Monthly Archives: September 2011

The LipoLaser and Belly Fat

Written by Darren Dubyak D.C.
* Dr. Dubyak, of Peak Performance Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, is continually helping people reach their healthcare goals.  He is proud to offer total health and wellness solutions, including: chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, rehabilitation, Disc Decompression Therapy and LipoLaser sessions. To learn more, please visit his website at: www.drdubyak.com.

What is the LipoLaser?
Our LipoLaser is an innovative and revolutionary technology, offering clients an easy, painless and effective way to lose belly fat and contour their bodies. Compared to surgical liposuction, this non-invasive treatment requires no needles, is more affordable and provides similar results.

How does it work?
The LipoLaser paddles emit low levels of energy, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol. The free fatty acids are converted into energy, while water and glycerol are released through natural metabolic functions. This process is a normal response, which means no unnatural reaction is created during the LipoLaser sessions.

What makes the LipoLaser different?
The Lipolaser paddles are placed directly on the skin, which allows for targeted belly fat reduction and results in substantial body contouring improvements. By utilizing the LipoLaser to target specific areas of the body, we can contour, shape and melt away the stubborn inches that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Our clients' results at INEVO Contouring!

What makes INEVO Contouring different?
INEVO Contouring is committed to helping people contour their bodies and improve their lifestyles. Our focus is not only fat loss, but also changing the way people think about food, nutrition and fitness.

The result is our clients look better, feel healthier and are confident about the way they look. Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff is committed to working with clients to find a package that meets their needs. We work with our clients, helping them achieve the best results and providing them with an unsurpassed experience.

If you are ready to take the first step in improving the way you look and feel, then it’s time to contact INEVO Contouring. We are excited to announce our exciting  No Loss, No Cost package! This NO RISK package means you ONLY pay for the inches you lose! To learn more, visit our pricing page at: www.inevocontouring.com/laser-liposuction-pittsburgh-cost-prices.html.

For more information on how the LipoLaser works, or to find which location is nearest to you, visit us at: www.inevocontouring.com.

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Delicious Dinner Recipes

Dinnertime is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal with your family and spend some quality time together. Below are two healthy and delicious dinner recipes that the whole family can enjoy!

Grilled Fish Tacos
What You’ll Need:

  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Canola oil
  • 2 large mahi-mahi fillets (1 1/2 lbs total)
  • 1 Tbsp blackening spice
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage

Directions:

  • Step 1: Mix the mango, avocado, onion, and the juice of one lime in a bowl.
  • Step 2: Season with cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  • Step 3: Heat a grill or stovetop grill pan until hot. Drizzle a light coating of oil over the fish and rub on the blackening spice.
  • Step 4: Cook the fish, undisturbed, for four minutes. Carefully flip with a spatula and cook for another four minutes. Remove.
  • Step 5: Warm the tortillas on the grill for one to two minutes or wrap in damp paper towels and microwave for one minute until warm and pliable.
  • Step 6: Break the fish into chunks and divide among the warm tortillas.
  • Step 7: Top with the cabbage and the mango salsa.
  • Step 8: Serve with the lime wedges and enjoy!

Spicy Turkey Stir Fry
What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp wheat free soy sauce
  • 1 med red bell pepper
  • 1 light spray cooking oil spray
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup water chestnut
  • 4 cup bok choy
  • 8 oz turkey breast

Directions:

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 400° F. Cook turkey breast until juices run clear and there is no pink in the center.
  • Step 2: Cut the cooked turkey breast into bite size strips.
  • Step 3: Cut the red pepper into thin strips.
  • Step 4: To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, water, and cornstarch and whisk. Set aside.
  • Step 5: Heat a wok or large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium high heat.
  • Step 6: Stir fry the bok choy, sweet pepper, and jalapeno pepper for 2 to 3 minutes or until peppers are crisp tender.
  • Step 7: Remove vegetables from wok/skillet.
  • Step 8: Add the turkey strips to the wok and stir fry for about 2 minutes, until the meat is heated through. Push turkey aside from the center.
  • Step 9: Stir sauce mixture and add to center of wok.
  • Step 10: Cook and stir until thick and bubbling.
  • Step 11: Return vegetables to the wok and add water chestnuts.
  • Step 12: Stir to coat all ingredients.
  • Step 13: Cook about 1 minute or until heated.
  • Step 14: Spoon turkey mixture over hot rice and enjoy!

