New Year’s resolutions, goal setting and diets are at the top of our minds come January 1st. Unfortunately, most of these resolutions, goals and fad diets fail miserably by the time February or March rolls along. Set yourself up for success in the New Year by committing to small changes to improve your health and wellness.
Diets Are for Quitters
The thought of a diet is just so tempting. Promises of clear rules and short-term success abound. Unfortunately, while they may work this week or this month, diets are the top predictor of future weight gain.1 What a cruel injustice! Then you hop onboard with another diet, and repeat the same yo-yo process over and over, resulting in depleted nutrient stores and drained energy—not to mention lowered self-esteem.
Add (Don’t Subtract)
Look at any diet out there, and you’ll notice that they tend to focus on what you have to cut out. Dropping entire macronutrient groups from your diet is not a long-term solution to weight management. For long-term increases in energy, mood and weight control, focus on what you’re adding—not what you’re subtracting. Adding a positive lifestyle shift, like eating a balanced breakfast, moving for 10 more minutes a day, or eating one plant-based meal a day is sustainable, and will help your overall health and wellness.
Whether it’s January 1 or July 1, Vega One can help you stay on track with your health and wellness goals. With just 150 calories a serving, this nutrient dense all-in-one supplement gives your body complete foundational nutrition. In each serving of Vega One, you’ll find:
Each one-scoop serving of Vega One has 15 grams of complete plant-based protein. Protein helps to stabilize blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day, while contributing to feelings of fullness. This multisource plant-based blend is formulated without dairy and soy—minimizing your exposure to heavily-processed ingredients that can be hard to digest and absorb nutrients from.
Fiber and Probiotics
Sticking to a goal of 25 to 30 grams of fiber is a great way to focus on the addition of nutrients. You can find fiber in fruits, vegetables in whole grains. Vega One has 6 grams of fiber per serving. Probiotics also help your gut stay healthy, which is why each scoop has 1 billion dairy-free CFU probiotics.
Stop worrying that fat will make you fat. Numerous recognized studies have linked omega-3 intake with important wellness benefits including support for heart, brain, and joint health. Vega One has 1.5 grams of omega-3 from chia and ground flax seeds.
While we know we should eat our greens, they’re often the first to go when schedules get busy. It’s recommended that you eat at least five servings of vegetables daily, so Vega One includes 3 servings of greens from kale, broccoli, alfalfa and chlorella to help you meet your target.
Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals
To help fight free radical damage, Vega One has 200 mg of Vega Antioxidant Blend. Each scoop also provides 50% RDI for all vitamins and minerals.
Vega One gives you all that nutrition, with absolutely no preservatives, added sugar, or artificial flavors or colors. Simply mix one scoop of Vega One in 1 cup of ice-cold water, shake, and enjoy. Better yet, add Vega One to your favorite smoothie recipe for a delicious and nutrient-boosting smoothie as a kickstart to your morning.
Just say no to the diet mentality, and embrace nutrient dense, plant-based nutrition in 2014. There’s no such thing as being perfect when it comes to nutrition. Instead, focus on adding a plant-based meal, smoothie or a Vega One shake to your day and start to feel the difference. For more information and creative recipes, visit MyVega.com.