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Patricia Jurek, RD, MBA

Contributor since February 23, 2016 17 Posts
Patricia Jurek, RD, MBA

Patricia Jurek, RD, MBA, is the manager for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital’s Center for Weight Management. Passionate about preventative disease management, Pat became a registered dietitian to help people live long, healthy lives. When Pat isn’t busy helping patients at Henry Ford, she's teaching others as an Adjunct Teacher at Baker College while making sure to make time for her family and friends.

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Mindful Eating Vs. Dieting

: A Henry Ford dietitian explains the difference between mindful eating and dieting and helps you learn to enjoy your meals.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Cooking Methods

: A Henry Ford dietitian explains food prep do’s and don’ts for healthy cooking methods and reducing the toxicity of your foods.

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7 Tips To Avoid Accidental Overeating

: A Henry Ford expert explains why accidentally overeating is commonplace and offers tips for eating more mindfully.

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Are Natural Sugar Substitutes Healthier?

: A Henry Ford expert highlights five natural sugar substitutes and offers strategies for reducing added sugars in the diet.

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10 Ways To Cut Hidden Calories From Your Day

: Calories hide in unexpected places. An extra bite while cooking. Treats in the break room. Extra whipped cream on your iced mocha. Reduce your daily c...

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Are Cheat Days A Good Or Bad Idea

: Many dieters like to allow themselves "cheat days" when they stray from their strict eating plan and indulge. But does this practice help or hurt prog...

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Hit A Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways To Get Over It

: Diet long enough and you’re bound to hit a point where the scale gets stuck. A dietitian and weight management expert offers tips to get over a ...

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Don’t Let Negative Self-Talk Sabotage Your Health Goals

: Negative self-talk can hold you back from reaching health or weight-loss goals. 5 tips to quiet that critical voice in your head and stay on track.

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Could Sleep Habits Hinder Your Weight Loss Goals?

: You're probably familiar with all the benefits of getting a good night's rest. But did you know sleep can help you reach your weight loss goals? Learn...

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