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TODAY IS "GIVE-AWAY" WEDNESDAY AT STEP AHEAD!

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Wednesday is “GIVE-AWAY” DAY at Step Ahead!

 

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Come in for a weigh-in, personal training session, or check
in with the Doctor and Registered Dietitian and leave with these

DELICIOUS MANDARIN ORANGES

Great source of vitamin A & C.

Call Erica at 908-440-2235 to schedule your appointment. 

 Don’t delay… offer is good for today only and while supplies last.

We hope to see you today!!

 

For more information on all the weight loss programs we
offer, visit us at www.stepaheadwellnesscenter.com.

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Sari's Delicious Demo of The Week!

Posted by deborah neiman on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 02:44 PM
Sari's Delicious Demo of The Week!

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Snap Dinner Decisions From Your Dietitian

Posted by deborah neiman on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Snap dinner decisions

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CARB BLOCKING SUPPLEMENT Now Available at Step Ahead Wellness Center!

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

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If you've been battling carb cravings, Step Ahead Wellness Center can help!  We are thrilled to announce a new carb blocking supplement called CARB CHECK designed to stop cravings for empty carbs that sidetrack your healthy eating goals.

Empty carbs can sabbatoge your healthy weight loss plans and keep you off track.  This new supplement can help you block your cravings for empty carbs thus allowing to stick with your healthy eating plan optimizing nutrition, keeping your sugar levels steady and allowing you to feel energized all day long.  Additionally

Carb Check contains a northern white bean that inhibits the breakdown of starch in the intestinal track, thus alleviating cravings for empty carbs. By blocking these empty carbs, you're energy/sugar levels remain steady throughout the day thus making it much easier to stick with your healthy eating plan, and your execise regime!

In addition to Carb Check, Step Ahead Wellness Center offers many other healthy doctor supervised weight loss plans including OptiFast, on site one on one personal training and small group exercise sessions also on site.

 Let us help you stay on your healthy weight loss track this holiday season and beyond!  Call today to learn more about Carb Check, and all of our weight loss programs:  Call 908-470-2235 or email drneiman@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com
www.stepaheadwellnesscenter.com

 

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Step Ahead Wellness Center Brings You CARB CHECK... Carb Blocking Supplement

Posted by deborah neiman on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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If you've been battling carb cravings, Step Ahead Wellness Center can help!  We are thrilled to announce a new carb blocking supplement called CARB CHECK.
 
Carb Check contains a northern white bean that inhibits the breakdown of starch in the intestinal track, thus alleviating cravings for empty carbs. By blocking these empty carbs, you're energy/sugar levels remain steady throughout the day thus making it much easier to stick with your healthy eating plan, and your exercise regime!
 
Let us help you stay on your healthy weight loss track this holiday season and beyond!  Call today to learn more about Carb Check, and all of our weight loss programs:  Call 908-470-2235 or email drneiman@stepaheadwellnesscenter.comwww.stepaheadwellnesscenter.com

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Check Out This Killer Indoor Leg Work Out!

Posted by deborah neiman on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 @ 06:50 AM

While the weather outside is frightful, indoor workouts are delightful!  Check out this killer leg workout you can do wherever, whenever!  No equipment is needed.

 

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Let Step Ahead Wellness Center meet all your fitness, healthy weight loss goals... See our website at www.stepaheadwellnesscenter.com for our latest special weight loss offer.

 

Email our fitness director, certified personal trainer, Noelle Lusardi, at noelle@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com for more fit tips.

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STAY FIT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH STEP AHEAD WELLNESS CENTER'S FOUR EASY FITNESS TIPS!

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Dec 04, 2013 @ 07:46 PM

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Stay fit this holiday season with Step Ahead Wellness Center’s four easy tips…

Set Realistic Goals:

Knowing it's a busy time of year, think ahead and revise your schedule if necessary, and then stick to it!  Think quality rather than quantity.  If you can’t squeeze in concentrated exercise,
move as much as possible throughout your day and stay away from the sweet treats to maintain healthy weight loss between Thanksgiving and New Years.   

