June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 11 – June 11, 2014

Day 11 – Plank Day!

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Today is going to be a fun one! We are going to do a TV planking challenge. Here is what that means. Anytime you watch TV today, hold a 15 second plank during each commercial break you encounter. If you find 15 seconds to be too easy.. go 30! just remember, for some of us TV lovers.. there are an awful lot of those commercials!

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5 Killer Tips To Stay Healthy At Coming Parties

Getting ready to head to a party and worried about what impact it may have on your progress? If so, you need to get prepared. Proper preparation before attending a party is the best way to combat the typical high calorie intake that goes with them.

Here’s how.

Prepare A Juice Before You Go
Having something to take the edge off hunger is the best way to prepare yourself to avoid overeating. Consider whipping up a green juice smoothie using a nutribullet before you leave. You’ll get a high dose of nutrients and will feel energized all night long.

If you don’t have time to make your own, consider a Control Shake. It’ll keep you feeling satisfied so you reduce how much you eat.

Add A Little Extra Exercise
Going for a brisk walk before the party is not only going to help burn off some extra calories, but it’ll also put you in a healthier frame of mind. When you’ve done something positive for your body already, you’ll be less likely to indulge.

Plus, the activity can also help to reduce hunger as well.

Bring Your Own Healthy Side Dish
Bringing your own healthy side dish to the party is also a great way to know there will be something healthy there you can eat. If all that’s available is high-calorie, high fat options, you have no choice but to eat what’s served.

Avoid that problem by bringing your own.

Stand Away From The Table
Finally, make sure you position yourself away from the food table during the night. The closer you stand to it, the more likely you’ll be to reach for a snack when you shouldn’t.

So keep these tips in mind next time you’re heading to a party and you can make sure you enjoy yourself while keeping your diet on track.

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.

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.

Snackergy Can Be a Great Complement to Your Spring Cleanse

Shape magazine recently did a fantastic piece on seven different great spring cleansing foods, and it got us to thinking about not only the importance of a good cleanse, but of the importance of using varied and healthy snacks as a supplement to your diet rather than fatty or sugary options. Sometimes we just need to be able to satisfy that sweet tooth without ruining our diet. That’s where Snackergy products come in.

SnackergySnackergy is the perfect combination of science and delicious food.  Created with the goals of variety, convenience, nutrition, and of course, taste in mind, these snacks are designed to be more nutritious than traditional options while remaining just as tasty.  How do they do this when most diet foods can’t?  They leave in all of the great ingredients while removing the unhealthy ones and adding better options.  Better still, those who cannot eat peanuts or gluten will find plenty of options available to them as well!

What else is there to love about Snackergy?  They aren’t all salty or sweet snacks, there is something for everyone.  Whether you are looking to satisfy a salt craving, curb a sweet tooth, or fulfill the desire for something savory, you will find that there is an option just for you.  The variety offered by the company and available here at Nashua Nutrition really can’t be beat.

If your spring cleanse has left you feeling great and you are wanting to work hard to keep from filling your body back up with unhealthy toxins, let Nashua Nutrition and this great line of snacks help.  You will find many great options for any mood or craving, and you will find that they are healthy and convenient, making them perfect for taking on a run or eating at the office.  Your cleanse is a great way to start getting ready for summer, and these snacks are a great complement that will help keep you feeling good for months to come!

Protidiet Can Help Break Food Addiction

Morning Joe hostess Mika Brzezeinski’s recent People interview in which she revealed her struggle with food addiction was a real eye opener for many, yet for others, it was a sad reminder of what our culture has created in us.  Food addiction is incredibly common, and breaking unhealthy eating habits is incredibly difficult.  Mika was brutally honest in her interview, and in doing so, may indeed help to inspire women all over the nation to work towards a newer and healthier approach to eating.

ProtiDietOne way that dieters can work to help control cravings while maintaining a healthy diet is through the use of protein.  Protein naturally helps to curb cravings by keeping blood sugar levels steady and helping to create a longer lasting feeling of being satiated by a meal or snack.  Here at Nashua Nutrition, we are proud to offer the ProtiDiet product line.  Not only are these drinks, snacks, and meals absolutely delicious, but they are all packed with protein.

