June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 17 – June 17, 2014

It’s a beautiful Tuesday and we have a new and exciting challenge for you today. We call it “No Sugar Tuesday!

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That’s right, no sugar! Now, that doesn’t mean you have to avoid sugar of any kind- only the processed stuff!  That means with processed sugar is off the menu for the day. To achieve this, try eating natural foods. Instead of the processed stuff, get your sugar intake today from 3 pieces of fruit. It is just as sweet and you will get all the vitamins and health benefits that they contain. So grab an apple, and satisfy that sweet tooth the right way!

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Your Fat Burning Memorial Day Healthy Party Recipes

Getting ready for Memorial Day weekend? If so, you’re likely planning your celebratory menu. Many people opt to take the day ‘off’ their diet so they can just indulge in what they want.

This is not the route to take. If you want to maximize your nutrition without sacrificing taste, these recipes will help you do just that. Serve them up and they’ll be a sure crowd pleaser.

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Strawberry Crème Smoothie

This creamy smoothie will quickly help you reach your protein needs while getting in a great dose of vitamin C as well.

1 serving HealthSmart Vanilla Drink
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup low-fat, low-sugar Greek yogurt
1-2 ice cubes (if desired)
¼ tsp. xanthan gum (*optional)

Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.

Note that the xanthan gum is a thickener that will give your shake a very creamy and thick texture, more like a milkshake.

 

Oatmeal Cookies

Need more fiber? This is a great go-to cookie. The slow releasing, high fiber carbs from the oatmeal will energize you throughout the rest of the day.

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2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
2 tbsp. pre-made PB2
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 scoops Chocolate Syntrax Matrix
1 cup water
2 cups steel cut oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, mix together all the ingredients but the oats and once combined, stir in oats.

Form into balls and then place on a baking sheet and bake for around 25 minutes or until desired firmness is reached.

Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.

So don’t let your craving for something sweet this holiday get your diet down. Instead, try either of these recipes and you can satisfy those cravings without feeling guilty.

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?

Chris Powell Inspired Workout Calendar

Chris Powell knows a thing or two about losing weight – the host of Extreme Weight Loss has authored two books on the subject. When Powell has a weight loss plan, it is usually a good idea to take notice.

Nashua Nutrition has put his Total-Body Weight Loss Plan into an easy guide for your weight loss plans. There are three different types of days in the program: strength-training, cardio, and of course, rest.


Check out the workout calendar here and get ready because October is just around the corner!

Does the 7 Minute Diet Promote Long Term Weight Loss?

long term weight lossAll the rage right now, the 7 minute diet boasts that you can lose up to 8 lbs. per month simply by following a 7-minute routine in the morning that involves taking vitamin supplements and flipping 21 other “switches” that puts your body into fat-burning gear. Sounds effortless, huh? And maybe it sounds a little too good to be true. While there are those out there that endorse the method, many are skeptical that this diet will promote long term weight loss.

Is the 7 Minute Diet the Key to Long Term Weight Loss?

Any improvement that you make to your lifestyle is bound to have some positive effects. If you control your appetite, which is one of the 21 switches included in this diet, you’re sure to lose some weight. If you eat healthier foods, you’re bound to reap some rewards as well. But don’t we all strive to do these things when we make a change and decide to work toward living a healthier lifestyle?

In addition to the 21 switches, the 7 minute diet involves cutting calories, eating healthy, and going to the gym. So, what makes it different from any other diet? And why is it called a diet? Sounds more like a lifestyle change, the kind that health-conscience people do all the time.

What Is the Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep it Off?

Even this new diet gives the same answer. It’s been proven over and over again that the key to long term weight loss is to become more active – purchase a gym membership and actually go this time. In addition to exercise, you need to eat less and select healthier food options, like a protein bar as a snack instead of that bag of chips loaded with trans-fats. Weight loss takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

Hitting a Brick Wall in Your Weight Loss Efforts? How Meal Replacements Can Help

Sticking to a diet for any length of time can be difficult and even those who make the most dedicated efforts often hit a plateau that makes it easy to give up. If you’ve found yourself in either situation, you’ll be happy to know how meal replacements can help.

Accurately estimate calories

If you think you’re accurately estimating the number of calories you’re eating each day but the scale refuses to budge, meal replacements may be your answer. Pre-packaged or pre-measured foods allow the dieter to be aware of the exact amount of calories ingested each day instead of guessing. It can also help on those days when you just don’t have time to pack a healthy lunch to take to work or other activities outside the home.

Meeting nutritional needs

Packed with all of the essential nutrients you need, you don’t even have to worry about planning and cooking a complicated meal that may or may not have what your body needs to get through the day. If you don’t meet your body’s nutritional needs, it makes losing weight more difficult and can also have an adverse effect on your health.

Meal replacements can stop the temptation to grab unhealthy snacks in its tracks, lessening the chance that you’ll indulge in a sugary or fattening treat.

Delicious options

meql replacement shakes can help with weight lossHealthSmart offers excellent options for meal replacements including the very tasty Chocolate Shake, while the Proti-Thin shakes are available in a heavenly chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. With their high protein content, you’ll not only get great taste but prolonged energy and essential vitamins and minerals; sweetened with fructose and not sugar, these also offers a low glycemic boost.

For the best results, incorporate these products into your diet and consider the following tips, including:

  • Write down everything you eat as well as any physical activity every day in order to analyze and identify increases in eating or decreases in exercise.
  • Make sure you’re eating enough. Eating less than 1,200 calories per day can backfire and slow your metabolism.
  • Move as often as possible. If you have a sedentary job, get up and walk around every hour, take a walk at lunchtime and choose the stairs instead of the elevator. Moving at every opportunity is an easy way to burn more calories and achieve success.

What are Bariatric Fusion Meal Replacements?

Anyone who has had weight loss surgery knows that they are not eating as much as they were before the surgery.  This is obvious even to those who have not had this procedure but are considering having the surgery completed to lose weight.

bariatric fusion makes sure you get the nutrients you need after your weight loss surgeryAfter the surgery, the intake of food is decreased and this means there is also a decrease in the amount of nutrients the body is receiving.  Because of this, bariatric fusion supplements are required to ensure that the body is getting the nutrients that are needed.  But what are bariatric fusion meal replacements?

The most cost effective and least invasive of all weight loss surgeries is the gastric adjustable band, O Band or lap band.  All of these procedures require tying off a portion of the stomach and making it smaller.  This means that the person who is trying to lose weight can only eat a small amount of food to feel full.  They eat less and lose weight at a high rate.  There are very strict determinations that make a person qualify for this type of surgery.

For instance, someone who is just looking to lose twenty to thirty pounds and who is in good health would not be a candidate.  This procedure is for those who are obese and who have other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.  Losing weight would be the best way for them to regain control of their health issues and the surgery becomes more of a necessity; they don’t just want to lose a few pounds.

Because of the lack of nutrients gained by meals they need to have supplements to maintain good health.  These supplements are called bariatric fusion supplements and can either be taken as a vitamin supplement such as a Mixed Berry Mulitvitamin or a meal replacement.  As a meal replacement, the consumer drinks a shake that fills them up and offers the daily needs for vitamins and other nutrients.

Many places offer a wide variety of bariatric fusion products but Nasha Nutrition offers a more affordable option for those who need meal replacements or vitamins.  They also offer healthy meals and snacks that are perfect for those who have undergone a procedure of this type.

Even those who have not had the surgery can lose weight by simply trying these products and making them a part of the daily routine.  Just switching out two normal meals with the meals offered by Nasha Nutrition are enough to help anyone lose weight in a healthy way.