1st Skinny Gene-i-versary: Gaining My Freedom

As we all know, in July we celebrate Independence Day.  For many of us that means fireworks, family, and food.  But for Lisa, July 4th, 2013 was a celebration of an independence day, unlike none other, because it marks the 1 year anniversary of the day she joined the Skinny Gene Project and chose to finally […]

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 […]

Stopping the Yo-Yo and Starting Healthy Habits

Have you noticed a pattern?

You’ll spend a couple of weeks eating clean, exercising and losing weight, but then the pendulum swings and you spend the next week or two indulging in your old unhealthy habits.

After too many days where you’re not feeling so good, you’ll get back to your clean habits, and so the yo-yo goes.

It’s time to stop this vicious cycle that never brings you all the way to your goal – keeping you comfortable enough, yet frustrated.

The good news is that your yo-yo days could be quickly and permanently turned off with this simple mindset change.

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.

Run to Curb Your Appetite

Exercise isn’t just a good way to take your mind off eating; it may curb your appetite, too. The results suggest that when a craving hits, weight watchers are better off going for a jog than pumping iron.

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 […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Water

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 2nd post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

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 […]

Redefine Gift Giving

Some people get a jump-start and begin purchasing gifts in July, but most of us are still racking our brains mid December over giving the perfect gift to each person on our list.  With each passing year, gift giving gets seemingly more difficult. What happened to “it’s the thought that counts?”   If you listen […]

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 […]

Power of 10

  Quick!  What’s your first reaction to these 3 words…Just 10 pounds? It’s interesting. These 3 words can evoke a different response from different people depending on their past experiences and how they view their future.  Discouraged: A person who has 50 or more pounds to lose might not be able to see the significance in losing […]

SA Update:Alice’s Healthy Home

By Nancy Juarez, Skinny Gene Bilingual Nutritionist During  the course of our lives, we go through many stages, whether it is childhood, adolescence, or the transition to becoming an adult. But there is one thing that NEVER changes – the love and support from our FAMILY. Over these last several weeks, I have encountered different ways […]

Rethink Success

A heat wave has hit the south, and it’s been melting pounds for our Skinny Gene members in Texas and Southern California.  Proving they know how to achieve summertime success, 10 of our members have lost a total of 182 pounds – of which all but 42 were shed within the last 90 days.  More […]

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 […]

Small Goals…Big Progress (via Odds Against Me)

Motivation, motivation, motivation!  When you are on the weight loss wagon, motivation is your fuel!  What better way to celebrate each of your milestones, other than a present to yourself!!  Let’s face it weight loss is hard (no kidding right?!) When people start noticing your weight loss that’s a huge pat on the back, but […]