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Weight Loss Kamloops

Herbal One weight loss clinic in Kamloops (Landsdown Village), British Columbia provides weight loss programs and products to safely and effectively lose weight and keep it off. Herbal One is a Canadian weight loss and nutrition company backed by 30 years of weight management expertise and sound nutritional knowledge. Herbal One weight management centre clients, collectively, have lost thousands upon thousands of pounds.

At Herbal One Kamloops, we work very hard to provide Canadian formulated and Canadian produced products that conform to Health Canada’s stringent regulations. Our natural product line has the potency necessary to produce the results clients are looking for – safely. Herbal One’s potent herbal products combined with our powerful and effective weight loss programs based on ordinary grocery store-bought foods can produce lifelong results. Get your personalized weight loss program for results that will last today!

 

 

“My name is Beth. I am the Herbal One Franchisee for Kamloops, BC. I have over 15 years of experience in the weight loss industry and I am passionate about helping clients to improve their health and achieve their weight loss goals.

I take pride in my chosen career as a Personal Weight Loss Coach. I feel that it is my duty to help clients maintain momentum and motivation throughout their weight management programs and I take this responsibility very seriously. Our clients visit our centre regularly and our team focuses on building esteem and celebrating successes during each visit.

I am confident that I can help you achieve your goal weight because I understand the journey and all of the emotional ups and downs that accompany it. I have successfully managed my weight throughout two pregnancies and each time I have bounced back lower than my pre-pregnancy weight.

I can help you achieve the healthy body weight that you have always dreamed of without feeling like you are dieting or depriving yourself. I will personalize a healthy dietary plan to meet your specific needs accommodating your busy work schedule and/or family lifestyle. Call me at 372-8400 to book your FREE consultation. I can’t wait to meet you!”

Sincerely,
Beth
Herbal One Personal Coach
Kamloops, BC

My name is Jaqueline and I am the new coach at Herbal One Kamloops. One of my greatest strengths as a coach is my own personal weight loss journey. I joined Herbal One Kamloops in July 2018 and I have lost 76 pounds and 85 inches over the past 11 months. I have experienced the program from a client’s perspective and that has given me so much insight to draw on as a coach at Herbal One. I am ecstatic with my results and I cannot wait to help others achieve success with their own weight loss efforts.

One of the most significant changes I have noticed throughout my journey goes beyond the physical transformation. I have lost weight before only to slide back into old habits and put it back on. To be honest, before discovering Herbal One I tried so many different programs. However, I realized that I was only fixing the outside during previous weight loss attempts. It became clear throughout my journey with Herbal One that I needed to look inwards and work on positive self-talk and body confidence. It has been such an empowering experience to learn to accept and embrace my body and I am so proud of my newfound confidence. I now understand the importance of positive self-talk and I am looking forward to helping others reach their potential by focusing on inner dialogue.

Many people ask about the “secret to my success” and I always provide the same answer. I track my food choices in my food diary, plan ahead and prep healthy meals, and prioritize water intake. It’s that simple! Instead of battling cravings and following a restrictive menu I listen to my cravings and experiment with healthy alternatives. This way I don’t feel as though I am denying myself. Throughout my program I have accumulated a wealth of recipes and kitchen hacks and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with all of you.

I have so many ideas and I’m looking forward to helping clients to embrace the Herbal One lifestyle and achieve long term success. I did it and so can you. If you are just beginning your weight loss journey or working on your last stubborn pounds I urge you to reach out to me. I promise that you won’t regret it!

Ditch the Diet and Break Free from 3 Common Weight Loss Misconceptions

Approaching your healthy lifestyle with an “all-or-nothing” mindset is a recipe for failure. The secret to successful weight management is creating healthy habits rather than restrictions. Here are three common misconceptions that many people struggle with when attempting to lose weight:

Restrict-Binge Cycle

If you consistently skip meals or go long periods between meals or snacks, your body’s natural reaction is to go into “starvation mode”. At this point your body will begin to store calories rather than burn calories. Eating several small meals throughout the day will actually help to promote weight loss and combat cravings. Eliminating food groups or following restrictive food rules can leave you feeling deprived and unmotivated. It’s important to learn to enjoy your favorite foods without resulting in a food binge or feelings of guilt or shame. Instead of cutting out your favorite foods you will be more successful enjoying them in moderation or creating healthy alternatives at home.

