Items Tagged ‘diets’

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


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


There is so much to say about how the surgery has made me the person I am today

October 25, 2016

There is so much to say about how the surgery has made me the person I am today

By uclahealth uclahealth

Gina’s Story Total Lost: 160 pounds* Since the surgery and my weight loss, I’ve noticed little changes in the way people respond to me, like opening a door for me. People wouldn’t do something like that before. They would barely acknowledge me, but now they’ll open a door or are more willing to do something […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diets, eating plans, exercise, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss


October 21, 2016

I did this for myself but, in the end, it’s been the best thing for my family

By uclahealth uclahealth

Denise’s Story Total Lost: 148 pounds* I didn’t think it would affect my family as much as it has, in the positive. To see my children as proud of me as they are has been well worth everything. Throughout her life, Denise had wrestled with her weight. “As a child, I was always the heavy […]

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Tags: asthma, bariatric, bariatric surgery, blood sugar, diets, exercise, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, pre-diabetic, weight loss, weight-loss plans


Lessons from The Biggest Loser: Can you keep lost pounds from creeping back?

June 13, 2016

Lessons from The Biggest Loser: Can you keep lost pounds from creeping back?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Contestants on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” are known for their remarkable transformations. Some of the program’s stars have lost over 200 pounds with intensive dieting and exercise. But new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that those remarkable body makeovers are incredibly tough to maintain. Biggest losers are big […]

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Tags: body makeovers, diets, dramatic weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, healthy habits, intensive dieting, leptin, low-calorie, low-fat diets, medical weight loss program, physical activity