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Lose Weight and Keep It Off at Step Ahead Wellness Center

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, Sep 04, 2015 @ 08:05 PM

Mary lost 35 pounds after 3 months on the Step Ahead Wellness Program. After 4 months, guess what happened? She lost another 6 pounds! After 4 months and 41 pounds lighter, Mary shares her story to inspire others to take a personalized approach to weight loss. In her own words, here's her story...

Photo of Mary before joining Step Ahead Wellness Program

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Photo of Mary 4 months later, after losing 41 pounds on the Step Ahead Wellness Program... and she's still going strong on her weight loss journey! 

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"Are you thinking about losing weight? Yes? That’s great. But are you committed to losing weight? There is a difference. If you are ready to make the commitment, then read on.

At Step Ahead Wellness, you will find an incredible team of professionals ready to assist you throughout the journey. However, it is up to you to take their knowledge and use it effectively. Think of it as similar to someone handing you a million dollars. You could either invest it wisely, or spend it foolishly. Which is better in the long run? Losing weight is not a temporary fix to a problem. You need to be totally invested and ready to plan for your future – your healthy future.

What is unique about Step Ahead? Well, simply stated, it’s the individual approach. You will have one on one consultationwith the doctor, nutritionist and personal trainer. They don’t talk at you, they talk with you. They listen to your situation, your concerns, and your goals. A program is then designed for YOU. A friend of mine and I are both clients at Step Ahead, and we are achieving our weight loss goals in different ways. Sari, Noelle, and Dr. Neiman take the time to craft what is going to work best for you; it is not a one size fits all program.

Sure, there are plenty of weight loss programs out there. However, if you really want to learn how to eat properly, how to exercise appropriately for your age, and have your health and well-being monitored throughout the process, then look no further than Step Ahead Wellness. I can assure you it was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

-Mary M.

Lose weight and gain confidence with a personalized program and the ongoing support of Step Ahead's expert team, including a physician, certified fitness trainer, and certified nutritionist. We now accept health insurance. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Deborah Neiman MD

49 U.S. Highway 202
Far Hills, NJ  07931 
908-470-2235 
www.stepaheadwellnesscenter.com

 

 

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Lose Weight With Spring Recipes That Taste Great

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Have you ever asked yourself...

How do I lose body fat without losing flavor in my meals?

How can I prepare a meal that my whole family will enjoy that includes heart-healthy fats and good-for-you brain foods?

How can I enjoy a seasonal barbecue without feeling deprived of something sizzling on the grill?

The answer to these questions is simple: A healthy diet starts at home.  All you need is 30 minutes or less and a non-stick pan or grill to make a delicious, healthy recipe that is skinny on the waist but rich in taste. 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS!

We now accept health insurance!

shrimp skinny recipe

Out with the old: Shrimp tempura.

In with the new: Shrimp lettuce tacos

Shrimp tempura consists primarily of shrimp that have been battered and deep fried. This dish typically includes a side order of vegetables. The high fat cooking method drives up the calorie level in this dish to about 320 calories. Here's how to slim down the fat and boost the flavor.

Sweet-Ginger Shrimp Tacos

1/2 pound jumbo shrimp (about 12 shrimp)

1 tablespoon grated ginger

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

1 teaspoon honey

2 teaspoons peanut oil

8 ounces sliced mushrooms

romaine lettuce leaves

1. Add peanut oil to nonstick skillet over medium heat.

2. Add ginger and cook 1 minute.

3. Saute mushrooms for 3-4 minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until no longer pink.

4. Stir in lime juice, honey, and soy sauce. Divide shrimp mixture and wrap in lettuce tacos.

Makes 4 appetizer servings: 103 calories each: 2 ounces shrimp (3 shrimp) & mushrooms mixture

As an entree, this recipe makes 2 servings: 206 calories each: 4 ounces shrimp (6 shrimp) & mushroom mixture

Tomato-Glazed Shrimp Tacos

1/2 pound jumbo shrimp

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

2 minced garlic cloves

PAM cooking spray

1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, garlic, red pepper, and basil.

2. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

3. If you have time, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

3. Spray nonstick skillet with Pam or grill over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until shrimp is no longer pink. Divide shrimp mixture and wrap in lettuce tacos.

