The Cost of “Living”

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

In a May article on Bloomberg.com it was reported that the cost of living rose the fastest since December of 2009.  This increase was being driven largely by rising food prices.  Our ability as a countrybloombergnewssquare The Cost of “Living” to purchase food stuffs that in the past we have taken for granted has become increasingly more difficult.  There are many factors that are causing food to cost more to include the price of the fuel to transport it.  President Barack Obama recently released oil from the strategic oil reserves in an attempt to control gasoline costs which are driving up costs in all the parts of our economy.  This attempt failed and now oil is already on its way back up with predictions that it will spike significantly this summer.    This is very bad news for the overall health of the country.  I am not referring to our fiscal health, but I literally mean our physical health as it relates to our nutrition

According to the Bloomberg article, over 44 million people have been pushed into poverty since June of 2010.  The cost of staples such as wheat, corn and soybeans, have risen to frightening levels.  Wheat has gone up 57%, while soybeans have increased 39%.  The bottom line is that the cost of eating right has always been more expensive than the cost of eating poorly. This problem has become much worse over the course of the last several months.   This has everything to do with what foods we as a country have subsidized.  The foods that are easy to reproduce quickly are the ones that have received the most attention from the government.  Unfortunately, these foods are not the ones that are the best for us.  A good resource to understand how this works is the 511eHmnaBCL. SL500 AA300  The Cost of “Living”documentary Food Inc.  The movie is very informative but frightening in describing the way our food habits have been manipulated based upon what foods are produced cheaply and easily.  When times are good people can afford to eat fruits and vegetables.  When times are bad McDonald’s restaurant stock goes up.  We are already the fattest nation on the planet.  The last thing we need to do is become more frequent customers at fast food restaurants…yet that is the place we find ourselves.

We are caught in a catch-22.  As our bank accounts shrink we are forced to find sustenance in food that we would rather not eat if we are concerned about our health.  Furthermore, the future does not look positive.  We need to be providing our bodies with high grade nutrition and vitamin supplements to counteract the garbage we introduce into our bodies.  But high quality supplements cost money, which we have less and less of.  The solution can be found in quality meal replacement.  You are able to provide your body the fuel it needs while avoiding the problem of adding to our ever expanding grocery bills…and ever expanding waistline. 

My wife and I have found our solution with Isagenix.  Everyone in our family is meeting their nutritional needs with the supplements from the IsaKids Essentials to the Isagenix IsaLean Meal Replacement Shake.  By replacing meals, my wife and I have discovered that we are saving money.  Isagenix International provides evidence of this potential in the flyer you see here. 

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If you would like more information you can contact us either through our web-site at CleanseBenefits.com, or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

What’s in Your Meal Replacement Shake?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

To derive the greatest benefit from a meal replacement shake, you have to know what you are looking for.  There are several considerations when making such a decision that can help you to avoid a lot of experimentation and repeated trips to the local isalean shakes choc van 240 What’s in Your Meal Replacement Shake?nutrition store.  First and foremost you need to know what makes for a good meal replacement shake.  You want something that provides your body with the nutrients that it needs while allowing you to cut calories to lose weight.  You also need to pay attention to the type and quantity of protein in the formula. 

There are five additional factors that you should research before making a final decision:

  1. Does the product provide long-term weight-loss results, regardless of whether your goals are total weight-loss or ideal weight maintenance?
  2. Is there any third party empirical scientific evidence to back up the products claims of effectiveness?
  3. Is the purpose of the shake to replace a full meal; or will it serve only as a snack between meals?
  4. Is the shake free of additives, artificial ingredients, artificial flavors or sucralose?  In addition, is the product tested for contamination of pollutants and heavy metals?
  5. Is the product available at a reasonable price? 
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Whey Protein Powder

My wife and I believe that the Isagenix Isalean Shake meets all of these criteria.  The IsaLean shake has delivered long-term weight-loss results to include more than 5.4 million pounds released and 6.5 million inches lost by people using the product.  A clinical university study demonstrated that the IsaLean shake surpassed other protein shakes for weight loss results.  The shake is a full meal replacement with 23 grams of Whey Protein which serves to prevent muscle loss while you lose weight.  The IsaLean shake is low in saturated fat while being high in healthy poly- and mono-unsaturated fats.  The shake is all natural with no additives.  Finally, the Isagenix IsaLean shake offers great nutrition at a great price. 

If you would like to speak with us about the Isagenix Isalean Shake you can contact us through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com, or by calling toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

The Good Fortune of Nutritional Cleansing

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

What does a fortune cookie’s fortune have to do with nutritional cleansing?  I love oriental food.  Actually I am fascinated by it.  A chef is able to combine ingredients that many people normally don’t eat and blend them in a wayFortune Cookie The Good Fortune of Nutritional Cleansing that makes any entree appealing and desirable.  Vegetables like snap peas, water chestnuts, carrots, sprouts and the like are combined with unique spices and tasty sauces into an explosion of taste and flavor.  That is why I chose to have my favorite for lunch today…Kung Pao Chicken. 

After I finished my delicious meal I looked into the bottom of the bag and spoted the individually wrapped fortune cookie.  Because I am conscious of how many sweets I put into my mouth I will generally skip this dessert.  This does not mean that I skip the fortune.  Now I don’t actually believe in the fortune.  I don’t believe words written on a tiny slip of paper should be directing my life and guiding my decisions.  Yet I do find the fortunes amusing.  Today my fortune read, “There is no greater gift than good health.  Cherish it always.”  Like many of the fortunes contained in those folded yellow cookies, I was having a hard time understanding how these words predicted my future or were supposed to change my life.  Despite this fact I did find value in the passage. 

I believe with all of my heart that good health is one of the greatest blessings that can be bestowed on a man or

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woman.  Good health is the soil that a good life grows from.  With that knowledge it should be easy for you to understand why my wife and I are so passionate about Isagenix and nutritional cleansing.  The many Isagenix products, paks and systems are the means by which I can bring a complete stranger closer to a healthier life.

The challenge has always been to convince the receiver of this good news that my intentions are pure and that I am not simply trying to “sell” them something.  This challenge is true for any network marketerMulti-level marketing is very different than any other type of sales.  We are not offereing everyday items.  We are tasked with convincing someone that they need something they never needed before.  Furthermore, we must make our pitch in unconventional locations and circumstances.  

A lightbulb salesman has a built in customer base.  He does not have to convince someone that they need to buy lightbulbs.  Instead, he simply needs to convince the buyer that they should buy their lightbulbs from him.  Network marketers must convince the buyer of one of three things. 

1.  The product or service they offer is “better” than what can be found in a traditional store

2.  The product or service they offer is “cheaper” than similar products bought through more conventional means. 

3.  The product or service is so unique or special that they only reason the buyer hasn’t bought it before is because they were unaware of its existence. 

Isagenix and nutritional cleansing fall into the third category.  Isagenix has provided such a unique health and weight loss solution to me and my family that I cannot help but tell others about how it has changed our lives.  I cannot

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 compare it to any other product or service because what it offers is so special and profound that such a comparison would not do it justice.  It is not simply a nutritional supplement.  It is certainly not a weight loss program like so many others on the market.  Finally, the IsaLean Shake is not your typical athletes meal replacement.  It is all of these things and so much more.  We would love the opportunity to tell everyone reading this blog how it has changed our lives…and how it could change yours. 

If you would like to find out more then you can contact us through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com, or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-3438.

Celiac Disease, Gluten and the Isagenix IsaLean Shake

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Several weeks ago my wife was with my 13 year old daughter at her archery training.  My daughter has been doing archery now for over three years and is doing quite well.  My wife has sponsored my daughter through herIsagenix%20Isalean%20Shake%20Chocolate Celiac Disease, Gluten and the Isagenix IsaLean Shake Isagenix business which makes perfect sense.  My daughter drinks an Isagenix IsaLean shake with me before going to school every morning.  She is in great shape and doesn’t need to lose weight, but she does desire to gain strength and lean muscle.  The IsaLean Shake has been helping her to accomplish this goal.   

Since my wife is her sponsor and covers all of her expenses, you can find my daughter wearing a “bling” covered Isagenix shirt at every tournament.  You can also find an Isagenix sticker on her bow case. 

At this particular practice my wife was approached by a woman who began

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asking her about Isagenix after noticing the sticker.  The woman indicated that she suffered from a fairly rare disorder called Celiac Disease.  A disorder, up to this point, my wife and I had never heard of.  The woman indicated that she wanted to speak with Tamara more as she had done some research on her own and believed that Isagenix products may be able to help her with her ailment. 

When my wife got home she told me of her conversation and I began to search through Google for information on Celiac Disease.  Credibility has always been of extreme importance to me.  If I am going to lay claim to knowing what I am talking about I better be sure of my facts.  This is what I found.   

