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Patricia Jurek, RD, MBA

Contributor since February 23, 2016 19 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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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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Overcoming Modern-World Barriers To Weight Loss

: These days, there are plenty of barriers in our everyday lives that make eating right a challenge. How to avoid 4 common pitfalls in your weight-loss ...

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Why You Should Drink More Water (And 5 Tips On How To Do It!)

: 40% of Americans drink less than half the water recommended daily but our bodies really need enough H20 for optimal health. Here are tips to stay hydr...

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Portion Distortion: Why It’s A Big(ger) Deal

: Serving size has skyrocketed over the years, making eating healthy more difficult than ever. Learn what's causing the problem, and ways to portion con...

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At Your Goal Weight? Great! Now What?

: People who succeed at losing weight and keeping it off shift their eating and exercise habits forever. Here are 9 tips to stay at your goal weight for...

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Fasting: The Truth Behind The Latest Health Craze

: If you are thinking about trying intermittent fasting -- a recent weight-loss fad -- ask yourself these 5 questions before you get started.

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The Big Benefits Of Moderate Weight Loss

: Trouble reaching that goal weight? Studies show that even moderate weight loss makes a big impact on health, so take it slow and keep working toward i...

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7 Brain-Boosting Foods: Think About What You Eat

: Research suggests what you eat impacts more than just your waistline and heart health but your brain, too. Stock up on these brain-boosting foods now.

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