Makes 4 appetizer servings: 97 calories each 2 ounces shrimp (3 shrimp)

As an entree, this recipe makes 2 servings: 194 calories each: 4 ounces shrimp (6 shrimp)

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Deborah Neiman MD,

Sari Greaves, RDN & Noelle Lusardi, CPT

49 U.S. Highway 202 Far Hills, NJ 07931 908-470-2235

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Easy Diet Secrets That Work

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

During the holidays, preparing healthy meals does not have to be a hassle. Look no further than your kitchen pantry. With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform everday dishes into delicious low calorie recipes.

easy diet secrets

Diet Secret #1: Reduced Sodium Chicken Stock

Fact: Every tablespoon of butter or oil you use in a recipe adds around 100 calories. That may not sound like a lot, but just 100 extra calories a day can translate into 10 unwanted pounds over a year.

The Good News: Reduced sodium chicken stock is the perfect stand-in for oil or butter in sautés. It adds flavor to whatever you’re cooking, enough lubrication so that food doesn’t stick, and you’re now getting a fraction of the calories.

Healthy Tipping Point: Start with a quarter-cup of stock per 2 cups of chopped vegetables, which adds only 5 calories of full-bodied flavor. For chicken dishes, work your way up to one cup by gradually stirring in a few tablespoons at a time in a skillet set to medium-high heat. You have now mastered the art of fat-free sautéing! Use reduced sodium stock, which contains at least 25% less sodium than traditional varieties.

Diet Secret #2: Sundried Tomatoes

Fact: There’s no doubt that sandwich spreads are brimming with fat. Mayonnaise, which is an emulsion of oil, eggs, egg yolks, water, vinegar and spices, contains 1440 calories, 160 grams fat, and 24 grams of artery-clogging saturated fat per cup. Granted you may not be eating a whole cup on your turkey sandwich, but at 100 calories per tablespoon, the small dose of vitamins K, E, A, and B12 you ingest come at a high calorie cost. What’s a mayo lover to do? 

 The Good News: With one simple flavor-boosted tweak, you can have your mayonnaise and eat it too. Sundried tomatoes are what I like to call your sandwich’s secret weapon, packed with vitamins A, C and lycopene. Sundried tomatoes also possess a unique taste element called umami, which adds a savory flavor that compliments your sandwich ingredients.

Healthy Tipping Point: Stir together half of a chopped sundried tomato with 2 teaspoons of light mayonnaise for a delicious 45-calorie spread. For a creamier consistency, use an immersion blender to combine the sundried tomatoes and mayonnaise; it takes only 30 seconds! 

Light mayo contains a higher percentage of water than oil in the ingredient list. Choose a canola-or olive oil-based light mayonnaise to lock in heart-healthy fats. Look for short ingredient lists to avoid fillers, like high fructose corn syrup, found in some light varieties. You have now replaced a major culprit of sneaky calories found in high-fat condiments.

Who can deny the heart health benefits of avocado, olive oil, and chickpeas that have earned guacamole and hummus their reputations healthy party dips? If you want to reap the nutritional benefits of these foods without adding inches to your waistline, use them as a sandwich spread instead of as a dip. Just one tablespoon of hummus or guacamole will enhance the flavor of your next sandwich and contribute only 30-40 extra calories. This is the perfect portion-control solution if you are tempted to overindulge on chips and dip.

Diet Secret #3: Ground Flaxseeds and Almonds

Fact: Breaded food has a satisfying crunchy texture when used as a coating on baked foods. A quarter-cup serving of traditional breadcrumbs contains 120 calories but only 1 gram of fiber that Americans desperately need to consume more of on a daily basis. For optimal health, men and women should aim for a minimum of 25 grams of fiber daily, preferably from natural sources such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

The Good News: Instead of breadcrumbs, something, create a crunchy coating of ground flaxseeds and almonds. This mixture works just like breadcrumbs, but you get a nutrient package of fiber, vitamin E and omega-3 fats, all defenders against inflammation. Flaxseeds have a light nutty flavor, which can perk up the flavor of cereals, salads, casseroles, soups, pasta, and baked goods.

