When it Comes to Diets, Carbs Should Be Measured by Quality, Not Quantity

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Transitions Lifestyle System Shifts the Focus Away from Carbs

In recent years, diet marketers told dieters to obsess over the number of carbs rather than how those carbs affected their bodies. Now that the low-carb craze has waned, dieters have realized that simply reducing carbs is unsustainable and many have given up their efforts. Enter the low-glycemic-index diet, a scientific method of eating according to how food-induced blood sugar spikes can prevent weight loss.

“What dieters realized after the low-carb bubble burst is that simple fixes to weight problems do not work,” said Shari Lieberman, Ph.D. and best-selling author. “Fad diets will work for nothing more than short-term weight loss. Keeping the weight off is the challenge since low-carb or no-carb diets are flawed from the beginning.”

Lieberman has touted the low-glycemic index to clients of her 20-year, clinical nutrition practice in New York. In 2004, she partnered with Market America to develop the Transitions Lifestyle System™, a low-glycemic system that helps dieters change more than eating habits.

Transitions, unlike many diets currently on the market, does not cut out carbohydrates or ask consumers to starve themselves. Instead, it teaches healthy eating according to glycemic index, stress reduction and regular exercise. The system includes:

• Lifestyle journal to help chart progress, provide healthy-living information, meal planning and motivational support.

• Exercise and stress-reduction tips to enhance weight management.

• Delicious, portion-controlled meals designed to maintain healthy eating habits.

• Healthy shakes and bars for nourishing, On-The-Go™ snacks.

• Nutritional supplements tailored to help reduce cravings and promote health.

“The Transitions system was built on years of scientific research on low-glycemic-index diets,” said Lieberman. “I want dieters to understand that simple changes in how they live their lives can make huge changes in their health. Small changes in eating habits can lead not only to weight reduction but drastic reductions in the risks for many other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.”

The Transitions Lifestyle System is available exclusively through Market America’s independent distributors in the U.S. More information is available at transitionslife.com.

About Shari Lieberman, Ph.D.

Dr. Lieberman earned her Ph.D. in clinical nutrition and exercise physiology. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a board member of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and President of the American Association for Health Freedom. She is the recipient of the National Nutritional Foods Association 2003 Clinician of the Year award. She is a published scientific researcher and a presenter at numerous medical conferences. Dr. Lieberman has been in private practice as a clinical nutritionist for more than 20 years and serves on the faculty of two universities.

About Market America

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Market America is an Internet marketing company specializing in One-to-One Marketing and Mass Customization. Founded in 1992, the company has experienced explosive growth and achieved more than $1.5 billion in suggested retail sales. Market America has more than 100,000 distributors worldwide. More information is available at http://www.marketamerica.com.

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