Losing weight is difficult especially during the holiday season, keeping it off is even harder. To achieve permanent weight loss, one has to realize that there is no magic pill, potion or secret. You have to change your mindset about food and make smart food choices and swaps. It is difficult initially, but once you truly develop an eating style that works for you, it is easier to lose the weight and keep it off.
First you have to realize there is no such thing as “perfect”. There are days that are harder to eat healthy than others. You have to just try your best and not get discouraged and simply say that your diet will start tomorrow and eat like a crazy person the rest of the day. One strategy that helps in eating mindfully all day is starting your day with a healthy nutrient rich and fiber dense breakfast. A great breakfast is a bowl of 0% fat Greek yogurt with berries and FitFlax™. FitFlax™ is a delicious blend of golden roasted flax seed and chia seeds. FitFlax™ is low carb and low cal and does not need to be ground so that you can eat it directly out of the bag or sprinkled on anything from yogurt and smoothies to salad, veggies or grilled chicken and salmon.
- Weight Loss Made Deliciously Easy!
- Delicious Blend of Roasted Golden Flax Seed and Chia Seeds
- Promotes Healthy Weight Loss, Energy & Overall Wellness
- Special Roasting Process. No Grinding Needed... Enjoy Straight from the Bag!
- High in Fiber, Omega 3, Protein & Antioxidants
- Reduces Cravings For Sweets & Junk Food
- Increases Metabolic Rate and Promotes Lean Muscle Mass
- Promotes Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails
Benefits of Flax Seed
The benefit of flax seed is that it is loaded with fiber, antioxidants and Omega 3. Flax seed not only helps you feel full, it is great for digestion. Flax seed will also help improve the quality of your skin, hair and nails.
Flax seed weight loss occurs as you need a a certain amount of fat in the diet to basically act as “ignition” for burning calories and maintenance of the metabolic processes. It also helps to give you that "satisfied" feeling when you have completed a meal. Nutritionists term this as satiety – the feeling of fullness. Foods with minimal nutritive value or what is know as "empty calories" leave you still craving food, even though you may have consumed many calories. No one can maintain a diet when they are constantly feeling deprived and or hungry. In the quest lose weight, people often decide to eliminate a lot of the fat from their diets. The theory seems to make sense, yet the mistake is made in the types of fats that are eliminated, and they are usually replaced with foods of little to no nutritive value. Also, total elimination of fats in the diet can essentially cause you to gain weight in the long run. It will also cause your skin to be dry and make your nails and hair brittle. So next time you think to head for the 100 calorie bag of processed empty calories, realize it is not filling and you will probably want four to come close to feeling full.
Benefits of Chia Seed
The main benefit of chia seeds is that due to their unique gelling action they keep you full for hours. Hunger is the main enemy of true weight loss and chia seeds when exposed to water form a coating of gel that increases in size and water. Since the gel is made of water it has virtually no calories and makes your body feel full.
Another benefit of chia seed for weight loss is that you will feel energized all day long and not have that 3 pm slump where you are craving something sugary and sweet and calorie laden. Chia is one of nature’s highest plant-based sources of complete protein. Usually protein from items like peanut butter and some beans are incomplete, meaning you have to combine them with other foods to get the full benefit. Not Chia however, as it is a complete protein and will raiseyour energy levels. This combination of complete protein, vitamins, minerals and blood-sugar balancing gel all work together to give you a perfect steady level of energy all day.
In closing, by starting your day with flax seed and chia seeds, you will feel fuller and have more energy and be able to make smarter food choices the rest of they day. That is a good start in the direction of permanent weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy you!
FitFlax™ is a great source for both flax seed and chia seeds, and it is delicious. It has a roasted nutty taste and is fabulous in Greek yogurt with berries and almonds. Start off your morning with a yogurt and FitFlax™ breakfast, and you will feel full and have a ton of energy. It will also help you to make smarter food choices during the holiday season when temptation lurks around every corner.