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Volume III: 09 2009

Herbal Magic North Bay

I n t h e m o n t h s o f J u l y & A u g u s t , H e r b a l M a g i c c l i e n t s a t t e n d i n g t h e N o r t h B a y c e n t r e h a v e l o s t a c o m b i n e d : 1 0 7 9 l b s !

The Not-So-Skinny On Salad Dressings  We should all be aware

 If you are counting a fat-

that the use of salad dressing must count as a free exchange. However, we at Herbal Magic continue to find clients omitting the use of salad dressing from their food journals. The following is a little food for thought.

free dressing as one of your “fats”, you are depriving your body of the positive fats that would be obtained by eating nuts, mayo, margarine, cooking oils etc.

 Counting salad dressing

mind. Do your weight loss journey a favour and know your foods!

 You need only read the label (and it is not just about the calorie count!). Salad dressings have additional carbohydrates (starches!), sugars and

 Can't I just use salad dressing as one of my fats? A common question! - There are a few different things we need to understand to answer this question. Your body needs fat for multiple heath reasons. But there are good fats and bad fats. Saturated, trans, and hydrogenated fats are the bad fats (these are the fats that harm your cardiovascular system and convert to fat in your body). Omega oils, for example, are good fats.

as a fat is also detrimental to your weight loss! Salad dressings are counted as a free exchange for a reason. The Free Exchange List has been created with the nutritional facts in

bad fats! Each day you add dressing that you’re not accounting for, you tack on the extras, which makes it harder for you body to shed the pounds.

 Take for example the

Oriental Sesame Dressing from Wendy’s: 170 calories, 10 g of fat, 1.5 g of saturated fat, 360 mg of sodium and 19 carbohydrates (that’s more starch than 2 slices of weight watchers bread!).

 Light vs. Fat-Free: what's the big deal? Many of us assume there is no difference between the two. However, after looking at labels shows a large difference to your daily intake. Calorie-Wise Ranch dressing by Kraft still has 70 calories, 6 grams of fat, 340 mg of sodium, 6 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of sugar. Keep in mind, this is only for 2 tablespoons worth of dressing!!

S p e c i a l M e n t i o n s i n J u l y & A u g u s t ! C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o :

A c c o m p l i s h m e n t s i n t h e m o n t h o f J U L Y & A u g u s t

Clients Who Have Moved into the Stabilization Phase: Carrie D. France L. Holly J. Leon G. Rachel B. Steve C. Tina V.

Keely L. Kevin C. Lynn P. Linda L. Nancy N. Lise M. Liette G. Michelle D. Michelle G. Philip E. Rita G. Sandra C. Suzanne C. Verna K.

Debbie M. Helen G. Jim L. Joelle S. Josee V. Karen R. Lisa O. Michelle C. Priscille D. Wendy M.

Tricia M. – 40 lbs!

Debbie C. – 80 lbs! Nicole T. – 70 lbs! Beth A. – 60 lbs! Gary F. – 60 lbs! Laurette L. – 60 lbs! Natalie A.— 60 lbs! Marc P. – 50 lbs! Rita D. – 50 lbs! Robert B.— 50 lbs! Karen V.— 50 lbs! Veronique S.— 50 lbs!

Clients Who Clients Who Have Begun Have Moved Clients Who Year Three or into the MainteHave MainHigher of Mainnance Phase! tained Their tenance! Amber R. Weight Loss Becky H. Brenda E. Bonnie B, Bianca B. and Have Begun Brenda F. Barb B. A Second Year Fern V. Carmen C. With Herbal Irene L. Carol M. Magic: Jackie V. Conrad L. Jeannine W. France L. Amanda G. Marilyn C. Jackie T. Caralee H. Karen R. Conrad L.

Anne P-F. – 40 lbs! Chelsey T.— 40 lbs. Debbie G. – 40 lbs! Jeanne S. – 40 lbs! Jennifer L—40 lbs! Kris P. – 40 lbs! Lois F.—40 lbs! Michelle W.—40 lbs!

Brenda P.—30 lbs! Cindy V.—30 lbs! Edna A.—30 lbs Gail T.—30 lbs Judy S.—30 lbs.

We at Herbal Magic are incredibly proud of all our clients. Congratulations to each of you on all your hard work and successes. Welcome to the new you!!!

Please let us know if we missed you, and we’ll be sure to include your success in next months newsletter

Elizabeth Manley!! Such a treat it was for us to be visited by Herbal magic’s newest spokesperson, Elizabeth manley! Liz came to our centre to help us celebrate nine years of weight loss in North Bay! She spoke to us about her struggles with weight throughout her entire life, her joy in finding Herbal Magic, and about her anticipation of being an announcer during the 2010 Olympics. The celebration was a huge success and we would like to thank you all for being a part of it! To date, Liz has lost 20 pounds and is well on the way to achieving her goal.

Here is one of Elizabeth’s favourite Herbal Magic recipes! MAGIC BBQ SAUCE - 2 tbsp olive oil - 1 cup onion, chopped - 3 garlic cloves, crushed - 1 cup chipotle pepper, chopped - 3 cups tomato, Chopped with juices - 1/2 cup cider vinegar

Consider PB5`s!! The Herbal Fluid Supplement! The herbal blend in PB5’s can be beneficial for the urinary system. PB-5’s can help to promote the elimination of excess body fluids, assist in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract

- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice - 2 tbsp brown sugar substitute - 1 tsp Flavo-Magic™ - 1/2 tsp cumin - 1/2 tsp coriander

Until the onion is soft.

Soak chipotle pepper in boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain and cool. Wearing rubber gloves, coarsely chop Heat olive oil in a sauce- the chipotle. Add to onpan over medium heat. ion-garlic mixture and Cook onion and garlic u cook another 10 mininfection, and reduce inflammation in the urinary system. Fluid retention is defined as excessive tissue fluid. Excess fluid storage in the body can result in swelling or edema. While fluid retention can develop can develop in both men and women, it is more common in women, and can be associ-

utes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool. Puree in a food processor. Store in a jar in the refrigerator/ Makes 4 cups 3 tbsp equals: 1/4 vegetable, 1/4 fat ated with the premenstrual phase of the monthly cycle. PB5’s can help nutritionally support the natural function of the kidneys that facilitates the elimination of excess fluid from the body. PB-5 is designed to help promote fluid elimination and support kidney function.

Herbal Magic Newsletter August 2009