Food-Rewards

Exercise is one step forward but a poor diet is two steps back. Do you exercise so you can “eat whatever you want”? Unfortunately it’s not that simple. Even on a basic calorie-level, the amount of calories you’ll take in by eating a fast food burger, fries, and soda is likely far more than you will burn during a workout. If you are finding the time to exercise then you want to make sure that you aren’t working against yourself when you sit down to your next meal. It doesn’t matter how hard you work in the gym if you don’t control what you put on your plate. It’s extremely easy to distort portions or allow extra bites and nibbles after exercising. Don’t fall into the food reward trap. Instead compliment your exercise with healthy foods to fuel metabolism and support muscle recovery.

Weekend Sabotage

Don’t use the weekend as an excuse to give up on your goals. Many social events and family functions revolve around food. However, that doesn’t mean that you should avoid these events completely. Eventually you will be in situations where food is involved and you’re going to have to learn how to deal with temptations. Believe it or not, you can lose weight while maintaining a healthy social life. In fact, by practicing healthy choices while attending social functions you will transform your new habits into permanent lifestyle changes. Instead of feeling deprived by temporary sacrifices you will feel empowered by your healthy choices.

Whether you are working on those last stubborn pounds or just getting started on your weight loss journey, Herbal One can help. We will customize a dietary program to meet your individual needs and make sure that you stick with it. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/herbalonekamloops to view healthy recipes, local testimonials, and wellness articles.

 

4 Healthy Tips for Busy Moms.

As a mother of two, I understand how challenging it can be to prioritize healthy eating habits while balancing work and family commitments. However, I also understand the importance of role-modeling healthy living and nurturing positive body image. I truly believe that motherhood has made me a better Weight Management and Nutrition Coach as I can relate to the many challenges that clients face. As a result, I have plenty of tips and recipes for success:

Tip #1 – Portion Control

It is very easy to distort your portions if you do not utilize measuring tools (food scale, measuring cups, single-serving containers etc). Quite simply, it doesn’t matter how healthy you eat if you do not practice portion control. Eating too little or too much will impact your ability to lose weight so I do not suggest “eyeballing” portions. I prefer to measure my foods when I get home from the grocery store. I wash, chop and measure my portions for grab-and-go convenience. This way I don’t have to measure every time I sit down to a meal or snack. I also find that my family is more inclined to reach for healthy foods when they are organized and convenient choices.

Tip # 2 – Planning Meals in Advance

Balancing extracurricular activities and work/family commitments can pose a huge challenge when attempting to eat healthy. I find that planning my family meals in advance keeps me on track on busy days and I am much less likely to rely on take out or eating foods that do not fuel my body. I dedicate time over the weekend to planning my menu, grocery shopping, and prepping meals and snacks. I also stock my freezer with meals that can be prepared quickly so that I always have healthy options available. I experiment with recipes on a regular basis to prevent boredom and to create meals that the whole family can enjoy.

Tip #3 – Informed Dining out

I would be lying if I said that my family doesn’t eat at McDonalds or other fast food restaurants occasionally. Although I prefer to prepare meals at home and pack healthy snacks there are times when we decide to dine out. However, this doesn’t mean that I need to deviate from my healthy eating plan or erase my workout. Many restaurants have nutrition information readily available and this allows me to dine out with confidence. I review the menu in advance to select a menu option and plan my day around that meal. My Herbal One dietary plan is flexible enough to include pizza, ice cream, and even a glass of wine. This allows me to enjoy a meal out with my family without feeling guilty about my food/beverage choice.

Tip # 4 – Me Time

I understand that moms regularly neglect their own needs while tending to children, managing a household, and/or juggling work and family demands. However, I cannot stress enough the importance of filling your cup! This can include attending an exercise class, spending time with friends, meditating or treating yourself to a spa treatment. Find a sport, hobby or creative outlet that you love and make time for it in your calendar. I attend fitness classes at Barre Kamloops regularly and I also meet my best friend for dinner every other week. However, sometimes my form of self-care is just saying “NO” and giving myself the freedom to enjoy a day to do nothing.

You can’t control how quickly the scale drops but you can control how consistently you follow your nutrition and exercise plan. Focus on what you CAN control and progress will follow. Whether you are working on those last stubborn pounds or just getting started on your weight loss journey I can help you achieve the healthy body weight that you have always dreamed of without feeling like you are dieting or depriving yourself. I will personalize a healthy dietary plan to meet your specific needs accommodating your busy work schedule and/or family lifestyle. Call me at 372-8400 to book your FREE consultation!

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/herbalonekamloops to view healthy recipes, local testimonials, and wellness articles.

 

Healthy Camping Guide.

