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7 Reasons to Drink More Water

It’s no secret that water is essential to life and maintaining good health, however, you may not realize that the benefits of water go far beyond just keeping you hydrated. As an important component of your Diet Center Program, we recommend drinking 64+ ounces of water each day for optimal weight loss results. You are breaking down body fat so rapidly on the Program that water helps to release what you are releasing—so you see inch loss and feel smaller faster. Here are some of the additional benefits of staying hydrated and that consuming adequate water provide.

Promotes Kidney Function 

Your kidneys are constantly filtering waste from the body (especially in weight loss mode). When the kidneys are able to do their job properly, these waste products are eliminated in your urine, which keeps the blood relatively free of these harmful wastes. Sufficient water intake aids in this process!

Crushes Fatigue

Studies have shown that water can also help fight fatigue. One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is tiredness. Track your water intake to ensure you are drinking 64+ ounces throughout the day and fight fatigue before it starts.

Assists Digestion 

Drinking enough water increases the amount of fluid in your colon, improving the digestive process. If you experience digestion issues, drinking an adequate amount of water may improve your condition.

Prevents Sickness

Water flushes bacteria and toxins from the body and staying hydrated helps to prevent the onset of colds and other illnesses.

Boosts Brain Power

Studies have discovered a link between water and memory, suggesting that drinking enough water may significantly improve cognitive function.

Keeps Skin Bright

Sufficient water intake is important for hydrating your skin resulting in a healthier complexion and skin tone. When you are chronically dehydrated, your skin may feel dry and look dull. Water helps brighten the look of your skin and also may reduce acne flare-ups by flushing out bacteria.

Controls Appetite

Studies prove that dehydration often masks itself as hunger.  Sufficient water consumption helps to curb overeating by suppressing false hunger pangs. Consuming water throughout the day allows your body to signal true hunger. Keep your water bottle handy, feed your thirst and stay hydrated!

Tips to Help

If you need assistance with getting more water in, try adding fruit infusions to add flavor to your water. Lemon, lime, orange, cucumber and strawberries can be a great addition. Diet Center’s Water Enhancer helps to burn fat and suppress appetite. You can also use herbal tea and sparkling water (unsweetened) to count towards hydration.

5 Tips to Make Food Journaling Work for YOU

Most of us would love a secret to losing weight even faster. And while there’s no magic for healthy weight loss, a journal is a valuable tool. According to a study from Purdue University, keeping a food diary can double a person’s weight loss results.

Incredible! By writing down your food intake each day and monitoring your eating habits and activity, it’s possible that you could double your weight loss results. Despite the benefits, journaling may seem daunting to some. Writing down your daily food intake is a commitment and you may think you don’t have the time or even know where to start.

Don’t worry! Below are some tips to help keep you committed to your journal and accountable to your Diet Center Program.

Choose Your Method

Not all journaling is created equal. Some people like to map out their meals ahead of time and just cross them off their journal as the week progresses. Others like to write each meal as it is consumed, either before or after they’ve eaten. If you are a fan of apps—keep in mind research has shown time and time again that a paper version with handwriting trumps electronic methods. The reasoning is recall is stronger when writing—meaning if you are confronted with a temptation a second time, it’s hard to write it again. Each of these techniques are effective and will produce the same result of faster weight loss. Use the method that works best for you and make sure to keep your journal with you at all times!

Don’t Give Up

Perhaps you are not losing as quickly as you would like, you are experiencing a plateau or deviated from your food plan. Don’t allow these occurrences to derail you from reaching your health goals. Stick with it! Seek the advice of your Diet Center Counselor and continue to successfully lose weight. Our team of experts will provide the suggestions you need to get back on track, break a plateau or handle a challenging situation.

Be Accurate

The more accurate you are, the more you will be able to recognize exactly where you can make adjustments, avoid challenging situations and add variety to your daily food plan. Record portion sizes and meal times. Be sure to include everything you eat, whether it is on plan or not and use your journal as a guide to modify your behaviors, add variety to your food plan and to assist with avoiding stressful situations that may lead to unhealthy food choices.

Set Reminders

Set reminders on your phone, on your calendar or in your email to remind you to log each meal. The alerts may seem irritating at first, however, they will eventually get you in the habit of logging every meal. Once you establish the habit, you won’t even need them!

