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Easy Meal Replacement Bars Fit The Bill For Travelers

meal replacement barsGreen tea and dark chocolate are two food properties that offer healthful benefits. So, it would make sense that Smart for Life would get smart and add to their cookies and soup offerings, and formulate meal replacement bars packed with protein- keeping green tea and chocolate in mind.

In the past, you’d have to order Smart for Life products online, but today, you can find their newest protein bars in your local supermarket, right next to Slim Fast and South Beach products! I’ve tasted both bars offered: green tea and chocolate — both are delicious!

Especially now — with summer around the corner and every one ready to get their beach bodies ready, these all natural, gluten-free protein bars are healthy and nutritious for the entire family. Perfect for those pre/post workouts and airplane flights to your next destination, these bars pack in 18 grams of protein each and are delicious!

Get Your Meal Replacement Bars From SmartforLife!

These delicious, crispy concoctions may be purchased at Hannaford stores and Shaw’s markets, or purchase online:

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Read more at http://www.examiner.com/city-guide-in-boston/easy-meal-replacement-bars-fit-the-bill-for-travelers-review

FDA Considers Warning On Artificially Dyed Foods

Reporting Natalia Zea

MIAMI (CBS4) – Most people don’t read the entire nutrition labels on what they buy. If they did, they might be surprised to see how much of our artificially dyed foods to make it look better.

Blue #1,Yellow #5- it’s all there if you check the label, and it sounds more like a chemistry equation than an ingredients list.

But most of us take home foods containing artificial dyes.

You’ve probably figured out that the fluorescent orange of Cheetos isn’t exactly natural, and something as healthy as juice can have artificial dye, such as yellow #5.

Artificially Dyed Foods Could Get FDA Warnings

Now an FDA panel is considering putting warning labels on some foods with fake color, after studies linked the dyes to hyperactivity and health concerns in kids.

“Would you put gasoline into your children’s body? I mean petroleum that’s where this food coloringArtificially dyed foods comes from, it comes from petroleum products, “weight loss and nutrition doctor with the “Smart For Life” Center,

Dr. Sasson Moulavi told CBS4’s Natalia Zea. Dr. Moulavi has advocated against artificial dyes for years.

“I think it has an effect on everybody, so I would really like to see artificial coloring banned completely,” he said.

Food makers argue the science isn’t proven, and the FDA has long said the dyes are safe.

But parents and grandparents Zea spoke with aren’t taking chances.

“I don’t think the food coloring is good at all,” said grandmother Ilana Levy.

And some say a warning would help them understand that what they think is good for them may not be.

“That would catch my attention,” said Franchelis Rodriguez It’s up to the FDA to decide on the label, and up to you to decide what you want to buy for your family.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/03/30/fda-considers-warning-labels-on-artificially-dyed-food/

Water Contamination

Environmental Toxicants water contaminationIn a previous blog I explained many of the benefits Smart for Life® provides that other diets do not.  One of those benefits is that we use triple filtered water because most municipal water systems frequently have water contamination in them and sometimes more.

It seems water contamination is in the news every day.  A recent research study shows that an estimated one in 10 Americans have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals.

Because most water pollutants have no scent or taste, many people do not realize they are consuming these chemicals, even after they become sick.

This is why we only use triple filtered water.  We continue to emphasize that the Smart for Life program is based on sound scientific facts and water contamination is one area that has been studied consistently.

The research study also reported that “because it is difficult to determine what causes diseases like cancer, it is impossible to know how many illnesses are the result of water pollution, or contaminants’ role in the health problems of specific individuals”.

That is why Smart for Life provides clients with support and expert guidance because we know that working together with a doctor will help you achieve results faster and with more success.  If you have any health conditions or medications that require close attention, our Smart for Life staff and Medical Director are available to you.

Do You Have Water Contamination At Home?

You can also check your home’s water as well.  To start, check your water utility’s “Consumer Confidence Report,” which it must mail to you each year before July 1 by law.  The report details where your drinking water comes from, what contaminants have been found in it and how contaminant levels compare to national standards.  You can also call your utility and ask for a copy, or visit http://www.epa.gov/safewater to see if it’s online

The Smart for Life team will continue to go above and beyond the usual requirements to provide a safe and effective program that ensures your short and long term success.  Triple filtered water is just one more beneficial step we add to your weight loss journey.

