The Weight & Wellness Way
Volume 4, Issue 4 May 2007

in this issue

"Dishing Up Nutrition"
Radio Show

Get the Sugar Out

Asian Beef Kabobs

Crave Control Plus

Cassie Weness, L.D., R.D.


"Dishing Up Nutrition"
Radio Show

Do you find yourself too busy some weekends to listen to Dishing Up Nutrition, but wish you could hear what Dar, Wendy and Christina have to say about this week's topic? Now you can. Go to our website and download past shows to your computer or mp3 player and listen anytime you want! Click here to see the list of shows now available.

Dishing Up Nutrition, Saturday afternoons from
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on FM107.1

Tune in this week to learn how to get sugar out of your diet once and for all. Upcoming topics

Boost Your Metabolism - NEW
We are teaming up with Balanced For Life Fitness in White Bear Lake to offer a new class that combines 2 hours of nutrition education and 2 hours of exercise instruction on two days. Learn how to boost your metabolism, lose weight and increase energy.

When: Saturday, June 2nd and 9th
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Call 651-773-0000 to register.

Nutrition For Young Adults
Do you think your young adults could have better eating habits? Did they gain the "freshman fifteen?" Are they athletes looking for ways to improve performance? Are they struggling with acne? This two hour class can help them learn how food affects their energy, mood and appearance.

When: Wednesday, June 13th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Wayzata
Call 952-345-0766 to register.

This class will also be taught August 8th at our White Bear Lake location .

Weight & Wellness classes starting the week of June 18th. Call now to reserve your seat. Classes held in Wayzata, White Bear Lake and St Paul. Check our calendar for locations, days and times.
Class schedule or call
St. Paul at 651-699-3438,
Wayzata at 952-345-0766 or
White Bear Lake at 651-773-0000.

Jump Start Your Metabolism, Balanced Foods for Balanced Moods, Getting Your Diabetes Under Control and Foods to Reduce Pain & Inflammation also offered throughout the community. Please check our on-line calendar for the location nearest you.
Class schedule

  • Get the Sugar Out
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    by Christina Swigart,
    Licensed Nutritionist

    Ah, sugar. We Americans love our sugar so much that sweet treats have become a way of life for most of us. Do sugar cravings compel you to have a soda or candy every day? Hard as it may be to admit, it's possible that you have a sugar addiction. Biochemically, our brain reacts to sugar in the same way that it reacts to drugs and alcohol. The reaction is not as strong, but it is real and can get stronger over time. If you stop and think, you may realize that it takes more sugar to satisfy you now than it did a couple of years ago.

    Maybe you are like many other people who have tried numerous diets, determined to stay away from sugar, but found yourself unable to give it up for any length of time. Intense sugar cravings can sabotage even the best intentions and diets. What you need are strategies that address the source of those cravings.

    At Nutritional Weight & Wellness, we have found that eliminating cravings begins in two important ways: by balancing your blood sugar and supporting your brain. Although many diets cut back on fat and protein, we encourage adequate consumption of both of these important macronutrients, along with real carbohydrates five or six times per day. Eating this way maintains balanced blood sugar, which prevents the crashes that lead to sugar cravings. Guess what? Balanced blood sugar helps you lose weight, too!

    Another critical factor in minimizing cravings consists of eating protein frequently throughout the day to give your body the nutrients necessary to make neurotransmitters. These are the chemicals that your brain uses to balance your moods and reduce cravings for stimulants such as sugar.

    The key to reducing sugar cravings begins with eating real protein, carbohydrates (vegetables and fruits), and fats every few hours. Try this eating plan and observe your sugar cravings subside as you begin to rebalance your biochemistry.

  • Asian Beef Kabobs
  • Warm weather and very few bugs make it the perfect time to grill. Try this delicious recipe the next time you grill and you will be supporting your body's neurotransmitter production.

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  • Crave Control Plus
  • Are your cravings so strong that you need help starting a balanced eating plan? Crave Control Plus is a safe and effective formula designed to help balance brain chemistry and reduce sugar and bread cravings, compulsive eating, and addictive eating. It gives your body the building blocks for serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine and along with a balanced diet helps restore these neurotransmitters to optimal levels.

  • Introducing
    Cassie Weness, L.D., R.D.
  • Nutritional Weight & Wellness welcomes our newest counselor, Cassie Weness! Cassie is a licensed dietitian and is seeing clients at the St. Paul office. She received a B.S. in Food and Nutrition from North Dakota State University in Fargo. Cassie's teaching experience includes working as a nutrition educator for the Missouri Beef Industry Council and as an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Her clinical experience includes nutrition counseling for pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, and other women's health needs. She and her husband and son live in Farmington. The family is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a second baby this fall.

    :: 651-699-3438
    $50 off Nutritional Counseling Appointment

    Received $50 off the initial two-hour nutritional counseling appointment. Offer only valid with Cassie, Christina, Anna and Wendy and expires June 15th, 2007.


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