✔ Helps To Lose Fat And Retain Muscle
✔ Prevents Muscle Loss Which Is Common As We Age
Being super thin is very different from being healthy. The distinction lies in understanding body composition – the ratio of lean to fatty tissue that makes up your total body weight. Your body is comprised of many tissues, including fat, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs and also plenty of water. Healthy body composition is determined not by the number on your scale or the size of your jeans but by your percentage of fat versus lean muscle. Keeping your percentage of fat low and your lean muscle mass high is ideal for maximizing your strength, wellness and hormonal balance. Excess fat, bone loss and muscle loss are all factors that can result in altered body composition. The latter is what I refer to as the “skinny-fat person,” someone who appears slim but has a high percentage of body fat. In this case, body composition is not altered by excess fat but rather by an unhealthy deficiency of muscle, just like a supermodel.
The worst part? Fat fuels fat. That’s right, the more fat we accumulate, the greater our risk of obesity. With all the hormonal signals being sent and received from our fat, our fat actually controls how much more fat we store. As a result, we need to take charge of our fat cells to successfully initiate and maintain fat loss. The more fat we already have, the more difficult this process is as I am sure you have experienced – the frustration of making dietary tweaks or exercising more but not seeing results. Don’t give up because it’s absolutely doable and definitely worth the effort! You just need to reset your hormones and your ability to metabolize fats. The best way to approach this scenario is to do a Two-Week Metabolic Reset. Click here for more information
Our stance on the importance of protein for a healthy body composition won’t come as a news flash for those of you who follow Dr. Turner ND’s work, but a new study adds even more strength to that position. In a weight-loss study, individuals who used a high-quality whey protein-based meal replacement lost more fat and retained more muscle when compared to the group that only restricted caloric intake.
Protein is the king of muscle food. This article speaks to the fact that one needs sufficient protein or your body will actually lose muscle mass, especially as you age. Muscle loss is common as we age, recently in The Globe and Mail newspaper there was this very interesting article on precisely that- read it here.
This is a huge seller at the clinic especially for weight loss clients as it’s low in carbs and fat. It is made with an exceptional quality whey protein and it tastes GREAT. One scoop provides 16g of whey protein and 8g of fibre (soluble 4g and insoluble 4g) as well as many other vitamins. You can read all the ingredients for Clear Complete here.
If you have a sensitivity to dairy protein or even small amounts of lactose, this is not our best meal replacement for you. In this case, it is better to select the Clear Complete Vegan With Multivitamin option. If you are looking for a protein powder versus a meal replacement, your best options are: Clear Pea Protein -Unflavoured or PurePea -Vanilla Flavour.
By simply replacing two of your four daily meals with a shake (for example: make a smoothie for breakfast using one scoop of Dream Protein and mix in a shaker cup for 3-4pm meal with one scoop Dream and one scoop Clear Complete Meal Replacement) you could drop 8-10lbs before the holidays. Or for a vegan option, use 2 scoops of Perfect Protein Pea + Rice in a smoothie for breakfast. For your 3-4pm meal mix 2 scoops Perfect Protein Pea + Rice with 1 scoops Clear Complete Vegan With Multvitamin).
In the morning, we suggest a smoothie, add one scoop of protein powder to a recipe chock-full of fresh or frozen fruit/vegetables. For some great recipes check out our recipe blog! For the on the go meal in the afternoon, simply mix 1 scoop of Clear Complete and 1 scoop of another protein powder (we love Dream Protein) with water or non-dairy beverage and shake! The added protein will keep you full and satisfied.
Check out Dr. Turner ND’s blog on the Fat Burning Health Boosting Power Of Protein for some more great tips! Don’t skip the protein – your body needs it!
This kit provides a 14 day supply of shakes (based on two shakes per day).
Click this link for a sample seven day meal plan: https://drnatashaturner.com/seven-day-sample-meal-plan-for-fat-loss-and-arthritis-pain/
→Dream Protein (Greens First)
Recommended Use:As a dietary supplement, take one or more scoops daily to supply your diet with protein. Mix one level scoop with 6-8 ounces of water, milk or your favorite beverage.
Contraindications:Not recommended for individuals with an allergy to dairy protein sourced from cows. Dream Protein, is however, low in lactose and is suitable for most people with lactose intolerance. Contains whey protein isolate (milk).
Perfect Protein Pea & Rice (Metagenics):
→ Clear Complete With Multivitamin (Clear Medicine):
Clear Complete Vegan With Multivitamin:
→Clear Nova Scotia Marine Collagen + C (Clear Medicine):
Ingredients Per Serving: Fish collagen (hydrolyzed) 15g; Ascorbate 500mg; Mixed Berry Flavour
Recommended Use: 3/4 of a scoop, 1-2x daily or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Contraindications: Caution in individuals with allergies to fish. Due to conflicting research results, we do not recommend this product if you have a personal history of breast cancer. Instead, we recommend taking Clear MSM + C.
Also helpful (not included in kit):
- For bloating and digestion of protein, carbs and fats as well as aiding absorption, take 1 to 2 Clear Digest, or our vegan plant-based digestive enzymes Clear Vegan Digest, with each meal.
- For better bowel regularity, satiety, and bowel detox, add one serving of Clear Fiber to your morning smoothie.
- Purchase a shaker cup for your afternoon shake.