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Sugary Drinks Linked to Diabetes

Consumption of at least 1 sugary drinks per day is significantly associated with the development of diabetes, according to a report by Vasanti S. Malik, ScD and his colleagues with the Harvard School of Public Heath, as reported in Diabetes Care.

Sugar-sweetened beverages were defined as soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy and vitamin water, sweetened iced tea, punch, cordials, squashes and lemonade.  Not included were 100% fruit juices without added sweeteners.

Dr. Malik notes that although consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks has been associated with weight gain, their role in the development of diabetes has not been reviewed.  According to Dr. Malik and the researchers, the high content of rapidly absorbable carbohydrates in sugar-sweetened drinks may increase risk of diabetes not only through obesity, but also by increasing glycemic load, leading to insulin resistance and inflammation.

How About One Sugary Drink?

One single extra sugary drink has about 200 calories.  That is equivalent to a 20 pound weight gain per year.

This study further supports my reasons to stay away from sugar-sweetened beverages and switch to healthy alternatives, such as water. Get started with SmartforLife® today and lose weight fast.

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MotherTalk Product Review of SmartforLife®

Many of us constantly strive to reach our “ideal” weights, while navigating soccer carpools, business trips and bedtime stories often get in the way of our achieving results. Healthy eating on the go and exercising suffer when schedules become busier, and sorting through the plethora of products and services in the market proves an overwhelming, time-consuming effort in itself.  Now with the help of innovative products from  Smart for Life, we may finally achieve those ever-elusive weight loss goals.

The SmartforLife cookie diet bars are infused with a special HeroFiber and heart-healthy vitamins, works naturally to suppress your appetite. The soluble dietary fiber helps maintain normal levels of cholesterol, glucose and insulin and promotes slower absorption so we feel fuller longer.

Smart for Life Cookies offer great snacking on the go, containing necessary nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids and HeroFiber, with zero trans fat and making you feel fuller quicker. Adopting a new 7-meals-per-day schedule featuring 6 cookies plus a balanced dinner allows your body to maintain steady blood sugar and glucose levels, and to burn more fat for a longer portion of the day. For variety, Smart for Life also offers soups, shakes and bagels.
You can learn more about the Smart for Life products, developed by physician Dr. Sasson Moulavi, at www.smartforlife.com.

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Here’s what MotherTalk reviewers are saying about Smart for Life:

Motherhood Moment says: “The concept of Smart for Life is simple: eat cookies and lose weight. They are specially formulated cookies that are high protein and fiber to keep you feeling full. The products are all natural and are made with 60% organic ingredients.”

OTC Soukii says: “My result: I lost 5 pounds the week I tried the products and included 4 workouts at my gym.”

kirida reviews says: “The cupcakes were very tasty and much bigger than I had imagined. They were little cups that had a warm and rich taste. Often cupcakes are more flighty, tasty but without the substance that keeps me hungry for more. They were filling and sweet, a perfect way to introduce anyone to this diet.”

The Plus Size Mommy says: “I can DEFINITELY say that in my experience I have noticed my need to eat has been a lot less. Also, I can say in my experience this past week I have lost 4 pounds!”

Hip Mama’s Place says: “I have trouble controlling my eating these days and underWAY supplement drinks could be my answer to naturally suppress my appetite! And, it’s really a thirst quencher too. I love the Acai-Pomegranate flavor the best!”

Dagmar’s momsense says: “The drinks work to naturally suppress your appetite, and I have to say that I was skeptic but they did seem to curb my appetite and I liked the flavors.”

Life is like champagne… says: “I tried the Grape and the Acaci-Pomegranate drinks and both flavors were refreshing and did not have that sweet after taste that you often get with supplement drinks.  My favorite was the Acaci-Pomegranate as it was light, and a nice flavor.  I was surprised how it did make me feel full for a long time.”

Dragonflies ‘n Daydreams says: “I fell in LOVE with the Chocolate Mountain Cupcakes. Can you spell Y-U-M-M-Y? Oh just thinking about them make me wanna go in there and eat one. ”

KatyShops says: “Conclusion – these are a great way for a busy person to keep their diet in check.  They do all of the thinking for you – you just eat.”