Camping trips are a summer highlight for many families but it can be very challenging when practicing healthy eating habits. For most, camping involves smores, hot dogs, chips and other unhealthy snacks. Unfortunately these types of food choices can lead to undesired weight gain, low energy, bloating etc. By planning ahead and making a few healthy swaps you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors without sabotaging your healthy intentions.

Breakfast

Morning Oats and Berries

Boil some water over a campfire and you are ready to enjoy a warm bowl of oatmeal. I suggest adding unsalted nuts, seeds and unsweetened dried fruit with your choice of milk or dairy alternative. You can purchase 100-calorie oatmeal packages for convenience or make your own single-serving oat blend.

Omelette in a Bag

My favorite part about this recipe is the simplicity and ease. You can prepare multiple omelettes at the same time and you won’t have a dirty pan to clean up afterwards. You can make this dish in advance and freeze for meal convenience. Start by breaking two eggs into a freezer Ziploc™ bag. Add the ingredients of your choice just like a traditional omelette. Then, zip the bag closed and press it together with your hands to scramble the eggs. Write the name of each family member on their bags. When you are ready to eat, place the omelet bags in boiling water for about 14-15 minutes. The rule of thumb is about six and half to seven minutes per egg. However, you can cook as many as you can fit into a pot at a time. When the omelettes are cooked you can simply remove from heat and empty the bag contents onto your plate and enjoy.

Portable Pancakes

Before you head off camping, fill up a bottle with the amount of pancake mix that you will need. When you are ready to make pancakes you simply add the right amount of water and shake until fully mixed. With your portable pancake batter inside the bottle, you are ready to grease your skillet and make fresh pancakes. I prefer Flourish Protein Pancake Mix, which is available at Herbal One.

Snacks:

Fresh fruit, vegetables, and air-popped popcorn are fiber-rich snacks that will help keep you satisfied and energized. Unsalted nuts and seeds are an excellent replacement to high-calorie trail mix. Rather than bringing along a family size bag of potato chips opt for 100 calorie snack pack options to provide portion control and minimize absentminded grazing. Hummus makes a great combination with vegetables and is available at most grocery stores in single serving containers for convenience.

Beverages:

I suggest drinking 2 litres of water daily and avoiding liquid calories such as pop or juice. If you are craving a carbonated beverage I recommend Zevia™ or soda water. You can also use fruits and vegetables for a natural flavor enhancement. If you choose to drink alcohol you should drink responsibly and limit consumption because these calories add up quickly and can trigger poor food choices. I also suggest alternating water between alcoholic beverages to avoid dehydration and slow your pace.

Lunch:

I recommend a whole wheat pita or wrap with your choice of protein (water-packed tuna, no-salt-added beans, or powdered peanut butter) as they will fill you up and give you energy. They are also portable, which makes them a great choice if you are going on a hike, or spending the day at a park or beach.

 

Greek Pita Pocket
6″ whole wheat pita (less than 110 calories, 20g carbs)
2.8 oz chicken (cooked measurement)
1 tbsp low-fat Tzatziki
1 cup mix veg (tomato, cucumber, peppers, onion)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Avocado Chickpea Smash Sandwich
2 slices whole wheat bread
½ cup chickpeas (no-salt-added, rinsed)
½ avocado
1 tbsp non-fat plain Greek yogurt
½ tsp fresh lime juice
green onion chopped
½ tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/8 tsp black pepper

In a bowl, smash together chickpeas and avocado with the back of a fork until you get the texture that you desire. Mix in Greek yogurt, lime juice, green onion, cilantro, and pepper. Spread onto one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread. Serve and enjoy.

Dinner:

Fiesta Burgers

Makes 4 Patties

Ingredients:
14oz lean ground beef
1 large egg
½ cup diced onion
1 tbsp cayenne
½ tsp dry mustard
Black pepper, to preference
4 whole wheat buns (less than 120 calories, 20g carbs per bun)

Toppings:
Salsa
Fat-free sour cream
Lettuce
Tomato, sliced
Onion, sliced
Avocado, sliced

Directions:
Make patties ahead of time and freeze for meal convenience. Combine ground beef, egg, diced onion, and seasonings in a bowl. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties. When ready to eat, grill burgers over the fire and assemble bun with desired toppings. Serve with vegetable of choice on the side.

Tinfoil Recipe

Cajun Chicken Foil Packs
Serves 4

Ingredients:
4 – 4oz chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
2 cups zuchinni
1 cup broccoli
1 cup red pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground oregano

 

Dessert:

Campfire Apple Pie

Wrap apples and cinnamon in foil and cook over a campfire. Serve with 100g 0% Greek Yogurt and enjoy!

