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Why I Discourage Calorie Counting

The expectation (and sometimes fear) of counting calories nearly always comes up in conversation with a new client or someone inquiring about working with me. Most are surprised when I say I do not require diligent food tracking and calorie counting, and then shocked to discover I won’t be giving them a food plan. My …

Inflammation Can Make You Fat

Obesity is associated with chronic, low-level inflammation. In some cases it can be hard to determine if obesity or inflammation came first, as each condition feeds upon the other. For the purpose of this brief article I will exclusively discuss inflammation’s role in obesity promotion. Inflammation can promote obesity through disrupting the body’s ability to regulate …

Three Ways to Stay Full Longer

Chew, chew, chew, it is the thing to do! The benefits of chewing one’s food cannot be emphasized enough, simply because it is so damn simple yet so freaking hard! Chewing does three main things to increase satiety: it signals the lowering of ghrelin levels (a ‘hunger’ hormone) and boosts satisfaction hormones CCK and GLP-1*, basically sending …

What’s Your Sabotaging Persona?

We all have things which trip us up and set us off course from our goals. The most common difference between those who succeed and those who do not is simply that the successful ones pick themselves up and keep going. They do not allow a set-back or self-sabotage permanently derail them. When things are …