'The fact that this is perennially among the most popular resolutions suggests just how difficult it is to commit to. But you can succeed if you don’t expect overnight success. "You want results yesterday, and desperation mode kicks in," says Pam Peeke, MD, author of Body for Life for Women. "Beware of the valley of quickie cures."
Also, plan for bumps in the road. Use a food journal to keep track of what you eat and have a support system in place. "Around week four to six...people become excuse mills," Dr. Peeke says. "That’s why it’s important to have someone there on a regular basis to get you through those rough times."
Alyssa Sparacino article on health.com'
We found this article and wanted to share it with you all due to the fact that Dr. Pam Peeke MD, stresses the importance of "having someone there on a regular basis to get you through the rough times." and "beware of the valley of quick cures". So often we are drawn in by flashy ads with grand promises from lovable celebrities selling us a lose weight quick product. We're quick to forget about the work, commitment and vital importance of staying healthy throughout the process, not just shedding pounds at any cost. While it would be great to be able to just replace a meal or two a day with a creamy chocolate drink or candy bar and lose weight, it isn't realistic. More importantly, it isn't always healthy. Changes in lifestyle and learning proper diet with the help of someone who is in your corner, ("to get you through those rough times") are key ingredients for weight loss success. At the same time, being aided by healthy, quality meal replacements, probiotics and pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements are instrumental in getting your body back to the way it should function.
So, with all this in consideration, we set out to find such a program and that's when we turned to Metagenics.
We have been using Metagenics supplements for a while now and just love them. Metagenics was founded in 1983 on a brave new scientific concept: how the right nutrition could help people realize their best health possible by influencing what makes them unique—their genes. Today, this ever-growing and respected field of science is known as nutrigenomics. And it's been practiced for nearly 30 years by forward-thinking providers who utilize our industry-leading products and programs to help people live healthier, happier lives.
-And now for the product that caught our full interest-
Metagenics Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program was designed to stimulate your metabolism to burn unhealthy fat while giving your body important nutrition for overall health—helping you to look and feel better.
This clinically designed program includes:
Targeted support for weight loss with high protein shakes and soup mixes*
Advanced nutritional support for health with daily supplement packets, probiotic , fiber mix, and low glycemic protein bar*
Program guide with easy-to-follow instructions, menu plans, and recipes
High protein, phytonutrient -dense food plan with a wide range of choices
Simple exercise plan
Online support, including FAQs and helpful lifestyle tips
Practitioner support and counseling sessions
So, this all sounds great right? It's Almost exactly what we were looking for! But how well does it work?!
We wanted to find out so we did a trial run with one of our patients that desperately wanted to lose weight. She had tried all those other products on the market with no lasting success. She either ended up feeling fatigued, malnourished, starved or they just plain didn't work. She started The Healthy Transformations and we kept in close contact with her throughout the 3 month program, keeping track of how she felt and giving any needed support. Her ease in progress was absolutely stunning. She was able to put down some not-so-good vices, like diet soda and products containing gluten. After the first month she actually started craving the healthy foods that our bodies need. She didn't report any feelings of starving or fatigue. In the end she was easily able to get to her goal weight and then some. All the while becoming healthier, happier and building a better metabolism and lifestyle through the use of the programs nutritional supplements and support systems.
Needless to say we highly recommend this after our experience. So if you or a loved one are looking to make a Healthy Transformation, give us a call at 321-783-1960 and start your journey today.