WATCHING WEIGHT GAIN

HHS Healthbeat says “If people can keep their body weight normal, their risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer would be much lower, and quality of life would be much higher.”

George Scheele, The Good Doctor

Learn more at www.factor4weightloss.com

Baked, broiled, not fried

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Eating fish the right way may help you and your brain. Research at the University of Pittsburgh looked at the cognitive benefits of eating fish, following elderly people for 15 years, tracking the effects on memory and learning.

Dr. Cyrus Raji is a researcher and medical resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mercy Hospital.

“Individuals who consumed baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis scored higher on tests for working memory. Fried fish, on the other hand, does not confer this benefit.”

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BAKED, BROILED, NOT FRIED

HHS Healthbeat say “Eating fish the right way may help you and your brain. Individuals who consumed baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis scored higher on cognitive tests like working memory.”

Learn more at www.factor4metabolichealth. Dr. George Scheele, The Good Doctor.

Dr. Raji suggests eating fish the right way can sustain brain structure, reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was presented at the Radiological Society of North America meeting and supported by the National Institutes of Health.

HHS Healthbeat,

Taking Action on Alzheimer’s: We Can’t Wait
Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Kathleen Sebelius stated today, “We cannot wait to confront the growing threat that Alzheimer’s disease poses to American families and our nation as a whole. The time for bold action on the growing public health challenge posed by Alzheimer’s is now.”

Read entire speech>>

MIDLIFE HEART CRISIS

HHS Healthbeat says maintaining a healthy weight, eating right and exercising help maintain low blood pressure as you get older.

Factor4 Health can help. Dr. George Scheele, The Good Doctor

Learn more at www.factor4metabolichealth.com

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The Midlife Heart Crisis

HHS Healthbeat says that “Changes in blood pressure, particularly changes in early middle-age, have a long term effect on your cardiovascular risk. Individuals who maintained low blood pressure had a much lower lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and stroke.”

George Scheele, The Good Doctor

Learn more at www.factor4metabolichealth.com

National Wear Red Day

February 7th was National Wear Red Day. Show your support for women’s heart health by wearing red.

February is also American Hearth Month. Learn more about how HHS celebrates heart month, and how the HeartTruth campaign is raising awareness of heart disease among women.

HHS Healthbeat (February 7, 2012)

Watching weight gain?

 

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A study indicates young women don’t always realize when they’ve gained weight. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston saw this among 466 women with an average age of 25, who did six-month checkups in which they reported whether they thought they had gained weight. But the researchers say some gained more than 10 pounds without realizing it.

Researcher Mahbubur Rahman points out that letting body weight grow above normal has health risks:

“If they can keep their body weight normal, their risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer would be much lower, and quality of life would be much higher.”

The study in the Journal of Women’s Health was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD HEALTH

HHS Healthbeat says, “women who are obese; women who smoke; or women who have diabetes that is not well controlled during their pregnancy are at risk for having babies with heart defects.”

George Scheele, The Good Doctor

Learn how Factor4 can help at www.factor4metabolichealth.com

HHS Healthbeat (2-3-12)

The midlife heart crisis

 

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Forget the shiny red car, or the extreme makeover. The so called “midlife crisis” may be all about your blood pressure. A study at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine reviewed blood pressure in 60,000 people, ages 41 to 55.

Norrina Allen is the lead author.

“Changes in blood pressure, particularly changes in early middle-age, have a long term effect on your cardiovascular risk.” (8 seconds)

Maintaining a healthy weight, eating right and exercising help maintain low blood pressure as you get older.

“Individuals who maintained low blood pressure had a much lower lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and stroke.”  (8 seconds)

The study in the Journal of the American Heart Association was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

FEWER YEARS FOR TEENS?

HHS Healthbeat reports from the Northwestern University School of Medicine that many teens have high blood sugar, low physical activity, and smoke. Their eating patterns were high in sodium and sugar sweetened beverages, and low in fruits, vegetables, fiber and lean protein, giving them a poor start in life.

Factor4 Health can help teens improve their health. Dr. George Scheele, The Good Doctor.

www.factor4health.com

HHS HEALTHBEAT (2-2-12)

The little heart that could

 

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Being a healthy baby means having a healthy heart. Heart defects occur when there is a structure problem with the heart and can lead to functioning problems. It happens during pregnancy and certain women are at a higher risk.