Healthy Tippong Point: The swap is simple. Fold in 1 teaspoon of sliced almonds for every 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds. This 100-calorie heart-healthy coating adds an irresistible crunchy texture to anything from chicken cutlets to French toast.You can buy pre-ground flaxseed meal in the health section or cereal aisle at your local grocery. This fiber-boosting diet shortcut is as easy as grabbing a fiber-one bar.

Diet Secret #4: Chinese Five Spice  

Fact: Many fat-free marinades are loaded with sugar and sodium. How can you jazz up the flavor of meat, seafood, chicken, or vegetables without falling into the salt and sugar trap?

The Good News: Amp up the flavor of traditional dishes with Chinese five spice powder. This pantry staple is like a spice rack in a bottle. The blend contains cinnamon, star anise, fennel, ground cloves, and black pepper, which adds a delicate balance of sweet and spicy flavors to any meal. Not only are you slashing sodium, sugar, and calories, but you are loading up on antioxidants to reduce inflammation.

Healthy Tipping point: A little goes a long way, so start out with a teaspoon of Chinese five spice for a meal for four people.

Even the most apprehensive cook will feel inspired to use these flavor boosters. It’s an easy first step to peel off extra pounds and pack in essential nutrition. Searching for more doctor weight loss tips?

Optifast 4 Week MembershipStep Ahead Wellness Center is conveniently located at 49 U.S. Highway 202 Far Hills, NJ 07931 Email DrNeiman@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com or call us 908-470-2235

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Medical Weight Loss: Quick Weight Loss vs. Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by deborah neiman on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

The best weight loss programs take into account your diet, exercise, and pre-existing medical conditions.Every day, from coast to coast, Americans struggle with losing weight. Bombarded with TV, radio, and even internet ads that promise “quick weight loss,” many people entrust their health to extreme diets in order to shed as many pounds of fat as possible. However, quick weight loss does not necessarily equal a healthy lifestyle.

The problem with many extreme diets that promise staggering weight loss quickly is that losing weight and getting healthy aren’t always the same thing. There are times where it is actually unhealthy to lose too much weight too fast, especially when the weight loss program isn’t being tailored to your body’s actual physical needs or being monitored by a physician.

What are the Problems with Losing Weight too fast?

Shedding pounds quickly sounds like a good idea, and it may even be recommended for cases where a patient is extremely obese to the point where it is causing health complications (under careful supervision by a doctor, of course). Despite this, there are many problems with trying to lose too much weight too fast.

First and foremost, shedding weight very quickly requires an extreme effort from the person on the diet. How much effort, you ask? Well, because one pound of fat contains 3,500 calories, you would need to burn at least 500 more calories per day than you took in to lose one pound of fat per week. That sounds simple enough, right? But, when your goal is to lose 5 pounds in a week, then meeting that goal becomes much more difficult (2,500 more calories burned over intake each day). Trying to keep up with unrealistic goals can quickly become discouraging, making it more difficult to stay motivated.

The second problem with this is that when your body is trying to burn fuel for nutrition, fat isn’t the easiest material for it to break down into fuel. The result? Instead of burning fat on your extreme diet, you actually end up “burning” water weight and what would have been healthy lean muscle mass, while the fat remains. Once the extreme diet is over and you start eating the bare minimum amount of food necessary to support lean muscle mass, you start recovering that muscle mass, which shows up as weight gained.

Worse yet, some extreme diets deny your body the bare minimum amount of nutrition that it needs to function properly, which can lead to severe side effects on your health such as muscle weakness and fatigue.

Slow and Steady Really Does Win this Race

Taking your weight loss step by step, slowly but steadily produces more consistent, longer-lasting results.Instead of risking your health on an extreme weight loss program, consult with your doctor and explore reliable healthy lifestyle changes and medical weight loss programs that provide safer, more reliable results. After a consultation, your doctor can identify your specific metabolism, nutritional needs, and health factors that may affect your ability to lose weight.

Using this information that is specific to you and only you, your doctor can create a personalized plan for your weight loss to help keep you on track to shed pounds at a steady, but safe, pace. From making changes to your diet to creating an exercise regimen that will improve your cardiovascular health while burning fat, your doctor can make a superior weight loss program that accounts for your unique needs.