Celiac Disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and as a result prevents it from absorbing nutrients from food that are vital for staying healthy.  As a result, people suffering from this disease can become malnourished no matter how much food they eat.  No one knows what causes the disease; however, doctors believe the damage to the small intestine is due to a reaction from eating gluten.  Essentially gluten elicits an improper response from the immune system

Doctors believe there may be up to 3 million people currently affected by Celiac Disease.  It is also believed that the disease is severely underdiagnosed.  Some of the common symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea

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  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Weight Loss

Some additional indications that might point to Celiac Disease include:

  • Blistering
  • Itchy skin rash
  • Anemia
  • Short Stature
  • Infertility
  • Tooth Enamel Defects

So why was this woman asking Tamara about isagenix?  She knew what I have since learned.  The Isagenix IsaLean Shake is a high nutrient formula that is gluten free, wheat free and barley free

I would never presume to make medical claims about the curative powers of IsagenixIsagenix is  not a “cure” to anything.  Rather, I simply state the obvious to those suffering from Celiac Disease.  Most of the Isagenix products avoid the ingredients that cause your anguish while providing you with a high quality nutrition source.  

If you would like to to speak with Tamara and I about Isagenix then you can contact us at 1-866-982-3438.  If you would like to do some research about isagenix on your own then you can visit our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com.  Tamara and I have achieved our health and wellness goals for our family.  I don’t know if Isagenix can help you but we would love to give it a shot.

The Relinquishing of Control: Giving up Power over our own Health

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Municipalities and other government bodies across the country have passed laws that dictate and limit the amount of trans-fat, sodium and other unhealthy food characteristics in order to protect us from ourselves.  

I first became aware of this trend after reading an article from the WBALTV.com web-site.  WBAL is a news station inBOSTON~Fenway Park Boston Massachusetts Posters The Relinquishing of Control: Giving up Power over our own Health Baltimore, Maryland.  This article discussed the City of Baltimore’s decision to issue “environmental citations” to restaurants that served food containing trans-fats.  In the article the Baltimore commissioner of Health, Dr Oxiris Barbot, was quoted as saying, “…while we are pleased with the high rates of compliance we’ve seen since the ban took effect, we will continue to sanction businesses that repeatedly fail to comply.”  

Since discovering this article I have found several other examples of healthy food mandates.  In a 2006 MSNBC.com article it was identified that New York City had passed a similar trans-fat ban.  

It may surprise many of you that I vehemently disagree with such laws and regulations.  While I believe that avoiding foods and food ingredients that are inherently bad for you is a reasonable and recommended course of action, I do not believe it is the job of a government or regulatory agency to TJ%202%20436X500 The Relinquishing of Control: Giving up Power over our own Healthmake decisions for you or your family.  As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have.  The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”  

Regulations and laws serve the purpose of filling a vacuum.  They are generally created because people have failed to assume personal responsibility for doing that which is right, just and smart.  For many it is simply easier to give up responsibility for themselves and their families and allow some external force to make those daily decisions for them.  

Many of you may applaud these regulations and statutes and believe it is just too difficult to keep track of what is going into our bodies on a daily basis.  It could be argued that trans-fat laws are no different than banning or controlling other substances that could kill you, e.g. lead, asbestos, etc.  Yet I believe there is a great chasm separating things that are poisonous from things that are unhealthy.  

At the end of the day, your decision to eat ice cream as opposed to drinking an Isagenix® IsaLean® shake should be your own.  My concern is where these trends stop.  Regulation equals control, and not control of our own lives.  Rather it is some disconnected agency that may or may not have our best interests in mind deciding what is best while telling us all that we are incapable of making these decisions for ourselves and loved ones. 

In a 2007 Associated Press article, MSNBC.com reported more and more schools are considering banning peanutpeanut butter The Relinquishing of Control: Giving up Power over our own Health butter from kid’s lunches.  The justification for such a ban is based upon the concern over food allergies.  Once again, we as a country have relinquished control over our own lives and deposited them in the hands of bureaucrats.  As a result, my daughter may have to give up her organic peanut butter with honey on whole wheat bread.  How dare they do that! 

The argument from the other side of the table is that we are the fattest nation on the planet, and that this has subsequently over-burdened our health care system…we are guilty as charged.  But instead of everyone making better decisions about the foods we eat and the activities we choose, we continue to sit on the couch and passively watch as others guide our lives.  

The longer we sit the worse it will get.  The alternative is that we take control of our own health.  We begin to work out more and watch TV less.  We eat properly and supplement the foods we eat with vitamins and minerals like those contained in the many Isagenix® products such as the Isagenix® Cleanse For Life™ Dietary Supplement, or the Isagenix® IsaDelight Dark Chocolate.  

If you would like to find out more about these amazing Isagenix® products and find out how they can give you control over your own health you can contact us through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com, or by calling toll free 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

You are What you Eat!!

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

On Monday I read an article about a nutritionist who ate primarily junk-food, i.e. Twinkies®, powdered donuts, Dorito’s®, etc, for 10 weeks…AND LOST 27 POUNDS!!  The article can be found here: 

 http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html 

…Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! 

Whew, now that I have got that out of my system it is of vital importance that we dissect this little experiment before overweight and obese people start assuming that they actually had it right this whole time.  There are severalKansas State You are What you Eat!! important mitigating factors that need to be identified that I believe will crush the dreams of those that were about to stock up on every sugary, chemically infused snacks at their local grocery store.  

First and foremost the Kansas State University nutritionist who conducted this experiment, Professor Mark Haub started with the premise that the only thing that mattered when it came to weight loss was caloric intake.  In other words, regardless of what you eat, the amount of calories in the food you consume and not the source of those calories, will determine your weight.  I have always believed this to be a reasonable theory. 

twinkies You are What you Eat!!It is true that the professor dropped 27 pounds, his body fat dropped from 33.4 to 24.9 percent, and his body mass index went from 28.8, considered overweight, to 24.9, which is normal.  However, the professor made an implicit admission that vitamins, minerals, protein etc., are important for basic health as he also took a multivitamin pill and drank a protein shake daily.  In addition, he ate vegetables, typically a can of green beans or three to four celery stalks.  Essentially, the experiment was about weight loss, and most definitely NOT about health.  The professor recognized that losing weight does not equate necessarily to being healthy and that supplements were required to maintain some semblance of health.  This claim is reiterated and supported in a responsive article written by Chuck Norris.  Mr. Norris’ article can be found here: 

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=227421 

In a recent post I discussed the revelation that the toxins and impurities we have introduced into our water, food and air may be a primary contributing factor to the cancers that have become so common to the human race (you can read the post here:  http://blog.cleansebenefits.com/?p=332).  If it is assumed that these impurities cause or at least contribute to illness then losing weight by eating junk-food will mean you may become a thin corpse.  With that though it mind, let’s take a look at some of the ingredients in the typical Twinkie® that the professor made a staple in his diet…

  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup 
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Vegetable and/or animal shortening – containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed or canola oil, and beef fat.
  • Dextrose 
  • Modified corn starch
  • Cellulose gum
  • Leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate)
  • Cornstarch
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Mono and diglycerides
  • Soy lecithin
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Dextrin
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Sodium stearol lactylate
  • Wheat gluten
  • Calcium sulphate
  • Natural and artificial flavours
  • Caramel colour
  • Sorbic acid (to retain freshness)
  • Colour added (yellow 5, red 40)

Yikes!!  .  I am assuming everyone knows where I am going here. 

Isagenix® systems, paks and products allow you to reduce caloric intake through the use of the Isagenix® IsaLean®buy isagenix products e1i91 You are What you Eat!! meal replacement shakes while offering a cellular cleanse in the form of the Isagenix® Cleanse for Life® Dietary Supplement to cleanse away the impurities we are exposed to.  This is a much healthier alternative to counting the calories in a package of Twinkies®.   

If you would like to contact me about Isagenix® then you can visit my web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or call toll free at 1-866-982-4288.  If you would like to view my Biggest Loser-Tucson story then that can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/CleanseBenefits?feature=mhum.

The Looming Diabetes Disaster

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Sometimes it takes only a few words to have a major impact on a conversation, e.g. the health of the population of the United States.  I was struck by the brevity of a recent article from Reuters (Diabetes to Double or Triple in U.S. by 2050: Government, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69L21Y20101022, October 22, 2010).  The title leapt off the page and said almost as much as the entire article.  The piece presented grim facts concerning the currentdiabetes type 2 another childhood disease The Looming Diabetes Disaster trends of health and diet in the United States.  If we continue down our current path of inactivity and poor eating habits it is predicted that the occurrence of Diabetes will escalate from its current level of approximately 1 in 10 adults to as high as 1 in 3 by 2050.  Considering the fact that both Tamara and I have a history of Diabetes in our family, this is one of the reasons we have made Isagenix® such a significant part of our lives and the lives of our children.  Diabetes is the gift that keeps on giving.  Once you have it, you have it for life.  In some instances it can be controlled, but it will not go away once you have it. 

I have heard it suggested that this is a problem only for those who choose to not take care of themselves.  In reality is a problem that will affect virtually every single American on a multitude of fronts.  First and foremost is the associated cost which was estimated at $174 billion dollars per year in 2007.  The cost in 2050 dollars when we assume the suggested progression of the disease is truly incomprehensible.  The costs will grow exponentially when lost labor, weight related injuries and workers compensation claims are factored in.  This is why Tamara and I speak so passionately about Isagenix® products whenever we are given the opportunity. 

dr richard carmona on the obesity epidemic webcastr The Looming Diabetes DisasterDr. Richard Carmona, the former Surgeon General suggested an even more frightening outcome to this growing national problem.  In a speech several years ago he described our poor health as one of the greatest threats to our national security calling it “…the terror within.”  He proposed that in years to come we will find it more and more difficult for us to defend ourselves from internal and external threats (http://www.webcastr.com/videos/informational/dr-richard-carmona-dropout-to-surgeon-general.html).  Essentially, where will we find our soldiers; our firefighters; our law enforcement officers when they can barely get off their couches?  We will be at the mercy of those countries that have seen the importance of good health and fitness.  I have been a law enforcement officer since 1987.  As I progress in age I have discovered the requirement that I maintain my fitness level with the help of Isagenix® for my sake and my families.    

Our general lack of effort in this area has prompted many extreme suggestions on how this crisis should be solved.  Most of these suggestions involve the government making the decisions on what is best for the American people.  There are recommendations on local, state and federal levels that government should determine what ingredients and how much of these ingredients should go into our food.  I understand the concern and the sense of urgency.  But I believe that a government making decisions about what is best for me and my family is never a good thing!  To avoid this potential tragedy it falls on all of us to start taking better care of our bodies.  Otherwise, we might find ourselves in a position where entities external to our immediate families are deciding what is “best” for us.   Other than on rare occasion my family does not drink soda.  Yet I do not want someone telling me we can’t. 

So what is the solution?  The answers are relatively simple.  Better nutrition, increased physical activity, and greater awareness of what goes into our bodies must become a priority to all of us.  Isagenix® products, paks and systems can play a major role in addressing the factors that can cause diabetes.  The Isagenix® IsaLean® Shake introduces highbuy isagenix products e1i91 The Looming Diabetes Disaster grade nutrition into your diet.  The Isagenix® Cleanse for Life® Nutritional Supplement helps you to cleanse away impurities that can impair body function.  If you cleanse the impurities from your engine, your engine functions the way that God intended.  Subsequently, you are capable of better processing the food you take in and get rid of the impurities you don’t.  There are a multitude of options for you to achieve your health, weight loss, and weight control goals to include the Isagenix® 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System; the Isagenix® 9-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System; or the Isagenix® Total Health and Wellness System

If you would like to find out more about Isagenix then you can contact us through our website at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or by calling toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).  Let’s all start moving the Diabetes trend moving in the opposite direction!

My Vision Board

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sitting next to me on the table as I write this post is my vision board.  For those that don’t know what this is, a vision board is a written and/or pictorial depiction of the goals and dreams a person has for their life.  It is difficult to realize goals if you cannot visualize them.  A vision board gives those ideas and dreams substance.  I take it wherever I go and it is never far from my reach. 

dream a z My Vision BoardWhen I created my vision board I made a conscious effort to not over-think it.  I simply asked myself what was important to me.  After it was done and laminated to preserve it I made a surprising observation.  All of my hopes and dreams are intimately tied in one way or another to my association with Isagenix® International.  It is important to understand that that I am not dependent upon Isagenix® to attain my goals, but it is apparent that based upon the images on the sheet that it has had a significant impact on my life.  There are six different categories represented on my vision board:

  • Physical Fitness—This one is simple.  I want to remain physically fit and healthy because I want to live a long time with a high quality of life.  I want to be there for my kids and even my grand kids.  Isagenix® products to include the Isagenix® Total Health and Wellness Program facilitate and complement my healthy lifestyle.   
  • Healthy/Happy Family—With the knowledge of what Isagenix® has done, is doing, and will continue to do for me in the future, I want the same benefits for my family.  As a result my whole family is using Isagenix products such as theIsagenix® IsaLean® Shake, Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pak and the IsaKids® Essentials.  I feel good that my family is getting some of the best nutrition available.   
  • Isagenix® Success—In regards to both our health and our financial freedom, this dream is being realized every day.  The network marketing opportunities are amazing and are opening doors that were previously closed to us.
  • Summer Homes—We have talked about purchasing a summer home in Wisconsin’s Door County for years.  Isagenix® is bringing us closer to this dream every day. 
  • Vacations—Whether it be the events sponsored by Isagenix® such as Celebration in San Diego this year, orFamily vacation My Vision Board the many trips we take that are paid for by this wonderful business opportunity, Isagenix® has made this dream come true. 
  • Glorify God in All That I DoIsagenix® is the means by which our successes are realized, but it is God that has presented this opportunity to us.  Tamara likes to say that she is “spreading the gospel of Isagenix®” since she believes this is the means by which she can help others.  She sees Isagenix® as her calling, and I am beginning to understand this feeling as I am helping more and more people as well. 

What do you want out of life?  Maybe Isagenix® is the means by which your goals and dreams are realized.  If you would like to find out more about this wonderful company and these amazing products then you can visit our website at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or by calling toll free 1-866-982-DIET (3438).      

Purity

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

In a recent article for Yahoo!® Health (Sip Your Way to a Flat Belly! June 4, 2010) writer David Zinczenko provided simple strategies for achieving weight loss.  The suggestions require little effort and only minor changes to a person’s behavior.  Many of these suggestions should be common sense; however, Mr. Zinczenko provided information on just how significant these changes in diet can positively affect your ability to maintain a sensible and healthy weight. 

I enjoy reading such articles because they tend to validate the philosophies of Isagenix®.  The many products and paks compliment these simple steps and allow you to maintain the healthy lifestyle and physical fitness level that most of us desire. 

First and foremost, Mr. Zinscenko states that drinking water (at least 4 ½ IsaWater Puritycups of water per day) can result in weight loss in excess of 5 lbs. a year.  Additional studies have shown that drinking water can actually speed up your metabolism!  Water consumption, especially purified water, is a major component of all the Isagenix® systems, paks and individual products.  Purified water is espoused as a basic ingredient for mixing the Isagenix IsaLean® Shake, the Isagenix Cleanse for Life™ drink, or the Isagenix Want More Energy® recovery drink.  Isagenix has even produced an alkalized concentrate called IsaWATER™ to remove acid from drinking water thereby maximizing hydration at a cellular level. 

It should become apparent that purity is a buzzword in all discussions about Isagenix®.  Its ability to offer products that cleanse the body of impurities on a cellular level is what differentiates Isagenix® from other companies claiming to help you reach your fitness goals.  Cellular cleansing is what allows your internal organs to function the way God intended. 

While plenty of purified water every day is essential to a healthy lifestyle, there are other steps that can be taken to improve your health and help you to maintain a healthy weight. 

  1. Avoid Soda and Iced Tea—studies have shown that this is aCoke Purity significant issue for Americans.  According to Mr. Zinscenko this “…category makes up the largest percentage of our caloric intake…” beating out both vegetables and chicken and fish.  This means that for many Americans Soda is 7% of their daily calories!  Stick to water and throw in a lemon wedge for flavor.   
  2. Avoid Processed Juice Drinks—despite the claims that they are made with “real” fruit juice and good for your kids, drinks like Sunny Delight® are comprised primarily of water and corn Syrup.  This means you are drinking a lot of empty calories. 
  3. Avoid Coffee Drinks—I know…I love Starbucks® just like everyone else.  I wish a Grande Java Chip® was as healthy as broccoli…but it isn’t by a long shot.  If you drink just one blended coffee drink a day you are adding 239 calories to your diet.  Give it up and stick with a regular coffee or tea. 

Isalean Shake PurityOne last suggestion is to drink “thick” drinks every day.  Mr. Zinczenko has again played into my Isagenix® hand.  According to his article, Purdue University found that “people stayed fuller longer when they drank thick drinks than when they drank thin ones.”  This is the reason my wife and I throw an extra ice cube into our blended Isagenix IsaLean® Shake every morning.  The perfect blend of quality whey protein and active enzymes assist in absorbing nutrients while hunger satisfying fiber, nourishing vitamins and a proprietary blend of minerals ramp up the nutrient content.

Think “purity!”  Taking a few simple steps while adopting an Isagenix® lifestyle can truly change your life!