Oh, To Have The Metabolism of a Hummingbird

September 17, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard

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You’re eating 1200 calories per day and exercising like a maniac five times a week, yet the excess weight won’t budge. Calories in, calories out; isn’t that how it’s supposed to work? You’re burning way more than you’re consuming and yet your plan isn’t working. You’re revving up the sluggish metabolism you were genetically burdened with as much as you can, but now you’re ready to give up. If this doesn’t work, what’s left? Oh, to have the metabolism of a hummingbird! My guest, Tonda McGillis, has heard this story countless times over the years as a personal trainer and nutrition and weight loss expert. She’ll explain which factors that affect metabolism are within your control, dispel the myths you’ve heard and give you the scientific truths, and let you know if you can legitimately blame your genes.

Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food

Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food

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You know blueberries are good for you, but you don’t know why. You’re considering going gluten-free, but not sure what gluten is. You’re eating well but on thyroid medication, not sleeping well, and gaining more weight than ever. What’s going on?

Despite the plethora of information about food and nutrition, we are getting sicker and fatter every year. Nutritional wellness starts with the right food, but there’s so much more that’s affecting your health.

Nutritional Wellness Beyond Food looks at why we're not being nourished by what we eat. For example, what are the causes of digestive and hormonal imbalances that could be at the root of declining health? How do skipping breakfast, rewarding yourself with a glass of wine after work, and engaging in mindless habits thwart your efforts? Have you considered how the food industry and government directly impact your health? Join us to discover the many healing solutions to help you attain health, wellness and longevity.

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Laurie Hibbard

Laurie Hibbard

Laurie Hibbard, BA, LLB, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she is currently one of the lead instructors in Calgary, Alberta. She has her own nutrition practice, Lighten Up With Laurie, and specializes in women’s issues and weight loss. She is a self-confessed recovering lawyer who left a thriving practice to raise two sons, who are now grown, and is now following her heart to her true passion of health and nutrition. Laurie aspires to be a physically and mentally fit centenarian and works with her clients to achieve the same goal.

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