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Zoodles? Say What?

May 5, 2017

by Abby Forman, MS RD Registered Dietitian You may have noticed a new colorful trend popping up around online and in restaurants – zoodles.  This is the term for using a spiralizer on zucchini to make a noodle substitute.  They work great for those looking for a lower carbohydrate option to regular pasta or a […]READ MORE

We Salute our Registered Dietitians!

March 3, 2017

At Bon Secours Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, we do our best throughout the year to show our appreciation to all the hard working registered dietitians (RD’s) who assist patients and clients at all of our facilities.  Nonetheless, it’s great to see that March 8th is set aside on the calendar as National Registered Dietitians […]READ MORE

Before/During/After – Hydration and Fueling

March 3, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD Running a marathon takes fuel and a lot of it.  When, what, how much? These are the questions to figure out now, before race day arrives.  No one enjoys bonking or hitting the wall on mile 20.  Here are some basic guides for building your marathon fueling strategy to start […]READ MORE

Complex Carbohydrates…Not So Complex To Understand

March 3, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of fuel. They are used exclusively by your brain (with the exception of ketones) and give us ready-to-use energy for high intensity athletic activity.  There are two kinds of carbohydrates, simple and complex.  Simple carbohydrates are those that only contain one or two molecules […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Abby Forman, MS, RD. The majority of people who follow restrictive diets that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within five years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the […]READ MORE

Beat the Heat: How to Stay Hydrated

May 5, 2016

This blog was written by Brandon Johnson, CSCS, FMS, USAW “How much water should you drink” is a loaded question.  There are a lot of factors that play a role in how water you should consume.  The old saying is “eight servings of eight ounces of water a day,” but that does not take into […]READ MORE

NINE OUT OF 10 AMERICANS EAT TOO MUCH SODIUM IN DIET

January 1, 2016

January is a popular for time for Americans to count their steps and how many calories they’re eating in their diet, but a new report suggests they need to track another category: sodium. That’s because nearly all Americans are consuming more sodium than they should in their overall diet, according to researchers from the Centers […]READ MORE

Tart Cherries Offer Sweet News for Arthritis Sufferers

October 10, 2012

Millions of Americans who suffer from joint pain and arthritis may reduce their pain and inflammation by eating tart cherries, according to research from Oregon Health & Science University. Researchers have found that drinking tart cherry juice daily for three weeks helped reduce inflammation in a study of 20 women between the ages of 40 […]READ MORE

Lose Weight by Dumping the Soda Habit

September 9, 2012

You probably know that soda is bad for you, right? But do you know how it really can sabotage weight loss? I’ve never been much of a soda drinker. And this little bit of math makes me really, really glad. Say you drink one soft drink every day. That’s roughly 140 calories. By the end […]READ MORE

Learning Self Control Helps Combat Obesity

August 8, 2012

If you placed a marshmallow on the dinner table in front of your child, could they wait to eat it? Could they wait 15 minutes? It’s hard enough for adults to delay gratification. But kids who are able to learn self-control skills at age 4 have a lower body mass index 30 years later, according […]READ MORE