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Are Hormones Making You Fat?

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Take back control and slim down. As women, we know that our hormones can all too often be the culprit behind a variety of issues. Whether it’s breakouts you can’t believe you’re still having or that bloat that seems to always pop up at the most inconvenient times, they can certainly cause us grief. As you’d imagine, those pesky hormones can also be behind weight gain and the inability to Read More

7 Hormone Tune-Ups for Lasting Weight Loss

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Fast fixes for hormone harmony. “I can’t lose weight because my hormones are out of whack.” I have heard this sentiment from countless female clients. Women suffering from fatty liver, prediabetes, high cholesterol, gallbladder problems, and depression feel powerless in their struggle to lose weight and feel healthy. Hormonal imbalance has long been to blame for unexplained weight gain. As we age, many factors can upset the delicate balance between Read More

The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

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An interview with “First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman reveals five hidden causes of weight gain that might shock you. Written By: Valerie Burke, MSN I sat down with New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Fat Flush diet, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS to learn more about her latest book, The New Fat Flush Plan. Here’s what I learned. The classic Fat Flush was first published Read More

Detox Detractors

Avoid the sinister eight saboteurs. Excess fat, sugar, refined carbs, gluten, soy protein isolates, alcohol, mold, and dairy are big time detox detractors. They either lower enzyme activity—interrupting the liver’s efforts to transform toxins into nontoxic metabolites—or are linked to a decreased absorption of necessary detox nutrients. They can also create internal inflammation that inhibits your body’s ability to burn fat, where most toxins are stored. Avoid them while dieting Read More

3-Day SOS Metabolism Makeover

Lose 3-5 pounds in a flush! Help! So, you’ve been losing weight this summer, but now you’ve hit a plateau. Your resolve is beginning to wane. You’re having trouble sticking to your diet. You are really frustrated that the scale is not moving southward as quickly and effortlessly as it once did. Or maybe you celebrated a little too much for a special occasion or just got back from a “fattening” Read More