You Don’t Need a Diet; You Need a Plan

Skinny D: A 5-Step Weight Loss Plan that Really WORKS!

Have you tried diet after diet, only to have the weight come back, sometimes more than you lost to begin with?  Finally, there’s a weight control plan that really works!

A Nation of Sugar Addicts

Did you know that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been shown to have addictive qualities? And you may not even know you’re eating it! HFCS, a refined sugar, is found in every-day foods like bread, pizza, baked goods, candy, soda, cereals, soup— even ketchup! With HFCS in so many foods, it’s no wonder we’re fighting a national obesity epidemic!

A study examining the relationship between HFCS and obesity found that the average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to more than 60 pounds per person per year.  During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven-fold.

Unless you’re reading the label on every food item you’re consuming, chances are good that you’re eating your fair share of HFCS.  And chances are even better that you’re considered overweight.  That’s not a choice you made.  You know there are potential health problems like high blood pressure and risk of diabetes that come with those extra pounds.  You want to do something.  But what?

Crush the Cravings

Skinny D works with your body to combat the addictive nature of highly refined sugars including HFCS.  There is no shortcut to healthy weight loss.  You will need to cut calories.  But Skinny D makes it easy.  Rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids plus fiber, it helps you feel full and eat less so you can reduce your caloric intake without starving.  Just remember, your health doesn’t dramatically change until you commit to a healthier lifestyle.  As your sugar intake declines, your preference for whole, nutritious foods will increase.  A healthy weight is the sweet reward for your efforts.

Fill up on Fiber

There are two types of fiber and both are needed for healthy weight loss.  Think of an apple.  The peel won’t dissolve in water, so it’s an example of insoluble fiber, which helps prevent or relieve constipation, since it moves through the body quickly.  The fleshy pulp of the apple dissolves in water, so it’s an example of soluble fiber, which has been linked to lowering the risk of stroke, controlling diabetes, lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart disease.  Fiber is the key to staying full so you won’t be tempted to graze.  Each serving of Skinny D offers 18 grams of fiber!

Eat Lean, Clean Protein

Several recent studies have investigated the role that protein plays in weight loss and many have found that getting enough lean protein is essential if you want to lose weight.  So what is lean protein?  Protein is a vital macronutrient that is used as a building block to create and repair muscles and other tissues in your body.  Protein also helps keep hunger at bay between meals, facilitating weight loss.  Protein is found in many foods you eat, but many people get it from the meat products that they consume.  Lean proteins are those protein sources that are low in fat.  Some great examples of lean protein include: cold-water fish, white meat such as chicken and turkey, eggs, legumes (the fancy name for beans, peas and lentils) and low-fat dairy in moderation.

Motivate Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.  Nutrition is the key to metabolism. It relies upon nutrients from your food choices to produce the energy your body needs.  As you age, your metabolism naturally slows down.  But, add to that an abundance of over-processed, sugar-laden foods and it’s no wonder you’re struggling with your weight.  However, increasing your fiber and protein intake and getting some exercise all while taking out those carbs and sugars will cause a metabolic shift.  Your metabolism will increase, encouraging weight loss.

Make Your Move

If you incorporate all of the above suggestions in your life, you’re going to see and feel a difference.  But to get the most out of your weight loss plan, it has to include exercise.  We’re not talking about running a marathon — just enough to get your heart rate up a bit and get you moving.  Your exercise options are numerous, including walking, dancing, gardening, biking — even doing household chores. The important thing is to choose activities you enjoy.  That will increase your chances of making it a habit.  Just 30 minutes a day will make a difference!

Don’t Delay

The easiest way to get started is simply by replacing your breakfast with ½ cap of Skinny D mixed in a glass of water.  Want more info?  Look at our web site for menu ideas, exercise suggestions, success stories and more!