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Nutrition & Fitness Newsletter

Happy Healthy New Year 2016!

Now that the holiday celebrations are over, it is the perfect time to evaluate and set your health goals for the year. Motivation is high at the beginning of the year. Nutritional improvements can make a difference in so many ways.  Change a few dietary habits and you’ll discover how you good you can feel.

Do you have...

  • Low Energy?— Find yourself feeling sluggish about the same time every day?  Or overall general fatigue?  Food is fuel, if you don’t fuel yourself properly you will run out of gas.  Eating small balanced meals and snacks can make a big difference in how much energy you will have.

  • Catch Colds Easily?—Being susceptible to illness can point to an unbalanced diet.  Getting the right balance of nutrients can boost your immune system, especially important during this cold and flu season.  You may not be able to change your environment but you can change the way your body responds to it.

  • Digestive Problems?— Having stomach pain, gas, bloating or heartburn on a regular basis may point to a food sensitivity.  Relying on antacids and other medications to relieve this discomfort does not address the primary problem.  An elimination diet could remove the offending food and allow your digestive system to heal and alleviate these symptoms.

  • Long-term Health Concerns or Abnormal Lab Results?—A regular check-up with your doctor may reveal potential risks that can be addressed through nutrition.  High cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, impaired glucose levels are major reasons to change nutrition habits.  Potential health risks (heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer) in your family medical history or current health conditions could lead to long-term health problems.

  • Problems with weight gain or weight loss?— Eating the appropriate number of calories for your body type and activity level helps you achieve a healthy weight.  We are all unique in our calorie needs and knowing your intake level can make a big difference in pounds gained or lost and your overall health.
Here are few reasons to see a nutritionist: improve exercise performance, have healthier skin, nails and hair, improve mental clarity, improve digestion and nutrient absorption, and detoxify your system.  Please consider Sheri for nutrition counseling and/or fitness appointments to help you get on track for the new year.  Wishing you a Healthy Happy New Year!


Happiness in Sugar Water?!
You may have seen the advertising blitz for "happiness. coca-cola." or "#openhappiness."  Pictures of laughing couples and friends sharing Coca-Cola together, and the cooking/entertainment show, "The Chew" promoting the ad campaign, all of this brought home the reality that diabetes and obesity is a constant battle at so many levels.  These large corporations don't have our best interest in mind.  They want our dollars, they want to sell us cheap, unhealthy calories with no nutritional value by appealing to our emotions.  The burden is upon us to have the will power and knowledge to make wise choices. We need to vote with our precious dollars to save the health of ourselves and our families.

Here are few fun videos to watch on this topic from the website of Center for Science in the Public Interest:

Sheri is a Certified Nutritionist with a master's degree in nutrition, with over 14 years of clinical counseling experience, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer with an advanced certification in medical exercise and pending Health Coach certification.  All nutrition consultations include exercise guidance, dietary analysis and meal plans to meet your individual lifestyle, calorie and nutritional needs.

Free introductory 15-minute appointments are also available.

To schedule an appointment with Sheri Mar, email:  or call:  206.789.6440

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