Health & Fitness

Benefits of Pink Salt

Pink salt is a type of salt that is naturally pink in color. Pink salt is much healthier than regular table salt. The traces of other minerals in pink salt are responsible for the mineral’s pink tint.

Pro Weight Loss Pink Salt is a blend of premium, unrefined, solar-dried sea salts which delivers critical trace minerals.  We do not use flowing or “anti-clumping” agents as commonly added to regular table salt such as aluminum hydroxide, refined sugar, stearic acid, sodium ferrocyanide, calcium phosphate and other undesirable additives.
Our sea salt comes from the cool, blue, unpolluted water of the Mediterranean Sea using the oldest method of obtaining salt: solar evaporation.  Seawater is transferred through a series of evaporation ponds, while the hot, dry climate and gentle breezes hasten the evaporation process leaving behind only sparkling white salts crystals, containing valuable trace elements (not found in regular, refined table salt).

    • Our salt contains a vast array of essential minerals, and it is of incredible value for your health.  Today modern refineries have chemically altered most salt making it hazardous for human consumption.

      • Contains 84 essential minerals required by the human body.
      • A good source of magnesium, in which 80 % of all individuals are deficient.
      • Promotes a healthy pH balance of the cells.
      • Helps regulate blood sugar levels.
      • Helps regulate the body’s natural sleep cycle.
      • Absorption of food particles.
      • Promotes bone strength.
      • Energy production
      • Supports vascular & respiratory health.
      • Prevention muscle cramps.
      • Enhances immune function.

Use Pro Weight Loss Multi-Minerals (Pink Salt) daily in place of regular table salt to add robust flavor to foods and drinks for the whole family!


10 Foods You Should Avoid Eating

Below is a list of 10 foods you should avoid eating. These foods will derail your fitness and weight loss efforts every single time.  We will suggest a healthy substitute for each of these off-limit foods:
Do not eat #1: Anything fried. Try this:  Oven baking or pan-sautéing.
Do not eat #2: White bread.  Try this: Sprouted wheat bread such as Angelic Bakehouse 7-Grain, Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted, and Alvarado Street Sprouted Breads.
Do not eat #3: Creamy salad dressing.  Try this: Vinegar dressing with fresh herbs such as basil or cilantro.
Do not eat #4: White rice.  Try this: brown rice, wild rice, or quinoa.
Do not eat #5: White sugar.  Try this: Fruit, unsweetened applesauce, dates, or stevia (moderation).
Do not eat #6: Candy.  Try this: Frozen grapes.
Do not eat #7: Mayonnaise.  Try this: Plain regular yogurt, Greek yogurt, avocado, hummus, or pesto.
Do not eat #8: Potatoes chips.  Try this: Organic popcorn or kale chips.
Do not eat #9: Soda.  Try this: Add cucumber, lemon, mint, or fruit to seltzer.
Do not eat #10: Deli meats.  Try this:  BPA free canned tuna in water, peanut butter, roasted chicken, veggies, or hard-boiled egg salad using plain Greek yogurt.
Eating right, along with exercises, is the formula to maintain your healthy weight!


Want your New Year’s resolutions to last?

Try habit linking. What is it? Keeping up a new year’s resolution is not easy, especially as many of us jump straight into the deep-end of transformation, planning to totally rewrite our alcohol habits or reach peak fitness, then feel demoralized when none of these changes happen overnight. “It is good for people to make two or three resolutions, which they hold lightly, not tightly,” says Brendan Kelly, a psychiatry professor, and the author of The Science of Happiness: The Six Principles of a Happy Life and the Seven Strategies for Achieving It. Kelly believes it’s important that people don’t aim too high, but “resolve to make two or three modest changes in your life”. Realistically at least one will fizzle out quickly, he explains, so have a few ready so at least one or two will last.
Be wary of going too hard at the start of the month, too. “Aim to improve, not to transform your life,” says Kelly. “If you watch TV for two hours every evening, do not resolve to spend those two hours in the gym. You won’t do it.” Instead, aim to watch TV for an hour and spend that extra hour walking the dog, or something else you enjoy doing. “Replacing a pleasant activity with an unpleasant one does not work,” he stresses.

“Do a weekly check-up,” advises Chris Bailey, author of How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project. Reflecting on the habits you’ve kept up or want to implement is a great way to enhance motivation. Similarly, he recommends charting long-term goals over time. So, if you’re trying to write a novel draft for example, break that insurmountable word count down into weekly chunks. “This helps me make sure I stick with my goals in the long run and lets me visually see how much progress I’m making over time,” It’s a strategy suited for goals that rely on steady work over a long period of time, like saving money or losing weight.

