Posts by Dr. Jason Olafsson

RELAX With These 3 Natural Stress-Fighting Ingredients

As a society that is constantly on the go, stress is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back! Like many stressful situations, we naturally try our best to solve the issues that cripple our sanity. In celebration of Stress Awareness Month, we’re here to share 3 natural ingredients to combat stress. Whether you…

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HIIT Workout the Powerful Tool for Weight Loss

You may have heard of the term “HIIT” workout but never understood what it means, or its purpose. HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training, is a powerful tool for weight loss, especially if paired with a low-carb diet. What is it? HIIT is a style of exercise in which you alternate between quick, intense exercise spurts,…

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4 Supplements to Jump-Start Your Weight Loss

Your body needs vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to not only function properly, but also burn fat. Unfortunately, between busy schedules and limited food sources, many find it difficult to maintain a well-rounded diet. That’s why our health coaches recommend using the following supplements to prime your body for weight loss. Top 4 Supplements for…

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5 Mental Health Conditions That May Affect Your Weight

We often think of the mind and body as two separate entities when, in reality, they are interconnected. Your body reacts to your thoughts, feelings, and actions just as your mind responds to bodily sensations. Thus, changes in your mental state can affect your physical state and vice versa. Certain mental health disorders, for example,…

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Why Intermittent Fasting Is Better Than the “5 Meals a Day” Rule for Weight Loss

You may have heard that eating five small meals a day—breakfast, midmorning snack, lunch, midafternoon snack, and dinner—boosts your metabolism and helps you lose weight. However, according to our weight loss clinic’s nutrition specialists, there is little scientific evidence to suggest this widely held belief is true. That’s why we recommend people try other eating…

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5 Factors You Didn’t Know Contribute to Weight Gain

In theory, a well-rounded diet and regular exercise should be all you need to lose weight. However, there are a variety of behaviors and physiological factors and that can inadvertently hinder your progress, causing you to pack on unwanted pounds. Here are just five examples our health coaches think you should be aware of. Surprising…

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Small Changes That Have a Big Impact on Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, it’s often the smallest actions that make the biggest difference. Simple, consistent changes are more sustainable than restrictive diets or massive lifestyle overhauls, meaning they more effectively trim your waistline. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 70, here are four practical adjustments you can make today. 4…

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Top 6 Things to Look For in a Weight Loss Program

Congratulations, you’ve made a decision to lose weight and get healthy! Now the complicated process of deciding how you’re going to lose weight and who to listen to begins. With obesity rates among adults in the United States over 35% and the numbers getting worse every single year, what we have been doing is obviously…

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Discover the Hidden Truth About Fats and Weight Loss

For years, we’ve heard that fats lead to weight gain and poor health outcomes. However, recent studies suggest that this may not always be the case. Below, our weight loss specialists explore those findings and reveal why some fats are essential for a healthy diet. The Public Perception of Fats Fat contains more calories by…

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