Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:18:00 PM America/Los_Angeles


Posted By Tracie Leafty

It’s July and it’s hot just about everywhere in the country. Thank goodness it’s National Ice Cream Month. So how do you enjoy ice cream without blowing your fitness plan? Celebrate with Rx Meal. Rx Meal Vanilla Ice Cream and Rx Meal Chocolate Milkshake give you that sweet, creamy ice cream taste without the unhealthy side effects. Rx Meal can actually help stabilize your blood sugars when you use it as a meal replacement or a healthy snack. How does that work? Let’s talk about blood sugar also known as glucose. Blood sugar (glucose) is the fuel for every single cell in your body. Eating balanced meals at regular intervals throughout the day is the most important thing we can do to keep glucose levels stable. The body uses food as fuel sources, but not all fuel sources burn the same way. Fats are slow-burning fuels that help to stabilize blood sugar and allow you to go longer between meals without feeling so hungry. Fats also send a signal to your brain to tell you when you’re satisfied, so you know when to stop eating. (This explains why people on low-fat diets are so hungry all the time.) Eating fats at every meal helps to control your appetite. Good fats, like medium chain trigylcerides, should be included with every meal. Protein provides the support and structure for the fuel sources to burn. Protein is the building block for every single cell in the body. It’s what the body uses to heal and repair. Protein also supplies the body with amino acids which help to stabilize blood sugar and reduce cravings for carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are quick burning fuel sources. However, carbohydrates that are high in fiber burn a little slower. The processed carbohydrates like white bread, sugared cereals, candy, cakes, cookies, crackers, pasta, and bagels burn up more quickly. To keep your blood sugar stable, build small, balanced meals and snacks into your day. No need to get complicated here or pull out a notepad and pen, Rx Meal Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Milkshake contain that perfect balance of protein, good fat, and carbohydrate. Now you can enjoy a cold ice cream treat that gives you a good burst of energy, supportive protein, and healthy fats to keep your energy going strong!