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Achieving a Metabolically Healthy New Year
November 23, 2023 25K views
Setting healthy New Year's resolutions that are both motivating and attainable is crucial for lasting success. Here's how to prioritize your health to achieve your goals....
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Intermittent fasting re-examined: Can you fast too much?
July 05, 2021 40K views
The Lumen data team explores why you may be over-fasting according to 1 million metabolism measurements....
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7 Proven Ways To Help Boost Your Metabolism
January 19, 2023 89K views
Are you tired of feeling sluggish or looking for the best way to lose weight and feel energized? You’re not alone. While most people think metabolism is about weight loss, it's so much more than that......
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What are Macros? The Building Blocks of Your Diet
November 13, 2019 97K views
What are macros and what do they do? In every diet and for every weight loss goal there…...
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One Year Later Successes of Lumen Members
February 28, 2024 1K views
Discovering the best version of ourselves often starts with our health, here's how some Lumen members reached their goals...
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The Link Between Carb Intake, BMI and Metabolic Flexibility
March 28, 2024 0K views
This study analyzes real-world data from Lumen users and provides valuable insights into the daily-life effects of carb intake on metabolic health....
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Metabolic Flexibility: 10 Ways It Can Transform Your Health
April 16, 2024 6K views
Being metabolically flexible is like being adaptable to life's unexpected turns. It's about having a boosted metabolism that can efficiently switch between different types of fuel based on what's available....
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ARU and Lumen Reveals the Impact of Low and High Carb Diets on Metabolic Response
March 15, 2023 3K views
Study by ARU Cambridge Center for Sport and Exercise Science validates the Lumen device and shows the difference in CO2 levels at various measurement points throughout the day measured by Lumen....
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How to Speed Up Your Metabolism to Lose Weight
December 10, 2023 5K views
A higher metabolic rate means your body burns energy faster, even at rest, aiding in weight loss and preventing weight gain. Here's tips on how to speed it up...
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Is the 16:8 Intermittent Fasting Window Right For You?
February 18, 2024 2K views
Choosing the right fasting schedule can be challenging due to the variety available. In this article, we’ll explore the 16:8 approach and use evidence-based insights, including findings from Lumen, in getting the perspective on IF, its potential benefits, and the significance of personalization....
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Personalized Nutrition: A Guide to a Healthy Diet Plan
December 12, 2023 2K views
Scientists have dug deep into this concept of personalized nutrition, and current findings about its efficacy are very promising....
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The Ultimate Guide on How to Eat for Your Metabolism
March 24, 2024 17K views
One of the best things you can do for your long-term health is to focus on your nutrition. Here’s how to set the groundwork to achieve your health, and weight loss goals, plus preempt health risks....
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Intermittent Fasting for Metabolic Health
November 03, 2023 3K views
Fasting is considered to be successful when the metabolism adapts to a carb-depleted state, and starts to burn fat. Here's how to do it....
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How To Make the Mediterranean Diet More Metabolically Healthy For You
April 03, 2023 4K views
While there are lots of trendy diets out there, there is one that has stood the test of time and research-backed to help improve your metabolism - the Mediterranean diet....
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Eating Out The Healthy Way
March 30, 2023 6K views
Eating out can be a delightful experience but it might come with some challenges. Here are some healthy eating tips to navigate when you're out...
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Trying Out a Low Carb Diet Plan? How to Stick to it For The Long-Run
April 11, 2023 11K views
This move to healthier eating habits may help regulate blood sugar levels, promote weight loss, and help pave the way to a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle....
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Can Lumen Really Measure Metabolism?
September 11, 2019 12K views
External and independent studies conducted at top institutions conclude that the Lumen device’s ability to accurately measure the…...
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7 Metabolic Benefits From A Vegetarian Diet You Might Not Know
April 17, 2023 5K views
Look into the benefits of a plant-based diet tailored to your body and metabolism...
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Intermittent Fasting for Women
May 01, 2023 8K views
Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned faster, women have distinctive hormonal and metabolic variations that might pose unique health challenges when trying to lose weight....
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Hormone Balancing Diet: Nutrition for Your Menstrual Cycle
June 01, 2023 4K views
Go shopping with renowned author of "Eat to Beat Your Diet",Dr. William Li. Dr. Li shares valuable insights, uncovering how certain foods can enhance metabolism during various phases of the menstrual cycle....
