Blogs about Metabolism

Cortisol "The Stress Hormone": How Can Stress Effect Weight Loss

Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?

Sarcopenia-The age-related loss of muscle mass

Everybody get older. It’s a common experience and one that can be depressing to think about at times, but there’s no escaping it. There are, however, ways to age successfully, even into your 80’s and 90’s. Successful ageing is healthy ageing. It is possible for most of us to maintain a very high level of physical function throughout a long lifespan but we should be aware of what we’re up against. 

Hot Weight Loss

If you enjoy eating spicy foods you're in luck. Besides being delicious, spicy foods have been shown to increase metabolism. That doesn't mean you can cover your junk food in hot sauce and make it healthy. Just eat healthy and add a little spice to it. Better Body, Better life!

Mistakes Women Make That Are PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING FAT!

My younger sister recently asked me for some help losing weight.  She had joined a local gym and was exercising almost every day.  She had lost a little weight initially but was not getting the results she wanted.  When I asked her about her gym routine she said she was spending 30-45 minutes on the elliptical trainer, followed by some core and arm exercises.  Sound familiar? 

Women and Weights

So many women today are so fearful of “bulking up” and becoming “too muscular” that they oftentimes avoid the weight machines, barbells and dumbbells completely. Women feel more comfortable and less intimidated using the cardiovascular equipment and you can usually find the majority of the females in the gym running on the treadmills, biking on the recumbent bicycle or striding away on the elliptical machine.

What is Metabolic Testing?

What is Metabolic Testing? Physiologic evaluations based on actual oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced for:

What is Metabolic Testing?

 Physiologic evaluations based on actual oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced for:  • Resting Metabolic Rate – a measurement of calories used to maintain basic life functions such as circulatory, respiratory and brain function.

WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL HUNGRY?

 You might think it has all to do with what you eat. However it has nothing to do will what you eat. The culprit is how you are sleeping. Research published in the Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology( a fancy term for hormones) and Metabolism found that a lack of sleep can impact your brain in such a way that pushes you towards the pantry, not away from it.

spinning my wheels

 had a good breakfast, proteit oatmeal pancakes, with one egg mixed and 1/2 cup milk, topped it with peanut butter, 2 strawberries and 5 blackberries. so yummy!!!!!!!  then i made it through spin class but holy moly the sweat keeps dripping, Do you know the more muscle you have the more fat you burn after. hmmmm you say , Its true. we keep burning calories even when we finish our workout. Thats a goal you can try. Push your self a bit more...

‎3 METABOLISM KILLING FOODS

 If you are in the process of losing weight or you wan to trim a few extra pounds aviod these 3 foods. 1. Canola Oil- Processing and refining of Canola oil leads to the creation of TRANS FATS which can do all Kinds of nasty things to your waist line and health. Use Olive oil instead.