30 January 2013

Weight Loss Success - Avoid Common Obstacles

Understanding and avoiding some simply obstacles to weight loss success weight_loss_successwill help you achieve your weight loss goal

Lack of Sleep

You must remember is to get enough sleep each night. In a study by the American Journal of Epidemiology, women who slept seven or more hours a night were less likely to gain weight than women who didn’t. In fact, those who only slept 6 hours a night were 12% more likely to gain substantial weight over a long period of time. On top of this, studies have linked a lack of sleep to a higher BMI and a negative correspondence to the amount of ghrelin and leptin- hormones that help regulate your appetite. Make sure you are getting at least 7 hours per night. If you are getting up early to exercise, turn in a bit earlier at night.

Lack of Potassium

Keep an eye on how much potassium you are consuming.

A study in Canada concluded that ingesting more potassium might actually help you not only lose weight, but also lower your blood pressure. Strive for 4,700 milligrams of potassium in your daily diet. Supplements can be helpful, but you should try to consume it naturally by eating plenty of beans, vegetables and fruits, particularly bananas.

Low Metabolism

As you age, you begin losing muscle. This is called sarcopenia . Muscle burns more calories than fat. As your lean muscle decreases your resting metabolism drops, thus causing you to store more food as fat. Keep your muscles strong and sarcopenia at bay by doing weight training and weight bearing exercises.


29 January 2013

Fortune Hi-Tech - FTC Calls it a Pyramid Scheme - What Does That Mean

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) announced today that it is freezing the assets of Fortune Hi-Tech,  a Kentucky based company that allegedly has been operating as a pyramid scheme.

According to the Wall Street Journal Blog, " That’s because after paying hundreds of dollars to join — and sometimes thousands — commissions on actually selling a product were almost comically thin".

This is a sad day for many distributors of the company who have invested hundreds, if not thousands of dollars and have seen little or few commissions from their sales efforts.

Stories like this lead people to seek out an honest explanation of the difference between a legitimate direct selling company with a multi-level compensation, and one that is in fact a pyramid scheme.

According to Jeffrey Babener, well known MLM Attorney "Both MLM and pyramids have multilevel payment systems, but that is where the similarity ends. Network marketing is a legal, ethical manner of doing business. Pyramids are illegal, fraudulent con games. In MLM, you are a legitimate seller of a product or service and business opportunity. In a pyramid, you are a crook. "

In a legitimate company, the majority of people using the products are purely customers. Distributors are the minority and they get paid commissions on actual products that are sold, not on recruiting. Though there is a value to building a team or a "downline" , the value is in reaching more customers through an increased network of distributors. Just like Target or Walmart, Wendy's or Starbucks, build's another store to reach more consumers, a direct marketing professional grows his or her team of distributors to reach more customers. In a stellar company, company culture and compensation rewards supporting new people and teaching them the value of customers who use the products because they love them - not for any monetary reward.

It appears the this was not the case with Fortune Hi-Tech. According the the WSJ Blog post the Fortune Hi-Tech pay plan for set up to pay a miniscule commission of sales of it's variety of products . The blog further goes on to say that the FTC says that "90% of the people who joined the company to earn money ended up losing money instead."


19 January 2013

Magic of Motivation for Weight Loss

Magic of Motivation for Weight Loss

We are creatures of good intention, who often get sidetracked by our senses and our desires.body by vi challenge testimonial

There is no better example of this than the area of weight loss. Everyone knows it's not healthy to be overweight. Many people make frequent decisions to lose weight, eat better, make healthier choices. But when confronted by a fresh out of the oven pizza or a just baked chocolate cake, the decision blurs under the onslaught of scents and images!

Sound familiar?

Changing how we eat means actually changing how we live. For many food is much more than just a ball of energy. Food is emotional. Food it social. Food calms nerves and solves boredom. That is why MOTIVATION is such a crucial concept.

Studies have show that most people who take on a lifestyle change have a better chance of success when they are not alone. Add a partner and it becomes easier. Add a small group and now it's social. Create a community and it's easier, social and much more fun!

