Diet Low in Soluble Fiber Linked to Weight Gain

Calories from high-fiber foods have been called “smart calories” because high-fiber foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains tend to be healthier and because fiber fills you up and keeps you feeling full.  Likely due to those reasons, a recent study has shown that a high-fiber diet is almost as effective as a calorie-restrictive oneContinue reading “Diet Low in Soluble Fiber Linked to Weight Gain”

Healthy Digestive System Equals Weight Loss

AIM FloraFood® contains three essential, friendly bacteria that support a healthy intestinal tract and a well-functioning digestive system. Did you know friendly bacteria can also benefit weight loss? It’s almost too good to be true. Not only do the friendly bacteria in FloraFood carry the benefits of a well-balanced digestive tract, they also may have positive influences onContinue reading “Healthy Digestive System Equals Weight Loss”

Discipline Leads to Weight Loss

Even the simplest weight loss plans are possible with desire and determination. With her husband facing heart health challenges, AIM Director Masako Moriyama from Abbotsford, British Columbia, got serious about altering their diet— removing processed foods and unwholesome grains and sugars and replacing them with fruits, vegetables, and AIM nutrition. This simple change in diet was the impetus for getting their healthContinue reading “Discipline Leads to Weight Loss”

My Journey to Healthy and Beyond

Shared by Tamara Matteson, AIM Preferred Member, Grants Pass, Oregon I have been overweight all of my life, attending my first Weight Watchers meeting at the age of nine. By 2002 I had reached my all-time, heaviest weight of 293 pounds. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I began a journey to find my way to good health. UsingContinue reading “My Journey to Healthy and Beyond”

My Gluten-Free Journey

By Brittany Burkfield, AIM Director All my life, I have had digestive and intestinal issues. Calling one of my parents to bring medicine to help me with my awful stomach pains became a normal routine in elementary school. I learned to avoid “rich” foods because they would make me sick if I ate them. In college, I gained weight andContinue reading “My Gluten-Free Journey”

I Lost 55 Pounds and I Feel Healthy

By Kesha Smit, AIM Member I am twenty-two years old and currently a child/youth worker student. This is my last year and so I am looking forward to graduation! I am living with one roommate and have an amazing boyfriend who will hopefully in the next year be my husband. I heard about the AIM products through Barbara Bird.Continue reading “I Lost 55 Pounds and I Feel Healthy”

Thylakoids: How Leafy Green Vegetables May Help with Weight Loss

It’s hard to find fault with green, leafy vegetables these days. Besides for containing lots of dietary nitrate, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber among other things, they also have a compound called thylakoids.  A thylakoid is “a membrane-bound compartment inside chloroplasts (cell-food producers) and cyanobacteria (bacteria like blue-green algae that gets energy through photosynthesis).”  New researchContinue reading “Thylakoids: How Leafy Green Vegetables May Help with Weight Loss”

An Overview of AIM’s Weight Loss Products

Maintaining a healthy body weight is something that most of us would prefer for aesthetic purposes alone. Being fit and trim helps boost confidence and can dramatically improve your day-to-day life on a very functional level. However, being overweight has been linked to dozens of health problems. Therefore, weight loss and weight maintenance should haveContinue reading “An Overview of AIM’s Weight Loss Products”

Oligofructose May Aid in Weight Management

A study out of a Canada published in Obesity journal found that oligofructose (aka fructooligosaccharide), a prebiotic fiber commonly found in food sources like chicory, onion and oat, may aid in weight management. The researchers put two groups of rats on a strict high-fat, high-sugar diet, but one faction was also fed oligofructose, and guess what? Even though bothContinue reading “Oligofructose May Aid in Weight Management”

Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter

For those of you looking to lose some weight in the New Year, hope comes from Taiwan in the form on a tomato.  A small study published in the Nutrition journal found that people who drank a (280 ml/) daily glass of tomato juice had smaller waistlines. Taiwanese researchers attributed the reduction to the 32.5 mgContinue reading “Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter”