LIVING LIFE RICHLY

  • By Sharon LaCroix
  • 05 Nov, 2016

Here is how to make time meaningful...

It's the little things that make a big difference in the quality of our lives. Let's embrace these simple practices and have a more enriched, less stressed, more fulfilled life.

BonVie Weight Loss - Ideal Protein

By Sharon LaCroix 10 Dec, 2017

Christmas just ahead and are you concerned about what all the celebrations will do to your waistline and clothes size, yet again this year?  Here are some tips n how to minimize holiday weight gain - and maybe even shed a few lbs...

By Sharon LaCroix 07 Nov, 2017

Because Omega-3 fatty acids  may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. They help your heart in several ways like curbing inflammation in the blood vessels (and the rest of your body). At high doses they also make abnormal heart rhythms less likely and lower your level of blood fats called triglycerides. And they can slow plaque buildup inside the blood vessels.

By Sharon LaCroix 01 Nov, 2017

We call that resistant fat around our mid section a muffin top, jelly-belly or beer belly and no one wants it hanging around. Regardless of what we call it, that Visceral fat lies deep within the abdomen and is stored around vital internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestine.

By Sharon LaCroix 28 Sep, 2017

Do you weigh yourself? Daily? Once a week? Or just occasionally?  We have been brought up (often obsessively) to chase that number on the scale to determine if we have gained weight or have lost weight. Well guess what – your scale May Be Lying!

Without a body composition monitor on your scale, weight alone can be very deceptive. Why? Because unless you are living a low carb - high protein lifestyle like we teach at BonVie Weight Loss & Nutritional Wellness you may well be burning down muscle rather than burning fat, especially if you are just counting calories. If you are eating too many carbs and too little protein, your scale may show a weight   loss, but it will be mostly muscle, not fat that you have burned. 

By Sharon LaCroix 15 Jun, 2017

Have you wondered how alcohol is metabolized, and how that affects your ability to lose weight?

Alcohol is a big issue when it comes to weight loss and for more reasons than you think. Yes it adds extra calories to your diet, but alcohol also stimulates you to eat more food, and alters the normal digestive process. Not only are the extra calories an issue, but the changes in food breakdown turns those extra calories into unwanted body fat.  

By Sharon LaCroix 23 May, 2017

When it comes to weight loss and how our clothes fit, most of us are concerned with belly fat – you know, that “muffin top”, “beer belly”, or “jelly belly”.

You know by now that what we eat and drink, how much we eat, and how often we eat, are the primary factors in determining fat loss and fat gain, but exercise does matter. 

But when we think of exercise it’s most often aerobic exercise that we have in mind. 

Did you know that your weight loss will be more successful if you do anaerobic exercise ( Interval training )   rather than aerobic exercise?

Aerobic exercise is when you exercise at a moderate rate for a sustained period of time (like jogging, cardio machines, running, cross country skiing and spinning).   And Aerobic exercise has little effect on visceral fat.

By Sharon LaCroix 03 Apr, 2017

The Ideal Protein method we utilize at BonVie is known as a rapid and safe weight loss method. This science based physiological approach keeps it from being a radical diet, like the kind leading to health issues, or the kind that leads to “yo-yo” fat regain. The Ideal Protein protocol gives you the tools to lose body fat fast, but also insures you will not regain that hard earned weight loss.

By Sharon LaCroix 22 Mar, 2017

Whether you are currently on the Ideal Protein protocol at our ´╗┐BonVie clinic, or are a graduate, or just curious about why the method works so well, this article will help answer your questions. ´╗┐

By Sharon LaCroix 19 Mar, 2017

Now why would I even say “mostly”? 

Because depending on your personal metabolism, and the kind of alcohol, and - the quantity of alcohol you drink, it could be “maybe”.  But do understand this – that maybe will either vastly slow down the rate of your fat-burning weight loss, or - stop it altogether.

By Sharon LaCroix 01 Mar, 2017

At this time of year lots of people are exploring different types of diet programs. The Ideal Protein method we employ at BonVie Weight Loss & Nutritional Wellness is a medically designed, 4 phase-weight loss program focused on pancreas and blood sugar balance, resulting in rapid and safe fat loss. This protocol spares muscle mass, lowers high blood pressure, high insulin and high cholesterol.

The Ideal Protein protocol is a short coarse of weight loss, moving you quickly and safely through 3 active phases into the 4th maintenance phase. We focus on rapid fat burning for energy, rather than relying on glucose and muscle stores for energy. You never want to burn down muscle on a diet because muscle uses fat for fuel.

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