Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Prevent Stress Eating

salty but not so goodness

salty but not so goodness

Many people respond to stress by turning to their favorite comfort foods, and that can lead to making unhealthy food choices. Once you reach for sweet, you are going to want salty and then sweet and the battle continues.
Certain tempting foods, like chips, fried foods, and sugary sweets can easily sabotage weight-loss goals. My weakness is Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion chips! A handful is okay, but I usually want the whole darn bag!
A good way to avoid these food pitfalls is to learn what your food triggers are ahead of time, so you’ll be prepared before stress eating kicks in.
Here are four easy ways to help stop stress eating:

1. Stick with a healthy eating plan. Whether you follow my 12 week Aim For Balance Program, Weight Watchers or another comparable program, stick with the program and follow the guildelines.

2. Keep your hands busy. Find something else to do with your hands besides eat. Keep the daily newspaper puzzle page handy, do some chores, read a book, or distract yourself by calling or e-mailing your friends or family.

Fresh Veggies are BEST!

Fresh Veggies are BEST!

3. Stock your kitchen. Make sure you’ve got a supply of crunchy vegetables like celery sticks, green- and red-bell pepper strips, and cauliflower and broccoli florets — cut them up and stash them in resealable bags in your refrigerator veggie drawer. Feel the urge to dip? Try hummus. Or enjoy your veggies with some spreadable low-fat cheese. Nuts, whole grain crackers and fresh fruit is good too. Remember, healthy snacks are encouraged, so you won’t feel hungry or deprived.

4. Exercise. Exercise is not only a great way to stay fit and manage your weight, it’s also a good way to keep your mind off food during stressful times. If going to the gym isn’t your thing, take yourself or your doggie for a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Getting your mind on something else for just 15 minutes will make you forget you were looking to munch.

AIM Products for Pets

Much of the nutrition found in AIM products works as well on pets as it does on humans, with whole-food concentrates benefiting both. The all-natural nutrition in products like AIM BarleyLife® can be part of a dog or cat’s daily diet, and positive results can be experienced in a variety of areas.

Barley grass juice powder

BarleyLife is one of the most common pet-friendly products because of its concentrated juice powder of nutrient-dense barley grass. The vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, and enzymes in BarleyLife make it an ideal supplement to a dog or cat’s daily nutrition needs.  BarleyLife

Both dogs and cats may see benefits in anti-inflammatory activity, antioxidant ability, immune system support, and overall good health.

For dogs less than 50 pounds, AIM recommends using 1⁄2 teaspoon of BarleyLife once a day mixed into the dog’s food or sprinkled on top of the dog’s food. For dogs 50 pounds and up, the serving increases to
1⁄2 teaspoon two times per day.
For cats, AIM recommends using 1⁄8 or 1⁄4 teaspoon of BarleyLife with food once daily.

Essential fatty Acids for health

AIMega® and its organic seed oil blend of essential omega-3 and -6 fatty acids may help both dogs and cats with improved coat, fewer hairballs, and constipation relief. Additionally, they may experience health benefits for their skin and nails, as well as their cardiovascular system as AIMega is a natural anti-inflammatory

For dogs, AIM recommends using one capsule for every 20 pounds of weight (up to 4 capsules), twice daily. For a 60-pound dog, this would mean three capsules, twice daily. For cats, AIM recommends one to two capsules per day.  To administer the AIMega, open the capsules with a pair of scissors and squeeze the oil onto the food.

For better joint health

Frame Essential  Joint health is also an area that both dogs and cats can see benefits from AIM Frame Essentials®, which combines glucosamine complex (sulfate and hydrochloride) with methylsulfonyl-methane (MSM) and boswellia extract to promote healthy joints.
For dogs under 40 pounds, AIM recommends one capsule daily. For dogs 40 pounds and above, the serving may increase to two capsules daily. Frame Essentials is best taken with food,
and note that there may be a choking risk if small dogs are fed whole capsules. In these instances, it is best to sprinkle the contents of the capsule onto the food.
For cats, AIM recommends one capsule daily, opened and sprinkled onto food.

Digestive health for dogs and cats can be positively impacted by AIM

Great for digestive health

FloraFood®and its combination of three friendly bacteria.
FloraFood can help pets maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut.
For both dogs and cats, AIM recommends one FloraFood capsule daily, with food. The capsule may be broken open and sprinkled onto or mixed into food. Do not feed the whole capsule to cats as it may get lodged in the throat. With nutrition from AIM, you can help to keep your pets in good health and possibly avoid costly trips to the vet. For the prevention or relief from the common health issues of dogs
and cats, AIM has natural answers.

Benefits and Features

  •  Improves your pet’s overall health
  •  Counteracts inflammation
  •  Improves coat appearance and skin health
  •  Maintains healthy joints
  •  Balances friendly bacteria
  •  Provides antioxidant activity and immune system support

To order products go to http://myaimstore.com/aimforbalance/

Reference AIM Pets Products data sheet 2012