Diet Myths: BUSTED!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, we started a podcast! 

It’s been so much fun to discuss some of the topics/questions that we get every day in our offices with you whenever and wherever you choose!  As of now, we have 3 episodes available. 

Happy Healthy Days Podcast hosts, Barbie and Nikki

Episode 01: Welcome to Happy, Healthy Days

Our co-hosts Barbie and Nikki introduced themselves and talk more about their backgrounds,

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Chomps Jerky Snack Sticks

New at the Aspen Clinic!

If you’ve been in to any of our 9 locations recently you probably noticed that we have a new product in our offices! 

We are so excited to announce that we are now selling Chomps Snack Sticks! 

When it comes to healthy snacking, it’s hard to beat jerky… but only if it’s made right.  

If you’ve never heard of Chomps, they’re made from high quality protein that look similar to a Slim Jim,

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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

1. Never Arrive Hungry

When attending a holiday party, the best advice is to eat a healthy meal before you go to avoid over-eating.  If you are attending a sit-down dinner, eat a healthy snack high in protein and low in carbohydrates 30 minutes before and make sure you control your portion sizes when serving your plate.

2. Avoid Banking Calories

Don’t be a calorie hoarder!  Saving all of your calories for the end of the day is the quickest way to overeat.  

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Ditch the dairy!

Did you know that humans are the only species on Earth who continue to drink milk after we wean from breast milk? 

We are also the only species who drink another species’ milk. If you’ve never considered why that may be, it may be time to start re-thinking your recommended 2-3 glasses of cow’s milk per day.

Sure, your grandparents grew up drinking milk every day and your parents told you to drink your milk to get strong bones,

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Appetite vs. Hunger

 

Did you know that appetite and hunger are two completely different things?

Hunger:

  • The physical need for food
  • Occurs with low levels of glucose in your blood, several hours after eating due to a protective mechanism that ensures your body is adequately fueled.

Appetite:

  • The desire for food
  • A conditioned response to food – a sensory reaction to the look or smell of food
  • More closely linked to behavior
  • Stems from your biochemistry and emotional connection to food
  • Influenced by sensory reactions to food
  • Can increase/decrease due to hormones,
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Energy & Metabolism Boosting Injections Now Available!

With 30 years in the Louisiana weight loss industry, we’re continually looking for ways to help our clients live healthier lives. This spring, The Aspen Clinic is now providing amazing, energy+metabolism boosting injections! We’re offering two different injections, the Aspen Pure B12 and the Aspen Lipo Extreme.

These injections are available to patients and non-patients and can be easily scheduled on our appointment scheduler. They take 15 minutes and cost $15 or $25 depending on which injection you’d prefer.

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Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

To all of our Catholic patients: We made it to the last week of Lent!  We hope you have found some new, healthy, meatless recipes, but if you are looking for something new to try this Friday we have the perfect thing for you!

For our non-Catholic patients:  We have the PERFECT thing for you, too!

If you like salmon and avocado this recipe will not disappoint!  Our favorite thing about it is that it’s completely natural and won’t spike your carbohydrate count while giving you loads of protein and healthy fats.  

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The Whole30: Not Just for Weight Loss

At the Aspen Clinic, one of the main things that we pride ourselves on is that we work extremely hard to teach our patients how to eat to be healthy, not just how to eat to lose weight. If you come in to one of our offices to watch the Grocery Store Tour or looked at the foods on the shelves in our classroom you would notice that most of the foods that we promote are completely natural,

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Meet Our FitBit Giveaway Winner!

We want to give a big thank you to the 300+ people who participated in our recent FitBit giveaway contest in January!

Susan T. from Parks, La., won the FitBit Alta HR, and she has already started tracking her steps.

 

Q&A With Our FitBit Winner: Susan T.

Q: What does staying healthy mean to you?

S: I’m only 5’1″, so I feel like it’s important for me to watch my weight.

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Post-Mardi Gras Detox

We hope that you had an amazing Mardi Gras and that you were able to avoid the temptation of making it a true Fat Tuesday! Our culture makes it hard to stick to a healthy lifestyle when surrounded by king cakes, alcohol, and savory foods on the parade route, but don’t worry the Krewe of Aspen is here to help you bounce back from any bad decisions that you may have made!

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