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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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Junk Food Is Everywhere

potato-chips-junk-foodJunk food is now everywhere on our planet.  High in calories but low in nutritional value, junk food is available in the most unlikely places:  museums, cruise ships, city parks, and school hallway vending machines.  It is inescapable in grocery stores and fast-food restaurants.

In all children 12-18 years old, critical growth, bond building and amassing of nutrients such as calcium are taking place.  Your grandchild’s body will never be as efficient at performing those functions to ensure a healthy future as it is while they are teens.  Eating large amounts of junk food has far-reaching consequences.  Here are just a few:

 

  • Teens have greater access to junk food and more control over how they spend money than your younger grandchildren.  Teens who fill up on empty calories will have less appetite for a nutritious main meal, and it’s unlikely they are taking in all the nutrients necessary for growth and development.  Key nutrients such as calcium from dairy and protein from meats help bones and muscles strengthen and grow.
  • Teens who don’t consume enough of the needed nutrients tend to feel fatigued.  This can lead to poor concentration and test performance.  Instead, encourage them to eat “brain foods” such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables and dairy foods that are rich in vitamin D and calcium.
  • Weight gain is a consequence of regularly consuming high-fat, high-sugar and high-calorie junk food.  Kids who become overweight or obese during adolescence are likely to maintain an unhealthy weight as adults, with associated healthy consequences that include heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, poor self-esteem and even cancer.  By encouraging healthy food choices during your grandchild’s teenage years, you can give them a higher chance of a healthy adult life.

 Tips to help your teen eat more healthy with less junk food:

  1. If you must have fast-food, choose a fast-food restaurant that offers healthier choices.  And no matter where you are, opt for food and beverages that are high in nutrients.  Avoid sweetened beverages and fried foods.  Good choices include: freshly squeezed orange juice, whole-wheat bagel, bean burrito, pizza topped with veggies, grilled chicken sandwich on a whole grain bun.
  2. Look for products low in sugar, high fructose corn syrup, refined grains and partially hydrogenated oils.  Choose a 100 percent whole-wheat cracker made with canola oil, for example or snack on a cheeses and fruit plate instead of a bowl of cheese puffs.
  3. Limit TV viewing when the grandkids visit.  Certain shows seem to attract more junk food commercials than others, so you might want to discourage your grandkids from watching these shows.  Get them involved in outdoor activities!

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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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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.”

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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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Dr. Sass Featured In March-April 2010 Parade’s Healthy Style

We are pleased to share that Dr. Sass is featured in the March / April 2010 issue of Parade’s Healthy Style Magazine.

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Let’s Move! Creating Awareness Of Childhood Obesity

Dr. Sasson Moulavi, M.D. Commends the First Lady And Puts The Childhood Obesity Blame On The Parents.

Boca Raton, FL – February 16, 2010 – First Lady Michelle Obama has announced her new campaign against childhood obesity -Let’s Move!  And that’s just what she wants children to do.  And just because she knows the big man in the White House, do not expect the government to fund this initiative.

Boca Raton DoctorBariatric physician Dr. Sasson “Dr. Sass” Moulavi says, “I commend the First Lady for making people more aware of childhood obesity.  It’s an epidemic, an epidemic that was created by irresponsible food companies, parents and government.”

The first lady’s campaign has four parts: helping parents make better food choices, serving healthier food in school, making healthy food more available and affordable, and encouraging children to exercise more. Nowhere in her campaign does she mention that any government aide will be allocated for this initiative.

What parents need to realize is their child’s weight is their responsibility.  The first item on Mrs. Obama’s agenda is helping parents make better food choices.  This puts the problem right in the parents’ laps.  The government is not making these food choices for your child.  You are the parent.

Dr. Sass expresses his concern:  “My worry is some parents will sit back and wait for the government to come up with a magic plan.  It is not going to happen.  Although First Lady Michelle Obama may create awareness, parents need to realize they must take the initiative now.  They have to stop waiting for a solution to fall from the sky.  That’s just magical thinking.

“Unfortunately it comes down to money.  We all understand that your local municipal, state and federal governments are all underwater financially when it comes to school lunch programs.  It is cheaper to provide an eight cent doughnut than a healthy meal.  This is a budgetary choice without your children’s health and nutritional needs in mind.  As for the parents providing healthy nutrition in the house, the same food choices confront them in the supermarket and unfortunately the unhealthy, artificial foods are less expensive than the healthy foods”

As parents, you need to take the first step in helping your child have a strong and healthy future free of childhood obesity.  

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 is the hallmark of the business, providing an accessible weight-loss management program to consumers across the country.  In addition, over 30 weight-loss centers provide in-person counsel to consumers supporting the e-commerce program as well as the in-center medical weight loss program.

