Fighting the Flab with Control Snacks

Control Snacks - Cinammon CrispsOne of the most difficult aspects of trying to lose weight is fighting the urge to snack. We tend to snack when we’re bored, when we’re watching television, or at work when we’d like a pleasant distraction from the monotony. Snacking can happen almost anywhere. Changing your snacking habits can be hard, but by using control snacks, it can help you satisfying that craving for something sweet while controlling your appetite and even decreasing the total calories you consume at your next meal by as much as 21 percent.

Hunger pangs are one of the biggest reasons for diet failure. By conquering hunger and cravings for unhealthy snacks, you’ll have a much greater chance of achieving your goal weight. Sometimes those feelings of hunger are more psychological, such as when you see your favorite dessert on TV, while other times your body may really be telling you it’s time to eat.

No matter what the cause, Nashua Nutrition’s control snacks are a nutritious and delicious way to satisfy hunger and prevent low sugar which is what triggers your appetite.

One of the problems many dieters face is not having a healthy snack available. If you go too long between meals, you may develop headaches, dizziness or light-headedness, difficulty concentrating and irritability which are symptoms of low blood sugar. With control snacks on hand, you can grab just one to help prevent these symptoms for as long as 9 hours; helping you make it through without going off track until you are able eat a healthy meal.

Another way these tasty snacks can help you win the battle against flab is to provide you with more energy. If you’re feeling sluggish, you’ll be less likely to work out. Without regular exercise, your metabolism will begin to slow and you’ll also start to lose muscle. Keep your energy levels up and keep your metabolism burning at its max in order to burn more calories, become fitter,  and reach your weight loss goals that much faster.

Celebrate a New and Better You With Celebrate Vitamins

celebrate multivitamins are important to take if you have had bariatric surgeryFollowing weight-loss surgery, patients are limited as to how much they can eat as the procedure utilizes staples or bands to reduce the stomach to only about 10 percent of what it was. Because the surgery makes the stomach smaller, it can be difficult to receive the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. The body may also have problems absorbing nutrients in addition to the lack of nutrition in the diet, ultimately leading to malnutrition.

Post-bariatric patients may experience lightheadedness or even fainting due to lack of essential nutrients, and malnutrition often causes moodiness and irritability as well as sluggishness, a weaker immune system, hair loss, tooth decay and overall premature aging. It may also cause weight gain due to a slower metabolism that often results with the loss of muscle and lack of nutrition.

Celebrate Vitamins offers a perfect solution for bariatric surgery patients with the highest quality vitamin supplements available at the most affordable prices. As every product in the line is developed by medical professionals, you can rest assured that each includes levels of vitamins that are considered safe for bariatric patients.

Bariatric surgeons typically suggest taking daily multivitamins following any type of weight loss surgery. Chewable and liquid vitamins are often recommended as they can be more easily absorbed and are not as likely to result in digestive problems such as an ulcer or heartburn.

Celebrate Vitamins Multi-ADEK is a great tasting chewable multivitamin with all of the essential vitamins and minerals in the levels that are appropriate for weight loss surgery patients.

As calcium is essential for all patients undergoing bariatric surgery in order to support good bone health, Celebrate Vitamins Calcium Plus 500 is an excellent choice to be sure you’re meeting your body’s calcium needs. Each vitamin offers 500 milligrams of the most recommended form of calcium, calcium citrate. Of course, vitamin D is necessary in order to help the body absorb calcium. Calcium Plus also contains 800 IU of vitamin D, the highest level available in a bariatric protocol, as well as magnesium which is also important for bone health.

Beat the Bulge with Snackergy Snacks and Other Stress Relieving Techniques

snackergy snacks help with weight lossOne common reason for snacking is an overload of stress. Many people are considered “stress snackers” as the habit is an attempt to soothe the pressures of work, school, family, relationships, finances and other difficulties. No matter what type of stress, it can cause the body’s level of cortisol to rise which ultimately increases appetite.

Reducing stress is an important part of battling the bulge and achieving weight loss goals. These stress-relieving techniques can help you to combat it.

Regular exercise

Daily physical activity is a great way to help cope with stress as it helps increase levels of endorphins, which are often referred to as “happy hormones.”

Meditation or deep-breathing

Practicing meditation or deep-breathing techniques daily is highly effective in decreasing stress levels. It provides a better sense of well-being as well as overall health which can help you feel stronger and better able to resist unhealthy foods.  Research has found that it can even help one to overcome binge eating.

