Blog

Weight Loss

How Alcohol Affects Body Composition

Is it really possible to enjoy your social drinking and maintain a healthy body composition? The answer may surprise you. We know many use alcohol as a way to relax at night or loosen up at parties, events and especially after a long week at work. But how much of an effect does it really have on your waist line? Several studies have shown that there is a connection to weight gain and alcohol consumption due to the amount of calories in alcoholic beverages, but how much alcohol one is consuming, …

Read more…

7 Secrets to Lose Weight Fast for Women Over 40

We all know it takes time to lose weight but if you're in a hurry these 7 secrets will speed things up. If you're a woman over 40 these will help you increase your metabolism as well as support your overall health.
  1. Drink Green Tea-drinking herbal teas like green tea, white tea and even black tea can ramp up your metabolism. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed drinking green tea is more effective than other teas at promoting weight loss because of it's high levels of c…

Read more…

Mindful Eating and Weight Loss

Mindful Eating and Weight Loss

Did you know that simply being mindful when you eat can help you to lose weight? There are two big reasons to be mindful when you eat:
  1. You will eat less and enjoy your food more.
  2. You will metabolize and burn food better rather than store it in your belly.
Study after study shows when we eat unconsciously, we eat more. In one particular study, participants were given snack food bags that automatically refilled from a secret compartment under the table. They we…

Read more…

3 Myths That Keep Us Fat

Myth # 1 - You must count calories to lose weight

This myth has been busted by science time and time again. Here are the results from one study:

Over 12 weeks people on a low-carb diet lost 223% more weight than people on a low-fat diet.

Here's the kicker... The low-carb group ate 63% MORE CALORIES than the low-fat group!

 

Myth # 2 - Exercise is the best way to lose weight

When it comes to losing weight, diet trumps exercise every time.

Now does this mean you shouldn't exercise? Hardly. There a…

Read more…

Cleansing and Weight Loss

You've likely heard of many types of cleansing programs and wonder are they good for me and will it help me lose weight? Cleansing and detoxification is a confusing subject for many and with good reason. You can look online and in stores and find many different ways to cleanse. Are they all good, can they be harmful, what will I eat, will I be in the bathroom all day? These are the typical questions that come to mind for many.

Cleansing has been around for centuries and is utilized by many cultur…

Read more…

Weight Loss Success-Beyond the Calorie Model

It's late December and you know what that means. Millions will once again make resolutions and attempt to lose weight. What weight loss mantra will you follow this year? Does this sound familiar to you? All you have to do in order to lose weight is create a calorie deficit-burn more through exercise and consume less from food. Sounds so simple doesn't it. Did you know that science is now showing there is much more to weight loss than simply playing the calorie game? What else affects your weight…

Read more…