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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 03-27-2019

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THE VALLEY BREEZE | 2019 HEALTH & WELLNESS GUIDE 45 • Certified Nursing Home Administrator Education: Salve Regina - The Newport College Bachelor of Science in Social Work Office: Trinity Health & Rehabilitation 4 Saint Joseph Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 Phone: (401) 765-5844 Email: Website: SKILLED NURSING Kathleen Shatraw, BSW, LNHA • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator Education: Rhode Island College, B.S. Nursing St. Joseph's College, ME, Masters Health Administration Office: Hebert Health Center 180 Log Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 Phone: (401) 231-7016 Email: Website: SKILLED NURSING Kerri Ann Cerra, RN, MHA, LNHA Eating to Lose Weight Losing weight and getting fit and toned is a combination of working out and eating better. Most dietitians will say that reducing the number of calories you eat is the biggest step; while true, it can be tricky to cut back on your calories without feeling hungry much of the time. Smart eating, however, can help you to feel full and keep you feeling full longer. WebMD has some advice on how to lose a few pounds while still having the energy for your day, including a good workout. Eat the right kind of protein Protein helps to slow the digestive process, which will help you stay fuller longer and helps with building muscle and providing long- term energy. Find lean proteins like fish, nuts, avocados and beans and keep red meats to a minimum. Eat lots of produce One good way to get more vegetables into your diet is to eat lots of salad. Replac- ing a meal with a salad full of good stuff like romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, berries, apples and more. But be careful with your add-ons; croutons, bacon bits, cheese, nuts and heavy salad dressing can add more calories to your salad than you realize. Keep these additions light, adding a tablespoon or two of those calorie-heavy items and use vinaigrettes or lighter dressings. Eat fiber Whole grains like oatmeal, whole wheat bread, beans and brown rice, along with fruits and vegetables, are full of fiber, which help curb your appetite and help prevent consti- pation and bloating. This helps your stomach look flatter as well, which everyone in a swim- suit wants. Just make sure to include a lot of water in your diet as well. Avoid salt and beer Salt causes water retention, which leads to bloating, and that can last for days. The best ways to reduce salt in your diet is to reduce how much processed food you eat. Cook your meals from scratch and look for ways to spice up your food without using as much salt. As much as summer fun includes drinking, cutting back is a good way to get healthier. One can of beer is about 150 calories, beer and sparkling wines cause bloating and alco- hol slows down your body's ability to burn fat. ©2019 GREENSHOOTMEDIA.COM

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