Fictionary says: “What’s more, its unique ingredients stimulate your stomach, telling your brain you’ve consumed more calories that you really have which, with underWAY, is almost zero!”

Mommy’s Must Haves says: “All of these products are designed to work together, with the solid foods being interchangeable in the diet to provide some variety.”

1stopmom says:  “They are made to satisfy your hunger while helping you gain control over your cravings throughout the day. They did that for me.  Six cookies come in a package that you eat every two hours or when you feel hungry. I am a big snack person so this is perfect for me. Just remember to warm them up in the microwave.”

MommyMandy says: “I do like the idea of the products have a normal lever of glucose and insulin because I know how important it is to not consume too much because your body can’t handle too much glucose and insulin.”

Everyday Linasea says: “One of the great things about the cookies and the cupcakes is that they’re very portable. I threw a few in a baggie, stuck them in my purse and ran off to gymnastics and swimming lessons. Kept me away from the snack bar!”

Lille Pumkin’ Reviews says: “My favorite is the carrot muffin — they were like a tiny carrot cake.  A little dry right out of the package, the directions recommend that you microwave it for a few seconds for the best flavor, and I agree.  With 10 seconds in the micro, they came out soft, warm, and the frosting very gooey.  These were delish!”

Gloria’s Place says: “The Acai-Pomegranate drinks were absolutely delicious. So were the Smart For Life chocolate chip cookies. I really enjoyed eating these for a late night snack and having one between each meal or instead of a meal.”

The Champagne Living says: “…if you tend to overeat from hunger, these can be a great way to help lose those extra pounds.”

Musings from Me says: “We liked that the products were packaged in small packs. The size of the package was small enough for me to eat in 2 days or the whole family to eat in one sitting.”

Watch Us Grow! says: “Now, I didn’t follow the cookie diet program. But guess what? I still lost 2 lbs over the course of time I was testing these products! Made me wonder what would happen if I really did stick to the diet.”

Mom of 2 Dancers Reviews says: “I took one to drink on the way to working at a Tigers baseball game yesterday.  If the games are busy, it is really hard to find the time to take a break to eat something.  Since we are near food at all times, it is really hard not to want to eat!  The Underway drink totally took away my hunger.  It was pretty cool!  I also tend to get hungry around 10 or 11 at night.  I’m more of a night person, but have heard eating late is bad for you.  The Underway takes away those night cravings!  This product is really cool.”

Dana Reviews says: “My husband tried the Momma’s Chicken Noodle soup and loved it! He said it was the best “diet” soup he’d ever tasted. And the Smart Bagels are so darn good. I wish I had two packages of those!”

ECing and Attachment Parenting says: “My favorite of all of them were the chocolate chip cookies.  They were soft, and when eat them and drank one of the under-WAY waters at the same time, they were not only edible, but pretty yummy.”

Homeschool Parent says: “I have never found “diet food” to be particularly yummy, but so far everything I’ve tasted has been super yummy!  I especially liked the shakes and the carrot sunshine cupcakes.”

The Parents with Style says: “Easy for a busy bee who feels they don’t have time to make healthy food from scratch. While I was taste testing all of these foods, I figured that they would all taste like cardboard. Well, I was wrong they actually had a nice flavor and were easy to eat.”

Cuddle Cottage says: “Before you start feeling awful for me and my endless cycle of failed diets, let me tell you about a breakthrough in this sad cycle. I’ve shed a several pounds over the last week and a half! I am so excited! My will power cannot take all (actually any) of the credit. I have had help in the form of some great products from underWAY and Smart for Life.”

Another Reason To Keep Your Kids Away From Soda

keep your kids away from sodaYou’ve heard me talk about it before but there is yet again another study that shows how bad soda is for your kids and that you need to keep your kids away from soda.

Besides adding to childhood obesity, a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics shows 75% of children aged 5 to 12 consume caffeine and it may be keeping them up at one night.  And what is the primary source of their caffeine?  You guessed it – soda.  And the more caffeine the children had, the less they slept.

