Two special stories from patients of Ideal Nutrition of Connecticut:
When I started with Jen 2 1/2 months ago I had tried every diet imaginable or so it seemed. Nothing was truly effective. I have always been active for the most part working out 2-4 times per week. I was tone and in relatively good shape but the weight never seemed to come off. Also I did not feel great in between meals. I always felt too full or really hungry. After my first week on ideal nutrition I felt fantastic and I wasn’t even working out yet! The weight just melted off and I was never hungry. Thanks to Jen’s invaluable support and commitment the weight had continued to fall off for the last 2 & 1/2 months. I have now lost 25 lbs and I feel great! I would highly recommend Ideal Nutrition to anyone who is serious about getting to their ideal weight! — Kate from West Hartford, CT
Thank you Ideal Nutrition of CT for changing the way I think about food. I have been on the Ideal Protein diet for the last 4 weeks and it has changed my life. I have lost 6 of the 10 lbs I wanted to lose and a total of 15 inches. I can finally wear my shirts tucked in and I have been able to wear my belts once again. I was hesitant at first as I have tried many diets that didn’t work but left me tired and hungry. Ideal Protein is so easy to follow with very little thought given to what to eat daily. My energy level is up and I feel great!!! Thank you Ideal Nutrition and Ideal Protein for […]
With Daylight Savings in effect, the longer days coupled with longer daylight hours comes a likelihood of staying awake longer. In our hustle bustle society we may view longer daylight hours as an opportunity to “do more.” This ability to “do more” may not result in more movement and physical activity which is a health benefit, but result instead in staying up longer for social reasons.
Whatever the reasons for staying up longer, the act of maintaining a sleep routine of 8-10 hours every day is vital to weight wellness. The fact that humans benefit from an average of 8-10 hours of sleep each day is not a new concept. What is new are findings linking poor sleep habits with weight gain. A report by German researcher, Till Roenneburg, found sporadic sleep patterns may increase risk of overweight or obesity by 33%. Roenneburg refers to his findings as “social jet-lag” where prioritizing our social calendars over choosing to listen to our bodies need for sleep results in physiological changes, like increased fat storage or increased weight.
To explore how to improve your sleep habits in an effort to prevent weight gain or to explore other ways to improve your lifestyle and overall weight wellness, contact Integrative Health Coach, Nina Arnold at 860-869-7137. Sessions scheduled by appointment only.
By Kara Burkhart, Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist
1) Exciting Hydration: Keeping the body hydrated is a foundation of health and anti-aging. To flavor water naturally, add a strawberry, slices of cucumber, sprigs of mint, a few basil leaves, lemon wedges or play with different combinations. Fresh mint works best if you refrigerate it overnight in the water, making a “cold infusion” tea. The tannins and essential oils in the mint slowly dissolve into the water and it is simply delicious.
2) Avocado Superfood: Get into habit of adding avocados to salads, sandwiches, or eating alone with fresh lemon juice. Guacamole and blue corn chips make for a great meal on a hot day. Avocados have beneficial fats that can protect the body from aging and cardiovascular disease. Power packed with caratonoids, beneficial fats, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, and fiber; think of an avocado as a multivitamin that tastes great.
3) Plant Tomatoes: If garden space is not abundant, consider having a deck container tomato plant. Ripe tomatoes taste best due to all of the sweet tasting compounds present. Scientific research has linked tomato consumption to reduction in risk for cancers, including prostate cancer and cervical cancer. One carotenoid called lycopene proves to be a strong antioxidant with a multitude of beneficial actions in the body. Some of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet may be explained by the impressive actions of lycopene. Why not just take lycopene in a pill? Because nature knows best and the cancer preventative action of lycopene is likely due to complex interactions between the […]
Forks Over Knives is a documentary that can change your life. Discover how degenerative disease can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods and moving toward a whole food, plant-based diet.
NEIHA will host a free movie screening on June 4 at 5 p.m. and on June 18 at 7 p.m. Both evenings are free and will be hosted by Carol Tyler, MA, RD, CDN Registered Dietitian and Mindfulness Facilitator.
To register, or for more information, contact Carol Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 729-4851.