Additional Tips

Make journaling fun! If you tried a new recipe, record whether or not you liked it. Take note of how you feel after a healthy meal. If you skipped a meal, record what in your day kept you from eating. Also record how you felt before eating certain foods, so that you can identify triggers and times of the day when you crave certain foods. Make sure to also record activity, water intake and the nutritional supplements you are taking.

Remember

Journaling will help you reach your goal faster and stay accountable to your program and health goals. Your journal can be your best friend during weight loss. When you keep track of everything you eat, you will be able to identify your progress and work to eliminate unhealthy behaviors. And, experience twice the weight loss! Journals are most beneficial when you can review them—make sure to have yours available the next time you speak with your Diet Center Counselor. If you bite, write it. Happy Journaling!

Surf’s Up! Our Beach Party is Monday 6/11.

 

Surf’s up! Diet Center’s Beach Party Weight Loss Open House is Monday, June 11th. This is our last savings event of the year offering 50% OFF all programs and 60% OFF if joining with a friend, family member or co-worker.  You can lose up to 15 pounds by July 4th when you get started now.  We also have all our products on sale including the new AM/PM Weight Control Patch that makes losing weight even faster and easier than ever before.  Summer is a terrific time to work on your goals because of the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Summer is also perfect for grilling foods to make prep super easy and really turbocharge your results.  We appreciate the support you have shown us for the last 45 years in business.  Our teams look forward to helping you reach your health and wellness goals and a sizzling look for summer.  Due to high demand we see during this event, we encourage you to make an online appointment to reserve a time just for you.  See you at the Beach Party!

 

Steak Salad

STEAK SALAD

4 pounds boneless sirloin steak (1 inch thick), trimmed

3 pounds small red new potatoes, quartered

2 pounds green beans, trimmed

2 pounds, yellow squash, thinly sliced

2 pounds cherry tomatoes, sliced into halves

1 cup fat free sour cream

¼ cup reduced fat mayonnaise

1 small red onion, minced

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

½ cup fresh dill, chopped

16 cups salad greens

Grill steak to desired doneness. Cut into ½ inch slices. Chill. Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside. Steam green beans and squash over boiling water until tender. Drain vegetables, run under cool water, and then drain again. Toss vegetables with potatoes and chill. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and dill well. Chill mixture. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Arrange the vegetable mixture on the salad greens. Top with steak and tomatoes. Serve dressing on the side. Serves 16.

1 serving = 1/16th serving (about 1 cup lettuce, 1 cup vegetables, 3 ounces steak, 2 tbsp dressing) = 2 vegetables, 1 starch, 3 protein

How Your Food Choices Affect Your Happiness

We’re all familiar with that common movie scene depicting a character in crisis, having experienced a breakup, embarrassing moment or career setback, wearing sweatpants, watching a movie and soothing their sorrows with a bowl of ice cream. While not always the case, the idea is that ice cream (or whatever your snack of choice) will provide comfort and pleasure in a time of need. The cliché is correct in recognizing the link between our emotions and the food we choose to eat. But as with most clichés, the relationship might be a little more complicated than that.

It’s Complicated

There is plenty of evidence that shows long-term, poor eating habits can lead to obesity and sometimes even depression. But what about those short-term fixes and cravings? Can your mood and overall happiness affect your daily food choices? Or do your daily food choices affect your mood? The short answer is “yes.”

Creating Patterns

In the short term, there is such thing as mood-boosting foods, meaning our ice cream cliché is technically accurate. Ice cream contains sugar, which may momentarily give you an energy boost and raise levels of the pleasing neurotransmitter, dopamine. But relying on foods like ice cream or high-fat, high-sugar choices to achieve short-term sources of pleasure can cause further cravings and create a pattern of overeating down the road.

Mood Foods

The good news is there are many foods that offer the mood-boosting benefits of sweet treats without the chemical rollercoaster ride that can produce long-term bad habits. Start with unrefined starches and good sources of protein including shellfish, eggs, oats or sweet potatoes. Each contains tryptophan, another feel-good neurotransmitter that is capable of making a direct connection with your brain. Add some fruits and vegetables, and your brain will be operating at full capacity.