“I would suggest that parents simply be prudent and regulate the amount of caffeine their children consume,” says study author William J. Warzak, PhD, a professor of psychology in the department of pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical in Omaha. “They will not be the worse for wear if their caffeine consumption is restricted,” he says. The caffeine in the children’s diet came mainly from soft drinks.

So what is a moderate amount of caffeine in a 5-year-old or 10-year-old? “I don’t think we know the answer to that question,” he says.

“Most of the research into the health effects of caffeine has been with adults [and] there really is very little pertaining to children,” he says. “The FDA has not established recommended amounts of caffeine consumption in children, although the Canadian government has issued such guidelines and our respondents indicated that quite a few children push those limits.”

Avram Traum, MD, a pediatric nephrologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, tells WebMD.com that the amount of caffeine children consumed in this and other studies is “shocking, staggering, and disturbing.”

Other Reasons To Keep Your Kids Away From Soda:

The new study looked at how caffeine may affect sleep and bed-wetting, but drinking so much soda may also have an effect on obesity and diseases associated with obesity, including high blood pressure in children, he says.

“There is no reason that school-aged children need caffeine. Period,” he says. The occasional cup of soda on a special occasion is OK, but children should not drink caffeine on a daily basis.

“Sodas are junk food and have no nutritional value,” says Charles Shubin, MD, director of pediatrics at Mercy FamilyCare, a division of Family Health Centers of Baltimore.

Ihuoma U. Eneli, MD, medical director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is surprised at the amount of caffeine that children in the new study took in.

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Racer Wins After Losing 70 Pounds on SmartforLife Cookie Diet

Summer of 2008, Dominic Aubrey of Quebec, Canada, weighed over 300 pounds and could barely fit into his motorcycle racing suit.  In December 2008, Aubrey began the Smart for Life Cookie Diet losing 70 pounds in five months.  This month, Aubrey’s racing season has improved bringing in a 4th place on the first race this year and winning the Class Championship in 2009.

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Smart for Life cookie diet is proud to sponsor Mr. Aubrey during his 2010 Racing Season,” said Dr. Sasson Moulavi, M.D.  “His dedication to improving his weight has also earned him a healthy body, confidence and determination to win.  Many of our clients experience this same transformation and I couldn’t be happier to encourage and support Dominic’s winning season – both on the track and off!”

Aubrey continues to eat the Smart for Life products in order to reach his goal weight. In addition, he incorporates into his day 2-3 appetite suppressing underWAYTM beverages made by Smart for Life’s sister company Better Health Beverage.

“Before losing the weight, I was happy to just finish a race without fainting,” says Aubrey.  “I now perform well thru the whole race weekend and even won my class championship, no doubt due to my new, healthy lifestyle.”

SmartforLife® cookies are made without toxic preservatives, are 60% organic, and include a proprietary Super Fiber blend known as HeroFiber.   HeroFiberTM is also used in a drink its sister company Better Health Beverage launched called underWAY.  Many people use the cookies not just for weight loss but as a healthy meal replacement that is easy, convenient and actually costs less than they currently spend on food.

About SmartforLife Cookie Diet

SmartforLife cookie diet is a comprehensive weight management approach to health and wellness which utilizes natural, hunger-controlling foods to deliver visible results. The company was started by Sasson Moulavi, M.D., “Dr. Sass,” on the principle of improving people’s lives by providing a quick, safe, easy and affordable means of weight control. Smart for Life’s e-commerce program provides an accessible weight-loss management program to consumers across the country.  In addition, the over 30 weight-loss centers each staffed with a medical doctor and provide in-person counsel to consumers supporting the e-commerce program as well as the medical program.  Over the past 7 years, Smart for Life Cookie Diet has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose millions of pounds – improving their health, appearance and happiness.

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Smart for Life® Bakery Awarded Perfect Pest Control Score on Recent Randolph Associates Audit

Orkin perfect pest control scoreDoctors Scientific Organica earns perfect pest control score from Orkin. Doctors Scientific Organica, the commercial baking operation for the trailblazing company Smart for Life®, whose cookie diet products have helped it to become the fastest growing weight management company in America, is proud to announce its recent perfect score awarded from Randolph Associates, an independent auditing company.

