The month of March is upon us and that means that, once again, it’s National Nutrition Month! This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has chosen the theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. And what better way to enjoy the taste of healthy eating than with Isagenix®? From delicious, protein-packed meal replacement options to all the snacks and indulgences in between, Isagenix can fit into any lifestyle to encourage health and keep taste buds satisfied.
It starts with healthy meals. Achieving perfect nutrition and good taste in each and every meal can be a hard thing to do sans a degree in nutrition and chef’s expertise, especially if the goal is weight loss. This is why having meal replacement options that provide fool-proof nutrition are an important part of any healthy eating or weight loss toolbox. With IsaLean® Shake and IsaLean® Pro meal replacement options that’s exactly what you get—fool-proof nutrition. Packed with 24 or 36 grams of protein, respectively, these meals provide maximum nutrition in a minimum amount of calories, and will keep you feeling full (1). Moreover, the whey protein in Isagenix meal replacement options is supported by research showing superiority to other proteins for maintaining and building muscle (2).
Aside from superior protein in the right amounts, meals with Isagenix can satisfy any taste bud preference. Whether it’s sweet and creamy, something a little less sweet, or something savory that’s preferred, IsaLean and IsaLean Pro meal replacement options cover all the bases. Enjoy the Creamy Dutch Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Natural Berry Harvest flavors cold, or the warm flavor options that include Black Sesame Shake, Butternut Squash Soup, or Wild Mushroom Soup.
Healthy snacks are a must. Snack time isn’t just for grade school anymore—everyone is doing it. According to data from the USDA, almost a quarter of the average adults’ calorie intake comes from snacking, while for kids it’s closer to 30 percent of daily calories with an average of three snacks each day (3, 4). The unfortunate reality is that most snacks tend to be laden with calories, the majority coming from refined sugar and saturated fat.
Instead of letting snacks sabotage weight loss, choose ones you can feel good about both for taste and health. Isagenix offers a variety of snacks that, again, satisfy all taste preferences and help curb hunger. Both fiber and protein are known to delay hunger and keep you feeling full, and both are the basis for Isagenix snack options. SlimCakes® provide 5 grams of fiber, while FiberSnacks!™ contain a balance of 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. For something savory, Barbeque Whey Thins or Sour Cream & Chive Whey Thins are the best option and have 10 grams of protein. The best part is that all these snacks come in under 150 calories per serving.
When something decadent is desired, there’s IsaDelight Plus™ Milk or Dark Chocolates, which are only 60 calories per serving. These guilt-free chocolate squares are also infused with green tea extract for an extra antioxidant boost.
Indulging still needs to be had. Healthy eating should be the mainstay of any healthy lifestyle, but it’s also healthy to indulge sometimes. A celebratory dinner, a friend’s wedding or birthday, the holidays… these are all occasions that should not be missed because of crazy diet rules. Instead, go ahead and indulge (not too much), but follow up by performing Isagenix Cleanse Days. Based on the principles of intermittent fasting, Cleanse Days can be helpful tools for getting right back on the weight-loss track. Studies have shown intermittent fasting—taking a day or two to abstain from eating—can be just as effective for weight loss as simply dieting through daily restriction of calories (5). There’s no reason to feel bad about indulging a little when you know you have Cleanse Days, and Shake Days, to fall back on.
There can indeed be a balance between healthy eating and tasty foods. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. With Isagenix, healthy and enjoyment can go hand in hand. And, on the occasion when indulging is the preference over healthy eating, an Isagenix system has the tools to keep you on a healthy path. It really is the best of both healthy and tasty worlds. Happy National Nutrition Month!
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- Varady KA, Allister CA, Roohk DJ, Hellerstein MK. Improvements in body fat distribution and circulating adiponectin by alternate-day fasting versus calorie restriction. J Nutr Biochem 2010;21:188-95.