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Patricia Jurek, RD, MBA

Contributor since February 23, 2016 21 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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Daily Weight Change Explained: 5 Factors That Can Affect Your Weight

: Wondering why your weight changes so much day to day? Or even on the same day? Here are a few key reasons for normal weight fluctuations.

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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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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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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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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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Diets To Try (And Ones To Avoid) In 2020

: A Henry Ford registered dietitian explains what a diet is and why it's important to reframe your perspective when choosing a dietary approach for the ...

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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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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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