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Maintaining Weight Loss for the Long Haul

August12

Losing weight is like dating – it’s a lot of getting to know what works for you and what doesn’t. Maintaining your weight is like getting married – it’s meant for the long haul. If you’ve ever lost weight only to regain it (ahem!), you know how frustrating it can be. For many, it often seems like the real challenge when it comes to health and weight is not necessarily achieving weight loss, but maintaining the results. So, to put it in a new-age figurative sense, the biggest challenge on the weight loss journey begins after losing the weight.

The following tips will help us say, “I do!” to weight loss for the rest of our lives:

1. Eat organic foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Healthy foods like fruits and vegetables are full of fiber and make you feel fuller quicker and longer. They are nature’s miracle weight loss food! Here are ways to add more vegetables to your diet.

2. Think of it as a lifestyle – this is forever. If you think of the Organic Liaison program as a lifestyle change and not just a weight-loss plan, you will see better results over a longer period of time. Commitment to a healthy lifestyle means committing long-term and not abandoning your good diet and exercise habits the second you hit your goal weight on the scale.

3. Plan your meals. Meal planning is just as important for maintaining weight-loss results as it is for working towards weight-loss goals. Planning your meals ahead of time leaves out any guesswork involved in how you should plan your week, activity level, and splurges. It also saves you time, money and hassle! If you’re a member, continue to use the Organic Liaison meal planner to help you out.

4. Keep track of what you eat. It seems like a no-brainer, but some of us know all to well how it feels to lose weight and then feel like the honeymoon stage is over and it’s time start eating crap and not track calories again. Before you know it, you have to break out the fat pants once more. You use a meal and exercise planner even after you’ve met your weight loss goal, until you can manage to track your intake intuitively. Remember, a healthy lifestyle is meant to keep you healthy forever.

5. Exercise. According to the National Weight Loss Registry(they keep tabs on people who’ve maintained a loss of at least 30 pounds for at least a year), successful “maintainers” exercise over 200 minutes a week. That’s about half an hour, every day.

6. Stay accountable, stay connected. Support is important: The National Weight Loss Registry also found that people who had a support system were more likely to maintain their weight loss.

If you’re a member, lean on the Organic Liaison online community and your Chubby Buddy to keep each other accountable and honest. If you are not a member, you can still connect with peers on Phitter, a 100% free micro-blogging service brought to you by Kirstie and Organic Liaison, focused on health, fitness, diet, and weight-loss talk.

7. Motivate yourself. At the end of the day, you have access to countless people and resources to keep you on track, but the only person who can make you do anything is you. Be empowered by that.

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April9

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Organic Vegan April Fool’s Chili Recipe

April1

Organic recipes from Kirstie’s Kitchen!

Believe it or not, you won’t taste the pumpkin in this delicious vegan chili dish!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Cooking Time: 35 minutes.

Servings: 6. 1 Cup/serving.

Ingredients:

Always use organic ingredients when possible.
1 Tbsp pure olive oil
1 large organic onion, chopped
4 cloves organic garlic, chopped
1 large organic bell pepper, chopped
2 cans (15 oz) diced, organic tomatoes
4 cups water
2 cans (15 oz) organic kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (16 oz) organic pumpkin
1/3 cup organic brown rice, dry
1-1/2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin

Nutritional Information: 234 calories per serving

Fat: 3
SatFat: 0.5
Trans Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 1
Carbs: 43
Sugars: 10.7
Sodium: 296
Protein: 10.8
Fiber: 13
Vitamin A: 9999.9
Vitamin C: 39.1
Iron: 3.9
Calcium: 86

Directions:

Heat olive oil in large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic and bell pepper for 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.

Note: All recipes are included in the Organic Liaison Recipe collection. Learn more about how to begin your Organic Liaison weight loss journey today.

Top 3 Video Tips from our Health Director

March28

At Organic Liaison, we guide you with expert advice and education to lose weight the healthy way: by eating well-balanced nutrition, staying within your calorie limit, exercising regularly, and feeling fulfilled.

Personal counseling is an important part of helping Organic Liaison members reach their goals in the most rewarding way. In addition to providing invaluable 1-on-1 member consultations, our resident dietitian, Organic Liaison Health Director Deborah Klein, also offers exclusive weekly video tips on nutrition and fitness.

Deborah’s Top 3 Tip Videos

Tip #34: Age Redefined. Watch »
Tip #2: Lowering your Insulin Level. Watch »
Tip #35: Getting Rid of Muscle Pain. Watch »

See All of Deborah’s Video Tips »

Organic Liaison Dietitian on the Radio

March27

Deborah Klein, MS, RD is our registered dietitian, Organic Liaison program expert, and essential member resource for nutrition and fitness education. Check out her latest radio appearances, and listen to the podcasts! Also, learn more about Deborah, here, and get her helpful advice at Phitter.com.

