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Non-Scale Victories (NSV)
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Today I want to focus on what many call "non-scale victories". Don't worry, I'll explain in more detail below but before we jump in, let me ask you this. Which small achievements can you celebrate today? How are you going to celebrate them? So often we set goals and wait to celebrate until the goal is reached. Some of those goals are short-term and...
Ditch The Scale!
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
When was the last time you stepped on a scale?  When was the last time you stepped on the scale and liked the number you saw on the screen? 🔢 What does the idea of weighing yourself do to your attitude? Do you get excited? Do you love heading to the doctor's office knowing that the first thing they're going to do is weigh you?  Does ...
What is healthy eating anyway?
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Almost every day I hear people tell me, but I eat healthy, so why am I ________?  Curious as I am, I always ask, what does eating healthy mean?  Or what does that look like to you?  You would be surprised to how misinformed so many people are when it comes to understanding what truly eating for health means.  Here's the kicker.&...
Intermittent Fasting - Part 2
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Last week we started a discussion about Intermittent Fasting (IF) and the different protocols or methods recommended. Today I'm going to provide a bit more information about why you'd choose one method over another. Next week, I'll share more about what fasting does and how to make it a bit easier so that if you do decide to add IF to your health a...
Intermittent Fasting
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Did you know? The longest fast on record took place in 1971 when Angus Barbieri fasted for 382 days? Yep! 382 days! Now I am in no way suggesting you attempt such a feat! Not at all! i just wanted to share a cool bit of trivia with you. Now, what if I told you intermittent fasting was really intermittent eating?  Say what?  What in t...
42% of US adults take more than 5 medications per day
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Did You Know? 42% of US adults take more than 5 medications per day.15%-30% of senior hospital admissions are secondary to medication problems.60% of older adults take their medication improperly and approximately 140,000 die as a result.There is a word used to describe a person who takes 5 or more medications daily and that word is polypharmacy.&n...
Carbs become sugar
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Did you know? That when your blood sugar is at a healthy level, there's only about a teaspoon of glucose, or about 5g-7g, in your bloodstream? Yep! It's true! So what happens when you eat a bagel, which typically has about 40 grams of carbs, or maybe an apple, with 20 grams of carbs? Well, you've just put five to ten times more sugar into your bloo...
Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Did you know? The stress you feel before, during, and after your Thanksgiving meal can cause you to gain more weight or spike your blood sugar?Yep! It's true! Thanks to that darn hormone called CORTISOL! We stress, and our body responds with cortisol. So what is cortisol? It's a hormone that tells our fat and muscle cells to stop listenin...
Let's Talk Carbs
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Over the last couple of weeks, I've explained what insulin is, how it's an essential hormone for everyone (not just those with diabetes), and what happens when we become insulin resistant. Now it's time to talk about carbs and how they play into all of this. But first … a little chuckle :) Did you know?When you eat carbohydrates (carbs), your ...
It's just one thing causing metabolic dysfunction
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Remember when I shared with you that only > Check out Understanding and Reversing Insulin Resistance here. In this program, I'll cover: + How to properly determine IF you have insulin resistance, how bad it is, and where it's coming from + The "Metabolic Dysfunction Continuum" and what really drives poor metabolic health (it's not just a poor diet ...
More than 1 in 3 American Adults have pre-diabetes
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
According to the CDC approximately 96 million American adults - that's more than 1 in 3 - have prediabetes.  What's even more concerning is that more than 80% don't know they have it.  Yep, more than 80% don't know.  How could that be? There are so many possible explanations but to not point fingers at one reason or another...
Diabetes & Obesity are NOT genetic
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
So I opened my practice and started this blog as a way to shake things up in your health world.  This post today is most likely going to do just that so get ready for some "wait, whats", "get outs" and mindblown reactions.   Let me start by repeating the headline. .... diabetes and obesity are not genetic. &n...
When insulin can no longer do its job
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Today I'm going to talk about what happens when insulin can no longer do its job and we become what is known as insulin resistant.  (If you didn't read my earlier blog about insulin, called But I don't take insulin and you're curious about insulin, give it a read here.)   But in true Tisha fashion, here's a quick chuckle be...
But I don't take insulin
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
When I speak with clients about metabolic health and insulin resistance, I so often hear, "But I don't take insulin so what you're saying Tisha can't apply to me. After all, if I'm not taking insulin, I obviously don't have a problem with insulin, so none of this stuff matters and insulin is not why I'm gaining weight or feeling sicker."&...
Making Time
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
Question for you. When was the last time something caught your attention on social media? Let me clarify that question ... something that didn't make you angry, sick to your stomach, or shock the crap out of you? Something that actually made you think, reflect, or even challenge you? Last night I had that kind of moment with a random post on Facebo...
93% of American Adults are Unhealthy
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
A recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) claims only 6.8% of American adults are metabolically healthy.  The study further breaks down the following statistics: Only 0.4% of those over the age of 65 years were considered to have optimal health. Only 17% of those between the ages of 20–34 ...
How to cook and store just about anything
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
We all spend so much time trying to learn how to count macros and calories.  We search for recipes or quick ideas of how to throw a meal together when we are short on time.  But how much do we really know about food storage, especially when it comes to those leftovers, love them or hate them, that we usually end up with them? &n...
Let me introduce you to Tisha Talk
Tisha Castillo, MHP, NBC-HWC
The who, what, and why of Tisha Talk … Holy cow! I cannot believe after all of these years, I am finally publishing my first blog post, and am so excited about what is yet to come! Not only am I excited to be writing this right now, but I am even more flipping excited knowing that YOU are here reading it! Can I get a YAHOO!! My name is Tisha Castil...