Whether your goals are weight loss, weight gain or weight maintenance; the first step in developing a meal plan is to determine the number of calories necessary for you to maintain your present body weight. Eating fewer calories than this will cause WEIGHT LOSS. Eating more calories than this will cause WEIGHT GAIN. Eating this amount will lead […]
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Time Saving Tips to Make Packing Lunch a Reality
Yesterday I wrote about ideas for what to pack in a healthy lunch, but I understand that knowing what to pack is only half of the battle. One of the biggest barriers for packing lunch is finding the time to do it. Here are some time saving tips to make packing a reality: Pack your […]
Have a Lunch Packed With Good Nutrition
Where does your lunch come from? Are you eating in a high school cafeteria, the food court near your office or ordering delivery from the local pizza shop? While most places do serve some healthy options, many of the choices are loaded with fat, calories and salt in their oversized portions. Packing lunch can give […]
Reward Yourself…You Deserve It!
When you make positive changes in your life, is important to reward yourself. Rewards act as positive reinforcement, they keep things fun, and they can be strong motivators. Some days, motivation to eat right and exercise is high, and let’s face it, on other days it just doesn’t seem to be there at all. When […]
Having Trouble Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions???
“This year I’m going to exercise more.” “I’m going to go on a diet and lose weight.” Do these resolutions ring a bell? If so, you’re not alone because these are two of the most common resolutions made each year. Unfortunately, by the end of January many have begun to slip back into old eating […]
Vitamin D and Bone Health
It is well known that calcium is essential for bone health, and that inadequate intakes of calcium can lead to osteoporosis. However, many people don’t realize that Vitamin D is needed for the absorption of calcium. In fact, without vitamin D, calcium passes through the intestines unabsorbed, leaving the bone undersupplied even when calcium intakes […]
Small Changes can Make Big Differences
Many people believe that in order to lose weight they must combine a very low calorie diet with a strenuous exercise plan. While this may work temporarily, it is unlikely that this type of behavior can be maintained for a long period of time. The small changes that are easy to make are the ones that last, […]
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Hi, my name is Amy Boltz and I am a Registered Dietitian with the Rothman Institute. If you would like more information about me, I welcome you to click on my bio. I would love to hear from you, so please leave me any comments or questions you may have by clicking on “register” to the right.