Scientific and medical research has clearly shown that eating small, multiple meals with a minimum of 5 grams of protein, the correct amount of complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats is the way people should eat.
Here are some examples of a recommended meal:
• Egg white omelet and small side salad with olive or canola oil dressing
• Lean turkey slices in a lettuce leaf wrap, sprinkled with olive oil
• 2 Tablespoons of tuna in canola oil over a green salad, with a few raw almonds
This is the formula we emulated in the creation of our Smart for Life® Product line. Our cookies have approximately 5 to 6 grams of protein; contain heart-healthy canola oil and oats.
Keep in mind, it takes up to 18 months to reset your new weight and establish maintenance. As an example, M.M. lost 50 lbs., dropping from 190 to 140. She then gained back 10 lbs., reaching 150…BUT, she immediately returned to Smart for Life®. We put her back on the program; she lost the tens pounds and has maintained her weight for 6 years. Remember: Some weight gain is normal. Success comes to those who get back on the program right away if you start creeping up 5-6 lbs.
On the other hand, postponing your return can turn out quite differently and D.L. is a perfect example. She lost 48 lbs., dropping from 208 to 160. She started putting weight back on, but didn’t come back to the program. She ended up gaining almost 75 lbs. and when she finally came back she weighed 235. All of her hard work had to be repeated – a tough lesson emotionally and physically.
Occasional weight gain is normal and expected. Understanding what to do is what will set you apart. Respect your “alarm” weight and act quickly when your scale tells you it’s time to take action. Come back to Smart for Life® for the support and inspiration you’ve come to know.