Dr. Stuart Shapira is at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Specifically, women who are obese; women who smoke; or women who have diabetes that is not well controlled during their pregnancy.” (9 seconds)

Women who are planning a pregnancy can improve their chances of having a healthy baby, too

“Women should talk to their health care provider about all medications that they are taking, including prescription, over the counter or non-prescription, and herbal medications. And women should talk to their health care providers about vaccines.” (14 seconds)

ARE YOU UP TO SCALE?

HHS Healthbeat reports that “Most parents of overweight and obese children reported never having been told that their child was overweight.” Making better health choices is as easy as eating right, watching less TV and spending more time outdoors. Factor4 helps improve lifestyle choices.

George Scheele, The Good Doctor

www.factor4weightloss.com

HHS HEALTHBEAT (1-31-12)

Fewer years for teens?

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Today’s teens’ poor health habits might cost them years of life. A study found this in data on about 5,500 teens.

Donald Lloyd-Jones of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago examined risk factors for heart disease. Many teens had high blood sugar, low physical activity, and smoked. Their eating patterns were high in sodium and sugar-sweetened beverages, and low in fruits, vegetables, fiber and lean protein.

Lloyd-Jones says teens are losing health they were born with:

“We know that we tend to gain weight as we age through adulthood, so we’re already seeing that our teens are off to a very poor start.” (7 seconds)

The study presented at an American Heart Association meeting was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

The Obesity Cure

At Last, a breakthrough in nutritional science that identifies the cause and solution to OBESITY, the #1 cause of metabolic disease…Dr. George Scheele’s new book on Amazon. http://www.atlasbooks.com/theobesitycure/

STANDARD PROTEIN (17%) EQUALS HIGH PROTEIN (35%)

DIETS IN WEIGHT LOSS

http://mobile.nutraingredients.com/Research/Standard-protein-diets-match-high-protein-diets-for-weight-loss-muscle-strength/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BDaily&c=twkcJ%2BK3DzElzBnopetkKw%3D%3D

From Alex Schauss

12 week study out of Australia

Low fat diet, isocaloric diets trade protein for carbohydrate

Protein varied, 17% versus 35%

9% reduction in body weight in both groups

4% reduction in body fat in both groups (trend for greater fat loss at higher protein but no  statistical significance.

Health & Human Services Healthbeat

HHS HealthBeat (January 26, 2012)

HHS Healthbeat Has It Right: Up to scale

 

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Parents: your child may have weight problems you don’t see. But it’s not just you. Pediatricians may not be telling parents what they need to hear. The national health survey NHANES asked parents if a doctor or health professional had ever told them their child was overweight.

Eliana Perrin is a pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Most parents of overweight and obese children reported never having been told that their child was overweight.” (6 seconds)

Making better health choices is as easy as eating right, watching less TV and spending more time outdoors. 

The study is in the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Perrin’s work is supported by a career grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Factor4 Wellness and the Holy Grail of Human Health

The Holy Grail for taming America’s addictions to fast food and poor human health depends on the development of innovative nutritional products that can not only curb America’s appetite for foods enriched in sugar, salt and fat but also promote metabolic health that can both prevent and repair the damage caused by these harmful foods.

Having conducted a wide survey of the pharmaceutical and nutriceutical industries, one product that promises such results has recently emerged on the market. NovaLife, with headquarters in La Jolla, CA,, has developed Factor4 nutritional supplements that curb appetite for sugar, salt and fat-rich foods and provide essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, protein and power amino acids®) that appear to combat metabolic risk factors (high blood cholesterol, triglycerides and sugar) and chronic degenerative diseases associated with the Metabolic Syndrome, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. NovaLife’s flagship product, called Factor4 Weight control® is currently available at www.factor4health.com.

According to Dr. Scheele, the founder of NovaLife, Factor4 Weight Control® with power amino acids® has been shown to improve results and ensure weight loss success compared with other weight loss strategies, including popular diets, weight loss programs, meal programs or weight loss products.  But the real surprise that emerged from customers taking Factor4 power shakes twice daily, according to Dr. Scheele, is the positive effects they have observed on metabolic risk factors and metabolic diseases. For example, in a growing number of patients who take Factor4 Weight Control® LDL (bad) cholesterol levels have been reduced and HDL (good) cholesterol levels have increased, allowing these patients to minimize or avoid statin drugs that may have serious adverse effects on muscle and liver tissue.

