Produce Playoffs: Pear vs. Asparagus

March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners! SEE RULES […]

March Madness Produce Playoffs

March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners!   HOW […]

Stop the Insanity, Start Getting Results

By: Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC Your One Month Check-Up   We are approaching the 1 month marker into our new year, 2013.  The year we made ourselves promise that starting January 1st (or 2nd!) we would flip the switch to better health.  So here is the question, how are those resolutions  going? Most of us are probably […]

Burning Calories with “No Time To Workout”

By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC – The number one excuse for skipping a workout is (and I quote) “I don’t have enough time!”  Usually this line is followed by more excuses including your children’s schedules, your work schedules, house hold chores, or lack of sleep.  Time is valuable, in order to utilize every opportunity you have […]

How Much Water Should I Drink

By  Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC  Water balloons, water parks, and water colors are all components of summertime fun, but what about drinking water?  Most people do not find drinking water to be all that fun, and they often time fall short of their fluid goal leaving them in a state of dehydration. Unfortunately, water is essential […]

How Fad Diets Get it Right

Fad diets make a lot of promises, but usually fail to deliver long-term success. Although they do a lot wrong, like promise rapid weight loss, limit food groups, and are too strict, there is a lot we can learn from fad diets that will allow us to live a healthy lifestyle.

GETTING YOUR KIDS TO EAT THEIR VEGGIES

Pin It By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC  A recent post in Medical News Today highlighted the practice of hiding veget ables in our children’s foods to help them reach their goal of 5+ servings of vegetables per day.  Their conclusion was “that it is more important for parents to openly feed their children a variety of vegetables […]

Good Greens That Benefit Every Body

Pin It By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC    Green represents a lot of terrific things, like “being green” is good for the environment and “making the green” is good for your wallet.  And if you like Saint Patty’s day, you will be sporting some green attire for good luck.  What about eating your greens?  You never felt […]

It’s National Nutrition Month And Registered Dietitian Day!

It’s Registered Dietitian Day! What a perfect time to say THANK YOU to our very own Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC!
Emily is the brilliant mind behind all of our nutrition programs, including our Boost Your Metabolism program, which has helped educate over 119,741 people in the last year alone.
With so much misinformation out there, we’re lucky to have our own metabolism expert to help us focus on the right information, and turn it into easy action plan for living a healthier lifestyle.

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Tomato

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 7th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Flax

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 4th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Salt! Salt! Where’s the salt?

Jimmy Buffet wrote a popular summertime favorite titled Margaritaville, the best part of the song is when everyone cheers “Salt! Salt! Where’s the salt?” about the missing salt on the rim of a cold margarita.  But what Jimmy Buffet may not have known, is how much sodium is on just one margarita rim.  To put […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Water

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 2nd post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

New Year’s Resolutions, Not Just For January Anymore

Try the month to month resolutions challenge, to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle for 2011!  Here are some ideas that will help rev up your metabolism one month at a time!  Once you have mastered the monthly resolution, you must continue with it and then add the next month’s lifestyle improvement to maximize your […]

Setting Attainable Resolutions

We’ve said it year after year “starting January 1st, I will lose weight”.  More times than not, it does not play out this way.  We often fall off the wagon due to frustration, being side tracked, or loss of our motivation somewhere between January 7th and 21st.  But why does this happen to us when […]

Fight the Urge to Splurge-How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Santa Claus is at the mall?  Check!  Christmas music on the radio, in the stores?  Check!  Check!  Holiday parties galore? Check, check, check!  That’s right, the holiday season is here and it’s time to celebrate!  Parties at work, parties at school, parties with friends, and oh yes, parties with the family!  One thing we know […]

Lumps of Coal vs Sugar Plum Fairies- The Reason For Making Healthy Changes this Season

What’s on your Christmas list this year?  What if I told you, you can choose between sugar plum fairies or a lump of coal?  Seems like an obvious answer, but somehow, the decision is not that easy.  Let me explain my thinking. So…day in and day out, as a health care provider, I have the […]

How Did You Do It?

Have you ever had a friend that successfully lost weight, and asked them “so, how did you do it?”  Many Skinny Gene members who have been successful in weight loss for better health and diabetes prevention have been presented with the same question from their family and friends.  How did you lose it and keep […]

Sweets & Sabotages-Sugar Aliases part 2

It’s not too sweet the way we are sabotaged at the stores, bombarded with new foods with labels claiming “low sugar”, “reduced calorie”, “no added sugar”, and the best of all “healthy”.  The label claims have become so out of hand that the USDA actually had to designate what each of these claims mean.  Let’s […]

Summertime Drinks that Won’t Bust Your Diet or Your Waistline

Summertime brings on a “fun vacation” type feeling that involves many get togethers, trips, and the goal of achieving the ultimate relaxation.  Sitting by the pool enjoying a fruity drink with an umbrella seems like a great idea, but don’t forget about the 500 plus calories, with the majority coming from dare I say it, […]

Water Filled Summer

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 […]

My Quest to Find a New Relationship (via Odds Against Me)

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 […]

Great Things Happening For Skinny Gene In TX

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.

WE DID IT!

We did it! Thank you for your vote and support of the Skinny Gene Project. We are so happy to announce that we were rewarded for our hard work on Wednesday night, April 7, 2010.