DIET: It doesn't have to be a 4-letter word!

DIET doesn't have to be a "4-letter" word. Let's think of it more in term of "LIFE". Now that's a 4-letter word we can live with. Well over half of Americans have tried to diet at some point in their lives. Goodness knows there are plenty of fad diets and providers that promise meals or pills to make you drop pounds.  But so many of us fail at dieting, why is that? For starters, you need to understand what your body needs because we are all different. Based on sex, age, activity level, and medical needs; every 'body' needs something unique. You can spend a great deal of cash on pre-made meals and still not lose weight or at least not as much as you may need. Maintaining a healthy weight is invaluable to maintaining good health. Heart disease, diabetes, anemia, depression, sexual abilities, and so many more issues are all exacerbated by excessive weight.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

A father was beginning to groom his young son to be a hunter. As could be expected, the boy was a bit apprehensive to make those hikes through the dark woods in the early morning hours. If you hunt, camp or maybe work in the early morning hours, you know that time of day can be quite eerie at times. Well, the father could tell how his son was feeling, and one day he asked him, “Son, are you afraid of the dark?”

The boy’s response was full of wisdom. He said, “No, Daddy. It’s not the dark I’m afraid of. It’s what MIGHT be in it!”

The anxiety, fear & overwhelm associated with weight loss is often much the same...

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Does Eating Fat Cause Me To Get Fat?

One of the biggest beliefs in weight loss is “if I eat fats, I will get fat.” For half a century, it has been pounded in to our heads as the truth. It simply is not. Actually, eating healthy fats will do very little to have a person gain weight. In fact, healthy fats will help a person lose weight.

Fats contain 9 calories per gram. Proteins and carbohydrates each contain 4 calories per gram. So at first glance, if a person used the thinking “if I cut calories, I will lose weight” then it appears to make sense. Unfortunately, as mentioned in a previous post...

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Ever Heard of “Metabolic Syndrome”?

If not, it’s time you did! A “Syndrome” is defined as a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease or the like. Check out some of the facts and figures recently posted on a popular health related website* regarding Metabolic Syndrome:

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What Is It?

What allows some people to achieve incredible levels of success in weight loss while others flop, flounder, fizzle and fail?

Question: What is the “secret” to success in weight loss? Is it simply having a plan? Is it having the right mental attitude? Is it science? Is it having the right accountability partner or team?

Answer: It’s all of these things … and more! If you are looking for the “magic bullet” you will be searching your entire life. Specializing and fully focusing on weight loss has allowed our team to distinguish some key ingredients of those who succeed in weight loss and control. In a nutshell, here they are:

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