Diet Doesn’t Mean What You Think
The word ‘diet’ really means what you eat during the day. The difference in how long you will live, how much you will weigh, what disease you will get, and even how happy you will be depends a lot on what you eat every day.
A good diet program should consist of a balanced source of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates and good fats. Five servings of vegetables and some fruits would be perfect. The Smart for Life® system makes that easy because all of these good-for-your-diet foods are in our products including cookies, diet soups, diet shakes, and more.
How Does The Smart for Life® Diet Work?
Our Smart for Life® program will keep you motivated because you will be losing a lot of weight quickly – probably 4 to 5 pounds the first week on the diet, and 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. every week after. (We do not exaggerate like a lot of other companies do – instead we provide realistic expectations). These results have been substantiated in a study of the Smart for Life® Cookie Diet.*
A good diet product should also be free of toxic preservatives (Learn more about shelf-stable diets), and made with Organic ingredients that are pesticide-free. Filtered water is ideal to ensure it is clean. We triple filter all water that comes into our bakeries to use in our Smart for Life products.
The Smart for Life® plan was created by Dr. Sasson Moulavi, M.D., a board certified Bariatric Physician (weight loss doctor). Dr. Sass has helped thousands of people lose weight to get healthier and drop thousands of pounds over the past 20+ years.
Besides offering you great tasting products, we also incorporate ingredients into our diet products that will improve your health. HeroFiberTM, a super fiber blend, is great for your diet and it is in most of our products. Fish oil, another great healthy diet food, is in most of our products. Also included for their health benefits are Plant Sterols, Inulin, Flax Seed, Whole Oats, and Canola Oil – a much better diet oil.
A Healthy Diet Should Include…
- Adequate vitamins and minerals. Eating a wide variety of foods from all of the food groups on the Food Guide Pyramid will help you get the vitamins and minerals you need. If you eat less than 1,200 calories per day, you may benefit from taking a daily vitamin and mineral supplement.
- Adequate protein. The average woman 25 years of age and older should get 50 grams of protein each day, and the average man 25 years of age and older should get 63 grams of protein each day. Adequate protein is important because it prevents muscle tissue from breaking down and repairs all body tissues such as skin and teeth. To get adequate protein in your diet, make sure you eat 2-3 servings every day.
- Adequate carbohydrates. At least 100 grams of carbohydrates per day are needed to prevent fatigue and dangerous fluid imbalances. To make sure you get enough carbohydrates, eat 6-11 servings every day.
- A daily fiber intake of 20 to 30 grams. Adequate fiber helps with proper bowel function. Fibers are known to increase the feeling of fullness and help slow down absorption of foods in the stomach.
- No more than 30 percent of calories from fat per day, on average. Only less than 10 percent of calories should be from saturated fat (such as fat from meat, butter, and eggs). Limiting fat to these levels reduces your risk for heart disease and may help you lose weight. In addition, you should limit the amount of cholesterol in your diet. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in animal products such as meat and eggs. Your diet should include no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day.
- At least 8 to 10, 8oz cups of water or water-based beverages per day. You need more water if you exercise a lot.
These nutrients should come from a variety of low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods. One way to get variety — and with it, an enjoyable and nutritious diet is to choose foods each day from the wide selection of Smart Diet foods by Smart for Life Cookie® Diet.
What is your diet personality? Knowing your personality type will help you be successful while you begin your healthy eating with us. Were you heavy as a child or did it come on in adulthood? Have you tried every diet known to man? Have you given up time and time again? Have you lost weight only to gain it back and more?
One in four people have a metabolic problem contributing to their overweight condition. That’s why a physician’s care is so important to successful weight loss. Once our initial tests identify your issues and your personal profile, we can help you attain your goal weight quickly, safely, easily and inexpensively.
So, which one are you?
These individuals eat very little all day, but when they get home, they eat a huge dinner and snack often after that. This is very typical of busy people. They wake up, have coffee and then eat little until late in the afternoon or early evening. This can lead to serious metabolic confusion in the body. Your poor body thinks you are trying to starve it all day, so it switches to starvation mode, conserving fat and energy. Then late in the day, a whole lot of calories come rushing in causing insulin and sugar spikes in the blood stream. This leads to excess fat storage and, yes, the inability to shed those excess pounds. You’re locked into a vicious cycle of weight gain.
Our Smart for Life® Cookie Diet squares will teach your mind and program your body to be satisfied and efficient eating small meals throughout the day. This method is known to be the best way to reach and maintain your ideal weight and keep your metabolism working.
This type of person either snacks all day or tends to snack often between meals. The “snacker” keeps their blood sugar level high all day and will gain 10 to 15 pounds a year without realizing what they are doing. One solution for such a person starting with Smart for Life® is to cut your Smart Cookie diet squares into smaller pieces. This enables you to have up to 36 healthy snacks a day while still maintaining a low calorie intake. Eventually, you can learn to stop snacking all day and start eating the Smart Way with 6 to 7 Smart for Life® Cookie Diet square meals.
Here is an individual that eats all night, either until going to bed or even waking up during the night to eat. This type of eater consumes many calories at the wrong time and ends up overweight. This person also acts anorexic in the morning, skipping breakfast altogether. Smart for Life® trains this type of eater to eat their first Cookie square when they wake up in the morning and thus, in time, they incorporate proper eating patterns into their every day lifestyle and stop eating at night.
The “Weekend Binger” watches their calories and what they eat during the week. The weekend is another story. They really overdo it then. This eating pattern can be acceptable when the person only gains 1 or 2 pounds on the weekend and then loses that weight during the week. However, gaining 4 or more pounds over the weekend is unacceptable. Smart for Life® teaches these weekend eaters moderation over the weekend. They soon learn to eat smaller meals more frequently during the day with a sensible dinner in the evening. Before long, the weekend binging stops naturally and they start looking and feeling better all week long.
You may be a mix of some or all of these eating behaviors. You may also have other issues such as sweet cravings and/or too much alcohol consumption. Here at Smart for Life® Cookie Diet, we can help you with these issues.