Welcome to secrets news issue 19
Let me fill you in on a little secret...
I often talk about setting realistic goals when it comes to changes that
need to be made in our lives.
Physical fitness is something that can be so easily incorporated into
our routines in some shape or form if we have the mindset that we want
healthier and fitter. Even if you work full time and run a household
you can find a way to achieve this. When my weeks are so full that I can't
fit as much exercise in as I would like, I make sure that on the weekends
I find time for myself to fit it in. This time out is essential for everyone.
I am excited on behalf of Slim Secrets to be sponsoring a family fun
run/walk again this year and feel very deeply about the charities involved
all revolve around children). All the details of this fun morning can
be found in the newsletter. So why not get involved and come down with
or friends, have fun and keep fit at the same time. I look forward
to meeting some of you on the morning of the event.
If you don't live in Melbourne or Australia and can't be part of this
fun run why not look in your local paper and set yourself the goal
on a fun run with family or friends near where you live. If you don't
feel that you are fit enough to do this (although you can walk/run
at your own
pace) now is the time to set yourself mini goals each day and work
your way towards the walk/run. It may mean waking up 10 minutes earlier
do some exercise in the morning or whilst watching TV do some sit
ups or weights
if you have some handy. Or maybe taking the stairs (at a good pace)
at work rather then the lift. If you do something small most days
leading up to the fun run you may surprise yourself at how much you enjoy
Be safe and have fun.
Defence Lake Attack 2007 - Charity Event
Proudly Supported By Slim Secrets
In 2006, Australian Defence Force Lake Attack initiative raised $150,000
with almost 2,000 participants.
In 2007, families will again be encouraged to enter with all proceeds raised
going to charities involving children and families in need.
Secrets is proud to be one of the supporters of this year's event.
are dedicated to supporting adults and children throughout the best
and most challenging times of their lives. Our purpose is much greater
providing healthy, natural food for our consumers… we are committed
to enriching the lives of men, women and children and empowering them to
make a difference through the causes and organizations we support.
We invite you to help us raise awareness for the children's charities listed
below and join us for a healthy dose of fun, stress relief and keeping fit
at the same time.
The Charity Fun Run/Walk - Defence Lake Attack is part of the Australian
Defence Force's annual fundraising campaign, in support of worthy children's
causes. The full entry fee and additional funds raised will be equally distributed
to the beneficial charities:
- The Compassionate Friends Victoria Incorporated (supporting bereaved
parents & siblings)
- Legacy Victoria
- Kidsafe Victoria Child Accident Prevention Foundation
- Redkite supporting
children with cancer
To enter you can register online at www.lakeattack.com for the Lake Attack
run or walk to be conducted around Albert Park Lake on Sunday 26 August 2007.
SO PLEASE KEEP THIS DATE FREE IN YOUR DIARY.
The Lake Attack is the successor to the annual Army road relay race from
Puckapunyal to Melbourne, first held in 1982. The relay has evolved into a
charity run or walk for the public around Albert Park Lake and is now a significant
The event will also feature a large range of Defence displays, including
RAAF aircraft, Navy helicopters, armoured vehicles, dragon boats, the Army's
Redberets parachutists, Army Commandos and more. All will be located at race
headquarters, at the Grebe Picnic Area, Albert Park Lake.
All participants will receive a show bag (which includes Slim Secrets products),
T shirt, a participant medal and more. All details at www.lakeattack.com or
call 03 9819 9225
Lord Mayor John So will start this year's Lake Attack with a bang! John So
will start the first wave of adult runners at 10.00am by firing an artillery
gun, with Mr Justin Madden, the Planning Minister following soon after at
10.02am commencing the children and walkers. The Lord Mayor looks forward
to participating in the event and signing T-shirts.
Because of its success, we are again running the Inter-School Competition,
in addition to the Corporate Challenge and individual run/walk categories.
