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There’s a great article in Men’s Fitness this month, about Iain Grant’s tremendous fat loss success using Herbalife nutrition products and his tips for weight loss. Click here to see a preview of the article!

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Contributed by Holly McCarthy, who writes on the subject of nursing skills. Holly invites your feedback at hollymccarthy12@gmail.com

In many countries around the world, convenience has made real solid nutritional food take the back seat and created many problems in its wake.  Fast food, preservatives, and processed foods may create low-cost, long-lasting products that make the act of eating a cinch, but the long-term effects of ingesting these “foods” can be extremely hazardous and even life threatening.

So many people are now trying to watch their weight and eat right.  It is certainly the right thing to do for your health and for the environment, especially if your tastes include organic fruits, vegetables, and grains that promote sustainability in the process.  The problems start, however, when diet is not enough.

Supplementing Your Diet

So you think you’re eating well; you eat three squares a day and still perhaps feel sluggish and unable to get on the right track with your health.  Chances are you are now experiencing deficiencies in vital vitamins and trace minerals that your body was oblivious to when you were consuming processed foods.  Now that you are eating well, your body is trying to tell you that you’re missing something.

This is where supplements come in.

People often don’t realize that taking multivitamins and minerals is often the only way to get these substances into your body.  Over time, our bodies relied on certain things to achieve homeostasis, which included actually ingesting trace amounts of minerals on our foods.  With our focus on cleanliness these days, this is nearly impossible to achieve without supplements.

Help in a Pinch or On the Go

Additionally, it may not be entirely possible to consume all of the vitamins your body needs in raw form without running the gamut of the produce aisle in an attempt to ingest as much as possible.  Finding ways to supplement your protein and fiber intake is also far easier when using supplements and satisfies the need to get some fuel in a fast and convenient manner.

Smoothies and shakes are a great way to get the extra daily requirements in without having to slow down on the busiest of days.  Once your body adjusts to receiving these extra little boosts that it really needs to stay fully operational, you will begin to see and feel the difference.

Of course, no change in diet is complete without proper physical fitness and regular exercise.  Always consult a physician when making major lifestyle changes and try to avoid making abrupt changes, as serious complications can occur.

If you would like a personal consultation to determine which Herbalife supplements may help as part of your healthy lifestyle, please contact Sarah for more information, or you can visit our online store

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Professor David Heber, Ph.D.Taken from “Protein 101” by Dr David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.

It seems everywhere we look someone is promoting a new diet that praises the power of protein. But whether you want to lose or gain weight, or maintain your current weight, the importance of protein goes far beyond physical appearance and muscle building.

A necessity for every BODY

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. Protein is stored in muscles and organs, and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Protein also makes it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that our daily protein requirements should be 10 percent to 35 percent of our total caloric intake, with men needing slightly more than women. A lack of protein can cause loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, as well as weakening of the heart and respiratory system. (more…)

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Article written by  David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition and Scientific Advisory Boards

SO…..WHAT IS YOUR SHAPE?

You may think you know when you look in the mirror, or you may be too busy trying to cover up unshapely areas to really see yourself as you are. Do you know how much fat you’re carrying, compared to how much muscle? Do you know where you tend to gain weight–upper body, lower body or around the middle? Until you know the answers to these questions, you are not ready to make your personal plan for losing weight and keeping it off. Understanding your body is the first step to reaching your best personal shape. (more…)

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You’ve probably heard the word “metabolism” many times, but how much do you know about metabolism and how it affects weight loss or weight gain? (more…)

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Eating the correct amount of protein can help you to manage your weight in two important ways:

1. Hunger Control – Protein-rich shakes, meals and snacks help control your hunger because protein is digested slowly and it sends a message to the brain that the body is full and satisfied.

2. Fat Burning – Eating the right amount of protein daily helps maintain and build lean body mass as you lose weight which in turn keeps your metabolism up, so you continue to burn fat – even when you are resting!

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As we have a lot of new female Wellness and Weight Management clients this month, I thought it was worth mentioning that most ladies will notice regular fluctuations in their weight and size depending on the “time of the month”. If you maintain a graph or chart of your weight and measurements (I can provide one if you’d like to) you can usually see these fluctuations really clearly.

Many people will notice an extra centimetre, maybe even two around their bust and waist, in the run up to their menstrual date and may find that they do not show any weight loss for that week.

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