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The Two Best Ways Fast: Why It’s Easier Than Dieting & How To Do it

  This is the third and last blog post on losing weight easily and naturally — and that’s because this is the very last week you can sign up to join my in my 5 day Weight Reset Class! The first article was on losing stress-related weight. The second was on naturally boosting your metabolism. This last one will be a quick intro to fasting — a great lifestyle modification that has long term benefits that are hard to beat: decreased heart attack risk, decreased diabetes risk, decreased cancer recurrence rates, even boosted longevity. I review all of these benefits …

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8 Highly Unusual But Effective Ways To Release Unwanted Weight

  Last week I shared with you a few tips on how to release weight that accumulates during times of stress, which happens to most of us over the holiday season. Stress weight gain is different from standard weight gain because it is stress-hormone driven. So focusing on rebalancing your adrenals — not dieting — is what works best. But today, I want to give you a few more tips on releasing regular, non-stress related, weight gain. Normal weight gain over time usually reflects a decrease in metabolism, so I’ve got a fantastic list of actionable tips — taken directly …

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Stress Weight Gain Is Different Than Other Forms Of Weight Gain, Here’s Why

    Gaining weight (or losing weight) unintentionally is a common response to chronic or acute stress. And stress weight is different from other forms of weight gain — it typically centers in the abdominal area and is the most stubborn type of weight to release. In fact, a poll conducted by the American Psychological Association found that most of us have experienced a significant weight change thanks to the stress of the pandemic.  The poll revealed that 60% of Americans report undesired weight changes as a result of this stress. But I’m here to help. You can definitely reset your …

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Holiday Eating And Drinking: What Party Foods To Eat (+ Why You Crave What You Do)

  Holiday stress isn’t just stress over picking out the perfect gift, figuring out how to afford travel (damn it’s so expensive!) or balancing social commitments. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well. So as holiday season gets underway I wanted to give you a few tips on how to navigate this tricky but wonderful time of comfort food, decadent desserts, and celebratory toasts.   If there was ever a time that people worry about their weight, it’s during the …

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Just In Time For Easter: How To Eat Chocolate To Boost Your Metabolism

      I’m really excited to tell you about today’s medical study, because I love chocolate so much and I particularly love milk chocolate. Most medical studies seem to focus on the healthy properties of dark chocolate (for good reason, as dark chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants) but I can’t seem to make myself fall in love with dark chocolate. But milk chocolate? Ummm yeah, can’t get enough. So this interesting medical study caught my eye. Published in the FASEB Journal, June 2021, researchers found that eating milk chocolate daily reduced the amount of calories that study …

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Your Ultimate Guide To A New Year, New You & A New Metabolism

      It’s no secret that one of the most popular New Years resolutions of all time is to lose weight. In my medical opinion, losing weight is not about reducing calorie intake, and it’s not honestly even predominately about what you eat at all. Although making nutrient dense food choices is a crucial part of your long term health, the type of weight gain I see most commonly is actually driven by stress. A combination of poor sleep, high cortisol levels, and a decrease in metabolism all combine to make losing weight, or even staying at the same …

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This Statistic Really Surprised Me About Fast Food (+ Quick Alternatives)

    I am always finding something interesting in the medical literature, but I have to say this one surprised even me. A study, published by the National Center for Health Statistics, found that on any given day, over 1/3 of all adults in america aged 40 – 59 years old (37%) are consuming fast food. One out of three! That’s 85 million adults eating fast food on any given day. And sadly, for younger Americans that number is even higher — almost half of Americans (45%) aged 20 – 45 years old are eating fast food on any given …

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