Too many fast releasing carbohydrates lead to weight gain
Traditionally we were taught that carbohydrates should provide our body with its primary supply of energy. However, many people have confused fast releasing carbohydrates (pasta, cakes) and slow releasing carbohydrates (whole grains, vegetables) eating too many of the former-the tempting, convenient, tasty variety! Most of us lead sedentary lives, so any excess energy from carbohydrate-rich food) is stored as fat.
Cereals and toast for breakfast, jacket potato for lunch,
pasta for dinner and rice cakes and biscuits for snacks?!
Optimize your protein intake in your diet and lose weight!
- 1. Eat regular meals spaced throughout the day
- 2. Choose slow releasing carbohydrates foods
- 3. Increase your intake of live foods (fresh fruit and vegetables)
- 4. Identify your body's protein needs and consume
- the amount you need
How much protein do I need?
Women need 100g of protein in diet per day
Men need 150g protein in diet per day
Contact us for a personalised programme
How can Herbal Vitality help me?
If you tried to get all the protein you need from foods such as meats, you would
consume too many calories, because these protein rich foods come with extra fat calories.
Protein-enriched Meal Replacement Shakes, Protein Supplement Powder and High Protein Low Carbohydrate snack products, contain protein sources which are easily absorbed and assimilated, and which allow you to reach your body's protein requirements without those unwanted calories.
Easy and convenient to follow the programme, so will fit into a busy
lifestyle. For example, easy to take a shake for breakfast (in milk or
juice or yoghurt) to help balance blood sugar levels, rather than skip breakfast
altogether. Its fast food for smart people!
How do I include protein in my daily diet?
If your target is 100g of protein per day, here's an example of how you can consume 100g every day
shake (18.9 g) + 2 tablespoons Protein Supplement Powder(10g )= 28.9g
||Formula 1 shake
(18.9g)+2 tablespoons Protein Supplement Powder (10g)= 28.95 g
||Protein Bar(10g) or
Soy Nuts (11grammes)
||3oz/85g of lean chicken (30g)
||Note: Adding one to three level tablespoons of protein supplement powder to your meal replacement shakes can add up to 15g of high quality protein
And for those concerned about Cholesterol levels? The inclusion
of at least 25g Soya protein per day as part a diet low in saturated fats can help reduce blood cholesterol. Two
shakes provide 17.8 g of soya protein(71% of the suggested intake of 25 g). An additional 7.2 grams may be obtained from other foods, such as soy plus a serving of
Soy nuts( 10.6 g soya
protein per 90g serving or
Protein supplement powder
(4.5g soya protein/6g serving) can provide over 25g of soya protein.
Protein comes in the form of meat, soy products, cheese and dairy products. However, most of these are in the form of animal proteins, which add greatly to the bad cholesterol in our bodies. Therefore we
need to look for high quality proteins, in our diet, from non-animal sources.