Eight Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Sugar is delicious. Anyone who denies that is lying. But because life is unfair, sugar, especially in copious amounts, is really bad for your health. In fact, once you learn about all the ways sugar impacts your body, it’s difficult to look at it the same way (despite knowing how heavenly it tastes).  Click here to read about the eight signs your eating too much sugar.

Seven Tricks to Finally Nail the Whole Portion Control Thing

  When searching for healthy eating or weight loss tips, the phrase “portion control” pops up time and again. Simply put, controlling your portions means sticking to a set amount (portion) of food in one sitting: The right amount depends on your calorie and nutrient needs. And, of course, what actually fills you up.  Click here to read about the seven tricks to portion …

Six Appetite Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating

It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out (to almost any destination) and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon you’re at the local burger joint, diet forgotten.  Click here to read the six appetite control strategies.  

Five Ways Mindful Eating Can Help You Lose Weight

Mindful eating is being aware of the taste, texture, aroma, presentation, and your body’s hunger and fullness cues. Getting to know your hunger and fullness is the secret to losing the weight for good and keeping it off.  Click here to read the article about how mindful eating helps patients lose weight.

Get Your Flu Shot!

Family Healthcare will offer both high dose and regular flu vaccines by the end of September. The CDC recommends flu vaccines from ages 6 months & older, especially in those with chronic disease like cancer, respiratory, kidney or heart disease, and diabetes. Flu shots can be given during a scheduled appointment, or by calling 703-573-6400 and scheduling a nurse’s visit.