What is the Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a system that ranks foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood sugar levels.  Some foods make your blood sugar rise very quickly because carbohydrates like refined sugars and bread are easier for your body to change into glucose.  Carbohydrates like vegetables and whole …

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 Is Protein So Important?

Protein is a component of every cell in your body.  It is used to build and repair tissue, manufacture hormones, enzymes and many other body chemicals.  It is the building block of muscles, bones, cartilage, skin and blood.   Thanks to the low-carb and Paleo diets we have become more educated about the health benefits of …

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 …

Don’t let the scale get you down

Don’t let the scale get you down. Your weight fluctuates all the time. Remember that muscle weighs more than fat so if you started to exercise, you are burning fat and increasing muscle. Fat is actually very light. When you make soup and put it in the fridge, the fat floats to the top. A …