Part One

The staff at The Natural Alternative would like to wish you a healthy, happy new year! January is the month that we seem to have a little extra motivation to “get healthier, lose weight, and start exercising!”

With the holidays behind us (as well as pecan pie & eggnog), we have many customers coming in looking for tools for an effective but healthy and sustainable weight loss.

Studies are now suggesting that probiotics can help you lose weight and belly fat! Both human and animal studies have found that normal weight people have different gut bacteria than overweight people. Certain probiotics may reduce the number of calories you absorb from food, in addition to supporting release of satiety hormone (feeling of fullness). One study of 210 people found that taking Lactobacillus gasseri for 12 weeks reduced body fat, BMI, waist size and hip circumference!

Dr. Formulated Fitbiotic is a probiotic with the particular strains used in the studies to support healthy weight loss. In addition, Fitbiotic contains a prebiotic fiber that adds to a feeling of fullness and helps promote healthy blood sugar. Fitbiotic comes in packets that can be easily mixed into food or a RAW Fit Protein smoothie!

RAW Fit from Garden of Life is made of USDA Certified organic, RAW, plant based, vegan, high protein powder. The 28 grams of protein is from 13 sprouted seeds and grains, and is completely gluten free and dairy free. In addition, RAW Fit is the only high protein weight loss shake that contains 400 mg of RAW Svetol, a clinically researched green coffee bean extract. One study showed the group supplementing with Svetol lost twice the weight than the placebo group. RAW Fit also contains 300 mg RAW organic Ashwagandha to support the body when under stress, a time when cortisol seems to elevate. Chromium and cinnamon have been added for healthy blood sugar, as well as fiber to promote fullness from organic flaxseeds and African baobab fruit. A powerhouse for weight loss! RAW Fit comes in 4 amazing flavors–vanilla, chocolate, Marley coffee, and original.

Combine RAW Fit with Fitbiotic, a healthy diet and daily exercise and be amazed at the results! Happy New Year and Happy New You! Stop by and let my incredible staff help you discover “what better feels like”!

~ Bobbi Conner, CNC, ACN, MH

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your medical practitioner if health challenges exist.