The Price of Obesity

The disease of obesity is hurting us physically and economically. As a nation, we should be collectively alarmed and working together to help reverse this dangerous trend.  A few facts that you should know: One in five U.S. deaths is associated with obesity (American Journal of Public Health). New York state has the eighth lowest [...]

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Healthy High Protein Breakfast Ideas

Here are 5 easy ideas if you have a little time in the morning: 1. Yogurt Berry Popsicles * You can find popsicle molds at Wegmans, Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond and online Ingredients: You will need a set of popsicle molds Vanilla Greek yogurt your favorite berries Directions: Add some yogurt to the bottom [...]

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Healthy Dessert: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You can have your chocolate and eat it too with this decadent but healthy recipe! Ingredients 1 pound of chocolate chips or 1 -16 oz bar of chocolate 1 pound of strawberries (big, dipping ones) 2 tbsp butter (optional- if you have good chocolate you don’t need this) Instructions Tip:  You can use a double [...]

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Oven Roasted Squash with Garlic and Parlsey

This recipe from Eating Well can be a side dish or light main course. Ingredients 5 pounds winter squash (such as butternut, buttercup, kabocha or hubbard),  peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1½ teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

So easy and so delicious- there are many ways you can alter the recipe below. If you want to make it really quick, just use Wegmans basting oil, which already has the spices in it. You can just drizzle it on and pop it in the oven and cook at 450 degrees for 7 minutes. [...]

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Quick Hummus and Veggies

This recipe from Inspired Taste is full of flavor but low in calories and is the perfect way to stay on track this holiday season! Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon) 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini (sesame paste) 1 small garlic clove, minced 2 [...]

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10 Strategies for Sane Holiday Eating

At this time of year, as we light the candles, deck the halls and make merry it may seem impossible to stay on a path of healthy eating. You can enjoy the holiday season and still fit into your pants with these simple strategies. Set a goal to maintain your weight. You want to enjoy your [...]

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Help Your Obese Child Bounce Into a Healthier, Happier Life

Childhood obesity rates are skyrocketing around the globe and it is time bien to reverse the trend. Dr. Wendy’s book,  BOUNCE was written to equip parents with practical tools to address their child’s weight issues. In this Hello book, Dr. Wendy shows you how to a work with your child and your family to develop [...]

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Obesity is now a global epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show that more than one-third (36.5 percent) of U.S. adults de have obesity. And, as the chart shows, the prevalence of obesity has been rising for the last 15 years. This trend is frightening and the impacts are real. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes [...]