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Myth: Only the Scale Knows

Myth: The Scale is the Only Way to Know It’s Working The weight scale has become an obsession for many people. They weigh themselves every day (sometimes multiple times in a day) and then get emotionally worked up if they are up half pound or are not losing the weight fast enough. This obsession with…

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Myth: Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days

Myth: Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days Did you know that losing more than 2 pounds a week puts you at risk? Studies show that people who lose more than 2 pounds in a week through dieting are more prone to health hazards compared to others who follow a sustainable weight loss program (and who…

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Myth: Supplements Can Help You Lose Weight

Myth: Supplements Can Help You Lose Weight The cause of the unwanted weight gain is a breakdown in the health of the body. There is a breakdown in the organ system, glandular system or hormones, etc. somewhere in the body and the result is fat-storing. The weight loss supplement industry is massive. There are all…

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Myth: Losing Weight is a Linear Process

Myth: Losing Weight is a Linear Process Once you start on a weight loss program it is all downhill, right? Unfortunately, losing weight is usually not a linear process, like some people think. I have noticed that your body type greatly influences how quickly or slowly you lose those unwanted pounds. Some people will lose…

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Myth: You Have to Lose Weight to Get Healthy

Myth: You have to Lose Weight to Get Healthy You have no doubt heard that you should lose weight so you can be healthier. Obesity and weight gain has been linked to higher risk for diseases like diabetes, arthritis and stroke. Right? People have been pushing the idea that fats directly causes these other problems.…

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Myth: Counting Calories is the Way to Lose Weight

Myth: Counting Calories is the Way to Lose Weight “The formula for losing weight really quite simple,” said Dr. Carl Hastings, head of research, development and manufacturing of a nutritional company. “The calories coming in need to be less than the calories going out.” In other words, the way to lose weight is to eat…

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Myth: All “Calories” are Equal

Myth: All “Calories” are Equal The calorie is a measure of energy in food. All calories have the same energy content. However, this does NOT mean that all calorie sources are treated equally in the body. Different foods go through different metabolic pathways and can have vastly different effects on hunger and the hormones that…

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6 Hormones that Burn Fat

6 Hormones that Burn Fat in Your Body The Holy Grail of weight loss seems to be how to “burn” the fat. Fat is not actually “burned” in the body but is broken down and converted from a stored or potential source of energy into an accessible form of energy. We think of hard, heavy,…

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3 Fat Blocking Hormones

3 Hormones that Block your Fat-Burning Efforts Despite getting plenty of exercise and cutting calories, many Americans are not able to lose weight. We can’t just blame it all on “You’re eating too much, ” or “You’re not exercising,” or “You’re getting old,” or “You are a woman and going through ‘the change’”. Weight loss…

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Truth about Weight Loss Drugs

In the mid to late 90’s, some 14 million prescriptions were written for Phen-Fen, a diet pill. It was extremely popular for weight loss before it was discovered to cause fatal heart problems and was pulled from the market. Doctors are calling for better medications and the industry is listening. With many weight loss medications…

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