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The Scary Truth About Diets

By | 2017-10-17T13:48:43+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Weight Loss Articles|

Worldwide, more than one billion people are overweight, and over one million of those are children. According to one recent study, obesity has doubled in nearly half of all countries since 1980, and there are now actually more adults who are obese than those who are underweight.

So what has changed? The traditional diet of real food produced by local farmers has been replaced by ultra-processed food that is designed to be over-consumed, and is even addictive. These processed foods cause blood sugar imbalances, in addition to leading the brain to release feel-good chemicals that provoke even more cravings. They raise blood sugar quickly and in the subsequent crash, create cravings for that same kind of food again. In fact, scientific evidence has shown that these junk foods, which are generally high in sugar, fat and salt, have similar neurological effects to hard drugs.

Yet it isn’t simply the ingredients in these foods, but the combinations of sweeteners, fat, salt, flours, and caffeine, which have been extracted and concentrated by modern processing that create the lure. A bottle of oil and a cup of salt, or sugar is not very appealing until they are combined and added to other ingredients.

Another study revealed that over 90% of its participants had addictive-like eating behavior towards processed foods with high amounts of fat, added sugar or sodium. Although the participants wanted to quit eating them, they were unable to do so. However, the least addictive foods were found to be the whole, unprocessed foods. It is probably a rarity to find broccoli on a list of binge items.

Unfortunately, the future looks even more bleak for children, as research is demonstrating that

Stay on Track This School Year

By | 2017-10-17T13:39:33+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Weight Loss Articles|

 

It’s hard to believe that summer is over and it’s back to school time once again. With the hustle-bustle of school and schedules it seems there’s often little or no time for meal prepping or making a healthy dinner. In fact, with minimal free time and so many other priorities in your schedule, spending time to plan healthy meals for your family can be a real challenge.

Yet most people readily acknowledge the benefits of eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. Eating healthy can prevent disease, improve your appearance, and increase your energy, helping you to perform optimally throughout the day. Additionally, preparing meals at home is not only good for your health, but also for your budget.

Moreover, evening meals are important times for families, and provide an opportunity to teach your children and to set an example by establishing healthy habits. If these aren’t reason enough, remember that eating healthier can boost your mood, help with better brain function, assist you with sleeping better and handling stress better, boost your immune system, and reduce associated health risks.

The key is to always keep your end goal at the front of your thoughts and regardless of how many activities you schedule for you and your children, make sure you schedule time for yourself. Make time for what matters most.

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September is Self-Improvement Month

By | 2017-10-17T13:38:48+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Weight Loss Articles|

September is Self-Improvement Month, a time to take the opportunity to consider your goals, set a plan, and to love yourself enough to take the steps to improve yourself in the ways you deeply desire. Enhancing your self-worth, growing your self-confidence, and making the quality of your life a priority, are a few of the critically important benefits you can expect when you take the time to care of your own well-being.

Moreover, research has shown that when you succeed in reaching one goal, it can give you the confidence to attain other objectives that you desire. This domino effect can have far-reaching implications that could improve your relationships with others, your work and financial situation, and many of the other areas of your life.

In fact, caring for yourself is not being selfish, it’s about respecting yourself and making the healthiest possible choices. One of the best ways to do this is to eat healthy foods that will nourish your body, and include daily exercise to keep your body strong and well-functioning, to give yourself the energy and positive attitude to handle life’s oftentimes exhausting demands.

Of course, one of the nicest benefits is being able to look in the mirror and feel proud of the way you look and the way your clothes fit. Most importantly, remember that you deserve it! After all, when was the last time that you thought your body was amazing?

Developing strategies that can help you to have a new relationship with food, and learning behavioral changes that can help you succeed, can enable you to enjoy the rewards of both a better quality, and likely longer life. You’ll find that it’s worth

Stop Cravings and Keep the Weight OFF!

By | 2017-07-03T13:50:06+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Weight Loss Articles|

Each of us take vacations, celebrate holidays and enjoy special occasions. Festive meals are often the centerpiece of these events. In the moment, they are a time when many of us fall off our nutritional plan. The decision to go off plan in advance, a planned deviation, is an art that, once mastered, can help stop cravings and maintain weight loss and optimal health.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Zika Virus Naturally

By | 2017-06-26T16:57:48+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Weight Loss Articles|

Mosquito-borne illnesses are becoming more prevalent around the world and even in North America. Reports of the Zika virus and the mosquito species that spread it have arrived in South Florida. But before you reach for that DEET, it’s important to know about natural alternatives to insect repellent that don’t pose the health risks of applying poisonous pesticides to your skin.

Reduce Cholesterol Naturally using Plant Sterols and Stanols

By | 2017-05-11T18:31:05+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Weight Loss Articles|

Virtually everyone is aware that high cholesterol is associated with increased likelihood of coronary heart disease and stroke. To reduce cholesterol, the first step is to reduce consumption of foods high in cholesterol, such as fatty foods, dairy and meats. Western trained physicians often recommend the use of statins, which have been shown to be effective at lowering cholesterol and have proven cardiovascular benefits. Plant sterols and stanols have been shown to lower cholesterol naturally.

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