Under a medical weight loss program such as the OPTIFAST plan, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of a trained medical doctor, one who understands that weight loss is about more than just being able to squeeze into a tighter pants, it’s about being healthier (although being able to fit into skinny jeans and look great is nice too).

The benefits of losing weight by making healthy lifestyle changes as a part of a medical weight loss program such as OPTIFAST are numerous:

1: It’s Easier to Keep Weight off

Unlike an extreme rapid weight loss program, where much of the weight you lose may not even be fat, a doctor-supervised program burns fat while preventing the loss of lean muscle mass. This prevents the sudden ballooning of weight after the end of the diet from the recovery of said muscle, because the weight you’re losing is fat, not muscle.

On top of that, becoming accustomed to healthy lifestyle changes over the course of a longer, less stressful diet program makes it easier for you to keep up a healthy lifestyle after the fact. Many people, after weeks of self-denial and hunger when on an extreme diet, relapse into their old, pre-diet habits once they’ve met their weight loss goals. After a period of hardship, it’s tempting to want to get “back to normal.” On a slower, steadier weight loss program based on making healthy lifestyle changes, the diet habits become “normal” for the dieter, lessening the temptation to go back to old habits.

2: It’s Safer

We cannot stress enough how important it is that a weight loss program has the appropriate doctor supervision. Under a program without supervision by a trained physician, it is far too easy for someone with a severe medical condition to suffer a complication related to their condition. With doctor supervision, a weight loss program can be crafted around the physical limitations imposed by a medical condition.

3: Goals are More Realistic and Achievable

Under a medical weight loss program, your weight loss goals are set based on a professional’s assessment of your condition and how much weight you can safely lose in a given period of time. These goals, even when set to an aggressive pace, are achievable for you when they’re set. This makes meeting goals easier and more realistic.

When goals are achievable, it’s easier to stay motivated as you continue to meet them.

4: These Programs are More Flexible

As your weight loss program progresses, your needs may change. With a premade extreme diet, there is no one there to watch for these changes in your metabolic rate or health, so you end up following the same, inflexible program from day one to the end. With a doctor supervised weight loss program, your doctor can monitor changes in your condition as you lose weight, and make revisions to your weight loss regimen as needed, including changing your nutrition intake, prescribing appetite suppressants, or altering your exercise regimen.

Start a Doctor-Supervised Medical Weight Loss Program Today!

Overall, a doctor supervised weight loss program that helps you lose weight safely over time is more effective than extreme diets. Here at Step Ahead Wellness Center, we're dedicated to helping you lose weight at the pace that's right for you.

Learn more about medical weight loss programs today and see if a personalized weight loss program is right for you at the link below.

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Dr. Neiman Gets Recognized as a Top Doc by Castle Connolly Again!

Posted by Sari Greaves on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

Dr. Neiman's extensive history of top-quality care has earned her the distinction of being considered a Top Doc by Castle Connolly for six straight issues of their Top Docs list.Since its founding in 1992, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd has been helping consumers find the very best medical care facilities and doctors throughout America. Their lists of top doctors for the country and for different regions within it have been a trusted resource for patients looking for top-quality care for decades.

Recently, Step Ahead’s own Dr. Deborah Neiman was featured in the pages of the 17th edition of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.

Making the Cut

To make the top doctor list, a doctor has to be among the top 10 percent of caregivers in his or her specialty. Not only do doctors have to be held in high regard by their peers to be recommended for the list, but their credentials must be impeccable, and their history of patient care must remain pristine.

Only the very best doctors are listed in the pages of this publication, and the honor must be re-earned with each new edition of the book. Doctors cannot buy their way into this publication.

Once a doctor is recommended to the list by enough of his or her peers, the doctor’s records, including but not limited to his or her:

  • Educational Background.
  • Training.
  • Hospital Appointments.
  • Professional Achievements.
  • Disciplinary/Malpractice History.

All of these criteria (and more) are evaluated by a physician-led research team and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s editors and Chief Medical and Research Officer. These industry experts use their best judgment, and all of the documentation available on each medical professional, to come up with their Top Doctor choices.

