NJ Teen weight loss

Morris County NJ #1 Weight Loss System For Teens!

 Learn about these  hidden hormones critical for teen’s  weight loss

By Jose Fuentes/CPT/MS/CN

Teens want to be understood, love, want to be unimpeachable, and trustworthy to others.  Overweight teens aren’t the exception. However, The story of parents at their first meeting with me, (Morris County NJ #1 Weight Loss System For Teens!), when coming to shapes r in  looking to help their teens is the same: They hasten off the door to my desk, shake their hand with me quickly, while their teen is hiding behind my water cooler. I brake the ice by telling them how brave they are for coming to explore their weight loss options with me.

They smiled and relax. Bottom line is that teens go through many faces while their developing their bodies.They feel; sad, happy, angry at times. Overweight teens aren’t the exception. Gaining their trust is extremely important. I want them to work with me not against.

The next step is making them comfortable to go to my first questions which go as follows:

What do you like to see happening here?

How you picture yourself at the end of this process?

I ensure to them; that I will work with their goals every step of the way. Pizza and ice cream is perfectly fine, after few weeks of detox, and just  in moderation. Then the parents become involve in a friendly way. Understanding I have a total control of the meeting.

All comes down to the same process to me, hormones, hormones!.

As with adults, hormones in teens need to be adjusted, the problem with teens  is that their hormones are harder to be reset for weight loss, because is a constant shift, they are developing, therefore, their moods, fluctuations and emotions are controlled by them. What their parents (i.e. adults) don’t get is that these hormones affect their weight, appetite, and water fluctuations, therefore their constant weight gain. According to the “society’s endocrine facts and figures reports” ; 20  percent of teens in the US are overweight due to an endocrine condition. A hormone called spexin plays an important roll in teen population. When this hormone is low, there is an incrase of weight gain in the teen population, that leads to obesity at an early age.

Spexin is a hormone that is believed to aid in regulating arterial blood pressure as well as the body fat and salt and water balance. When levels of this hormone drop significantly in teens will lead to abnormal weight gain. Several studies have shown that obese teens when compared  to those with normal weight, show a low level of spexin. Therefore, they are more vulnerable to be overweight or obese, than those with the highest levels of the hormone.

How do we solve the spexin hormone problem in teens?

As we said this spexin hormone is the new kid of the block, in research for healthy weight maintenance for teens, I found that gut motility is key when these levels are regulated. For that reason I am going to start with these recommendations:

1-Start adding fiber foods to your teens dishes. Broccoli, oatmeal, asparagus, lentils, beans, would be a great to start.

2-Control portions. Portion control is essential when you want to get your teen’s  spexin hormone reset.  Always keep in  mind that reducing portions drastically might not help your goal.  Start by adding foods that will aid digestion. Cut carbohydrates and increase protein and fiber portions.

3-Snack, snack. This is a very important phase of your teens diet when you are not paying attention of this phase, your calories control goals will just be thrown off the window. Make sure you introduce them to snacks such as: grapes, celery sticks, mix nuts, apples, strawberries, etc.

4-Start with a strong breakfast. It is essential that teens love their food. At the end of the day we eat what we like, make sustainable changes, start with this awesome high protein pancake mix. Made up 10 organic grains. Low calorie, low sugar, low cholesterol, low sodium. This will not only help your teen to adjust their spexin levels, but also will improve bowel movement, and help your intestinal ecosystem.

The leptin GHRELIN Hormonal NIGHTMARE:

Leptin is an important hormone for teens weight loss aspirations, simply because is nature’s appetite suppressant, when you have enough to eat, leptin signals our brain to stop eating. However, if you have too much stored fat , your fat cells produce excess of leptin, causing leptin’s normal functions to shut down, because it’s been overwhelmed , so it never signals their body to say I’m  full. So the more fat they carry the most likely they will be in an endless cycle of never feeling full. Ghrelin dubbed the hungry hormone is leptin opposite. The more ghrelin they have in their system, the more hungry they are. Ghrelin works by activating the brain’s reward response to highly addictive sweet, fatty, salty  foods. Making them craving incessantly.

