Weight Loss

Healthy Foods That Make You Fat

Healthy foods that make you fat? Yup, it’s true. You see, the micro nutrients in food have nothing to do with the energy content in that food (also known as calories).  And at the end of the day, a food might be loaded with wonderful nutrients, but also loaded with energy / calories. Fat is simply stored energy. When we consume more energy than our body can utilize it will store that energy in our fat cells. So, no matter how healthy a food is, if it’s very high in calories and you are eating t

Quiz: Determine Your Ideal Macro Ratio

  1. In the morning, you:A. Don’t eat breakfast B. Have something light like fruit, toast, or cereal C. Have something heavy like eggs, bacon or steak, and has browns
  2. At a buffet, the foods you choose areA. Light meats like fish and chicken, vegetables and salad, a sampling of different desserts. B. A mixture of A and C C.

Metabolism Type: Fast Oxidizer

FAST OXIDIZERSFast oxidizers require foods with higher percentages of protein and fat than carbohydrates. Make sure there is protein in everything you eat including snacks.

Metabolism Type: Balanced Oxidizer

BALANCED OXIDIZERSBalanced oxidizers need equal amounts of carbs, fat, and protein. The ideal mix is 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat.

Metabolism Type: Slow Oxidizer

Eating by oxidizer type can help you lose weight and stay energized. But please remember to watch out for your calorie intake when figuring out your meals. While these foods are listed for idea oxidizer type, some of them are quite high in calories, so figure out your serving sizes according to how many calories you’re aiming to take in. **NOTE: Haven't taken the quiz yet to find out what oxidizer type you are?

Intermittent Fasting and Gut Health

Intermittent Fasting or IF — not to be confused with starvation diets – refers to the practice of restricting your eating into an 8 to 12 hour window over a 24 hour period. IF has become increasingly popular as it can help with weight loss (simply because you are eating less when you don’t consume that second dinner before bed).

MYTH: It's Hard to Lose Weight as You Age

Is muffin top a given once you've hit the big 4-0? Think there's nothing you can do to combat the inevitable? Think again!

The Truth: Sure, you can blame your excess weight and sluggish metabolism on your age, but the truth is that if you take a few precautions your body and metabolism can snap back into shape.

Why Diets Don't Work

If you feel like you’ve tried every diet and they’ve all failed you, this is absolutely the reason why.