Can I Really Boost My Metabolism?

Can I Really Boost My Metabolism?

Can I Really Boost My Metabolism?Metabolism is a trending topic around fitness and weight loss, and our LWell dietitians frequently get asked, “How can I boost my metabolism?” Metabolism is a process whereby your body converts food and drinks into energy. Even when...

Nutritional Yeast: The Original “Vegan Cheese”

Nutritional Yeast: The Original “Vegan Cheese”

Nutritional Yeast: The Original “Vegan Cheese”  Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Cheese. The stuff food dreams are made of. But for those following a vegan diet, or are lactose intolerant, what else can satisfy a cheese tooth? Hello, nutritional yeast! Dedicated vegans have relied...

Mindful Eating Musts for Weight Loss

Mindful Eating Musts for Weight Loss

Mindful Eating “Musts” for Weight Loss  “Mindful eating is a fundamental practice for health and wellness,” says Carey Nadal, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition at LWell. “It helps to establish an awareness of the...

Sleep Better Tonight: 5 Strategies

Sleep Better Tonight: 5 Strategies

Sleep Better Tonight: 5 Strategies By Kate Langbehn, MS, RD  Perhaps one of the most overlooked, yet very important aspects of health is sleep. Most adults require between 7-9 hours of nightly sleep. However, work schedules, day-to-day stressors, a disruptive...

Health at Every Size

Health at Every Size

Health at Every SizeThere’s a misconception that the less you weigh the healthier you must be—but that’s a dangerous assumption. Your size and shape does not necessarily determine your state of health. On the other side of the coin, while it’s great to be body...

Flexible Dieting for Macronutrients

Flexible Dieting for Macronutrients

Flexible Dieting for MacronutrientsFlexible dieting is a nutritional concept that involves monitoring your macronutrient intake to achieve a certain body composition and meet a performance goal. This type of diet can be very beneficial if you have specific...

Mealtime Strategies for Healthy Families

Mealtime Strategies for Healthy Families

Mealtime Strategies for Healthy Families Many families struggle to eat together regularly; whether it’s due to busy work and activities schedules, managing picky eaters, or just a plain lack of time. A 2018 meta-analysis found a significant relationship between...

A Change of Mind: Using CBT for Successful Weight Loss

A Change of Mind: Using CBT for Successful Weight Loss

A Change of Mind: Using CBT for Successful Weight LossWhen it comes to trying to change your diet and reach your health goals, you may feel like you already know what you should be doing (or not doing), but you just lack the motivation or willpower to follow through....

Neurodiversity Nutrition Explained

Neurodiversity Nutrition Explained

Neurodiversity Nutrition If you struggle with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), you may find it very difficult to focus and prioritize. No wonder then ADHD can take over in the kitchen. Meal planning and cooking can be a challenge for people affected by...

Energy and Aging

Energy and Aging

Energy and AgingDo you struggle with fatigue? A lack of energy (and accelerated aging) can result from a few different factors. The primary driver of fatigue is inflammation, and it mainly comes from mitochondria damage. Mitochondria damage is when the cells do not...

Eating Disorders: LWell Can Help

Eating Disorders: LWell Can Help

Eating Disorders: LWell Can Help Eating disorders (EDs) are characterized by disturbances in behaviors, thoughts and attitudes toward eating, and body weight or shape. There are many types of eating disorders, but the two most common include anorexia nervosa and...

Celiacs: Beware Xanthan Gum!

Celiacs: Beware Xanthan Gum!

Celiacs: Beware Xanthan Gum!Xanthan gum is a popular food additive that’s commonly added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer. It is also found in many personal care items such as creams, toothpastes, shampoos and lotions.  Xanthan gum is also found in many...

Two Common Nutrition and Fitness Myths Debunked

Two Common Nutrition and Fitness Myths Debunked

Two Common Nutrition and Fitness Myths DebunkedMyth #1:  I have to consume protein after working out. A common misconception is that you must consume protein as soon as you’re done with a workout, to take advantage of the “anabolic window.” The anabolic window is the...

Is Fasting Right for Me?

Is Fasting Right for Me?

Is Fasting Right for Me?There are many different methods of fasting, the most mainstream now being what we call intermittent fasting.  Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that alternates between fasting and eating, usually on a regular schedule. When it comes to...

What are Ultra-Processed Foods?

What are Ultra-Processed Foods?

What are Ultra-Processed Foods?In today’s world, there is an abundance of overly processed foods—packaged foods and products that have an overwhelming list of confusing ingredients. A lot of times, you don’t even know what half of the ingredients are (much less how...

Is the Keto Diet Right for Me?

Is the Keto Diet Right for Me?

In recent years, the Keto (ketogenic) Diet has become very popular. Our bodies get energy from sugar/carbs and fats. With the Keto Diet you are consuming such a low amount of carbs that your body must switch to getting fuel mostly from fats. This diet consists mostly...

Women and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Women and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes presents itself similarly between men and women in many ways. However, there are several symptoms more specific to women. The most common diabetic symptoms among men AND women are: Increased urination Always thirsty Always hungry Significant weight loss...

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