6 Weight Loss Tips (When You Can’t Find Motivation)

1. Remove “try” from your vocabulary. Just do it! Set one simple daily goal that you will stick with! If it’s eat one green vegetable, do it! If it is to walk 10 minutes, do it! If it’s avoiding all sugar, do it! Sticking with something day after day ingrains good habits. Small healthy habits lead to long term healthy body composition. 2. Stick to your goals with promises. Practice keeping promises to commitments you’ve...
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How Hormones Ruin Weight Loss Efforts

One in two Americans have some degree of diabesity (diabetes + obesity). This may be due to a fat-storing hormone known as insulin and the stress-related hormone, cortisol. How Does Insulin Affect Weight Loss? When you’re overweight or skinny fat (normal weight but you have too much fat mass, AKA – sarcopenic obesity), insulin becomes imbalanced and your cells become numb to the hormone. Thus, leading to insulin resistance. As a result, you experience blood sugar...
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How Your Genes Affect Obesity

Obesity can be related to the genes you carry, not just the blue jeans you wear! There is one particular gene called the Fat Mass and Obesity gene, or FTO gene, that may be part of your propensity to gain weight and resistance to shedding it. What role does the FTO gene play? For those of us who have difficulty losing weight, there may be help available. The FTO gene has been associated with an increased...
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11 Signs of Mold Illness

Mold is a big problem in most homes, but many people are unaware of the problem. Of course, everyone looks at the shower curtain, under the sink, or in the basement when he or she think about mold issues, but mold can grow just about anywhere. Mold can be found in drywall, in the roof (if leaks are present), and even in one’s Christmas tree. One study found that Christmas trees can breed mold, quietly...
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Fat: Friend or Foe?

Fat is one of the body’s most basic building blocks. The average person is made up of between 15 and 30 percent fat! Yet, for decades, we’ve unfairly demonized dietary fat. We’ve diligently followed a low-fat diet that almost always equates into a high-sugar and high-refined carb diet contributing to insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other numerous problems. Fat is an integral part of our diet; read below for 10 fat...
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10 Tips for Success in Life

How many of these tips do you have actively working in your life? Work on the weak areas and make everything else stronger. 1. Make it a priority to stay in shape. Losing weight is the top “New Years” resolution for Americans, and combined with “exercise more” and “stay fit and healthy” it is something that over a third of the population wishes to achieve. It’s easy enough to start an exercise and diet program,...
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Breaking Free from Food Addiction

We are emotionally driven by food. Our brains are biologically driven to seek and devour high-calorie sugary and fatty foods. We have to learn how to control our eating habits or our eating habits will control us. There are things you can do to help you counteract the parts of your brain that have you addicted to high calorie nutrient poor foods. But first, you’ve got to understand why the addiction developed in the first place....
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How to Satisfy Emotional Hunger

Many of us also turn to food for stress relief, comfort, or as a reward. If you’re an emotional eater, you may feel powerless over your food cravings. When the urge to eat hits, it’s all you can think about. Afterwards, you feel even worse. Not only does the original emotional issue remain, but you also feel guilty for overeating. We have to change emotional eating to mindful eating. Did you know you can learn...
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