When many people think of dieting, negative thoughts come to mind. It means giving up your favorite foods for a certain period of time … but it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of thinking “diet,” think “lifestyle.” Consider: What do you want to do to improve your lifestyle? A good way to go…

Often we eat because we’re bored, lonely or sad. Instead of eating to deal with these emotions, try one of these 50 activities. Go for a walk Yoga Read a book Do a puzzle Go to the library Plant a garden Volunteer at a local animal shelter Color Reorganize your linen closet Call up a…

Millions of Americans make losing weight or getting healthy a resolution each year. Making a general resolution can be difficult to keep. For example, we all see the increase of attendance at the gym in early January as people are motivated to lose weight and get in shape. Then the end of January hits and…

The turkey is waving its drumsticks at you and the gravy and mashed potatoes and pies and homemade rolls are enticing you to eat them. Yes, it’s the holiday season and all your favorite foods are teasing you. Well, it is okay to eat them all but the trick is to eat in moderation and…

Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Livelight Clinic Receives 2015 Best of Zionsville Award Zionsville Award Program Honors the Achievement ZIONSVILLE September 30, 2015 — Livelight Clinic has been selected for the 2015 Best of Zionsville Award in the Medical Clinic category by the Zionsville Award Program. Each year, the Zionsville Award Program identifies companies that we believe…

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By-pass the junk food isle this summer & serve your family healthy snacks. Check out my top 10 favorite healthy snack recipes – perfect summertime & kid-friendly! Homemade fruit pops Buy a popsicle mold, sold at most stores. Chose any fresh or frozen fruit, single fruit or a combination. Blend the fruit in a blender, with…

sugar-causes-weight-gain

The consequences of excess sugar on your health Picture this. Your favorite TV show is on. You’ve got a sweet tooth. You reach into the cupboard, grab the bag of sugar and a teaspoon, venture back to the couch, and dig in. After 22 excessively sweet teaspoons, you stop. Sound yummy? Probably makes your stomach hurt…

Enjoy The Holidays Without Diet Sabotage “How am I going to enjoy the holidays and not gain weight?” is the most common question I hear from my patients during this time of year. I get it. The holidays are synonymous with office pitch-ins, sugar cookies and family gatherings. But enjoying them doesn’t mean you have…

weight-loss-smoothies

Clients and friends ask me all the time for recommendations on weight loss smoothies. Running from work to soccer practices to piano lessons –  you think I’ll just skip dinner and grab a smoothie. You’re busy, and you want something quick and healthy – I get it. Before you reach for a diet smoothie or juicing quick fix,…

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