Real Ingredients, Perfect Sweetness!

Food for thought from the folks at Zing Stevia Sweetener as Celebrity Chef Nick Stellino pays a visit to the three of the six ladies to offer up some sweet substitutions for their favorite treats under the watchful eye of Nutritionist Meryl Brandwein.

Time for “Cooking With Friends.” We’ve asked the Mission Makeover ladies to give us their favorite recipes that are near and dear to them.  Staying on track while watching what you eat can sometimes lead to cravings….but you don’t have to give-up your favorite indulgences if you can find the right calorie substitute.  Rochelle is looking for a way to make her beloved Peach Sweet Tea. Patricia is all about her coffee, while Debbi loves brownies. Is there a healthier way to make their sweet treats? Yes! Chef Nick Stellino to the rescue as he shows the ladies how to save calories without sacrificing flavor using Zing Stevia Sweetener. It provides a delicious sweet taste minus the dreaded calories.

Just one more weapon in the arsenal to help the ladies maintain the course to better health and lifestyles. Let’s take a bite out of this Mission Makeover knowledge.

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Sweet Substitutions

Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth while managing calories at the same time with sweeteners made with real ingredients – nothing artificial!

Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet indulgence now and then? Many of us aim to maintain a balanced diet, while still enjoying baked goods and other sweet treats in moderation.

We all have our favorites but may be concerned about the calories or putting artificial ingredients into our bodies. Well now you can satisfy your sweet tooth while managing calories at the same time with sweeteners made with real ingredients – nothing artificial.

Born Sweet™ Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and 5 Calorie per serving Zing™ Baking Blend offer a satisfying sweet taste and are perfect for those of us seeking to achieve health and wellness goals.

Our Mission Makeover series ladies met up with Chef Nick Stellino to learn how to re-create some of the contestants’ favorite delicious drinks and desserts, so they easily fit within a healthful meal plan, using Zing™ Stevia Sweeteners. Here’s more about these amaZing™ products!

Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener:

  • Delicious sweetness with 0 Calories and less than 1 gram of carbohydrate per serving
  • Ideal for hot and cold beverages, or for smoothies and sprinkling over fruit and other favorite foods
  • 1 packet or 1/4 teaspoon equals sweetness in 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • Available in packets or easy-spoon jar

Zing™ Baking Blend:

  • Stevia & Cane Sugar Blend
  • Perfectly sweetens with only 5 Calories and 2 grams of carbohydrate per 1/2 teaspoon serving
  • Bakes and browns like sugar so you can make mouth-watering golden-brown cakes and cookies with fewer Calories
  • Available in canister with easy-pour spout for quick measuring


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Make sure to watch the Mission Makeover® series, which follows the journey of several ladies who want to completely make over their lives, each Monday on The Balancing Act at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime!

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Ladies Kick Start the Day in Episode 3 “Food for Thought” on Mission Makeover® on Lifetime


Ladies Kick Start the Day in Episode 3 “Food for Thought” on Mission Makeover® on Lifetime

Co-hosts Jamie Eason, Julie Moran and experts provide “Food for Thought” for both actual food and the mental aspect of food, to help the ladies confront their relationship with it head on with nutrition tips, motivational ideas and recipes.

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR LOG — February 20, 2015) – After a couple weeks of working out, the journey continues as the “Team of Six” ladies on Season 4 of the award-winning series Mission Makeover® learn how to kick start their day on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30 am (ET/PT), with an encore presentation on Tuesday, February 24.

As part of their mission to completely make over their lives and find balance as they start their day, the ladies will enjoy a yoga session at The Bonaventure Resort & Spa’s lush location to help them energize and find both mental and physical balance.

Work, workouts, home life, kids, and activities — how they can fit it all in? Life Coach Dr. Jessica Leon will hold a motivational session after yoga to address how they can conquer the world by forming better habits from workouts to eating. Watch to see which woman admits she gets caught up in the number on the scale…. and what she can do to overcome it!

With busy lifestyles and little time to cook for themselves or their families, the ladies of Mission Makeover are feeling the pressure to eat healthier in a time-starved world. This episode provides
real-life solutions and nutrition tips so time constraints are no longer an excuse when it comes to eating right and healthy living:

• Kick-starting the morning with wholesome foods is a key to healthier living, but the ladies agree that prep and planning can be tough. To show them easy-to-prepare healthier options is Registered Dietician and “Qualitarian” Ashley Koff, RD on behalf of Otsuka American Foods who joins the show to talk about Wild Veggie breakfast bowls, and protein shakes that can be made in minutes…which the ladies taste and enjoy!

• Trainer Billy Beck III offers some supplemental training with the help of Dr. Caroline Cederquist, MD, medical advisor and consultant for Pure Encapsulations. Dr. Cederquist describes what to look for when choosing a nutritional supplement, such as no hidden fillers, gluten or colors. It turns out that all six ladies have similar metabolic needs that can benefit from the addition of Pure Encapsulations’ high quality, research-based formulas. They will each receive a six-month supply to get them started!*

• Celebrity Chef Nick Stellino, representing Born Sweet™ Zing™ Stevia Sweeteners, will gather the ladies around in the kitchen of Mission Makeover’s Nutritionist Meryl Branwein, RD, LDN to talk sweet indulgences and a calorie-saving twist! Last week the women provided their favorite indulgences. Chef Nick took recipes the ladies love and re-created them using Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Zing™ Baking Blend Stevia & Cane Sugar Sweetener, made with only real ingredients. More recipes next week!

The show wraps with the official weigh-in stats powered by Taylor Scales to see what progress – if any—the Mission Makeover ladies are making.

Make sure to stay tuned for Episode 4 on Monday, March 2 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) as two of the ladies are eliminated.

While these women share their journey to Health and Fitness, viewers can join them from home via the website where they can start their own journey, view behind-the-scenes action, watch the women’s personal video diaries, and find motivational tips, advice and weekly recipes. Knowledge is power, and the Mission Makeover website gives women the knowledge and the power to create their own positive change.

About Mission Makeover®
Mission Makeover Season 4 chronicles the 13-week journey of six women as they set out to transform their lives. Nutrition, fitness, and life coach experts give the women the tools and guidance they need to make significant life changes and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Season 4 will add a twist with family dynamics playing a prominent role. America’s best fitness, health and nutrition brands partner with the show to further enhance the experience.

Mission Makeover airs each Monday at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime.
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