Weight Loss

When Losing Weight, Beware of Eating Too Much Fruit

  While fruit is a nutritious food with many needed antioxidants, it is still a source of sugar and can limit weight loss.  Fruit contains both fructose and glucose in varying ratios depending on the fruit. Glucose is the primary sugar in starches like grains and potatoes and is the main source for glycogen for our muscles.  When muscle glycogen…

When Losing Weight, Keep Lifting Weight

Just because your goal is to lose weight, don’t think you avoid lifting weights. One of the greatest benefits of resistance training is insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity means that your muscles are receptive to insulin bringing fuel to be stored in the muscle- NO, this does not make you bulky. It actually provides energy for when you move those muscles.

The opposite of insulin sensitivity is insulin resistance which means that your muscles don’t respond to insulin so the fuel is diverted to your FAT CELLS for storage. Increased insulin resistance leads to, not only fat gain, but also diabetes.

What Affects Our Metabolic Rate?

What Affects Our Metabolic Rate?

We hear a lot about things we can do to boost our metabolism but how much of an impact do those actions really make? The majority of our metabolic rate comes from organ function and supporting our tissues. About 10% comes from the digestion of food (TEF) called the Thermic Effect of Food and 10-20% from our activity, depending on how active we are.

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