Posts Categorized: Diabetes

The Race for Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, it can sometimes feel like a giant hurdle or even an endurance relay.  Some of the most difficult challenges are defining and setting realistic goals, and keeping the motivation strong. Weight loss should be viewed as a long-term goal and life transformation.  It is much longer than a quick… Read more »

Workout Tips to Accelerate Weight Loss

Kristina Volkmer, MPH, ACSM, HFS

Start getting the most out of your workouts by following these simple tips:  Go to the gym with an action plan.  One very simple thing you can do is to write down each exercise to include the time, sets, repetitions or duration.  For example, you can write, “treadmill time will include 30 minutes and 10… Read more »

Crush the Cravings

Meghan McLarney, RD, LMNT, CDE

Do you ever get a craving that can’t be satisfied?  Many cravings are the downfall of our weight loss efforts, resulting in extra snacks and extra calorie intake. Over the last decade, recent studies have shown Americans are eating 100-300 more calories in snacks.  This could be one reason for increasing obesity. A simple way… Read more »

Weight Loss University

Sarah Keegan MS, RD, LMNT, CDE

Looking to lose 10 to 30 pounds?  Trying to live a healthier lifestyle?  You may want to consider enrolling in WeightLossU at The Nebraska Medical Center. Trim down your risk of developing diabetes and other weight-related diseases with a personal weight loss coaching class.  Instructors Kristina Volkmer, an exercise physiologist and Sarah Keegan, a registered dietitian… Read more »

Pinning Away the Pounds

Sarah Keegan and Meghan McLarney

Tips for Choosing Healthy Recipes on Pinterest If you’re on the Internet, you probably have a Pinterest account. The photo-sharing website allows users to collect and organize different hobbies, events, interests and recipes. But, if you’re trying to lose weight, it can be tricky sifting through the hundreds of thousands of recipes at your fingertips…. Read more »