(PRWEB) October 23, 2003 -
ÂUnlike the Slim Fast diet product my Quick Lean weight loss program does not contain aspartame,Â states Christian Okoye, former Kansas City Chiefs running back, and President of Okoye Fitness.
ÂTherefore dieters are not subject to the possible aspartame side which include weight gain!Â
Quick Lean is a meal replacement shake developed exclusively by Christian Okoye to assist in fat reduction and to preserve lean body mass.
Quick Lean is proprietary blend of over 20 vitamins and minerals with only 130 calories per serving.
For more information on Quick Lean please go to:
ÂAspartame is an artificial sweetener used in place of sugar. Marketed as NutraSweet or Equal, aspartame is the most widely used sugar substitute in the world,Â continues Okoye.
ÂConsumers have also reported to the FDA, more than 7,000 adverse reactions including dizziness, headaches and seizures.Â
ÂIt is our belief at http://www.OkoyeFitness.com that there is sufficient evidence from the medical community that aspartame can cause problems. Therefore we have chosen not to gamble with the health of our customers and not include this potentially dangerous ingredient in any of our products.Â
Since the Food and Drug Administration approved it in 1981, aspartame is now being used in thousands of products all over the world. Other common items containing aspartame include Jell-O, Lipton iced tea, Dannon yogurt, Ocean Spray juice, Welch's fruit juice bars, Carnation cocoa mix, some children's vitamins and a variety of soft drinks, including Diet Coke and Diet Dr. Pepper.
ÂWith enough doubt as to the safety of aspartame, I think it is unconscionable that so many health related companies still continue to include this ingredient in their products,Â concludes Okoye.
For more information on Okoye Fitness please go to http://www.OkoyeFitness.com.
About Christian Okoye
Okoye approaches his work the same way he did in his football days, with power and determination. After his retirement in 1993 he began his present day work helping people assess and redesign their fitness programs focusing on nutrition and exercise and founded Okoye Fitness and Nutrition.
Okoye, AKA "The Nigerian Nightmare" played many great games in his seven-year career as a Kansas City Chief. He went on to set records in rushing yardage and touchdowns for the 43-year old franchise and became the Chiefs all time leading rusher.
His career was an outstanding achievement considering Okoye played football for only three years before playing for Kansas City. Prior to playing for the Chiefs, he played football at Azusa-Pacific University as well as competing in track and field; where he won seven national titles in shot put, discus and hammer throw as well as amassing 17 All-American honors in track and field.
In 1989 Okoye enjoyed his finest season for the Chiefs rushing for 1480 yards. In addition to his stats he collected a number of awards after the season: named Running Back of the Year, First team All-Pro, voted AFC Player of the Year by the NFL Players Association, received the Mackie Award for most touchdowns by an AFC player, voted Chiefs' Most Valuable Player, the Quarterback Club named him NFL MVP and won the Ed Block Courage award, one of the most prestigious awards in football. He later became the 30th member of the Chiefs' Hall of Fame.
He also started the Christian Okoye Foundation to help inner-city kids develop means and desire to improving themselves and their respective communities through education.