With ProtiDiet, you aren’t stuck with only one or two food options.  There are numerous choices for every meal, snack, beverage, and more.  Breakfast cereals, lemonades, cookies, soups, pastas, and more help ensure that there is always something available to satisfy.  The meals, cocoas, and drinks are delightful, and the portions are large enough to ensure that you actually feel full and stay full long after you eat without being so large that you feel as though you overate.  It really is the perfect exercise in moderation, which is something we can all use now and again.

Here at Nashua Nutrition, we take pride in offering only the best products for our customers, and we are extremely happy to be able to offer the ProtiDiet line.  If you are looking to take a stand against food addiction and struggles the way Mika did, this line is sure to help.  We know that finding a healthy meal isn’t always simple, but these options help make it easier while keeping it delicious.

Outdoor Workouts Demand Hydrating and Delicious Beverages Like Quick Boost

Are you looking forward to summer and the ability to run and exercise or even just play outdoors?  If you are like most of us, summer weather can’t get here fast enough.  Spending time outdoors is a great way to burn off extra calories, but it can also mean losing excess water.  Dehydration can be very damaging to the body and even to your weight loss goals, but you will find that adding a packet of Quick Boost to your water will not only help you stay hydrated, but it will boost your performance and energy all while tasting great!

Quick BoostQuick Boost from Nashua Nutrition comes in three different flavors, all of which are absolutely delicious.  Traditional Quick Boost comes in both lime and orange flavors and offers flavonoid antioxidants as well as metabolism enhancers and vitamins to help you stave off fatigue while improving health, wellness, and energy with a remarkably tasty drink.   If you are looking for even more benefit, the extra antioxidants in the berry flavored version are just what you need.  Add in two grams of dietary fiber and you will see that this product is definitely what you need for a day of fun in the sun.

Summer is always a favorite time of year, and it is a great opportunity to really get out and get some exercise without feeling like you are working out.  Jogging on the beach, playing sports with friends, or even walking the dog around a local park can be a great way to enjoy the weather while adding years to your life and helping to shed extra calories.  Just remember that dehydration is always a possibility and keep plenty of fluids in your system.  With Quick Boost from Nashua Nutrition, you don’t have to settle for water or for sugary drinks that will hinder your diet goals, and you will find plenty of offerings that will help you reach them instead.  Take the opportunity to find the flavor and formula you are looking for and you are sure to have a great time every time you step outside this summer!

QuickTrim Keeps Kim Kardashian Looking Fabulous

When it comes to uber-hot celebrities, no name seems to come up more often than Kim Kardashian.  Not only has she been considered one of the hottest women in the world for a few years now, but even today, she still has a bikini body that most of us would die for.  How great would it be to wake up with a beach body like that every morning??

QuickTrim

One of the biggest secrets to Kim Kardashian’s success, before pregnancy, has been a weight loss regimen called QuickTrim. QuickTrim a product available right here at Nashua Nutrition.  Available in four different formulas, the product is definitely a great way to help better reach your weight loss goals.  It is important to note that there is no magic supplement out there that can take the place of a healthy diet and exercise regimen, but you will find that this product can be the best way to supplement a healthy lifestyle and achieve the body you want.

QuickTrim is available as a two week cleanse or as Extreme Burn weight loss formula.  You can also find HotStix, which are powder that can be added to any beverage to help aid in weight loss while also providing a delicious taste that will keep you coming back for more.  Last, for those of us who just can’t always manage to stay away from pasta or dessert, the product offers the Sugar and Carb Cheater. This is definitely a big seller, and in our dessert and sugar heavy culture, it is easy to understand why.
At the end of the day, we don’t all wake up looking like Kim Kardashian.  With that said, however, it is not impossible to wake up with her body.  With a great lifestyle and some fantastic Nashua Nutrition products like QuickTrim, that perfect beach body can be just around the corner.  Kim may look as flawless pregnant as she did before, and with the right choices for food, exercise, and supplements, you can look just as amazing when you wake up every day.