Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

weightsIt’s a question you might ask as your body seems to change but the scale doesn’t budge: Does muscle weigh more than fat?

Weight loss can be a frustrating journey when you’re married to a particular number.

I’ll be happy when I’m 140 pounds.

I can’t get into that bathing suit until I’m at my goal weight.

I need to lose 15 pounds before this wedding. 

These are common sentiments, but they don’t take into account the true nature of weight loss – which is a more complicated story than just the number you’re seeing on the scale.  Continue reading

Food Composting 101

plantWe live in a world where throwing food away is done without much thought.

But as our landfills become overloaded and our water supply becomes more and more threatened by toxic waste, finding ways to “recycle, reduce, and reuse” isn’t just a good idea – it’s a necessary one.

Composting isn’t just a way to be more ecologically responsible. It’s also a way to become more conscious of what and how much we eat, as well as what we might be wasting.

If you’ve ever wanted to try food composting but don’t know where to start, there’s no time like the present. Read on for some basic tips and information:  Continue reading

Weight Loss Menu: What Should Be On Your Plate?

menuWhen you’re trying to come up with a weight loss menu, there’s actually quite a bit of leeway about what you can eat – the challenge is to figure out how much you can eat without gaining weight.

There are a variety of different diets all purporting that they will result in weight loss, but we here at GreenLite Medicine promote a specific type of eating plan that is based on the knowledge of our obesity experts and medical professionals on staff.  Continue reading

Cleanses for Weight Loss

lemonCleanses for weight loss – are they a good idea? 

It’s so tempting to go for a quick fix. After all, who wouldn’t want to drop 10 pounds in three days or lose inches on their waist in a week?

But cleanses, whether they’re made from juice, cayenne and lemon water, or are food-based in nature, aren’t exactly the answer the weight loss.

Let’s take a look at some of the claims surrounding cleansing – and talk about how you can cleanse safely while losing weight that will stay off in the long run. Continue reading

How to Stay Low-Carb at Your Summer Soirées

umbrellaSummer is in full swing, which means that barbecues, picnics, pool parties, and beach bashes are filling up your calendar. 

And while you may feel left out having to turn down the ice cream cones or the potato chips, hot-weather foods are actually the perfect complement to low-carb eating.

In winter we naturally turn to denser, heavier meals, but in summer it’s easy to lighten up and stay satisfied with fresh, healthy foods.

So as you hit the lake, pool, or your neighbor’s backyard for a good time, take these low-carb eating tips with you:  Continue reading

Best Weight Loss Programs for Women

oceanThe best weight loss programs for women take into account that changing your body is an incredibly personal process.

For men, we’ve known for a while, losing weight is usually easier and faster.

Women come across unique struggles in the journey to shed extra pounds, and that’s why it’s important to find a program that will cater to your needs.

So what do the best weight loss programs for women all have in common?

Let’s take a look at a few of the common denominators:  Continue reading

Josh Rekindled a Long-Dormant Love Affair With His Wife

 

josh finalPrior to seeking help from GreenLite, I was morbidly obese with all the health problems that go with it: borderline diabetic, heart issues, back issues, sleep issues, and respiratory issues.

I wanted to get healthy for the sake of my family. I have three children, including two sons. I wanted to provide a positive example of health for my boys, and I wanted to be alive and well to dance with my daughter at her wedding someday.  Continue reading