To reset these hormones, is important to consider the following points:

1-Stay hydrated. Water hydration practices, allow our bodies to stay full and less hungry. A rule of 10  8 oz glasses of water a day is a perfect way to start.

2-Get enough rest. It’s amazing how many teens stay late at night these days, playing video games, on social media, chatting with friends, etc. Make sure your teen gets enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is linked to increased levels of ghrelin, and lead to excess body fat storage.

For robust leptin function reduce the amount of fructose in their diet. Anything with high sugars, should be avoided. FRUCTOSE, and sucrose should be reduced. Anything like candy, flour, starches should be highly reduced. Increase zinc-rich foods. It’s proven that such foods improve  leptin function. Anything like: beans, nuts, eggs, non gmo, non fried  seafood, can dramatically help leptin function.  We telling the truth! . Because most of the overweight issues on teens comes from fried food.

Motivate your teen with exercise practices. Make sure they join their school physical activities, but also engage them in different after school activities. Our exercise programs specialized in teen fitness and nutrition, let us build a program for your teen’s needs, like the one we built for Victoria and many other teens whose parents entrusted their body’s needs to us!. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED.

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Options No Opiods For Pain

Morris County NJ Best Holistic back Pain Management Treatment

Morris County NJ Best Holistic  back Pain Management Treatment

5 Ways To decrease low back pain in record time!:

By Jose Fuentes/LBDCS/CPT/Blogger

Back pain in NJ  stats have increased since 2016 by 45% according to USA TODAY!. This is one of the main causes for hospitalizations in the state of New Jersey. The sad part is the numbers keep climbing. Back pain in NJ’s methods for prevention, keep moving in the same direction. Pain killers, drugs, chiropractors, physical therapy and worst of all surgery. These systems have been around for decades, without presenting real solutions. Otherwise why numbers keep climbing up?

NJ’s low back pain disorders. SYMPTOMS and problems keep escalating rapidly. And the pharmaceutical companies are the ones who are getting most of the benefits and cures. NJ’s low back disorders’ stats will only increase in years to come if a real solution isn’t found.

The opiods or drugs used, are a menace to society. Doctors in NJ, are failing you with their systems and tactics . Not only because most of the recommended drugs, and methods only worked temporarily, but also kept patients addicted to them. Lots of my clients with low back disorders, deeply bewailing their drug treatments in the past, and even therapy methods, recommended by Doctors and other “so called” back specialists.

Low back disorders solutions and cures,  have progressed little in the past years. Therefore I have been hastily assembled programs for low back disorders since 2008, when I became a ‘certified low back disorder specialist. Although attained a great success on most of my clients. I’ve bewailed not been able to help those already hooked for years in to these opiods. The body becomes addicted to these and immune to any other holistic methods. The traditional  approach on individuals, who for years have taken these drugs is insufficient, since they don’t offer other answers.

Why We need a different approach:

NJ Holistic Pain Management. is the answer, and,  most people are avoiding and preventing low back pain more than ever before in human history. Simply by learning bullet proof concepts like the ones will introduce you here. So they never have to worry about opiods, chiropractors, and recurrent  therapies that never worked.!

NJ Holistic Pain Management solution:

There is 3 main causes that start the pain process on people, as such, we will address them accordingly.

1-Bulging disks. Doctors believe that bulging disks are a great reason to start surgery, and cut their patients to resolve this. Well wrong!. They can correct this simply, by carefully applying  low back therapies, and strengthening their core musculature.

2-Sitting. That itself has become a common culture in our society. Since more jobs requires us to seat for hours. So much that it has amounted to 40% more pressure when compared to standing. Also more commute, has gave lots of stress to our low back tissues. Since the amount of time driving with bad posture tends to deteriorate our back joints!,

3-Lack of exercise. Sadly people prefer to visit someone who can temporarily relief pain through drugs or common therapies such as: steroid shots, chiropracting visits, or, other methods which will manage the problem momentarily. Without, getting rid of the chronic pain.