Next week, Dr. Dubyak, of Peak Performance Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, will be discussing the revolutionary LipoLaser, and how it can help remove stubborn areas of fat and melt away the inches! You won’t want to miss it!

www.inevocontouring.com

Recipes courtesy of “Eat this, Not that” and Lifestyle Innovations

Take time and enjoy lunch!

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it’s important to take time and enjoy lunch too because it gives you a little break and allows you to recharge your batteries. So below, as promised, are two lunchtime recipes for you to try and enjoy!

Roasted Vegetable Wrap with Hummus
What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tortilla corn tortilla
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 whole tomato
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pint mushroom
  • 8 oz shredded soy cheese
  • 1 med zucchini
  • 1 med squash
  • 4 tbsp hummus

Directions:

  • Step 1.: Chop squash, zucchini, mushroom, onion, and tomato and add to medium bowl.
  • Step 2:  Add olive oil and pepper, and mix together.
  •  Step 3: Place in oven for 10 minutes on broil until vegetables are cooked.
  • Step 4: Heat tortilla shells in microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Step 5: Spread each tortilla with hummus, vegetables and 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Step 6: Roll up, serve and enjoy!

Sunflower Crunch Salad
What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 6 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup beet
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 6 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 8 floret cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup non-fat garlic salad dressing

Directions:

  • Step 1: Wash and dry lettuce leaves and tear into a bowl.
  • Step 2:Drain and cut tofu into cubes.
  • Step 3: Grate beets, chop carrot and cauliflower, and slice pepper and onion.
  • Step 4: Add vegetables, beans, tofu and sunflower seeds to the lettuce.
  • Step 5: Toss with salad dressing and enjoy!

Make sure you check back tomorrow because just in time for the weekend, we are going to be featuring dinnertime recipes for you and your family!

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Recipes courtesy of Lifestyle Innovations

Breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day!

This week it’s all about recipes. We are featuring recipes that will leave you feeling full, satisfied and energized throughout your day. Today, breakfast is our featured meal of the day!

Breakfast is important because it reduces the hunger that might occur later in the day. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to overeat and make poor food choices (like getting a snack from the vending machine). Below are two delicious  and healthy  breakfast recipes that will help you start your morning off right.

Hearty Buckwheat and Banana Cereal
What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 sm banana
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp walnut

Directions:

  • Step 1: Place buckwheat, soymilk, cinnamon, nutmeg and banana into a medium saucepan.
  • Step 2: Stir frequently, while bringing mixture to a boil.
  • Step 3: Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.
  • Step 4: Simmer for 20 minutes, until the buckwheat is tender.
  • Step 5: Top with ground flaxseeds and chopped walnuts.
  • Step 6: Enjoy!

Garden Eggs
What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 spear asparagus
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 small mushrooms
  • 1 cup onion

Directions:

  •  Step 1: Chop onions, mushrooms and asparagus.
  • Step 2: Using a small saute pan, saute vegetables in olive oil until tender.
  •  Step 3: Add egg whites to pan.
  • Step 4: Continue to cook on low heat until eggs are well cooked.
  • Step 5: Enjoy!

Check back tomorrow for some delicious lunch ideas!

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*Recipes Courtesy of Lifestyle Innovations

Enjoy or Avoid: The Belly Fat Edition

You’ve told yourself that you’re committed to losing that stubborn belly fat. Well, first give yourself credit – recognizing that you want to make a change in the way you look and feel is the first step in changing the way you look and feel, but now that you’ve taken that first step, where do you begin? Well, it’s important to look at what you are eating and make healthy substitutions to encourage fat loss, while leaving you feeling full and satisfied.

Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It boosts your metabolism, and if you choose the right foods, breakfast will leave you feeling fuller and energized throughout the day. However, some people don’t have time to cook a full course breakfast, so what’s a quick and healthy solution?

  • Enjoy Oatmeal: Oatmeal is high in fiber, low in fat, and stabilizes blood sugar. This fast and fulfilling breakfast will energize you throughout the day, but beware of sugary flavored varieties. Instead, stick to an original flavor and add in some delicious berries or a dash of cinnamon for added flavor and health benefits.
  • Avoid Sugary Cereals: When you think of sugary cereals are you imagining Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs or Cocoa Krispies? Well, what if I told you that Kellogg’s Raisin Bran has more sugar than all of the above? Don’t believe me, well it’s true. Some other offenders that you need to beware of are: Kellogg’s Smart Start Original Antioxidants and General Mills Chex Multi-Bran. All three of these cereals contain more than 13 grams of sugar.

