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Snapshot — Cheri Stoka

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It’s a busy time of the year for Cheri Stoka. The Pleasant Prairie resident is a certified dietitian, registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Weighless MD, 6804 Green Bay Road. Stoka is often a blessing for local residents interested in weight loss and improving their overall health throughout the year and particularly following the recent…
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Snapshot: Nutritionist supports fasting to lose weight

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One of the hottest 2019 dieting trends stems from a simple philosophy: If you want to lose weight, stop eating. Intermittent fasting is quickly regaining steam as an effective, weight-loss method and a path to overall good health, according to local nutritionists and health experts. It joins Keto, Paleo, vegan/vegetarian, Mediterranean and Weight Watchers as…
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The Importance of a healthy Gut

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Hopefully you have heard about the importance of gut health, what it really means and why you should care. To understand this, we need to go down to the cellular level. Our stomach and intestinal health will determine the overall health of our bodies, including our brain (bottom line.) It is not enough to just…
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Three Supplements Everyone Needs

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High Quality Multivitamin You may be eating a very healthy, balanced diet but it’s likely that you may be deficient in some vitamins and minerals due to the decreased nutrients available in our foods today, increased stress levels and toxin exposure we all experience, and the increasing prevalence of gut issues.   Since there is no way…
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Build Quick and Easy Meals

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Coming up with 15-minute meals or 5-ingredient meals can be simple and satisfying. It is about including all the important components of a meal and mixing them together in a way that tastes good. Here is what you will want to think about:   1.  Add volume to a meal with fiber-rich veggies. Think of…
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Muscle vs Fat During Weight Loss

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Losing weight doesn’t mean that fat just melts off. It is a combination of fat and muscle loss. Even when we don’t diet, our muscles are continually shedding protein. That’s why we need to eat protein-rich foods on a daily basis. When we diet, our body recognizes an energy deficient and allocates less amino acids…
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CardioMetabolic Testing

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death. Standard cholesterol tests can miss YOUR risk factors. We have options and testing that can much more accurately show us your heart health status. The CardioMetabolic test offers a clinically relevant evaluation to help define risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), progression toward Type 2 Diabetes, and…
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How do amino acids affect fat loss?

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When it comes to nutrients and bioactive substances, most people are familiar with vitamins and minerals, but less knowledgeable about amino acids. These biologically important compounds, much like vitamins and minerals, can impact fat metabolism and weight loss in profound ways.  These are some examples of amino acids with roles in weight management: Asparagine: First isolated…
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