Can this spice help your weight-loss efforts?

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Saffron, a delicious spice used to enhance the flavor of certain foods since antiquity, has also long been suspected of enhancing mood and relieving stress (84,85). Thought to target snacking between meals, now the extract of saffron is being touted as a supplement to facilitate an overall weight-loss program. In clinical studies (90,91), women taking […]

Is fatty liver an epidemic?


With a prevalence of 20-30% in the general population of Western countries, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly becoming the most common liver disease worldwide. Furthermore, the prevalence of NAFLD among children is 3-10%, rising up to 40-70% among obese children. The prevalence of NAFLD is 80-90% in obese adults, 30-50% in patients with […]

Are smoothies a good idea?

fruit smoothie

We’re reminded to regularly enjoy our fruit and vegetables and even to sweeten our smoothies with bananas and carrots.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away….we’ve all been taught fruit is good us.  However, too much fruit isn’t such a good idea for most of us. This is because tasty fruit (ripe) is loaded […]

Flank steak with baked rutabaga fries

Flank Steak

FLANK STEAK WITH BAKED RUTABAGA FRIES Serves one person 7 oz flank steak 2 cups rutabaga, peeled & julienned 1/2 Tbsp chilli powder 1/2 Tbsp oregano 1 tsp lime juice 1/4 tsp grapeseed oil sea salt & pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 425°F In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the rutabaga, […]

Symptoms of PCOS


Irregular menstrual cycles with severe cramping and bleeding; pelvic pain, Acne, oily skin and dandruff, Coarse facial and body hair (stops progressing with improved insulin sensitivity), Male pattern baldness and thinning hair (body thinks its male), Frizzy hair (usually improves with enhanced insulin sensitivity), Weight gain and a constant battle to keep the weight off […]

Failed weight-loss attempts

Feeling Dizzy After Car Wreck

Like all great endeavors, struggling with your weight can be miserable and depressing.  That’s one of the reasons why successful weight-loss, for the chronically overweight individual, is so inspiring to us all. Like quitting smoking, weight-loss can prove itself to be very challenging and leave one feeling frustrated (i.e. angry).  As with failed stop-smoking attempts, […]

10 keys to weight maintenance


1. Don’t Shop on an Empty Stomach Prevent impulse buying – shop on a full stomach. Shop with a precise list and stick to it. Buy indulgence foods in smaller quantities.   2. Spice It Up The secret to good nutrition is VARIETY Add excitement to your food with :  Fresh ground pepper, cumin, curry, […]

Meet our senior weight-loss coach

Colleen Day

With weight-loss of over 60 pounds and maintenance for over 6 years, combined with the latest Ideal Protein education, Colleen Day is equipped to coach you to success . In describing her journey Colleen notes, “This is not a fairytale story where my stay-at-home spouse or hired-chef planned, shopped, and prepared and delivered piping hot meals to […]

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Dessert

Ideal Protein Pumpkin Pie Dessert Cups

Have you tried the aromatic flavor and aroma of this Pumpkin Pie spiced dessert? Save yourself the carb load of store bought mixes by using bulk spices and your Ideal Protein packets. You can usually find a nice variety of spices in the bulk section of major grocery stores, or look in the spice aisle. Let’s get […]