Easy first step to long-term weight loss

People who are looking to lose weight can make a massive step towards their weight loss goal by simply cutting down on their soda consumption.

We all know that pop is not good for us...but I think we forget just how detrimental it can be.

The calories in soda can add up quicker than you think, they are tasty and addictive and contain high levels of sugar.

In just one small can of coke there is 39 grams of sugar, that's 15 grams more than you're supposed to have each day.

Reducing your soda intake will have huge benefits for your health.

Including, better sleep, improved dental health, and a decrease to your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and heart problems.

It can be hard to know where to start when trying to cut back on something you love. But try these 3 delicious alternatives to your favorite drink:

Flavored Sparkling Waters

Sparkling water has been shown to improve digestion, which in the long term will translate in to how easily your body can burn and metabolize calories.

Zevia or naturally sweetened replacements:

Stevia is loaded with antioxidants, and has been shown to help lower blood pressure. It can also help you reduce sugar intake without deprivation.

Coconut water

Sound strange? This is actually a new emerging drink across the world! Coconut water is full of flavor and is a natural source of Potassium and electrolytes. It has also been shown to help improve heart health and decrease blood pressure.

Losing weight can be a challenge, but with the proper guidance everyone can achieve the goals that they want to achieve. That's why at Customs Health Centers we believe we have what you need.

If you think you're someone who would benefit from a team of health coaches cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way, then book a FREE call with a health coach.

March 11, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. Many factors like age, sex, activity level and genetics will impact the rate of your metabolism.

March 11, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

How HIIT Workout could BOOST Your Weight Loss!

With daily life changing, and we learn to adapt to the new normal, one thing thats being challenged is our reliance on gyms and fitness centers.

The good news?

There are a lot of ways to get a great work out in from home. A great example of this is HIIT workouts!

HIIT is it can be done in your own home, with nothing more than your own body weight. Studies show that 15 mins of HIIT, 3 times a week can have amazing health benefits and can help decrease the risk of being overweight.

So what is HIIT?

This exercise stands for High Intensity Interval Training.

HIIT usually include short bursts of high intensity exercise with short rest or lower intensity exercise.

The results of this type of exercise, is more calories burned and unlike a normal cardio workout, you keep burning calories after you're finished for up to 48 hours.

If youre interested in this type of workout, there is plenty of tutorials on youtube, google, and social media platforms!

Custom Health Centers also offers some guidance on how to incorporate HIIT workouts into your weight loss program. If you think you're someone who would benefit from a team of health coaches cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way, then book a FREE call with a health coach.

March 11, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

For many, imbalance hormones cause a whole host of issues. Things like infertility and irregularity, depression and anxiety, weight gain and weight loss, fatigue, insomnia, low libido, appetite changes, hair loss or hair thinning, and more.

March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

How to Reduce Inflammation

Did you know that “itis” is a suffix, that means inflammation? An example of this is the word “dermatitis,” which actually means inflammation of the skin! When inflammation in our body is short-term, it can be healthy and necessary, and often indicates healing regarding infections, injuries, or toxins.

March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

Inflammation + Weight Loss

Inflammation in your body can have drastic effects on your ability to lose weight….even for those who follow strict diet plans. The problem is as your weight gains overtime, inflammation has grown alongside it.

March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

Magnesium deficiency is a widespread health problem.

Some studies even suggest that 75% of Americans do not meet the dietary requirements for magnesium, which is no surprise given the current American diet!

Magnesium is an important nutrient for us because it takes part in many important processes that help maintain our health, heart, and muscles.

Health problems associated with magnesium include chronic diarrhea, diabetes, celiac disease, and more.

However, there are more common signs for magnesium deficiency, as the greater ones may be hard to detect until it’s developed too far.

So if any of these signs resonate with you, then it might benefit you to pick up a magnesium supplement to add to your routine: 

  • You experience muscle twitches and cramps
  • You experience fatigue and muscle weakness
  • You have high blood pressure 
  • You experience mental disorders, like numbness, lack of emotion, or even delirium
  • You experience an irregular heartbeat from time to time

Magnesium is a critical nutrient that we need, which is why I created a stable, easily absorbed supplement for simple digestion and absorption, 

This supplement offers:

  • Musculoskeletal Support
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Neurological Support
  • Naturally Calming Ingredient

If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself to see the difference, then click here.

March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

Stress-Related Weight Gain? Try this!

Its commonly known that stress can significantly impact your ability to lose weight and keep it off. 

When you're stressed your body releases a hormone called Cortisol. In reality, this hormone is protecting your body.

After high levels of stress, the job of cortisol is your body trying to replenish your energy levels.

This is why when you’re stressed you crave sugar and all the foods that quickly shoot up your energy levels. It's important rather than beating yourself down for giving into your cravings, but to build yourself up by addressing the cause of this craving.

Even if you're someone who has relatively healthy diet, but has a lot of stress in life, the high levels of cortisol could be detrimental to your metabolism, and how much weight you can lose. 

How to Prevent Stress-Related Weight Changes

  • Make Exercise a Priority: Exercise is a major part of weight management and stress reduction
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    If you think you're someone who would benefit from a team of health coaches cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way, then book a FREE call with a health coach.

     

    Talk soon,

    Dr. Jason Olafsson

    March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

    Unexpected signs of gut issues

    Did you know that you don’t actually have to have a gut-related symptom to have a gut problem? A healthy lifestyle starts with the gut. Once the gut is taken care of, health goals often become easier to achieve.

    March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

    Unexplained weight gain? The answer could be your gut!

    Are you tired of constantly dieting and seeing zero results, trying every new fad or supposedly “life changing” supplement. Did you know there is a direct correlation between gut health and weight loss?
    March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson
    What to do when stress causes weight gain

    What to do when stress causes weight gain

    Let’s face it - In the presence of a global pandemic, economic turmoil, finance hardships, and problems in and out of the household, stress is all around us. And stress, inevitably, is part of being a human. However, long-term stress really does wreck havoc on our bodies. 

    March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson

    You burn calories…..while you sleep??

    We have all heard it before that you need to get adequate sleep every night so that you can function properly through the day. But did you know that your terrible sleep patterns could be a major factor in your weight loss struggle?

    March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson