Weight Self-Management

Weight Self-Management

Weight Self-Management

Weight Self-Management is filled with ways to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our features include: Start Fresh, with advice and tips on setting and achieving realistic weight-loss goals; Eat Well, with celebrity chef interviews and healthy recipes; and Get Moving, with information on the importance of exercise.

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6 min
5 myths of the weight-loss plateau

You gingerly step up onto the scale and see it again, the same exact number that has been plaguing you for the last several weeks despite your continued efforts to lose weight. It’s the dreaded weight-loss plateau, and although it can occur at any time, research suggests it typically occurs around the six- to nine-month mark of the weight-loss journey. It’s frustrating, and this type of weight stability is perhaps one of the most difficult parts of the process to overcome. Yet the unchanging number on the scale doesn’t have to derail your plans to reach goal weight. Developing a solid plan to jump-start the weight loss process includes being able to differentiate fact from fiction when it comes to handling stagnant periods. To help you get back on track and move that…

10 min
recipes 24/7

BREAKFAST: 155-192 CALORIES [BREAKFAST] Very Berry Yogurt Parfaits Makes 4 servings Nutrients per Serving: Calories 179, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Protein 10g, Carbohydrates 33g, Cholesterol 4mg, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sodium 104mg Dietary Exchange: 11/2 Fruit, 1 Milk 3 cups plain nonfat yogurt 2 tablespoons sugar-free berry preserves 1 packet sugar substitute* ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries 4 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds 1. Combine yogurt, preserves, sugar substitute and vanilla in medium bowl. 2. Layer 1/2 cup yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup yogurt mixture in each of four dessert dishes. Top each parfait with remaining 1/4 cup strawberries and 1 tablespoon almonds. Serve immediately Take Note! These parfaits also would be delicious topped with low-fat granola. Or, try another flavor of preserves for a simple variation. *This recipe was tested with sucralose-based sugar substitute. [BREAKFAST] Scrambled…

10 min
take time to enjoy eating

“Eating stresses me out sometimes,” said Jenny, a 42-year-old department store manager who describes herself as somewhat out of shape. “I worry about my food. Is it good for me? Will it make me fat? Raise my blood pressure? Maybe that’s why I eat so fast. I can’t say I enjoy eating anymore.” Does Jenny’s story sound familiar? Modern culture, particularly the diet culture, can make food the enemy. It becomes something to worry about, not something to cherish and enjoy. When eating becomes a source of stress instead of a source of life, we have lost one of life’s great pleasures and weakened a vital connection to the world. According to Michelle May, M.D., founder of the website Am I Hungry, stress caused by a hostile relationship with food leads…

2 min
your shopping list

Baked goods/bread products ▭ Corn tortillas, 6-inch ▭ Flour tortillas, 6-inch, high fiber, low-carb ▭ Flour tortillas, 8-inch ▭ Whole wheat bread ▭ Whole wheat buns ▭ Whole wheat pita Baking products ▭ Cornstarch ▭ Monk fruit extract (sugar substitute packets) ▭No-sugar-added dark chocolate bar ▭ Sugar ▭ Sugar substitute Canned foods ▭ Artichoke hearts ▭ Corn ▭ Crushed pineapple in juice ▭ Pumpkin, solid-pack ▭ No-salt-added stewed tomatoes ▭ Tomato paste ▭ Tomato sauce Cheese ▭ Cream cheese, reduced-fat tub-style ▭ Feta, crumbled, reduced-fat feta ▭ Monterey Jack, shredded, low-sodium, reduced-fat ▭ Mozzerella, shredded part-skim ▭ Parmesan, grated ▭ Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated ▭ Romano, grated Condiments ▭ Balsamic vinegar ▭ Cider vinegar ▭ Dark sesame oil ▭ Honey ▭ Mayonnaise, fat-free ▭ Mayonnaise, light ▭ Nonstick cooking spray ▭ Olive oil ▭ Olive oil cooking spray ▭ Preserves, sugar-free berry ▭ Raspberry vinaigrette, fat-free ▭ Rice vinegar ▭ Salsa ▭ Sesame oil ▭ Soy sauce, reduced-sodium ▭ Teriyaki sauce ▭ Vegetable oil ▭ Worcestershire sauce Dairy/Fridge ▭ Butter, unsalted ▭ Cheese ravioli, low-fat ▭ Eggs ▭ Egg substitute, cholesterol-free ▭ Egg whites,…

10 min
the right fit

Exercise is an important part of weight loss and an improved overall quality of life. But figuring out how and where to exercise can be a daunting task, given the multitude of gyms and fitness centers in most communities. Choosing the right exercise routine and facility is a personal decision. The duration and intensity of your workout will be driven in part by what you want to accomplish and your general health. “There are two kinds of exercise: aerobic and resistance,” said Guillermo E. Umpierrez, M.D., C.D.E., professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. “Both are useful in weight loss. Combining one or both with diet is essential.” BEFORE YOU START Experts suggest anyone considering embarking on an exercise plan check with his or her family physician to see if he or she…

4 min
success story

Wayne Vandenlangenberg ▸Lost 450+ pounds in 5 years ▸Was 674 pounds ▸ Now 210 pounds Nine years ago on the day after Thanksgiving, Wayne Vandenlangenberg did not feel well but went to work anyway. He was used to fighting off both colds and pneumonia, so he figured he would simply stop by the clinic for medicine after work. But when you weigh 674 pounds, nothing is simple. Vandenlangenberg does not remember being rushed to the hospital or that, once there, his oxygen level was only 39%. Doctors induced him into a coma for 11 days, during which time he “physically died,” he said, and he received a “visit” from his late grandmother, who sat on his bed, held his hand and told him Heaven wasn’t ready for him and that he needed to go back…