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Your Weight Loss Mobile App – Have you downloaded it yet?

Posted on January 30, 2015 by

We’ve made a few changes within our Weight Loss Mobile App.  If you have it on your mobile device then you’ve no doubt already noticed!  Are you using all of the features that it offers?  We have a short tutorial video that explains how to make the most of its features and enjoy your weight loss journey.

Watch now!

Weight Loss Surgery Success – Low Carb Diets – The Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on January 28, 2015 by

Baked Cheese Crisps

Posted on January 23, 2015 by

Perfect for serving with soups or salads.

cheese crisps CFWLSIngredients:
1 cup shredded hard cheese (Parmesan, Asiago, Romano, etc.)

Herbs or seasoning – optional

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 F.

Toss cheese with 1 tsp any seasoning or herbs  (garlic powder, pepper, powder, parsley, etc.)

Pile 1 Tablespoon of cheese on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Spread the cheese out a bit into even piles the desired size of the crisps. Allow space between piles as they spread a bit.

Bake 5 to 6 minutes until they are a light golden brown (they will be a little darker at the edges). Watch carefully.

 

Nutritional Info: (makes 12)

Calories        21

Protein          2

Fat                1

Carbs            0

Doc Weight Loss – Is It The Right Time For Weight Loss?

Posted on January 21, 2015 by

Is Life Getting In The Way Of Losing Weight?

Posted on January 19, 2015 by

chance or choiceIt’s so easy to let life get in the way when it comes to losing weight and taking care of yourself.  This happens even if intellectually you know the awesome benefits that await you.  Don’t let stress, fear or being overwhelmed hold you back.  It’s a fact that if you were at a healthy weight and took better care of yourself you would feel better, have more energy, be more productive and maximize your enjoyment of life and activities with those you love.  So what do you do??

You are the only one who can set yourself up for success and make the necessary changes.  I don’t say this to stress you out, I share this as a hard core reality so you can get past the anxiety of change and get on to less weight and more life!  It’s up to you and we are here to help you get past your barriers – you bring the motivation and determination and we can teach you the rest!

Here are some tips to get you started in the right direction:

Know Your Limits – What I mean is that I am giving you a prescription (permission) to NOT over-schedule yourself so you can get some “me” time in.  This means getting comfortable saying “No” to things that stress you out and prevent you from accomplishing your goals.  This can be done in a nice way so that guilt doesn’t take over.  Be sympathetic, but firm.  For example “I’m sorry, I cannot do this right now”.  Answer the “why” question if it comes up with honesty “It doesn’t fit with my schedule” or “I can’t do this but I can (fill in with something more reasonable)”.  Honesty is always best so you don’t lead people on and then  disappoint them later.  It’s ok!  There are only 24 hours in a day.  If you don’t fill your schedule with the things that mean the most to you, others will fill it in for you.  You will be serving them much better in the future if you are happy and healthy.

Get enough sleep and feel renewed for a change (not to mention the fact that your body will be storing less fat).

Learn to eat for energy and health not live to eat whatever is convenient and available (Weight Management University™ and My Weight Loss Academy teach you how to do this in your particular situation incorporating your favorite foods as well).

De-stress with creative and enjoyable (yes – I said enjoyable) fitness activities.  You may not believe me but I have seen so many people who “hate” fitness work it into their life and now they don’t let anything get in the way.

Day to day stress will always be a part of life but if you are healthier and happier, you will be able to handle what life sends your way.  Always remember, you are not alone.  We are here to help!

 

Asian Style Broccoli

Posted on January 16, 2015 by

Looking for a side dish with a little extra zip?  Add chicken or shrimp for a one-dish meal!

asian_style_broccoliIngredients

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp toasted sesame oil

8 cup broccoli, florets, baby, frozen

2 medium red &/or yellow bell peppers

 

Directions

  1. To prepare sauce, combine in a small bowl soy sauce, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. Place a steamer basket in a 12-inch skillet. Add enough water to come just below bottom of basket. Bring to boil, place broccoli in steamer basket, reduce heat to medium low. Cover and steam for 4 minutes. Add sweet peppers. Cover and steam for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Makes 12 servings.