Physicians who make the list may be removed later for numerous reasons, including retirement, a shift to working a desk as a full time administrator, or simply being unavailable to patients. In short, a doctor has to actively work with patients to make the list and stay there.

Top Doc for Six Editions (and Counting)

The Top Docs list made by Castle Connolly is an excellent indication of a doctor's skill, experience, and dedication to patient care.The Castle Connolly team is constantly working to revise their list, making major updates to it at least once each year. Making the list for one edition is a major achievement. Making the cut for six editions is proof positive of excellence in the field of medicine. Currently, Dr. Neiman has been in the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th editions of the Castle Connolly Top Docs listings for the New York Metro Area!

This means that six times in a row, Dr. Neiman’s work with patients and contributions to the medical profession have been so significant that she has been recognized as being amongst the top ten percent of doctors by the Castle Connolly team.

The Step Ahead family is proud to say that we’re headed by one of the Top Docs for the New York Metro area. We are glad that Dr. Neiman’s dedication to providing the very best care to her patients has consistently earned her distinction as a professional, and look forward to helping her help people just like you meet health and fitness goals.

Learn more about how you can get a Top Doc to help you meet your weight loss goals today!

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EXERCISE OUTDOORS THIS SUMMER... WITH STEP AHEAD!

Posted by deborah neiman on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 06:53 AM

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Our fitness director/certified fitness trainer, Noelle Lusardi, has created a 12 week summer program to get you outside!  Join our Power Walk/Yoga Stretch In The Park classes every Wednesday night from 7 to 8pm, now through August 27th.  Email Noelle directly at Noelle@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com for more information.

 

Enjoy the benefits of outdoor exercise as discussed in the New York Times article below.

 

From The New York Time: The
Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

February 21,
2013 12:01 am

While the
allure of the gym — climate-controlled, convenient and predictable — is
obvious, especially in winter, emerging science suggests there are benefits to
exercising outdoors that can’t be replicated on a treadmill, a recumbent
bicycle or a track.

You stride
differently when running outdoors, for one thing. Generally, studies find,
people flex their ankles more when they run outside. They also, at least
occasionally, run downhill, a movement that isn’t easily done on a treadmill
and that stresses muscles differently than running on flat or uphill terrain.
Outdoor exercise tends, too, to be more strenuous than the indoor version. In
studies comparing the exertion of running on a treadmill and the exertion of
running outside, treadmill
runners expended less energy
to cover the same distance as those striding
across the ground outside, primarily because indoor exercisers face no wind
resistance or changes in terrain, no matter how subtle.

The same dynamic has been shown
to apply to cycling
, where wind drag can result in much greater energy
demands during 25 miles of outdoor cycling than the same distance on a
stationary bike. That means if you have limited time and want to burn as many
calories as possible, you should hit the road instead of the gym.

But
there seem to be other, more ineffable advantages to getting outside to work
out. In a number of
recent studies,
volunteers have been asked to go for two walks for the same
time or distance — one inside, usually on a treadmill or around a track, the
other outdoors. In virtually all of the studies, the volunteers reported
enjoying the outside activity more and, on subsequent psychological tests,
scored significantly higher on measures of vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and
self-esteem and lower on tension, depression and fatigue after they walked
outside.

Of course,
those studies were small-scale, short-term — only two walks — and squishy in
their scientific parameters, relying heavily on subjective responses. But a study last year of older
adults
found, objectively, that those who exercised outside exercised
longer and more often than those working out indoors. Specifically, the
researchers asked men and women 66 or older about their exercise habits and
then fitted them all with electronic gadgets that measured their activity
levels for a week. The gadgets and the survey showed that the volunteers who
exercised outside, usually by walking, were significantly more physically
active than those who exercised indoors, completing, on average, about 30
minutes more exercise each week than those who walked or otheStudies haven’t
yet established why, physiologically, exercising outside might improve
dispositions or inspire greater commitment to an exercise program. A few small studies have found
that people have lower blood levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress,
after exerting themselves outside as compared with inside. There’s speculation,
too, that exposure to direct sunlight, known to affect mood, plays a role.

