This month, we are doing things a little bit differently. Our Skinny Gene newsletters, posts, and tweets focus on small changes that you can do that’ll make a big impact on your health. Today, we’re asking you to join us in taking a small action that will have a tremendous impact on our community. We’re […]
It happens to the best of us. It’s those not so firm, not so attractive areas you find yourself staring at in the mirror on your backside, legs and stomach. If you’re guilty of critiquing your body, which we all do, just know when it comes to cellulite…, you’re not alone. Cellulite is the uneven […]
When I was in my mid twenties, I always looked forward to what I referred to as my summertime shed– that magical time of year that I could just walk outside and the Chicago sun would melt away my pesky, leftover winter pounds. Unfortunately, once I hit my thirties the sun lost its slimming powers […]
Summer barbeques, fun-filled days at the theme park, and afternoons at the pool or beach, all sound like a fantastic time with family and friends. With all of the sun, heat, and hoopla, we may forget one extremely important detail. Sunblock? Yes, but actually another essential detail of summer fun! Water! Water! Water! When looking […]
Have you ever thought about how it might feel if you won the lottery? That amazing sense of knowing you can do or get anything you want? Well, having the opportunity to be a part of this transition gives me that feeling each time I meet with these 15 inspiring individuals. Being involved in their […]
By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC Whether you have a little extra around the middle, a muffin top, a little baby fat, a spare tire, love handles, or a beer belly, you need to know you are at risk! Some of these terms of endearment, or some not so glamorous terms for extra weight around the waistline, […]
Motivation, motivation, motivation! When you are on the weight loss wagon, motivation is your fuel! What better way to celebrate each of your milestones, other than a present to yourself!! Let’s face it weight loss is hard (no kidding right?!) When people start noticing your weight loss that’s a huge pat on the back, but […]
Here is a post we thought you would like! Odds Against Me is for real. She’s honest, hilarious, and super serious about improving her health. I think it is safe to say that we can all relate to the ups and downs that come with each and every attempt of weight loss. Dee has started […]
For us at the Skinny Gene Program, each person is special to us and we understand everyone has special needs. We pride ourselves in getting to know each person individually, giving them specific individual attention. This is done order to attain the best results; whether if you are a stay at home mom, or a successful businesswoman. The way that we help each person live a better life, is by taking each person’s body needs and trying teach them a better way of life, SLOWLY BUT SURELY!
My concern is that while the summer can be filled with endless opportunities to get out and enjoy life, it can also be packed with dangerous and common pitfalls that cause your summer vacation or staycation to end on a not so sunny note.
Ok, I know Mother’s Day has come and gone, but does the praise and appreciation really have to end?? Honestly, I feel like a day of gratitude isn’t enough (especially if Hallmark has coerced someone into it). Afterall, being a mom can be a 24/7, 365 day, up at 6, down at 9 (if you’re lucky), no-sick day, […]
The McDonald’s Dollar Menu, El Pollo Loco’s Loco Value Menu, Taco Bell’s Why Pay More value menu and the Wendy’s Super Value Menu are all great for our pocketbooks, but what about our waist lines? When it comes to eating out, everyone would like a deal, but after reviewing the $1 menus at several fast food restaurants, […]
The Skinny Gene Project has launched an intensive 12-month diabetes prevention program in two South Texas clinics, owned and operated by Methodist Healthcare Ministries.
Every Mother’s Day seems to bring with it a little more perspective. As a mother of a fun and feisty 3-yr old daughter (named Nyiah), I might even venture to say that my perspective on motherhood changes daily. What my child learns from me, what I learn from my child, what I learn from […]
A healthy home is what’s in this season, and with any luck, it’s here to stay.
Each person is at a different phase in life, and requires his/her own special dietary attention. So how do you keep up the with balance nutrition for different age groups, and keep a healthy home? Good question. I’d say plant your family tree and watch it grow! That is with the right nutrition!
We love participating in the annual Junior League Kids in the Kitchen Event! Kids in the Kitchen is an annual event designed to address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition by getting children and their parents excited about leading a healthy lifestyle through interactive, hands-on activities. It was such a joy to […]
As a Registered Dietitian and long time Pediatric Dietitian, I was very proud of our youth! The kids were eager to learn about, wait….can you believe this? Fruits and Vegetables!
Do you want to enjoy the food and festivities but are afraid of packin’ on a few extra celebratory pounds?
Try these healthier versions of these St. Patrick’s Day traditional dishes.
Green foods are all-around amazing additions to your diet. Did you know most of them are associated with lowering your risk of cancer, some help reduce aging, most have low glycemic index values which are associated with better blood sugar control, and they are found to protect your heart? The positive qualities of greens are […]
It’s time to say farewell to those holiday pounds and added winter weight. It’s time to Spring Forward into a healthier lifestyle.
We, the Skinny Gene Project, want to help you improve the health of your heart! A recent study shows that having prediabetes more than doubles your risk of death due to a heart attack, so love your heart. In honor of American Heart Month, we are sharing 28 things you should do to improve the health of your heart.