Introduction

Testosterone is the elixir of youth. Generally, men with optimal testosterone levels have less body fat, more muscle mass, stronger bones, healthier heart, and more libido than those with low levels of testosterone (≤250 ng/dl). Moreover, according to a recent study conducted in Seattle, Washington, men with low levels of testosterone tend to have a smaller lifespan. In fact, patients’ lifespan increased when taking testosterone treatment, thereby increasing their testosterone levels and their life.

What to do

Go to your primary care physician to get tested for your testosterone levels. If you experience fatigue, moodiness, difficulty sleeping at night, muscle/joint pain, increased fat around your mid-section, and/or a reduced sex drive, you may have low levels of testosterone. Start feeling young again! Take hormone treatment in order to boost your testosterone and live your best life.

See How Pria Wellness Center can Help

Set up a free consultation today at Pria Wellness Center to see if you are a candidate for testosterone treatment. Pria Wellness is a proud distributor of BioTe Hormone replacement which helps both men and women! Find out more how BioTe can change your life by watching these short videos which will answer any questions you may have. Lastly, if you have any additional questions feel free to call us at 410-565-6552!



Introduction

Fruits gain their sweet and sugary taste from a sugar called fructose. Fructose is a type of sugar which differs from glucose in structure and in digestion. According to a study done in Texas, the metabolizing of sugar is done in the liver, however the hormones leptin and insulin known for regulating glucose, have no control over fructose. Fructose goes through the liver, bypassing leptin and insulin, and is processed quickly into body fat, increasing your triglyceride levels.

Why worry about triglyceride levels?

High levels of triglycerides is a major factor which increases insulin resistance, a condition directly related to weight gain, and more importantly difficulty in weight loss. Moreover, higher levels of triglycerides means higher levels of fat which leads to obesity-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease.

So I shouldn’t eat any fruit?

Our aim is not to destroy fruit from your diet, but to redefine what fruit means to you. Rather than being a healthy snack, fruit should be seen as a healthy alternative to a dessert. The fact is, fructose is found in all fruits, raising triglyceride levels and the chances of health complications. For the sake of weight loss, it is a good idea to cut out added sugars and fruit in order to lower your triglyceride levels and lose weight.

Well what do I eat?

Vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants are all found through the consumption of non-starchy vegetables, and therefore should be prioritized ahead of fruits as they do not come with the unhealthy fructose which will hinder your weight loss. By prioritizing non-starchy vegetables over fruits, added sugars, and highly processed foods, attaining your weight loss goal will happen faster and easier, letting you live your best life.

Contact Pria Wellness Center for Lasting Weight Loss Results

For a weight loss solution with real, long-lasting results, contact Pria Wellness Center. We will comprehensively assess your current physical condition and make recommendations based on your body’s unique needs. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in obesity medicine and weight management, so you can trust that you are being taken care of by a qualified specialist. And we take a holistic approach to weight loss, working with dieticians, psychologists, personal trainers, and physicians to ensure that all of your needs are met and you keep the weight off for good. What do you have to lose except extra weight? Schedule a consultation online by clicking here, or contact the office at (410) 565-6552.



Introduction

Nightly binge eating is a problem everyone faces at some time or another according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity. Through eating late-night snacks, people are more likely to gain weight, reduce their appetite in the morning, and perpetuate a hormone cycle which encourages unhealthy nightly binge eating. In this article, we will give you three easy ways to reduce nightly binges in order to put you on the right track towards a healthier lifestyle.

TIP 1: Set an Eating Curfew

By creating a schedule for when to stop eating, you will allow your body to adjust to a new hormone cycle which will subdue hunger late at night. A good way to enforce this is to brush your teeth at the start of your “Eating Curfew” and if you begin to feel hungry, drink water. This may seem difficult at first, but it will be easier as the days go on, especially if you follow the next two tips.

TIP 2: Eat Breakfast

Eating breakfast is an excellent way to start up your day as well as your metabolism!

According to the study, a lot of people tend to skip breakfast due to lack of hunger or time. The truth is, people are not hungry in the morning due to their night binging and their eating cycle. In order to reset this unhealthy habit, you must begin to eat a nutritious breakfast to start out the day. Results of the study found that participants who had a large breakfast in the morning had lower levels of the hormone ghrelin which makes people hungry, and higher levels of the satiety hormone, peptide YY, by the time the evening came.

 

TIP 3: RELAX

In the conclusion of the study it became clear that the main source of hunger at the end of the day was stress. Throughout the day find times to take time for yourself to destress in whatever way works best for you. This may be writing your thoughts, breathing exercises, or practicing mindfulness! Anything that helps you relax a little during a stressful day will help tremendously to reduce nightly binging.

 

Contact Pria Wellness Center for Lasting Weight Loss Results

For a weight loss solution with real, long-lasting results, contact Pria Wellness Center. We will comprehensively assess your current physical condition and make recommendations based on your body’s unique needs. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in obesity medicine and weight management, so you can trust that you are being taken care of by a qualified specialist. And we take a holistic approach to weight loss, working with dieticians, psychologists, personal trainers, and physicians to ensure that all of your needs are met and you keep the weight off for good. What do you have to lose except extra weight? Schedule a consultation online by clicking here, or contact the office at (410) 565-6552.



