Week 24/52: Leptin, appetite and fat storage

    Leptin is a hormone secreted by the fat cells. If the body begins to accumulate too much fat, more leptin is released. Why? It’s supposed to tell your brain to decrease your appetite and eat less. Kinda like a self-regulating mechanism when you start to gain weight. It’s telling you, “Whoa. Slow down, don’t […]

Week 22/52: Back to School tips for healthy eating

    This past week, I sat down with a young mom (two small kids ages 2 and 4) and she shared with me her struggle to lose weight and be healthier. In talking things out, she just felt busy, uneducated and unprepared. (Common themes for many people struggling.) She is a teacher, out the […]