Join Us in Welcoming Siona to Starkel Nutrition and the Metabolic Reset Weight Loss Program

Siona Sammartino

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Siona Sammartino, MS, RDN. Siona is a graduate of Bastyr University and has been practicing for 6+ years. She will manage the Metabolic Reset Weight Loss Program, taking over from Brooke Brandeberry who is going on maternity leave at the end of this month, lead seasonal group cleanses, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Optimism: Is it the key the healthier eating?

Have you ever felt like some women adapt to healthier eating faster than others? Ever wonder why some women have more success with healthy eating habits? There may be proof that having a positive outlook helps. Researchers from the Women’s Health Initiative, a study of 13,500 postmenopausal women, found that women who were more optimistic […]

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 […]

Urge-surfing

What would you do with nine boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the house? Eating them is probably not weight-loss friendly, freezing them only makes them taste better, and parting with a few would send your household into rebellion. A technique developed in the 1980s to treat addiction may come in handy here. It’s called […]

Get Started Today

  Begin your journey by contacting us today to learn more. We understand that you may have further questions, and we are happy to talk with you about your options. Additionally, we hold free monthly informational sessions where we discuss program details, and hear from current clients about their experiences. Who are our clients? Our clients are […]

Missing pasta? We’ve got a solution for you!

If you thought your weight-loss diet was getting a bit monotonous we would like to introduce you to the spiralizer! This kitchen gadget produces two thicknesses of noodles and a large spiral from any number of vegetables. Items on our shopping list such as cucumber, eggplant, jicama, pumpkin and zucchini make perfect spiralized dishes! You […]