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MD Diet Review Launches: Nutrisystem Reviews

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — In their new article, M.D. Diet Review analyzed Nutrisystem’s diet delivery program. The article breaks down an average days caloric intake and the many different food choices you can expect to choose from when first starting the program. The review further explores the diet programs overall cost, explaining the different pricing for each 4-week program by day, and what is included with each individual program.

M.D. Diet Review’s informational article continues by outlining how the system helps people achieve their desired weight loss goals. Explaining Nutrisystem’s meal plans focus on three areas: portion control, balanced nutrition and frequent meals, helping dieters succeed by keeping them eating delicious food frequently, but in the right portions. Programs are customized to women, men, diabetics and vegetarians. The article provides a visual diagram of one Nutrisystem recommended individual meal plan to help readers understand the way Nutrisystem’s frequent meals would fit into a typical day.

The review concludes outlining Nutrisystem’s cancellation process and displaying multiple comments from real Nutrisystem customers.

“Our new Nutrisystem review, written by reputable professionals and reviewed by their peers, will help readers answer the question: ‘Does Nutrisystem really work?'” said Frederick, spokesperson for M.D. Diet Review. “Anyone considering this diet system, or any other, should make sure they read our comprehensive reviews before settling on a diet plan.”

Read M.D. Diet Review’s full informational article explaining how Nutrisystem works at http://mddietreview.com/nutrisystem.

About M.D. Diet Review

M.D. Diet Review is a physician-directed weight loss and wellness review initiative. In a weight loss market crowded with gimmicky diet plans and supplements, M.D. Diet Review provides a safe reliable option for adults looking to get serious about shedding pounds. While each prepared food delivery plan can vary in length, intensity, and structure, the website’s recommended programs meet two important criteria: They offer an evidence-based treatment plan, meaning the methods are backed by solid clinical research. M.D. Diet Review’s writers are closely supervised by M.D.s and other medical professionals, ensuring quality and reliability of the information on the site.

Learn more about M.D. Diet Review at http://mddietreview.com

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The workout diet: What to eat before, during and after exercise – and why you should NEVER drink sports drinks

It’s something that plagues us all: how to eat around your workout. 

You want enough fuel to last, but you don’t want to be full. 

You want to earn that post-burn treat, but you don’t want to ruin your efforts. 

And then there’s the issue of a mid-workout snack. 

Eating the right types of foods before a sweat session can help you perform at your prime level as much as a post-workout meal can help you recover. 

Here, registered dietitian Adena Neglia, of Brown and Medina Nutrition, gives her tips on how to best re-hydrate, refuel and replenish your body.

What you eat before and after a workout can affect your performance and recovery, says registered dietitian Adena Neglia

1. WHEN TO EAT BEFORE

Most importantly, Neglia says: do not exercise on an empty stomach. 

Whether it’s your breakfast before your morning workout, or an afternoon or evening snack, it’s important to try to eat at least something small and not exercise on a empty stomach. 

You should eat a fuel-boosting snack ahead of time – but wait at least 30 minutes before starting your workout to digest. 

‘If you can handle at least a snack, something like a rice cake, it will give you a more intense workout and replenish your body’s energy storage,’ Neglia said.

‘You might not be performing to your optimal energy levels [on an empty stomach].’

That said, she added, if you can’t face food or you’re still sated from a previous meal, you’ll be ok.

‘I wouldn’t recommend forcing food on yourself. And if it’s only been two to three hours since you’ve last eaten, you’re probably fine.’ 

2. WHAT TO EAT BEFORE 

Oatmeal with berries and some nuts, or nut better, is a great pre-workout meal, says Neglia

Carbohydrates are essential to eat before a workout, along with a good quality protein, Neglia says.

Some options include oatmeal with berries and some peanut butter, a fruit such as an apple or banana with a thin layer of nut butter, or some yogurt with muesli.  

Since the mid-1930s, dietary carbohydrates have been known to enhance performance, particularly during prolonged exercise.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that if you eat 2,000 calories a day, aim to consume between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates. 

One thing Neglia definitely recommends to avoid is having an energy powder pre-workout. Many of them are not regulated by the FDA.

She said: ‘I really believe that your energy can come from your food. People who’ve had these powders have reported experiencing rapid heartbeats, which is not good.’

If you’re feeling like you need an energy boost, Neglia says better to drink a cup of coffee. 

3. CAN YOU EAT DURING?

One of the most important things you can be doing during a workout is to drink plenty of fluids, Neglia says.

‘If you’re a recreational athlete, you most likely don’t need to be eating or drinking anything else besides water during a workout,’ she said.

If you’re a professional athlete, or working out for more than an hour, then you may want some fuel during your session.

