Mastering Metabolism #4

Mastering Metabolism #4

Good afternoon everyone! With this week wrapping up my time here at McKinley, this will be my final email to you all. I know you’re all probably very distraught and inconsolable right now, but please pull it together to read this last (and fantastic email) Alright, here we go! Ever since the dawn of time, we as humans have been told that there are three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and that’s the only correct way to eat. But now with…

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Mastering Metabolism #3

Mastering Metabolism #3

Good morning everyone!! The last hormone we’ll be talking about is Leptin, the “fat burning thermostat”. Leptin: When you have taken in enough food (energy) for your body to function, leptin is released sending a signal to your brain that you are full. It’s a protein hormone made by our fat cells (like adiponectin) and regulates the amount of fat stored in the body. However, unlike adiponectin, the more weight you gain the more leptin you produce and while this…

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Mastering Metabolism #2

Mastering Metabolism #2

Good Morning All! We’re on to #2 of the Mastering Your Metabolism series . The second hormone we’re going to talk about is Grhelin, one of the key hormones in hunger regulation. Ghrelin: It’s produced mainly in the stomach and stimulates appetite when your body is hungry and promotes the accumulation of fat in the abdominal area, which can be the most harmful.  Ghrelin is released right before meal time when your body needs food and energy. Ghrelin levels increase when the calories…

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Mastering Metabolism #1

Mastering Metabolism #1

This email series will delve into a few of the hormones that are associated with hunger and fat regulation, intermittent fasting, and how to choose the appropriate number of meals per day for you. Feeling déjà vu yet? Probably because Meredith wrote a Fat Loss Series on the Grapevine in May 2014. We thought it would be a good idea to have a refresher of these powerful hormones we all have and if you’d like more information on any of…

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30 Healthy Crockpot Meals in 3 Hours!!!!

30 Healthy Crockpot Meals in 3 Hours!!!!

Good Morning Everyone! Check this out – 30 crockpot meals in 3 hours…REALLY!?!  Yes, really and Kelly from NewLeafWellness breaks it down into simple steps.  If you’re looking to save time, money (she bought everything from Costco!) and eat healthy…this is something you’re going to want to try! Here are the recipes: (she made 3 of every recipe) ·         Crockpot Red Pepper Chicken ·         Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken (adapted from Damn Delicious) ·         Crockpot Black Bean Chili ·         Crockpot Meatball Vegetable Soup ·         Crockpot Meatballs…

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Simple Healthy Living Tips #10

Simple Healthy Living Tips #10

10. Do three things everyday that you love:   It is so important to do the things you love. These are the things that give definition and passion to your life. Whether it is playing the guitar, cooking, running, etc. doing these things will reduce your cortisol (hormone associated with stress) levels and ultimately lead to a happier healthier life.   While it may seem like you have no time to do the things you enjoy, finding time or making time…

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