If you are spending your time counting every single calorie you put into your body, you are wasting your time. According to a study from Stanford University, losing weight is about what you eat, not how much you eat.

Essentially, by cutting back on added sugars, refined grains, and highly processed food along with prioritizing vegetables and whole foods rather than portions, subjects were found to lose a significant amount of weight. By focusing on healthier eating habits, subjects saved themselves the hassle of having to count every single one of those pesky calories and still lose weight.

The Psychology of Processed Food
It’s about what you eat, not how much.

The study was led by Christopher D. Garner, the director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and found that regardless of genetics and major change to physical activity, weight loss is easily accessible with the prescribed diet above. In fact, participants were never given a number of calories to aim for. Instead, by focusing on healthier eating, participants found their appetite was satisfied more easily, and did not even have to think about overeating.

Having to think about each and every single thing you put into your body is stressful, tedious, and according to Dr. Garner, absolutely unnecessary. As long as you focus on eating vegetables and whole foods rather than highly processed foods, refined grains, and added sugars,  weight loss is soon to follow.

 



4 Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Lose Weight
While you’re on your weight loss journey, be sure to stay up to date on all current research and avoid these common mistakes.

Losing weight often feels like an uphill battle. You do everything you’re supposed to, but you’re still not getting the results you want. You may be hindering your own progress by following misguided or outdated advice. While you’re on your weight loss journey, be sure to stay up to date on all current research and avoid these common mistakes.

Putting too Much Focus on the Scale

You’re sticking to your diet plan religiously, but still feel like you’re not losing weight fast enough. It is important to remember that seeing the number on the scale go down isn’t the only measure of weight change.  Your weight can sometimes fluctuate by up to four pounds over the course of an average day. In women, hormone levels can lead to increased water retention, which can also account for a higher number on the scale. If you’ve been working out as well as dieting, you could be gaining muscle and losing fat. So if there is very little change at the scale, but you notice your clothes fit differently this can be an indicator of weight loss.

Eating the Wrong Amount of Calories

In order to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. For many years, it was believed that a decrease of 3,500 calories per week would result in 1 lb. of fat loss. More recently, research points to that number varying from person to person.  No two weight loss journeys are exactly the same. Even if you feel like you’re not eating many calories, you may be. Some healthy foods are still high in calories. The key to this is monitoring portion size.

Not Getting Enough Exercise, or Getting Too Much

If you don’t exercise at all while you’re dieting, you’re far more likely to lose muscle mass. When you’re getting enough exercise, it helps to increase your muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the easier it is for you to lose weight keep it off.

Over-exercising can also cause problems.  For most people, too much exercise is not sustainable in the long term and can lead to stress. Forcing your body to burn more calories by exercising too much is neither effective, nor healthy.

Eating Low-Fat or “Diet” Foods

Processed low-fat or “diet” foods are supposed to be good choices for losing weight, but they usually actually have the opposite effect. Most of these products are loaded with sugar to make them taste better. Low-fat products don’t keep you full, they actually make you hungrier. Instead of choosing processed foods, find less-processed alternatives.  Less processing is far healthier!

Contact Pria Wellness Center for Lasting Weight Loss Results

For a weight loss solution with real, long-lasting results, contact Pria Wellness Center. We will comprehensively assess your current physical condition and make recommendations based on your body’s unique needs. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in obesity medicine and weight management, so you can trust that you are being taken care of by a qualified specialist. And we take a holistic approach to weight loss, working with dietitians, psychologists, personal trainers, and physicians to ensure that all of your needs are met and you keep the weight off for good. What do you have to lose except extra weight? Schedule a consultation online by clicking here, or contact the office at (410) 565-6552.



Weight Loss Clinic
The right weight loss clinic can make all the difference in your efforts to get healthy.

Are you sick and tired of being the same weight, despite whatever diet or exercise routine you start? Are you ready for professional help to get you in the body and shape that you want to be in? A weight loss clinic is the perfect solution for you. While there are countless weight loss clinics located throughout the area, it’s important to choose the perfect one for you. While we are confident that Pria Wellness Center can be your weight loss clinic of choice, here’s what you need to look for when choosing a weight loss clinic.



Water and Weight Loss
Water can play a pivot role in your weight loss efforts. Learn more about it below!

Whether or not you realize it, water is one of the most important elements involved in any successful weight loss program. Water not only is zero calories (and zero everything else), it’s also been shown to be effective at helping dieters lose even more weight in the same amount of time. Why does water play such a critical role in weight loss and how can you incorporate water into your weight loss regimen?



Summer Weight Loss Tips
Greet the beach in style this summer by following these helpful weight loss tips!

Summer is here and countless couples and families are making their way to the beach for fun in the sun. Many adults struggle with winter weight gain and squeezing into the same swimsuit that they wore the summer before. If you are ready to get off the last few pounds and flaunt your bikini body this summer, here are six of our best summer weight loss tips.



Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
A medically supervised weight loss program is the best plan to help you achieve your goals and live a healthier lifestyle!

Losing weight and getting healthy are common goals for many Americans. In fact, the CDC estimates that over one-third of American adults are struggling with obesity. This is a serious epidemic that needs to be addressed in a scientific manner. If you’ve decided to do something about your weight problems, a medically supervised weight loss program is the best way to tackle them. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to choose a medically supervised weight loss program like the one here at Pria Wellness Center.


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