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Hormone Regulation and Weight Loss

Losing weight as all about calories in vs calories out……. Or is it? What if your hormones are so out of whack that your appetite, sleep patterns, and blood sugar levels aren’t what they should be as a result of less than optimal hormone production and regulation.  If you eat 1000 kcal every day you will lose weight, then your metabolism will adapt, appetite will increase and your body will become more efficient and burn less calories aka the slowing of your metabolism as it reaches its new setpoint. Each week your body will adapt and fight the extreme calorie deficit.  By understanding how...

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Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up feeling tired? Have brain fog during the day? Does your significant other complain about your snoring? You could have Sleep Apnea; the good news is by changing your lifestyle and losing weight these symptoms can become a thing of the past. Obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of heart failure by 140%, the risk of stroke by 60%, and the risk of coronary heart disease by 30%. What is it? Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. What are the side effects? High blood pressure Stroke Heart failure, irregular...

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Too Little Salt Is Bad For You?

Don’t add too much salt to your food, its bad for you.  Everyone knows this right? Or have we all been misled? When on a salt restricted diet, the body will use insulin as a tool for preserving and using the sodium it does have. Below I give an overview of a few studies that support the notion that low salt diets can have a negative impact on insulin sensitivity and early death. In one single-blind crossover trial done on 147 non-obese normotensive subjects aged 19-78 years were randomly assigned to a low salt diet of 20mmol or a high salt diet of 300mmol sodium per day for 7 days each....

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Top 10 Things You Can Do TODAY To Start Burning Fat and Lose Weight

We get asked this a lot, so we compiled the Top 10 things you can do today to start burning fat and to lose weight: #1 - Set SMART Goals S - Specific The worst-case scenario is that you have no goal whatsoever, how can you get where your going if you don’t know your destination? The next worst-case scenario is your goal is too vague.  Instead of you goal being to lose weight, a better goal would be I want to lose 10-lbs of body fat over the next 5 weeks while preserving my lean body mass as much as possible.  The more specific the goal the better. M - Measurable It is important to chose a...

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How the Sugar Industry Put the Blame on Fat

Facts versus Reality Look We all have been told to go easy on the butter, and not to eat to many eggs or red meat because of the saturate fat or cholesterol. Now, I’m not saying to eat a stick of butter, a dozen eggs and 2lbs of steak every day. However, I do believe in all things in moderation, but this doesn’t mean that these animal products need to be eliminated from a diet completely in order to be healthy. I also believe that the negative effects of sugar have been grossly hidden from the public eye. The negative impact that nutrient rich foods like grass-fed butter, cage-free eggs and...

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Making a Behavior Change For Weight Loss Success

Losing weight is simple right? Just move more and eat less, sounds simple enough.  It is that simple, but if it were that easy 69% of Americans wouldn’t be overweight. Unfortunately, the SAD (standard American diet) style of eating coupled with a sedentary lifestyle has caused our nation to become embarrassingly overweight and unhealthy. Imagine 2 people, one thinks short term and the other thinks long term.  The two people want to see the view of the mountains better.  They both get the idea to walk up the stairs of a building to get a better view.  Person #1 walks up...

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Top 10 reasons you don’t stick to your new year’s resolutions

Top 10 reasons why we don’t stick to new year’s resolutions Reason 1: Giving up too Easily It easy to get discouraged and lose interest while trying to achieve your resolution and giving up to easy is a trap that we can all fall into.  By the time February rolls around the excitement wears off and that’s where the power of positive reinforcement comes into play helping you gain momentum and make continual progress.  Setting smaller more achievable goals will put you on the path to success without getting discouraged. So many goals, but why do we fail? Reason 2: Time Management Too...

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Sleep and weight loss

Learn about the connection of Sleep and weight loss Failing to get enough sleep could be the biggest barrier holding you back from your weight loss goals. But how could sleep impact weight loss so much? When you are over tired your brain’s reward center becomes overactive and you find yourself looking something tasty that will make you feel good.  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition observed that when people are deprived of sleep their late-night snacking increased, and participants were more likely to choose high-carb snacks. Not only does starving yourself of sleep affect how your...

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Tips For A Thinner Thanksgiving

Holidays are always tough for dieters, and Thanksgiving is usually the most difficult holiday for your weight loss journey. Well you are in luck as we have put together some helpful tips to support you through this holiday. We also have some yummy recipes for a thinner Thanksgiving and a healthier you. Good Luck! Get active Start ramping up your exercise routines in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. You can lose a few extra pounds going into the holiday, knowing that you are going to overeat and gain some weight.  Go on a few brisk short walks the day of Thanksgiving, and do some extra...

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Pros and Cons of Fat and Affect On Your Weight Loss Journey

Don’t be afraid of saturated and monounsaturated fat in your weight loss journey, they actually can help reduce your risk of stroke and early death, whereas too much carbohydrate puts you at an increased risk of early death. Dietary fat intake is extremely important and greatly misunderstood. We need fat to properly process fat soluble vitamins, produce hormones, and they can help us feel full and help control our blood sugar. Consuming too much fat however, can cause us to be in a calorie excess which will lead to weight gain and other negative health consequences. Fat is the most calorie...

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