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Parents Need A Backbone If They Want Healthy Kids

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January 21, 2010 – Boca Raton, FL –
 Many parents become passive when it comes to their children’s food choices and aren’t raising healthy kids.  The growing epidemic of obesity in America is a strong indicator of this lapse in parenting and the lack of healthy kids.  With the variety of resources available from the USDA My Pyramid program to local schools’ curriculum, Dr. Sasson (“Dr. Sass”) Moulavi, M.D., is surprised by parents’ neglect when it comes to allowing poor food choices for children.

“Recently in my office, concerned parents brought in their 12-year-old girl because she was 30 pounds overweight and complaining of fatigue. During the educational process, this child turned to her parents and told them that she will decide what to eat and what to buy, and they can’t do anything about it.  Then she left the center and her parents could not get her back in,” comments Dr. Sass who is Board Certified in Bariatric Medicine.

Dr. Sass has observed good intending parents hoping to improve kids’ weight issues with healthier foods become overpowered by kids’ aggressive, degrading speech.  Usually, the parents do not react with any significant or meaningful response. Instead, the child gets away with it.

Many parents find it difficult to refuse children’s poor choices when it comes to nutrition.  Frequently, shopping carts are filled with high fat, high sugar foods that are convenient and easy to give to children.

Further recommendations from Dr. Sass listed below can start the conversation and introduce new “rules”.  On-going parenting is necessary to teach kids about good nutrition and choices to be made.

  • Explain food groups and ask where their favorite foods fall.
  • Show kids nutrition panels of foods to compare calories, fat, sugars, sodium – that alone may prompt them to make healthier choices.  Arm them with information for them to be in control.  Rarely will a kid seriously choose something unhealthy when given facts.  If they do…put your foot down and tell them that you will not allow it.
  • Allow occasional splurges kids can earn them track per day.  Cutting back on 1-2/day will be a start.
  • For young children, be the family’s “Healthy Hero” and challenge them to pick nutritious choices in a fun, light manner.

In addition, Dr. Sass is working on a FREE educational weight loss video that will be available for parents on youtube.com and at SmartforLife.com.

About Smart For Life®

Smart for Life® Cookie Diet is a comprehensive weight management approach to health and wellness utilizing natural, hunger-controlling foods to deliver 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.

About Thin Adventure™

THIN ADVENTURE™ is a healthy lifestyle program for children developed by successful Smart for Life® Cookie Diet creator Sasson Moulavi, M.D.  Working to impact the nationwide obesity epidemic, the company followed the natural progression to fight childhood obesity with this new children’s program – the only one of its kind.  THIN ADVENTURE was created to provide a tasty, quick, safe way for children to lose weight and lead healthy lives.  The program follows the U.S.D.A. Pyramid Guidelines for children and incorporates THIN ADVENTURE foods with fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and protein.

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Limit Your Sugar

Sugar Recommendations 325WWe all know the disadvantages of sugar and how bad it is for you but now the American Heart Association is urging consumers to seriously cut back on the amount of sugar they get from foods such as soft drinks, cookies and ice cream.  You may not think you are consuming that much sugar but you know there have been times when you have had all three of these foods in one day.
Studies show that women should limit their sugar intake to 100 calories, or about six teaspoons, a day; for men, 150 calories, or nine teaspoons. Sound like a lot? Just one 12-ounce can of cola has about 130 calories, or eight teaspoons of sugar. One soda and you’ve reached or passed your daily sugar allowance.
A national survey has shown that Americans consume on average 355 calories, or more than 22 teaspoons, of sugar a day. That’s just crazy. Our bodies are not meant or designed to process so much sugar. That is why we have an obesity and diabetic epidemic. If you don’t want to be a part of it, it’s time to limit your sugar!
The American Heart Association has continually warned us to watch our sugar intake but now it is suggesting specific limits. These limits apply to what are known as added sugars – those that are added to foods during manufacturing, or by consumers. They do not include sugar that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, dairy products and other foods.
I urge you to keep track of your sugar intake. You may not realize all the sugar you are eating. It’s mostly found in soft drinks, candy, desserts such as cakes and cookies, fruit drinks and sweetened dairy products, including ice cream and yogurt. Don’t forget that sugar in alcoholic beverages also counts as added sugar. All these added sugars do not give you any health benefit whatsoever. All they do for you is add calories. You do not have to eliminate sugars altogether because the body needs these to survive, but you should limit your sugar intake in order to keep a healthy lifestyle.

Smart for Life® cookies are very low in sugar. get yours today!

Dr. Sass Moulavi, M.D., LMCC, ABBM
Medical Director
Smart For Life Cookie Diet
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