Weight Loss Secrets: Free 5-Class Series in Bethesda

To help jump-start your goals for the New Year, if you’re looking to drop some pounds and are local to the DC metropolitan area, Village Green is offering a FREE series of five sessions of weight loss secrets… and the strategy behind making it permanent. You can feel better and look better by learning how to achieve healthy results now!

Losing weight should be simple – and I’m NOT asking you to give up any of your pleasure foods to do it. There are easier ways to accomplish health and permanent weight loss and I will show you how.

Each session will progressively build on the last. In these 5 sessions you will learn:

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Resolutions That Stick

The time of year (the beginning) is upon us once again when we resolve to do better in the year to come. The New Year can be a motivating time to make healthy lifestyle changes. And yet, New Year’s resolutions are plagued by a stigma of short-term success that often wanes before winter ends. When it comes to resolutions, why are we so shortsighted?

It seems that the social pressure for setting goals, rather than the more intrinsic origin, results in a whole lot of halfhearted and incomplete resolutions. Whether you’re simply resolving “to be more physically active,” for instance, or setting a concrete goal “to lose 30lbs,” it’s not enough to simply state it to yourself and your friends at a holiday dinner or New Year’s Eve party! Instead, take one step further to make your resolutions stick! Continue reading “Resolutions That Stick”

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New Year’s Resolution: Weight Loss

Weight loss has to be at the top of the list for about 90% of those who make resolutions. After overindulging in the never-ending holiday cycle, most of us could stand to lose a couple of pounds. According to National Institutes of Health (NIH), the average American only gains about a pound during the holidays. That may not seem like a lot, but the problem is that we don’t lose that pound and it accumulates. In 10 years, you may have gained 10 lbs that can be attributed to holiday eating and may be a major contributor to obesity later in life.

If you are one the many people starting a new exercise program or weight loss program, read this and this for tips to keep your resolution. If you are having trouble with the weight loss, I always recommend starting with a gentle cleanse like Pathway Ultra Cleansing System or Renew Life First Cleanse. Cleanses, when done, properly, help detoxify the body and make weight loss easier. Both cleanses are gentle and safe, but if you have never done a cleanse, contact us to help you select the right one for you.

I personally hate the word “diet” and believe that you should eat in moderation and eat whole, organic foods, limiting processed and packaged foods as much as possible. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolution: Weight Loss”

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Happy 2011, Everyone!

We hope that everyone has a healthy, safe and wonderful year! It is a time for new resolutions and fresh starts. We are going into our second year of blogging, and we would love to know what you would like to read about on this site. No topic is off-limits – please let us know what you want to learn more about.

Just a little reminder that if you have questions, we also offer Ask the Expert, where you can email your query to one of our health care professionals!

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Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions: Gender-Based Strategies

What? Men and women think differently! No way. Well, apparently it also holds true for keeping your goals. According to Professor Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K., successful strategies for keeping resolutions are often gender dependent. He found that by using gender-specific methods, an extra 22% of men kept their goals, while an additional 10% of women stuck with theirs. Continue reading “Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions: Gender-Based Strategies”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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