Snacks
You may think that in order to lose weight you need to cut back on calories and ignore those hunger pangs.  Wrong! Eating small snacks throughout the day boosts your metabolism, and you’re less likely to overeat during dinner.

  • Enjoy Almonds: Almonds have amazing health benefits packed into each little nut. They help reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and are an excellent source of calcium. Almonds are a healthy and delicious snack that you should incorporate into your everyday diet. Stick to 24 almonds a day to satisfy your belly without overloading on calories.
  • Avoid Salted Peanuts: Now don’t get confused. We just told you how great almonds are, so you might be wondering why peanuts (another nut variety) is something you should avoid, right? What we don’t like about salted peanuts is they are loaded with sodium, which can raise your blood pressure. So if it’s a peanut you crave, reach for the roasted, unsalted kind.

Dinner
Ah, the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?”  Eating delicious dinners that the whole family can enjoy, while watching your waistline, can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Just remember to make healthy substitutions for the dishes you already love – whole grain pasta and turkey burgers are some healthier choices.

  • Enjoy Grilled Fish Tacos: Who doesn’t love fish tacos? Instead of battered and fried fish, try grilling it! Add in some spices and a healthy, delicious avocado and mango salsa and some rice on the side, and you have yourself a tasty meal that the whole family will love!
  • Avoid Chicken Quesadillas: If you are really craving a quesadilla, we suggest a “do it yourself” variety that is light on cheese and sour cream. Restaurants try to pack in as many ingredients as they can, for example Chili’s Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadilla combines: cheese, ranch dressing, bacon and chicken for a heart-stopping 1,650 calories, 107 grams of fat and 3,450 milligrams of sodium.

Have we made you hungry talking about food? Well, if you would like to try something new, check back next week for some delicious recipes, including those grilled fish tacos!

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Sources:
http://www.quickandsimple.com/diet-weight-loss/tips-calculator/belly-fat-foods
http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/best-worst-breakfast-cereals
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/17/earlyshow/health/main7254362.shtml
http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/the-fattiest-foods-america

The Skinny on Belly Fat

Belly fat – no one wants it, but it is a huge problem in America. The associated health risks to being overweight or obese seem to grow every year, just like our waistlines, and when it comes to belly fat, shedding those extra pounds will not only help you look better; it will also keep you healthier!

More than Skin Deep
When we talk about belly fat, you may think of the fat on your stomach that you’re pinching between your fingers – that’s subcutaneous fat. However, belly fat is so much more. We’re talking about fat that goes deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs – visceral fat.

If you have a lot of subcutaneous fat, chances are you have a lot of visceral fat too. The best way to check is by measuring your waist. Stand up straight against a wall and measure your waist just above your hipbones. For normal-sized women, a measurement of 35 inches or more is considered too much. For men, a measurement of 40 inches or more is a cause for concern.

Lose the Fat and Gain Your Health
Scientists are still learning how certain substances, secreted by abdominal fat cells, can harm your body. Research shows extra belly fat means an increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, diabetes, dementia and cancer – just to name a few. The good news is that when you decrease your belly fat, you also begin to decrease the associated health risks.

Saying Bye-Bye to Your Belly
Did you know that aerobic exercise burns nearly 70 percent more calories than resistance weight training? A recent Duke University study shows it’s true.

“Resistance training is great for improving strength and increasing lean body mass,” study author Dr. Cris Slentz, an exercise physiologist at Duke University, said in a written statement. “But if you are overweight, which two thirds of the population is, and you want to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the better choice because it burns more calories,”

But exercise is just one of the key ingredients. To lose belly fat (and keep it off), you need to combine aerobic exercise with a healthy diet. So, check back next week for our Enjoy or Avoid segment! We will talk about the foods you can enjoy and the foods you should avoid to get your tummy toned and flat.

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Sources
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/belly-fat/WO00128
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-truth-about-belly-fat
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20099734-10391704.html

The Evolution of a New You

Welcome to INEVO Contouring’s blog! Thank you to everyone who joined us from Nu Body Contouring, and for all of our new fans, we’d like to say welcome!

We are excited for the opportunity to help you transform your body, and improve your health and wellness. Each week we will provide you with healthy tips, expert advice, the latest health and wellness news, and so much more because we are committed to helping you look and feel your best!

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And remember to visit us next week because September is our “Belly Fat” month! So check back often because we have some exciting things planned for you!

INEVO Contouring: The Evolution of a New You!