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Carb Cycling for Fat Loss: Don Saladino Weighs In
August 31, 2023 4K views
Don Saladino weighs in on smart carb cycling and your exercise routine so you can reach your health goals sustainably...
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Carb Cycling vs Keto: Which One Is Right For You?
October 04, 2023 7K views
Both have gained substantial attention for their potential in promoting weight loss. However, as with any diet, they have their respective benefits and challenges....
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Losing weight after 50: Jenna Leveille's Lumen Experience
August 28, 2023 72K views
Jenna Leveille spent years yoyo dieting till she discovered Lumen and started to lose 140 lbs of weight in a healthy and sustainable way....
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Can Your Metabolism Impact Your Immune System?
March 30, 2020 13K views
The immune system consists of a complex network of organs, cells, and molecules that protect the body against…...
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Why Your Brain and Metabolism Need Good Sleep
January 15, 2020 12K views
The impact of a good night's sleep on your brain and your metabolism may be greater than you thought. Here's what the research says....
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Working Out Your Metabolism
February 10, 2020 13K views
We exercise for a number of reasons: to build muscle, lose weight, reduce stress, or maybe even to…...
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Should You Fast Before a Workout?
September 08, 2019 12K views
You may think that consuming a snack before a workout is a must, but is that actually the case? The answer depends on your goals....
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Blue Zones Recipes: For Enhanced Longevity and Metabolic Health
July 17, 2023 8K views
Eat like a centenarian. Discover longevity-boosting Blue Zones recipes. From Dan Buettner's kitchen to yours, enjoy a variety of Blue Zone meals, including breakfast, dinner, and soup recipes....
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How to Boost Your Energy With These Healthy Habits
February 24, 2023 7K views
Mindful eating is about focusing your attention and awareness on the present moment and create techniques that reduce the likelihood of binge eating....
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Carb Cycling for Women
October 11, 2023 2K views
Beyond the hormonal advantages, there are multiple reasons women might explore carb cycling for their health....
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3 Ways Sleep Impacts Weight Loss
November 20, 2019 11K views
Feel like you’re doing everything right during the day but still haven’t been able to lose as much…...
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Can you overcome metabolic syndrome with Lumen?
October 27, 2020 18K views
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of five risk factors, where a number of these risk factors…...
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Carb Cycling Meal Plan: Personalize Your Carbs
August 29, 2023 8K views
Understanding your carb needs are personal is key to achieving your health goals. This is where a tailored carb cycling meal plan can help....
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How to increase your BMR and metabolism
December 03, 2023 3K views
A well-functioning BMR reflects good metabolic health. Our metabolic coaches share strategies on how to increase it sustainably...
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Lumen for Apple Watch is here: Track fat burn from your wrist
September 13, 2021 22K views
Lumen for Apple Watch is here: Track fat burn from your wrist...
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What’s the Connection? Metabolic Health and Inflammation
July 10, 2020 17K views
Are you metabolically healthy? Metabolism refers to the chemical reactions that produce or consume energy in the body’s…...
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How to de-stress your metabolism in 5 steps
May 01, 2023 16K views
Learn how to de-stress your metabolism through our 5 tips....
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How Lumen users are sleeping their way to a healthy metabolism
August 01, 2021 14K views
How does sleep impact our metabolism?...
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How our Garmin integration sparked impactful behavioural change
May 29, 2021 13K views
Here are 5 ways Garmin users who integrated with Lumen are hacking their metabolism more optimally....
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How to regulate blood sugar with fat burn
May 19, 2021 57K views
According to the World Health Organization, obesity and diabetes are among the most prevalent metabolic diseases, affecting more…...
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Caffeine and Metabolism
October 07, 2020 24K views
Caffeine and Metabolism For most of us, coffee or tea in the morning is a must. So much…...
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How to drink mindfully this summer according to Lumen nutritionist Ulrike Kuehl
July 06, 2021 14K views
How to drink mindfully this summer without overdoing the carbs according to our Lumen nutrionist....
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Are Your Pre Workout Meals Worked Out?
