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What are Triglycerides Triglycerides are a normal substance found in the bloodstream and necessary for life. It provides fuel needed for body cells to function. Too many triglycerides floating in the bloodstream increases your chances of heart disease, stroke and pancreatitis.  Blood levels less than 150...

This edition will focus on what foods you CAN eat when it comes to controlling blood pressure.  I am sure you have heard that foods rich in potassium lowers blood pressure. Common foods name are bananas, potatoes, and orange juice.  Current evidence is showing that...

The food industry vigorously promotes the myth “a calorie is a calorie”. The body is WAY more sophisticated than we can ever imagine. However, based on these four simple facts, we know this is not true: 1. Fiber. You eat 160 calories in almonds, but only absorb 130—because some fiber calories...

It’s easy enough to say eat less, move more, but often more difficult to do. Here are a few ideas on how to make it easier: 4. CONSIDER NON-SCALE VICTORIES Your weight is determined by a variety of factors, including hydration, climate, when you last ate, bathroom habits and...

Regular exercise can boost metabolism, making creating a calorie deficit easier. Don’t miss the mark here, what you eat and drink is 80% of the equation. Exercise compliments a good eating pattern when it comes to weight loss. Effective exercise alone will improve health outcomes independent of weight loss...

It’s easy enough to say eat less, move more, but often more difficult to do. Here are a few ideas on how to make it easier: 3. LEARN HOW TO ORDER AT RESTAURANTS Eating out can rack up the calories, so knowing how to make healthy menu swaps...

It’s easy enough to say eat less, move more, but often more difficult to do. Here are a few ideas on how to make it easier: 1. REMOVE TEMPTATION If you’re trying to set yourself up for success, keeping donuts and chips around isn’t doing you any favors....

OK, so now you know about creating a calorie deficit; let’s talk about how to achieve it. There are two ways to lose weight: changing what you eat and changing how you move. Most people find a combination of the two leads to the most effective weight loss… If...

The new year has arrived! Along with it we all have new goals, high aspirations and fresh hopes for the coming 52 weeks. This past year has been an exciting one for us, while at the same time being trying and difficult at times. While we can't...