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Q&A: How Leaner Creamer is Making Our Morning Coffee Ritual Healthier

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During his first job as a law clerk in college, Jonathan Kashani noticed how all of his colleagues swarmed to the coffee machine, dumped fatty creamers like Coffee-mate in their drinks, went back to their computers to work, then continued to snack throughout the day on unhealthy snacks. 

And most offices for other companies were probably similar, he realized. 

It was then that Kashani thought to himself, “Why not come up with a healthy formula for coffee creamer that won’t cause overeating?”

From there it was just a matter of time till Leaner Creamer was born. 

Leaner Creamer is a healthy alternative to other fatty coffee creamers on the market. It transforms the ritual of drinking coffee into something healthier, and offers appetite-suppression and weight-loss benefits. 

We had the chance to talk with Kashani, founder and CEO of Leaner Creamer, and explore how his product is changing the way many people consume their coffee.


What makes Leaner Creamer different from other creamers on the market?


Other creamers are full of corn syrup, trans fats, artificial flavors and colors, and soybean oil. We wiped all that out with Leaner Creamer.  

Instead, we used coconut oil, which is a much healthier oil. It’s also sugar-free, gluten-free, non-dairy, and lactose-free.     


How can Leaner Creamer help consumers lead a healthy lifestyle?


We’re not just a quick fix like a diet pill product — we’re part of a lifestyle. We get that coffee is part of a morning ritual for so many people. 

With Leaner Creamer we are trying to help influence people to put something healthier in their mouths at the start of the day and prevent them from overeating.


What kinds of flavors are available today and what flavors are you planning for the future?


Right now, our flavors are original and hazelnut. We are working on a sweet caramel and some holiday flavors like pumpkin spice or peppermint mocha.


How does Leaner Creamer help curb your appetite?


There has been science showing that green tea extract prevents overeating and helps with weight loss. Coconut oil is also high in medium chain triglycerides,  which can help you feel fuller longer.


What kind of response have you received from customers?


They love it! Our repurchase rate is 70 percent, and I think that just shows that Leaner Creamer is something consumers were looking for and needed. 

We have people who have lost five to six pounds in a matter of months.


What’s your favorite way to have Leaner Creamer? What are some other ways customers are having it?


This may sound weird, but I love it over cereal with some almond milk. Instead of buying Frosted Flakes, I buy Arrowhead Mills bran cereal and sprinkle some Leaner Creamer on top. 

You can find a bunch of recipes for Leaner Creamer on our blog here.

It’s very versatile. Some people are making smoothies, cookies, cupcakes and so much more.


What are some of the biggest mistakes people are making when it comes to balancing diet, fitness and healthy lifestyle today?


I think there’s a problem with our perception of moderation. I binge-eat sometimes, everyone does that. And everyone needs a cheat day. I love cheat days. 

But it’s important to moderate that and make healthy living a lifestyle. Remember, there are no quick fixes. 

Make a workout plan, drink a healthy cup of coffee in the morning or grab that healthy snack, make yourself a healthy meal plan – just understand that it’s a lifestyle and not a quick turnaround.


What are your top tips for leading a healthy life?


Find that work-out friend to do classes and go on walks together, and push each other to be healthy. Eat healthy. Try juicing — I love it — and do it a few days a month. 

Eat healthy and workout consistently. I always think if the President of the United States can work out, what’s your excuse?

Drink Leaner Creamer. Healthy lifestyle can start with something as easy as what you put in your coffee. It’s crazy. Understand that those simple kinds of things can have a bigger impact on you.

To learn more about Leaner Creamer and to try it yourself, visit leanercreamer.com or shop here

We have an exclusive discount on Leaner Creamer for EmpowHER readers! Click here and enter the code "HER" for 10% off your next purchase!

Edited by Jody Smith

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