A Winning Formula for Weight Loss

by Chris Bjorklund

The secret to weight control is simply eating the right foods, in the right amount, at the right time. Maureen Sullivan, Founder & Chief Nutritionist of Lite for Life in Burlingame, has found no other “quick fix” in her 30 years of weight loss counseling. She educates her clients on the single most important aspect of nutrition – stabilizing blood sugar.

The biggest mistakes people make are skipping breakfast, exercising without eating before and after, and starting the day with caffeine and sugar (a mocha and a muffin). These habits create spikes and drops in blood sugar throughout the day. If blood sugar is too low before dinnertime, sweet treats are likely to be craved afterwards. The solution? Eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks to balance blood sugar. People who follow this plan usually drop the unwanted pounds and are amazed at how much better they feel.