Another trick to consider is forming a new habit, rather than trying to break an old one, like adding that extra dog walk into your life rather than mentally deciding to cut your TV time. “It is easier to make new habits than to break old ones because when you are trying to break a habit you are fighting against strong mental associations you have formed between a situation and an action,” Lally explains. “Over 80% of what we do is habit,” Kelly adds, so “linking a new activity to an old habit helps the new activity to become a habit.”


Give yourself the gift of health and start the New Year feeling great!

Do you know that you can achieve this in about 5-6 weeks?

Unlike most ‘quick weight loss’ methods, our program does not involve extreme dieting, crazy workout program, dangerous diet pills, hormone, or any other risk factors. In fact, most people who closely follow the Pro Weight Loss protocol feel great while they are shedding the pounds!  That is because this method works with your body’s natural biology, instead of against it.

No exercise needed, no cravings, no hunger, no drugs or hormones and no artificial food.


Create Healthy Habits

Making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Everything you do impacts your health and quality of life, now and in the future. There are proven strategies you can use to set yourself up for success to reduce your risk for many health issues such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.  Here are a few:

Know Your Habits
Our daily task and repetitive behaviors become our habits. They affect the thought process of our brain and become automatic, creating habits that are hard to change. Once we create an awareness around what we regularly do, and look for patterns in our behavior that trigger unhealthy habits, we can then begin to change them positive ones (i.e., reduce sugar, drink more water, reduce TV time, move more, eat more veggies, measure food, limit processed food, and sleep well).
Make a Plan
Make a plan that includes small and simple goals.  Then take reasonable and specific actions to move towards them. Incorporate what you think you will need to be successful.  Change things around you or in your environment to support your goals (i.e., stock up on healthy snacks vs filling your cabinet with poor food choices, reduce sodium and add instead more herbs and spices).
Stay on Track
Although putting a positive plan in place for yourself is exciting and motivating, there are times when we feel challenged about reaching our goals.  By identifying negative thoughts and becoming aware, we can turn them into positive and productive ones.  Keeping a journal to log your meals and workouts can also help stay on track.  Tracking your behavior assists with learning what your challenges are so you can overcome obstacles.

We all have the power and the ability to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Things may not always go as planned and that’s ok.  Positive change is a process and what’s most important is to keep moving forward with making these healthy choices. Explore different strategies until you find something that works for you!


Thanksgiving: The Best Time to Start Your Weight Loss

 

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start the Pro Weight Loss Program! Why not start your holiday season off doing something important for yourself; improving your health, getting your body back and overall feeling great from the inside out! Thanksgiving is the perfect day to fat load.

Fat loading is very important. Loading sufficiently the first day will leave you feeling extremely satisfied and ready to embrace our Phase II meal plan with our homeopathic formulas. This is exactly what you want – the mindset, motivation, and satiated feelings to keep you in fat-burning mode throughout the entire program. Loading correctly right from the beginning is the first step in achieving that fat-burning mode we are looking for. The goal is to eat as much as you can to build up and max your fat stores. The overload of calorie dense foods that are consumed on the first day signals to the hypothalamus to release and trigger the hormones that are needed to stimulate weight loss.

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY, EAT UP AND CELEBRATE THIS IMPORTANT GOAL!!


Why Am I So Tired?

Fatigue is a common symptom of several conditions and serious diseases, but in most cases, it is caused by simple lifestyle factors.
Here are 5 reasons why you may feel tired all the time:
1. No getting enough high-quality sleep
A lack of sleep may seem an obvious reason for feeling tired, yet 1 in 3 U.S adults are consistently not getting enough of it.
2. Poor diet
Eating too many refined carbs can cause you to feel tired throughout the day.  Eating a healthful and balanced diet can make the world of difference to how you feel.
3. Sedentary lifestyle
Inactivity could be the root cause of your low energy.  But getting up and moving may be the best thing you can do to re-energize and eradicate fatigue.
4. Excessive stress
Excessive levels of stress have been linked to fatigue in several studies. Engaging in mind-body practices may ultimately help you feel more energetic and better able to cope with stress.
5. Medical conditions
If you have made lifestyle changes to do with your physical activity, diet, stress levels, and sleep but still feel tired all the time, there could be an underlying medical condition such as anemia, underactive thyroid, diabetes, anxiety, depression, heart disease, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies. Talk to your doctor to make sure your fatigue isn’t caused by a medical cause, and then embark on a program to use diet and exercise to help you achieve a healthy weight and elevated energy levels.


Back to School Immune System Boost!


It’s that time of the year. The kids are back in school and bringing home new germs! Your immune system does an excellent job defending you against all kinds of illnesses and diseases. As the colder months approach, your body can weaken and become more susceptible to harmful germs. Keep this well-oiled machine (otherwise known as your healthy body) in tip top condition and let it work its magic!

