Category Archives: lifestyle

Lifestyle Choices to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

One of the main concerns we aim to address in our program is preventing the development of diseases associated with unhealthy weight and poor nutrition. After you eat the sugar in the digested food goes into your bloodstream. Then your body produces insulin to bring the sugar from your blood into your cells to either be used for energy or stored as fat for later. Type 2 Diabetes, or adult onset diabetes, is an acquired form of diabetes that occurs when your pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin for your blood sugar levels to stay within a healthy range. This is usually because your body becomes resistant to insulin. You are considered pre-diabetic if your fasting blood glucose level is between 100-125 mg/dl and if your fasting blood glucose level is 126 mg/dl or higher your are considered diabetic.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetics and lifestyle. Even if you are predisposed to type 2 diabetes because your parents and/ or other family members have it, you may be able to avoid or even reverse this disease by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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Recognize and Control Emotional Eating

You have had a stressful day at work, you are having relationship issues, you are bored sitting at home, and you turn to the fridge or cabinets. Whether it is conscious or unconscious, emotional eating is a common coping mechanism for a variety of emotions. When you eat you feel good for a minute, however the underlying emotions are still there even when the food is gone. Many turn to fatty and sugary foods and find that emotional eating sabotages their weight loss efforts. Then they end up feeling worse than before, beating themselves up for consuming unnecessary calories and not having enough willpower. When left unchecked emotional eating can lead to unhealthy relationships with food and unhealthy self image and self confidence. Continue reading

Sleep More To Boost Weight Loss!

The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7-9 hours every night. Other factors like pregnancy, aging, previous sleep deprivation, and sleep quality increase the amount of recommended sleep time. Unfortunately, many adults, especially students, full time workers, and parents are not getting enough sleep. Studies show that chronically sleeping too little or too much increases mortality rate and has a number of other side effects including weight gain. Read on to learn about how one very important thing you can do to boost your diet plan is to improve your sleep hygiene. Continue reading

Inflammation: The Reason You Cant Lose Weight That Nobody Talks About

Inflammation is a critical part of your body’s immune response, designed to keep you healthy. Everybody has experienced the inflammatory swelling and redness when you get a cut or a bug bite that is important for protecting your body against pathogens and trauma. However, there is also inflammation that you can’t see going on inside your body causing you to gain weight.
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8 Tips for Traveling or Eating Out!

So, you’ve been doing great:  you’ve tapered off sodas, you’re eating your protein breakfast, increased your veggies, you are losing weight, but now, you must attend some social engagements or maybe you have family travel plans where you MUST eat out!
No worries, we’ve got strategies for these expected life joys!  All you can do is do your best!  Nobody’s perfect, especially while traveling on the road or out of the country.   But you don’t have to gain weight! Continue reading

The Amazing Benefits of Walking

Walking is the most down played strategy of any health and fitness exercise! It’s easy, cheap, and adds loads of health benefits!

While everyone knows that you’ve got to start exercising for general good health and weight loss, many people lose motivation to get started by imagining the worst: that they must endure long, difficult work-outs that take up their limited time and energy.

The good news for all of you is that long, tedious work-outs are simply NOT required to get your weight loss plan moving. Simple walking right out your front door is actually the perfect exercise to kick off your weight loss plan

Skip the stress with thoughts of spending hours of time you don’t have at the gym and let’s look at the reasons why walking should be your kick off sport! Here are your top 8 reasons to start walking today!

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It’s Time to Say YES to Your Health and Well-being!

Congratulations on embarking on your new journey to health, wellness, and, of course, weight loss! We are thrilled to be a partner in your new adventure, and we wish you a warm welcome from all our staff, management and providers! We want you to have a fantastic experience, and we are committed to helping you in any way we can.

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Getting into FAT BURNING MODE

Are you wondering how to lose weight fast?

Check out these key factors for a successful weight loss program.

Most people’s primary goal when attempting to lose weight is to achieve fast weight loss and to get into fat burning mode as quickly as possible! However, it is important not only to lose weight quickly, but keep the weight off permanently!

The keys to losing weight are physical activity appropriate for your level of fitness, and eating a fat burning diet! offers you a comprehensive weight loss program including the latest science in diet and exercise and simple and effective weight loss tips to give you the tools you need achieve your weight loss and fat burning goals!

There are several factors that are critical to help you lose weight fast AND stabilize your weight loss for the long term. Do you know what they are?

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