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Foods that help with Stress

Chronic stress can have negative effects on both physical and mental health. While there are many strategies for managing stress, including exercise, relaxation techniques, and therapy, eating a healthy diet rich in certain foods can also help reduce stress levels. Here are some foods that may help fight off stress:

  • Fatty fish: Fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna, and sardines, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and improve mood.
  • Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and compounds that can help reduce stress hormones and improve mood.

  • Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are high in healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and improve mood. Almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are all good choices.
  • Fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and improve overall health. Dark leafy greens, berries, and citrus fruits are particularly good choices.
  • Whole grains: Whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole-wheat bread, are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates, which can help regulate blood sugar and reduce stress.

  • Herbal teas: Certain herbal teas, such as chamomile, lavender, and passionflower, have been shown to have calming effects on the body and may help reduce stress and improve sleep.

Overall, incorporating a variety of these stress-fighting foods into your diet can help support overall health and well-being, and may help reduce the negative effects of chronic stress on the body and mind and promote overall health and well-being.

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Ways to Reduce Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom that can have many different causes, including physical, mental, and emotional factors. Here are some strategies that may help you deal with fatigue:

  1. Get enough rest: Make sure you are getting enough sleep and that your sleep environment is comfortable and conducive to restful sleep.

  2. Exercise: Regular physical activity can help boost energy levels and improve overall health.

  3. Eat a healthy diet: A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help provide the nutrients your body needs to function at its best.

  4. Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water and avoiding excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol can help keep you hydrated and alert.

  5. Manage stress: Stress can be a major contributor to fatigue, so finding ways to manage stress, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or therapy, can be helpful.

  6. Prioritize tasks: Prioritizing your tasks and focusing on the most important ones can help reduce feelings of overwhelm and fatigue.

  7. Consider medical treatment: If your fatigue persists despite these self-help strategies, it may be a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be contributing to your fatigue.

Contact The Body Mod at to schedule an initial consultation if you’d like to determine the root cause of your fatigue. 

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Tips to Increase Fat Burning

Your body can be a fat-burning machine. Truly! Here’s a few ways to help you rev up the engine and get that body burning fat instead of the ‘candle at both ends’.

Healthy Fats

— Healthy fats are needed in our diet, but be careful. Healthy fats are high in calories and should be consumed in moderation. Examples of healthy fats include avocado, nuts and seeds, fatty fish like tuna and salmon, olive oil, and coconut oil.

— Resistance Training is a type of exercise that involves using resistance to build strength, muscle size, and endurance. The purpose of resistance training is to improve overall fitness and health by challenging and improving the body’s musculoskeletal system. It builds muscle, improves strength, improves bone density, boosts metabolism, and enhances overall health.

— Cutting back on sugar can help with weight management and reduce the risk of associated health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. High sugar intake has been linked to chronic inflammation in the body, which can increase the risk of various health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Because foods high in sugar are low in nutrients, nutrient deficiencies and health problems can occur as a result over time.

— Probiotics are live microorganisms, often referred to as “good” bacteria, that provide health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. When ingested, probiotics can colonize the gut and interact with other microorganisms in the body to promote overall health and well-being. They help improve gut health, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity.

— Managing stress levels can be an important part of a weight loss program, particularly for people who struggle with emotional eating or other stress-related behaviors that can interfere with weight loss efforts. Having avenues for stress management reduce cortisol levels, improve sleep, promote healthy habits, and reduce inflammation….all of which have been linked to weight gain.

If you are looking for assistance with your weight plan, schedule an initial consultation at to find out how your personalized treatment plan can help you be successful in your journey!

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Signs of a Healthy Gut

A healthy gut plays an important role in weight loss because it is home to trillions of microorganisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome, that help to regulate various aspects of our metabolism and immune function. Research has shown that an imbalanced gut microbiome may contribute to weight gain and obesity.

Here are a few reasons why a healthy gut is important for weight loss:

  • Regulation of appetite and food cravings: The gut microbiome produces hormones and other signaling molecules that influence our hunger and satiety signals, which can impact our food intake and overall calorie balance.


  • Improved nutrient absorption: A healthy gut microbiome can improve the absorption of key nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, which can help to support a healthy metabolism.


  • Reduced inflammation: An imbalanced gut microbiome can lead to chronic inflammation in the body, which has been linked to weight gain and obesity.


  • Better insulin sensitivity: The gut microbiome can influence insulin sensitivity, which is important for regulating blood sugar levels and preventing weight gain.


Overall, a healthy gut is crucial for supporting healthy weight management and overall health. To improve gut health, focus on consuming a diverse array of plant-based foods, staying hydrated, getting enough fiber, and avoiding highly processed and inflammatory foods. Additionally, consuming probiotic-rich foods or taking probiotic supplements may also help to improve gut health.

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Focus on Stress Management

Setting goals is imperative in achieving success. However, sometimes we get caught up in the long-term that we can’t see where we are causing us to be overwhelmed.

When you find yourself logged down with anxiety from overthinking everything that is required of you at work or at home, the steps you need to take to get to your goal, how far away it seems…..take a breath. And then let it out. And then another. Then one more.

Focus on you. The you in this moment….right here, right now. Dismiss the thoughts of the long-term and consider what’s in your power at this time. The only job you need to accomplish today is to be a better version of you than you were yesterday.

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New Year, New You….No?

It’s March 1st and spring is right around the corner! So, let’s chat about your New Year’s resolution. Here’s some interesting facts about New Year’s resolutions. The top 3 resolutions are health related:

1) Exercise more

2) Eat healthier

3) Lose weight.

How’s your New Year’s resolution going? If it’s not going well, don’t beat yourself up about it. A staggering 43% fail before February, with 1 out of 4 failing in the first week of January! Most people quit on the second Friday of the month which has been dubbed “Quitters Day”.

Where did you fare? Did you make any changes, have some success? The majority of those who make New Year’s resolutions and fail state that the top 3 reasons for quitting were 1) lack of motivation, 2) too busy, and 3) change in priorities.

Our best intentions are often failures because we’re not committed, yet. The timing isn’t right and we set our expectations too high. You are not alone.

If you set health-related resolutions and are finding much harder than it needs to be, schedule an initial consultation with The Body Mod. We offer personalized treatment that can help you lose weight, eat healthier, and increase your physical activity.

We offer weekly injections for weight loss as well as bio-identical hormone replacement for increased overall health improvement.

What are you waiting for? Hasn’t enough time passed without the changes you want? Schedule today!

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

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Are you experiencing stress at work, at home, or just sitting on the couch scrolling through Instagram thinking about how you’re “doing absolutely nothing while everyone else is out there living their best life”??? Yeah, this time of year is notorious for increased stress, reflections, and unrealistic expectations. And social media doesn’t help!

When we have hormonal imbalances, we tend to have difficulty dealing with everyday stressors. Coupled with common symptoms of imbalance like fatigue, poor sleep, weight gain, brain fog, muscle aches, and joint pain (just to name a few), we simply get overwhelmed.

When these symptoms appear, there could be multiple culprits, making it difficult to know what our bodies need in order to feel our best. If you’re between 30-65 years old, it may be time to evaluate your hormone levels.