What Can Help You Suppress Hunger & More!

  • By Norma Cataldo
  • 19 Oct, 2016

The #1 Nutrient You Must Eat and the 7 Best Ways To Get It

What to eat to suppress hunger

Let's get right to the point.  It's Fiber.

For fast, lasting fat loss and lots more, dietary fiber reigns supreme.

Too bad we’re not getting nearly enough.

One study titled "Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008," published in the  Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , found the average person gets  about 15 grams of fiber  a day, well below the 25-38 grams recommended adequate intake for adults.

Among its numerous benefits, fiber can help you lose weight. That's because it helps slow down stomach emptying so you feel fuller longer.

Studies show fiber also   suppresses your hunger hormone  ghrelin and  stabilizes blood sugar  and insulin levels. It fills you up faster for fewer calories.

Those are among the reasons I call fiber a magic bullet for fast, lasting fat loss. A recent study published in the  Annals of Internal Medicine  supports my theory.

Researchers asked 240 participants to either eat fewer calories and follow the American Heart Association's diet or simply get more dietary fiber.

One year later, the fiber folks lost an  average of 4.6 pounds , whereas the reduced-calorie group lost an average of six pounds. Impressive, considering the fiber group made  no  other dietary modifications.

To get fast, lasting fat loss and fiber's other benefits, I want you to get 50 grams of fiber daily. Yes, 50.

Please don't do this all at once. Gradually increase your intake five grams a week until you've met that quota. I've got seven easy ways to easily increase fiber intake:

  1. Non-starchy veggies. Leafy and cruciferous greens are nutrient and fiber powerhouses. Whether steamed, sautéed, or raw in salads, veggies definitely fall into the "more is better" category.
  2. Berries. Every one of these low-sugar impact fruits are high in fiber, but raspberries reign supreme with  eight grams of fiber  per cup.
  3. Avocado. Along with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and hard-to-get fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins K and E, one cup of avocado provides  an impressive 10 grams  – that’s 40 percent – of your day’s fiber intake. Plus it makes everything so much more delicious.
  4. Slow roasted or dehydrated almonds. Loaded with protein, healthy fats, and hard-to-get nutrients like magnesium, a quarter-cup of slow-roasted or dehydrated almonds provides  three grams of fiber . Almond butter provides those same benefits. Smear a little bit on some celery for a decadent fiber wallop!
  5. Lentils. Most legumes are fiber-packed, but I especially love lentils because they’re so darn versatile and delicious. In his book  The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth , Dr. Jonny Bowden notes one cup of lentils packs a whopping 16 grams, which officially makes them a fiber heavyweight.
  6. Freshly ground flaxseeds. Besides being an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), flaxseed is rich in anti-cancer lignans, and two tablespoons provides  almost four grams of fiber .
  7. Extra Fiber.  Even the most well intended, health-minded folks occasionally struggle to meet their 50-gram daily fiber quota. That’s why I never travel without  Extra Fiber , a top-of-the-line powder that combines 12 different types of fiber to mimic what you get in high-fiber whole foods. Every serving contains an impressive four grams of fiber and mixes well into shakes, water, or any preferred beverage.

protein shake  becomes my favorite way to increase fiber intake, which provides you steady, sustained energy all morning. Adding avocado, frozen raspberries, raw kale (you won't taste it), and freshly ground flaxseed or E xtra Fiber  to my  Paleo - or  plant-based  protein powder provides about 15 - 20 grams of fiber. Do one of these once or twice daily and you've almost hit your 50-gram quota.

OK everybody.  Let's head out to the supermarket.


Courtesy of: BY JJ VIRGIN

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By Norma Cataldo 07 Oct, 2017

What is Prerejuvenation?  Prejuvenation is being proactive about your skin - not reactive.  Makes sense, right?  Its much easier to maintain and slow down the aging skin process versus correcting skin that already has alot of sundamage and collagen loss.  The concept is to start treatments before there is an issue (as to prevent aging skin) so that it will prolong more aggressive treatments for later in your life.   Again..makes sense, right?  So what should you do? There are many short, no downtime procedures that are ideal PreRejuvenation treatments.

Remember -Be Proactive not Reactive. 

Here's what we recommend:  Muscle Relaxers: Botox, Dysport etc,  Chemical peels, Fillers, Laser Collagen Stimulation and a Medical Grade Skin Care regiment.


Muscle Relaxers :  Millions of people recognize the name Botox, Dysport etc. These wrinkle reduction injections is a quick virtually painless treatment that has no downtime and prevents the muscle from becoming stronger and thus increasing the wrinkle depth.   Common areas to begin Botox is crows feet,  frown lines (glabella) and forehead lines. Treating these areas before lines are “etched in”  is the basic concept of PreRujvenation.

Dermal Fillers : Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA) are used to improve the minor volume loss which occurs with age. Subtle enhancements can be added to the mid cheek and around the eye to delay premature volume loss. HA fillers are also used to plump up the lips to create a youthful appearance.

Chemical Peels or Light Laser Peel :  Exfoliate and reverse early sun damage.  Rrenews the texture and pigmentation and leaves a youthful and glowing quality to the skin.

LaserCollagen Stimulation: This no downtime, non-invasive laser treatments uses radio-frequency to provide deep skin penetration which stimulates collagen and prevents it from going dormant. Additionally, the intense heat retracts skin to maintain taunt, tight skin.

Medical Grade Skin Care Products :  Your body needs to drink water.  Your skin needs nutrients to maintain healthy skin cells.  Great skin care is imperative to the foundation of great skin. Its important to use some type of  Retin A or Retinol for maintaining youthful skin. A good product line with small particles for easy penetration is ideal. These products lead to increased turnover of the skin cells (pigmentation problems), thicken the skin, and create more hydrated skin. Of course moisturizer and sun block is or should be on your daily regiment. We also highly recommended applying the newest addition to a product line: stem cell growth factors are important to the skin to reverse the aging process.

Welcome to the world of PreRejuvenation!  Visit us at Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa to design a PreRejuvenation Plan for you.



By Norma Cataldo 10 Aug, 2017
For many woman the effect of treating their intimate areas can be very powerful.  The Ultra Femme treatment often results in a dramatic improvement in  self-esteem and quality of their intimate sexual life.  As with all aging, the vagina is oftentime effected as well. A vagina rejuvenation treatment restores external genitalia to appear younger and more attractive and women who couldn’t enjoy sex feel 20 years  
younger. 

Internal therapy with the ULTRA Femme 360 requires a single-use applicator tip that directs the energy toward the entire circumference of the vaginal wall simultaneously.

The ULTRA Femme 360 procedure from BTL Aesthetics and Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa with locations in  Massachusetts and Rhode Island is designed specifically to treat the tissue of women’s intimate anatomy.


By Norma Cataldo 01 Aug, 2017

Everyone has a spot... you know, that body area that no matter how much more dieting,

fat-burning cardio or ab work you do, nothing changes...that is, until now.


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