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Starting April 1st through April 30th
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Holy cow! How is it I just now heard about this great healthy ice cream? My daughter brought home a couple of pints of ice cream a week ago. I just looked away, since I assumed they were high-calorie treats and I didn’t want to blow my healthy diet. But my wife pointed out that the entire pint of Lemon Cake flavor has only 240 calories! My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is 1040 for the whole pint. Then she brought out the Birthday Cake flavor. It was very good, too. I’ve since tried Strawberry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup, and Chocolate Almond Crunch – all delicious! Some are a bit higher in calories; for instance Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is 360 calories per pint, but that is as high as they go, and that’s still only 1/3 of the calories of regular ice cream.
If you have a problem with your appetite, Phentermine is a great appetite suppressant, and we can prescribe that for you at Cordova Medical Clinic. But eating higher protein meals and snacks also helps you feel full longer, as does fiber. Halo Top ice cream is great in that respect too: Vanilla Bean flavor has (per pint) 240 calories, 24 grams protein, and 12 grams fiber. These make an excellent pre- or post-workout snack or late evening snack. If you haven’t seen you favorite flavor, they have 17 to choose from. They are carried locally in Kroger’s and Whole Foods. Let us know your favorite on our Facebook page. I’m voting for Strawberry. Today, that is.
Protein is one of the three macronutrients every human needs daily to survive and thrive. (The other two are fats and carbohydrates.) But can extra protein be your key to weight loss? It can be: high-protein diets are one good option for you in your weight loss plan. Any good weight loss plan should also include exercise at least 5 days a week. And if you follow a good exercise program, you will need more protein to rebuild and grow your muscles. So why not use a high-protein diet in conjunction with that exercise?
For most Americans the foods we overeat the most are carbs and fats. If you try to eat mostly lean proteins, you can let them take the place of carbs and fats. Examples of protein-rich foods are meat, fish, eggs, milk, cottage cheese, beans, peas, and nuts.
You need some carbs and fats, but try to eat things that are not loaded with them. The other great thing about protein is that it will help satisfy your appetite, so you eat less often and smaller portions. (Phentermine is a prescription appetite suppressant that also curbs your appetite. If you think you might need help with this, come see us at Cordova Medical Clinic.) People who eat a protein-rich breakfast eat about 200 calories less per day than people who consume a carb-heavy breakfast.
So how much protein should you eat daily? The minimum is 0.36 grams per pound of body weight, so about 65 grams of protein for a 180-lb person. However, if you exercise 3-5 times a week for 45 minutes, you need much more to help rebuild muscles. Also, you need more if you are taking in fewer calories than you need daily on a weight loss program. So a good rule of thumb is to double the minimum recommendation. That would be 0.72 grams per pound of body weight, or about 130 grams of protein daily for a 180-lb person. Protein is best utilized by your body to build muscle in smaller portions. Eat about 20-30 grams 5 to 6 times daily.
A Healthy Breakfast: 4 egg whites, 1 yolk, ¼ cup fat-free cheddar cheese. Only 165 calories, with 23 grams of protein, and delicious! If you skip the egg yolk, you drop 55 calories.
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Looking for some ways to spend time with your family and work in in some workout time? Here are a few fun activities you can try with your favorite little exercise buddies.
Have the family helmet up and take a ride around the block! On weekends, when you have more time, tackle a trail or two. There are a variety of cycling apps available for smartphones; try using one to “gamify” your trips for added interest.
We’re used to thinking of video games as an obstacle to fitness, but today, this time-sucking toy can actually be a great exercise tool. Fitness games provide a convenient indoor workout with measurable, trackable goals, frequent rewards for achievement and some audio-visual entertainment to keep things interesting. Best of all, you can challenge your kids!
Did you know that there are exercise videos for kids? You can find everything from aerobics and Pilates to yoga and Zumba®. If you can get your children interested in one of these videos, odds are the routine will be good for you, too!
Ready for personal weight loss coaching, real food recipes and more? Call Cordova Medical Clinic today at 901-888-1000 to see how we may be able to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
One of the most effective ways to lose weight is monitoring your daily food intake. Keeping tabs on your food choices will help you reach your goals faster while forming sustaining habits. Keep these tips in mind when it comes to monitoring meals:
Experience body-transforming results safely, quickly and affordably. Call Cordova Medical Clinic today at (901) 888-1000 to see how we may be able to help with your weight loss success.
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