The competition is winding down and the “Skinny Divas” of Dr. Newton’s Naturals have much to celebrate! Between four team members, they lost a combined 15 pounds! As is often the case on the road to success, there was a lot of learning. The “Divas” offered to share their wisdom with our readers.
1. Safety in Numbers – Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recruited 166 people to participate in a weight-loss program either alone or with three friends or family members. Among those who embarked on the program with friends, 95 percent completed the program compared to only 76 percent of those who dieted solo. After 10 months, 66 percent of the group dieters had maintained their weight loss compared to only 24 percent of those who were on their own.
Melissa P. writes, “The great thing about taking SkinnyD with co-workers is that we talk about our better eating and exercise habits. Anything that helps you think about your health and makes you feel better is a good thing. In two weeks I’ve almost met my goal of losing 5 pounds!”
2. Energy Exchange – The reason fatigue and weight gain go hand in hand is easy to understand. When you burn one gram of fat you produce two-and-a-half times more energy than you do when you burn a gram of protein or carbohydrates. You have more than twice as much energy when you burn calories from fats than you do when you burn carbs and proteins. You also tap into that reservoir of stored body fat, which helps keep your weight down. Unfortunately many people who struggle with these two issues are burning the wrong fuel. Those who are successful at keeping the weight off and energy up are constantly burning calories from stored body fats.
Skinny Diva, Danielle S. reports, “After taking Skinny D, I definitely have increased energy. I know I’ve lost weight because my pants are looser and my face looks thinner.”
3. Meal Replacement – Why do meal replacements or protein shakes for breakfast work? As we pointed out above, weight loss occurs when your metabolism increases and you put out more calories than you take in. If you were to replace your 750-calorie bagel and orange juice meal with a 155-calorie meal replacement shake, you’d save 595 calories per day. And you’d see the results on your scale in no time! Meal replacement helps:
- Boost your metabolic rate
- Save calories by avoiding fatty food
- Keep your blood sugar levels balance (so you burn fat for fuel)
- Increase energy levels
Allanah D. has lost 7 pounds on Skinny D! She hasn’t been eating at night like she used to. Instead, she uses Skinny D as a meal replacement. Her increased energy has made her more motivated to hit the gym, too. Since she had a baby a few months ago, she’s thrilled with how Skinny D has helped her lose the baby weight.