With the holidays upon us, we often celebrate by traveling to see those we love, vacationing…and over-indulging in high fat/high calorie foods. While we look forward to many of the warm feelings and upcoming experiences a holiday can bring, one of the things we may not look forward to is giving ourselves the “gift” of a few extra pounds we’re wearing by the end of the year. If weight gain, frustration and larger clothes aren’t on your wish list, is there a way to enjoy the holiday season guilt-free? Yes, and it starts with a plan.
The first part of your “Holiday Weight Gain Prevention Plan” is to ask yourself what do holidays, time away and vacations mean to you? If you’re a chronic dieter, time away often signifies time off from healthy eating. With any type of restrictive eating, drastic changes have been made to your eating behaviors. These changes are temporary at best so we find ourselves either “on or off,” “all or nothing,” or “good or bad,” leaving a holiday as a prime opportunity to go overboard with our choices, our portions and our behaviors. Continue reading “Part 1 of: Your Holiday Weight Gain Prevention Plan”
We are moving into spring, which is the perfect time to make healthy changes. If you would like to increase your energy, have better sleep, lose weight, reduce your health risks, and stay healthy and active as you age, then let us help you gain control of your health. It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, a man or a woman, in great shape, or have never exercised before – we have a successful program for you!
Village Green is excited to offer FirstLine Therapy (FLT), a specialized 12-week therapeutic lifestyle change program unlike any other. This clinically proven program targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by incorporating an individualized, easy-to-follow meal plan that emphasizes low-glycemic foods. By adding in nutritional support, moderate physical activity, and professional monitoring, the program is built for success.
Continue reading “It’s Time to Regain Your Health”
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting men and women in the United States. The risk increases with age (>50 years), but when caught early is often curable. Risk factors include: polyps found in the colon or rectum, high fat diet, family history of colorectal cancer, and inflammatory conditions such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. If you are over the age of 50, or have risk factors, talk to your doctor about important screenings and testing.
Lifestyle-related factors linked to colorectal cancer include smoking, alcohol, obesity, poor diet, and inactivity. Good nutrition and regular physical activity provide a solid foundation for health and can reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.
Continue reading “March – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”
I have found in my work with weight-loss clients that teaching just the simple act of becoming more present with each meal by slowing down, taking a breath before lifting each forkful to the mouth, and truly tasting, savoring, and enjoying every bite of food, can bring about 2-3 pounds of weight loss in just one week. Continue reading “The Role Nutritious Food Plays in Weight Control”