What’s one of the biggest buzz words in dieting? Almased! So what is it and how can it help you shed pounds? We’re glad you asked. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
What’s in it?
Almased is a powder that contains from soy protein, honey enzymes, and skim milk yogurt powder. They’re combined in a fermentation process.
What can it do for your body?
Almased is designed to boost your energy and metabolism. Because it contains protein, it helps you stay full and minimizes cravings. In addition, Almased contains probiotics for a healthy digestive system. The phased plan (see below) is designed to produce a jump-start weight loss effect, followed by a slower slim-down that allows you to shed pounds without hunger.
How do you use it?
Initially, you drink vegetable broth, water and three Almased shakes per day. The shakes consist of eight level tablespoons of Almased with cold water (bottled or filtered) or milk (skim, unsweetened almond or soy). Followed by that starting phase, you shift to the reduction phase, during which you swap out two meals with shakes and eat one healthy meal each day. After that comes the stability phase, during which you eat two healthy meals a day and swap a shake for one meal.
Where can you find it?
At Vitacost, of course! We sell the official Almased powder. In addition, we sell Almased Wellness Tea, which is formulated support healthy detoxification and promote healthy sleep.
- As noted above, you initially drink vegetable broth, water and three Almased shakes per day. Vitacost also sells vegetable broth, such as Pacific Natural Foods low-sodium vegetable broth.
- Almased shakes are made with unsweetened almond or soy milk or regular skim milk. For unsweetened almond milk, consider Blue Diamond Almond Breeze at just 40 calories per cup. And for unsweetened soy milk, try White Wave Soy Milk.
Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site, Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.
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