When it comes to losing weight, it can be a struggle to find solutions that offer long-term success. That is why those who have the most success make realistic changes they can stick to. Here are some of our favorite natural products to help you lose weight while continuing to live your life. Also, make sure to check us out this Thursday on Daybreak as we chat about them.
When it comes to losing weight we often hear about cutting calories and fat, but what about feeding our bodies with vital nutrients to help encourage weight loss? With PlantFusion, you’re able to get the equivalent of about 4 whole eggs worth of protein nutrition in just 120 calories. It tends to be the protein (not carbs or fat) that signals your brain that you’re full, reducing your appetite. Most shakes are made from dairy, whey or soy and these ingredients can cause common digestion complaints such as gas and bloating. PlantFusion has no dairy, soy, or any other allergens such as gluten. Instead its made from whole grains (like quinoa), legumes (like peas), and vegetables (like artichoke) that are recognized as having tremendous nutritional, and even medicinal, value. www.plantfusion.net
Spice up your food
One common complaint when it comes to eating healthier is that the food just doesn’t taste as good. Thankfully, there are simple, healthy steps you can take to dress up your fruits and veggies so that they taste fantastic. First, find a great all purpose seasoning to add some flavor to your veggies. Try dousing veggies with a little olive oil, sprinkling with seasoning and then putting on the grill. Easy and delicious! Next, skip the unhealthy salad dressing and opt for something simple, light and tasty. Check out the Slider Ridge Honey Wine Vinegar made from a family farm in Utah. This simple dressing adds flavor to your favorite desserts, sauces, salads and works as a tasty marinade for steak, fish, chicken or pork. Finally, try adding some fresh herbs like mint, basil and chives from Osage Gardens to your dishes to enhance the flavor and pump up the nutrition.
Did you know that nuts support weight loss? Studies show those who eat nuts as a regular part of their diet tend to have a lower BMI and are able to lose weight despite the higher caloric intake — if the intake comes from nuts. Plus, it’s easy to add more nuts to your diet. Try putting together a trail mix that you can snack on during the day or check out Nuttzo Organic spreads. These super delicious spreads contain various nutrient dense nuts and seeds and are a high source of ALA Omega 3. Try utilizing Nuttzo in baking, adding to your morning smoothie or using in a healthy sandwich.
Have you ever heard of a rich dessert that is actually good for you? We hadn’t either, until now, which is why we are super excited to introduce you to Poparuba. Not only are the desserts reminiscent of ones that are typically a diet no-no, they are actually good for you, too. Poparuba creates sinful tasting foods with guilt-free, good-for-you ingredients. They magically meld health with decadence allowing the enjoyment of foods that look, taste and feel indulgent, but without the carbs, sugar or gluten. With Poparuba, you’ll find indulgence with real nutritional benefits. www.poparuba.com