• Blog,  Exercise,  Goals,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    A Different Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

    Have you ever heard the definition of insanity?  One way to explain it is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This is how I feel about New Year’s Resolutions. Don’t get me wrong, I love goal setting, vision boards and forward thinking but when it comes to health and losing weight I think resolutions that focus solely on weight loss are the wrong approach.   According to Forbes, the most common New Year’s Resolution…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Why the “Biggest Losers” can become the Biggest Gainers

    I was a huge fan of the show the Biggest Loser when it first came out in 2004. As a new clinician I was impressed, amazed and dazzled by the rapid and transformations that these people were making. My background is in Human Nutrition, and I was traditionally trained that measuring calories in and calories out with increased exercise was the preferred method for weight loss. So at the time, this show and their methods really spoke to me. Over…

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    Why a 10 Minute Workout CAN be Enough (Plus a bonus workout video!)

    Meet Kim Holmes, guest contributor to the blog this month. Kim is a Personal Trainer and the Owner of My Fit Coach. She helps busy women transform their bodies (and minds) through Online Fitness and Nutrition Programs. As a Mom of two young sons, she understands that you don’t have hours to spend at the gym. Her Online Programs are efficient, fun and most importantly, they make fitness fit into your REAL life. You can find out more about her services at www.myfitcoach.ca and connect on Facebook @myfitcoachPT. “I…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Your Belly Fat is its own Endocrine Organ

    What does that mean???   At one point we thought that belly fat was just something that made us feel uncomfortable in a bikini. Now we know that belly fat actually sends out inflammatory signaling molecules called adipokines and lipokines. Belly fat is considered an endocrine organ because it produces it’s own hormones! In fact, it produces upwards of 100 different signaling molecules some of which are anti-inflammatory, and some are pro-inflammatory.   The two most recognized signaling molecules are…

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    Live Long and Well: My new inspiration

    The good news is that we are living longer than ever before. The advances of modern medicine have allowed the average lifespan to increase by over 10 years compared to 1960.  The question is…are we living well. Take a look at this curve. The blue line represents the traditional and ancient wisdom of aging. It tends to not have people live as long, but people traditionally have a better quality of life. The red curve represents the western approach, where…