Entries by Kim Sakovich

Take Time to Savor the Turkey

On behalf of the physicians and staff at MacArthur OB/GYN, we would like to wish each and everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe traveling for those that will be on the road. Throughout this weekend of celebrating try to remember these tips: Be respectful to those who are cooking- eat slowly and savor every bite […]

Slothful Savoring

When you sit down at the dinner table, remember to eat slowly and savor every bite. I tell patients it takes about 20-30 minutes after you put food in your stomach for your brain to know that you put something there. I also like to have a “snack” before lunch and dinner for this very […]

Turkeys Are Made For Stuffing – People Are Not

The holiday season is jammed packed with many opportunities to enjoy great food, family and friends. We also tend to break out all those wonderful food items from fundraisers our kids, neighbor’s kids and work-place kids sold at the start of the school year. My freezer has several various kinds of cookie dough, apple strudel […]

What’s in Your Lunchbox?

Since 1980 the obesity rates for children have doubled and for teenagers actually tripled. The school lunch menus are now planned by Registered Dieticians to reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. There are guidelines for those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. These lunches must contain at least 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary […]

Resolutions: Accountability

Our next section in our healthy dietary change resolution for 2010 is accountability. Having accountability helps you keep on track, helps you monitor your progress, and helps to keep you motivated. So, what are some ways we can be accountable? Keep track of your progress on paper or other electronic forms [pullquote] Tracking your weight […]

Resolutions: Making a Plan

We have been very busy getting our new satellite office up and running in the last couple of weeks. If you have not seen it, the office is located at 307 Euless Westpark Way. This time I’m going to talk about the next section in our healthy dietary change resolution for 2010. Once you make […]

Resolutions: To Achieve or Not to Achieve

This week’s tip for a successful resolution is: Make your resolutions achievable Losing 15 pounds in the next 3 weeks to fit into that bathing suit for your vacation to Mexico is not very realistic however, losing 1-2 pounds per week for the next 3 months is. Don’t bite off more than you can chew […]

Resolutions: Accomplishment vs. Failure

Raise your hand if you have made a New Year’s resolution in the past and not achieved it? (My hand is up) Better yet, raise your hand if you have made a resolution for this year and have already fallen off the wagon? (My hand is also up) It is not too late to jump […]

Santa’s Holiday Secrets

Trying to LOSE weight during the holiday season can set you up for failure. Focus instead on MAINTAINING your current weight. This can be hard especially since everywhere you look there are all kinds of wonderful food and snacks. If you are diabetic (gestational, Type 1, Type 2) it is an even larger challenge to […]

The Big Deal About Whole Grain

Today we are going to talk a little about whole grains. We all hear about how important whole grains are, but how do we know we are getting a whole grain product when we buy it? Why are whole grains so important? You must look at the package label or nutritional label and to see […]