 

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 32

Total Fat .5g

Total Carbohydrates 4.4g

Dietary Fiber 1.7g

Protein 1.2g

Print Recipe  Asian Style Broccoli

From dLife.com

Weight Loss Surgery Success – Optimizing Your Own Testosterone Levels

Posted on January 14, 2015 by

Low Carb Sausage and Artichoke Pasta

Posted on January 09, 2015 by

This dish is easily modified to fit your taste – add red pepper flakes or garlic for a more intense flavor!

Quick & Easy!

Quick & Easy!

Ingredients

4 pkgs Proti low carb pasta

12 oz pkg chicken sausage

7.5 oz jar roasted red peppers

8 oz jar marinated artichokes

4 Tbls capers

1 Tlbs olive oil

2 Tbls Parmesan cheese


Directions

  1. Cook pasta as directed, drain and put back in pot. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Grill or cook sausage, slice and add to pot.
  3. Drain roasted red peppers, slice and add to mix.
  4. Drain artichokes, quarter if necessary and add to mix.
  5. Add capers to mix and put back on medium low heat.
  6. When pasta mixture is hot, serve and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 6 servings

 

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 230

Total Fat 8.5g

Total Carbohydrates 14g

Dietary Fiber 6g

Protein 34g

Print Recipe  Low Carb Sausage and Artichoke Pasta

Doc Weight Loss – Strength Training for Women

Posted on January 07, 2015 by

What You Might Not Know About Joint Pain

Posted on January 07, 2015 by

Be Optimistic!

Be Optimistic!

Joint Pain is a complaint common to about 1/3 of all adults.  The three most common areas for joint pain are #1 knee, #2 shoulders and #3 hips.   One of the best remedies for such pain is…you guessed it…weight loss.

As you likely know, joints form the connection between your bones.  They not only support your body but they also help you move.  Joint pain can be caused by injury and sometimes injury results from your joints having to carry a larger load than they were intended to support.  Although I cannot guarantee you will be free of pain, I can tell you that with as little as 10% excess body weight loss; your joint pain usually improves.  As you continue to lose weight, your pain can be   entirely eliminated or significantly improved – we see this every week.  So what are you waiting for?  Let us help you begin losing weight today so you can feel better soon.

Do you wake up in the morning with achy, painful joints?  Does the thought of even moving your body cause you stress?  You’re not alone.  It’s a common problem with many causes, including osteo-arthritis, old injuries, postural problems, inactivity, old age, and more.  Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away, and pain relievers are simply a band-aide.

Do you want to know the SECRET to joint pain relief?……. EXERCISE!!!  Probably the very last thing you want to do when you’re in pain is exercise.  However, exercise is crucial for people with joint pain.  Limiting your movements could weaken you muscles and cause even more problems.   Keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is necessary to maintain support for your bones.  Increasing your strength and flexibility will help reduce the pain and help combat fatigue.

Exercise is vital because:

*It makes you feel better about yourself

*Controls your weight

*Improves sleep

*Gives you more energy

*Sharpens your mind

*Maintains bone strength

The types of exercises you choose depends on what type of arthritis and joints are involved.

Range of Motion:  these exercises can be performed daily.  An example  of ROM is shoulder rolls or arm stretches over the head.

Strengthening Exercises: includes weight machines, free weights, or toning bands.  They should be performed three times a week, depending on your level of pain.

Aerobic Exercises:  for overall fitness and more stamina.  Examples are swimming or biking.  To reap the benefits of aerobic exercise, you should strive for at least 3 times a week.

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We have two chair fitness videos available to you on DVD. (Pick up a copy of Sit & Get Fit at the Nutrition Store or order it online!)  One video is cardio, and the other is toning.  Painful joints need not exempt you from exercising.  It’s actually critical for you to move your body, even through some of the pain.  It’s easy to use pain as an excuse to not exercise.  But if you don’t move your body, you’re setting yourself up for even more physical problems.  Make sure you talk to your doctor about what pain is normal.  Start slowly, move gently, and ice afterward if you need.  Don’t overdo it.  Listen to your body!