Tag: diet

Defying Disease & Aging


Defy Disease & Aging With this…

Or Treat Disease & Aging With This…

The Choice Is Yours… What’s In Your Basket?  Take a hard look at the food you have eaten in the past week.  Would you say there is good nutritional value in it?  If you are like the typical American family, then it is quite likely that there was little to none.

Processed food, fast food, sweet or salty snacks all have one thing in common, they are toxic to our systems, making us sick, fat and un-energetic.

When is the last time you ate fresh fruit and vegetables?  Here are some tips to help you incorporate better eating into your lifestyle.

  • Keep fresh fruits & veggies, washed, cut up & ready to eat, in a clear container in the fridge on an eye level shelf.
  •  When raw veggies are past prime to eat fresh, puree and freeze to later add to soups or smoothies.
  • Hide all kinds of vegetables as pureed in soup to ensure picky eaters or children get proper nutrition.
  • Eat by color!  Typically, the darker, deeper, richer colored vegetables pack the most nutrients.  Try to eat several different colors per day.
  • Try new Foods.
  • Buy organic when possible.
  • Pack your lunch for school/work; If you must eat out, try a veggie packed subway wrap or salad.
  • Be prepared and plan your meals.
  • Experiment with 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Vegetable Smoothies.
  • Eat soup!  Soup is one dish that retains all the nutrition during cooking.

If you eat wrong, no doctor can fix you, but if you eat right, no doctor is needed.

ANDI Score – The Healthiest Foods

Now there is a way to calculate which fruits and veggies are the most nutrient dense.  ANDI stands for “Aggregate Nutrient Density Index.” An ANDI score shows the nutrient density of a food on a scale from 1 to 1000 based on nutrient content.  A value of 1000 being the most nutritious per calorie, and 1 being the least.  ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micro-nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities.

Start looking for ANDI scores at participating grocers.

Muscle Vs. Fat

Muscle Vs. Fat – The Benefits of Building Lean Muscle

If you have recently started working out, and the scale isn’t budging, or even worse, it keeps going up, but your clothes are fitting better and you are feeling smaller, don’t be discouraged.

The scale is just one tool used to measure your weight loss progress.  A greater indicator is the way your body is changing and how your clothes are fitting. Before you toss the scale out the window there is a bit of critical information you must learn about Fat vs. Muscle.

Did you know that even though 5 lbs of muscle and 5 lbs of fat weigh the same, if you put them on the scale together fat takes up so much more mass then the same weight in muscle? This photo shows a clear picture of the difference in their mass.  Sometimes your weight may not adjust much but when you replace fat with muscle you will be so much smaller and tighter.

Another benefit of building lean muscle is the amount of resources (calories) it consumes to maintain.  Your body really does burn more calories maintaining muscle than it does maintaining fat.  Which means that building muscle increases your metabolism.

Let’s Be Friends ‘Cause Friends Get Free Stuff

Let’s be Friends ‘Cause Friends Get Free Stuff

Are you connected with us on Facebook?  You can find weekly contests for prizes, weight loss tips & helps, quick healthy recipes, encouragement and more on our Facebook page.  It is simple to join in our “what inspires you” contest; simply send us a picture of what inspires you. You may be our next lucky winner!  To connect with us on Facebook,  click the “like” us on Facebook icon above.

Corporate Wellness Program – Good For Employer and Employee Alike

Did you know that we have a corporate wellness program that provides discounted rates for weight loss products & services?

A company of healthy people is a healthy company!

Healthy employees are happy employees, and happy employees are some of the most valuable assets a business can have. Happy employees work harder, skip work less, and pass on their positivity to your customers and clients. Healthy employees will use fewer sick days and cause fewer insurance costs, and a group of healthy, happy people can create an environment where you, your co-workers, employees, and your customers can all look forward to seeing one another.

This is why LetsLose provides corporate wellness opportunities to businesses who want to invest in employee health! LetsLose partners with individual offices as well as whole companies that are ready to make a change for the better. We make team weight loss simple by providing successful programs and an encouraging, expert staff of specialists and physicians committed to seeing your workforce become active, vibrant, and happy. This is a great opportunity to build team spirit at your office while investing in a better, healthier lifestyle.

The following are a few of the companies that participate in our corporate wellness program:

  • Hyundai
  • Rheem
  • BF Goodrich
  • Plastipak
  • International Paper
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Public Officials
  • U.S. Military
  • State of Alabama
  • Educators

Don’t see your place of employement listed?  We want to partner with you!  Call Anita Fitch, Director of Corporate Wellness (334) 285-6050 or email at afitch@letslose.com

Facebook Freebies. You’re Gonna “LIKE” it.

FACEBOOK Freebies!! You’re Gonna “LIKE” It!

If you haven’t checked out our Facebook yet, now is a good time to make the CLICK! Starting this month, we will be offering FREEBIES, PRIZES, and DISCOUNTS at various times for your comments, advice and tips.

We LOVE your feedback, and you may be helping someone else in the process. Your weight loss success is the reason our company continues to grow. Thank you for allowing us to take part in reaching your GOAL!

You can share the LOVE and the LIKES, by helping us reach our

Facebook GOAL of 500 LIKES

by Midnight, October 15!!

Game Day Score! Skinny Guaca – Salsa


  • 2 Ripe Avacados, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 Large Tomatos, diced
  • 1/4 c. Chopped Red Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Large Lime, juice only
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss well and maintain chunky consistency. Serve with Whole Wheat or Baked Pita Chips for an even healthier option.

You Did It! Successful Weight Loss

You Did It!!!

If you are one of our MANY successful weight loss patients, we want to hear from YOU!

Please send us your testimony so that we may inspire other’s and of course… REWARD YOU!

Just ask an employee for information, or you can submit your story to the following email:  agibson@letslose.com

Trying to Lose Weight? The Importance of Portion Control

The IMPORTANCE of Portion Control

A simple change can create BIG results. Portion control can be a key part in your weight loss journey. Start by making a more conscience decision about the food you are putting on your plate. Avoid the misery of overstuffing and give your body the chance to tell you when it’s full.

The most important factor is creating new habits that will last a lifetime and support a HAPPY, HEALTHY YOU!!

Crossing The Dreaded Weight Loss PLATEAU

Crossing The Dreaded Weight Loss PLATEAU!

Unfortunately, even the most diligent dieter can hit a roadblock! A weight loss plateau occurs when you stop losing weight despite continuing your normal exercise and low calorie eating habits.

In the beginning, you’re losing weight and everything is GREAT! Some of the weight loss you have been experiencing comes from water. When you consume fewer calories, your body will get it’s energy by releasing glycogen, which in turn will result in shedding extra water weight.

In addition to shedding excess water, when you lose weight, you lose fat and LEAN TISSUE. The loss of this lean tissue can slow down your metabolism, so eventually your weight loss efforts are back in sync with your metabolism.

So how do you get past this PLATEAU? The answer is to increase your activity and lower your calorie intake. Try cutting back 150 to 200 calories per day, but careful not to dip below the 1200 calorie mark.

Also, try changing up your exercise routine. Variety can help to reinvigorate a stale workout and help you get out of the weight loss rut.

Remember, what matters most is how you feel. You have to appreciate the skin your in, and above all know that you are BEAUTIFUL AT ANY SIZE!