Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight


Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

How a Balloon is Being Used for Weight Loss


A balloon the size of a grapefruit is changing the way people think about weight loss procedures. The Gastric Balloon is a new, non-surgical procedure that takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is a two-part system designed to change a lifetime of unhealthy habits and help people reach their weight loss goals. In […]

What the New Dietary Guidelines Say About Your Heart Health


If you have ever wanted to lose weight or get your heart in shape, you may have heard the words “watch what you eat.” As a dietitian, I cringe when I hear those words, because “watching what you eat” really does no good until you define exactly what that means. Recently the new dietary guidelines […]

Want to Lose Weight? Then Don’t Go on a Diet.


As the number one New Year’s resolution, losing weight is the promise many Louisianians are making to themselves this year. About 45 million Americans are on a diet, yet nearly 65 percent of those will return to their pre-dieting weight within three years. So what should you do to make sure you aren’t part of […]