WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- It may seem like food that's bad for you is always within an arm's reach.


A Madison doctor shows how you can train your body to crave healthier foods.


"Good foods, healthy foods, aren't necessarily "sexy" you know," said Dr. Susan Isensee, with the Dean Clinic Comprehensive Weight Management Program.


Doctor Isensee tries a different angle to get her patients to crave healthy foods. At Dean Clinic's Comprehensive Weight Management Program, she shows what unhealthy foods, like sweets, do to your body.


"Often times [they] have empty calories and while your brain may crave them, they're not doing enough to meet your body's nutritional needs," said Dr. Isensee.


About how long will it take to change the habits that may have been ingrained in you since you were little? The doctor says for the average adult, about six weeks.


She says the biggest impact to her patients is when they write down everything they eat.


"It's absolutely your brain what you're doing.  So if you're not record keeping, you're lying to yourself," said Dr. Isensee.


Other ways to kick the habit - get unhealthy foods out of your house and keep health snacks on you instead at all times.


She says when you sit down for a meal, eat the healthiest foods on your plate, first.


"I make sure I eat my meal before I do my craved foods," said Dr. Isensee.


"Remember the scale is not your enemy.  If you've been doing the right thing the scale should go down and your waste measurements and hip measurements should go down also," said Dr. Isensee.


For more information on the Dean Clinic's Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Click Here.

"Trick" yourself into healthy eating

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Dr. Manny: 3 babies, 2 uteruses, 1 medical miracle

A British woman is being hailed as a true medical miracle after giving birth to triplets from two separate wombs in her body.


4 health benefits of spicy foods

Spicy foods do more than add flavor to your favorite meal.  Heat-packing foods, particularly chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, and cayenne, offer a surprising range of health benefits


Mom of 6 delivers premature baby, begins battle against aggressive cancer

After receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis while 26 weeks pregnant, Kathy Taylor was determined to stay healthy enough to deliver her baby boy.


Medical labs to make test results easier for patients to understand

As more patients gain direct access to lab reports and test results, health care providers are offering new tools to help them navigate the maze of numbers and use the data to better manage their own care.


Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centers, says WHO

The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new treatment centers are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.


Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Utopia
8:00pm New Girl (Season Premiere)
8:30pm The Mindy Project (Season Premiere)
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Simpsons
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix