Our personalized programs
include stimulation of acupuncture points with painless low-level laser to
reduce food cravings, suppress appetite and speed up metabolism, making it easier for you to reach
your fitness goals. This painless, relaxing procedure is designed for people who are comfortable with their own exercise and nutritional program. The laser stimulation also releases calming endorphins which will help control stress-related eating.
The stimulation lasts between four to eight weeks and is a physical effect that you will feel. The treatment is non-invasive and has no negative side effects. You will have access to our in-house Kinesiologist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who will offer tips and information on the latest weight loss science. To support your progress, you will receive behavioural modification and self-hypnosis CDs from some of the best experts in the industry. Reprogram your thoughts and your body will follow.
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1. Build Muscle Mass - Strength training builds lean muscle tissue, which burns more calories at work or at rest, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The more lean muscle you have, the faster your metabolism will be. Try some push-ups, or a few squats or lunges. Use 5 lb. free weights to perform simple biceps curls or triceps pulls. Perform these exercises three to four times per week and you'll soon see a boost in your metabolism as well as an improvement in your physique.
2. Do Not Skip Meals or Drastically Reduce Your Caloric Intake - If your body senses that food is in short supply, it will slow your metabolism to conserve energy. Over time, the result is that when you do eat (even if you consume the same foods as always) your body will be slower to use the calories as fuel, thus creating a backlog of unwanted pounds. Once you determine your goal for calorie consumption, divide those calories into 6 different small meals/snacks throughout the day.
3. Increase the Amount of Protein in your Diet - Most researchers agree that protein helps to stabilize the secretion of insulin into your blood stream, a process that can affect metabolism. The average person would benefit from protein intake at a minimum of 70 grams or higher each day.
4. Aerobic Workout 3 Days a Week - The extra calories you burn could add up to an additional 1-2 pounds of weight loss per month.
5. Increase Movement in Daily Lifestyle - The more you move, the more you burn! You can actually make a significant addition to the number of calories you burn each day by relatively minor changes in lifestyle. This can be as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator; park a distance from the mall or office; window-shop with your best friend rather than sit over coffee; walk the dog instead of just letting him or her out; do a little gardening or clean house while you talk on the phone. Making these types of changes for just 20 minutes of your day will cause you to burn an additional 100 calories per day or an additional pound per month. Making more of these changes can help you burn as much as an additional 1,000 calories per day!
6. Go For an Evening Walk - Although exercising any time is good for you, evening activity may be particularly beneficial. Many people's metabolism slows down toward the end of the day. Thirty minutes of aerobic activity before dinner increases your metabolic rate and may keep it elevated for two or three hours. What that means for you: those dinner calories have less of a chance to take up permanent residence on your hips!
7. Get Adequate Sleep - As funny as it sounds, sleep deprivation may make you fat and not just because you're susceptible to cases of the late-night munchies. According to researchers at the University of Chicago, women who got less than four hours of sleep per night had a slower metabolism than those who slept for a full eight hours.