Here are some of our favorite healthy mood-boosting foods:

  • citrus fruits
  • nuts and seeds
  • celery
  • salmon
  • eggs
  • kale
  • herbal tea

Diet Center’s Herbal II Formula is designed to help relieve stress and help you detoxify while feeling great. See your Diet Center Counselor for more information.

Finding Balance

The guiding principle in creating and sustaining happiness through your choices in food is balance. Eating meals full of fiber, protein and healthy fats will prevent chemical crashes and promote a lifestyle of consistency and confidence. While sweets and unhealthy carbs can momentarily cure your emotional ills, the physical toll they take on your body can soon influence your psychological well-being.

It’s a classic “chicken or the egg” question and a relationship dependent on several factors. Each person has a different experience based on family history and the unique circumstances in which they live, so it’s important to assess your relationship with food and understand your motivations and habits. Once you’ve identified those habits, you can adjust and start eating foods that truly make you—and your body—happy.

Why is Fiber Important for Weight Loss?

Did you know that fiber fights fat? Daily meal plans high in fiber not only help you lose weight faster, but have an array of health benefits. Dietary fiber is different from other food components such as fats, proteins, and carbs that your body breaks down and absorbs. This is because the human body can’t digest fiber; instead, it passes fairly intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and then out of your body.

Why is fiber important? It flushes toxins from the body and provides numerous other health benefits as well:

  1. Aids in weight loss. Fiber serves as an appetite suppressant. It also tends to be less calorie-dense, providing fewer calories for the same volume of food. We are breaking down fat rapidly on the Diet Center program. Fiber provides a catalyst to remove what we break down.
  2. Enhances bowel function and health. Fiber decreases constipation and lowers the risk of hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. Normalizes blood sugar levels. Fiber slows the absorption of sugar. This helps improve blood sugar levels and, consequently, helps manage diabetes.
  4. Improves cholesterol levels. Fiber may help to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol as well as total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease.
  5. Supports the immune system. Fiber supports good bacteria, or intestinal flora, and speeds the elimination of wastes and toxins from the body.

The average American consumes a mere 5 to 10 grams of fiber per day, while the American Dietetic Association recommends between 25 and 35 grams. On the Diet Center program, we ensure that clients are consuming a minimum of 25 grams per day. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meal replacement products and fun-flavored fiber drinks all contribute to your daily fiber intake, while on the program.

Eating a diet rich in fiber helps keep your digestive system healthy and can lower your risk for numerous diseases, while at the same time helping you lose weight! Fiber fights fat!

5 Tips for Healthy Holiday Success| Weight Loss Tips

The holiday season presents a host of challenges to those who are trying to stick to a healthy eating plan. It can feel like food and drinks are at every turn, and it may be tough to say “no” again and again.

Plus, the added stress that seem to coincide with the holidays can make stress eating much more tempting, and cravings much more difficult to overcome.

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Diet Center’s One Day Sale

The day is finally here!  Diet Center’s One Day Sale.  It’s our lowest price of the year to get started and it is the Monday after Thanksgiving.  This is our lowest prices of the year on all weight loss programs and all your favorite Diet Center products. Now, our programs are even easier with our new AM/PM Weight Control Patch.  We always love this event, because we can help so many new clients WIN at losing.  The event will be going on at all 7 Midsouth Diet Center locations for 12 hours only–  8AM to 8PM and this offer will not be repeated, so Monday is the day to do it. Start your weight loss program now or in the new year, but don’t miss Diet Center’s lowest prices of the year. Diet Center is FLEX Card (FSA) and Health Spending Account (HSA) approved, so use your employer benefit to help you get started.   See you Monday, November 27th at Diet Center’s One Day Sale and  drop 20 your first month. Ready, Set, GOAL!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Hi DC SUPERSTARS! It’s Jason and we are partying hard for Diet Center’s 43rd Birthday! You are the purpose of this celebration, as we would not be here without our fabulous clients and team members. All of us at Diet Center have one mission–and that is to bring more and more people to wellness everyday. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to do what we love and make a huge difference.

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Sizzling Summer Strategies

Hi Diet Center SUPERSTARS! It’s Jason and I am so glad you are here. We have so many new clients getting started for summer and I want to personally welcome you to the program. At Diet Center, we get results. You came here for change and I want to give you some strategies to help you rock your results!

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