Weight Loss Tips:
Create a Battle Plan
Beware of food labels!
Food companies want to make money. They want their packaging to look and sound as attractive as possible! "Fat-free!" "made with whole grains" "all natural" All those things sound good, but really might not be: "fat-free" - cotton candy is fat free, but THAT'S not good for you; "made with whole grains" - this means somewhere inside the food there is a grain (usually almost none), but the rest of the food is made of regular white flour and sugar; "all-natural" - this means almost nothing, ARSENIC is all-natural, so technically, they could put arsenic in the food and still label it 'All Natural'.
Do Your Homework
The Internet is your friend, so use it! Even for a location like the ballpark, the internet can help. Looking up U.S. Cellular's website, there's a section called 'where to eat.' A quick glance shows where you can get a grilled chicken sandwich or veggie burger. Most restaurants have their menus online. Check them out and plan ahead, this will reduce the chances of making bad choices.
If you are getting a sandwich (certainly one of the most popular items to get when eating out), be sure to skip the mayo and cheese, but double up on the veggies! Most people know this, but the secret killer to a diet can be KETCHUP! Ketchup is usually loaded with added sugar and salt. Instead, try hot sauce or mustard.
First Health Associates
2010 South Arlington Heights Road
Dr. Jason Gruss has been with First Health Associates' since 2008 and serves as the director of the Physical Medicine Department. He also supervises First Health Associates' Physical Therapy Department, working closely with the company's other providers and nutritionists. Dr. Gruss is a 2003 graduate of Chicago Medical School and completed his internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital where he was awarded Resident of the Year in 2004. He also completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital where he became chief resident in 2006. Dr. Gruss is currently a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Headache Foundation, American Headache Society, Academy of Academic Physiatrists and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital.
August 19: Midday Fix - Healthy Eating Tips from Dr. Jason Gruss
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