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Be Your Best Self: Keep Off The Pounds At Social Gatherings

 

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Family dinners, potlucks, traveling, and even just a long day of meetings at work are sure-fire ways to get off track. When visiting family on vacation, offering to do the grocery shopping can ensure a gathering over fresh, organic, and natural ingredients. It’s also an extremely nice gesture.

Although we debunked the snacking myth a while back, it is still a good way to keep up the healthy routine while on the go, and can save you from succumbing to fast-food while away from home. If going on a trip, a three-pound bag of mixed nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate pieces is both healthy and delicious, fits easily in your carry-on, and will last you a week. Before leaving on your trip, grab a handful and weigh it on a scale. Now you’ll always have a rough idea how much you’re snacking on!

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Trailblazing Thursdays: Debunking the ‘Smaller, More Frequent Meals’ Myth

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For many people, the road to eating well begins with a common practice: snacking. We hear that the traditional three meals per day is not at all ideal for weight loss; 5-6 smaller meals instead will curb your hunger and rev up the metabolism.

A popular metaphor is to think of the body’s metabolism like a fire. If you try to start a fire with a big, fat log you probably won’t get very far. The key is to get the fire nice and hot by feeding it twigs, dry leaves, and small branches. Then, when you put on the heaviest piece of wood, the blazing inferno will eat it right up. It’s the same with food. If you eat just a few large meals per day, your metabolism will be sluggish. Give it many small meals instead and the body will be more than ready to become a calorie-burning machine when you sit down for that monster dinner.

Makes sense, right?

But we must remember the body isn’t that simple. Metaphors are nice, but just because they make sense doesn’t automatically mean such a complex system will automatically follow its rules.

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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.

A Happy, Healthy Office With WellnessFX

DSC00969For most of us, a huge chunk of our daily lives is spent at the office. The bad news? This can consist of hours of sitting, frequent trips to the snack machine for whatever is edible, and an overall boring and inactive experience. That’s pretty disheartening.

But the good news is really good, because an office environment doesn’t have to be that way! WellnessFX provides customers with a way to track their biomarkers, consult with trained health professionals, and create a plan for a healthier lifestyle. It’s only natural that our office space practices what we preach. When you consider how passionate we all are about nutrition, health, and wellness, what else would you expect?

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Our team is a varied as it is awesome. Among our ranks are Paleo dieters, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free-ers, and people who just like good food. Our fridge is stocked with all kinds of organic, fresh goodness, and at lunch time people make elaborate salads, wraps with seaweed, or even use the blender to fix a nice and filling smoothie. There’s even a separate fridge filled with coconut water!

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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.