Instead of eliminating “bad foods” from your camping menu focus on introducing healthy foods into it. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/herbalonekamloops to view healthy recipes, local testimonials, and wellness articles. Whether you are working on those last stubborn pounds or just getting started on your weight loss journey I can help you achieve the healthy body weight that you have always dreamed of without feeling like you are dieting or depriving yourself. I will personalize a healthy dietary plan to meet your specific needs accommodating your busy work schedule and/or family lifestyle. Call me at 372-8400 to book your FREE consultation.

 

Healthy Tips to avoid Summer Weight Gain.

The summer months tend to be jam-packed with social events. If you aren’t careful, weekend indulgences can put a halt to your weight loss efforts or contribute to summer weight gain. You may not always face the best food selections when attending social functions but it’s important to be mindful of your choices and portion sizes rather than caving to temptation. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your summer without sabotaging your healthy lifestyle:

The advantage to hosting a barbecue is that you control the menu, meal preparation, and beverage selection. However, many people use social events as an excuse to overindulge in food or beverages. Instead of planning to serve high-calorie meals and snacks opt for a lighter menu, incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables and serving condiments on the side. I suggest serving chicken, steak or homemade hamburger patties rather than smokies, hot dogs, and processed patties. Instead of serving high-sugar beverages you can opt for infused water. Your guests will enjoy the natural flavors and it will ensure that everybody stays hydrated despite the hot summer temperatures. I usually fill a large beverage dispenser with frozen pineapple and water. Kids love that they can refill as often as they like and rave about the fruity flavor. If your function caters to an adult crowd, I suggest serving clear alcohol with soda water, wine, or light beer. I advise against margaritas and slushie summer drinks because of the sugar content. However, you can definitely create lighter options by choosing zero-calorie mixes and flavoring.

When attending functions I suggest making contact with the host in advance so that you can plan your meals accordingly. Offer to bring a dish to add to the spread to ensure that you have a safe option that you can fill your plate with. Resist the temptation to graze on potato chips and limit the amount of dip you consume if you are reaching for fruits or vegetables. I also suggest removing yourself from temptation and positioning yourself away from the food table so that you are less likely to absentmindedly snack, and you can enjoy the company and conversation rather than focusing on the foods being served.

Here are a couple of my favorite recipes when entertaining family and friends:

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Makes 8 Skewers
Ingredients:
16 oz chicken (raw measurement), cubed
2 cups fresh pineapple cut into chunks
¼ cup red bell pepper
¼ cup orange bell pepper
½ cup green bell pepper
½ cup red onion
½ cup PC Blue Menu BBQ Sauce

Directions:
1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. In a large zipper bag combine chicken and ¼ cup BBQ sauce and marinate overnight.
2. Fire up that grill to medium heat.
3. Thread chicken, pineapple and vegetables onto skewers and brush with ¼ cup BBQ sauce.
4. Grill 12-16 minutes or until cooked through.

 

Bruschetta Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked pasta
5 cups chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bunch of basil, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2-4 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh black pepper (to taste)

Directions:
In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese. Let this mixture sit for at least 15 minutes then toss with cooked pasta. Season with fresh black pepper. You may serve immediately or let sit for up to an hour.

 

Cauliflower Potato Salad

Ingredients:

4 cups cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets

3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1 cup celery, diced

½ cup red onion, diced

¼ cup light mayo

100 g Greek yogurt 0%

1 tbsp mustard

pepper, to taste

green onion (optional garnish)

 

Directions:

  1. Steam cauliflower until fork tender—about 12 minutes. Remove cauliflower from steamer and run under cold water to stop cooking. Drain well, and combine in a large mixing bowl with the eggs, celery, and red onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, Greek yogurt, mustard, and pepper. Pour dressing over cauliflower mix, and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least an hour before serving.

 

Mini No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes
Makes 6

Ingredients:
6 mini Keebler Ready Graham Crust Pie shells
1 ½ cup 0% Greek yogurt
Fresh berries

 

Directions:

Fill each shell with ¼ cup Greek yogurt and garnish with fresh berries. Chill. Enjoy!

 

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/herbalonekamloops to view healthy recipes, local testimonials, and wellness articles. Whether you are working on those last stubborn pounds or just getting started on your weight loss journey I can help you achieve the healthy body weight that you have always dreamed of without feeling like you are dieting or depriving yourself. I will personalize a healthy dietary plan to meet your specific needs accommodating your busy work schedule and/or family lifestyle. Call me at 372-8400 to book your FREE consultation.