Here are some easy tips to stay on top of your overall health and boost your immune system:

  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat more healthy fats.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Minimize stress.
  • Wash your hands often to avoid infection.

Incorporate these easy habits into your daily routine and you can count on a stronger immune system to keep your body healthy!


Certain Foods Might Be Aggravating Your Arthritis

If you eat foods that increase inflammation, you’re probably aggravating your arthritis. Not only that, inflammation and foods that cause it can increase the risk of other serious conditions, including heart disease and cancer. You need a certain amount of inflammation to help fight infection and heal injuries. Inflammation protects the body. If you have chronic inflammation, however, that can create a problem. Chronic inflammation can cause damage to the body with painful joints and deformities. You can prevent some chronic inflammation by watching your diet and eliminating inflammatory foods.

You automatically know sugar and products with added sugar are on the list.

It’s one of the reasons sugar is bad for your health. Not only does it increase inflammation, but it also causes weight gain, another way to aggravate an already painful condition. Most processed foods contain added sugar, including pizza sauce. If you think you’re giving your health a benefit by choosing low fat yogurt, read the label. When they take the fat out, it doesn’t taste as good, so most manufacturers add sugar. The sugar spikes insulin levels, causing the body to store excess insulin in the fat cells, which causes inflammation and weight gain. Another addition to processed baked goods, pastries and crackers is trans fats, which also cause weight gain and chronic inflammation.

Speaking of processed foods, processed meats are high in inflammatory properties.

Do you love that salty, cured, smoked, fermented and processed meat, like bacon? A lot of people do. Unfortunately, it can cause your arthritis to act up and become inflamed and painful. Even red meat that isn’t processed can create inflammation that can trigger arthritis. It’s also important to balance the fatty acids in your diet. Too much omega-6 and too little omega-3, can also cause a flare up.

If you have arthritis, check these foods off your list and add other selections.

Besides red meat, sugars of all types, including high fructose corn syrup, grilled and fried foods should be removed from your diet. Avoid oils like corn, safflower, peanut, sunflower and soy. Skip Happy Hour or switch to water or coffee, since alcohol can also exacerbate arthritis. Of course, all refined carbs, like white bread and pasta, can also trigger a reaction. Instead, opt for choices like mushrooms, fresh greens, fatty fish like salmon, berries, bananas, unsweetened cocoa, beans, skinless chicken, nuts green tea, broccoli, cherries and citrus fruits.

  • Switching to virgin olive oil can help reduce inflammation. Adding certain spices to your cooking, like turmeric, paprika, ginger and garlic can help prevent the inflammatory response.
  • Some foods you might not realize are refined carbs include white rice and even French fries. Foods high in sodium should be avoided for two reasons, increased inflammation and interaction with corticosteroids, a medication for arthritis that can cause retention of salt.
  • Cheese and several dairy products may increase inflammation. Most cheese is higher in saturated fats that can cause inflammation. Dairy, particularly for people that have a hard time digesting it (approximately 60% of the population) can lead to inflammation throughout the body.
  • While most vegetables and fruit can help improve arthritis, those from the nightshade family can make it worse. They contain solanine that is linked to aggravating arthritis inflammation. These include tomatoes, bell peppers, chili peppers, potatoes and eggplant.

For more information, contact us today at Pro Weight Loss


Get on Track to Wellness

Staying healthy and active is an important part of life. Our emotional and mental health are equally as important as our physical health. What we nourish our body with, physically and mentally, has a huge impact on our overall wellness. There are plenty of ways to bring fun and enjoyment to nurturing our physical and mental bodies.

Meditation – Breath work is a great way to relax the body and mind. Not only will it bring peace and tranquility to you, calming the internal storm, but it promotes positive thinking which in turn creates positive output.

Yoga – a great tool for centering and grounding your energy. With a series of stretches and poses, you’ll gain both physical and mental strength and flexibility.

Physical Activity – Find an activity that’s fun for you, whether it be a sport, a bike ride, or dancing, and make it a part of your daily routine. This will help to instill healthy habits into your everyday life.

Cooking for Wellness – Just as physical activity is important, so is a healthy diet. Buy whole fresh foods at your local market and cook in a clean way. Focus on lean proteins, such as fish and poultry, low starch veggies, mainly green leafy veggies, and low sugar fruits such as berries which are rich in antioxidants. Sprinkle in healthy fats like oils and nuts as well as healthy whole grains like quinoa and brown rice.

Feed your body and feed your soul. Try some of these fun and engaging activities and create your own wellness routine today!