Living Healthy in the Real World
by
J.B. Patterson
 
MPH, RDN, BC-ADM

FAQ

What's the best diet for weight loss?

A: Yours. With a few fixes. 

While all diets can lead to weight loss, not all will fit into your life. Family responsibilities, work stress, time, and other priorities make it hard to stick with any one diet. But just a few tweaks to how you already eat can help you reach your health goals. 

Follow this blog for quick fixes to common diet quirks to start making changes that last.

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Q: I have recurring knee pain. How can I stay active?

A: If your doctor has evaluated your knees and cleared you for physical activity, here are some important things to know about treating and preventing knee pain when exercising. I thought I had to give up running. For the runners out there, you know how devastating that feels. I am not a trained athlete. But like most runners, my passion runs deep. From the runner's mile to the runner's high, it is more than just exercise. It's meditation. It's stress relieving. It's achievement. It's addictive. I can't stop myself from doing it, even when I should. Like when I am recovering from injury. My initial injury happened two years ago during a backyard basketball game against my 12-year-old and his

Q: How can I manage my quarantine cravings?

A: After several months of living in a global pandemic, COVID-related anxiety is on the rise. In our struggles to stay safe, the stress is affecting how we eat, drink, exercise, and socialize. Subsequently, it has affected how we take care of ourselves both mentally and physically. If you find yourself less motivated to make healthy choices these days, you are not alone. I have not blogged in a while. Like the rest of the country, I was overwhelmed by the fear of this novel virus. As an essential worker in health care, I had to brave the halls of our local hospital. With the lowest risk of complications in my household, I was the one who wrapped my face and hands and went to the market. A tr

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