Healthy snacking

When you get the urge to snack, remember that junk food can make matters worse by temporarily spiking blood sugar. One of the best things you can do is to remove foods like chips and candy from your home and office and instead satisfy those sweet or salty cravings with Snackergy snacks.

Snackergy snacks offer a line of tasty, satisfying treats that are also rich in nutrition and an excellent alternative to those vending machine products and most foods found on shelves at the convenience store. With lots of protein, they also help keep you feeling fuller longer than those traditional snacks.

Craving chocolate? Snackergy Chocolatey Protein offers that crunchy, chocolatey taste you want without the guilt. Each one of these fabulous Snackergy snacks delivers 10 grams of protein to help prevent you from overeating when the stress gets to be too much.  Snackergy Zippers are great when you want something salty and come in a variety of flavors like Chipolte BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion.

Holiday Feasting Post Bariatric Surgery with Bariatric Fusion

bariatric fusion meal replacementsThe holiday season is often synonymous with food, which can make it an especially challenging time for those who have had bariatric surgery and are required to follow a strict post-op diet. Post bariatric patients also require less food and smaller meals in order to maintain success; however, this also makes them more susceptible to malnutrition as they often cannot meet the body’s nutrition needs through diet alone.

While sampling some of the delicious tastes of the season is fine, more than that can quickly cause the pounds to add up and often don’t contain the vital nutrients required to aid the body in running smoothly and efficiently.

To sustain your health over the holiday season and beyond, products like Bariatric Fusion can be the key factor for success. This product line was specifically designed and formulated for weight loss surgery patients by medical professionals in order to provide the key vitamins and nutrients necessary for those who have undergone the procedure.

Bariatric Fusion Meal Replacement is a great way to get the protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals needed to achieve or maintain optimal health as well as normal body weight. Meal replacements can be an important tool in your arsenal of weapons to fight stubborn pounds that can often creep up during the holidays.

For those that have recently undergone surgery, using these delicious beverages that are available in a variety of fabulous flavors like mint-chocolate ice cream, orange cream, strawberry shortcake and French vanilla can help teach you how to eat less – an essential habit for maintaining weight loss for life. As you’ll be getting the nutrients your body needs, they can also help keep your blood sugar levels balanced and even boost energy levels.

Bariatric Fusion Multivitamins can help ensure that you are receiving the key micronutrients that are thought to be vital for weight-loss surgery patients. The formula is all-inclusive, utilizing the most biologically available vitamins and minerals to maximize absorption.

What better way to enjoy the holidays and the New Year than with compliments on your beautiful and healthy new body?

Ward Off Holiday Weight Gain with Protein Packed Meals

holiday weight gain means you need  protein packed meals like those offered by Nashua NutritionMany people find that the needle on the scale is headed in the wrong direction after the holidays. If you’re one of the thousands who hope to lose those extra pounds following the holiday season, one of the best ways to do that is by incorporating protein packed meals into your diet.

Why is getting enough protein so important?

It can be essential in order to achieve weight loss goals as without enough protein, the body begins to burn muscle rather than fat. Losing muscle means that the metabolism will begin to slow and you’ll burn fewer calories.  The amino acids in protein serve as the building blocks for your muscles, increasing strength, giving you a leaner appearance and helping to keep the fires of the metabolism burning at its max.

Foods that are rich in protein will make you feel more satisfied and keep you feeling fuller longer, decreasing the risk of giving into temptation when unhealthy snacks are around. As more energy is required to digest protein than carbs, you’ll also be burning more calories.

Nashua Nutrition’s line of protein packed meals are not only delicious, but they’re good for you too as they contain the nutrition your body needs, without the extra calories and fat.  Rich tasting and convenient, HealthSmart Dinners like Creamy Chicken Pasta are loaded with essential nutrients and contain 15 grams of protein that will help you feeling full for hours.

You can even choose from Italian classics like the HealthSmart entrée Spaghetti & Meatballs. This fabulous dish doesn’t even have to be refrigerated as its shelf stable, making it easy to stick to your diet while on the road. It contains 13 grams of protein to help you stay on track without having to battle pangs – one of the biggest reasons that diets often fail.

This year, don’t lose the battle to stubborn holiday pounds – fight back by convenient, nutritious, protein packed meals.