What Is Intuitive Eating?

How To Eat Intuitively Intuitive Eating isn’t a diet at all. In fact, this program was created to be the antithesis of diets. The idea is based on the principle that we should trust our bodies and what they’re telling us instead of following a particular diet or expert. Two Kinds of Hunger To become an intuitive eater, you have …

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The Benefits of a Low Carb Diet

Made popular by Dr. Robert Atkins, a low-carb or no-carb diet has been a weight loss strategy employed by many. At its core, this diet is one that is mainly made up of foods high in protein in fat and negates the intake of sugars. There are two different kinds of carbohydrates: Simple and complex. Simple carbs are made up …

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Summer Season

Summer is upon us. It’s been long chilly winter and now is the time let loose and feel free. After being cooped up we want to get outside and enjoy all that summer has to offer. Warm temperatures, green trees and longer days. Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops and bathing suits. It’s also wedding season, travel season and a season full …

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Why Eating Healthy Isn’t Enough

“Why do I need supplements when I am healthy?” “I eat healthy and exercise regularly; do I still need a supplement?” “With a different report or news story every week… how do we know?” These are all questions we ask ourselves. Even with the best intentions, in the United States, most American’s diets are compromised, as the majority of vegetables …

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Hunger Hormones – Controlling What Your Brain Says to your Body

Like many things in the human body, cravings and appetite control are regulated by hormones. Leptin and ghrelin are both naturally occurring hormones within the body that affect appetite. Leptin is created by fat cells and decreases appetite, while ghrelin increases appetite. The body’s sensitivity to these hormones is what creates our feelings of hunger. An increased resistance to leptin …

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7-Keto and Weight Loss

7-Keto is the registered name for 3-acetyl-7-oxo DHEA, a stabilized version of 7-oxo DHEA which is a natural metabolite found in the body. As with all DHEA’s, 7-Keto declines in the body with age and by age 40 some may experience up to a 40% drop in levels of 7-Keto in the body. 7-Keto has a correlation with cortisol in …

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The Roll of Amino Acids in Weight Loss

Amino acids are the core of all cells in the human body. Therefore, intake of amino acids during weight loss insures the maintenance of muscle mass while losing fat. Overall, amino acids perform two tasks: synthesis of proteins and various biomolecules and the oxidization of urea and carbon dioxide. There are eight essential amino acids which the body cannot create …

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Taste Perceptions

Recent studies show that taste perception may have an even greater impact on our appetite than we may think. Our sensitivity to fatty acids in food can influence how much of that food is consumed, before it is digested to make an impact on the body, physically or psychologically. Based on evolution, it is probable that the ability to perceive …