"Healthy You" Presentation Will Review Popular Diets

You’ve heard it before: If you want to lose weight, just eat less and exercise more.

However, that simple guidance isn’t nearly enough for most people, says Humboldt General Hospital Nutrition Services Director Tiffani Nalivka.

“Many people want a plan, a strategy, words of wisdom to inspire them, and a surefire routine they can fall back on in moments of weakness,” she said. “That’s why the diet industry has ballooned to an amazing $58 billion dollars.”

This Thursday, Nalivka will review the most popular diets buzzing through bookstores, magazines and television shows as part of the next installment of Humboldt General Hospital’s 2015 “Healthy Year, Healthy You” seminar series.

“The Slim-Down on Popular Diets” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the Sonoma Conference Room. There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be served.

Nalivka said she will extract the hype surrounding the most popular diets and review them from the standpoint of sound nutrition—the kind of nutrition that will help people experience “lasting success.”

Nalivka will be joined by new HGH Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero. Lucero takes over from Louis Mendiola, who is now the hospital’s Health System Development Manager.

May’s seminar continues a year-long series of “Healthy Year, Healthy You” presentations aimed at helping local residents achieve a greater state of wellness.

All presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. There is never a charge to attend and lunch is always served.

For more information, please call HGH Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1297, or email at lucerob@hghospital.org.