Unless you’re an elite athlete, you likely don’t need to do much beyond making drinking water, Neglia says

Neglia says things that are easily digestible are what you should be focusing on.

She said: ‘Things like dry fruits or trail mix can be very beneficial, even a gel that you can squeeze into your mouth.’

But one thing none of us should be drinking – especially if you’re not an athlete – is a sports drink.

Neglia said: ‘It’s not necessary, you’re just adding extra calories. Just stick with water and, if you want, you can infuse it with some fruit like oranges.’

4. WHAT TO EAT AFTER

People often think that you have to get a protein intake immediately post-workout.

However, Neglia insists we don’t have to rush; you will still reap the benefits if you get it within the first hour.

A mix of carbohydrates and protein is vital for a post-workout meal. The carbohydrates help to replenish energy and the protein helps repair muscle tears.

One example Neglia offers is a lean protein – such as chicken or fish – with brown rice or sweet potatoes (one fist-sized amount for women and two for men), and some vegetables.

‘I would always recommend having vegetables post-workout because the anti-oxidants and nutrients will help with recovery,’ she said.

Neglia recommends a lean protein, like fish or chicken, with brown rice and vegetables for a post-workout meal

If you’re just looking for a snack, yogurt and hard-boiled eggs are a good option, Neglia said. 

Other options include a glass of low fat or two percent chocolate milk. But with dairy products, best to make a snack out of them than a meal so as to not chow down on too many saturated fats.

Neglia also recommends being wary of protein shakes.

She said: ‘If it’s something convenient to have on the way to work, that’s fine. Or one scoop in your water isn’t bad. But if you’re getting it on-the-go, make sure you know what’s going in there.

‘There might be too many servings of fruit or multiple scoops of nut butter. You can have it but not having a protein shake is not going to make you lose muscle.’ 

As for protein bars, she says it’s important to check the ingredient list.

‘Some are just glorified candy bars, but I understand if you’re running around and you need something quick and on-the-go. It can be helpful,’ Neglia said.

‘But don’t make a meal out of your bar, just have it as snack – ideally under 200 calories. And check to make sure that there’s not too many ingredients you can’t pronounce.’

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Weight Loss Wonder: OSF’s diet program gains national recognition for its success

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now a nationally recognized program at a local hospital is fighting those numbers, helping hundreds of Stateliners lose the weight and keep it off.

“I wanted to lose 80 pounds. And how’s that been going so far? Well I lost 110.”

It’s a new year and a new Randy Hoglund.

“I have more energy,” he says. “I just feel great.”

He says he’s changing his life thanks to a diet plan at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. While this isn’t the first time Hoglund’s tried to lose weight, this is the first time he says it’s worked.

“I lost 65 pounds, but I didn’t stick with it because I didn’t have any accountability,” he says. “Not only did I put back on that 65, I put on another 40.”

That was until his wife told him about OSF HMR’s program.

“HMR stands for Health Management Resources,” says OSF Weight Management Coordinator Adam Schafer. “We focus on the long-term weight management rather than the short-term.”

Schafer says HMR is a meal replacement program that works because medical professionals help participants every step of the way.

“They’re on a meal replacement program for 13 weeks, ” says Schafer. “The meal replacements are meant to jump start their weight loss. It gives them no decisions, they just do the meal replacement, they lose the weight.”

The HMR program has two phases. During phase one patients eat these meals, shakes and bars at least once a day. The second phase uses group meetings and individual sessions to keep patients on track.

“That’s not only for for accountability but for the education and learning how to do the program,” says Schafer. “Next we do midweek phone calls. That’s an extra accountability figure. It’s a time we can work with you one on one instead of a group setting.”

Hoglund says the two steps are the reason when he steps on the scale, he sees results.

Participants also attend class every week. During class, weight management coordinators teach participants lifestyle changes and meal substitutions.

“Once a week we come to class and it’s a lot easier to go out to eat and say listen instead of having dessert, I’ll stick with this,” says Hoglund. “Or instead of having this, I’ll go with a more lighter option.”

Losing the weight has opened other doors for Hoglund, allowing him to have a knee surgery and spend more time with his four grand kids.

“All around, I feel much better.”

He feels the HMR program has allowed him to take the weight off and keep it off, teaching him to live a healthy life, and set goals: like losing another 15 to 20 pounds in the next three months.

The average weight loss during the first three months of the program is 35 pounds for women and 40 pounds for me according to OSF.

To learn more about the HMR program or to sign up, click the link on the right under “Related Links.”

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Healthy choice: Incorporate Kohlrabi into your diet

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Eating healthy doesn’t mean fancy meals or long preparations, all it takes is making the right choices. An easy way to start eating healthy is incorporating Kohlrabi into your diet. Kohlrabi is high in fiber and Vitamin C. All parts of the veggie is edible, including the leaves.

