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Smart For Life Releases Results Of Its First Clinical Weight Loss Study

Smart For Life Releases Results Of First Clinical Study On Its Weight Loss Program

On a review of 46 weight loss patients: 40 female and 6 males clients who used their portion-controlled, protein-rich, low-fat cookie with unique fiber technology,  all subjects lost weight with an average 13.1 pounds loss in 35 days. Five people lost more than 20 pounds, and 20 people lost more than 15 pounds in 35 days. The 46 participants lost a total of 601 pounds. One patient lost 38.7 pounds in 35 days. This study was a significant success for the SmartforLife® weight loss program and it’s clients.

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This is very clinically significant because a weight loss of 5% to 10% has shown clinical improvements in someones health. Their clients lost far greater than the 5-10%, thus helping them achieve even greater success in their overall health.

Weight Loss By Eating Healthy Cookies

Their clients were allowed to eat 6 SmartforLife® cookies or cupcakes daily (SmartforLife® also offers bagel chips, shakes, crunch cereals and more that are cookie equivalent). Clients also had a lean protein dinner with 5 servings of vegetables. All clients were seen by a physician before starting with their first weigh-in. They then weighed-in weekly and had a choice to see a counselor or a physician and were also offered telephone support if needed.

SmartforLife® has proven that their program is easy and gives quick, safe weight loss results.  They are only one of the so called “cookie diets” that have released such a case study. They have always known that they have the best weight loss products and support.  “This study goes farther to support our thinking. We offer the widest and healthiest choice of products using organic ingredients and we pack our cookies with nitrogen to avoid preservatives”, says Dr. Sass Moulavi, Founder of SmartforLife®.

The average client lost 8% of their body weight and dropped their BMI by 2.5 points. The study was finalized on February 23 , 2010.

SmartforLife® has seen its growth explode in the last few years due to how easy and inexpensive their delicious program is, and how supportive their team is.

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Government Now Stepping In and Urging Doctors To Screen For Obesity

The Need To Screen For Obesity

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A few weeks ago, a government health task force has urged doctors to screen for obesity, renewing the call.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force called for every adult to be screened for obesity duringcheckups, including calculating body-mass index (BMI) for each patient.  Obese patients should be referred to intensive nutrition and fitness help, says the panel, instead of just being directed to go on a diet.

Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese. About 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese and on track for diabetes, heart disease or other health problems.

Few doctors are trained to treat obesity, they’re discouraged by yo-yo dieting but they don’t know what to advise, says Dr. Glen Stream, President of the Physicians’ Group.  His Spokane, Wash., practice uses electronic medical records that automatically calculate BMI when a patient’s height and weight is entered.

“Our American culture is always looking for an easy fix, a pill for every problem,” Stream says. “The updated recommendation is important because it makes clear exactly what doctors should do to help.”

The task force concluded high-intensity behavioral interventions are the best non-surgical advice for the obese, citing insufficient evidence about lasting effects from weight-loss medications.

The task force says a good program:

-Includes 12 to 26 face-to-face meetings over a year, most in the first few months.
-Makes patients set realistic weight-loss goals. Losing just 5 percent of your initial weight — 10 pounds for a 200-pound person — can significantly improve health.
-Analyzes what blocks each patient from reaching those goals. Do they eat high-calorie comfort foods to deal with depression? Spend too much time at a desk job?
-Tailors ways to help people integrate physical activity into their daily routine.
-Requires self-monitoring, such as a food diary or a pedometer to track activity.

Medicare Now Pays For A Screen For Obesity

Last year, Medicare started paying primary care doctors for a screen for obesity and weight-loss counseling for seniors for a year, including weekly meetings for the first month.

By the numbers: A normal BMI is less than 25. Obesity begins at 30.  In between is considered overweight. To calculate yours: http://smartforlife.wpengine.com/bmicalculator.aspx.

The Smart for Life® Cookie Diet makes losing weight and keeping it off a lifestyle you can live with.  A healthy and nutritious success you can enjoy! -Dr. Sass

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Brain Shrinking, Overeating and Weight Loss

Overeating and Weight LossIn an overeating and weight loss study done at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology,  (LONI) has shown that people with body mass index (BMI) in the obese range have a shrinking of brain size in older age of about 8%.  People who are just overweight have a 4% decrease in size later in life.

Although these changes are measured later in life, the changes begin in midlife.  This association was also seen with people who had type 2 diabetes.  It is important to note that it has been reported that overweight people have a higher frequency of cognitive pathology later in life.

Overeating and Weight Loss Comparisons

I urge all of you who are overweight and obese to realize what your habits are doing to your brain.  I am also worried that we will see a similar affect in our obese children but at much younger ages, possibly a shrinking of 10% by the age of 45 if the child was obese starting at age 10, for example.

This study, which has been largely ignored by the media, was well done and very relevant, in my opinion, but the media would rather talk about the latest celebrity scandal.  I urge the media to talk about this study and sensitize the public to this very important fact.

I have had many clients tell me they feel depressed and less sharp when they are having overeating and weight loss  struggles.  Remarkably many patients tell me they  “think “ better when they lose weight and eat healthier.

Lose weight.  Save your brain

Dr. Sass Moulavi
M.D., LMCC, ABBM
Medical Director
888-799-2622

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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