Category Archives: Weight Loss

Ben Greenfield’s Top Two Recommended Ways To Fast For Longevity

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This is a guest post from WellnessFX practitioner, Ben Greenfield. Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life.” Ben blogs and podcasts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys. To learn more about Ben’s practice, education, and specialties, skip to the bottom! 

While they are unlikely to be familiar with popular fasting acronyms such as CR, IF, DTRF, ADF or FMD, centenarians in Blue Zones like Nicoya, Sardinia and Okinawa tend to eat relatively small portions of whole foods, consuming a low to moderate calorie diet by being mindful of their hunger and avoiding calorie-dense, fat- and sugar-laden processed and packaged foods.

Okinawans practice the traditional cultural rule of hara hachi bu, which means eating only until they are about 80% full. Typically, most meals are consumed within an 8- to 12-hour feeding window throughout the day, referred to by researchers as a “compressed feeding window.” This is the same window observed in many of the new, Westernized forms of fasting- or caloric-restriction-based diets, most of which involve at least 12 to 16 hours of not consuming calories during a given 24-hour period.

So why do all these different forms of fasting seem to work so well? You’re about to discover why, along with a quick primer on fasting and the two methods of fasting that I’ve personally found to be most effective for me and my clients. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Behavior Changing Tips to Amp Up Your Health & Fitness Goals

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Whether you love attacking New Year’s resolutions or if that word ignites an allergic reaction in you, there’s no time better than now to make a change.

The reality is that if you want to change something, you have the power to change it, no matter what day of the year. When assessing some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, the list seems to stick to three common themes:

  1. Losing (weight, debt, stress)
  2. Gaining (muscle, financial stability, a new job)
  3. Giving (volunteering, recycling, charitable donations).

Whether you’re trying to lose, gain or give, the opportunity can be intimidating if it’s something you’ve been waiting to tackle for a while. Try attacking using these 5 tips Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

MEGA, The Easiest Way to Remember What Your Thyroid Does For You

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Ever wonder why you have more difficulty losing fat than most? One influencer of your metabolism can be your thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped gland sitting around the throat. In addition to metabolism, this gland impacts some of the most important systems in the body.

Furthermore, there are an estimated 20 million Americans experiencing a thyroid condition of some kind. Could you be at risk?
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Special Offer Now Available: New Year Jump Start Package – Lose Weight, Ditch Stress, Get Healthy

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Are you envisioning a healthier outside, inside, and less stress when you think of 2015? We can help you get there.

For a limited time only, WellnessFX is excited to offer an advanced look into your overall health with a specialty diagnostic package that has a little extra to get your 2015 started right: Our New Year Jump Start Diagnostics Package.

This package contains all the markers Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Data is in: Which Diet Will Help You Lose the Most Weight?

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 6.00.51 PM WellnessFX recently partnered with Lift for the largest crowdsourced diet study ever attempted: The Quantified Diet Project  (aka Quantified Diet, #quantdiet). The goal? Get measurements, for the first time, on every major popular diet, from Paleo to Slow-Carb, to Gluten-Free and everything in between. We’re excited to share the first round of discoveries because, let’s face it, we’re nuts about data. All hail the Quantified Selfie. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

9 Benefits The Egg Has For You

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The humble egg recently received a much-deserved shove into the spotlight via Michael Ruhlman’s new book, “Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient.”

Ruhlman took a deep dive into the advantages of knowing the almighty egg and its versatility when it comes to making dishes stand out or excel far beyond your the average expectations – think Chawanmushi, and Eggs on Artichoke Hearts With Creamy Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette.

We got so fired up, we wanted to take a crack at a tribute, too! (first pun…sorry)  Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.