March 4, 2018

Do find yourself reaching for chips, cookies, and candy far more often when you haven’t gotten enough sleep? If you’ve had the nagging suspicion that it’s harder to resist junk food when you’re sleep deprived, you’re right. Adults need a full seven to eight hours of sleep for the body to run at peak efficiency. When you get less, the brain starts changing the way hormones are released. The result—junk for cravings and unwanted weight gain.

Why Do I Feel Hungrier?

You really do feel hungrier when you’re...

September 25, 2017

Organic or not organic? That is the question that seems to trouble many consumers nowadays while shopping at their local grocery stores.  When making this decision a couple other common questions come into play, as well. For instance: ‘What does organic even mean?’, ‘Are organic products more nutritious than non-organic products?’, ‘How much more does it cost to eat organic?’, and ‘Are all organic products actually organic?’.  Well, fear not! Keep reading and all of these pending questions will be an...

June 26, 2017

Within the past couple of years, Farmers Markets have continued to gain popularity all over the country. Despite the majority of the year being a bit too frosty for outdoor shopping in WNY, the warmer weather welcomes all of the local goods and produce farmers and craftsman in the area have to offer.

What are some of the benefits of buying from Farmers Markets? Well I’m glad you asked! Here are a few reasons why Farmer’s Markets are the way to go when it comes to your summertime shopping:

1. Fresher Pr...

March 27, 2017

Lifestyle Nutrition WNY is excited to be a part of this year's "Better Birth Baby Shower" on Sunday, April 2nd, from 9am-2pm at Banchetti's by Rizzo's.

Local moms, moms to be, and any woman planning to have a child, you are invited to join WNY Doulas, Catholic Health Women Care and Bee Maternal at WNY's largest baby shower! 

A ticket to this unique all day event includes a lunch buffet, meeting local birth professionals and prenatal experts, key note speakers, Bee Maternal's fashion show, goody bags...

March 22, 2017

The month of March is not only National Nutrition Month, but National Kidney Month as well. In fact, March 14th is National Kidney Day. Maintaining proper kidney function is very important! This vital organ is in charge of numerous functions in our bodies including:

  • Filtering waste out of 200 liters of blood each day.

  • Regulating the body's salt, potassium and acid content.

  • Removing drugs from the body.

  • Balancing body's fluids.

  • Releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure.

  • ...

February 14, 2017

It is no secret that during the month of February chocolate sales skyrocket because of Valentine’s Day; the special holiday dedicated to showering our significant others with sweets and heart shaped presents. Thinking about the copious amounts of chocolate most of us consume on this day may be concerning to some, but you may not have to be so worried about eating those heart shaped chocolates your sweetie bought you after all. There has been consistent evidence that chocolate, particularly dark choco...

February 8, 2017

Did you know that you can reduce your risk of cancer by making some healthy lifestyle changes?  If you didn’t, you’re not alone.  A recent survey showed that fewer than half of Americans (41%) know that body weight has an impact on cancer risk, only 39% understand the protective effect of physical activity, and less than half (44%) are aware of the link between certain foods and cancer risk.

Almost everyone knows someone in their life who has been affected by cancer, and cancer is a topic that hi...

January 6, 2017

A new year is upon us, which means it’s time to make those New Year’s Resolutions!  Do you know what the most common resolutions are?

You guessed it:  “Get Healthy”, “Lose Weight” and the like, top the list.  While these are fantastic goals and I would never discourage anyone from trying to improve their health, there is a reason these resolutions persist year after year.  Of the people that make New Year’s Resolutions, only about 8% succeed in actually meeting those goals.  Many of us feel the effect...

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Lindsay Gillon

Registered Dietitian

Certified Diabetes Educator

Phone: 716-222-0297

Fax: 716-794-9466

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