Active Nutrition Maintain Kit
You’re looking at a 28-day program and kit that keeps you right on track with your maintenance. There are three USANA products included in the program pack:
- Nutrimeal Active Meal Replacement Shake (14 single-serve pouches of chocolate and one 14-serving gusset of vanilla): Fuel your body with a balanced ratio of macronutrients, with more protein and less sugar than Nutrimeal.
- Metabolism+ (1 bottle): Experience all-day energy and keep fat from piling up and slowing you down. Combine with other Active Nutrition products to help support and maintain a robust metabolism.*
- Fibergy Active (28-serving gusset): Maintain good digestive health and feed your body’s microbiome with this soluble and insoluble fiber blend to help you feel full longer.
- Mix It Up Shake Recipes Pamphlet: Try new recipes and treat your tastebuds with a list of USANA-approved, whole-food ingredients to add to your next shake.
- Program Insert with QR codes to download a kit program guide, the 60-Day Healthy Habits Journal, and USANA’s Guide to a Healthy & Happy Lifestyle
If you’ve completed the USANA Active Nutrition Jumpstart program, you’ve done the preliminary work to take control of your food habits. The next step is, naturally, maintenance. You’re not alone at this stage either. The Active Nutrition Maintain Kit will help you sustain your long-term efforts to maintain your weight and eating habits.
You’ll notice that some of the products from the USANA Jumpstart Kit are the same. You’ll continue to take the Active Meal Replacement Shake and Metabolism+. Now that the probiotics and CellSentials have reset your system, you may be feeling more energetic. To keep you on top of your weight-loss goals the program includes the Fibergy Active.
Delicious Nutrition-Packed USANA Meal Replacement Shakes for Quick Nourishment
While you are now eating healthy whole-foods meals, you can keep replacing some meals with the Nutrimeal Active Meal Replacement Shake. The shake comes in three different flavors, Dutch chocolate, French vanilla, and mild vanilla flavor. Simply mix a powder packet in a glass of water and you’ll get your fill of the following macros:
- 15-17grams soy or plant-based protein
- 8-10 grams dietary fiber
- Fructose or organic cane sugar sweetener
The proteins in the shake mix are sourced from plant-based sources like soy, pea, wheat, or potato protein. The shakes are gluten-free and easy to blend with other fruits or vegetables of your choice. Instead of water, you can spice up your drink with yogurt or milk. Non-dairy milk and crushed ice can make for a delicious pick-me-up shake in the afternoon at work or when you’re on a business trip and have little time to eat a full meal.
Not all meal-replacement shakes are the same. USANA’s Nutrimeal shakes are low-carb. The higher protein content will keep you satiated for longer. You’ll be less likely to snack on junk food. The protein will help you keep on top of your weight management goals. It will help you maintain lean body mass while you lose weight. You’ll find it easier to maintain healthier body composition, with a higher muscle to fat ratio.
You’ll find it easier to maintain a normal BMR. BMR is the number of calories you need to carry out basic functions. If you have more body fat and less muscle, you’ll probably have a slower BMR.
The other macronutrients, along with the protein, will help provide energy for a healthy body.
Support for Metabolism
No matter what you eat, if your body’s metabolism is slow, you may find it difficult to lose weight. Metabolism is generally a function of age, genetics, gender, plus some other factors are thrown in there too. But there are a few things you can do to increase it.
Your metabolism goes up every time you eat, digest, and store food. The type of food you eat matters. Proteins have what is called a higher thermic effect. It takes longer for your body to digest protein, and so it keeps your metabolism high for longer than carbs and fats do.
You can also increase your body’s metabolism through exercise. Drinking green tea also has known benefits. Green tea is said to raise fat oxidation at rest.
USANA’s Metabolism+ contains green tea extract, along with EGCG, a bioflavanoid complex and platycodon bioflavanoid. EGCG or Epigallocatechin gallate is a plant compound that’s present in green tea. It’s believed to help with weight loss, reduce inflammation and help prevent brain and heart diseases.
The USANA Bioflavanoid Complex is a combination of compounds sourced from citrus fruits. Citrus bioflavanoids may help with skin bruising, prevent cardiovascular disease, and speed up metabolism. Platycodon grandiflorum root extract has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. New studies have linked it to fat loss.
Fiber for Gut Health
Whether or not you’re getting fiber from your meals, including additional fiber from external sources is also a good idea. Studies suggest gut health is significant for overall health.
Enzymes in your gut don’t digest fiber. Instead, bacteria and other microbes in your intestines work on the fiber and break it down. Fiber breaks down into short-chain fatty acids. Some studies have shown that the more short-chain fatty acids in your gut, the better your insulin sensitivity. These fatty acids can also reduce inflammation and help you regulate your weight.
Not all kinds of fiber are the same. Fruit fibers are some of the best sources of dietary fiber we can get from our meals. USANA Fibergy Active combines a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers from various sources:
- Short-chain fructooligosaccharides (FOS), insoluble fibers that help move food down your gut. You’ll find these fibers in many plants. They are sweet but low-glycemic. If your blood sugar is normal, these insoluble fibers aren’t going to affect your blood sugar. They will help to keep you satiated and maintain your blood sugar levels.
- Sugarcane fiber helps with gut regularity.
In addition, blueberry, apple, and raspberry powders in Fibergy Active are rich in antioxidants and plant compounds. These compounds work with fibers in your gut to keep things in order.
An important compound present in the roughage in Fibergy Active is agave inulin. Animal studies have found inulin in the gut raises levels of good bacteria strains. The good bacteria in your gut will ferment dietary fiber and break it down into short-chain fatty acids and release energy.
Diversity in your gut microbiome is necessary for good health. Different sources of gut bacteria from the diverse fiber blend in Fibergy Active will keep your gut healthy as it should be.
The 28-day USANA Active Nutrition Maintenance program is designed to help you sustain a healthy lifestyle with long-term healthy habits. Combine with better sleep and exercise for best results.