Obesity

Lack of sleep’s effects childhood obesity

Do you know how many hours of sleep your child gets each night?  A lack of sleep may affect your child’s weight.  Read my article Dr. David Samadi and I wrote together on this topic.  Learn more on various health topics at www.samadimd.com Do you know how many hours of sleep each night your child…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 12, 2016

Is your child headed towards obesity?

  Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the United States.  Find out how to determine if your child is overweight/obese in this article Dr. David Samadi and I wrote together and what are some factors driving this trend.  For more health and medical information, go to www.samadimd.com. In the past, childhood obesity was a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 5, 2016

10 steps all families can do to prevent childhood obesity

Childhood obesity continues to be a major problem in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity among preschool-aged children has declined but for children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, the obesity rate persists at about 17% or 12.7 million being affected. Physicians are becoming more proactive in referring this…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 29, 2015

Artificial Sweeteners – sweet deal or not

Artificial sweeteners have been a part of the food supply for a long time. Ever since a Russian chemist discovered saccharin by accident in 1878, the quest for finding an alternative to table sugar has been nonstop. Sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners are substances that can be used to sweeten foods and beverages in place…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 9, 2015

7 ways to lose belly fat without exercise

If exercise is not your thing and yet you have excess belly fat that doesn’t want to budge, is it possible to lose your muffin top without resorting to breaking a sweat? It’s possible but only with a lot of dedication and diligence by adopting a healthy eating pattern along with other habits. It’s always…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 17, 2015

“Clean” up your diet and change your life

For the past several years there has been a dietary term called “clean eating” or “eating clean” that has followed on the heels of the organic, local and slow food movements. Clean eating simply means eating foods in their most natural, whole state as possible while reducing the intake of processed and packaged foods to…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 9, 2015
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The McDonald’s Diet

You may have read or heard about the high school science teacher, John Cisna, from Iowa who had three of his students do a semester project featuring him eating nothing but food from McDonalds for 90 days. The purpose of this experiment was to see if he could lose weight and how it would affect…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 8, 2015

Battle of the (belly) bulge can be won

Call it what you want – belly bulge, belly fat, beer belly, pot belly, spare tire – most of us have some and would like to get rid of it. Fighting unwanted excess fat around the abdominal area can be a long, difficult battle many combat for years, often without success. Countless people usually give…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 31, 2015

Caution – 4 Grocery Store Danger Zones

Beware – your grocery store has danger zones that will try to thwart your attempts at healthy eating or losing weight. Of course, we all know grocery stores are usually safe places to shop. In fact, if we are going to eat, we have to go grocery shopping – unless we are completely self-sufficient with…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 26, 2015

Magnesium’s magic works to minimize type 2 diabetes

Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in our body, may not have the nutrient star power like vitamin D, but its humble nature should not be overlooked. Decades of research have demonstrated the power this major mineral plays in keeping us healthy, and the active and mandatory role it has in over 300 biochemical reactions….

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 24, 2015