It’s easy to feel defeated when you have been so committed to losing weight and yet not see the results. Laboring for months, preparing food, working out, and dieting can take a toll on one’s psyche. And when the desired outcome is not there, it’s easy to literally just thrown in the towel. Unknown to […]
So you’ve been exercising and eating less, but you’re still overweight. You think there’s one thing to blame: slow metabolism. What’s Metabolism? Metabolism, as Medical News Today defines, “refers to biochemical processes that occur within any living organism—including humans—to maintain life.” In simple terms, it is the rate at which your body consumes energy or […]
The decision to lose weight to look good and feel good for life is one of the best decisions a person can make. Keeping a healthy weight gives a plethora of long-term benefits, ranging from the simple (the dress finally fits!) to the life-changing (lower cholesterol, normal sugar levels, etc.). However, because of life’s many demands every day, most people go for what’s easy and fast—like skipping meals.
But skipping meals won’t help you lose weight. In fact, it can make you gain more pounds. What’s more, skipping meals has also been linked to abdominal weight gain. A study published on the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry has also linked it to increased risk for insulin resistance. Continue reading
You see them in convenience stores, in candy stores or groceries. You often use them to perhaps reduce tension, improve oral health, and ward off cravings or fight off sleepiness. Have you guessed what it is?
It’s your regular chewing gum. It comes in different variants and flavors, from minty to fruity sweet to the sugar-free kind.
Chewing gum may seem like an innocent, harmless habit. But it becomes problematic when people use it for weight loss. Because contrary to popular belief, chewing gum may actually contribute to weight gain. Chewing gum is not a healthy appetite suppressant. Continue reading
You’ve been working out like crazy and you’ve definitely dropped some pounds. You were also able to tone your arms and legs. You even went a couple of sizes smaller. But you’d rather not tuck in your shirt Why? Because your belly is still bulging. You feel as if no exercise is going to help […]
Choosing to be healthy is always a good decision and to make it work, the decision should always start with the gut. As Hippocrates famously said, “All disease begins in the gut.” A healthy gut is now a key ingredient in keeping a healthy and full functioning brain, one that is more positive, more efficient, […]
If you have been trying to lose weight for years with exercise and diet, but the scales are not budging, you may be suffering from metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers to a set of risk factors and metabolic disorders that raise one’s risk for serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease, as explained by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Continue reading
When most people hear the word ‘fatty liver disease’, they immediately associate this with a high intake of alcohol. They believe that the only people who are at risk are those who are downing alcoholic drink after alcoholic drink. But, could you be at risk even if you aren’t drinking alcohol?
Too often, this is the case….
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when you have a high accumulation of fats in your liver (to the tune of more than 5-10% of your liver’s weight), despite not taking any alcohol in. Sadly, this condition is impacting up to 25% of Americans right now. Symptoms may be non-existent or you may be noticing that you are experiencing fatigue, jaundice, and swelling in the legs or abdomen depending on how severe of a case it is. Continue reading
Let me start off by telling you a story. A short while ago, I had a client come to me who was struggling to see results from her nutrition plan. She was doing everything she ‘should’ be doing. Tracking her calories, eating foods that were in their natural state, and exercising nearly every day of the week. But yet, things weren’t getting better….
After some careful observation, I found out what the root cause of her problem was….
Let’s face it, eating healthy can be hard work. If you naturally tend to crave high fat, high sugar foods, making the transition to eating fresh produce, healthy sources of protein, and good-for-you oils, nuts, and seeds, can be challenging. Not to mention, you have to prepare many of your meals in advance so you stick with it during the day. Continue reading
Do you know that the vast majority of people I see come to me because they can’t seem to lose weight? They’ve been dieting for what feels like eternity, but no matter what diet they do, they can’t see results. In fact, in some cases, the more diets they try, the worse things seem to be.
Sound familiar? If so, you aren’t alone…
Fortunately, you can fix this problem – and fast…. Continue reading
Did you know that whether or not you lose fat or gain fat very much boils down to your hormonal environment? Most people hate thinking about this. We like to think WE are in complete control over things, but the truth is, we aren’t. Our hormones are. Our hormones are what dictates what we eat, what we think, and even how we behave.
So would it come to any surprise that hormones also influence fat loss results? Let me share with you some information that I know will completely change the way you view your weight loss plan…
The real fact of the matter is that whether you get slim and toned or start looking softer and less defined may come down to whether you can control your hormones or whether they are left to run wild? Continue reading
You’ve been there, done that. It feels like you have been on every single diet on the planet! But yet, that scale won’t budge an inch.
Don’t give up yet! The fact is, it may not be that your diet is wrong but rather, the foods you are consuming don’t quite fit with getting you leaner.
When it comes to seeing optimal fat loss results, your metabolism is going to dictate the results that you get. If you have a strong metabolism that’s running high all throughout the day, you’ll be torching calories quickly, seeing optimal rates of fat burning taking place. Continue reading