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 […]

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 […]

Inner Yoga

Our relationship with food is about far more than carbs, protein, fat, grocery shopping and cooking. This becomes quite apparent during weight loss, food allergy/sensitivity testing, and maintenance. Regardless of the specifics of your health and weight journey, emotional health intersects with physical and nutritional health…and this means care and attention must be directed to […]

Mindful Eating: Mindfulness Through Awareness

Metabolic Reset Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is the ability to take a step back to observe your thoughts, actions and emotions without judgment. It is about cultivating a deeper awareness of your habits and staying in the present moment rather than living in the past or future. This sense of awareness can be applied to all aspects of life; in […]

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.