Factor4 has also reduced fasting blood sugar in type 2 diabetes and increased nourishment of peripheral tissues, resulting in noticeable enhancements of growth in hair and nails and improvements in skin color and elasticity. Factor4 builds muscle tissue and increases energy, stamina and endurance.  All in all Dr. Scheele has been able to record 20 general health benefits of Factor4 and up to 50 different ways that patients and customers may feel better in the eight major health systems of the body: (i) body weight and energy, (ii) beauty health (hair, skin and nails), (iii) Mental balance/health, (iv) digestive health, (v) metabolic health, (vi) immune health, (vii) sexual and reproductive health and (viii) anti-aging health.

Factor4 products also combat mental dysfunctions like anger, depression and anxiety and lead to positive changes in attitude, cooperation, performance and productivity. The same products have profound effects on the body’s natural resistance to viruses, bacteria and fungi, which minimizes sick days and leads to further increases in productivity.

Because of Factor4’s ability to combat addictive taste disorders and chronic degenerative diseases that are associated with poor health, premature aging and loss of productivity, Dr. Scheele believes that NovaLife’s products, including Factor4 Weight Control® and Factor4 Wellness®, have the power to remove the “elephant in the room” and enable corporate wellness programs to roll back the threat of America’s health care crisis.

It appears that the key to containing the health care crisis in America has less to do with quick-fix measures that proliferate in the market place of products and services than innovative products like Factor4 that enable ordinary people to change lifestyles that lead to better diets, better health, better attitudes and better performance. When this happens we will be able to live up to Hippocrates’ dictum, stated more than 2,400 years ago: Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.”

Factor4 Power Shake 1

Factor4 Power Shake
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: <1
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • Protein: 10g
Ingredients
  • 2 scoops - Factor 4 weight Control®
  • 8-10 oz - Water
  • 2 - Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add 2 scoops of Factor-4 to 8 oz of water in bottle blender. Add two ice cubes. Shake well, pour into glass and enjoy the pleasant taste of Factor-4 in a power shake.
Notes

 

Factor4 with Yogurt

Factor4 with Yogurt
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: <1g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2g
  • Protein: 16g
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 1 cup - Dannon "light-n-fit" yogurt or Fage Greek Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Stir Factor4 powder into yogurt and enjoy.
Notes
Calories 130, Fat <1g, Carbohydrates 10.2g, Protein 16g<br>

 

Factor4 with Greek Yogurt

Factor4 with Greek Yogurt
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: <1g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • Protein: 10g
YOGURT SMOOTHIES: The bacterial cultures in low glycemic index yogurts provide unsaturated phospholipids and additional protein.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz - Greek Yogurt
  • 1 scoop - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 8 oz - Water
  • 2 - Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. • Greek Yogurt. 100 calories. Thin the yogurt with a little bit of water. Add one scoop of Factor4. Mix that in.
  2. • Fantastic because you get the benefit of yogurt and the F4.
  3. • The use of one scoop of F4 with the Fat-free 100 calorie Greek yogurt is a great idea for those getting started who wish to fill their bodies with the nutrients in F4 and skip 2 meals per day because it is very filling and you literally forget about food.
  4. • Also a great way to save money.
  5. Feel free to add fruit to this yummy smoothie as desired!
Notes
Greek Yogurt Marvelous • Fage Greek Yogurt 6 ounces 100 calories (cost $2) • Total fat 0% • Sat Fat 0% • Total carb 7 g • Trans fat 0 g • Cholesterol 0% 0mg • Sodium 65 mg = 3% DV • Carbs = 7 g – 2%DV • Sugars= 7g • Protein 18g = 35%DV • Calcium = 20% DV • L. Bulgaricus, S.Thermohilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidua, L. Casel • While the product is called Fage, it is pronounced Fa-yeh. • Much tastier than plain Dannon yogurt. • Greek Yogurt. Plain. No flavor.