Laying the foundation:

Back tissues; including bone (e.g. vertebrate) cartilage (e,g, vertebral end plates) ligaments and muscle tendons. Will respond to load, either they will weaken if the load is excessive, or they will atrophy and damage discs if the load is too little. In my view, optimal load defines the stimulus or exposure that results in tissue strengthening without breakdown. Building the ultimate back follows a five stage process as my story’s title indicates. These stages will ensure a foundation for eventual strength, recovery, speed, power, elasticity and mobility in the entire spine!.

Stage 1- Groove motion patterns, motor patterns and develop appropriate corrective exercise.

a-Identify perturbed patterns together with their cause. For example: does vacuuming the floor hurts? , Does shaving causes pain?, sitting too long becomes painful?, etc.

b-Progress basic movement patterns through to complex activity specific patterns. Start by walking straight and moving your arms as you walk. This will help you minimize the pressure on your lower back, and divide loads. By using your arms, you are engaging your shoulders and other core muscles. Without relying uniquely on your hips and back!

c-Design basic balance challenges through to complex  balance specific environments. Use a bosu ‘half ball to start improving your balance. Check my speech on low back disorders on video below for more ideas. Check our patent device the Tornado blazer in my video speech below!.

2- Build whole body and joint stability

a-build stability will sparing the joints; EXERCISES like: planks, rubber band kicks, yoga bull curl ups are perfect examples of what one can do to build stability.

b-ensure sufficient stability commensurate for the demands of the tasks.

c-Stability for one joint may require, mobility at another. This is where multi-joint functional exercises can help you engage in activities where reciprocal inhibition takes place at a task. If one muscle is weak, a neighboring muscle joint will follow. Again watch video for some ideas on functional activities for stability.

3-Increase Endurance.

a-build endurance without becoming tired. Using the stairs with up right posture can help. Using your elliptical training machine with upright posture, and using handles, can be helpful. Also activities on the yoga ball that required the engagement of multiple muscles can help you build endurance in your core musculature.

4-Build strength.

a-Spare the joints while maximizing neuromuscular compartment challenge.  That’s the phase where you start challenging your body with strength trained activities on unstable devices, not just to develop strength but to challenge your neuromuscular system. This will keep your core strong, and will promote strength in other areas of your daily activities. Such as: pushing boxes. Carrying grocery bags, walking the dog, etc.

5-Finally add these foods for inflammation and to remove toxins off your spine:

a) avocados

b) pineapple

c) nopal

d) aloe vera

e) cummin

f) tummeric

g)Oregano il

h) black seed oil

i) olive oil

j) acai

k) nogi berries

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NJ Best Fitness Program For Parkinson’s

Morris County NJ Exercise And Nutrition For Parkinson's

Morris County NJ Exercise And Nutrition For Parkinson’s

How Cardio Boxing Can Improve Parkinson’s Disease!

By Jose Fuentes/C.S.P.S./CN

It’s not surprised to anyone these days the alarming  NJ parkinson’s disease rates. If you are one of the thousands of individuals, whose disease has started, or, it  is already very pronounced. This article can help you a lot. NJ parkinson’s disease rates, have increased severally since 2002 according to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

The most shocking fact, is that up until this year people start talking of the many ways exercise can help people with the disease. When prolix stories popped in the paper inducing patients to engage into an exercise activity I ASK  myself. Have many clients I have helped surmount the condition, with my skills? . Plus. I have been talking for years about the benefits of balance training and neuromuscular stimulating physical activities for individuals whose lives have been impacted by Parkinson.

