Time for a Snack?

Protein Snacks

By David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition and Scientific Advisory Boards

It is well established that the typical person eating a western type diet consumes more daily calories than he needs. High-calorie snacks filled with fats and sugars contribute to these extra calories. Protein packed bars, drinks, soups, and nuts are far superior to other snacks because of the inherent differences between protein and sugars and fats.

First off, protein is more satisfying than the other two macronutrients because of specific signals it sends to the brain. When we snack on protein instead of sugars and fats, the body feels more full which helps people control their appetite between meals, thus cutting calories and controlling their weight. Recent clinical research has supported this physiologic phenomenon.

A second reason for choosing protein as a snack is its thermogenic effect. This refers to Continue reading

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What did you have for breakfast?

Did you even have breakfast?

Having my ideal breakfast in Mexico

Having my ideal breakfast in Mexico

All the breakfast skippers out there, raise your hands….been there, done that!

People that know me will be able to tell you one thing “Debora loves to sleep” and I will do anything for those “5 more minutes” even skip breakfast (not anymore 😉 so I get were you are coming from, need to sleep, too busy, I am late, need to feed the kids (the dog)….the day just gets rolling and suddenly you noticed you didn’t even had breakfast!
Did you ever stop and paid attention for at the word itself BREAKFAST, think about it…..I’m giving you time…come on…ring a bell?
BREAK THE FAST 🙂 during the night it’s the longest we go without food or water! It’s said that we can lose up to a LITRE of water during the recovery process that your body and your cells go thru during the night, and when we wake up we are EMPTY!

If you are up to date about health issues you must be well aware that many recent studies has proven over and over again the importance of having breakfast. We all heard that “its the most important meal of the day”, haven’t we? But it’s not only about having breakfast, it’s mostly about WHAT are you having for breakfast? (Are you even surprised?!)

“According to numerous studies, a balanced breakfast Continue reading