Posts by Dr. Jason Olafsson

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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Top 5 Foods For Fat Burning

Top 5 Foods For Fat Burning

Nearly half of Americans are actively working toward a weight loss goal and with an abundance of weight loss programs and theories available, no two journeys are the same.  Navigating your options and deciding where to begin can be tricky.  Nutrition is the perfect place to start for your weight loss journey and is going…

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What You Need to Know About Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Loss

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have been used as a calorie-free alternative to sugar for over a century. In theory, this substitute sounds revolutionary—you can enjoy coffee and baked goods without sacrificing your weight loss efforts. But, according to our nutrition experts, the reality might not be so sweet. What Are Artificial Sweeteners? The first artificial sweetener, saccharin,…

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Feast or Famine?

Feast or Famine?

So many clients tell me they feel like their metabolism has slowed down over the years.  How can you be eating next to nothing and exercising and the pounds are not coming off?  The key issue with that last statement: eating next to nothing. The answer to weight loss is not cutting calories. If the solution…

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Survival Tips: Eating Healthy On Vacation

Survival Tips: Eating Healthy On Vacation

I totally love this time of year…. The grill is out, the kids can run around and play outside… and road trips. The up north road trip is a right of passage for us Michiganders. And with the exception of Labor Day, Memorial Day weekend is the pinnacle weekend getaway trip. It can be tempting…

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Dr. Jason is Selling Miracle Grass?

Dr. Jason is Selling Miracle Grass?

Today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite herbs for weight loss—Gynostemma! Nicknamed “miracle grass,” this plant is indigenous to the southern reaches of China, northern Vietnam, southern Korea, and Japan. This herb was recently popularized for its adaptogenic effects which include; regulating blood pressure and the immune system, improving stamina,…

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Berry Spinach Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Spinach Avocado Berry Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 6 oz package spinach 6 oz romaine lettuce 1 avocado 4 oz of strawberries 4 oz of blueberries 1/2 cup sliced almonds 2-3 Tbsp apple cider vinaigrette     Directions: Prepare apple cider vinegar dressing listed below a few hours beforehand. Clean and cut up spinach and lettuce. Add to bowl. Slice strawberries and…

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Frozen Lemonade

Frozen Sugar-free Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients: 2 lemons 1 can of Lemon Lacroix 2 cups of ice 2 tbsps coconut milk Plain stevia Directions Use a lemon squeezer to get fresh lemon juice and add to a blender with the ice. Add the Lacroix, coconut milk, 3-4 drops of stevia and blend. Makes 2 servings.

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