All Blog Posts Tagged 'obesity' (38)

Is Fast Food Really That Bad?

Is Fast Food Really That Bad?

With all the reports of how unhealthy fast food is, why is anybody still eating it? The reality is, it is cheap, convenient and filling. The problem is that just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day or more! Eating fast food on a regular basis can lead to a variety of different health problems including obesity. A recent study from Reuters revealed that fast food companies are increasing efforts to market themselves to… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on December 4, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Lessons I Have Learned as a Mom

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Blog Carnival
This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival…
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Added by Alysa Bajenaru, RD, CPT on September 14, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Early Puberty: Another Result of the Child Obesity Epidemic?

August 16th, 2010…

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Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on August 16, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

San Francisco Joins Santa Clara County in Banning Happy Meal Toys



San Francisco - In April, 2010, Santa Clara County, California, just south of San Francisco passed a historic legislation which bans toys from kids' meals in fast food restaurants.



County Supervisor Ken Yeager proposed this new law. He would like to limit restaurants from offering toys… Continue

Added by Cascia on June 14, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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Added by Tara Williams on February 1, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Technology For Weight Loss: Check Out These New Devices!

Remember when weight loss was simply about eating less and exercising more? These days, dieting is getting high tech. Every day, studies are released about the benefits of new electronic weight loss gadgets. But are they really necessary and will they actually help with weight loss?



A recent study from the British Medical Journal promotes the use of a small computer-linked food scale (called a Mandometer) to help with weight loss. The Mandometer was developed by researchers from… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on January 13, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Tips (And Recipes) For a Healthy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!



Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips



1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 21, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

New Study: Obesity Causes Cancer!

Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.



Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 15, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Using Your Child’s Fitness Personality to Create a Fun Exercise Regimen!

Personality traits, genetics, and athletic ability combine to influence kids’ attitudes toward participation in sports and other physical activities. Help your kids figure out their fitness personality based on their overall personality to ensure a lifelong love of exercise!



If your child is very social, encourage team sports, dance classes, biking, or skateboarding with a friend. These activities will keep your child active and entertained for hours.



For the introspective… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 2, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.



First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 19, 2009 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Our Worst Fears Are Coming True. America's Children Are Dying.

Our worst fears have finally come true. Overweight teens are dying from heart disease. Pediatricians have long feared that the rising number of severely obese children and teens would soon start to suffer from adult complications of obesity, like heart attacks, strokes, and death. And now it is happening.



According to the St. Louis County medical examiner, a 13-year old football player who collapsed during football practice died as a direct result of “hypertensive cardiovascular… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 12, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

The 10 Must-Have Kitchen Items Essential For Keeping a Healthy Home

A healthy, well-stocked kitchen can be a recipe for success if you equip yourself with a master grocery list! Certain items for the freezer, fridge and pantry are all necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here is a list of my favorite kitchen staples that no kitchen should be without.



Freezer Ready



Frozen bags of fruits and vegetables are frozen at the peak of freshness to provide the optimal amount of nutrients your body needs. Make sure you buy the items with no… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 12, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

10 Tips To Help Your Child Stay Healthy While Eating At A Buffet

Eating at a buffet is lots of fun, especially for kids. Children get very excited about the different choices they are offered at a buffet. For some, the idea of “all you can eat” is thrilling. How can you help your child navigate a buffet without going overboard? Read on for ten simple guidelines to help your child eat at a buffet without sabotaging his diet.



1.Don’t sit/stand around the buffet. Make your child’s plate and then move away from the table. Looking at the food will only… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 15, 2009 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Healthy School Birthday Ideas

Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:



A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.



Non-Food… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.



What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.



“I thought… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Why Adult Diets Are Not Appropriate For Children

Why should a child’s diet be different from an adult’s diet?



A child’s diet can not be the same as an adult’s diet for many reasons. A child’s body goes through many stages of development and his nutritional needs vary depending on which stage he is in. For example, a child in puberty requires more calories than a school-age child. Therefore, providing the correct nutritional plan at all stages of growth is crucial to ensure proper development. Let’s review several diets and why they… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 15, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Do you attempt to prevent obesity in your children?

I just read an article that says that there are more obese Americans than simply overweight.

The difference between the two being that obese is 20% more than the ideal weight.



This is according to the latest statistics from the federal government.

Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight.Just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese.

"More than…
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Added by Harriet B on January 19, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

Puppy Fat

Sunshine is 3 and a half months old and weighs 9 kgs (19.8lbs). The well baby clinic has a complete fit everytime I go there for a weigh-in. They ask me "what the hell are you feeding him". I tell them that........continue

Added by Mandi on November 7, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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