What Should I Eat if I Have Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, what you eat can greatly impact your overall health and how you feel. Fortunately, managing your nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be done by making simple, sustainable changes to your diet. Moderation is the key for successful nutrition management. A few additional guidelines are to keep it simple; … Continued

Windy City Live: Shedding Those Pandemic Pounds

Since the start of the pandemic, many people packed on the “quarantine 15.” Learn how stay-at-home habits helped lead to weight gain, and get tips to help shed the extra pounds. Dr. Neha Shah, Board Certified Internal, Obesity, and Lifestyle Medicine physician with Endeavor Health Weight Management at Edward-Elmhurst Health, appeared on a recent episode … Continued

How to Lose Pounds after the Pandemic Weight Gain

There are many wonderful benefits of spending more time at home: not having to commute to work, spending more time with loved ones and even saving money. But the downside for many of us is putting on extra weight due to new stay-at-home habits we’ve developed over the past year. Here are some of the … Continued

What You Actually Need to Eat to Lose Weight

Many popular diets claim you can quickly lose weight if you just avoid eating certain foods. If only weight loss was that cut and dried. As a dietitian, here are some of the most common weight loss misconceptions I hear from my patients: Myth #1: You have to cut all carbs It’s virtually impossible to … Continued

10 Tips for Eating Heart Healthy

Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to improve your heart health. The good news is that it’s easier than most people think. The key is focusing on making long-term lifestyle changes, rather than relying on quick fixes. Here are 10 tips to get started. View the slideshow to learn more.

Helping Kids Achieve a Healthy Weight

If your child is overweight, you might think he or she will eventually grow into those extra pounds. But this isn’t always the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects one in five kids and teens. There are a number of factors that contribute to this issue: increased screen time, … Continued

Six Tips for Meal Planning with Kids

There’s a common saying: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This is often true when it comes to healthy eating. Planning your meals in advance greatly increases the odds you’ll eat a more nutritious diet. Families today are busier than ever. Between work, school, after-school sports, music lessons, study time and more, … Continued

Five Tips to Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. You can’t control some risk factors, such as family history, genetics and ethnicity.  However, you can influence others by following these lifestyle tips: Maintain a healthy weight – Adults should aim to keep … Continued

Eight Small Health Changes Anyone Can Make

When people think about making health changes, they often focus on big changes – things like losing 50 pounds or running a marathon. While it may seem like bigger changes are the best way to see major results, it’s actually smaller changes that have the most positive impact on your health. That’s because small changes … Continued

Five Ways to Get a Healthy Meal on the Table Faster

Turning meal time into family time is one of the best things parents can do to help their children develop a healthy relationship with food. Parents are the ultimate role model and it’s from them that kids learn what they should eat. But for many parents, time is a barrier to sitting down to a … Continued