietitian Nada Abualoon about what they are and how we can put them into practice. We’ll also cover why getting a meal plan or being told what to eat isn’t the answer for sustainable weight loss… and…

My “A-HA” Moment and How It Changed Everything

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Patty Nece remembers the moment when her lifelong struggle with her weight started to change. A little context first though… Patty is an accomplished attorney with the Department of Labor and recipient of the Obesity Action Coalition’s 2015 Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy. She is bright and engaging, and she has a successful career, meaningful…

Obesity: Whose Fault Is It?

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Obesity was recognized as a disease in 2015 by the Canadian Medical Association, and yet considerable weight stigma continues to persist in both our society and healthcare system. The main reason for this stigma is the belief that if individuals would just choose to eat less and move more, that would solve their challenges with…

My Weight Live Podcast: Women’s Health and Weight

The My Weight– What To Know podcast covers all aspects of what it takes to lose weight and keep it off. We talk to psychologists, dietitians and physicians about strategies and treatments available for reaching our best weight in a sustainable way. Episode description: Menopause, PCOS and pregnancy… being a woman can affect our weight more…

My Weight Live: Three Tips For Reaching Our Health Goals

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Psychologist Dr. Lee-Baggley shares her fantastic suggestions for how to succeed with our New Year’s Resolutions even during these unusual times. Learn why recharging our batteries is so important, and why self-criticism doesn’t help us succeed over the long-run… To learn more about how to set the right goals, read this article. For more episodes…
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Tips for Making Good Choices at a Buffet

Buffets can be super challenging to manage while sticking to your healthy eating goals… trainer Laura Poburan to the rescue! She shares the tips she gives her clients on how to put together a plate you can enjoy and feel good about when you’re going through a buffet line in this informative video. To find…

How To Keep Your Immune System Healthy

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By: Paula Diaque Ballesteros, RD, CDCES and Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES The immune system is in charge of defending our body against infection, bacteria and viruses. The design of the immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many factors. There is not a single food (such as chicken soup), vitamin…