Monday, March 11, 2013 | RadioMD: The Organic Way to Weight Loss
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Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Dr. Mitch Show, Natural News Radio
Listen Now »

Sunday, March 24, 2013 | Healthtopia Radio, WAEC Love 860 AM: The Scoop on Organic Liaison
Listen Now »

2 Weeks Left in the Camp Kirstie Challenge!

March19


We’ve been receiving incredible and inspiring stories from our Camp Kirstie Cadets—those who’ve committed to making a healthy change! Whether it’s exercising more, cooking fresh meals at home, or motivating a loved one to get healthy, all healthy goals are supported at Camp Kirstie!

If it’s your goal to finally lose that weight, remember that our $99 Rescue Me Kit special gives you the complete Organic Liaison program at $40 off!

Interactive Online Tools to help you plan a customized menu, track calories, get workout ideas, and more.
Organic and Natural Products to curb appetite, reduce cravings, boost natural energy, and promote rest—all while replenishing your body with essential vitamins and nutrients.
1-on-1 Dietitian Help to guide you through personal obstacles.

It’s everything you need to get amazing results. With only 2 weeks left in the Challenge to Change, don’t miss your chance to make a change AND win an amazing evening with Kirstie Alley and Kelly Preston at their fabulous Sleepover Extravaganza!

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Healthy Cornbread | Organic Recipes

March18

Organic recipes from Kirstie’s Kitchen!

The ultimate comfort food gets a healthy makeover!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Cooking Time: 30 minutes.

Servings: 12 squares.

Ingredients:

Always use organic ingredients when possible.
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup 100% organic unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup raw agave nectar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat free buttermilk
1/2 cup organic applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 cup organic 100% liquid egg whites
2 tablespoon organic safflower oil

Nutritional Information: 144 calories per serving

Fat: 0
SatFat: 0
Trans Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Carbs: 21
Sugars: 18
Sodium: 0
Protein: 1
Fiber: 3
Vitamin A: 100
Vitamin C: 48
Iron: 0.4
Calcium: 20

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly spray an 8 inch square pan with vegetable oil cooking spray. Mix dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well by hand. Pour the batter into the sprayed pan and shake to make it level. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool, then cut into 12 squares.

Note: All recipes are included in the Organic Liaison Recipe collection. Learn more about how to begin your Organic Liaison weight loss journey today.

Kelly Preston on The Doctors: Organic Gardening Tips & More!

March15

Kelly Preston on The Doctors

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Kelly Preston appeared on The Doctors.

Mother and long time organic food advocate, Kelly stopped by The Doctors to discuss why eating organic is so important—especially for kids. A recent UC Davis study shows that out of 364 children, every single one of them registered high levels of various pesticides in their systems.

These same chemicals have been known to increase the risk for cancer and developmental diseases. Kelly’s advice for switching to organic? Start slow, with essential foods that you should by organic.

Kelly also invites us into her own organic garden, admitting, “I’m here to inspire people to grow some of their own fruits and vegetables!” She then poses to the audience the Camp Kirstie Challenge to Change—make a healthy change, any change, by end of March, for the chance to attend a private Sleepover Extravanganza with Kirstie and Kelly!

WATCH Kelly’s Appearance and
Learn more about the Challenge to Change »

Balanced Eating to Burn Fat

March7

Together, a high fiber carbohydrate and a low fat protein food create a balanced meal—one that keeps you feeling satisfied and sustained.

Think of carbohydrates as your fuel source, since your brain and muscles’ main source of energy is glucose (carbohydrates). When you don’t get enough carbohydrates, the protein you eat is converted into glucose through a very inefficient process that requires a lot of water, making you feel dehydrated and minimizing the protein available to build muscle mass! So, in the long run, if you’re carbohydrate-deficient, your metabolism slows down, causing you to feel lethargic and experience muscle fatigue. That means your body is not in an optimal fat-burning state!

Carbohydrates are essential to the complete burning of fat. Without carbohydrates, your body cannot burn fat properly. (A potential side effect from this incomplete breakdown of fat is the production of ketones, which are poisonous acidic chemicals that could increase your risk of kidney stones, calcium loss, and osteoporosis.)

When you choose a carbohydrate food, go for a high fiber option, such as the edible skin or edible seeds of fruit, whole grains (e.g. brown rice, sprouted grain bread, oatmeal, millet, and barley), or high fiber starchy vegetables (e.g. green peas, butternut squash, artichokes, lima beans, sugar snap peas, yams, and quinoa).

Fiber is also key to a balanced diet because it helps slow your absorption of the sugar in the carbohydrate food. Fiber helps stabilize your sugar levels, preventing that sugar rush that you typically get from a low-fiber carb like white rice, white bread, white potatoes, juice, mangos, or bananas. You can balance out the lack of fiber in these foods by eating them with green leafy vegetables, nuts or seeds.

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March1

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