Toronto, Ontario Canada (PRWEB) July 19, 2013
Sporting events are synonymous with summer. Whether shuttling the kids to and from a baseball tournament, playing volleyball after work or watching soccer from the local pitch, now's the time to enjoy the extended sunlight and good weather with friends and family. But such hectic schedules often don't leave much time for successful weight loss and healthy snack planning. While it may be tempting to swing by the drive-thru or bring a bag of chips along, just a few nibbles can pack a calorie- and fat-laden punch.
Though most Canadians aren't fooled into thinking a milkshake or bag of cheese puffs are good for them, a recent parade of fancier, gourmet artisanal snacks presents new temptation and makes the line in the sand a little tougher to abide by. How bad could a fruit smoothie or frothy, frosty frappe really be? What about those kettle-cooked salty snacks? Or that sandwich with chipotle aioli on a ciabatta bun? The hard truth is this: Long adjectives before foreign-sounding ingredients don't make them any healthier. Don't derail those weight-loss plans on a coffee-flavoured milkshake or spicy version of full-fat mayo. Always check the ingredient list and nutritional profile. Choose wisely and select snacks that will keep weight-loss success on track – like Herbal Magic's Snacker's Choice portion-controlled products.
Instead of: Frozen beverages
Try: A chocolate or vanilla protein shake
Look at the nutritional profiles of popular smoothies and blended coffee beverages and it quickly becomes clear that most are loaded with sugar and lacking significant amounts of fruit or calcium from real dairy. By comparison, Herbal Magic Snacker's Choice protein shakes contain 32 grams of protein per serving in a creamy beverage to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Instead of: A bag of gourmet salty snacks
Try: Snacker's Choice Cheese Curls, BBQ Soy Crisps or Pretzels
Kettle-cooked doesn't mean those nibbles have any fewer calories or fat. Since everyone loves to snack, Herbal Magic's portion-controlled Snacker's Choice bags of cheesy curls, spicy crisps or salty pretzels hit the spot and fit into the Herbal Magic weight-loss plan.
"Snacker's Choice Snack Products and Snacker's Choice Protein Shakes are ideal options to keep on hand to combat cravings and help you lose weight," said Caroline Kolompar, Chief Marketing Officer for Herbal Magic Weight Loss Centres. "Summer sports mean that many of us are on the go and want something tasty to nibble on during spectator events. These convenient, portion-controlled packs are easy to carry and store to help you regain control of your busy life."
About Herbal Magic Weight Loss & Nutrition Centres
With approximately 280 centres nationwide, Herbal Magic is the largest Canadian owned and operated weight-loss company in Canada. Every Herbal Magic Canada team member has been extensively trained and certified as an Herbal Magic Personal Health Coach. With the support of its Scientific Advisory Team – comprised of naturopathic doctors, nurses and dieticians – Herbal Magic's weight-loss experts have the experience, training and tools needed to support clients throughout their weight-loss journey toward weight-loss success. Herbal Magic's comprehensive system of real food, personal health coaching and natural health products is, quite simply, a common-sense approach to long-term and effective weight loss. Visit http://herbalmagic.ca to learn more.