Fad diets are easy . They are all over the Internet and TV. Take for instance the Grammy diet. One singer drank lemon juice with cayenne pepper and molasses 6 times a day to fit into that Grammy dress. There are many other diets available that quite frankly do reduce weight. However the weight they reduce is typically muscle weight which is not what we want in a diet. When we lose muscle mass we lose a part of our metabolism. This muscle metabolism burns more calories and when it is slowed down fewer calories are burned . That makes it harder to reduce weight and to even maintain a proper weight.
In a typical diet or fad diet the body breaks down muscle tissue to feed the body. It allows fat to stay in tact and thereby decreases muscle tone throughout the body . I don’t know anyone who wants to decrease their muscle tone.
So the best thing to do is to get an eating plan that nourishes the body, supports metabolism and helps to lose weight while maintaining energy levels. This type of diet can be hard to find especially since there are so many out there that do harm rather than benefit the body. It’s a much better plan to learn how to eat properly on a well balanced diet full of variety.
When you are looking to reduce weight, build muscle or even maintain muscle tone a simple eating plan is necessary. And sometimes our body is not prepared for a diet or weight reduction. This is where a good, healthy cleanse can ready the body for a change in eating habits. Note that I said “healthy cleanse”. That is exactly what you get with the 30 Day Prove It Challenge.
The Shaklee 7 Day Healthy Cleanse is about preparing your body for good nutrition and good weight loss, if you want to drop a few pounds. The cleanse is free with the 30 Day Prove It Challenge, or you may purchase it separately. Learn more by clicking one of the links in this article.
I have a massage client in his mid-sixties. He loves to swim at the gym. He often complains of cramps or muscle spasms. What most people do not realize is that you can sweat in the winter. You do sweat even when you are swimming. Sweating can cause your electrolyte balance to be effected.
I gave him a packet of Shaklee’s Performance Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink. I instructed him to pour it into a bottle of water before going to the gym to swim. Voila! No cramping! No cramping means better workouts and probably more workouts.
Working out, especially weight-bearing exercise is increasingly important as we age. Muscle is lost each year after age 40. So being able to continue to be active and working out is crucial for long-term health and mobility. When muscle spasms or cramps occur, the motivation to work out becomes less and less.
That is why it is important to maintain good nutrition to fuel the workouts and to recover and rebuild muscle after the workouts. As they say, “you don’t move it, you lose it.” And they say that “motion is lotion.” Keep moving.
Earth Day is approaching. It means more than going out and buying a roll of “earth friendly” toilet paper. It is using the recycle bin every day. It involves using products that are grown, harvested and produced in a way that is not causing stress on the earth. Earth friendly products are brought to us with methods that actually enhance the health of our planet.
The Shaklee Corporation was the very first company to be certified as Climate Neutral by reducing our carbon emissions to zero.
What to do for Earth Day?
Reduce your personal chemical load.
For your body, ask about our 5 x 5 Reset program to detox harmful chemicals out. It only takes 5 days to reset your body and start your Earth Day participation from the inside out.
For the environment, order the Get Clean Starter Kit. This kit is highly concentrated and very effective at cleaning your home from the kitchen to the laundry to the bathroom-and all other rooms and areas in between. The actual retail value of conventional products from the local big box store that will do this much cleaning is $3400.00. Click the pictures below and you will see the cost of this kit which is so appropriate for Earth Day.
Diets are very high on the list of topics these days. Many people are so fixated on the loss of weight, they loose track of the true goal: being healthier. While weight loss is a great goal, when not done properly, the work and effort is all in vain. Maybe a detox is better.
Diet vs. Detox
When toxins are in the body, which we all have a lot of them, the body produces fat to “encase” the toxin as a protective measure.
A diet that concentrates on weight loss can cause the toxins to be exposed when fat is lost (if fat is actually lost in the diet; oftentimes it is muscle that is lost in a traditional diet.) This exposure of toxins can have negative affects. It also means a higher concentration of toxins in a smaller body after weight loss.
Detox / Cleanse
On the other hand, when one goes through a cleanse or detox program, the goal is to rid the body of toxins along with weight loss. This will result in a lower concentration of toxins in a smaller body, which is the desired result. It also means the body will not re-enlist fat to encase the newly exposed toxins, as is the case with the typical diet.
The rebound effect is much less likely after a detox than that program that focuses only on weight loss.
We often eat the wrong things. And we often do that for way too long. This can lead to build up of toxins and other unwanted, dangerous substances in the digestion tract. These substances can even find their way into individual cells. This “infiltration” of undesirable elements can create the need for a good, thorough detox.
At this point, many people decide to do something drastic about undesirable symptoms:
low energy and
poor sleep quality
Often that “something” is a harsh detox program that is difficult to adhere to and feel good about. Some detox programs can be damaging to normal body functions, such as metabolism.
A safe way to reset the body is with the 5 x 5 Reset program. This is a 5 day cleanse that is easy to follow and it lasts for only 5 days. Participants report more energy, lost cravings, weight loss and/or inch loss and better digestion and higher rest quality. With added support from a closed Facebook group, the system keeps those “reseter participants” engaged and motivated to do their best, follow the guidelines and share their experience.
After the 5 days, there is an opportunity to maintain momentum and go forward with a transition program. Interested parties should contact this blogger for details because it will make a long term difference in health and vitality.