Nutritional Concepts
September 16, 2008

Bonnie "Goes Green."

Dear Valued Client,

"Going Green" is a slogan for becoming environmentally conscious and being proactive in saving our planet. As a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, I have another meaning for "going green." It is a drive to encourage people to eat more vitamin and mineral packed leafy greens. Going Green (pdf) is a helpful handout to enhance your wellness protocol. Bonnie
18 Action Items for Weight Loss

There have been some interesting developments in the field of weight-loss since we wrote our last piece on the subject, Five Ways to Avoid Winter Weight Gain. The bottom line is, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Sales of over-the-counter weight-loss med Alli has been extremely disappointing because of its side effects. Blockbuster hopeful Rimonabant (Acomplia) was recently rejected by the FDA.

For immediate and sustained weight-loss, you cannot avoid addressing one or more of the following:
  • Physical Activity
  • Certain Medications Cause Weight Gain
  • Detect and Avoid Food Intolerances/Allergies
  • Detect and Avoid Gluten Intolerance/Celiac
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Address Emotional Eating
  • Reduce Stress
  • Get Adequate Sleep
  • Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
  • Avoid Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Avoid Excess Carbohydrate Consumption
  • Discover Environmental Triggers
  • Work with a Health Professional
  • Balanced Eating, Not Dieting the Key
  • Increased Protein Intake
  • Detect Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Address Chronic Inflammation
  • Detoxify Excess Estrogen/Xenoestrogen
These weight-loss action items have been validated by multiple research studies in 2008. Please refer to "Research Links" in the side column of our newsletter for details.
What Are Action Plans?
ALL NEW - Sleep Well

Research Links
-Exercise trumps obesity
-Medication 1, 2, 3
-MSG linked to obesity
-Breakfast 1, 2, 3,
-Emotional Eating
-Stress increases weight gain
-Sleep 1, 2
-Artificial Sweeteners 1, 2
-Carbohydrates 1, 2
-Environmental Triggers
-Protein 1, 2
-Nutrient Deficiency 1, 2
-Work with a nutritionist
-Balanced Diet vs. Dieting
-Change in diet, change in genes

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Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, and the staff