Tips to make it through the sugar season!

Tips on how to reduce the effects of sugary treats during the holidays. They include eating a balanced diet, exercising, and supporting the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

Hormones and Weight Loss

Often times weight loss feels like a battle of the will. We feel that if only we had the willpower to eat less, we would lose weight. In fact, there are many factors beyond willpower involved in weight loss. At this very minute there is an intricate dance of several hormones occurring within each of […]

The link between stress and weight gain

  Do you ever notice your sweet tooth throbbing during times of stress? Or are you more of an I-could-eat-anything-in-a-bread-bowl type of person? It turns out these cravings are a natural by-product of cortisol, our fight-or-flight hormone. When you become stressed your brain signals your adrenal glands to release coritisol. Cortisol prepares your body to […]

Coconut oil is all the rage right now, but what’s all the hoopla about?

After all, coconut oil contains predominantly saturated fat, right? And saturated fat is still bad, right? Maybe not. There’s a profound quote often cited by scientists that goes something like this, “half of everything we know is wrong, we just don’t know which half yet.” It’s beginning to seem as though the connections we’ve attributed […]

Exposure to morning light may help with weight loss

Several recent studies have linked exposure to light in the early morning hours to a lower Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is a calculation of weight to height and is often used to assess overweight and obesity. A higher BMI is a risk factor for many diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic disease. […]

Increased Muscle Mass in Older Adults Linked to Longevity

A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that the more muscle mass older adults have, the lower their risk of death. In the study the researchers analyzed more than 3,600 older adults (men age 55 and older and women age 65 and older) who participated in the U.S. National Health and […]

Mushrooms in meals make a low-calorie, high-nutrient addition!

Mushrooms can help us meet our health and weight loss goals while on the Metabolic Reset and Weight Loss Program because they are a low-carbohydrate, low-calorie, deliciously savory addition to any meal. While we love them for their flavor, they also pack a nutrient punch. Mushrooms are a rich source of B vitamins, potassium, selenium, […]

Dietitian offers advice for healthy eating as a family

Jodie Shield, a registered dietitian from Chicago has co-authored the book “Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, $25.95). She recently shared some tips for improving the quality of family meals with the Chicago Tribune. Shield recommends taking advantage of your child’s interest in television cooking shows. She says it’s a […]