Does Noom work?

During the holiday season it may be difficult to keep the pounds off–alot of people have been hearing about the Noom diet, which is a health and fitness app that starts off by asking users to set up their target weight and record their current weight.

The users then record their daily food intake and activity/exercise.

The app then generates reports displaying the user’s weight rends, calories and nutritional summaries along with suggestions as to the types of exercises that could be done to achieve the user’s desired weight.

Overall, from a study conducted of users from October 10, 2012 to April 4, 2014, and excluding certain app users for various reasons, overall the user’s lost 10% or more, with the highest percentage of lost weight being men.

One of the most important factors influencing the results was the input of the user’s dinner food intake-those that entered that data appeared to lose more weight.

For a more detailed analysis of the results, go to:

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep34563

What does a chiropractor do?

If you have never been to a chiropractor, are you wondering what does a chiropractor do?

First the chiropractor will take your medical history and perform a physical examination, the results of which will determine the course of treatment.

The treatment may include non-force techniques such as an Activator, which gently taps the muscles surrounding the area that is out of alignment or manual force in which the doctor manipulates the joints using controlled, sudden force to improve range, function, and alleviation of pain.

Top ten tips for weight loss

-Eat slowly

-Keep a record of everything you eat or drink

-Move your body every time you can, during the day, no water what part of your body

-Keep a daily gratitude journal, to avoid stress and the accompanying “trigger” of wanting something to eat

-Batch cook and prep

-Get plenty of sleep

-Don’t skip meals

-Drink plenty of water!

-Cut the calories, not the flavor–find healthful, good tasting substitutes

-Use portion controlled plates

Maybe a flexitarian diet is easier to follow?

The flexitarian diet is a plan that limits meat and fish, but does not completely eliminate it. The major focus is to add more plant-based foods, and since it allows for occasional meat and fish, it may be easier for people to follow and stick to the plan.

There are different ways to incorporate this into your lifestyle–some people have specific days of the week that are non-meat, like “meatless Monday”–others follow a regimen of every other day including a animal protein. I also knew of a person who followed a vegetarian diet for one week and then allowed animal protein into her meals the following week.

For more details, check out the book, entitled “The Flexitarian Diet”, written by Dawn Jackson Blatner, who developed this plan.

CBD-hype or hope?

More and more products are showing up promoting the benefits of CBD oil as a cure for cancer, stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, easing nerve pain, and fibromyalgia.

But what’s the truth?

So far there is no hard-core evidence that CBD oil is helpful for any of these conditions. Further more, there is no regulation on the purity of the product nor the quantity of CBD that is contained.

Therefore, best to be a bit cynical and wait for further evidence before investing in any of these CBD products.

3-Second Superfood Breakfast Recipe

No one feels much like eating when it is hot outside, but breakfast is a very important meal that often gets skipped because of the effort and time involved.

However, what if making breakfast was as quick as 3 seconds?

Simply blend kale, pineapple and banana together in a blender or Ninja blender or food processor–for extra protein add Greek yogurt, sweetened or not, depending upon your taste preferences!!

The best part of this is that it will fill you up, so you could drink this at other meal times, and eat less–it will help you lose weight, without feeling “hungry”.

Keto + Chiropractic = Success!

Did you know that part of the pain you experience prior to visiting a chiropractor is caused by inflammation? Therefore, if you can find ways to reduce the inflammatory process, you will experience less pain.

Researchers as early as 2015 from the National Institute of Health discovered that a keto diet has anti-inflammatory properties; therefore, to reduce inflammation consider the keto diet.