Items Tagged ‘dieting’

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

January 24, 2018

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With 2018 now well under way, many of us will be checking ourselves on that New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. So why are some of us – try as we might – not seeing the numbers on the scale go down? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management […]

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Tags: balanced diet, BMI, body composition, body mass index, body mass index (BMI), diet, dieting, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, exercise, fat, food, muscle


Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

June 2, 2017

Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

College students coming home for the summer can be faced with a rude awakening when it comes to health and nutrition. Whether they’ve gained the “freshman 15” or realized that off-campus exercise takes planning, many find that life outside the school year can pose unexpected challenges. Miranda Westfall, program manager and clinic dietitian at the […]

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Tags: college, college students, cooking, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitican, diets, eating healthy, exercise, healthy eating, Miranda Westfall


Here's a distinct definition for the word 'healthy'

May 4, 2017

Here’s a distinct definition for the word ‘healthy’

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

We’ve all been there: you pick up a food item at the grocery store that has the word ‘healthy’ on it – but you’re not quite sure what that means. Is it good for you? Is it nutritious? It is worth paying extra for? Nutrition experts have been attempting to agree upon a clear definition […]

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Tags: balanced diet, Dana Hunnes, dieting, eating healthy, food, food labels, health, healthy, nutrition labels


It's a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

April 14, 2017

It’s a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you’re doing it in a way that’s safe, healthy and effective. Dana […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, diets, exercise, fat, food, foods, meal plan, nutrients, nutrition


Start your new year with a resolution worthy of a health pro

December 29, 2016

Start your new year with a resolution worthy of a health pro

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

    This time of year, your average ate-too-many-holiday-cookies Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making resolutions to improve their health. Health professionals make resolutions for the new year, too. We asked UCLA Health doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other experts about their goals for 2017. At the top of their lists were resolutions about […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitians, diets, Dr Andrew Goldstein, Dr Aurelia Nattiv, Dr Edmond Hewlett, Dr Gregory Henderson, Dr H Albin Gritsch, Dr Hans A Gritsch


October 12, 2016

Since my surgery, I’ve gone on hikes, I’ve gone to the beach, I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes me really happy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Virginia’s Story Total Lost: 100 pounds* “There were things I had done when I was younger, like horseback riding, that I couldn’t do because I couldn’t lift myself up into the saddle. Since my surgery, I have done it. I’ve gone on hikes. I’ve gone to the beach. I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, dieting, exercise, gastric bypass, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, physical rehabilitation, sleep apnea, weight loss