 

September is the new January!

Do you feel inspired to turn over a new leaf in September? This time of year provides the perfect platform for self-improvement, pursuing healthy aspirations, and breaking bad habits. The summer months are ridden with challenges and temptations and this guide is designed to help you focus your healthy habits and kick-start the fall with a successful mindset.

Keep a Food Diary:

Instead of eating what you want, when you want it, I recommend planning and recording well-balanced, healthy meals in a food diary. It won’t be long before healthy eating becomes automatic, which is the foundation for long-term weight management success. The objective behind keeping a food diary is to help you identify destructive behaviors, food triggers, as well as the emotional impact on your food choices. For best results, I encourage you to include the following information when recording food choices:

In an effort to help you get started, Herbal One is offering complimentary food diaries for those individuals who schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

Set SMART Goals:

SSPECIFIC: What exactly do you want to accomplish? How much weight do you want to lose? How will you do it?
MMEASUREABLE: Review your progress each week. Think about what worked and what didn’t. Then plan for how you will reach your goals next week.
AACHIEVABLE: Set goals that are within your capabilities and take into account your limitations.
RREALISTIC & RELEVANT: In order to achieve long-term success, you have to find goals you can live with and incorporate into your daily schedule.
TTIME-BASED: Set both short and long-term goals. Short-term goals keep you engaged on a daily basis, but long-term goals motivate you over the long haul.

 

Be Creative in the Kitchen:

Psychological and behavioural obesity research shows that people can unknowingly develop a diet that remains largely unchanged from day to day. Scientists refer to this psychological response to certain foods as habituation. It can lead to poor food choices and, ultimately, weight gain. People on a weight loss program often develop a static diet because it’s easy to remember and follow. Even though the foods being eaten are healthy, incorporating variety is a must. It prevents habituation and fatigue during the weight loss process, and ultimately improves results. In an attempt to prevent habituation, I recommend experimenting with new recipes and introducing new food choices on a weekly basis.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/herbalonekamloops to view healthy recipes, local testimonials, and wellness articles. Whether you are working on those last stubborn pounds or just getting started on your weight loss journey I can help you achieve the healthy body weight that you have always dreamed of without feeling like you are dieting or depriving yourself. I will personalize a healthy dietary plan to meet your specific needs accommodating your busy work schedule and/or family lifestyle. Call me at 372-8400 to book your FREE consultation.

 

Healthy Halloween Tips.

“It’s perfectly okay to have a treat once in a while, but make it a CHOICE not a CHEAT.”

Did you know that most Canadians gain an average of 7 to 11 pounds between Halloween and New Years? This time of year is riddled with temptations as Halloween candy invades our surroundings. Mini chocolate bars look so innocent but they add up quickly and can pack on unwanted pounds. Here are some tips to help you navigate the “Candy Holiday” without sacrificing your healthy intentions:

Do NOT buy candy in advance. Buy candy on Halloween so that you don’t have temptations in your home any longer than necessary. If you must have candy or chocolate in your home, at least lessen the temptation by choosing treats that you don’t personally like.

Be REALISTIC! How many trick-or-treaters do you normally have each year? Only buy the amount of candy that you expect to hand out.

Be CREATIVE! Instead of handing out candy this year opt for calorie free options: glow sticks, temporary tattoos, Play-Doh®, etc. This way you won’t be tempted to sample the treats and you won’t be faced with the temptation of leftover candy.

Eat a healthy balanced dinner before attending any Halloween functions so that you are less tempted by empty calories. Visit www.facebook.com/herbalonekamloops to view healthy recipes or stop by Herbal One in Lansdowne Village to purchase our Fall Recipe Book filled with guilt-free comfort meals.

Be GENEROUS! Give handfuls of candy, especially as trick-or-treaters begin to dwindle, so that you are less likely to have leftover candy.

Be ACTIVE! Do you know how much gym time you’ll need to burn off your favorite Halloween treats? Save your wrappers so that you have a visual reminder of your indulgences. Candy bars seem innocent but you will get back on track much sooner when you see the wrappers piling up.

Whether you are working on those last stubborn pounds or just getting started on your weight loss journey I can help you achieve the healthy body weight that you have always dreamed of without feeling like you are dieting or depriving yourself. I will personalize a healthy dietary plan to meet your specific needs accommodating your busy work schedule and/or family lifestyle. Call me at 372-8400 to book your FREE consultation.