Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

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Taking some time to travel and reward yourself with a vacation is vital to maintaining a happy life! Don’t stray away from traveling and taking the time you need to recharge just because of the fear of falling off track. Here are some tips to staying healthy while traveling from your friends at the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana! 

Pack Healthy Snack Options

The Aspen Clinic recommends healthy snacks like berries and unsalted nuts, Chomp jerky sticks, apple slices with almond butter, raw veggies with Tessemae ranch, Thunderbird bars, and Siete chips with Wholly Guacamole. Keeping these snacks with you can help cure hunger before giving into temptation! 

A Morning Walk

Starting your day on vacation with a morning walk will help set yourself up for success! Try setting a goal of 8,000 steps a day. This will not only give you something to work toward, but will also help promote movement throughout the day. Increasing physical activity such as your step count has the power to increase your lifespan by reducing the risk of developing chronic illnesses such as dementia, and certain cancers. In some cases, it helps improve health conditions such as type 2 diabetes. Get outside early and take in the new sights around you!

Hydrate

The more water you drink, the more weight you will lose! Keeping a water bottle with you at all times makes you a lot more likely to reach your daily water requirement! According to Everyday Health, Drinking water is important during weight loss because it provides hydration without unwanted calories, which seem to pile up quickly while traveling. Drinking non-caloric fluids like water before or with a meal can help a dieter feel full sooner. Keep a water bottle on you at all times! 

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Not only does alcohol carry a ton of empty calories, it also can lead to what is known as alcoholic fatty liver when excessive amounts are consumed. This condition can damage your liver, affecting the way your body metabolizes and stores carbohydrates and fats. Changes in the way your body stores energy from food can make it very difficult to lose weight. We need all systems running at peak performance in order for the body to stay healthy!

Enjoy Your Vacation!

Nothing happens overnight. Don’t beat yourself up for relaxing or giving in to a few indulgences. Take some time to enjoy yourself and recharge! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

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If you are looking for more health and wellness tips, join us at the Aspen Clinic! The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started! 
You can also visit our online store, we carry all the weight loss essentials including water bottles, vitamins / supplements, protein powders, and more!

Recommended Summer Reads

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Are you looking for some food for thought as you lounge in the sun this summer? Nothing pairs better with relaxing than a good book! Ditch the romance novel and read something that your future self will thank you for. Here are a few book recommendations from the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana!

The Joy of Half a Cookie by Jean Kristeller, PhD

Anyone who’s tried to lose weight through sheer willpower knows how difficult, if not impossible, it can be. In this practical and paradigm-shifting book, Dr. Jean Kristeller presents a new alternative–a program for weight loss based on her successful Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program. Instead of frustration, depravation, backsliding, guilt, and a lack of results, The Joy of Half a Cookie provides simple, proven ways to lose weight and keep it off, using what we now know about the power of the mind.

The Energy Paradox by Steven R. Gundry, MD

In The Energy Paradox, Dr. Gundry expands upon his previous discussions of gut, microbiome, and mitochondrial health, linking immune malfunction to the mental and physical symptoms of fatigue—including exhaustion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and low metabolism.

As Dr. Gundry explains, feeling tired, moody, and zapped of energy is not normal, no matter your workload or age. Fatigue is an SOS flare from the body, one that is intended to alert us that something is wrong. In his clinical work, Dr. Gundry has found that his patients who complain of feeling sick and tired all the time almost always have something in common: the inflammation markers of a leaky gut.

Glucose Revolution by Jesse Inchauspe

Both entertaining, informative, and packed with the latest scientific data, this book presents a new way to think about better health. Glucose Revolution is chock-full of tips that can drastically and immediately improve your life, whatever your dietary preferences. Improve all areas of your health from your weight, sleep, cravings, mood, energy, skin, and even slow down aging, with easy-to-implement, science-based hacks to manage your blood sugar levels while still eating the foods you love.

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD

The New York Times bestselling guide to hormone balance helps women of all ages achieve increased energy, resilience, vitality, and sensuality through science-based natural therapies. All too often women are told that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health.

Food: What The Heck Should I Eat? By Mark Hyman, MD

In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? — Dr. Hyman’s most comprehensive book yet — he takes a close look at every food group and explains what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. From grains to legumes, meat to dairy, fats to artificial sweeteners, and beyond, Dr. Hyman debunks misconceptions and breaks down the fascinating science in his signature accessible style.

He also explains food’s role as powerful medicine capable of reversing chronic disease and shows how our food system and policies impact the environment, the economy, social justice, and personal health, painting a holistic picture of growing, cooking, and eating food in ways that nourish our bodies and the earth while creating a healthy society. With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

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Looking for more wellness recommendations? The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started! 
You can also visit our online store, we carry all the weight loss essentials including water bottles, vitamins / supplements, protein powders, and more!

