Supplements to Support Weight Loss

March 1, 2019

You have been working on your nutrition and exercise routine but have you been wondering if there is anything else you can do to support your weight loss goals? 


There are a few vitamins and supplements I recommend to help support your health and weight loss goals but none are a magic pill. 


Nutrition and exercise are always the most important in weight loss but these vitamins can help support your efforts. 



B vitamins

The primary functions of B Vitamins are to aid the body in metabolizing fats, carbs, proteins, and also help access stored energy found in food and are vital for a fully functioning, healthy metabolism.



Vitamin B-12 is not found in plant product so it’s important for a person following a vegan/vegetarian diet to supplement with B-12. 


When choosing a B vitamin look for a B complex to be sure you are getting all of your B vitamins at the correct dosage. 


Green tea extract


Amongst the sea of false marketing for weight loss products Green tea extract is one of the few weight loss marketed ingredients that has the science to back it up.


Green tea has been found to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation, and reduce fat production and absorption. 


Green tea also contains a healthy amount of caffeine, which can be beneficial for a healthy metabolism and managing weight loss.


Iron


Is a protein that provides oxygen to muscles and supports your body’s metabolism. Iron is responsible for physically transporting oxygen to all of the cells in your body, including your muscles, which helps burn more fat. 



A lack of iron in your diet can lead to iron deficiency anemia, which can make you sluggish and slow down your metabolism.



Magnesium


Magnesium is necessary for energy production and many different metabolic processes in the body.


Diets with higher amounts of magnesium are associated with a significantly lower risk of diabetes, possibly because of the important role magnesium plays in the metabolism of glucose.


If you are working out a lot on a restrictive diet, try keeping a handful of nuts on hand, which contains magnesium, for quick energy boosts, and so you don’t wear out as quickly.


Vitamin D


People with low levels of Vitamin D tend to be overweight therefore having optimal levels of Vitamin D are important to support a healthy weight. 


When the sun hits our bare skin it converts in our body to Vitamin D but it is hard to get our recommended dosage with just sun exposure. 

Supplementing with a high quality Vitamin D is important to help support our body and its weight loss goals.  



Reach out if you have any questions! 



 

How to Feel Better When You Are Feeling Sick

January 10, 2019
Ah, it’s that time of year where everyone is sneezing and coughing and trying to get you sick! 
 
 
But not you! 
 
 
You are trying to stay healthy and keep that immune system up! 
 
 
 
A couple of weeks ago I sent you an email on how to keep up your immunity, (if you missed it you can read it HERE) to keep you from getting sick. 
 
 
 
 
But if you happen to be feeling under the weather here are some of my suggestions on how to get better asap! 
 
 
 

Get plenty of rest, the body needs rest to build streng...

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Supplements to Boost Immunity

January 9, 2019

During this time of year, when the weather gets colder (and then warmer and then colder) is it prime time to catch a cold. 
 
 
 
Everyone is sniffling and sneezing around you and all I want to do is tell everyone to keep their germs away from me! 
 
 
 
But instead of wanting to spray everyone around you with lysol it’s best to start building up your own immunity. 
 
 
 
The best way to prevent the common cold is to support your immunity. Here are some of the top supplements to start taking now to hel...

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Supplements to Help Recover From the Holiday Season

January 3, 2019



I’m not sure about you, but I am grateful to have had a great holiday and New Year but also happy to get back to a normal schedule again. 


I love all of the holiday parties and spending time with my family and fun but it can definitely make me feel a little run down over time. 


If you are feeling like me and looking to recover from the holidays here are some supplements that can help you. 


Sleep & Stress


Between holiday crowds, the increasing number of commitments and the impending vi...


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Surviving the Stress of the Holiday Season

December 27, 2018


Spending time with family, shopping to get everyone presents, eating out and sleeping less are all things that can lead to extra stress over the holiday season.
For some people the holidays can cause added stress to your life and affect your well-being. Here are some simple tips to help you manage stress over the holiday season. 

Stress cannot only cause havoc on your life, but also your body. Stress can be a reason that you are not losing weight and have many other negative side effects. Tr...


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Relief from PMS

November 28, 2018

It must be that time…



I’m not sure about you, but I can not stand when you act a little cranky and someone automatically blames it on being that time of the month, you know what I mean girl? 




Did you know that you don’t need to suffer from PMS systems? 




Here are some of my suggestions to help reduce PMS systems so you don’t have to punch the next person who accuses you of having your period the next time you act a little cranky! 



• Practice good sleep habits; get between 8-9 hours of sl...


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Supplements for Breast Health

October 25, 2018



October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month but I choose to look at it as a time to educate on proper breast health. 



As important as proper nutrition is for good for breast health you can read about my nutrition recommendation here.


I believe supplementation is just as important. 




Here are some of my top recommendations for Supplements that Support Breast Health 


Vitamin D our body makes Vitamin D from the sun and some foods like fatty fish, eggs, and walnuts. However, if you live in...


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Detox Your Home

October 14, 2018





If you have been working hard on making better lifestyle changes in your life with diet and exercise you may be missing out on making healthier changes to your home. 



Did you know the environment in which we live in is just as important to our health and wellbeing as the food and lifestyle we lead?




Here are some of my tips on how to detox your home to live a healthier life! 




DITCH: Shoes in your home




SWITCH: Make your home a no shoe zone!  



Think about it, you walk around all day ...


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Fall into Great Skin!

October 14, 2018




With the changing of the seasons, your skin care regime should also reflect some changes too. 


Cooler weather in fall means less humidity in the air and less moisture for you skin. 




The time of year is also a great time to focus on repairing the damage your skin has been exposed to all summer long. 




Here are my top suggestions for Fall Perfect Skin! 




Clean the slate. After months of constant sun exposures during the summer our skin can take little bit of a beating. 


Sun exposure, hormon...


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How to Detox and Balance Your Hormones after Partying too Much!

September 16, 2018



Now that Summer is over and you may have had a little too many drinks and indulged a little too much over the last few months and may be feeling a little more lethargic than usaul. 



I wanted to share some of my secrets about how to detox and balance your hormones after a little too much partying. 



Increase the following foods in your diet:



Eggs and other lean proteins like turkey and salmon all contain protein that helps to support the liver (the liver helps to detox anything toxic in y...


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