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My Story: How I Finally Got Results

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A few years ago, when Patrick was deployed to Afghanistan, I determined to get into the best shape of my life. I worked out hard, ate clean, and restricted my calories–I expected results and fast! At the time, I worked as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and Health & Wellness director at my local gym. So in addition to keeping close tabs on my diet, I spent almost ever ...[Read More]

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

By Kate Horney There have been countless times over the past 10+ years working with women that I’ve talked with women who are frustrated that they simply can’t lose weight.  Many come to me in tears: they are consistent with their workouts, their nutrition is on point, and yet… they’re not reaching their goals.   Or even worse- they’re GAINING weight.&n ...[Read More]

4 Weeks Out – Carb Cycling Diet

4 Weeks Out – Carb Cycling Diet

A common mistake when women begin dieting is to cut out carbs- even the good ones. If you choose the wrong carbs, or eat too many carbohydrates, then yes- carbs will cause you to store fat. Limiting your carbohydrate intake is important if you looking for fat loss results, but some carbohydrates are needed for energy, and not all carbs are created equal. That’s why one of my favorite advance ...[Read More]

Ditch the Scale!

Ditch the Scale!

By Kristen Durnan   I have touched upon this topic many times, but it is an important subject that I run into a lot – fat loss versus weight loss – and at the heart of this issue is the scale.   Many of us monitor our success through the scale. Whether we are trying to get into shape for the summer, or want to finally fit back into those pants from freshman year of ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 6: Cortisol

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 6: Cortisol

Stress is something that busy women are all too familiar with. What you may not be as familiar with is the role cortisol plays in managing that stress! Whether it’s in response to physical, mental or emotional stress, when your body senses pressure, it responds. External factors include jobs, busy schedules, fussy kids, etc. In addition, internal factors include perfectionism, negat ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 5: Insulin

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 5: Insulin

Today as we focus on continuing to fix your fat fighting hormones, we’re looking at INSULIN. This is an anabolic storage hormone that is produced by the pancreas and serves to regulate carbohydrate and fat storage in the body.     The Insulin Cycle in Your Body: You eat! Yum! The food breaks down and gets absorbed into the blood stream. Your pancreas secretes insulin in response to the a ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 4: HGH

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 4: HGH

By Kate Horney   HGH is a fat burning hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland, and as the name suggests, is a hormone that stimulates muscle tissue growth. The production of HGH (human growth hormone) slowly decreases as we begin to age. HGH fuels childhood growth and development and continues to help to maintain healthy tissues and organs. Scientific studies relate the loss of HGH to ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 3: Leptin

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 3: Leptin

By Kate Horney   Yesterday we talked about the hunger hormone ghrelin, which causes your body to feel hungry.  Today, we’ll cover another hormone that may be making you fat: Leptin. Leptin is a hunger hormone, which is considered the counterpart to the hunger hormone ghrelin, and is produced by the adipose (fat) tissue. Leptin signals to your brain to let you know that you’re full.   ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 2: Ghrelin

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 2: Ghrelin

By Kate Horney   Are your hormones making you fat?  Or at the very least, are they causing you to feel hungry when your body doesn’t actually need fuel? It may seem simple: if you’re hungry, you eat.  But what causes you to feel hungry?  What if your body is telling you you’re hungry when food is not necessary?   Understanding why you get hungry is key to being able to lis ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 1: Estrogen

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 1: Estrogen

This week we’re helping you fix your fat fighting hormones! When hormones are not produced in proper amounts and are not in proper balance with one another, a variety of healthy problems can occur. From gas and bloating to issues when women try to conceive. Hormones play a role in almost every function of our bodies – including gaining weight or trouble with losing weight.     ...[Read More]