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Counting macros instead of calories may help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 26th, 2018

Macros, or macronutrients, have different functions in the body — and their ratio and amount are important when you’re trying to lose weight.  The macro diet is focused on the balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. The macro approach differs from the traditional diet approach of cutting calories for weight loss.  Many people try the traditional weight loss plan and don’t achieve success, because calorie cutting is just not enough. Science is discovering more and …

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How your DNA results could help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 24th, 2018

We’ve been told that losing weight was a matter of burning more calories than you take in. But if you struggle to lose weight and keep it off, weight loss is much more than a numbers game. A DNA test focused on your weight-loss goals can be a valuable tool in helping you lose weight. Knowing your genetic tendencies toward weight gain — and how to maximize your own personal weight-loss potential — could provide …

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Are these popular diets safe, or just fads?

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

There are many popular diets, how do you know which diet is best for you? Your mom swears by Weight Watchers, your best friend is doing Atkins, and your boss pairs the Zone Diet with Crossfit. All three of these individuals are seeing great results, and urging you to try the same diets. But when you do, these diets either make you feel hungry all the time, or fail to provide the weight-loss results you’ve …

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Are you eating the right diet for your genetics?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Your DNA and genetics play a huge role in how you lose weight. It’s important to find a diet that’s right for you genetic make-up. A wave of recent research is supporting what many doctors, nutritionists, and other health professionals have suspected for a long time: there is no one ideal diet that works for everyone. Using data obtained from the Human Genome Project, researchers are studying hundreds of different genetic variants and how they …