Committed to its Gold Medal Protection Partnership with Orkin, the Smart for Life® bakery has achieved a perfect score for remaining pest-free for the last 12 months.  In appreciation for this accomplishment, Orkin will promote its customers that have achieved this recognition with an upcoming advertisement in Food Processing Magazine.  Along with this award, Doctors Scientific Organica meets the rigorous requirements from a variety of certifications including NSF’s Cook & Thurber, audited to the highest standards in the industry.

“Because we are in the food manufacturing business, it is extremely important that our facility do all that it can to remain pest-free,” said Doctors Scientific Organica Food Safety and Compliance Manager.  “Our customers depend on us to provide quality foods with state-of-the-art food safety audits, all day, every day.”

Richard Kayne, COO of Smart for Life and its sister company Better Health Beverage, and one of the principal owners of Filled Bagel Industries which brought us Bagel-Fuls, the number one frozen bagel product in North America, has never experienced a facility earning a perfect score.

Doctors Scientific Organica manufactures the Smart for Life® variety of products including meal replacement cookies, cupcakes, crunch, bagels, soups and more.  Employing a staff of more than 50, the 20,000 sq. ft. plant uses state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing practices to ensure quality control and customer satisfaction when purchasing these revolutionary products.  They also, when available, only use environmentally-friendly certified boxes from sustained forests.

Many people use the Smart for Life® cookies not just for weight loss but as a healthy meal replacement that is easy, convenient and actually costs less than they currently spend on food. Smart for Life® cookies are made without toxic preservatives, are 60% organic, and include a proprietary Super Fiber blend known as HeroFiberTM. HeroFiberTM is also used in underWAYTM, an appetite suppressing beverage manufactured by sister company Better Health Beverage.

Smart for Life Continues to Support Charitable Organizations

Company Sponsors 3rd Unicorn Children’s Foundation Event in Boca Raton, FL.                                                                                                                                                 

Smart for Life Supports Unicorn Children FoundationThe trailblazing company whose Smart for Life cookie diet products have become the fastest growing weight management company in America, and its sister company Better Health Beverage with the new appetite suppressing beverage underWAYTM, are proud to announce its ongoing sponsorship of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, a local charity.  The most recent event, “2nd Annual Denim, Diamonds and Dice Casino” in April raised over $50,000 in donations for Unicorn.  Along with other functions, in December 2008, Smart for Life® was the event’s presenting sponsor of Unicorn’s “The Fabulous You!” which raised over $250,000 at Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is dedicated to assisting children and young adults with developmental, communication and learning disorders through education, awareness, and research.  Over the last decade, there has been a steady and startling increase in the number of children diagnosed with developmental, communication, and learning disorders. Approximately 1 out of every 5 children is impacted by challenges associated with these disorders (i.e., autism and ADHD).

“We feel honored to continue to support such an important and worthy charity in our area,” said Richard Kayne, CEO of Better Health Beverage and Smart for Life®. “Seeing the impact our donations make to the Unicorn Children’s Foundation is not only heartwarming but necessary as the children affected by these disorders increases every year.  We also believe healthy eating and avoiding obesity contributes to overall health and wellness.”

In addition to Unicorn, Smart for Life and Better Health Beverage have also contributed to various other local charities including the March of Dimes Palm Beach Division, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Tour de Broward, Jacob’s Run, Walk & Roll to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Habitat for Humanity, The Young Dancer Foundation of South Florida, Brandon Flowers Youth Sports Camp and many more.

UnderWAY’s key ingredient HeroFiber was developed by Dr. Sasson Moulavi (Dr. Sass), M.D., a Board Certified Bariatric Physician and graduate of University of Toronto and McGill University, who has dedicated his life’s work to finding easily palatable solutions to help Americans curb their hunger. HeroFiber helps to fill the stomach and reduce hunger pains, allowing dieters to consume less.  In addition to all the healthy appetite suppressing fiber in every 16oz. naturally flavored underWAY bottle, the three all-natural flavors – Acai-Pomegranate, Grape and Orange – have consumers raving about the taste.  With a mere 10 (low glycemic) calories per serving, and no hidden sugars, sodium or caffeine, underWAY™ is truly the healthy way to put hunger on hold.

For more information, please visit www.SmartForLife.com or contact

Jessica Lieberman or Roxanne Ierino of Behrman Communications at 212.986.7000

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