The #1 Must-Have Healthy Holiday Gift

By Hayley Gurriell, Skinny Gene Intern In search of a holiday gift that will have its recipient tearing the box open to try it out right away? No, it’s not the iPhone 6 plus, although it can be used in conjunction with one! This nifty gadget takes living a healthier lifestyle to a whole new […]

Skinny Gene Spotlight- Erika and Rosalvina

By Barbara Gesell- Skinny Gene Accountability Ally We’ve had the opportunity to work with an inspiring mother-daughter duo.  The mother, Rosalvina, was on a mission to not only create a healthy home for her family, but to also bring back one thing her daughter seemed to have lost – hope for a healthy future. When […]

How to Tame Your Tummy

For many of us, springtime is our favorite time of year. The flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining; it’s like Mother Nature herself is begging us to come out and play. But then on the other hand, some of us think springtime means one thing – 90 days until bathing suit season. Aaagh!!! […]

Diets in Review: Raspberry Ketones

It seems like every day there is another “miracle” weight loss food, product, or program that promises to help you shed those unwanted pounds with little to no effort on your part.  We usually gravitate to the old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” But, we occasionally come across […]

January’s FREE Program: Your Plan for Creating a Healthy New Year

We want to help you kick off the New Year to a healthy start!   When we got together to talk about what we could do to help you this New Year, we came across these interesting statistics. It turns out that exercising more and losing weight are the top 2 and 3 most popular New […]

Q&A: Working Out But Not Getting Rid of Body Fat

We receive several comments and questions on our nutrition blog regarding working out and reducing body fat.  There is nothing more frustrating than working out, but not seeing the results you deserve.   Since this seems to be such a common concern, we’d like to share our answer to this frequently asked question. You may […]

Just Say No to Yo-Yo Dieting

With bathing suit season just around the corner, it is becoming more and more tempting to avoid the warnings and turn to quick weight loss, yo-yo dieting as a last ditch attempt to lose the extra weight before summer. The problem is yo-yo,  fad diets that promise quick results can create short-term weight loss, followed […]

How Fad Diets Get it Right

Fad diets make a lot of promises, but usually fail to deliver long-term success. Although they do a lot wrong, like promise rapid weight loss, limit food groups, and are too strict, there is a lot we can learn from fad diets that will allow us to live a healthy lifestyle.

Is a Calorie a Calorie?

“Is a calorie a calorie? A calorie may be a calorie when people talk about weight loss and nothing else, there are other factors involved. And once you get past my perhaps lame “Is a calorie a calorie” question, you can begin to see something approaching the truth.
For one thing, says Nestle: “There are dozens of factors involved in weight regulation. It’s hard to lose weight, because the body is set up to defend fat, so you don’t starve to death; the body doesn’t work as well to tell people to stop eating as when to tell them when to start.”

Giveaway – Win a Free Food Journal

Giveaway to begin 1/24 3 PRIZES, 5 CHANCES TO WIN A FREE FOOD JOURNAL I have to admit….it’s only the third week in January and I already find myself backsliding. Thankfully, I have inspirational reasons for keeping my new year’s goals and so I am sticking to them.  How about you?  Have you kept all […]

10 Diet and Fitness Myths That Pack On Pounds

This is a great article we found from Prevention By Diana Kelley Don’t let one of these rumors prevent you from reaching your weight loss goals Sorry, Journey, but it’s finally time to stop believing. In weight loss myths at least. Believing popular misconceptions can keep you from taking the right course of action to reach your […]

January Giveaway: Your Plan for Creating a Healthy New Year

Has the magic of the New Year already begun to fade?   Regardless of whether you celebrated the New Year on a cozy couch at home, with anintimate group of family and friends, or rung in the New Year at some big bash, you may have felt a bit of the magic that the New […]

New Year’s Resolutions, Not Just For January Anymore

Try the month to month resolutions challenge, to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle for 2011!  Here are some ideas that will help rev up your metabolism one month at a time!  Once you have mastered the monthly resolution, you must continue with it and then add the next month’s lifestyle improvement to maximize your […]

Fight the Urge to Splurge-How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Santa Claus is at the mall?  Check!  Christmas music on the radio, in the stores?  Check!  Check!  Holiday parties galore? Check, check, check!  That’s right, the holiday season is here and it’s time to celebrate!  Parties at work, parties at school, parties with friends, and oh yes, parties with the family!  One thing we know […]

Lumps of Coal vs Sugar Plum Fairies- The Reason For Making Healthy Changes this Season

What’s on your Christmas list this year?  What if I told you, you can choose between sugar plum fairies or a lump of coal?  Seems like an obvious answer, but somehow, the decision is not that easy.  Let me explain my thinking. So…day in and day out, as a health care provider, I have the […]

How Did You Do It?

Have you ever had a friend that successfully lost weight, and asked them “so, how did you do it?”  Many Skinny Gene members who have been successful in weight loss for better health and diabetes prevention have been presented with the same question from their family and friends.  How did you lose it and keep […]

Diabetes Prevention: 5 Tips for Taking Control

The MayoClinic posted a great article which includes 5 tips for preventing diabetes. We couldn’t have said it better 🙂 If you have additional questions about how you can prevent diabetes or would like some help making positive lifestyle changes in your life, we would like the opportunity to speak with you! To contact us, please CLICK […]

Loose a little, Gain a lot

Have you ever thought about how it might feel if you won the lottery? That amazing sense of knowing you can do or get anything you want? Well, having the opportunity to be a part of this transition gives me that feeling each time I meet with these 15 inspiring individuals.  Being involved in their […]

My Quest to Find a New Relationship (via Odds Against Me)

Here is a post we thought you would like!  Odds Against Me is for real.  She’s honest, hilarious, and super serious about improving her health.  I think it is safe to say that we can all relate to the ups and downs that come with each and every attempt of weight loss.   Dee has started […]

Surviving Your Summer Vacation & Staycation

My concern is that while the summer can be filled with endless opportunities to get out and enjoy life, it can also be packed with dangerous and common pitfalls that cause your summer vacation or staycation to end on a not so sunny note.