Should You Eat Every Time You Feel Hungry or on Schedule?

by Holly Klamer on August 29, 2016
Eat when hungry or on a schedule

The decision to eat something or not used to just be driven by if you were hungry or not.  Physical symptoms of hunger like low blood sugar, stomach rumbling and low energy indicate to the brain it’s time to get more energy from food.  Most people now are fortunate to […]

Can You Lose Belly Fat by Running?

by Holly Klamer on August 26, 2016
Lose Belly Fat By Running

Weight loss plans usually involve exercise as a means to increase calorie burn needed for successful weight loss.  Exercise has many health benefits and can be beneficial for long term weight loss and maintenance.  However, as researchers from a 2014 review (1) suggest, weight loss from following an exercise program […]

What is the Best Way to Lower My BMI?

by Holly Klamer on August 24, 2016
How to lower your BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of body size relative to your height and weight.  Measuring BMI can give a quick insight into if your weight can be considered underweight, healthy, overweight or obese.  The higher your BMI number, the higher your risk for chronic diseases such as: heart […]

How Protein Shakes for Weight Loss Work

by Holly Klamer on August 22, 2016
Protein shakes and Weight Loss

The appeal for protein shakes for weight loss is they can be used as a low calorie, easy meal replacement.  There have been many studies suggesting higher protein intake at meals may be helpful for weight loss while preserving lean muscle mass.  Protein also has a high satiety level which […]

What is Dragon Fruit and is it Good for You?

by Holly Klamer on August 19, 2016
benefits of dragon fruit

The dragon fruit is still not a common fruit choice in the US and Europe.  However, it naturally grows and is popular in Southeast Asia and parts of South America.  Dragon fruit did not come into the US commercially before 2008 due to concerns of the pesticides used on them. […]

How to Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally

by Holly Klamer on August 17, 2016
increase testosterone

Testosterone is a predominant male androgen hormone that helps regulate libido, sperm count, muscle and bone growth, production of red blood cells, mood and fat distribution.  If testosterone levels are too high or low, these functions can be affected in the male body.  If testosterone levels are too low, there […]