Clean Eating: The Dirt on a Popular Fad

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D. ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics Setting impossible goals for ourselves can make us reach for any shortcut, even if it hurts our bodies. Motivated by health, some people are cutting out entire food groups and depriving themselves of important nutrients in the process. Clean eating is a trend with very…

3 Healthy and Simple Spring Snacks

Try these simple and fast snacks to compliment a meal, an afternoon snack or an appetizer before grilling out with friends. For more sophistication, you can put them in a small, narrow glass! With a tooth pick, add your favorite fruits for a fresh taste during brunch. You can alternate fruit for color and shape…

Why You Shouldn’t Cut Out Carbs

Despite trending “diets” and “fads” these days, don’t subtract carbs from your plate! Why? Because carbohydrates are what gives you energy every day. Instead, pay attention to what kind of carbs you’re eating. Some carbs are quite simply – better for you. Keep your base diet stocked with quality carbs. Aim for several daily servings of…

Low Carb, High Protein Breakfast Ideas

Give these a try this week: Cottage cheese with strawberries (or your choice of fruit) Omelet with blueberries and cream cheese Scrambled eggs with lean meat, spinach and avocado Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries and toasted almond bread Scrambled eggs with an abundant amount of diced veggies and shredded cheese **Scrambled eggs and omelets consist…

Eat Slower, Lose Weight

This week’s tip: Eat Slowly Many times the cause of weight gain is simply because we eat too fast. We consume an excess amount of calories before our body has enough time to tell us we’re full. If we eat slower we not only enjoy our food more, but we will only eat enough to…

Use Apps to Eat Healthier

It seems everyone wants to start the new year off strong with new healthy habits. Start this new year off small, then recognize the big changes you’ve made as the year moves on. Become a member of a recipe site or use the app Yummily. With technology these days, it’s easy to get healthy food…

What does 30-35 grams of protein look like?

If you increase your protein at each meal, you’ll notice how full you’ll feel and for longer. To increase your dietary protein, you need to know how much is in a serving. Here are some examples: 4-5 ounces of meat = a large chicken breast or fish fillet, or a medium-sized steak or chop (also…

Why Don’t Grandparents Have Food Allergies?

1. They ate seasonal, real food. Food came from farms and small markets in the early 1900’s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was fresh. Because of the lack of processed food, their diets were nutrient dense allowing them to get the nutrition they needed from their food. For babies, breast…

Diabetes Workshop 2: Carbohydrates Connections

To manage your diabetes, you make a lot of decisions everyday. You’re constantly checking the carbohydrate count in your food and beverages, monitoring your blood sugar and making adjustments with insulin. Karen Marschel, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietician, knows it can be challenging even if you’ve had diabetes for years. Let her 20 plus…

Diabetes Workshop 1: Heart Healthy Eating for Diabetes

With over 20 years of experience, Karen Marschel, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietician, will teach patients how to manage their diabetes – with knowledge and confidence. These 2 workshops are offered twice a year. In the first workshop, you will learn what foods help control blood pressure, 8 simple steps to Mediterranean style eating, and easy recipes and meal ideas.