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INCREASING PROTEIN IN YOUR DIET

New approved studies released 1) 2) 3) have shown that the average woman needs about 100 grams of protein per day in their diet and men 150 grams to maintain and rebuild muscle tissue and feed other cells in the body. Previously the accepted amounts were nearly half that. Some food experts have been promoting the benefits of increasing protein in the diet for the last 20 years, but now we know that we should be having more. Why is this finding exciting? Some of you may have used a weight loss program and still felt hungry between meals. Others may want faster results or have hit a plateau with your weight. Since these findings were made known, some Dieticians have been increasing the protein intake in their diet programs and the results have been positive. There are claims that some dieters who had lost little weight with a weight loss program and been the same for 1 or more years have reported losing centimetres and/or 1-2 kilos more in a month after increasing their protein intake. Their bodies changed shape.

HOW DO YOU INCREASE YOUR DAILY PROTEIN?

The first thing is to eat more low carbohydrate, low calorie, high protein foods. Tuna, Cod, crabmeat, egg white, baked beans, lentils, veal steak, turkey breast, lambs fry and cottage cream cheese are just some. These foods all have a high protein per calorie ratio. The problem with many protein rich foods is that they are animal products which are generally high in calories and a have high fat content. The best forms of protein are soy and whey protein. In our products we use the highest quality refined soy and whey protein available. (Note: The whey has been processed so it doesn't usually affect allergies like lactose intolerance)

For those of you who are or have used a Herbalife diet program, we recommend using 2 scoops of the Formula #1 powder per shake instead of one -and adding 1-2 scoops of our Performance protein powder. This will give your body an extra 15-20 grams of protein. We also recommend that you choose snacks and a main meal from the higher protein range of foods. The easiest way to choose high protein snacks is to use Roasted Soy nuts and Chocolate /coconut protein bars - the perfect snacks. The best thing about this approach is you eat 5 times a day and will not feel hungry while improving your weight and centimetre loss. But the greatest benefit is you are feeding your muscles much better than before and this increases your muscle density. The more dense your muscles the more calories they burn, even at rest! Did you know the human body will heal itself as long as you feed it all the necessary building blocks (foods) to do this. Your body replaces all red blood cells every 90 days and completely replaces your skeleton over a 1-year period.

Inner Nutrition

Give yourself a boost with Thermojetics Protein powder! This product allows you to tailor your Herbal Life shakes to suit your specific protein needs. It contains 2 main ingredients, soy and whey protein. Each dessertspoon full gives you 5 grams of protein with NO carbohydrates and only 20 calories. Unlike some other protein powders it has no taste so you can add protein powder to fruit juice, milk, soups, cereals, sauces and just about anything else to boost the protein level without changing the taste.

Chocolate Coconut Protein bars are delicious but good for you! You'll really feel like you're cheating and treating yourself when you bite into one of these delicious Chocolate bars. Each bar contains 12grams of protein that will really satisfy you. These bars give you useful nutritional support that helps give you a boost when you need it most. They also make a great dessert substitute in your weight management program.

Roasted Soy Nuts is a savory snack. These delicious crunchy snacks are great substitutes for peanuts or chips without the calories, carbohydrates and fats associated with traditional snack foods. Each packet gives you 11 grams of soy protein helping to reduce hunger. They have a special patented salt on them that actually has half the sodium of regular salt and contains other minerals that may actually help reduce blood pressure instead of accelerate it.

1)Potier M, Darcel N, Tome D (2009) Protein, amino acids and the control of food intake. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 12: 54–58.

2)Layman DK, Evans EM, Erickson D, Seyler J, Weber J, et al. (2009) A moderate-protein diet produces sustained weight loss and long-term changes in body composition and blood lipids in obese adults. J Nutr 139: 514–521.

3)Leidy HJ, Carnell NS, Mattes RD, Campbell WW (2007) Higher protein intake preserves lean mass and satiety with weight loss in pre-obese and obese women. Obesity (Silver Spring) 15: 421–429.

Outer Nutrition

Skincare products are not just for women. If you have skin you should use skincare. Our skin is under attack from things in our everyday life - air & water pollution, Air conditioning, Sun, Soaps, not drinking enough water - the list goes on and on. If you are already using a moisturiser, that's a good start, but it's not enough.

This program consists of a:

Cleanser - that gently removes dirt and make-up without taking all the natural oil out of your skin.

Toner - to prepare your skin for make up and moisturiser by closing the pores and returning the PH level of the skin to a neutral. This preparation allows make-up to glide on easily and prevents caking.

Moisturiser - The final step in protecting your skin from pollutants and drying.

There is a report that a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) can help in weight loss.

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