 

Factor4 Apple Smoothie

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Factor4 Apple Smoothie
This is really yummy and nutritious
Ingredients
  • Into an electric blender place:
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 4 scoops of Factor4
  • One-half to a whole apple cut into quarters
  • (Apple should be washed if not organic)
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ tspn of cinnamon
  • ¼ tspn of nutmeg
  • ⅛ tspn of Mace
Instructions
  1. Blend to desired consistency
  2. PS: If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a Factor4 Apple Smoothie a day will keep two doctors away!
Notes

 

Factor4 with Berries

Factor4 with Berries
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: <1g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • Protein: 10g
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 8-10oz - Water
  • 1 - Ice Cube
  • 1 cup - Fresh or frozen Berries
Instructions
  1. Rotate with fresh blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, or cranberries, blueberies.
  2. Mix factor-4 shake and pour over berries
Notes
Factor4 Weight Control® - Calories 70, Fat <1g, Carbohydrates 1.2g, Protein 10g All categories will vary depending on the berries you choose.

 

Factor4 Basic Veggie Smoothie

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Factor4 Basic Veggie Smoothie
This is a great way to get your green vegetables in a nutritious smoothie
Ingredients
  • 2-4 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 2-3 heaping spoons of your favorite yogurt (we like greek yogurt)
  • 1-2 heaping handfuls of young organic spinach
  • 1 heap of broccolini
  • 16-20 oz of water
Instructions
  1. Mix well in an electric blender until smooth, you will love the taste and get all your green nutrients. This makes two servings and you can keep the remainder in the fridge to have for another day.
Notes

 

Can Food Be As Addictive As A Drug? as seen New York Times

This article by Michael Moss brings home some good points!

Addictive as a drug? <- click here for complete article

We crave certain foods so much that they seem addictive. Just thinking about cinnamon buns or pizza stimulates the release of the neural chemical dopamine, which can cause the brain to override the biological brakes that try to prevent overeating. According to ”Why Humans Like Junk Food,” by a former Nestl� scientist named Steven A. Witherly, the brain especially loves mixtures of salt, sugar and fat and the emulsive textures of butter, mayonnaise and chocolate. Witherly has developed what he calls the food-pleasure equation, in which Pleasure = Sensation + Calories. When we eat a combination of sugar, fat and salt, he says, we get a huge synergistic bang, first in the parts of the brain that register pleasure and then in the gut, which detects and responds more favorably to the high calories in sugar and fat. It’s caveman stuff, going back to when we learned to eat big-calorie foods to survive.

BottleFactor4 Weight Control®, NovaLife’s flagship product for weight loss health, has strong effects on appetite suppression. Dr. Scheele, NovaLife’s President and CEO, states that the essential and positive-charged amino acids contained in Factor4 Weight Control® under the trademark, POWER AMINO ACIDS®, function to signal satiety to the appetite centers in the brain and in the gut.

According to Dr. Scheele, appetite suppression is recognized as a feeling of “comfort, satisfaction and well-being” within minutes of drinking a Factor4™ power shake or smoothie and that these feelings may continue for hours, allowing portion control or meal replacements without food cravings, hunger attacks or famished states, which otherwise may lead to eating binges followed by unwanted weight gains. In fact, within days of taking two or more Factor4™ power shakes per day, most customers have lost their “sweet tooth” and their need for carbohydrate-rich snacks.

Dr. Scheele further explains that the appetite suppression that accompanies Factor4 Weight Control® is significantly greater than that observed with protein shakes because of the time required for protein to be digested in the intestinal tract.

Factor4 – Carol’s Breakfast Smoothie

Factor4 - Carol's Breakfast Smoothie
Ingredients
  • • 3 scoops Factor4
  • • 2 cups water
  • • 6 ice cubes
  • • 1 TBS plain yogurt
  • • ½ tomato
  • • ½ cucumber
  • • ½ cup raspberries
  • • 1 stalk celery
  • • ¼ teaspoon Mace
  • • 6 plain almonds
Instructions
  1. Blender Progression: ice crush to count of 4, shred or grind to count of 4, blend to preference.
Notes

 

Factor4 Coffee Latte

Factor4 Coffee Latte
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: <1g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • Protein: 10g
Try Factor-4 iced coffee and tea lattes for cool summertime drinks that hydrate the body and build strong nutritional health.
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 8-10 oz - Black Coffee (cooled)
  • 1 cup - crushed ice or ice cubes as desired
Instructions
  1. Prepare a Factor-4 Power Shake. Add coffee and ice cubes. Adjust to desired taste by adding more coffee, Factor-4 or milk. Tastes like a Viennese ice café without the sugar, ice cream or whip cream! Add your favorite sweetener as desired to sweeten things up a bit. Sprinkle some cinnamon or cocoa powder on top if you like.
Notes

 

