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 […]

6 Ways to Bust Out of a Cold Weather Exercise Rut!

As the weather gets colder, do you find it harder to get yourself moving? With less daylight in the evening it can be a challenge for many working people to get the minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day to benefit your body and mind. Here are some creative ideas for how to transform […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walking Can Reduce Chocolate Cravings

So we all know that exercising is good for us, right? Well, a recent study from the University of Innsbruck, in Austria, has shown that in addition to its other many benefits, a short 15-minute walk can help reduce cravings for sugary snacks, like chocolate. For most, these cravings are all too familiar, especially in […]

Weighing in with Julie-Week 3

Day 15 So I weighed in today. Well it was a mixed bag. It was mixed because I really wanted to see after almost two weeks of pink that I might be back to 10 pounds within my goal, but not catastrophic because I actually nailed the number I really thought I was so it wasn’t a surprise. […]

Info Session and Walking Club Updates!

Hi All! It’s not too late to sign up for our FREE info session a week from today-August 27th, at 6:30pm. We will also be talking about opportunities for exercise support-including our new weekly walking group! Info and RSVP to Grace: info@metreset.com 206.853.6550

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.