The Aspen Clinic In Lafayette Has a New Home

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Our Lafayette location has a new home! Visit us at 3802 Johnston St, Suite A! 

Our family-owned business is dedicated to helping people fulfill their healthy weight loss, and and then keep it off! Whether you’re wanting to lose 12 pounds or 120 pounds, we can assist with an exercise and meal plan, along with other potentially small lifestyle changes to take away the weight for good.

In addition to our nutritional program, The Aspen Clinic also offers a huge line of all natural supplements that help to speed up the weight loss process and boost overall health, and now it is easier than ever to shop our supplements with The Aspen Way app! All of our supplements are completely natural and food-based, rather than made in a laboratory from synthetic chemical ingredients (90% of supplement companies use synthetic vitamins/supplements). All of the supplements can be taken in combination with each other, and also in combination with any type of medication. All of our supplement ingredients can be found in a garden, making them perfectly recognizable and usable to the body.

Looking for easy access to our resources? Now you can take them wherever you go with the help of The Aspen Way! Take advantage of all that The Aspen Way has to offer and download it to your smartphone today! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

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The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting, so even if you are not worried about weight loss , we would still love to offer you support! In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Book an appointment on the app at any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started.

Holiday Weight Loss Challenge

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It’s that time of year again! Halloween marks just the start of several holidays over the next three months that all place a heavy focus on food.

Late October through New Year’s Day is a time of fun celebrations, family get-togethers, gift-giving, and a three-month food fest—one that you shouldn’t let end in weight gain. 

The problem is that weight gained during the holiday season can take months to lose, according to a new study. In many cases, individuals never lose the weight, packing on extra pounds that stay on and accumulate year after year.

Take control of the holiday season now – get on a plan, stick to it, and let the Aspen Clinic help you stay on track throughout the next three months! Because before you know it, it’ll be Mardi Gras! 

How The Holiday Weight Loss Challenge Works

Let us offer you an incentive to stay on track during the holidays.  Get $1 off for every pound lost from the end of October through New Years Day. If you lose 5 pounds, $5 will be taken off of your bill for your visit in 2023! 

Challenge yourself this holiday season. Stick to your plan and save some money during the time you need it most! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

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The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 

You can also visit our online store, we carry all the weight loss essentials including water bottles, vitamins / supplements, protein powders, and more!

Why Fall is a Great Time to Join the Aspen Clinic

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The leaves are changing, the temperatures are a bit less hot, and football is on the TV- it’s fall! Not only is fall one of the best times of the year, it is also the best time to join the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana! Here are a few reasons why we think you should sign up to start your weight loss journey and embrace healthy habits this fall. 

Spend Some Time Outside

There is nothing quite like the crisp air of the fall season. There couldn’t be a more comfortable time to get outside and start exercising! Take a stroll in one of Louisiana’s beautiful parks, or do a little work out in your backyard! Take advantage of the beautiful weather with the help of the Aspen Clinic’s guidance this fall! 

Post-Summer Restart

It is only human to over-indulge on ice cream and cheeseburgers during the summer. Let us help you get back on track, or even start your weight loss journey and work off the last of the summer indulgences! 

Develop Healthy Habits Before the Holidays

It is so hard to stay on track with your weight loss journey when the holidays roll around. If you join the Aspen Clinic before they arrive, you’ll be able to set yourself up with a sturdy foundation of healthy habits! The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. Get some tips on how to maintain those changes before temptation strikes! 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

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The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

The Aspen Clinic vs Noom

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Wondering if the Aspen Clinic’s weight loss program is what will work for you, or if Noom will be more efficient? The Aspen Clinic is here to inform you on how Noom works, and how you can work Noom and The Aspen Clinic program together to change your life completely. 

What is Noom?

Noom is a fitness and weight-loss program. Noom claims to be “the last weightloss program you will ever need.” The Noom app focuses on making changes surrounding dieting. As we have mentioned in a previous post, dieting is never the way to approach weight loss, so it is best to steer clear of that practice and focus on our program at the Aspen Clinic if you are looking for longevity and a true lifestyle change. 

What is the Aspen Clinic?

The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. We also provide in-person support, something an app like Noom cannot provide. 

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!

COVID-19 Re-Opening: Safety and Prevention Plan

We are so excited to announce our re-opening for May 1st, 2020. Our plan is to continue to follow government regulations and best practice for keeping our staff and our patient safe and healthy.

