How Diet Can Help Prevent Stroke

With 140,000 Americans dying each year from stroke, imagine if I told you that 80% of these strokes could have been prevented.  Well they could have, and they can be.  According to a new study* recently issued from Loma Linda University (California), as many as 80% of strokes are preventable with healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices.

The study, issued from Loma Linda University (California), says that “higher intakes of fruits and vegetables exert a protective effect against stroke, with a significant reduction occurring with consumption of 3 to 5 servings per day.”  Researchers also found that a low-sodium and Mediterranean diet reduced stroke risk as well.  It is important to also note that the study found that a Western dietary pattern was associated with INCREASED stroke risk.
Food should be looked at as medicine for the body, and instead, it’s being looked at as a killer.  We need to learn how to use food to improve our health, not worsen it.  That’s why I created the FOOFITweight loss program in NJ.This unique weight loss plan is built on a foundation of healthy eating, exercise and behavior modification. These three elements combined with Joy Allison’s (owner and renowned NJ nutritionist) expertise make up the revolutionary  program.  FOODFIThelps people understand how to make smarter food choices while understanding the behavior that leads to over-eating and unhealthy diet choices.  Plus, Joy works one-on-one with clients to develop a fun and consistent exercise program.To get started on the FOODFIT weight loss plan with NJ nutritionist Joy Allison, call 1-855-MYFOODFIT (693-6633).

New Study Highlights Benefits of Omega 3s

Joy Allison, a nutritionist in NJ and creator/owner of the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ, recommends a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower the risk of heart failure.

According to several studies summarized in Clinical Nutrition, an increase in consumption of omega-3s and higher blood levels containing omega-3s are linked to a 15% decrease in risk of heart failure.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to any diet according to nutritionist Joy Allison. Omega-3s are not produced in the body and need to be consumed through diet or supplementation. They help organs function normally and can also reduce inflammation in the body and boost heart health.

Foods rich in omega-3s include fish such as anchovies, bluefish, herring, mackerel, wild salmon, sardines, sturgeon, lake trout, and tuna.  Walnuts, flax and flaxseed oil, canola oil, olive oil, and soybean oil are high in ALA which turns into omega-3 fatty acids inside the body. Free-range animal products such as cage-free eggs also have more of the essential omega-3 than other poultry products.

Allison recommends incorporating omega-3 rich foods into your diet before opting for a fish oil supplement. For more information on how to add omega-3 into your diet, call FOODFIT at 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633).

Joy Allison helps clients lose weight through the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan that combines exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.

Too Little Protein in Your Diet? You Could Be GAINING Weight!

NJ Nutritionist Joy Solliday, owner and creator of the widely successful FOODFIT weight management program, explains how a diet lacking in protein can cause excess body fat and hinder a person’s weight loss. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan in NJ that focuses on helping clients lose weight through a multi-platform program combining exercise, diet modification, and lifestyle coaching.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a diet high in carbohydrates and fats and low in protein will cause people to lose lean muscle and gain body fat. The participants of the study exercised very little and purposely ate more than their required amount of calories with varied amounts of protein.

The group who consumed low amounts of protein stored 90% of their extra calories as body fat versus the other groups where 50% of their extra calories became fat. The group on the low-protein diet also lost an average of 1.5 pounds of lean body mass while the other groups gained an average of 6 to 7 pounds.

Joy Solliday, a NJ nutritionist, works with her clients on creating a diet that includes smarter and healthier choices. Adding lean protein is an essential part of Joy Solliday’s revolutionary NJ weight loss program.  According to Joy, protein keeps clients full longer and helps build lean muscle mass which is essential after exercising.

The study also concluded that high-fat, high-carb diets that are low in protein can cause people to increase body fat even if they are not packing on pounds. People starting a diet or NJ weight loss program like FOODFIT should aim for a high-protein diet to lower body fat percentage and build lean muscle.

For more information or questions for Joy call 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633).

Boost Your Metabolism With Our NJ Weight Loss Plan

NJ nutritionist, Joy Solliday helps her clients get a boost on burning calories by incorporating foods that increase metabolism. Joy Solliday is the owner and creator of FOODFIT, a weight loss plan in NJ, which uses diet modification, personal training and behavioral coaching to aid in weight loss. By integrating foods that can increase calorie burn, this NJ nutritionist helps her clients reach their goals more effectively by teaching them how to make healthier choices.

Foods that boost the metabolism are inexpensive, easy to find, and work best in controlled portions. Some metabolism-boosting foods include coffee, black and green tea, dark chocolate, grapefruit, low fat dairy products, lean turkey, and spices.

The caffeine found in coffee, tea, and dark chocolate increases metabolism and energy. Grapefruit contains large amounts of Vitamin C which is said to lower insulin levels and speed up metabolism. Dairy products like plain low-fat yogurt have also been shown to increase weight loss by delivering good bacteria and probiotics to aid in the digestive process. Eating lean turkey, which is full of protein, will curb appetite and help development of lean muscle.

A healthy diet that includes powerful fat-fighting foods is only part of the platform in the FOODFIT weight loss program created by NJ Nutritionist Joy Solliday. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan in NJ that helps clients reach their weight loss goals through exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.