But the
take-away seems to be that moving their routines outside could help reluctant
or inconsistent exercisers. “If outdoor activity encourages more activity, then
it is a good thing,” says Jacqueline Kerr, a professor at the University of
California, San Diego, who led the study of older adults. After all, “despite
the fitness industry boom,” she continues, “we are not seeing changes in
national physical activity levels, so gyms are not the answer.”

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Nutrition Coffee Chat

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 03:58 PM


Take a  coffee break on Fridays from  12:00-12:30 pm. Sip on a skinny beverage and get FREE health and fitness advice from our expert nutritionist and contributor to the Dr. Oz show, Sari Greaves R.D.N.

Today's topic at Nutrition Coffee Chat:

Test your diet personality! Are you a mindless muncher, a cravings crasher, or a time-crunched dieter? If you missed today's coffee chat and would like to take our diet personality quiz, email sari@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com.

Nutritionist's grocery picks of the week: Sari presented healthy meal and snack products  including Barney's  Natural Almond Butter, Light 'n Fit 80-calorie greek yogurt, and Veggie Patch Heat 'n Eat Falafel bites, 

Event location: Starbucks coffee shop

428 US Highway 202/206, Bedminster Township, NJ,. 07921. Reserve your spot by emailing sari@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com or call 908.470.2235.

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Memorial Day Recipe:Barbecue Meatballs

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

meatballThe sun’s out! Whether you’re hosting a backyard gathering or planning a picnic lunch at the park, opt for fresh, healthful renditions of popular barbecue fare. Kick off this summer with Step Ahead Wellness Center’s Barbecue Chicken Meatballs.

Meatballs:

2 pounds 98% fat-free ground chicken

1 egg

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Ground pepper

Olive Oil spray

Sauce:

1 6-ounce can tomato paste

½ cup teriyaki sauce

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray two 9 x11 inch Pyrex pans with olive oil. To make the meatballs, combine the ground chicken, egg, garlic powder, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

2. Create 30 meatballs each the size of a tennis ball, place them in pans, cover with foil, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes until meatballs are slightly browned and have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

3. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in the slow cooker. Add the cooked meatballs and coat with the sauce. Cover and cook on high for 1-1 ½ hours until meatballs are fully glazed.

Makes 15 servings, 2 meatballs = 110 calories

Last call to reserve a spot at Friday Morning Nutrition Coffee Chat on May 23rd!

Join Step Ahead’s Nutritionist & contributor to the Dr. Oz show, Sari Greaves R.D.N. at Starbucks coffee shop in Bedminster (428 US Highway 202/206, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921) on Friday, May 23rd from 10:00-10:30 AM. Enjoy a free skinny coffee and chat about your diet. Sari will also discuss seasonal nutrition topics and latest diet trends. Reserve a spot by emailing sari@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com

 

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UPCOMING STEP AHEAD SPRING EVENTS!!

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 02:05 PM
OPTIFAST Support Group
Meet, greet, and connect with others following the OPTIFAST Weight Loss plan. Join our  OPTIFAST Support Group WEDNESDAY MAY 14TH 5:00-5:30 PM. Learn easy tips & tricks to help achieve your personal  weight loss goals. Support Group meets in Step Ahead Waiting Lounge. RSVP by May 12th  to sari@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com
Friday Morning Nutritionist Coffee Chat
Join Step Ahead’s Nutritionist & contributor to the Dr. Oz show, Sari Greaves R.D.N. at Starbucks coffee shop in Bedminster  (428 US Highway 202/206, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921)   FRIDAY MAY 16TH 10:00-10:30 AM. Enjoy a free skinny coffee and chat about your diet. Sari will also discuss seasonal nutrition topics and latest diet trends. RSVP by May 12th  to sari@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com

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QUICK WEIGHT LOSS RECIPE: LOW-CALORIE BROCCOLI SALAD

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 01:58 PM
IT'S MOTHER'S DAY...
NO HURRIES, NO WORRIES, JUST A DAY TO CELEBRATE!
STEP AHEAD'S NUTRITIONIST & MOTHER OF TWO, SARI GREAVES
LOVES A "NO HASSLE" RECIPE THAT USES EVERYDAY INGREDIENTS IN YOUR PANTRY. TO SAVE TIME, YOU CAN ALSO USE PRE-CUT BROCCOLI FLORETS.

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