Weight Management

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a weight related medical condition or maybe you want to create some healthier habits. No matter the reason, we are glad you have joined us. The Weight Management page has tips, recipes and information from Mayo Clinic experts to help you create a healthier lifestyle. And if weight loss in one of your goals, you can learn more about options available to support your journey, including lifestyle changes, medication, procedures or surgery.

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Aug 1, 2020

Recipe: Peach Crumble

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
It’s stone fruit season! July and August are known for an abundance of apricots, peaches, plums and nectarines. The recipe below includes peaches and less than five grams of added sugar per serving! Number of servings: 8 Serving Size: One slice Ingredients 8 ripe [...]
Recipe: Peach Crumble
Jul 29, 2020

Is a Weight Loss Medication Right for You?

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Written by Julia Jurgensen, a Mayo Clinic nurse practitioner. Your doctor may consider weight-loss drugs for you if you have not been able to lose weight through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. In addition to not being able to lose weight with lifestyle changes, you need [...]
Jul 13, 2020

Out of Your Typical Exercise Routine? Start Here.

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity. For some, this can seem like an overwhelming or intimidating number, especially if exercise hasn’t been part of your regular routine recently. Out of the habit, but don’t know how to get back in? [...]
Jul 1, 2020

Recipe: Whole-wheat Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
With whole wheat orzo and roasted veggies, this colorful dish adds a unique spin to your typical picnic pasta salad. Feel free to increase the amount of vegetables for a bulked up serving without bulked up calories. Number of servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients [...]
Recipe: Whole-wheat Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
Jun 25, 2020

Expert answers: Does weight and weight loss affect bone health?

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Written by Kurt A. Kennel, M.D., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist When thinking about how much we weigh, most of think in terms of how much fat and muscle tissue we have (or wish we had). However, bone density is an equally important part of what makes up our body [...]

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