Improving your relationship with food…

Are you struggling with healthy eating? Do you find that you are an emotional eater? Virginia Mason Memorial will be offering a night with licensed expert on intuitive eating. You’ll learn ways to create a healthy relationship with food and with yourself. Chelsea Buffum, MS, LMHC works with people who want to improve their relationship Read more about Improving your relationship with food…[…]

Make the cut – 10 ways to shave 100 calories a day

If the mere idea of trying to lose weight fills you with dread, think of this number: 100. If you cut just 100 calories from your daily diet, you’ll lose roughly 10 pounds in a year-without a big effort on your part. An added bonus: The small changes you make will likely be easy to Read more about Make the cut – 10 ways to shave 100 calories a day[…]

Cauliflower- What’s not to love?

Cauliflower- What’s not to love? Kim McCorquodale RD, CSO North Star Lodge I find it interesting when different vegetables become the latest and greatest thing, the “food of the week” so to speak. You would have to live under a rock lately to not see all the many ways to eat cauliflower. No longer the Read more about Cauliflower- What’s not to love?[…]

Nutritionist vs Dietitian – Is there a difference?

By Kim McCorquodale RDN, CSO, CD North Star Lodge The world of nutrition can be a confusing one. There are new studies with new results all of the time. It can be hard to decide what the right thing to eat is or who to trust. And there are many people anxious to help you Read more about Nutritionist vs Dietitian – Is there a difference?[…]

A daily avocado may be the secret to healthy cholesterol

Feb. 8, 2015—An avocado a day could help keep high cholesterol at bay—particularly if you’re overweight—new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests. About the study Researchers put 45 healthy, overweight adults on an average American diet—high in carbohydrates and fat—for 2 weeks. They were then randomly assigned to 1 of 3 Read more about A daily avocado may be the secret to healthy cholesterol[…]

What’s more nutritious? Home or school lunches?

Dec. 2, 2014—There’s a food fight going on in America’s school cafeterias—between school-prepared lunches and lunches packed at home. And according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the school lunches are winning—at least in rural Virginia—by offering more nutritious choices that are less likely to contribute to childhood obesity. Read more about What’s more nutritious? Home or school lunches?[…]

Family meals may help kids keep from packing on pounds

Nov. 8, 2014—Healthy weight management in children isn’t just about what kids eat. A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests how they eat also may play a role in preventing obesity. The study suggests that eating together as a family can help keep kids’ weight in check. With parents searching for solutions to Read more about Family meals may help kids keep from packing on pounds[…]