America’s calorie laden highly processed diet, according to British researchers, contributes to more health issues than lack of exercise, alcohol, and smoking combined. Research suggests that as many as 40% of those considered to be in a healthy weight range, even if they exercise, will still have metabolic abnormalities usually associated with obesity.
SPLENDA, also known as sucralose, is a well- known zero calorie sweetener. When using it in recipes, it is important to know that the product in packets is not the same as granulated sucralose that can be purchased in larger quantities to be used in baking/cooking.
Chocolate is an all-time favorite treat, so a lot of us will happily believe just about anything to feel okay indulging in it when we know we shouldn’t. This is why we look the other way as we guiltily order a mocha latte, thinking that this isn’t quite the same as eating a piece of chocolate, or give out a sigh of relief when we see the low-fat label on a box of chocolate yogurts.
Most of the conventional weight loss programs use a combination of exercise and low-calorie restrictions to help people lose weight. With these traditional methods, calories are typically reduced to about 1,500 per day. However, for people who are severely obese, there is another alternative “short-term” method for weight loss. It’s called the “very low-calorie diet”, or VLCD. In many VLCD programs, formulas such as OPTIFAST are commercially prepared to include only 800 calories (or even less) that replace all daily food intake.
Have you ever wondered how the milk you’re drinking compares to the other varieties currently available? CONCI has provided the basics so you are able to choose which milk type suits you and your journey best.