In simple terms, everyone who has been affected by this brain imbalance, will have a movement disorder, that can affect the ability to perform common tasks, due to a motor skills deficiency. Tremors ( a form of rhythmic shacking), stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement, are few of the symptoms encounter on people affected by. There is over 10 people worldwide with it. And the numbers keep growing. Most people who develop it, do so sometime at the age of 50, but youngsters can develop it as well. But an interesting fact is that boxing lessons for Parkinson can be beneficial for those who have been diagnosed. Here is why:  training for boxing requires a great deal of eye contact coordination, hand speed, foot work, and balance. Parkinson’s cause a loss of the same elements boxers endeavour to maintain. In addition boxing is an incredible stress reliever and a dopamine booster. (Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that “when kicks in”  induces the brain to feel motivated, rewarded and accomplished).  That’s why boxing is very important, not only for brain relief, but also to slow down conditions, patients have a hard time with, such as: walking, navigating obstacles, talking, writing, singing, typing,  sitting, and maintaining control of their limbs.

This neurodegenerative disorder can impact almost everyone of their day to day activities. As well as causing sleep disruption disorders. And to make matter’s worst, depression could be another symptom link to the population suffering from it.

At Shapes R IN FITNESS, we have developed an exercise system, that integrates boxing to strengthen all the areas which the disease has weaken.

These sessions at our facility will help you improve balance, motor skills, movement, sensory function. We make you work on aerobic activity while improving your balance. Our cardio boxing system is loaded with full reactions. Our classes engage the body and brain, which have helped keeping our student on their toes.

Also these foods should be considered on any grocery list of those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson.

Vegetables: Artichokes, Okra, Kale, bell peppers, potatoes.

Fruits: Berries, pear, apples, grapes

Grains: Quinoa, couscous, farro, chickpeas


Legumes: Kidney beans, edamame, lentils

Dark chocolate

Green tea

Finally unlike real boxers, who fight for money or love of the sport,  you will be fighting for your own health on each and every class!.

Check our  vegan section and find out why a vegetarian diet can help surmount any neurological condition!.

NJ Best Weight Loss System

Randolph NJ Weight Lloss For Hormonal Disorders!

Randolph NJ Weight Loss For Hormonal Disorders!

These 2 hormones are killing your weight loss goals:

By Jose Fuentes/C.S.P.S./CN/CPT/MS/

Perhaps the single most important factor associated with sustaining  a healthy weight loss is maintenance of fluid balance throughout the day. Notwithstanding, many dieters replenish their body properly with water while on a diet.  They are still few misconceptions, I will ON THIS ARTICLE be steadfast to  doctrines I have learned and applied.  Few years ago, I was with the idea that, to have the best, NJ diet program,  my dieters could just, follow their meal plans and keep drinking plenty of water through their  day, as part of my, NJ diet program. The NJ diet program I developed to keep Morris County  weight loss dieters on track is simple.  I gradually extricated myself from many errors dietitians in NJ  made for Morris County Weight Loss RESIDENTS. Thus,  at length resolved few issues my clients kept having  on fluid retention and  causes. Causes and solutions I ‘d like to address here. That, unfortunately, dietitians in NJ have not resolved.

If you are someone who has visit Dietitians in NJ, and this dietitians in NJ, made you cut calories, increased  protein intake and now you are trying to drink some more water to see results, and nothing happens!. Keep reading. I will teach you, what no one has taught you; and all start with  water ingestion,which, has a direct relationship with food absorption. If you are like most individuals who also start an exercise routine to decrease weight. Your chances to become exposed to dehydration are even higher.

This is why:  every time you try to lose weight through exercise and diet, the amount of fluids your body requires to function optimally will increase. When you cut calories, increase activity and drink more water, your body goes through heat evaporation continuously. Therefore; it is important that you pursue strategies that can sustain the hydration state. Failure to do so will lead to fatigue and potentially water retention which is the last thing you need when trying to lose weightt.

It would be indeed preposterous for anyone thinking of water just as a weight loss tool.  Water is the main component of blood, which delivers oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and a multitude of other substances to cells, and removes metabolic by-products from cells. Water has also a protective function, cushioning the spinal cord and brain from sudden-impact injury, and is a critical component of our temperature regulation mechanisms. Water and its electrolyte components are involved in the control of osmotic pressure, (regulating the amount of fluid inside and outside cells).