April 18, 2023 4K views
Having the proper nutrition before exercising has a significant impact on your body’s metabolism, energy levels, and overall workout performance....
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Lumen Shown to Track Metabolic Changes
September 08, 2019 10K views
Lumen has been shown to accurately reflect the gold standard in measuring metabolic fuel, and it has also…...
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Boost Your Metabolism With Whole Foods
April 25, 2023 9K views
Here are 14 reasons why eating whole foods rich in essential nutrients enhances metabolic health, regulates blood sugar, and reduces the risk of diseases....
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The Key To Dieting: Behavioral Change
December 08, 2019 12K views
One third of Americans are on a diet right now. We’re trying to get “healthier,” but why isn’t it working? It’s not for lack of trying, but the most popular approaches aren’t cutting (literally) the pounds....
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Celebrating Women’s Day with Lumen
March 10, 2020 2K views
On March 8th, the world marks International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of women worldwide. To help mark...
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Master Your Eating Times
January 26, 2023 21K views
Eating times can be hard when juggling other commitments and trying to figure out what to eat when losing weight. We share top tips on when to eat and what to eat around dinner breakfast lunch and pre-workout meals....
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Beat Your Weight Loss Plateau
March 16, 2023 18K views
Hitting a weight loss plateau is not the end of the road, and it merely means you need to take on a different approach, starting with understanding the vital role your metabolism has on your body and incorporating a macro diet....
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What Happens When you Eat Carbs?
September 11, 2019 11K views
Your body relies on three sources of energy: carbs, fats, and proteins, and each have a different function…...
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Not a Professional Athlete? Rethink the Sports Drinks
November 20, 2019 11K views
Would you bring soda to drink at the gym? Probably not, but depending on the beverage you’re choosing…...
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Lumen named a top digital health company of 2021
January 10, 2022 12K views
As the world’s largest metabolic health platform to measure metabolism through the breath with 1 million monthly measurements...
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Why metabolism is the secret to post-pandemic health
August 02, 2021 11K views
Learn what Lumen users did to stay in shape and burning fat during the pandemic....
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How To Personalize Your Intermittent Fasting Schedule
May 03, 2023 30K views
Explore how the different fasting schedules can be personalized to you, and learn how to incorporate them into your lifestyle for maximum benefits, including weight loss and improved health....
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How To Make Nutrition, Exercise, and Monthly Cycles Work In Sync
May 08, 2023 5K views
When we think of our menstrual cycle, our minds might jump to cramps, cravings, and low energy. But there's actually a lot more going on during the rest of the month too....
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Rachel’s Inspiring Metabolic Health Journey & Getting Off 5+ Medications
May 17, 2023 33K views
Rachel is an active member of Lumen’s Community and has an incredible story of perseverance and personal growth. Marathons later, read on to see how Rachel left fad diets in the dust...
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What are Macros: Your Personalized Plate to Metabolic Health
June 19, 2023 7K views
Scientific research has transformed our understanding of weight management, shedding light on the profound role of macronutrients, also referred to as 'macros', in the journey of weight loss....
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Portion Size Guide
June 22, 2023 2K views
Discover the art of portion control and learn how to determine perfect portion sizes for a balanced diet. Say goodbye to overeating!...
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Dan Buettner's Blue Zone Tips on How To Live Longer
July 05, 2023 6K views
Mia Dige, metabolic coach at Lumen sat with Dan Buettner to discuss the intricate link between metabolic health and longevity. Watch them chat about simple tips you can incorporate....
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New Year's Resolutions for Weight Loss
November 07, 2023 10K views
Achieve your New Year's weight loss resolution goals by getting to know your metabolism and gain a better understanding of the personalized nutrition you need to achieve your 2024 weight loss goals...
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Lumen and Keto: What’s the Difference?
March 19, 2020 119K views
Today, ketogenic diets are skyrocketing in popularity because they shift the body into a state of fat burn....
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5 Factors That Affect Your Metabolism
September 08, 2019 20K views
Metabolism is a tricky thing. It’s not as simple as “eat a certain food” or “run a 10k every…...
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Making Your Nutrition Last
March 24, 2020 14K views
Due to recent events, you might be spending a lot more time at home than usual. Maintaining a…...
