28 10, 2016

WHY BREATH?

By | 2017-01-04T18:11:23-08:00 October 28th, 2016|Education|

Many people ask me, “How is it possible to quantify fat metabolism by measuring exhaled breath? Are there fat molecules in your breath?” Well, fat metabolism can be quantified by measuring a chemical in your breath and that chemical isn’t fat.

When fat is metabolized, some of the fat is converted into ketone bodies. Ketone bodies are defined by …

5 10, 2016

THE WORST SUGAR BOMBS OF THE SEASON

By | 2017-01-03T20:49:34-08:00 October 5th, 2016|Education|

If you’re telling yourself that eating those orange and green-topped mini candy pumpkins counts as “eating your vegetables,” and noshing on warm apple cider doughnuts means you’re taking advantage of seasonal fruit, you may be kidding yourself, but chances are, you’re not laughing at the joke when you step on the scale.

With so many pumpkin-flavored goodies on supermarket shelves, Halloween candy everywhere you …

24 06, 2016

THE AFFECTS OF CAFFEINE ON OUR BODY

By | 2017-01-03T20:49:57-08:00 June 24th, 2016|Education|

You’ve probably heard (or even experienced) that consuming caffeinated beverages too late in the day can affect your ability to fall asleep, but have you every wondered why caffeine has the response it does on your body? The effects of caffeine in drinks, foods, and medications vary from person to person and it can impact …

26 05, 2016

HOW STRESS AFFECTS YOUR BODY

By | 2017-03-02T05:12:56-08:00 May 26th, 2016|Education|

You’ve probably experienced a sleepless night when you have a lot weighing on your mind, or possibly were even more fatigued than usual after a particularly difficult work week. These are just some of the physiological effects that stress can have on your body. Here, we’ll show you a few ways mental pressure can affect …

19 01, 2016

2016 FOOD AND FITNESS TREND PREDICTIONS

By | 2017-01-03T20:50:56-08:00 January 19th, 2016|Education|

Wondering what’s hot in the world of food, fitness, and fat loss in 2016? Well, we already know our LEVL device was a hit weight loss trend at CES in Las Vegas, according to USA Today, Time and Fox Business. But if you want to know what new classes and workouts to expect …

30 12, 2015

HOW TO STICK TO YOUR RESOLUTIONS

By | 2017-01-03T20:51:16-08:00 December 30th, 2015|Education|

Resolving that 2016 will be different? Nearly a quarter of us will abandon our New Year’s resolutions within the first week of January, according to research mention in a Washington Post article last year. The article also says that 40 to 50 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions, but unfortunately, there isn’t a …

28 11, 2015

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES AT HOLIDAY PARTIES

By | 2017-01-04T06:44:29-08:00 November 28th, 2015|Education, Recipes|

If your calendar is jam-packed with holiday parties, get-togethers with friends, and family gatherings, you know you’re going to be faced with food and drink temptations. We talked to LEVL resident weight loss expert, Liz Josefsberg for her experts tips on navigating the holiday parties and staying on track with your healthy eating and exercise …

12 11, 2015

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING

By | 2017-01-03T20:52:22-08:00 November 12th, 2015|Education|

‘Tis almost the season for holiday travel. Whether you are driving for a few hours to visit relatives or going on a vacation, you know you’re going to be faced with food temptations at every turn. Let’s face it, when we’re overtired and stressed from travel, a warm, gooey, carb-laden something-or-other always seems like it …

5 11, 2015

HOW YOUR SLEEP CHANGES AS THE DAYS GET SHORTER

By | 2017-01-04T06:43:48-08:00 November 5th, 2015|Education|

If it’s dark when you’re off to work in the morning and when you return home at night (and you’re not getting out during the day), you may already be feeling the effects that the lack of sunshine is having on your energy, mood, appetite, and sleep patterns. Now that we’ve changed the clocks back, …