Alternatives to Sugary Foods/Drinks

Finding Alternates to Sugary Foods/Drinks: If you’re addicted to sugar or carbs and want to reduce/eliminate them but don’t know how, here are some alternatives to some of them: Soda pop:  One can of regular soda pop has at least 10 teaspoons of sugar in it.  Many of you drink more than one can per […]

Sugar is Everywhere! What Do I Do?

Eliminating Added Sugar Sugar is hidden in many foods that we consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, and ice cream. In fact, one can of soda has over 10 teaspoons of sugar in it!  It also lurks in almost all processed foods, including breads, meats, and even your favorite condiments […]

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad For You?

Sugar Substitutes So we have to give up sugar but what about sugar substitutes?  A sugar substitute is a food additive that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less calories.   Some sugar substitutes are produced by nature, and others produced synthetically.  Here is the low down on popular sugar substitutes: […]

How Does Stress Affect Weight Loss and Health?

Firstly, let it be known that 70% of all doctor’s visits are stress related.  Stress contributes to 7 of the top 10 killers in North America.  These would include heart disease, cancer and diabetes just to name a few.  Additionally, stress causes poor sleep which in turn is a major stress on your body.   Cortisol […]

Why Do I Need To Take Vitamins?

Our bodies can’t produce all of the nutrients that we need to function properly, so we have to eat them.  Vitamins are necessary for our normal growth and function.  Most vitamins cannot be manufactured within our body so we must get them from our foods.  Some doctors will say that you can get all the […]

The Rules of a Low Carb Lifestyle

I think following any diet that consists of low carb, HIGH good fats and moderate protein is the healthiest thing you can do for your body. I promise if you follow what I am telling you, you will start to lose weight right away and your energy will increase and most importantly, you will lose […]

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism or Under-Active Thyroid

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism or Under-Active Thyroid Hypothyroidism, also known as under active thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not manufacture enough of the thyroid hormone (thyroxine). Thyroid hormones regulate the way in which the body uses energy in every single cell of the body (your metabolism) and without enough thyroxine, many of the body’s functions slow down including your metabolism causing weight gin and many, many other issues.