Tag Archives: #diet

Is My Metabolism Slow?

Fitfree40/ September 4, 2019/ Health, Lifestyle, Weight loss/ 0 comments

You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. Maybe your hormones are out of whack. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that

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Does Metabolism Affect Hormonal Weight Gain?

Fitfree40/ July 1, 2019/ Health, Weight loss/ 0 comments

What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word used to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them

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Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating May Be Wrong and it Could Be Making You Fat and Tired

Fitfree40/ June 2, 2019/ Health, Weight loss/ 2 comments

It’s true – nutrition and diet info IS everywhere!  But how many of them talk about healthy eating and how it affects your hormones?  Or how over-processed food can negatively affect your hormones. Each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… and

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Pass the Potatoes Please

Fitfree40/ April 12, 2019/ Health/ 0 comments

Who thinks of Sunday dinner with the family and doesn’t think of roast beef and mashed potatoes with gravy and veggies?  Not me.  (Actually, that is still a thing in my family.  My mom makes the best roast beef  and gravy ever). Unfortunately, potatoes get a bad rap as being too high in carbohydrates (which can raise insulin levels when

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How much sleep do you really need?

Fitfree40/ January 21, 2019/ Health, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Reasons why sleep is so important We have all heard that a good sleep is important, but do you know why? Our sleep patterns affect everything from how we function, our weight and our eating habits, blood sugar imbalances and mental health issues.  Sleep constitutes one-third of our lives.  Not something to be taken lightly. We have all had a

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The Great Liver

Fitfree40/ January 8, 2019/ Health/ 2 comments

Did you Know….  That the liver has over 500 jobs every single day.  I was surprised by how versatile and resilient this one organ is and how it affects the rest of our body. For example, the liver is a filter for everything we put into our body and everything we don’t intend to … parasites, toxins etc. sorts what

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Are you treating your heartburn the right way?

Fitfree40/ December 17, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

What is HEARTBURN? According to antacid commercials, heartburn is excess stomach acid that is traveling up your esophagus and causing an uncomfortable, sometimes painful burning sensation.    So you eat whatever foods you want, then you self medicate with their products to relieve the discomfort.  Voila! But what exactly is in antacids?   As you can see, what seems like a

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Salt of the Earth

Fitfree40/ December 11, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

Salt has been given a bad rap and some of it IS warranted, however we do need some salt in our daily diet to be healthy. First, a background on salt Salt is an essential mineral needed to purify and preserve.  Go back to our ancestors and you will find that salt was used in everyday life from canning/brining the

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Acne Sucks

Fitfree40/ December 2, 2018/ Lifestyle/ 0 comments

Acne doesn’t have to be a part of your life.  You do have control. Everything starts from the inside and works it way out through our urine, bowel movements and through our largest organ, our skin.  The one thing we do every day that contributes to what is coming out through our skin is eating food. The acne causing foods

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Sugar – The Good Kind

Fitfree40/ November 27, 2018/ Health/ 0 comments

What is blood sugar and why you should care about it. Your blood sugar is what keeps your body working. From lifting weights, to walking to breathing (yes, even breathing), blood sugar is making all of this possible. We need blood sugar (glucose) flowing at all times as well as some in storage (glycogen) for times when it is not

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