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Your Spring Diet 2021: More Challenging, But More Important, Than Ever

— A year into the pandemic, are you struggling with the notorious “quarantine 15”? A lot of older adults report that they are carrying around some extra pounds these days. It’s not surprising, as many of us are stuck at home, unable to access many of our usual exercise activities, and perhaps turning to food for... Read More

Did You Resolve to Cut Down on Sugar?

— Our New Year’s resolutions often include weight loss and healthy eating—and reducing our sugar intake can help us meet both of those worthy goals. USDA guidelines recommend that we take in less than 10% of our daily calories from sugar. For older adults, consuming too much sugar increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension,... Read More

“Portion Distortion” Can Pack on the Pounds

— When tourists from other countries visit the U.S., they are often surprised by the size of portions in restaurants. In many countries, it is considered rude to ask for a “doggie bag.” That is partly a difference in custom, but it’s also because restaurants in our country tend to serve huge portions, more than a... Read More

How Often Do You Weigh, Eh?

— We’ve been told that a weekly weigh in is best for tracking weight loss.  However, now researchers are saying that daily tracking and charting helps participants lose weight and maintain that weight loss. A two-year study from Cornell University, recently published in the Journal of Obesity, found that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a... Read More
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