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HINT Water & Smart for Life Keep Little Athletes Fueled & Focused

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Hint Water and Smart for Life

Baseball season has already started getting into full swing, and tee ball season too! When we were kids, our dug out snacks consisted of sugary juice boxes and cookies, but this doesn’t have to be the same for your little athletes. Thanks to HINT water and Smart for Life, your players can stay fueled and focused during their games with refreshing drinks and healthy, good-for-you snacks.

HINT flavored water has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives and is a great alternative to juice and soda. HINT was launched in April 2005 by current CEO Kara Goldin and is now available in all Whole Foods and Starbucks. It is available in Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Raspberry-Lime, and Strawberry Kiwi and sells for $1.79.

Smart for Life Protein Bars and Cookies

Smart for Life has a range of protein filled Chocolate Chip cookies, Cranberry Granola Squares, and Protein Bars that are sure to help your players hit those home runs.

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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.

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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.”

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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SmartforLife® Diet Cookie Found To Be Most Filling Cookie

Smart for Life® Diet Proclaimed Most Filling Cookie by Chatelaine Magazine

June 2, 2010 – BOCA RATON, FL – The trailblazing company whose Smart for Life® weight management products featuring the cookie diet component was recently named the “Most Filling Cookie” in the May Health Spotlight of Chatelaine Magazine, Canada’s leading women’s media brand read by 1 in every 3 women in the country.

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Smart for Life® continues to receive multiple awards including an 87% User Rating on the website DietsInReview.com.

In addition, Doctors Scientific Organica (DSO), the baking facility where the products are manufactured, meets the rigorous requirements from a variety of certifications including NSF’s Cook & Thurber, audited to the highest food safety standards in the industry. Also, DSO was recently awarded a perfect score during an inspection from Randolph Associates, an independent auditing company.  The Smart for Life® Cookie Diet bakery achieved a perfect score for remaining pest-free for the last 12 months, thus earning this prestigious recognition.

“The Smart for Life® team continues to strive to maintain the highest of food safety standards since we manufacture products that people eat.  Our team understands how the foods we make improve people’s health while helping them to lose weight.  This dedication makes us the leader in our industry,” said Dr. Sass Moulavi, Founder and Medical Director of Smart for Life®.

 

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 a drink its sister company Better Health Beverage launched called underWAYTM.  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.

 

“You don’t often see a food or beverage company that has a board certified medical doctor, who is also a weight loss specialist, on staff and involved in developing products. Our company does, and because of this we continue to develop great products that win us praise,” added Richard Kayne, COO of Smart for Life®.

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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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Double Calamity Of Childhood Obesity Ignored By Parents

childhood obesityThere are many pitfalls to childhood obesity. Health and emotional problems plaguing the next generations must be addressed now. Millions of kids who are obese will likely suffer from verbal abuse, societal ostracism, stigmas, health problems and eventually die at a young age. The double calamity will occur if parents continue to avoid the problem and ignore the cries for help from our children declares Dr. Sasson Moulavi, M.D., founder of the Smart for Life® Cookie Diet and its children’s lifestyle program THINADVENTURE™.

“I am amazed by the lack of concern I see from parents about childhood obesity,” said Dr. Sass. “They have either given up or push the problem to the back of their minds. Instead, they should be shouting from the rooftops for help.”

Dr. Sass is constantly shocked by the amount of parents who ignore their own weight problems instead of losing weight as a great example. Being obese has become normal in our society; notice the size increase in transportation seating, furniture, even caskets. Dr. Sass equates it to walking around with a 40-pound tumor in your abdomen and not seeking help.

The Parents Control The Childhood Obesity With The Food they Provide

Most overweight adults have a choice when it comes to food. Kids do not. They are obese due to circumstances beyond their control. Adults, who are also parents, working in the food manufacturing industry (formulator, manufacturer, supermarket merchandiser, etc.) start a chain of unhealthy choices. Poor quality foods are everywhere – on store shelves and in school cafeterias providing poor quality snacks to fill children’s bellies but not meet nutritional requirements.

Overweight and obese kids will not only die younger from childhood obesity but suffer from more diseases than if they were at a healthy weight. Dr. Sass explains, “This is our first calamity – Global Warming and the War on Terror will be a small mosquito bite compared to this growing cancer.”

The second calamity is the emotional suffering overweight kids experience as teens. A collective body of research clearly indicates that obese children are stigmatized and subject to discrimination by their peers. This emotional suffering is very intense and severe. (Schwartz and Puhl, 2003; Strauss and Pollack, 2003).

To start correcting these childhood obesity problems, parents need to take a stand with their kids and then with all channels involved in the food manufacturing industry. Enormous as the problem is, it will only increase in size as it becomes the norm in our society. Eventually, these generations will become adults who fall victim to our neglect.

Dr. Sass urges adults to correct the problems first with their own kids. “If you work together as a family, it’s easier. Seek advice from your pediatrician, school, and companies such as ours who have plans that not only work but are easy-to-follow. Commit to this plan – not just for a week or two, but for long term. Giving up will only show you are weak and your kids will suffer.”

Get started with SmartforLife® today for you and your kids to enjoy and lose weight!

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SmartforLife Releases Its First Clinical Study

Weight Loss Cookie Program proven to reduce significant weight.

Smartforlife Clinical studyIn a retrospective chart review clinical study conducted on 46 subjects who visited the Boca Raton Smart for Life® Weight Management Center and used a portion-controlled, protein-rich, low fat cookie with unique fiber technology, all subjects lost weight with the average being 13.1 pounds in 35 days.  Five subjects lost over 20 pounds in 35 days and 20 subjects lost over 15 pounds in the first 35 days.  The 46 participants lost a total of 601 pounds with one patient losing 38.7 pounds in 35 days.

This study is very significant because a loss of 5-10% has shown clinical improvement in people’s health which is far greater than the amount of weight they lost.

The average client’s Body Mass Index (BMI) dropped by 2.5 points from 31.5 to 29.  Most people dropped more than 5% of their body weight and many lost 10%. “This is clinically significant because we know the health benefits from 5% to 10% weight loss are huge.  When individuals can achieve these results in a short 5 to 6 weeks with relative ease, I see this as a great way for people to start on a path to a healthier lifestyle,” says Dr. Sasson Moulavi, M.D. who conducted the study.

Subjects were instructed to eat 6 Smart for Life® Diet Cookies (or Smart cupcakes, bagel chips, shakes, soups, crunch, cereals and more that are the equivalent of a cookie) specifically designed to suppress hunger and made with specific protein and HeroFiber TM. Each day, subjects drank at least 64 ounces of water and ate 6-12 ounces of lean protein with 5 servings of vegetables. All clients were seen by a diet physician before starting, and then weighed weekly with a choice to check in with a counselor or physician.

The Smart for Life® Cookie Diet has seen huge success with more and more people trying it every day.  The company understands the study’s importance in that it clinically documents what clients achieve each day.

“This study proves what our clients already know – the weight loss is achievable.  We have proven that our program is easy and provides quick, safe weight loss.  I believe we are the only one of the “cookie diets” that has released such a study. We always knew we have the best products and this study goes a long way to support our thinking. We offer the widest variety and believe we have the healthiest products using all-natural and organic ingredients and pack our cookies with nitrogen to avoid preservatives,” says Dr. Sass Moulavi, Founder of Smart for Life.

Smart for Life® Cookie Diet plans to schedule a longer study with a larger sample group in order to review how its results measure up to these recent findings.

About Smart For Life®

Smart for Life®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®has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose millions of pounds – improving their health, appearance and happiness. Get started with SmartforLife nutrition products today!

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