Take all of that and add in true rewards - meaningful rewards - and you've got a recipe for successful weight loss and lifestyle shift!

Think about this: You have decided to lose 15 pounds. You have tried to do this before and struggled. But you have just researched the the magic of motivation for weight loss and know you must find a community and set up a reward system for yourself. You happen upon a program that has some crazy rewards and a guarantee. Now you are really excited!! You talk to your spouse who decides that he/she could lose a few pounds too - and you start your lifestyle change together.

Here's what just occurred. You created a partnership for a common goal. You chose to engage in a program that had some really meaningful motivational rewards - Like $1,000 for losing 10 pounds and the chance to also win free product, vacations and shopping sprees.  You became part of a fun, exciting  and supportive community which provided the nutritional platform for your goal and all the tools you need to be successful.

You begin!! About a week later you are confronted by the delicious pizza!! You know that you have already lost 3 pounds just by replacing 2 meals per day with the nutritional Shake, eating two healthy snacks and having a good healthy dinner. You know that one piece of pizza is not bad yet you remember your past when you could eat "the whole thing". You understand that lifestyle change for the long term means living in moderation with good choices. So you eat one piece and drink a lot of water!!. You remember your goal and also the $10,000 you are trying to win. You are motivated to make a good choice! You feel powerful and happy.

Every day at the office people have candy and chips at their desks. You know your spouse is sticking to the plan and you've seen hundred of people on the same program as you, losing a ton of weight. You walk past the candy bowls and ignore the donuts (even though they smell so good). You make a shake that tastes like a Snicker's Bar  and smile! 4 more pounds gone this week!

Results breed results. Success breeds success. The magic of motivation for weig t loss is not just about making the decision. It is about making sure you are wrapped in a proven program, a supportive community, a simple system and rewards that get you excited!!

16 January 2013

Project 10 - Body By Vi Secret of 10

After studying millions of transformations, we believe
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09 January 2013

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05 January 2013

Project 10 - Lose Ten Pounds and Win One Thousand Dollars

As part of the Six New Reasons to take on The Challenge in 2013, Visalus created

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02 January 2013

How to Use the Body By Vi Challenge Kit

How to use the Body By Vi Challenge Kit

You receive your Body By Vi Challenge Kit and open the box. What then?

In your box is either  Body By Vi Balance Kit, Shape Kit, Core Kit, Transformation Kit or Fit Kit.

All Visalus Challenge Kits comes with the industry shake leader, the Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake and Visalus Flavor Mix Ins with added nutrition. Beyond that, each kit is designed for different health and fitness goals.

Below the descriptions is the video showing you how to use your new kit!

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Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your
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Shape-Up™ Health Flavor Mix-Ins: Add to your shake
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Body By Vi Shape Kit: See results and help shape your
body with 60 power-packed meals.
Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your
body with perfect nutrition. (60 servings)
Shape-Up™ Health Flavor Mix-Ins: Add to your shake
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Body By Vi Core Kit:  Support your active lifestyle with
balanced nutrition and an advanced
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Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your
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Shape-Up™ Health Flavor Mix-Ins: Add to your shake
for fun, variety, and health benefi ts! (5 servings)
ViSalus NEURO™ Smart Energy Drink Mix: Get healthy
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Body By Vi Transformation Kit:  Ultimate shaping and nutrition support to help you
transform your body and feel maximum results.
Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your body with perfect nutrition.
(60 servings)
Vi-Slim® Metab-Awake Tablets: Nutritional support to help you burn fat faster, without
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Vi-Trim® Clear Control Drink Mix: Add to your shake or any beverage to keep hunger at bay
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Shape-Up™ Health Flavor Mix-Ins: Add to your shake for fun, variety, and health benefi ts!
(10 servings)
Omega Vitals™: Help your joints, your skin, your hair, your heart and every cell in your body
with our exclusive blend of life enhancing oils, including evening primrose, pumpkin seed,
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Body By Vi Fit Kit:  Nutrition to power athletic performance.
Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your body with perfect nutrition.
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