Category: Weight Loss

Why Eating Dark Chocolate is a Great Stress Reducing Food During a Crisis

Eating dark chocolate has been linked to improved cognition, better mood, better cardiovascular health, and stress reduction. Exactly how, why and how much chocolate do we need to eat to experience these benefits? The good news is it doesn’t take much. If you are a chocolate lover to start, then you are already familiar with… Read more »

5 Effective Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings That Really Work

When people crave sugar, they tend to reach for simple carbs like candy, cookies, or ice cream. If you swap those empty calories for high nutrient dense snacks, they will stop your sugar cravings in its tracks. The best thing to do is manage your sugar cravings efficiently rather than try to make them go… Read more »

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and Health

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is a method of eating for 8 hours and fasting for 16 hours. Eat between 10 and 6pm and fast from 6pm until 10 am. This sounds preposterous, right? Here’s why it works:   1) It lowers your insulin levels and and allows your body to burn calories more… Read more »

Is Exercise more important than Diet? or Vice Versa?

You can’t out-work out a poor diet,”  this is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition and exercise are both important parts of losing weight and building muscle. Nutritional habits will have a  greater impact on your body comp  and physical goals than any other fitness component. When a combination… Read more »

How and Why Insomnia Causes Weight Gain

During the past 100 years sleep durations have fallen while obesity rates have risen.  Coincidence? Sleep deprivation results in lower glucose levels even during subsequent recovery sleep. The insulin levels are elevated after sleep restriction. Insulin-to-glucose ratio increases, although after enough recovery sleep it eventually returns to normal. This variation in blood sugar argues against… Read more »