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Losing real weight in a virtual world

Losing real weight in a virtual world

I use a manual wheelchair every day. So for me, one of the best features of the GoWoman Weight Management Program was participating in the “virtual world” of Second Life. At first I strongly resisted Second Life (SL), figuring it was a fantasy world full of 13 year-old boys. But then I actually entered it … Continue reading

Dispelling nutrition myths

Dispelling nutrition myths

Diet and exercise typically comes down to common sense, but we don’t always want to believe it, according to Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine. Instead, we’re more likely to believe the sensationalized information or fads. Anding breaks down some common myths for us and simplifies how to eat healthy. Myth No. 1: … Continue reading

Challenges in weight loss: Doing it blind

Challenges in weight loss: Doing it blind

Losing weight can be pretty complicated for most of us. Imagine doing it while going blind! That’s where I’m at these days. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an abnormal development of the blood vessels in the eye. It primarily effects infants born early and is one of the most common causes of vision loss in … Continue reading

Cut calories, keep treats sweet with baking swaps

Cut calories, keep treats sweet with baking swaps

Thinking about holiday baking? Hearty, rich meals and decadent desserts during the holidays can make your waistline grow. Our dietitians and experts from the Baylor College of Medicine Sugar, Heart and Life program, offer swaps to help keep your baked goods delicious while reducing fat and calories. If the recipe calls for an egg, Registered Dietitian … Continue reading

Sex and weight loss: What better form of exercise?

Sex and weight loss: What better form of exercise?

Over the last 15 years I have watched as my weight has slowly increased due to my physical limitations. The challenges can be overwhelming and frustrating. Many exercises can cause extreme fatigue and it is next to impossible to find a gym or facility with accessible equipment for a woman in a power wheelchair. So, … Continue reading

Recipe offers meatless option for lasagna

Recipe offers meatless option for lasagna

In the rush of the holidays it’s easy to indulge and pass up on the foods and nutrients you need. Try this vegetable lasagna recipe for when you want a meatless dinner option. With this lasagna recipe, it’s easy to add vegetables to the filling. This version adds chopped spinach, chopped cauliflower, and shredded carrots to the … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: Progress, not perfection

Healthy Habits: Progress, not perfection

It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Jeffrey Steinbauer, professor of family and community medicine, tells us what keeps him motivated during his workouts. Q: … Continue reading

Recipe: Tacos paired with vegetables

Recipe: Tacos paired with vegetables

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love vegetables. I like to think of every meal as an opportunity to add more vegetables. This recipe manages to add three– mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes – to the taco filling. We like to serve these on either whole-wheat tortillas or in corn shells, with a topping … Continue reading

Healthy habits: Everything in moderation

Healthy habits: Everything in moderation

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Baylor’s … Continue reading

Healthy habits: Daily goal to raise your heart rate

Healthy habits: Daily goal to raise your heart rate

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Despite … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: A reminder to breathe

Healthy Habits: A reminder to breathe

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. … Continue reading

Checklist for a healthy lifestyle

Checklist for a healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle could be a sure way to stay out of the doctor’s office. With that in mind, Jeffrey Steinbauer, M.D., chief medical information officer and professor of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, recently shared his secret formula for good health.

Healthy Habits: Skip the elevator, take the stairs

Healthy Habits: Skip the elevator, take the stairs

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. … Continue reading

For Dr. Rajani Katta healthy habits mean vegetables

For Dr. Rajani Katta healthy habits mean vegetables

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Habits: What a dietitian eats for breakfast

Healthy Habits: What a dietitian eats for breakfast

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Roberta … Continue reading

Healthy Habits: How Baylor stays fit

Healthy Habits: How Baylor stays fit

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked some of the members of the Baylor College of Medicine community what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. First up … Continue reading

On the road? Drop the junk food!

On the road? Drop the junk food!

You’re on vacation, and you’re tired. Between the long car ride and the inevitable traveling headaches, you just want something to be easy. And what’s easier than stopping at a fast food place on your way back from the beach?

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Planning an outdoor barbecue or a day at the lake or pool over Independence Day? Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer these reminders to help keep your long weekend safe and fun. Food and heat When it comes to eating outdoors, dietitian Roberta Anding says approximately half of food-borne illnesses can be eliminated with … Continue reading

Hydration with a twist

Hydration with a twist

Water is the best type of hydration for our bodies, and although we can get tired of it at times, we don’t want the calories from other types of drinks. Here are a few things to add a twist to your hydration this summer. Drink water, but add one or more of the following: Cucumbers … Continue reading

Reach for these egg alternatives

Reach for these egg alternatives

The avian flu may have caused an egg shortage for some grocery stores, but Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, says there are alternatives for your baking needs and other ways to add protein to your diet. For instance, if you usually reach for a breakfast taco in … Continue reading

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

What’s the best way to get teens at their bariatric surgery classes excited about healthy food? For several years, students from Baylor College of Medicine’s Choosing Healthy, Eating Fresh (CHEF) elective have lent a hand with the Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program support group through interactive lectures and hands-on cooking classes. We realized … Continue reading

Usher in summer with tasty grilling recipes

Usher in summer with tasty grilling recipes

Memorial Day marks the beginning of grilling season, and Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital; and Kristi King, clinical dietitian at Texas Children’s and a clinical instructor of Pediatrics, for Baylor‘s Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, have the perfect recipes to help you welcome summer. Main Dish … Continue reading