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Talks with Rhonda Dorren
Rhonda Dorren Talks About a Sluggish Metabolism
Many people talk about their sluggish metabolism. What is worse is people see that as they age, they gain more and more weight. Are you resigned to a bulging belly and stubborn fat deposits? My collection of scientific research into this problem and the clients I have helped, has shown that the liver is a big part of this problem. The liver is directly involved in the processes concerning digestion and fat. Therefore, the problem is not just the number of calories you consume each day. If liver function is attended to and improved, measurable parameters such as the amount of weight you lose plus, your general overall well-being measurements improve. Part of our daily fatigue is related to our body lacking water. With treatment to improve liver function, you must drink at least 8 but as many as 12 glasses (8 ounces each) of water every day. These are just a couple of solutions; contact us to help you with your weight loss and weight control.
Rhonda Dorren on Cellulite
Cellulite is fat under the skin between tough strings of tissue that are affixed to the muscle beneath that looks like skin dimples and nodules. When fat cells in this area grow in size, the strings of tissue are pulled tight and the fat cells bulge out. Cellulite can be very obvious in some people like large areas of lumpy skin and large creases. Most commonly found on the thighs and buttocks of women, cellulite occurs in various other places on the body such as the belly and arms. Factors that have been shown to worsen cellulite are Yo-Yo dieting, excessively high carbohydrate diets, increases in overall body fat, inactivity and being dehydrated. In some cases, losing lots of weight can worsen the look of cellulite and result in loose skin. To improve the look of cellulite, part of the requirement is that the fat cells must shrink in size. The ChiQue solution of Ultrasonic Sculpting is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that improves cellulite and skin tone. See more at UlTRASONIC SCULPTING
Rhonda Dorren on What’s the Issue of Cortisol and Stress with Weight Loss and Weight Control?
This is such a complex question. Particularly, because some people tend to lose weight with stress while others, gain weight. The complexity comes from the mix of internal body chemicals such as hormones and psychological factors. Our body’s system of checks and balances is what causes weight gain or weight loss under stress. Cortisol is often referred to as the ‘stress hormone’ because it is released in our bodies in response to stress. There are many other hormones that are also affected or released during stress such as, the reaction hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. Once the stressful event is over, the reaction hormones return to normal. However, cortisol can remain high in our bodies over a longer period of time and in fact, cortisol levels can stay high in the body with chronic stress. This high level of cortisol promotes weight gain and dictates where you put the weight on. Each person’s response to high stress is unique to them and in some cases, high stress in a person may not lead to high cortisol. When a person’s response to stress leads to eating more, they likely have high cortisol levels with stress. In addition, if stress response eating results in fat around the belly, this also indicates high cortisol, as opposed to eating more food that is stored on the hips. The latter outcome of storage on the hips is not an indicator of high cortisol. If you are in suffering from high stress and weight control programs, consider becoming a Chique member and get control of your weight. Learn more
Rhonda Dorrenn on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Overweight and Obese People
Even a 10% loss of weight can improve a Fatty Liver
Recently, I have received some questions about ‘Fatty Liver Disease’ and being overweight. It is important to know that Fatty Liver itself is quite harmless and disappears rapidly with the loss of weight and rarely progresses. The problems come when Fatty Liver continues to get worse. In most people, Fatty Liver Disease causes no symptoms and is only discovered when routine blood tests show slightly elevated levels of liver enzymes (ALT and AST) in the blood. Occasionally, Fatty Liver Disease is discovered when an ultrasound examination of the abdomen is done for other purposes. Only a liver biopsy can confirm the diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and the severity of the disease. Untreated Fatty Liver Disease can progress to worsening liver conditions such as cirrhosis, swelling of the legs, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen and so on. Losing excess weight is the cornerstone of treatment. Studies among obese individuals with elevated liver enzymes and weight gain show this leads to further increase in liver enzymes. In contrast though, the good news is that even a 10% loss of the individuals total body weight leads to a significant decrease in the levels of enzymes and these enzyme levels may even become normal. In some cases, your personal physician may select to initiate pharmaceutical treatment to help improve Fatty Liver Disease.