Registered dietitian nutritionists Isabel Maples and Bonnie Taub-Dix say Monday is a good day to write down weight-loss goals for the week and step on the scale to see results of efforts the week before. Tuesday is a good day to shop for healthy snacks because stores are less busy, mindfulness exercises on Wednesday can help strengthen resolve to stick to a diet, cutting back food on Thursday can free up calories for the weekend, and a non-food reward on Friday is a good way to acknowledge the success of the week, the RDNs say.
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Telemedicine company TelaCare is adding consultations with dietitians to its list of specialty care available to users. TelaCare services are accessible through a phone and tablet app, kiosks and web apps for computers.
The nonprofit group Ride Provide's Arvada Veggie Van brings fresh produce to food-desert neighborhoods in the Colorado city. The Veggie Van also teaches people to prepare healthy meals by offering a weekly meal kit with a recipe and all the ingredients needed for cooking.
People who consumed 1.25 teaspoons or more of salt per day had a 72% higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who had the lowest intake level, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting. Higher salt intake also was linked to a higher risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.
Austrian researchers analyzed data from the DEVOTE trial involving 7,637 type 2 diabetes patients at 436 sites in 20 countries between October 2013 and November 2014 and found an association between day-to-day fasting glycemic variability and severe hypoglycemia, major adverse cardiac events and mortality from all causes. The findings, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting and published in Diabetologia, also revealed that those who had severe hypoglycemia at any time were more than twice as likely to die from any cause, compared with those who did not have a severe hypoglycemic event.
Obese white adolescents had a more than twofold increased likelihood of undergoing bariatric surgery, compared with their black and Hispanic peers, despite the disproportionately higher obesity rates among minority youths, researchers reported in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The findings were based on data involving 1,539 youths ages 12 to 19.
Conflict, climate change and economic trials have driven global hunger up for the first time this century, says a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. "We will not end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 unless we address all the factors that undermine food security and nutrition," the report says.
Moderate continuous exercise and high-intensity interval training reduced the number of days migraine patients experienced headaches, but HIIT overall was better, according to a study presented at an International Headache Society meeting. HIIT exercise delivered a better afterburn, requiring the body to continue to use higher levels of oxygen once the workout is finished, researchers said.
A new Texas law lets school districts create food pantries where surplus cafeteria food can be distributed to students instead of being sent to a food bank or other charity. The law is intended to reduce food waste and help hungry students, but school districts may have to work through food safety and liability issues before implementing programs.