Diet & Nutrition

Dec 06, 2016

Do You Struggle with Portion Distortion? Take Our Quiz.

Posted by Kathy Wise on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 - 11:30 AM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

Food is fuel for your body, not a form of recreation. Food gives you the energy you need to be able to enjoy the other activities in life. Think about comparing your body to your car. You fill up your car’s gas tank when it is empty, not when it is full. So, don’t eat for reasons other than hunger. Take our portion-control quiz to find out if you struggle with portion distortion.

Take portion control quiz - Canton Mercy Weight Management

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Jun 02, 2016

Five Ways to Grill the Perfectly Nutritious Summer Meal

Posted by Kathy Wise on Thu, Jun 2, 2016 - 2:38 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

In the summer, you want to kick back and enjoy the warm weather and longer days. No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals. But do we have to sacrifice healthy eating for convenience? No way! Just go to the grill. It's an easy, quick, flavorful way to cook with a bonus: healthy eating.

Grilling meat and vegetables - healthy recipes - Canton Ohio Mercy

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Apr 06, 2016

Quiz: Is Your Weight Robbing You of Freedom or Fun?

Posted by Kathy Wise on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 - 11:45 AM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

Gaining weight is easy and a lot more fun than trying to lose weight. Maybe it is just by nature we resist the thought of losing. We hate losing our car keys or our favorite baseball cap. Losing a loved one is painful. So, if losing is so hard, maybe we need to change our approach and the way we think about our weight. We need to put a new frame around our thoughts so they take on a whole new perspective.

Quiz about weight robbing you of freedom and fun

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Jan 29, 2016

OPTIFAST: A Different 'Weigh' to Look at Weight Loss

Posted by Kathy Wise on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 - 2:47 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

The OPTIFAST® weight-loss system at Mercy Weight Management is different from other diet programs that focus on just looking good. At Mercy, we want you want to feel good, too. Discover the six things that make Mercy's OPTIFAST program unique!

6 things that make OPTIFAST different - weight loss canton ohio

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Dec 17, 2015

7 Ways to Maintain, Not Gain at the Holidays. Look at #6 If You Dare!

Posted by Kathy Wise on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 - 3:03 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

The holiday season is the time of year to celebrate your blessings, have some fun and feel your best. Many of you have worked hard all year to drop those excess pounds. Don’t let the holidays sabotage you.

7 ways to maintain, not gain this holiday season - Mercy Weight Management 2015, canton, ohio

This holiday season, I encourage you to adopt a “maintain, not gain” attitude. Here are seven tips to help you stay on track.

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Dec 14, 2015

15 Ways to Make the Holidays Happy AND Healthy

Posted by Dave Faur on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 - 3:05 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition , Fitness & Exercise

         

Give your family and yourself the gift of good health this holiday season by using strategies to incorporate exercise and good nutrition into the festivities.

Make Your Holidays Health and Happy - Mercy Fitness Center, North Canton, Ohio

Holiday shopping, spending money, family obligations, wrapping gifts, children’s activities, church programs, decorating, cooking and traveling can all can be stressful and drain your energy. As Charlie Brown says, "AAAAAHHHHH!”

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Nov 30, 2015

Healthy & 'Wise' Holiday Calendar: 31 Tips for Better Health This December

Posted by Kathy Wise on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 - 1:56 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

There are 31 days in December. This year, try something new — and good for you — on every one of them with the Healthy & "Wise" Holiday Calendar from Mercy's own Kathy Wise, registered dietitian nutritionist and director of employee health and wellness.

Healthy & wise holiday calendar for 2015 from Mercy in Canton, Ohio

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Oct 06, 2015

5 Comfort Foods to Keep You Warm AND Healthy (Plus 2 Tasty Soup Recipes!)

Posted by Kathy Wise on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 - 2:05 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

As autumn weather gets cooler, it's tempting to load up on traditional comfort foods that often are not the healthiest choices. When you want a warm and toasty snack this fall, try these five perfect comfort foods that won't add pounds.

Plus, check out the recipes below for Heart-warming Vegetable Soup and Creamy White & Sweet Potato Soup!

Recipes for Vegetable Soup and Creamy White & Sweet Potato Soup

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Aug 17, 2015

Beat the Heat with Healthy Frozen Treats: 3 Fruit-based Dessert Recipes

Posted by Kathy Wise on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 - 2:25 PM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

Summer isn't over yet! Beat the August heat with cool, fruit-based recipes for Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt, Tropical Fruit Frosty and Banana-berry Pops from Kathy Wise, Mercy dietician and wellness director.

Healthy Frozen Dessert Recipes Made from Fruit - Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio

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Aug 11, 2015

For Improved Health, You Must Exercise Patience

Posted by Eldon Jones on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 - 9:15 AM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition , Fitness & Exercise

         

Have you recently changed your diet and exercise routines but haven’t seen the results you would like? Patience and persistence are the keys to better health.

Exercise Patience to lose weight, build muscle - Mercy HealthChat, Canton, Ohio

Guest post by Angelina Ciraci, Mercy Health & Fitness intern

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