Carbohydrate Controversy

Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, but that doesn't mean you can load up on cakes and cookies to get your daily intake. Carbs should never be avoided, but it is important to understand that not all carbs are alike. Carbohydrates can be either simple (bad) or complex (good) based on their chemical makeup and what your body does with them.

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Know Your (FAT) Numbers

We often hear the phrase “Know your numbers” as it relates to our health. Typically, that phrase is related to knowing things like your cholesterol numbers or your blood pressure. Those are certainly good to know. However, there are other key measures many people need to be more finely tuned in to. Specifically, as we address in this blog, we’re talking about measures associated with people who struggle with their weight. You need to know your “Fat” Numbers!

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Don't Be So Sweet...

Sometimes we feel like having a little sweet treat but when sometimes turns into a lot of times, you can really do damage to your body. Sugar is the single worst ingredient in today's diet. It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases. Over time, because the calories from sugar aren’t fulfilling, this can translate into an increased calorie intake. Added sugars like sucrose and fructose do not contain any essential nutrients but add plenty of calories. There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins, or minerals in sugar. And let's not forget what Moms and dentists have told us for years - sugar causes tooth decay by feeding harmful bacteria in the mouth.

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H2O... Why Water?

Why water? Well, not only is your body made up of a high percentage of water (up to 60% of the adult human body), but water consumption is crucial to many of your organ system functions. Dramatic changes in overall health have been seen, especially in third world countries, just by the addition of clean drinking water.

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What Causes Metabolic Syndrome?

When people continuously spike their blood sugar over and over again through the ingestion of high glycemic carbohydrates, they retain and gain weight over time. This leads to much frustration for an individual. Many people are simultaneously working out an hour or more a day and still not losing the weight they desire to, and many times plateau out in their weight loss.

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