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I help people get healthy, and more importantly, stay that way so they're not miserable and just slowly dying for the last 20 years of their lives, which IS the "norm" today.
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Last week I was evaluating a customer's diet and they were so proud of the "healthy" changes they had made to their diet. I felt bad to have to let them know that one of the changes they made was actually worse than what they had been eating before.
This happens all the time. So many foods are marketed as healthy that really are absolutely terrible (remember the baked vs. fried potato chips e-zine from a couple of months ago?)
So here's another myth-busting "healthy" food article for you...
Oatmeal is Healthy
(Or is it?)
Do you eat oatmeal for breakfast? While it certainly can be a solid, healthy option, most are heavily processed and absolutely TERRIBLE for you.
For example, I was just at the store and took a look at a brand of "heart-healthy" instant oatmeal (their claim), the "Maple and Brown Sugar" flavor.
First, there is no maple in it. There is also no brown sugar in it. Instead, it's packed with artificial ingredients, colors, and flavors. It's also packed with regular sugar and I've even seen some varieties with the "flavor" gel packets full of high fructose corn syrup...talk about royally screwing up oatmeal!
These products also have a ridiculously high glycemic index from all that sugar and due to their instant nature where they've been pre-cooked via high-heat processing. This high heat processing also robs the oatmeal of many important vitamins and minerals, making it an overall less nutritious product.
if you're going to go with oatmeal, please stay away from the instant, processed, sugar-laden versions. Don't fool yourself that you're making a healthy choice- nothing could be further from the truth.
Oatmeal can, however, be extremely healthy. In fact, I have it for breakfast almost every day. Tune in next time to see what kind you need to have though...
Another Grateful Customer...
"Things are going really well with the Healthy For Life Reset program. The thing that keeps surprising me the most is how easy this is going for me. From day one I have not craved any of my old addictions (Coke, breads, pasta).
I have tried other meal replacement liquids before and I have not enjoyed them, but I really enjoy these meal replacement drinks, especially the chocolate and strawberry. I also really enjoy the protein bars.
I am felling pretty good and I have lost a lot of weight very quickly (22 lbs). I have made many of the meals in the cook book that goes with this program and my kids have loved every one of them.
I think the key is this helps you to plan ahead for your day and that allows you to make the right choices. I have allowed my work to get in the way of my planned exercise program, but I hope to rectify that soon.
I also like the fact that I am finally getting good advice that I
feel I can trust on the right kinds of vitamins I should be taking. Very few of us have the time or the resources to properly research all the vitamins out there to figure out what you need.
I highly recommend this program."
What's the Healthy For Life Reset program?
Find out by watching the video here.
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Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think!
See you next time...
Good Health to You,
Kristy Russ, BScPharm
Pharmacist and Health Consultant
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