Please read the following information regarding our Safety and Prevention Plan:

Patient Guidelines

  • DO NOT ENTER THE CLINIC – please wait outside the door or in your vehicle and call the office to notify of your arrival and an Aspen Clinic staff member will meet you outside for a brief screening.
  • Patients will be screened PRIOR to entering the clinic:
    • Screening will include:
      • Temperature taken to ensure absence of fever
      • Verbal consent of COVID-19 Questionnaire:
        • Have you or any member of your household had COVID-19?
        • To your knowledge, have you been exposed to anyone with COVID-19?
        • Are you experiencing any symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, or any respiratory impairment?
    • *** If fever detected or yes is answered to any of these questions, patient will not be allowed entry.
  • Patients must wear masks in clinic at all times. If patient arrives without a mask, they will not be allowed entry.
  • Patients will be administered hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of the clinic.
  • No guests will be allowed to accompany patients into the clinic.
  • Patients will be encouraged to wear sandals or shoes that are easy to slip on or off to speed up weigh in process. Please limit items brought into clinic to only a small bag, or just keys and form of payment.
  • Only 10 patients will be allowed in the clinic at a time so you may be required to wait outside or in your vehicle, we will try to make your visit as quick as possible.
  • Use of Aspen Clinic bathrooms will be discouraged except for emergencies only. Please alert staff if restroom access is needed and afterwards for sanitation.
  • You will be asked to keep a 6 ft distance from other patients and the doctor when possible.
  • If you would like contactless check out or to expedite your appointment, staff can take payment over the phone during confirm call or prior to appointment.
  • If patient paperwork needs to be updated, patient will be asked to print out paperwork forms from the website and bring completed forms to appointment. 

**** Please respect these policies to protect the health and safety of yourself, other patients, and the Aspen Clinic staff. Any non-compliance with these policies can result in prohibited access to the clinics or a request for you to leave.  ****

We will continue taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for our patients and staff. For any questions about your appointment, please call the clinics directly.

COVID-19 Closure

At The Aspen Clinic, the health and safety of our patients and staff is always our number one priority. With this in mind, it is with a heavy heart that we must close our doors at this time. Your protection during this global pandemic and our societal responsibility to keep the community safe is of upmost importance to us.
We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak by staying up-to-date with the latest information from the CDC, WHO, and state and federal governments. We will re-open as soon as it is safe and possible for our staff to return to the offices.

Please read the following information about the closure:

APPOINTMENTS:

  • All appointments from now until our re-open will be cancelled. We will call and text all patients with appointments during the closure to reschedule.
  • You may re-book your appointment online for April and we will notify you if our re-open occurs sooner than that.

SUPPLEMENTS/ INJECTIONS: 

  • Supplements will still be available for purchase via our online store
  • Injections will be suspended until clinics re-open. Any previous purchased packages will remain intact and re-activate once we re-open.

RE-OPENING

  • Patients will be notified of the re-open date via email.
  • You may look for further information on our website www.theaspenclinic.com or on our Facebook page where we will post updates.

We are in a position to prevent the spread of this rapidly moving virus and it is integral for the community that we do our part to slow the spread and protect the health and well-being of our fellow citizens.

Steps to protect yourself from corona virus:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.

NEW at the Aspen Clinic in 2020

2020 is here and we’re so excited to announce new products added to the Aspen Clinic weight loss arsenal! We are now better equipped to help Louisiana reach it’s weight loss and wellness goals in 2020!

Here’s what’s new:

NEW: Supplements

Don’t worry, we kept all of our existing supplements that you love, but we are so excited to introduce these amazing new ones to aid you in your weight loss journey!

AppetiteRx 

  • Description: Aspen Clinic’s AppetiteRx is a natural appetite suppressant sourced from Caralluma Fimbriata, a cactus like plant that was often by ancient peoples to used to ward off hunger on long journeys. Aspen AppetiteRx promotes appetite suppression, increases feelings of satiety, and aids in craving control.
    • Recommended use: Take 1 capsule per meal. 
      •    Appetite Control
      •    Increase Satiety Levels 
      •    Control Cravings

Anti-Inflammatory

  • Description: Unlike NSAIDS, which damage the liver and disrupt the mucosal lining of the stomach, Aspen Clinic’s Anti-Inflammatory is a safe, effective way of reducing inflammation. Anti-Inflammatory uses the most potent herbal remedies for pain and inflammation including white willow bark, turmeric, epimedium, and resveratrol.
    • Recommended use: Take 1-3 capsules per day as needed.
      •    Reduce Inflammation
      •    Naturally Manage Pain 
      •    Boost Immune Function

