"Dishing Up Nutrition"
Do you find yourself too busy some weekends to
Dishing Up Nutrition, but wish you could hear
what Dar, Wendy and Christina have to say about this
week's topic? Now you can. Go to our website and
shows to your computer or mp3 player and listen
anytime you want! Click here to see the list of shows now
Dishing Up Nutrition, Saturday
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on FM107.1
Tune in this week to learn how to get sugar out of your
diet once and for all.
Boost Your Metabolism -
We are teaming up with Balanced For Life Fitness in
White Bear Lake to offer a new class that
2 hours of nutrition education and 2 hours of exercise
instruction on two days. Learn how to boost your
weight and increase energy.
When: Saturday, June 2nd and 9th
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Call 651-773-0000 to register.
Nutrition For Young Adults
Do you think your young adults could have better
habits? Did they gain the "freshman fifteen?" Are they
athletes looking for ways to improve performance?
Are they struggling with acne? This two hour class
can help them learn how food affects their energy,
mood and appearance.
When: Wednesday, June 13th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Call 952-345-0766 to register.
This class will also be taught August 8th at our
White Bear Lake location .
Weight & Wellness classes starting
the week of June 18th. Call now to reserve your
seat. Classes held in Wayzata, White Bear Lake and
Paul. Check our
calendar for locations, days and times.
Class schedule or
St. Paul at 651-699-3438,
Wayzata at 952-345-0766 or
White Bear Lake at 651-773-0000.
Jump Start Your Metabolism, Balanced Foods for Balanced Moods,
Getting Your Diabetes Under
Control and Foods to Reduce Pain & Inflammation
also offered throughout the community. Please
check our on-line calendar for the location nearest
|Get the Sugar Out
by Christina Swigart,
Ah, sugar. We Americans love our sugar so much that
sweet treats have become a way of life for most of us.
Do sugar cravings compel you to have a soda or
candy every day? Hard as it may be to admit, it's
possible that you have a sugar addiction.
Biochemically, our brain reacts to sugar in the same
way that it reacts to drugs and alcohol. The reaction is
not as strong, but it is real and can get stronger over
time. If you stop and think, you may realize that it takes
more sugar to satisfy you now than it did a couple of
Maybe you are like many other people who have tried
numerous diets, determined to stay away from sugar,
but found yourself unable to give it up for any length of
time. Intense sugar cravings can sabotage even the
best intentions and diets. What you need are
strategies that address the source of those cravings.
At Nutritional Weight & Wellness, we have found that
eliminating cravings begins in two important ways: by
balancing your blood sugar and supporting your brain.
Although many diets cut back on fat and protein, we
encourage adequate consumption of both of these
important macronutrients, along with real
carbohydrates five or six times per day. Eating this
way maintains balanced blood sugar, which prevents
the crashes that lead to sugar cravings. Guess what?
Balanced blood sugar helps you lose weight, too!
Another critical factor in minimizing cravings consists
of eating protein frequently throughout the day to give
your body the nutrients necessary to make
neurotransmitters. These are the chemicals that your
brain uses to balance your moods and reduce
cravings for stimulants such as sugar.
The key to reducing sugar cravings begins with eating
real protein, carbohydrates (vegetables and fruits),
and fats every few hours. Try this eating plan and
observe your sugar cravings subside as you begin to
rebalance your biochemistry.
|Asian Beef Kabobs
Warm weather and very few bugs make it the perfect
time to grill. Try this delicious recipe the next time you
grill and you will be supporting your body's
|Crave Control Plus
Are your cravings so strong that you need help starting
a balanced eating plan? Crave Control Plus is a safe
and effective formula designed to help balance brain
chemistry and reduce sugar and bread cravings,
compulsive eating, and addictive eating. It gives your
body the building blocks for serotonin, dopamine, and
norepinephrine and along with a balanced diet helps
restore these neurotransmitters to optimal levels.
Cassie Weness, L.D., R.D.
Nutritional Weight & Wellness welcomes our newest
counselor, Cassie Weness! Cassie is a licensed dietitian
and is seeing clients at the St. Paul office. She
received a B.S. in Food and Nutrition from North
Dakota State University in Fargo. Cassie's teaching
experience includes working as a nutrition educator
for the Missouri Beef Industry Council and as an
instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
Her clinical experience includes nutrition counseling
for pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, and
other women's health needs. She and her husband
and son live in Farmington. The family is eagerly
awaiting the arrival of a second baby this fall.