Simply Cutting Calories Does Not Cause Weight Loss

We know there are many who have cut calories to lose weight, and have quite severely limited calories at times. And many do lose weight with this approach. However, it is almost always temporary and short-term. As soon as those individuals go back to eating a more “regular” calorie diet, the weight comes right back on. And many times when they do this, the weight comes back on with a few extra pounds for “good measure”. It’s called yo-yo dieting. It is very commonplace, and it is not healthy for the body.

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You might just be SURPRISED!

As people go through their lives, there are many different phases that we often go through. One that I find very interesting is when people have the OPPORTUNITY to really begin to get in TUNE with their bodies. With the American lifestyle (unfortunately) we tend to hurry-hurry-hurry…

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Carbohydrate Controversy

Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, but that doesn't mean you can load up on cakes and cookies to get your daily intake. Carbs should never be avoided, but it is important to understand that not all carbs are alike. Carbohydrates can be either simple (bad) or complex (good) based on their chemical makeup and what your body does with them.

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Know Your (FAT) Numbers

We often hear the phrase “Know your numbers” as it relates to our health. Typically, that phrase is related to knowing things like your cholesterol numbers or your blood pressure. Those are certainly good to know. However, there are other key measures many people need to be more finely tuned in to. Specifically, as we address in this blog, we’re talking about measures associated with people who struggle with their weight. You need to know your “Fat” Numbers!

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Don't Be So Sweet...

Sometimes we feel like having a little sweet treat but when sometimes turns into a lot of times, you can really do damage to your body. Sugar is the single worst ingredient in today's diet. It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases. Over time, because the calories from sugar aren’t fulfilling, this can translate into an increased calorie intake. Added sugars like sucrose and fructose do not contain any essential nutrients but add plenty of calories. There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins, or minerals in sugar. And let's not forget what Moms and dentists have told us for years - sugar causes tooth decay by feeding harmful bacteria in the mouth.

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