Category Archives: obesity

The Top 6 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

Samantha Heller MS RD At any one time more than 80 million Americans are on a “diet”.  With 72.3% of women and 64.1% of men overweight or obese it is clear “dieting” does not work.  Emerging research suggests that  people … Continue reading

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Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving from Beginning to End

Samantha Heller MS RD Thanksgiving kicks off the unofficial start of the holiday eating season.  The American Council on Exercise reports that an average Thanksgiving meal can add up to 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat.  This does not … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Ab Flab

Samantha Heller MS RD Spare tire.  Middle aged spread.  Pot belly.  Love handles.  Muffin top.  Ab flab.  All these playful terms are what the medical profession calls abdominal obesity or central obesity.  Unfortunately abdominal obesity is anything but fun.  In … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?

By Samantha Heller MS RD Is red meat, processed meat and foods containing saturated fat really as unhealthy as they say?   The answer is no.  The fact is red and processed meats and saturated fat are far worse for … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Your Health: A Slippery Slope*

*Adapted from: GET SMART: SAMANTHA HELLER’S NUTRITION PRESCRIPTION FOR BOOSTING BRAIN POWER & OPTIMIZING TOTAL BODY HEALTH [The Johns Hopkins University Press] Samantha Heller MS RD Alcohol makes you drunk, causes wicked hangovers and many regrets.  It is addictive. According … Continue reading

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Trouser Trauma: A Seasonal Wake Up Call

Samantha Heller MS RD When the season’s change inevitably I find myself deep in the midst of  trouser trauma.  Will the pants, capris or shorts from last season still fit?  Will they be tight around my waist or thighs?  I … Continue reading

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The Pros & Cons of Tweeting What You’re Eating.

Samantha Heller MS RD In a recent Good Morning America appearance I was asked the pros and cons of tweeting what you eat. Here is what I did not have time to say during the show. Pros 1. Keeping a … Continue reading

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