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Healthy Eating Habits for Optimal Nutrition
February 19, 2023 18K views
Most of the time, a healthy lifestyle starts with our eating habits. And you guessed it, and nutrition is one of the best places to start. In this guide, we’ll share our best tips for developing healthy eating habits....
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A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet Based On Your Macros
April 09, 2023 5K views
Eating a whole food plant-based diet has numerous benefits for your metabolism, take a peak at what they are...
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Healthy Meal Prep: A Beginner’s Guide
June 02, 2023 17K views
Whether you're looking for healthy meal, want to lose weight, save money or save time, learn how you can benefit from meal planning and integrate long-term healthy habits...
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Walking for Weight Loss: Stepping Towards a Healthier You
June 07, 2023 10K views
When it comes to weight loss, we often overlook the simplest and most natural form of exercise: walking. Here are ways to incorporate it into your routine...
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Nutrition for Longevity: How to eat and live for a longer, healthier life
July 24, 2023 5K views
Whether it's organizing your kitchen to promote healthier choices or embracing a slower, more intentional lifestyle to manage stress - we're taking longevity and healthy living notes from the blue zones...
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Give the Gift of Metabolic Health
November 14, 2023 10K views
Finding the perfect holiday gift can be a daunting task. Amidst the festive bustle, consider a gift that stands out for its meaningful impact: Lumen....
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Navigating Your Health During the Holidays
November 16, 2023 2K views
Healthy festive recipes included! Lumen metabolic coaches help us prepare and navigate the holiday season with these tips...
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How to Stick to Your New Year Fitness Goals
December 11, 2023 1K views
Don Saladino walks us through setting fitness goals with a renewed sense of determination...
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Lumen Product Updates February 2024
February 04, 2024 3K views
Say hello to a more intuitive metabolic health experience. From a sleek new menu to integrated nutrition plans on your main screen, achieving your wellness goals has never been easier....
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Metabolic Flexibility and the Freedom of Choice
January 27, 2020 6K views
It is all about keeping the balance Homeostasis is a fundamental principle in biology that represents the essence…...
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Lumen’s Accuracy Proven in Study at SFSU
May 10, 2020 5K views
Lumen’s accuracy has been validated in a new study with San Francisco State University (SFSU). This study examined…...
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Eleonora from Italy: Lumen Stories
April 13, 2020 10K views
When Eleonora from Rome received her Lumen device, it was the first day of lockdown in Italy. For…...
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Why HIIT is the highway to fat burn
June 16, 2021 22K views
At Lumen, based on 1 million metabolism measurements we see that HIIT workouts lead to fat burn more efficiently....
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Dr. Will Cole: ‘Lumen helped me reach metabolic flexibility faster’
June 30, 2021 14K views
Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine practitioner, IFMCP, DNM, DC, and best-selling author. He consults people around…...
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Intermittent Fasting with Lumen
January 13, 2023 20K views
Intermittent fasting has been in the spotlight and gained popularity over the past few years. In fact, Intermittent…...
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Working (Out) From Home? Lumen Coaches Weigh In
March 22, 2020 10K views
During times like now, it seems nearly everyone is working from home. But just because you’re at home,…...
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How Healthy Sleep Habits Increase Metabolic Flexibility
February 21, 2023 3K views
Sleep plays an important role in our metabolism, recovery and overall health. Here are essential tips for creating healthy sleeping habits that promote weight loss and well-being...
Carb Cycling for Weight Loss
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Carb Cycling for Weight Loss - A Beginner's Guide
March 01, 2023 37K views
Carb cycling is one of the most effective ways to vary your carb intake daily or strategically to burn fat, boost your metabolism, and reach your weight-loss goals....
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Get To Know Your Carbs: Complex Carbs Made Simple
April 27, 2023 7K views
Learn how to optimize your metabolism with the right carbs can help you burn more fat, lose weight, and endure physical activity better....
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Balance Hormones by Cycle Syncing Your Nutrition and Exercise
June 01, 2023 3K views
Celebrity fitness trainer, Don Saladino, and Mia Dige, Metabolic Coach & Women’s Health Specialist, share valuable insights and tips on how women can synchronize their workouts and nutrition with their hormonal fluctuations...