You could lose a pound a week by trimming 500 calories from you daily diet. Try some of the following food and beverage swaps:
Lose: Bagel with cream cheese, coffee with cream and sugar Choose: ½ toasted whole wheat English muffin, low-fat cream cheese, 1 cup scrambled egg whites, coffee with non-fat creamer and splenda or stevia
Lose: 20-ounce soda, 8 oz. orange juice and glass of wine Choose: Ulimited water, naturally flavored seltzer, unsweetened tea or a splash (2 tbsp) 100% juice in your seltzer or water
Lose: Sub roll, mayo, processed meats such as bologna, salami, pastrami, ham or roast beef with regular cheese Choose: Whole wheat bread or wrap, spicy mustard, lean turkey, chicken or tuna with low-fat cheese
Lose: Candy bar, small bag chips, and 20-oz soda Choose: Baby carrots, string cheese and an apple
Lose: Steak, fried potatoes, dinner roll and buttered vegetables Choose: Grilled chicken or fish, baked sweet potato fries, sautéed spinach, broccoli and tomatoes in 2 teaspoons olive oil and garlic
Lose: 2 margaritas Choose: 2 glasses red wine
In a Rush and On The Go?
Healthy snacking doesn’t have to be inconvenient. Herbalife provides healthy snack solutions for when you’re on the move or in a rush. These include high protein roasted soy nuts, protein bars packed with vitamins and minerals and other healthy snacks.
Have you ever wondered why the older you get, the harder it is to maintain your weight, let alone lose any?
There are people that work out every day, eat low-fat foods, yet they still can’t get those extra pounds off. As they get older they notice that their cravings for fats and sweets increase; they get more illnesses; they have more physical problems; and they are tired all the time!
What Causes This?
In your small intestines there are finger-like protrusions called villi or villus. It is through these villi that absorption takes place. Through the years, your villi become damaged and break-off. Things that damage your villi include:
Additives & Preservatives
Airborne, Water & Soil Toxins
Medications & Drugs
Lack of Fiber-Packed Food
Lack of Water
As your villi continue to become damaged, it becomes increasingly difficult for your body to absorb nutrients.
What happens when you don’t absorb nutrients?
First of all, you start feeling like you need more food – your appetite increases as do your cravings. This is a simple biological reaction: your body does not absorb nutrients so your brain says “I’m not getting enough nutrients, I must be hungry”, so you crave food and you eat more – but you are never satisfied. You then become fatigued from lack of nutrition. When your villi are not healthy, your body thinks it’s starving and stores instead of burns fat.
No Matter how good your nutrition, if you aren’t absorbing the nutrients – It’s just a waste!
Weight Control from the Inside Out
Repair Your Villi – Lose the Weight!
The small intestine is called “small” because it is smaller in diameter than the large intestine. However, it is in fact longer and in many ways more crucial to our health than the large intestine. The lining of the small intestine consists of villi, finger-like projections that stick out from the wall of the intestine into the lumen or center. These villi are between 1/2 and 1 1/2 mm long, just barely visible to the human eye. It’s estimated that the entire absorptive area of the small intestine is roughly the size of a basketball court.
To get your weight off and to keep it off, you need to feed your body on a cellular level. Your body can then repair and rebuild the villi to the healthy state it was in when you were young.
By Susan Bowerman, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D
Promoting Digestive Health With Aloe
Q: How does Herbal Aloe promote digestive health? A:Herbalife’s Herbal Aloe formulas are gentle and soothing because the laxative stimulant, alloin, is filtered out, to produce an herbal aloe with all of the organic nutrients of the aloe plant. The aloe plant contains over 75 substances known for their healing properties. Herbal Aloe assists your body’s self-cleansing action and healthy elimination. Plus, you can support healthy digestion wherever you are with Herbalife’s ready-to-drink form. To maintain a healthy digestive system, support your healthy diet with plenty of fiber and Herbalife’s digestive supplements.
Your body needs nutrients to function properly. Getting the right amount of these nutrients is necessary to ensure balanced nutrition, which provides fuel for your daily activities and can help you achieve a healthy, active life. The following are some helpful tips:
Always eat a healthy breakfast. After you’ve slept for hours, your body cries out for food. That’s why breakfast is such an important meal; it kick-starts your metabolism and provides energy to start your day.
Eat smaller meals more frequently during the day to help prevent energy slumps and cravings for sugary snacks.
Healthy snacks, including fruits, vegetables and small servings of protein, such as unsalted nuts, yogurt or low-fat cheese, during midmorning and midafternoon, will help you avoid overeating at lunch or dinnertime.
Shift your food choices towards a balanced, healthy diet, Aim to provide your body every day with a wide range of nutrients, including protein, whole grains and seven servings of fruits and vegetables.
Protein is an essential nutrient and in every part of the body. Protein has a number of different roles, including building and maintaining of body tissues, providing a source of energy, and controlling important metabolic processes. Protein can be found in animal sources, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products, and in plant foods such as beans, lentils and soybeans. Plant sources of protein contain less fat than animal protein. Eat two to three servings of protein from different sources every day. For more info, see our article on the power of protein.
Fiber is an important component of a healthy, balanced diet. It helps your digestive system to process food and to absorb nutrients. Fiber is typically found in foods that come from plants. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, oats, whole-grain rice and pasta, whole wheat bread, nuts, seeds and brans.
Reduce levels of sugar, saturated fat and salt in your diet by checking the nutrition information on food labels and limiting the amount you consume.
Ensure a regular intake of fluids to stay properly hydrated.
Eating well doesn’t have to be inconvenient. Are you finding it hard to get all the nutrition you need? Convenient, healthy meals and supplements can be help you reach the recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals and protein. Reach your health goals with nutritious products from our Herbalife shop.
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