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Ketogenic Diet: the Best Solution to Your Weight Loss Problems

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The ketogenic diet is becoming a trend among people looking for quick, dramatic weight loss The diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carbohydrate food plan that shifts the body to burn fats as opposed to carbohydrates. Ketosis occurs when the body is burning fat for fuel and producing ketones (in the liver). The ketogenic diet is not for everyone, […]

Truth: When You are Stressed You Gain Weight

Here are 4 Strategies to Minimize Weight Gain When Stressed

It’s no secret that stress can wreak havoc on your metabolism. When your body is under stress, it releases the hormone cortisol, which causes an increase in appetite and cravings for “comfort foods”. In addition, it makes it much easier to accumulate belly fat. To make matters worse, excess belly fat releases chemicals triggering inflammation, […]

What You Need to Know About Insulin Resistance

What You Need to Know About Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas. Its main role is to allow sugar (glucose) from the food we eat into the cells so that it can be used for energy. Although insulin is mostly implicated in blood sugar management, it also affects fat and protein metabolism. When we eat a meal that contains […]

Why Can My Friend Lose Weight Easily and I Struggle?

Why Can My Friend Lose Weight Easily and I Struggle?

So you and a friend plan to go to the gym or yoga class to workout together and start eating healthy meals. You’re both about the same build with about 20 lbs. to lose. She drops 10 lbs. in a few weeks, while you’ve only lost 3 or 4. What gives? It all has to […]

 
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