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ormones that cause weight gain

The Hormonal Imbalances Causing Weight Gain

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers produced by the endocrine system that regulate every function from breathing to eating and reproducing. In certain cases, an individual’s endocrine system will not function correctly, leading to a hormonal imbalance. When the hormones are out of whack, specifically for those weight-regulating hormones, it can make it harder to […]
Hormonal imbalances that contribute to obesity

How Hormonal Imbalances are Contributing to Obesity

Within the last decade, we have learned a lot about hormones and their impact on our weight. Hormones are chemical messengers made by endocrine glands (glandular organs) in our body that regulate various processes from how we sleep, grow, reproduce, and metabolize food, to name a few. The most commonly known glandular organs are the […]
Do Men Lose Weight Faster than Women

Do Men Really Lose Weight Faster Than Women?

There is a common belief that men lose weight faster than women under the same circumstances. And this belief reigns true in most cases. I see this all the time in my practice, where men seemingly have to do very little to lose weight compared to their female counterparts. 
Dangers of Coronavirus

The Dangers of the Coronavirus for Obese Individuals

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, is a virus that has gotten international attention in the last few months. Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, this virus has spread rapidly across countries, inciting fear in many individuals. But among all the media and news reports, what sources can you trust? And what does this […]
Blood sugar and diabetes

Blood Sugar and Diabetes: How It Affects Your Health

Have you noticed a spike in your blood sugar levels? Maybe you are under immense stress, or haven’t had the best diet lately, or have been fairly inactive. Even a big, carb-heavy meal will lead to higher blood sugar. So, just because you once registered high blood sugar doesn’t mean you’re immediately at risk of […]
How a bariatric patient can boost their metabolism for weight loss

A Bariatric Patient’s Guide to Boosting Your Metabolism

If you have been following this blog series, you now know what your metabolism is, the factors that affect it, and how dieting can damange it. There are several biological and physiological factors (gender, age, body composition, genetics) that contribute to the rate in which your body burns calories for fuel and they are typically […]
What is your metabolism

Defining and Understanding Metabolism

We have all heard about the connection between your metabolism and your weight. But do you really understand what that means? In this blog we are going to dive into the basics of your metabolism and how it affects your weight.
Fasted versus Fed Cardio

Fasted vs. Fed Cardio: Which if Better for Fat Loss?

Exercise is a very important part of living a healthy lifestyle and is recommended to many of our patients as it promotes weight loss, preserves your muscle mass, and improves your mood. But is it true that working out on an empty stomach can help you burn fat faster? In this blog, I am going […]