Factor4 Hot/Cold Tea Drinks

Factor4 Hot Tea Drinks
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: <1
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • Protein: 10g
Try Factor-4 hot tea drinks during all seasons to warm the soul and nourish the body. Factor-4 will sweeten the hot tea, add vitamins, minerals & fiber and provide Power Amino Acids™ so that your body will gain the multiple benefits of Super-Plus Proteins™, including weight loss, sustained weight control, improved nutritional health, medical health, anti-aging and longevity.
Ingredients
  • 2 scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • ½ cup brewed tea, your favorite Tea(I like chai personally)
  • 4-8 oz Water
Instructions
  1. Add 2 scoops of Factor-4 Weight Control™ to 4-8 oz water. Shake in blender. Store in refrigerator for up to 4 to 8 hrs as Factor4 Cream.
  2. Brew a pot of hot tea. Pour ½ cup of hot tea and let cool to desired hot temperature. Add ½ cup of Factor4 cream. Stir and sip to enjoy!
  3. Great Hot or Cold!
Notes

 

Factor4 Meal Replacement Shakes

Factor4 Meal Replacements
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 120-240
  • Fat: 4-6g
  • Carbohydrates: 11-16g
  • Protein: 16-26g
Factor-4 Power Shakes, Double-Power Shakes and Smoothies may be used as meal replacements. Try these four options for flavor, consistency and satisfaction. Limit meal replacements to once daily unless recommended more frequently by a doctor.
Ingredients
  • 2-4 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 8-12 oz - Refrigerated Soy Milk (vanilla)
  • 2 - Ice Cubes
  • 8 oz - Water as desired
Instructions
  1. This recipe can make 8-16 oz meal replacements by varying the water, soy milk and Factor4 to your desired taste.
Notes

 

Factor4 Protein Pudding

Protein Pudding
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 181.4
  • Fat: <3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 11.2g
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 1 package - Pudding Mix
  • 3 cups - Soy Milk
  • 2 cans - Mandarin Oranges
Instructions
  1. Use vanilla pudding mix - sugar & fat free. Follow directions on the pudding package adding in Factor4 and oranges. Enjoy
Notes

 

Factor4 with Kale++

5.0 from 1 reviews
Factor4 with Kale++
This was SOME Smoothie - Great Fresh Taste
Ingredients
  • 3 scoops F4
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 Tbs. Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
  • 1-1/2 Cup Cut Kale
  • 1 stalk of Celery
  • 1" slice of fresh Ginger, peeled
  • Juice of ½ of lime
  • 1 Red Orange peeled
  • 3 shakes of Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. I like crunchy and enjoyed the Kale in tiny little pieces.
  2. Others may prefer them fully blender shredded.
  3. Amazing beautiful green color.
Notes

 

Factor4 Oatmeal Pancakes

Factor4 Oatmeal Pancakes
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 370
  • Fat: <5g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Protein: 17g
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • Light Pancake Mix as directed
  • ¼ cup Oatmeal
  • Water as per recipe
  • Natural light or fruit syrup
Instructions
  1. Make pancake mix as directed, stir in factor4 and oatmeal, cook and enjoy
Notes

 

Factor4 with Shredded Wheat

Factor4 with Shredded Wheat
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.9g
  • Protein: 13.3g
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 1 cup - Shredded Wheat
  • ¼ cup - Raspberries
  • 4-6 oz Soymilk (or other liquid of your choice)
Instructions
  1. Prepare Shredded wheat and stir in Factor4, top with fresh Raspberries
Notes

 

Factor4 & Cream of Wheat

Factor4 & Cream of Wheat
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.4
  • Protein: 13.5
Ingredients
  • 2 Scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • 1 cup - Cream of Wheat (cooked)
  • ½ cup - Strawberries
Instructions
  1. Cook Cream of Wheat or Wheatina, then stir in Factor4 and top with Strawberries
Notes

 

Factor4 with Oatmeal

Factor4 with Oatmeal
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: <5g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.6
  • Protein: 16.3
Ingredients
  • 2 scoops - Factor4 Weight Control®
  • ½ cup - Oatmeal (uncooked)
  • ½ cup - Blackberries
  • ½ cup - Soy milk
Instructions
  1. Cook oatmeal. Then stir in Factor4 and top with blackberries & soy milk
  2. (may substitute low-fat milk for Soy Milk if desired)
Notes
Calories <400, Fat <6g, Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 19.6g