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Please do not avoid seeking professional medical assistance based on information obtained from this reading. The trainers always offered modifications, so it felt more personable. Roller decided to take up bodybuilding , and trained for two years for her first competition. He was 48 years-old and struggled with obsesity. But for most us, it is hard to make the time to do so, especially when using nothing more than a pen and paper. Now the year-old runs everyday and has completed endurance competitions like Ironman and Ragnar.

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Though the percentage of people with a diagnosed gluten allergy is very small, experts like Dr. In addition, a sensitivity to gluten may not be seen as serious by some healthcare practitioners. This is unfortunate, since consumption of gluten is tied to at least 55 different diseases. The most common source of gluten is wheat, so any food with wheat or a wheat product in it has gluten. To be effective, it must be completely eliminated, so if you choose to do so, you have to check food labels and ask about ingredients when you eat out.

Bread, pasta, cereal and other foods that were once main sources of gluten are now offered with gluten-free sources of starch. If you eliminate gluten from the diet, you may notice a little weight loss , especially if the gluten causes inflammation in your body. The premise of a low-carb diet is to control insulin.

Insulin is the hormone that determines whether we burn fat for energy, or if we store it. Since consumption of carbohydrates stimulates insulin more than protein or fat, reducing carbohydrate intake should reduce insulin secretion. Less insulin, more fat burn.

For some, a low-carbohydrate diet is considered anything under grams of carbohydrate per day, which is actually quite a bit of carbohydrate. One hundred fifty grams of carbohydrate is like six medium apples, medium potatoes, cups of pasta or 50 ounces of soda. The truth is, each person can tolerate varying levels of carbohydrate, and those levels can change with time. Low-carb diets have been supported by growing mounds of evidence.

Low-carb in Norway has become so popular the country has been in a shortage of butter since late last year. Often, those on a low-carbohydrate diet, since they avoid starch, also consume a gluten-free diet.

Can people lose weight by eliminating gluten? They may not have obvious digestive problems or inflammation. Their excess weight could be a result of too much carbohydrate in the diet, so swapping one source for another may not have any effect. The information provided is meant as a general source of information only and should not be substituted for sound medical advice.

If you are considering one of the treatments or procedures discussed in this site, you should consult further with a medical professional first. Causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person.

The results described in the testimonials found on the Dr. Individual results may vary. The testimonials are for illustrative purposes only and are meant to showcase some of the results Dr.

This website is for information purposes only. When not at work I can be found mountain-biking, paddling and snowboarding around the beautiful state of Oregon, often with some excitable toddlers in tow. I joined the team in the Summer of My main focus here is to do everything I can to ensure that our clients and customers have a truly positive experience with us — one that reflects the environment I get to come to work in every day.

In my free time I teach historical archery, and compete at archery tournaments all over the Western US. I recently joined the FITera team armed with an extensive history in customer experience and a passion for branding.

I spend my time within the community - answering questions, providing support and whenever possible, organizing dance parties. In my spare time you can find me wrangling chickens, brewing kombucha, planting vegetables, and herding cats. My name is Emily and have only recently joined the FITera team but already love working with everyone. This group of people are so warm, smart and truly want to make a positive difference.

I have 10 years of accounting experience, a bachelors in accounting and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to such a wonderful organization. I love hiking, cooking, gardening, sewing, wine and a good budget. Here at FITera, I'm responsible for developing and optimizing our front-facing web pages, as well as overseeing web projects involving other developers. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of such an epic team, working towards a vision we can all be passionate about.

As an avid humanities enthusiast, I spend my free time studying language, history, and philosophy. I am responsible for maintaining and building out the FITera community site. I enjoy working with Chad and the rest of the team to set the strategic vision of the community site and how to best add value to its awesome members. When I'm not coding, I like to explore: I love traveling to new places, trying new activities, understanding different cultures and meeting interesting people.

All my life I've had a passion for healthy and fitness! I am a certified personal trainer through American Council on Exercise. My job is to help FITera run smoothly as we continue to grow. When I'm at work you can find me playing with massive amounts of data and doing "boring math stuff" that makes everybody's lives easier. I don't find it boring! I love working with this team and making the world a healthier, happier place. My name is Naomi and when you're from Texas that has to be the first thing anyone knows about you.

It's a real rule. My role at Fitera consists of being your Magic 8 Ball of answers -- if you've got a question then just shake. When I'm not working I'm trail running with my dog Buzz, planning the next camping trip, climbing rocks, taking photos, or enjoying pizza and beer with my husband.

We enjoy fun nights out on the town, weekend retreats, and new and exciting experiences together. Our latest team adventure was a weeklong stay in beautiful Cabo San Lucas!

We enjoyed playing in the waves, snorkeling, whale watching, riding ATVs, and relaxing by the pool. Over a decade, he and his team of 38 experts help tens of thousands in more than countries lose fat, get fit, and be healthy. Chad receives the Oregon State University Alumni of the Year Award for his innovations in online weight loss and personal coaching.

FITera is born - our online fitness community that offers unlimited support and encouragement, lots of fun and motivation, and the latest reliable research in health and fitness.