Now that we understand how important water is in our lives, let’s take a look at how you can decrease a vast amount of weight, through proper water hydration practices.

1-Sweating: this is the most common question I have, when dieters want to know how much fat/weigh can lose through sweating. In fact, a lot is lost during exercise, because you body’s temperature increases, you heart rate beats per minute augment, and, many good things happened. The problem is that your body will still retain a good amount of sodium to preserve water-volume-water. Its a biological course occurring in our system called (plasma osmolarity). When you exercise, be prepared. Sip water, but used a low calorie, low sugar electrolyte drink, to replenished some of the minerals, lost through exercise. This drink on link;  will make your body normalized the concentration of electrolytes, as well as help you recover quickly. This is one of the best electrolytes drinks available in the market with a thermogenic blend (for weight loss) in it, and some essential fats as well. By recovering electrolytes, your body will easily start flushing out excess of toxins, and water, through urine excretion.

2-Balance Your ADH. The hidden hormone, no Doctors ever talked about, no dietitians ever mentioned,ADH is a hormone called ‘Antidiuretic Hormone. If this hormone isn’t balanced, it could simply become a pain in the tooth!. When your body becomes under hydrated, this hormone forces the kidneys to retain more water. And, you become swelled up. Because your body also starts retaining water since your kidneys are not working optimally. What you want to do, in order to keep your ADH levels working optimally, is to immediately consume a protein and glucose  drink 10 minutes after exercise, this video will increase your understanding of what protein powders  are the best. So you can responsibly choose the one ideal for your diet needs. Many of our clients have been steadfast to our protein powders but you can always do your research. However, to keep  ADH levels working optimally. the powder we reccommend is the Tornado WHEY. Because, it has all the recovery elements with a whooping  35 grams of protein per serving, and is low glycemic . On the other side of the spectrum. Our green protein called tornado green lean has green proteins containing  plenty of electrolytes that will help your water balance and flush out toxins in your kidneys.  A good rule of thumb, is always check your urine, if it is  light and clear, means you are losing unwanted fluids and you are well hydrated. If it is dark however, means that you are full of toxins and underhydrated.

Aldosterone hormone: If you are someone who has problems with water retention, or constantly feel bloated with no idea of why the weigh gain  continues. I beseech you  to pay attention closely. Aldosterone, is a hormone few people pays attention to, and worse yet, few people know or ever heard about. If you learned how to manage this hormone, as part of your endocrine system, this information could be a gift from heaven, because this hormone manages your electrolytes, and balance water levels in your body.

First of all, the aldosterone hormone is  the main mineral corticoid, is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. It acts mainly in the functional unit of the kidneys to aid in the conservation of sodium, secretion of potassium, water retention, and to stabilize blood pressure. Overall aldosterone hormone helps to increase the re-absorption of water and ions in the kidneys to maintain sufficient blood volume levels, stabilizing blood pressure. Now if we leave this hormone unchecked, it will cause a cascade of health issues, particularly inflammation, heart blood pressure, heart disease, and mineral depletion. If aldosterone goes to low, you may have problems holding on critical electrolytes.

How to keep this hormone healthy?

Increase foods high in zinc and magnesium such as:





whole grains



pumpkin seeds


Keep your body alkiline, acidosis or a low ph stimulates aldosterone production. Therefore, maintaining a balance  ph through an alkalizing  diet, keeps a healthy aldosterone levels.

Add the following to your diet for a healthy ph.

Red cabbage

Apple cider vinnager




White vinnegar

Lemon Juice


Grape seed oil

2- Increase omega 3 fatty acids such as:


Flax seed oil

Clover oil

These hormones  are vital if you aspire to an effective weight loss, start by  cutting  off starches, salt, alcohol, processed foods, and sweetens.

Avoid dehydration and increase consumption of minerals mentioned above.

To your health!

Jose Fuentes/CN/Blogger

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