by Dr. Frank Painter, DC
In many parts of the country, the holidays occur wile the outdoor temperatures plunge. While it gets colder, our appetites cry for more fatty foods, because fat carries twice the energy per gram than carbs or protein. When it cold it get increasingly difficult to walk past that plate of cookies (flour, fat and sugar) or to forgo the gravy (flour and fat) So what can you do to prevent the hunger for these fattier choices?
In many parts of the country, the holidays occur while the outdoor temperatures plunge. While it gets colder, our appetites cry for more fatty foods, because fat carries twice the energy per gram than carbohydrates or proteins. When it gets cold, it gets increasingly difficult to walk past that plate of cookies (flour plus fat) or to forgo the gravy bowl (more flour plus fat!). So let’s review some Shaklee products that are effective in helping us avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain. We all know that if you eat more calories than you can burn, you will store them as fat layers. That’s great if you are a hibernating bear, but it can take years off your life when you are human.
So, the first recommendation is to reduce your daily calorie intake by replacing at least one meal a day with Shaklee’s CINCH Shakes (#20340 vanilla, 20341 chocolate, 20338 café latte,20335 strawberry). They are a delicious, low calorie alternative meal that provides a healthy dose of soy protein, along with a complex carbohydrate to keep your blood sugar balanced between meals, so that you don’t succumb to snack fever! Each shake only contains 180 calories(or 270 if mixed with skim milk). Shaklee also has a delicious vanilla Whey Protein CINCH shake (#20068) if you prefer a dairy source for your shake.
Another tasty meal alternative is Shaklee’s CINCH Meal-in-a-Bar (#20373 berry almond crunch, 20405 peanut butter chocolate chip). This 260-calorie meal in a wrapper provides a blend of 20 grams of protein, 34 grams of a complex carbohydrate,and a few grams of fat to keep you satisfied between meals! Another benefit is that all the CINCH products we just reviewed are certified kosher. The next product that can help you reduce calorie intake is Shaklee’s Fiber Plan Tablets (#20376).Besides improving digestion, regularity, and overall colon health, fiber absorbs fat in the small intestine,preventing microvilli from absorbing that fat from your meal. For those times when you just can’t resist that plate of butter cookies, or that extra serving of gravy, a quick dose of fiber is an effective, though indirect way of keeping those fat calories off of your waist line. Keep a bottle handy at the office and at home, for those times that you choose to indulge.
Your use of Shaklee products can insure that you stay both happy and healthy during the coming festivities!
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