8 different foods that will help you feel satisfied with your meals.
Although PGX will help you feel fuller faster when consuming your meals and keep you feeling full longer after you've finished eating, the foods you decide to include in your meal will also help you feel more satiated. For example, the above diagram does a great job of demonstrating the difference in volume between consuming 400 calories of chicken versus 400 calories of vegetables. The 400 calories of vegetables take up much more space in your stomach, helping you feel fuller with less calories.
Pair PGX with the following foods in order to achieve best results when taking PGX. You'll feel satisfied and satiated in no time!
What better way to enjoy fresh summer produce than with a simple, tasty recipe?!
My mouth is actually watering for a delicous, homemade salad like this one. And it's full of healthy ingredients like spinach, avocados, mushrooms, goat cheese and, of course, berries! Lots of berries!
So what's so great about these ingredients? Well berries are full of antioxidants, powerful substances that can help protect your cells against free radicals. Goat cheese provides some protein, riboflavin and phosphorus. Avocados are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fibre. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C and iron!
Why it's important to drink lots of water with PGX.
It is very important to hydrate and drink lots of water when supplementing with PGX. Without drinking an adequate amount of water for the amount of PGX you are consuming, PGX may cause constipation. This is because PGX expands to hold many times its weight in water.
Be sure to drink at at least 250 mL (8 oz) of water per 2.5 grams of PGX Daily Singles or 2-3 PGX Daily softgels. It is also important to eat smaller amounts of food regularly and take PGX according to label directions. When taking PGX, try to stear clear of drinks such as coffee or alcohol that can cause you to lose water. During the day you may want to opt for non-caffeinated herbal teas, vegetable juice or diluted fruit juice (watch the sugar content of juices).
It is also important to take PGX consistently and try not to skip days. If you are prone to constipation, take PGX at the same time every day.
Top 5 Ways to Lose Weight for summer, and keep it off year-round.
Losing those extra pounds can be challenging, but people who do get their weight under control have more energy, increased self esteem, and lower risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other conditions. Have a super slim and sunny summer!
1. Don't "diet"
95% of all diets fail. Why? When you go on a low-calorie diet, your body thinks it is being starved, so it slows down your metabolism. Dieting can actually train your body to store fat more efficiently! When you stop any drastic diet, your metabolism is now less efficient, so you will tend to gain the weight back even faster, even if you’re eating less than before. With a low-calorie diet you also lose muscle and fat in almost equal amounts, but your rebound weight gain is all fat, not muscle, and this will slow your metabolism even more. Rather than a specific diet, reduce portions, eat more fresh and green foods and make food and lifestyle changes you can stick with.
2. Understand insulin and glycemic index
When you eat carbohydrates they are converted into one thing by the body: glucose (blood sugar). A chocolate bar, a bowl of pasta, or a cup of broccoli—it’s all converted into glucose because this is the basic fuel source used by every cell in the body to produce energy. Your body must maintain balanced blood sugar levels to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
Insulin is a hormone that responds to what you eat. It is responsible for the storage of the energy from all the foods we eat. When blood sugars rise suddenly, the pancreas releases insulin rapidly. You get a quick burst of energy, but most of what you’ve eaten will be stored as fat. When insulin levels are high, you store more fat; when insulin levels are low, you burn fat more efficiently. The insulin, trying to get blood sugar into a normal range rapidly, will cause sugars to be pushed into every cell, including fat cells. Some foods take longer to digest and allow blood sugar levels to rise more slowly, preventing insulin surges. Such foods are said to have a lower glycemic index. The glycemic index ranks carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood sugar levels. Any food that produces a rapid rise in blood sugar is called a High GI food. If you eat mostly high GI foods, your body is producing higher levels of insulin than if you were eating lower GI foods. Low GI foods support weight management and healthy blood sugar levels. Soluble fibre, like PGX can virtually turn a High GI food into a Low GI food by slow its digestion. Make a list of low GI foods you love and keep them on hand.
Increase muscle and energy with cardio and strength training at least 3 times a week. Walking, swimming and cycling are excellent choices but don't exceed your body's abilities. Increase your activity on a gradient so you don't end up unable to exercise at all. Remember, muscle burns more calories than fat so the benefits of exercise are double. Enjoy an encouraging video by Dr. Mike Evans called 23 1/2 hours. It will inspire you with all the ways exercise supports your health.
4. Up the fibre.
PGX is a unique highly soluble polysaccharide (fibre) blend that supports healthy blood sugar levels and makes weight management safe and easy. Research shows that consuming PGX with or before meals creates a sense of fullness that effectively controls appetite for several hours, making it possible to decrease food intake without experiencing hunger. PGX can also reduce a meal’s glycemic index by up to 50% contributing to healthy blood sugar levels and improving insulin sensitivity.
5. Increase your water intake.
Sometimes we eat when we are really thirsty. Stay hydrated. Most people who succeed at losing weight discover that having a good water bottle on the desk and in the car is the best way to remember to drink 8 or more glasses (or equivalent) per day.
It's true! Healthy and cookie can appear in the same sentence!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this tasty and actually healthy cookie recipe from The Skinny Fork!
You an give in to your inner cookie monster without regret. It is completely possible! I know it seems rather oxymoronic to think of cookies as healthy but it's a fabulous thing to think of and know to be real. What it is really that makes cookies so unhealthy? Tons of sugar, oil, white flour, butter... all things that can actually be replaced!
The Skinny Fork recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies does just that: food substitution! For example, instead of butter or oil, you'll find this recipe calls for apple sauce!
Try this recipe and add a dash of PGX Daily Singles for an even healthier treat and that extra fibre kick!