All posts filed under: Weight Loss

Childhood Obesity: Why It Happens and How to Overcome It

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that does not discriminate. It affects infants, toddlers, kids and teens; it grabs hold of children from all races, backgrounds and households. In fact, it is making its way into more households than ever before, with childhood obesity being reported to have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

Tilapia Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa by “My Own Meal Plan”

Peach season is in full swing! Have you had a chance to head to a fresh fruit stand and grab yourself a box? Peach season runs from the beginning of August through the end of September here in Utah. There are so many fun ways to use peaches in recipes, but my favorite way to use peaches is diced into fresh peach salsa over tilapia tacos. YUM!

Going Plant Based – 5 Essential Nutrients and Where to Find Them

The choice to eat less meat and/or dairy products or remove them altogether is a very personal one. People are motivated by ethics, the environment, health reasons, or a combination of the three. And according to the US Department of Agriculture “Plant-based diets can meet all the recommendations for nutrients. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie needs.”

Learning to Love Veggies with Rina Jordan, RD CD

There are a couple hundred reasons to up your vegetable intake, but nobody needs to tell you that. We all understand that vegetables are undoubtedly “good for us.” But despite their amazing health benefits, many of us struggle to hit the recommended amount each day. The very nutrients that plague veggies with a “boring” or “bitter” flavor are what make them so healthy!

Time for a New Pair of Running Shoes?

Rising temps and blooming scenery welcome runners back to the pavement this time of year. At a glance, running seems like a pretty simple sport: just lace up and take off. But if you’ve ever been to a running store, you know there are more options, styles, and brands than ever before. Running shoes have unique features to improve upon the mechanisms of running—but how do you know which features are right for your feet? Dr. Jason Bruse, Ogden Clinic Podiatrist, has some advice about finding your perfect pair.