Local Bariatric Surgeon, Duc Vuong suggests an easy ways to prepare Kohlrabi is to sauté it with a little olive oil and red pepper and the bulbs will store for weeks.

For the kids, this vegetable can be cut up an eaten raw, just like apples. Adding them in salads and soups makes them a great substitute for potatoes.

For more information, visit Dr. V’s on Facebook.

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Can Eating Whole Grains Help You Lose Weight?

Sorry, white bread fans, but you might need to hop on the whole grains train after reading this.

A new study by researchers at Tufts University that was published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compares how eating whole grains compared to refined grains effects can affect weight management for men and postmenopausal women. The study begins by explaining that though it’s generally recommended that people eat more whole grains than refined grains, the link between how eating whole grains helps adults to manage their weight hasn’t been totally clarified. Given that the obesity epidemic is, well, an epidemic, Tufts researchers performed this study to find out if replacing refined grains could help with weight management.

The study involved two groups of 81 men and postmenopausal women. While both groups were fed similar diets intended to maintain each participant’s current weight, one group was fed more whole grains while the comparison group was fed refined grains with less fiber content. After six weeks on these diets, the researchers found that the whole grains group had an increase in their resting metabolic rate (i.e. how much energy your body burns at rest) as well as an increase in stool weight and energy content (i.e. how many calories end up in the toilet). Altogether, researchers found that these differences contributed to the whole grains group losing or burning 92 more calories each day than the group that had eaten refined grains.

While we’ve known for a while that eating whole grains is generally better for you than eating refined grains, this Tufts study provided all the food that the participants ate over the course of the six-week study. This level of control over the study—and the fact that it was a parallel-arm trial—allowed the researchers to more clearly see the difference that the two types of grains can have on your metabolism.

This is pretty great news if you love whole grains—who wouldn’t want to lose about 100 calories a day from switching out their cereals and sandwich breads for whole grain versions? Susan Roberts, a senior author on the study who is the director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts University, says that they incorporated whole grains into the study group’s diets primarily with whole grain bread, whole grain cereals, and brown rice.  But one thing to keep in mind before you start filling your grocery cart with “whole grain” products is labels can be misleading. While you may have good intentions in mind, make sure you’re getting real whole grains in your diet by reading the ingredient list, not just the front of the package.

“A good rule of thumb is to look at the ingredient list, not the Nutrition Facts. You are looking for products that don’t have anything like enriched flour, sugar, etc.,” says Roberts. “[You want] just whole grain flour, wheat flakes, brown rice, natural ingredients, not refined and white ones.”

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Great for…Spring Green’’s Botanical Superfood Radiance Programme promises to leave you feeling more hydrated, lighter and brighter. None of the food contains cow dairy or wheat and the recipes are low in sugar, yet designed to taste great. And it’s certainly true that if you’re looking for healthy, filling food with zero effort this package is for you. Things got off to a winning start for me when lunch arrived on day 1: a courgetti bowl with broccoli, pomegranate, sprouted grains and – unheard of for something that’s so low fat – a creamy, delicious tahini dressing.  

Hunger factor: There are three meal plans to choose from – 100% Vegan, Light Protein and Active Protein – but as I went for the latter, I never felt really hungry. From grilled salmon at lunch to toasted cashews added to a vegetable stew for supper, each meal is packed with healthy protein. Saying that, it’s certainly true that the regular snacks that come as part of the programme were welcome. The boosting berry and nut mix sprinkled with superfood berry powder was a particular highlight.

Flavour ranking: It feels like Spring Green have really prioritised flavour when planning these meals. I got a little addicted to the Morning Love + Beauty Tonic – a hibiscus and berry infused filtered water, which you’re supposed to drink each morning to kick start your system. Unlike some meal plans I’ve tried none of these felt dry or basic. I’d put that down to the above-and-beyond ingredients; like a lime dip with kale summer rolls for lunch or hummus-drenched roasted aubergine.

Weight loss: Sounding too good to be true so far? Well, perhaps my weight loss would prove that. I barely lost 2 pounds – but I was only doing this over three days, so you might well have better success over a longer period, if you are looking for quick weight loss.

Skin boosting: Not something I massively noticed. But again, perhaps I didn’t test these for long enough in that respect.

Energy levels: Excellent. Thanks to the nut-based super snacks in between substantial meals I never felt that post sugar/lunch slump that’s so familiar to anyone who eats at least two meals a day at their desk.

Logistical ease: Everything you need delivered to your desk daily? What could be easier?!

Difficulty rating: The evening meal heats in three minutes in a microwave but that’s literally the most effort you have to put in – for some delicious food that also happens to be healthy.

From £36 per day for one person. Tested by Hattie Brett

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