Be Creative with your Time:

If you are finding it difficult to keep up with your fitness goals and the parenting demands this holiday season, then work out with your children.  Need to go Christmas shopping? Go to the mall for an hour or so before it opens and walk with your kids (maybe bring the hand-weights too
to increase the intensity). Or, go to a local gym and play basketball or go ice skating or swim at an indoor pool with your kids.

Stick to a Routine:

As much as possible, try to have a general schedule for your days. You and your family will be much happier if you do. Don't think you need "to do it all." You'll be surprised how much your kids would love to help with the baking, wrapping and decorating. You may have a little extra time here and there if you let them help, and more importantly, you'll be making great memories with them.

Take Care of Yourself:

It is so easy to get stressed with all the shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, family obligations, parties, but breathe and relax.  As much as possible, strive for 7-8 hours a sleep a night, drink plenty of water and continue to eat well.

It's okay to enjoy holiday parties, just don't indulge in all those sweet treats. Have a taste, then move on to something a bit more healthier.  Don't forget to set time to exercise; you'll feel much better and will be able to maintain your healthy weight loss goals this holiday season.

For more holiday fit tips, contact our fitness director, Noelle Lusardi, at noelle@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com or visit us at www.stepaheadwellnesscenter.com.  We’d love to hear from you… which health, wellness, weight loss, fitness topics are you most interested in learning more about.

 

 

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Dr. Neiman's Turkey Day Tip

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

DR. NEIMAN'S TIPS FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHIER THANKSGIVING

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Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends and enjoying the time with all.  Weight loss does not have to be your first concern, BUT, you do not have to wake up the next day and have regrets about what you ate (not about what you said).  Here are some easy tips to enjoy the day and the people you spend it with:

 

  1. Time yourself sitting at the table – DO NOT let yourself sit around the table filled with food for more then 15-20 minutes at time.  Get up and walk around, get something to drink before sitting down again.
  2. Avoid eating the “extras” on the food –
    1. NO SKIN – the meat is enjoyment enough
    2. NO TOPPINGS – if there is a dish with excess toppings, try and scrape them off and put on side of plate
    3. Avoid a lot of the white food- potatoes or breads – you can eat these foods anytime- stick with the foods that are special for the holiday
    4. Deserts- yes, you can have some, just put a little slice of a few that you want on your plate, just slice them in half and take a few tastes – it is satisfying and gets rid of the “urge”
    5. Drink water at meal time – don’t waste calories on soda, juices or other unnecessary drinks

 

Also, what can help the entire day go smoother and easier is try and start the day with a quick walk outside, around the house or in a store.  The real “feast” does not begin until after 12pm usually, so don’t let yourself waste calories before the holiday food arrives!

 

MOST IMPORTANT to remember- holidays are to ENJOY the time with family and friends – these are special times together that you will always remember.  If you overdo on calories for 1 day, it was just 1 day.  Get the food that will make you vulnerable out of your house and jump back on the weight loss road as soon as you can – that is a challenge and that is what will bring life long success!

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Daily Turkey Day Tip

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 03:05 PM

Skipping breakfast and lunch is a sure recipe for overeating at the Thanksgiving table.  Our bodies aren’t meant to handle 2,000-3,000 calories all at once and will store excess calories as fat.  Better to eat smaller amounts and drink lots of water throughout the day and really enjoy a healthful dinner.

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Daily Turkey Day Tip

Posted by deborah neiman on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 01:38 PM

Check out Sari's Daily Turkey Day Recipe! 

 

Butternut Squash-Leek Soup

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-1 whole garlic head

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-6 cups thinly sliced leek (about 4 large)

-4 cups (3/4 – inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 medium)

-2 cups water

-2 cups fat-free, less sodium chicken broth

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

1. Preheat oven to 350º.

2. Remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap head in foil. Bake at 350º for 1 hour; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins.

3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leek; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic, squash, 2 cups water, broth, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until squash is tender. Place half of squash mixture in a blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over the opening in the blender lid (to avoid platters). Blend until smooth. Pour pureed soup into a bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining squash mixture. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup).

 

Calories: 167

Fat: 3.5g

Protein: 4.1 g

Fiber: 5.3g

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