B-Complete

  • Description: Aspen B-Complete contains the eight water-soluble B vitamins that are needed to convert fat, carbohydrates and protein to energy. B vitamins are essential in weight loss and as a way to maintain vitality.  B Vitamins are essential for brain development, nerve function, hormone production/regulation, stress reduction and weight management.
    • Recommended use: Take 1-2 capsules per day.
      •    Provides Full B-Complex
      •    Hormone Regulation 
      •    Boosts Energy + Metabolism

MetaBoost 

  • Description: Aspen MetaBoost contains ActivAMP (adenosine monophosphate) extracted from Ginseng leaf. AMPk regulates energy balance at both the cellular and whole-body levels by direct phosphorylation of metabolic enzymes and transcription factors, AMPK switches on catabolic pathways, such as the uptake of glucose and fatty acids, and their metabolism by mitochondrial oxidation and glycolysis. ActivAmp is the metabolic master switch that instructs the body to start burning fuel for energy instead of storing it and replicates the metabolic and health benefits of exercise. Panax ginseng alone also acts as an adaptogen increasing the body’s resistance to stress, increases stamina and endurance, and acts as a detoxifying and anti-aging agent.
    • Recommended use: Take 1 capsule in the morning and 1 mid-day. Max 4 per day.
      •    Major Metabolism Booster
      •    Boosts Energy Levels 
      •    Aids in Muscle Building, Training, Endurance

NeuroAntiox

  • Description: Aspen Clinic’s Lion’s Mane contains Lion’s Mane mushrooms that contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut. This incredible fungus enhances neurite outgrowth which slows or reverses cell degeneration in the brain, protecting against neurologically disorders. Lion’s Mane mushrooms reduce inflammation in fatty tissue and help prevent and relieve oxidative stress caused by poor nutrition and exposure to chemicals in the environment.
    • Recommended use: Take 1 capsule in the morning.
      •    Enhance Cognitive Function
      •    Reduce Inflammation 
      •    Powerful Antioxidant

Pre-Probiotic

  • Description: When losing weight, the bacteria in the gut play a very important role. Aspen Clinic’s Pre-Probiotic provides Prebiotic inulin from chicory root which nourishes and provides a food source for gut bacteria which stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria. In addition, a multi strain 20 Billion CFU Probiotic with a combination of 9 different species of good bacteria to restore the proper balance of flora in the intestinal tract, improve digestion, improve mental health, boost the immune system, reduce allergies, and aid the body in excretion of fats.
    • Recommended use: Take 1-2 capsules per day.
      •    Relieve Digestive Distress
      •    Restore Balance of Gut Bacteria
      •    Boost Immune Function

NEW: ‘Look’ on Products

Not only did we add some amazing new supplements to our best selling product line, we also changed up our labels for a fresh modern look!

Aspen Clinic Supplements

NEW: Collagen Based Protein Powder

  • Aspen Clinic’s Collagen Protein is sourced from hydrolyzed collagen peptides and MCT powder from coconut to provide a high quality source of amino acids and ensure proper digestion.  May be used as a meal replacement, snack, or as a protein source post workout. Available in Unflavored, Chocolate, and Vanilla.
  • Recommended use: Add 1 or 2 scoops of powder to any hot or cold beverage.
    • 10 g Collagen + MCT
    • Meal Replacement or Snack
    • Supports Hair, Skin, Nails, & Joints

NEW: Patient Loyalty Program

Over the years, we’ve done several different things to help our loyal patients save money throughout the weight loss journey. Now we introduce a patient loyalty program to make it a little easier!

Must come consecutively to be applied. Cannot be combined with other offers.
We appreciate you!

Let the Aspen Clinic help you make 2020 your best year ever!

Come check out all things NEW at the Aspen Clinic now!

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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. I think eating right and getting daily exercise are important for that.

Q: How have you been using your FitBit?

S: It’s been great. I use it to track my heart rate and steps. I shoot for 10,000 every day.

Q: Do you work on your feet?

S: I’m a teacher’s aid for our parish, so I get a lot of steps in every day.

Q: What does it mean, for you, to “eat healthy?”

S: For me, I stay away from stuff like white breads and rice. I also eat lots of salads, fruits, and vegetables.

Q: You’ve been to the Aspen Clinic before. What do you like about the clinic?

S: The people are very friendly there. They give you good feedback on their products, and it keeps your weight down. If you follow their meal plan and take their recommendations, it works!

 


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Our team at The Aspen Clinic is constantly inspired by people like Susan who take charge of their health and value healthy lifestyles. If you would like more information about our products and services, contact any of our Aspen Clinic locations today, or read more at theaspenclinic.com.