Sunday, September 8, 2013

The 80/20 Rule!

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? Well, now you have!

Weight loss is 80% healthy diet and 20% exercise!

This means, that even if you are exercising on a regular basis, you need to try and watch what you're putting into your body throughout the day. It's okay to indulge every now and then, but when you can, try substituting healthy alternatives to your diet. For example, if you normally make yourself milkshakes, try a fruit smoothie with non-fat vanilla yogurt instead, or if you want something that is going to provide you with the vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients to help aid in weight loss, and help build muscle, then Shakeology is a must (and did I mention it comes in either chocolate, vegan chocolate, vanilla, greenberry or tropical strawberry?)

Or if you're a sugar addict (like me), try using a healthy substitute, like Truvia, which is made from stevia, an herb found in Central and South America that is sweeter than regular sugar, has ZERO calories and has no glycemic index, so it won't cause a spike in your blood sugar. And yet, another perk to Shakeology is that it helps reduce sugar and food cravings and also has no glycemic index. Over 100 doctors have recommended this shake for patients, claiming that it has been successful at helping with diabetes, IBS, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, and much more!  If you don't believe me, you can listen to the doctor's themselves, right here!

So here's your educational post for the day!  I hope I can make a difference in someone's life today!

And in case anyone's interested in knowing more about Shakeology, here is more information about the ingredients used in Shakeology and the benefits they provide for you:

Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*
  • Help build and repair muscles
  • Reduce hunger and food cravings
  • Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that's ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include
    high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*
  • Aid digestion
  • Support a healthy intestinal tract
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
  • Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the "friendly" bacteria in your digestive tract.
  • Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing
    nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
  • Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual
    components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.
  • Help promote a strong immune system
  • Help increase energy
  • Help protect the body from stress
  • Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
  • Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly
    concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.

Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*
  • Help neutralize harmful free radicals
  • Help decrease inflammation
  • Help maintain the immune system
  • Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
  • Many of Shakeology's fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions

23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*
  • Get a wide range of essential nutrients
  • Get your necessary vitamins every day
  • Make up for dietary deficiencies
  • Most of us don't get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they're flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)

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