What Is Intuitive Eating?

What Is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating is an approach that was created by two registered dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, in 1995. Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to health and wellness that helps you tune into your body signals, break the cycle of chronic dieting and...

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Processed and Ultra Processed Foods

Processed and Ultra Processed Foods

What are processed and ultra-processed foods?Unprocessed or minimally processed foods are whole foods in which the vitamins and nutrients are still intact. The food is in its natural (or nearly natural) state. These foods may be minimally altered by removal of...

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Metabolic Slow Down

Metabolic Slow Down

Studies show that calorie restriction can reduce your metabolismStudies show that weight loss reduces the number of calories you burn. According to one large review, this amounts to 5.8 calories per day for each pound lost, or 12.8 calories per kilogram. However, this...

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Understanding “Starvation Mode”

Understanding “Starvation Mode”

What does "starvation mode" imply?What people generally refer to as "starvation mode" (and sometimes "metabolic damage") is your body's natural response to long-term calorie restriction. It involves the body responding to reduced calorie intake by reducing calorie...

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What is a Calorie Deficit?

What is a Calorie Deficit?

​What Is a Calorie Deficit, and How Much of One Is Healthy?If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve likely heard that a calorie deficit is required. Yet, you may wonder what exactly it involves or why it’s necessary for weight loss. This will explain everything you...

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Addicting Foods

Addicting Foods

What makes junk food addictive?Addictive-like eating behavior involves a lot more than just a lack of willpower, as there are biochemical reasons why some people lose control over their consumption. This behavior has repeatedly been linked to processed foods,...

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Food Addiction

Food Addiction

People tend to get cravings when the brain starts calling for certain foods — often processed foods that aren’t considered healthy or nutritious. Even though the conscious mind knows they’re unhealthy, some other part of the brain seems to disagree. Some people don't...

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What is Thermogenesis

What is Thermogenesis

Thermogenesis is the process by which the body generates heat,or energy, by increasing the metabolic rate above normal. This rise in metabolic rate is referred to as the thermogenic effect, thermogenic response, or specific dynamic action(SDA).  Thermogenesis is...

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Weekend Gut Reset

Weekend Gut Reset

How do you know if your internal microbiome is healthy and happy? “It’s a gut feeling. Quite literally. With bacteria and other microbes vastly outnumbering the human cells in our bodies, we’re more bacteria than human. Our bodies can’t function properly without them....

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Signs of Vitamin Deficiency

Signs of Vitamin Deficiency

Brittle hair and nails can be a result of being deficient in Biotin. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, helps the body convert food into energy. A deficiency in biotin is very rare, but when it occurs, brittle, thinning, or splitting hair and nails are some of the most...

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