Mindfulness in Weight Loss

Mindfulness could be the key to your weight loss success. Being mindful simply means to give your full attention to your environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences.

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This is one of those key articles I keep coming back to for some insightful strategies:

Mindfulness in Weight Loss (click here)

By |August 6th, 2014|Weight Loss|Comments Off on Mindfulness in Weight Loss

Food sensitivity testing changes lives

I discovered on a recent FB post my favorite cousin has found food sensitivity testing extremely valuable to produce better health along with weight loss and looking fabulous!

http://www.wpbf.com/health/food-sensitivity-test-leads-to-better-health-weight-loss/27209246#!bsAqbK

By |August 1st, 2014|Food Sensitivity, Weight Loss|Comments Off on Food sensitivity testing changes lives

Is Sugar Toxic?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health. Featured is the study and research on the topic by Dr. Robert Lustig, a well-known specialist in pediatric obesity and endocrine disorders.

Click here to see the full report on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

“… the answer to the question of whether sugar is as bad as Lustig claims is that it certainly could be. It very well may be true that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, because of the unique way in which we metabolize fructose and at the levels we now consume it, cause fat to accumulate in our livers followed by insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, and so trigger the process that leads to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. They could indeed be toxic, but they take years to do their damage. It doesn’t happen overnight. Until long-term studies are done, we won’t know for sure.”

 Click here to read the New York Times Magazine article on the viral success of Dr. Lustig’s lectures.

 

 

By |February 8th, 2014|Information, News, Research, Weight Loss|Comments Off on Is Sugar Toxic?

23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets – Time to Retire The Fad

Few things have been debated as much as “carbohydrates vs fat.”

Some believe that increased fat in the diet is a leading cause of all kinds of health problems, especially heart disease.

This is the position maintained by most mainstream health organizations.

Click here to read the full article.

By |February 6th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on 23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets – Time to Retire The Fad

Dr. Eric Westman on the benefits of low-carb diets

I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Eric Westman speak last weekend on the benefits of low-carb diets. The concept that the human bloodstream contains only one teaspoon (5 grams) of sugar in the fasting state provides a powerful visual for how hard the body has to work to return to that state after eating carbohydrate and also how easy it is for the body to store the excess sugar as fat. Dr. Westman is the author of The New Atkins for a New You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVsA5Fk-_Ig

 

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Photo Chronicle of a “LoseIt!” Success Story

Matthew Mullins began his weight loss journey after the doctor told him he needed high blood pressure medication. He was 32 years old.

Here’s a motivating story about a 32 year old man who became inspired to change his diet and exercise habits when his doctor told him he needed high blood pressure medication. He chose to use the “Lose It!” application and found it was “like a game” to constantly be trying new combinations of foods and exercises, making gradual changes over time that would last a lifetime. Check out the photo journal of his 40 pound weight loss then imagine how much more effective this strategy can be if you were to receive weekly counseling, education, and support along the way and your health coach is monitoring your Lose It! log and holding you accountable? The time is now. Contact me for more informatio

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Matthew Mullins had an “aha” moment when doctors put him on blood pressure medication

Mullins has lost more than 40 pounds and is still losing

He says he’s noticed a huge difference in how guys approach him now

Mullins is gay; studies show gay men struggle more with body image than straight men

Click here to read the full article.

Photographer chronicles his weight loss

By Jen Christensen, CNN
updated 7:22 AM EST, Mon December 2, 2013

 

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Better health not about Obamacare, it’s about you.

Better health not about Obamacare, it’s about you

 

By Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
updated 8:53 PM EST, Mon December 2, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sanjay Gupta: Moral hazard causes some to neglect health when they get health insurance
  • He says Obamacare alone won’t guarantee good health; personal habits must do that
  • He says research shows 30 minutes of daily exercise cuts heart attack, stroke risk by a third
  • Gupta: It’s time to stop playing defense on your health; instead, start optimizing it yourself

 Watch this video

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/02/opinion/gupta-health-optimize/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook

Let’s applaud those who have remarkable healthful behaviors and cheer even louder for those who make the commitment to start now.

Better health is achievable! If you want some guidance, education and support, sign up now for a January 2014 Lose it for Life Program at 2013 prices.

Contact me for more information.

By |December 3rd, 2013|News|Comments Off on Better health not about Obamacare, it’s about you.

Workout Nutrition Guide

This quick reference guide makes thinking about your pre and post work-out nutrition super basic and easy to incorporate into any routine. Have a look!

The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition [Infographic]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Information|Comments Off on Workout Nutrition Guide

“Flawed Calculators” for Cholesterol as indicator for statin drug use?

Do we get it yet?  That all the calculations in the world likely equate to the need to live better and gain health through lifestyle changes and modifications which reduce excess weight and visceral fat, as well as improve lipid profiles, muscle mass, and inflammatory processes. There is no “calculator” which would predict a need for a “statin medication” without ALSO predicting the need to change the way people live for longevity and quality of life…

Last week, the nation’s leading heart organizations released a sweeping new set of guidelines for lowering cholesterol, along with an online calculator meant to help doctors assess risks and treatment options. But, in a major embarrassment to the health groups, the calculator appears to greatly overestimate risk, so much so that it could mistakenly suggest that millions more people are candidates for statin drugs.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/health/risk-calculator-for-cholesterol-appears-flawed.html?pagewanted=2&ref=health

 

By |November 19th, 2013|Information, News, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Flawed Calculators” for Cholesterol as indicator for statin drug use?

Banning Artificial Trans Fats? Read the Label; Check Fat Content…

Will the US be next to ban artificial trans fats in packaged foods and restaurants? The FDA has made the proposal. Known to be a major contributor to heart disease, these fats have been substantially reduced in our diets. However, “The artery is still half clogged,”. Scientists emphasize though that saturated fats are still an enormous problem in the American diet, and that Thursday’s ruling should not give consumers false security “In the push to reduce trans fats, people have been forgetting that saturated fats are much worse because there is a lot more saturated fat in the diet than trans fat,” Read the article, then read the label! Better yet, reduce your consumption of packaged foods and be an educated consumer in enjoying dining out. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/health/fda-trans-fats.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&ref=health

By |November 10th, 2013|Information, News, Research, Weight Loss|Comments Off on Banning Artificial Trans Fats? Read the Label; Check Fat Content…