Lake Attack is all about having fun for a worthy cause. It doesn't matter
if you're a first timer, a seasoned runner, an Albert Park resident or a Corporate
- this event is for EVERYONE. So get your friends, family, colleagues and
school mates together for what promises to be a fun and rewarding day out.
All funds raised from Defence Lake Attack 2007 will be distributed equally
to our four event charities. We invite you to visit each of the charity websites
to learn more about the important role of each of these organisations:
The Compassionate Friends Victoria Inc. support bereaved
parents and siblings following the death of a son or daughter at any age
and from any cause.
Kidsafe Victoria - the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia
- is an independent, non-profit, non-government charitable foundation
dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and injury to children.
Redkite, is a charity that supports children and their families through
cancer by providing emotional guidance, financial relief and educational
Woolworths supermarkets to stock Slim Secrets
It is with great excitement to add Woolworths to the list of large supermarket
chains to stock Slim Secrets. They will initially be stocking the Mintabolism
Boost and Night time Binge-Buster but if they prove popular will add the Morning
Rev-Up and Afternoon Snack-Attack. They should be in stores by mid June, so
please look out for them.
To all those who have not entered the Table Magazines competition to win
a family trip to Phuket hurry before it's too late. The competition is in
with Coles Supermarkets and runs till June 16th. All details can be found
in this month's Table Magazine.
As it is getting colder here in Australia a trip to Phuket sounds like perfect
Scientist Finds Another Clue To Why Soy Promotes Weight Loss
Research shows that when soy consumption goes up, weight goes down. A new
University of Illinois study may help scientists understand exactly how that
weight loss happens.
"We wanted to compare the effects of soy protein hydrolysates and soy
peptides with those of leptin because we hypothesized that soy might behave
in the body in a similar way. Leptin is a hormone produced in our adipose
tissue that interacts with receptors in the brain and signals us that we're
full so we stop eating," said Elvira de Mejia, a U of I assistant professor
of food science and human nutrition.
The researchers wanted to see if soy protein hydrolysates could affect these
regulatory hormones and their receptors.
"And we found that soy did have an effect on these mechanisms and hormones
that are induced in the body to help us degrade lipids and reduce body weight,
but it did so by boosting metabolism and not by reducing food intake," she
To compare soy peptides with leptin, de Mejia's graduate student Nerissa
Vaughn, with the help of associate professor Lee Beverly, implanted cannulas
in the brains of lab rats; they then injected leptin as a positive control.
When the scientists could see their model was working, they injected two formulations
of hydrolyzed soy protein and soy peptides so the scientists could monitor
the effects of each on food intake and weight loss.
Injections were given three times a week for two weeks; during that time,
the animals had unlimited access to food and water. Food intake was measured
3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 hours after injection, and the rats were weighed 24 and
48 hours after injection. All rats received the same amount of exercise, and
all rats lost weight.
But, after the third injection, de Mejia and Vaughn noticed a significant
weight loss in the group of animals that had received one of the soy hydrolysates,
even though the animals hadn't changed their eating habits. In this instance,
soy protein appeared to have caused weight loss not by reducing food intake
but by altering the rats' metabolism.
The experiment not only showed that soy peptides could interact with receptors
in the brain, it also demonstrated that eating less isn't always the reason
for weight loss, the researcher said.
"Weight loss is a complex physiological event. It's not always as simple
as 'Eat less or exercise more,' said de Mejia.
"Losing weight is a cascade of many steps, beginning with the production
of certain hormones and continuing with their action in the brain. Some people
are resistant to these hormones, just as other people are insulin-resistant.
These people never receive the message from the brain that tells them they're
full," she added.
de Mejia plans to continue investigating the effects of soy proteins on weight
loss. She believes soy contains anorectic peptides that signal a feeling of
satiety as well as peptides that boost the metabolism. Her next step will
be to fractionate and purify the soy hydrolysates so that she can identify
each peptide and understand its bioactivity.
de Mejia and Vaughn presented their findings at the Experimental Biology
meeting in Washington, D.C. The study was funded by the Illinois Soybean Association
and SAI Company.
Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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