Diet & Fitness Tips

Dr. Melina Jampolis, M.D.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Boosting Immunity

Staying healthy is no easy feat these days. Our body is under constant attack not only from bacteria and viruses but also from toxins in the air we breathe and the food we eat, damaging sun rays, and a host of other potentially damaging things in the environment. How do we protect ourselves?
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The average person gains 1-2 pounds over the holidays, while the overweight person gains closer to 5-10 pounds. So if you are watching your weight this holiday season, try to follow some (or all) of the tips below to prevent January scale shock!

Never go out famished. Try to eat a snack containing protein and fiber before you leave the house. If you are planning on drinking alcohol, you might want to include a little fat too (nuts, string cheese) to slow the absorption of alcohol. Some of my favorite combinations are apple/string cheese or 100 calorie pack almonds, turkey slices in low-carb tortilla with a little hummus or mustard, and of course, Dr. Melina protein bars (I usually eat ½ before I go out and save ½ for a late-night treat).

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