How To Have a Fast Metabolism Detox

Diets don’t work. They’re hard to stick to, and they certainly can’t provide a cellular detox. If dieting were easy, people wouldn’t bounce from one fad diet to another. We’d probably all be on the “cookie diet” enjoying chocolate chip cookies at every meal! It’s time to remove the “diet culture” mentality. Dieting is not going to whip your body …

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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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How High Fructose Corn Syrup Affects Your Brain Health

It’s no secret, especially within the last 10-15 years that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not good for a healthy body. Unfortunately, the pitfall is that it is still found in so many foods. Most of us know that we will find HFCS in soda, candies and baked goods. But, many don’t realize it’s hidden in foods we might …

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Calories: Embracing a New Understanding

“Calories in, calories out!” “Reduce your calorie intake, lose weight!” “Eat less fat, lose weight! Remove carbohydrates, lose weight!” That is what we have been told and what we have always believed. However, we are now learning that the science behind losing weight is not that simple, and that our understanding of calories has been flawed all along. What exactly …

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Understanding the Phenomenon Known as “Skinny Fat”

We equate being skinny with being healthy. We think the person who can seemingly eat whatever they want and as much as they want is the luckiest person ever. We assume that just because someone isn’t overweight and can eat anything they like that they must be healthy. Not so, and here’s why. Weight is just a clue, an indicator, …

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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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How to Recover from Thanksgiving Feasts

Weight loss is a tough commitment that takes a lot of hard work and effort. Which is why it is very frustrating when the scale stays stuck, especially when one has followed a strict weight loss program including diet and exercise. FindMySkinnyGenes is an individualized weight loss program, that is based on one’s gene sequence, to determine diet, exercise and …

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3 Ways to Beat Your Weight Loss Genetics

Does it ever feel like no matter how much you exercise or eat less you fail to make progress?  Are fad diets robbing you of money and energy instead of making you feel healthy and vibrant? Genetics do play a significant role in our health – and that’s good news! Because this means that with some clever sleuthing, our bodies …

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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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The Importance of Drinking Water

It is a common saying that one should drink six to eight cups of water a day. Although we are all told this many times, recent studies are showing that a large percentage of children are not meeting their reference intake of water. With this information, it can be inferred that most adults are also not reaching their necessary amount …