Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patty’s Day Paleo Pepper Shamrocks with Avocado Dip

It's St. Patrick's Day ... and instead of loading up on calorie-laden beverages & treats (like green beer or fizzy lime sherbet desserts), our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad is going green with this healthful alternative instead. Try this paleo -friendly shamrock snack today!

St. Patty's Day Paleo Pepper Shamrocks with Avocado Dip

- 1 green bell pepper
- ½ an avocado
- ½ tsp lime juice
- salt and pepper

1. Wash your bell pepper well, then dry. Slice about ¼-1/2 inch off of the bottom of the pepper.
2. Continue making ¼ inch slices of the pepper. You will get anywhere from 3 to 8 shamrocks depending on the shape and size of the pepper.
3. Use remaining scraps of pepper to slice inch long pieces of "stem" for your shamrocks.
4. Remove avocado from its peel and place in a bowl. Mash with the lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a small dipping bowl.
5. Arrange shamrocks and dip on a plate. This can be served at room temperature or cold. Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Info 
Calories per serving: 92 
Protein: 3g
Total Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 7g

To learn more about trimming that tummy effectively and keeping the weight off for good CLICK HERE to visit our web site now. 

Here's to sending some LUCK your way on St. Patrick's Day! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Friday, March 11, 2016

High 5 for Low T: 5 Real Benefits of Testosterone Therapy from Body SymmetryMD

Many of us like to make jokes about testosterone or what's now commonly known as Low T ... but having a testosterone deficiency is actually no laughing matter. 

In fact, recent research suggests men WITHOUT enough of the hormone face a higher risk of several serious illnesses. 

Bio-identical testosterone therapy (or BHRT ), however, can help prevent some of those ailments from plaguing your health AND offer several other benefits as well.

Here are just 5 real benefits of BHRT that both men and women can experience:

1. Improved Sexual Function
Trials conducted on just male subjects have shown an improvement in sexual performance among patients diagnosed with erectile dysfunction stemming from low levels of testosterone (but not in the presence of neurological or vascular problems). This means simply raising your testosterone levels can rejuvenate your love life in the bedroom... and the same result can apply for women as well!

2. Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Lower than normal levels of testosterone in men and women can cause a decrease in muscle mass, along with a corresponding increase in body fat as our metabolism slows down with age (especially after the age of 35). BHRT can provide a significant improvement in lean mass and a reduction of body fat, thereby reducing the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease.

3. Prevention of Osteoporosis
After the age of 35 testosterone levels in both men and women diminish... and when those numbers drop our bone mineral density also decreases (which can lead to osteoporosis). Recent research provides evidence that shows BHRT can aid in the improvement of mineral bone density (additional testing to further confirm this finding is still being conducted).

4. Increased Energy Levels
BHRT can not only contribute to an increase in lean body mass and more efficient muscle development, it can also translate into a dramatic boost in energy levels. More energy, in turn, can make for more intense levels of physical activity, which could never be considered a bad thing, right?!

5. Improved Memory
Did you know testosterone plays a huge role in our cognitive ability? Some studies have shown BHRT can actually alleviate "brain fog," enhance cognition and even strengthen our skills for retaining or recalling information... Now that's definitely a benefit that won't be forgotten!

Think YOU may have Low T (or somewhat of a hormone imbalance) and want to see if you're qualified to experience the benefits of testosterone therapy yourself? Contact us TODAY for more information or CLICK HERE to visit our web site NOW.

Here's to high 5 for balanced hormones and restored youth!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Experts

Friday, March 4, 2016

Wok N' Roll: Body SymmetryMD's Paleo Egg Roll In a Bowl

Skip the takeout tonight because our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad wants you to enjoy the taste of your favorite Chinese food without all the calories! We've ditched the greasy, carb filled wrapper of a typical egg roll and opted for a healthier, yet just as tasty Paleo version! So, hold on to your chopsticks and enjoy our recipe for Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl.

Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

-1 1/2 cups shredded coleslaw
-2 oz lean ground pork
-1/2 tsp liquid aminos
-dash of ground ginger
-dash of black pepper
-1 tbsp minced onion
-1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

1. Brown pork in skillet with onion. Drain any grease in the pan.

2. Add coleslaw mix, liquid aminos, ginger, black pepper & sesame seeds. 

Tastes great with a light drizzle of duck sauce (not included in calorie content).

Makes 1 serving

Nutritional Info
Calories Per Serving: 206.9
Total Fat: 14.3 g
Cholesterol: 40.8 mg
Sodium: 182.1 mg
Total Carbs: 7.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 10.7 g

For more delicious healthy recipes and weight loss tips CLICK HERE

 Here's to "Taking Out" all the calories! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Gettin' TIPS-y: Body SymmetryMD 's 5 Tummy Trimming Tips for Weight Loss Success

It's a familiar story: You pledge to engage a daily cardio routine on the elliptical machine at your local gym and swear you'll count every single calorie that finds its way to your lips. 

But soon... you're eating cupcakes in the office break room and grabbing mojitos at Happy Hour afterward thinking, "Oops, I'm off my diet. For sure tomorrow."

We've been through this same vicious cycle, so we can relate. That's why we at Body SymmetryMD want to share with you 5 easy tips that can help you trim down that tummy (without even trying). Think you're up for it?! Give these simple strategies a shot:

1. Start each meal with a glass of water.
You'll stay hydrated and feel fuller, which can stop you from overeating. 

2. Practice portion control.
If you really want to lose weight, you have to control your portions.
Try measuring out your snacks beforehand as well as eating your meals off of smaller plates.

3. Make simple swaps.
Opting for a light vinaigrette instead of a heavy, cream-based dressing can save you about 80 calories. Also, try switching out those potato chips for some fresh fruit or veggies. This will additionally save you a lot of fat and calories! 

4. Don't drink your calories. 
Empty calories from your morning OJ, vending machine sodas and nightcap(s) of wine can really add up... and cause you to gain weight. Instead, reach for some antixidant-rich green tea or some zero-calorie naturally flavored water instead!

5. Don't starve yourself.
Going hungry for too long can eventually cause you to consume even more calories and even contribute to those bad food choices. The solution? Snack on high protein and high fiber foods throughout the day... to keep yourself feeling full and your metabolism continually burning! 

Sure... Losing weight takes a lot of discipline, but even if you're not powering through an interval workout on the treadmill or counting every single calorie, there several simple ways to watch that number you currently on the scale actually diminish. 

To learn more about whittling your waistline effectively CLICK HERE to visit our web site now.

Here's to trimming down that tummy in a practically effortless way!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad