2014 30 Day Jump Start

jump starting losing weight with math in 2014Restart… Restart… Restart… Why is losing weight so hard?

It’s that time of year when many people start thinking about what happened to their New Year’s resolutions. How often do you see gyms completely filled to the brim, a few month’s after the new year has passed.

Regarding my weight loss goals for 2014, I certainly haven’t done one thing that set out to do this new year.

Today I am jump starting the process!

White tea and a morning juice, consisting of 1 apple, 2 carrots and 3 stalks of celery.

Isagenix Almond Joy Smoothie

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Enjoy a healthy Almond Joy Shake with only 166 calories with Silk Milk

This Isagenix recipe is for an afternoon snack.  I usually have 3-one scoop shakes per day.  Keeps the calories and carbohydrates down to a minimum.

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened Silk Coconut Milk = 22.5 calories
  • 1/4 cup of Original Flavored Silk Almond Milk = 7.5 calories
  • 1 scoop of  Isagenix  IsaLean®  Chocolate Shake mix  = 120 calories
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt (Frozen) = 16 calories

Blend together to make your smoothie and enjoy.

Isagenix ISALean Shakes Give Me Brain Freeze

Isagenix Meal Replacement Program.Ahhhhhhh!  Chocolate Berries and Banana Isagenix ISALean Shakes.

Once again, here I am complaining about how I haven’t followed the program exactly as outlined.

Tried on a pair of pants I wanted to wear, at a wedding this weekend; and they were too tight!

Guess what!?!? I am restarting the Isagenix Meal Replacement Program.  Enough is enough!!!

This morning I made a Chocolate ISALean Shake with 1/4 frozen banana, 1/4 cup of frozen berries and 10 oz of water and crushed ice mixed. Took the  Ageless Essential Vitamins along with the Isagenix Natural Accelerator.  The shake is delish, but BRRRRAAAAIIINNNN FFFREEEEZZZZEE!!!!!!! Continue reading Isagenix ISALean Shakes Give Me Brain Freeze

5 Ingredients that Make IsaLean Shake Superior

Chocolate Flavored Isagenix ISALEAN ShakeLess than one third of Americans are capable of maintaining a healthy body weight. 

Have you ever walked into a health food store and wondered just what makes your favorite IsaLean® Shake far superior to those other generic, over-the-counter shake brands? We’ve done the leg work for you to demonstrate the high-quality that comes in each and every IsaLean Shake.

Here are five ways your IsaLean Shake outweighs those other brands:

  1. Whey protein: Formulated with the highest quality of undenatured whey and milk protein from New Zealand grass-fed cows, each protein-packed scoop helps promote a stronger, leaner body. Plus, the cysteine found in whey protein helps support levels of glutathione, the body’s most important antioxidant and detoxifier, which is needed to fend off oxidative stress you experience because of your environment.
  2. Olive oil: Boasting a bevy of additional health benefits, this ingredient’s main role is to supply you with a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat that’s good for your heart.
  3. Flax seed: Packed with good-for-you fiber and essential omega-3 fatty acids, flax seed packs a one-two punch by filling you up and keeping you feeling fuller longer.
  4. Natural fructose: Because of its low-glycemic profile, this natural sweetener gives your go-to shake its delicious taste without spiking your blood sugar. What’s more, when amounts equivalent to what’s found in fruit are taken in, it’s easy on your waistline. (More of the science that confirms why natural fructose isn’t the enemy).
  5. Enzymes: This not-so-talked-about ingredient is just the spark you need to help with easier, healthier digestion. And, did you know that 70 percent of all diseases and illnesses start in the gut? A healthy gut is the starting point for overall superior health!

Remember, Isagenix is committed to providing no-compromise products that harness the power of only the best ingredients available. IsaLean Shake is no exception! Made from only the best ingredients, this high-quality product contains no partially hydrogenated oils or artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.

Isagenix comments on HBO’s “The Weight of the Nation”

obesity in america most are over weightLess than one third of Americans are capable of maintaining a healthy body weight. 

The obesity epidemic is a national crisis as well as a heavy burden to public health. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, have brought the research into the spotlight with The Weight of the Nation, a four-part documentary premiering last night on HBO. The facts about overweight and obesity in the United States come with their own serving of shock value. With 36 percent of adults and 18 percent of children obese, this campaign aims to raise awareness, and kick-start a change toward a healthier population. Less than one third of Americans are capable of maintaining a healthy body weight (classified by body mass index). Thomas Frieden, the Director of the CDC, explains that the damage to health is vast, there is not a single part of the body that is unaffected by overweight and obesity. Continue reading Isagenix comments on HBO’s “The Weight of the Nation”

Carbs At Night: Fat Loss Killer Or The Boogeyman?

lose weight by reducing carbs at nightIn order to properly asses this fitness ‘fact’ we need to understand why limiting carbs at night is recommended.

Most ‘experts’ who recommend limiting carbs at night do so because their assertion is since you will be going to sleep soon, your metabolism will slow down and those carbohydrates will have a greater chance at being stored as fat compared to if they were consumed earlier in the day where they would have a greater probability of being burned. Seems reasonable, but broscience always ‘sounds’ reasonable. They also often assert that insulin sensitivity is reduced at night, shifting your carb storing directionality towards fat and away from muscle.

There are quite a few things that everyone in the fitness industry KNOWS.  Follow the link to read the rest of this article written by Layne Norton.  <- click link to read more…

Trials and Tribulations

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Do I Start Again or Just Keep Going?

Monday started off great. Had two Isagenix Isalean shakes and a healthy dinner at the end of the day.

Followed the regular Shake Day Plan along with taking the following:  Natural Accelerator, Ionix Supreme and my AM and PM Ageless Essentials.

Like I said, started off with a bang.  Then later that night, Kathy asked, “if we had any cookies?” It went down hill fast after that.

So today, I am starting again… Hopefully with better results than yesterday.  Shake Day Plan day two; or is it day one again?

This time around I will add a daily workout.  It’s the only way to truly promote weight-loss. Today’s workout will be 30 minutes of sit ups. Three sets of vigorous sit-ups burns a total of 465 calories. Continue reading Trials and Tribulations

If It Was That EASY…

If it was that easy to lose weight,... we would be done already!

At the end of the day… If it was that easy then we could all do it.

I’ve been slacking off big time. Taking that into account, I’ve decided to get back on program. Today was my first day doing a complete full-blown Cleanse.

Not for the faint of heart! It’s a bitch and for those that don’t know what it’s all about. Here are the rules!  Water, Natural Accelerator, Ionix Supreme and some Isagenix snacks plus your AM and PM Ageless Essentials . That’s all you get!

Better to get the hard one over first. Tomorrow, I’ll do a shake day. Today was a cleanse day and I hated it!

Don’t forget to finish the day off with an Isagenix Flush.

This is a food replacement program which allows you to lose weight within 30 days.

Can’t Say I Stayed True to the Program

Strayed off of IsagenixLast week was my Birthday. I might have strayed.

I mostly did Shake Days last week.  My birthday was on the 8th, which was a Wednesday.  However, we started celebrating on Monday.

Only gained about 3 pounds overall.  That’s not too bad considering, I went out every night eating out and drinking.

This week we are starting today off with a Shake day.  Same routine as the other ISAGENIX ISALean Shake days. Starting at 10:00 am,  Ageless Essentials, Natural Accelerator, Ionix Supreme and a chocolate blueberry and banana shake.

The next shake will be around 2:00 or 3:00 pm.