Honey with Stevia, Study Finds Body Fights Against Weight Maintenance

May 9 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Truvia Nectar

1/2 tsp.: 10 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Get ready for this: Truvia Nectar blends stevia leaf extract with real honey for a squeezable sweetener that's twice as sweet as honey... meaning half the calories delivers all the sweetness! Because sometimes, there's just no substitute for the taste and texture of honey. Available at select Target, HyVee, and Publix locations nationwide.

Lorissa’s Kitchen Jerky

1 oz.: 80 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 210 - 400mg sodium, 6 - 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 6 - 7g sugars, 11g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

Jerky alert! This all-natural line has been on our radar for a while, and it's finally available nationwide! It is sooooo tender and tasty. Try the Ginger Teriyaki Chicken Cuts, Sweet Chili Pork Cuts, Signature Recipe Korean Barbeque Steak Strips, and Szechuan Peppercorn Steak Strips. Find it at retailers like Kroger, Publix, Target, and Wegmans, or place an online order.

Aquafina Sparkling

12 fl. oz.: 10 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 35mg sodium, 2 - 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Get your refreshment on! Aquafina has unveiled a whole line of lightly sweetened sparkling waters in fresh flavors: Lemon Lime, Black Cherry Dragonfruit, and Orange Grapefruit. And each slim can packs just 10 calories. We envision a cooler full of this traveling with us on beach days… Click to locate!

ICYMI: The Hungry Girl Cruise Registration Is Now Open, Plus a VIP Party Opportunity!

For those of you who missed last Monday's big announcement, listen up: You can now book your spot on the Official Hungry Girl Cruise! Departing from Fort Lauderdale on January 28th, 2017, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will forever change the way you look at food. HG Lisa will personally lead this motivational, mega-fun, seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard Holland America Line's ms Eurodam. Spaces are limited, so act fast! Another reason to book sooner rather than later? This is huge: The first 100 fans to book will score an exclusive invite to an intimate VIP party on the ship with Lisa and friends! All aboard...

Get all the cruise details here, and book ASAP!

Study Finds That Our Bodies Want to Backslide After Weight Loss

As if losing weight isn't hard enough. This recent study examined the cases of fourteen contestants featured on The Biggest Loser, and the findings are pretty rough: The human body essentially fights against maintenance after weight loss. In short, resting metabolism significantly slows down, meaning you need to take in far fewer calories to maintain your new weight. Click here to read more.

The takeaway? If you find it difficult to maintain weight loss, don't blame yourself for being weak willed, but don't let up either: Maintenance takes work! Think of your new way of eating as a lifestyle change, not a "diet." Click here for more maintenance tips 'n tricks!

And that's all we've got. 'Til next time... Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

It’s the second week of May, which means it's National Hamburger Week. Here’s a fun one... our Saucy Italian Burger on a Lettuce Bun!

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