Getting to Know Fat

Let’s talk about fat. We talk about it quite a bit in this program. We look at percentages of our total weight, we look at the number of pounds that equates to, and we know it’s important to see these numbers decrease. This is valuable—but do we really understand fat beyond our own numbers? Our […]

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.

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 […]

Ketogenic diet: not just for weight loss!

Ketosis is a physical state where your body is burning fat to use as energy. Fat is not our bodies’ preferred fuel; glucose (a type of sugar) holds this title. In our typical American diet we are able to keep our glucose-burning, intracellular machinery stocked so our bodies may not be used to burning our fat […]

What’s all the hype about Garcinia Cambogia?

What do you think about Garcinia Cambogia? Garcinia cambogia has received media attention lately for its use as a weight loss supplement. From the rind of the tamarind fruit, the bioactive compound thought to have weight loss effects is the naturally occurring chemical, hydroxycitric acid. Where can you find Garcinia Cambogia? If your mind goes […]

Getting to Know Fat

Getting to Know Fat

Let’s talk about fat. We talk about fat quite a bit in this program. We look at percentages of our total weight, we look at the number of pounds that equates to, and we know it’s important to see these numbers decrease. This is valuable—but do we really understand fat beyond our own numbers? Our body fat–how much we have, how we’ve accumulated it, and where we keep it can tell us a lot about our health. Our fat cells have a mind of their own. Releasing factors associated with inflammation, and hormones that dictate hunger and energy levels.