Managing Weight Loss

How to Manage Weight Loss with COVID Reopening

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

As the country slowly reopens, you may be excited to return back to “normal life.” Gyms may be open, so you can finally get in a good workout. Restaurants and bars may be reopening, so you can go back to eating, drinking and socializing.

But what about weight loss? Does going back to “normal” mean going back to your normal body weight? If you made progress while in quarantine, could all that weight come back?

Well, yes.

Unless… you know how to lose weight effectively when the country reopens!

Learn more, see How to Manage Weight Loss with COVID Reopening.

Alcohol

Alcohol: Stress Reducer or Stress Inducer?

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Whether you’re bored, stressed or anxious, you may reach for an alcoholic drink to cope. While some people have a healthy relationship with alcohol, stressful conditions can make even the most disciplined person fall into alcohol abuse patterns.

What’s worse is that American culture portrays alcohol as a means of relaxation. Think of all the movies that show a businessman drinking alcohol after a stressful workday!

We’ve been groomed to think that alcohol is a way to relieve stress. In this post, we’re going to talk about how alcohol is not a “stress reducer” but a “stress inducer.”

Learn more at Alcohol: Stress Reducer or Stress Inducer?

Dealing with COVID

10 Ways to Lose Weight During Quarantine

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Is the “Quarantine 15” starting to sneak up on you? Just because it seems like the world has been turned upside down does not mean that weight loss has to stop.

In fact, this can be a great obstacle to overcome in your weight loss journey. Working on weight loss during this pandemic (and even succeeding) can set you up for anything!

For more information, see 10 Ways to Lose Weight During Quarantine

Dealing with COVID

How to Boost Immunity for COVID-19

Amanda A. Kostro Miller RD, LDN

 Having a good immune system has never been so important. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on our lives, you may be more concerned about your immune system than ever before.

And you should be concerned! But luckily, there are plenty of ways to boost your immune system.

Let’s look at 5 steps to improve immunity.

Continue to read at How to Boost Immunity for COVID-19.

Dealing with COVID

Stressed Out? Prevent COVID Weight Gain

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

If you’re like many people, you tend to overeat or crave unhealthy foods during times of stress.

While weight management and healthy eating are always important, stress can make it harder for you to stick to your goals.

Since we’re all in the thick of COVID-19, we wanted to give you a list of dietary tips to prevent stress weight gain.

Continue reading at Stressed Out? Prevent COVID Weight Gain.

Strength training

Basics of Strength Training: Lose Weight and Get Stronger

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Want to really up your weight loss game? You may know that diet and exercise are the main components of a weight loss program, however, the type of exercise that you do matters too.

In this post, we will talk about the importance of including strength training in your routine. If you’ve never done strength training, then no worries! We will give you a basic guide of how to start strength training, the types of resistance training available and how to create a strength workout based on your particular goals!

Continue reading at Basics of Strength Training: Lose Weight and Get Stronger

Healthy Eating

Expert Tips to Eat Healthier and Eat Better

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Want the inside scoop on how to eat healthier? Eating better doesn’t have to be hard (and honestly, it shouldn’t be!). You can eat healthier with simple life changes that you can sustain for the rest of your life. Let’s take a look at some of the top dietitian-approved healthy eating tips that can help you reach your health, weight and fitness goals!

Here’s Expert Tip 1 – Use smaller plates! So simple!

Click here to read more about this tip and 6 more –> Expert Tips to Eat Healthier and Eat Better

Sleep

The Benefits of Sleep (and How to Sleep Better)

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

You may have heard about the benefits of sleep, but you shrug them off and continue on with your busy day. Many people have a “I’ll sleep when I die mentality,” but getting proper sleep can actually make you healthier and improve your quality of life.

Keep reading to learn about why we should all get enough sleep as well as how you can start sleeping better tonight. After reading this article, we hope that you view adequate sleep as a necessity rather than a luxury.

Keep reading to learn more about sleep –> The Benefits of Sleep (and How to Sleep Better)

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