In today's increasingly fast-paced world, the value of time has become so great that many people may sacrifice basic good nutrition in order to make the next appointment, finish their task at hand or meet a pressing deadline. This opens a window to an unhealthy diet and poor eating habits.
A report in a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (October 9, 2002) found that nearly one third of the American population is obese, and nearly two thirds were found to be overweight. That's a 33% increase in 10 years. Experts say that this alarming increase in obesity is a direct consequence of an environment that promotes an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Processed foods high in simple carbohydrates, which may also contain unhealthy fats and which are being marketed to the tune of $33 billion per year, could potentially pose an increased health risk to Americans. The potential for diabetes, heart disease and other weight-related disorders is growing.
Aside from exercise, what can Americans do to help decrease unwanted weight gain? For one, they can begin by increasing the protein level of their diet. This has been shown, in and of itself, to reduce body fat. Next, they can reduce their intake of carbohydrate. Higher carbohydrate diets in recent years are probably single-handedly responsible for most of America's weight gain. Finally, they can reduce their intake of harmful fats. How can a person modify their diet so dramatically without increasing their food expense or time requirements? The answer is Meal Replacement Products (MRP's).
MRP's, such as Champion Nutrition's Ultramet, have become increasingly popular because they are nutritionally-dense products that deliver a complete array of protein, carbohydrates, fat and various vitamins, minerals and essential micro-nutrients to help power you throughout the day. For example, one serving of Ultramet, at only 280 calories, by far exceeds the low nutrient composition you get in a 500+ calorie fast food meal composed of a hamburger, fries and soda. Plus, the overall cost is comparable and you benefit by improving your overall nutrition while avoiding that unwanted weight gain.
One serving of Ultramet is packed with up to 42 grams of solid high-quality protein derived from various sources such as whey, caseinates and egg albumen. That's more protein than is contained in one chicken breast. This protein composition in combination with other factors such as alpha-ketoglutarate, L-glutamine and taurine help your body address improved gut health, nutrient transport and flood your body with a wide array of nitrogen-rich peptides. All this helps your body build and maintain muscle tissue and keeps you in a "positive nitrogen state," which means your body has a surplus of protein-nitrogen to build that new tissue.
In addition, each serving of Ultramet delivers 24 grams of low-glycemic carbohydrates derived from maize (low-glycemic carbs do not elicit a pronounced insulin spike). That's just enough carbs to fuel your body, curb your appetite and maintain your blood sugar stability -- helping you to avoid the dreaded blood sugar roller coaster.
Ultramet also contains CitriMax and choline, key ingredients which reduce the amount of carbohydrate conversion to fat and help mobilize existing fat stores. And with only 3 grams of fat, it helps you keep your fat calorie consumption to a minimum, while at the same time it supplies you with a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals that you will certainly not get in any fast food outlet.
And last, but not least, is taste. Ultramet continues to convince its users that eating healthy and dieting right doesn't mean choking down a supplement that tastes like paint. It tastes so good that it may remind you of chocolate cake batter or pudding. But you be the judge, and try it for yourself.
You may have many options at your disposal when it comes to food and dieting, but today's hectic schedules may not allow you the time to prepare such meals. If the goal is to improve your overall health and your physique, an MRP like Ultramet may help you get there in a cost-effective, convenient and great tasting manner..
Copyright 2002, Champion Nutrition
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