Who Wants to Lose a Few Pounds in 3 Days?

Lose weight and kick-start healthier eating habits in just 3 days with the 3-Day Refresh. This program is designed to fast track your weight loss by detoxifying and cleansing your system while helping you break bad eating habits. In just 3 days you’ll feel lighter and healthier, without starving.

 

 

 

Break the cycle of bad eating with the 3-Day Refresh.

For 3 days you’ll follow a program of Shakeology, high-protein shakes, and digestive drinks, supplemented with an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats to keep your energy up while your weight goes down.

Unlike a juice fast or an all-liquid cleanse that’s high in sugar and low in protein (which can leave you feeling weak, sad, and sluggish), this program is scientifically designed to help support your metabolism and nourish your vital organs.

What are you waiting for? It’s time you make a clean break from bad nutrition.

Challenge Pack Includes:

  • 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh. This patent-pending, delicious, and protein-rich formula helps curb your hunger with more than 20 grams of wholesome plant-based protein, 22 essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics for digestive health, and a patented potato protein extract clinically tested to satisfy your appetite.
  • 3 packets of Fiber Sweep. Gently and naturally eliminates waste from your digestive system with its patent-pending blend of whole ground flax, chia, and psyllium seed husks. Fiber Sweep can help lower cholesterol, support healthy blood sugars, and may even reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, as part of a healthy diet, low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • 1 Program Guide. This comprehensive guide walks you through how this program works, what to expect, and how to prepare your shopping list, as well as your body, for the 3-Day Refresh. It also contains a menu planner with numerous delicious, easy-to-make recipes, along with lists of fruit, vegetable, healthy fat, and guilt-free flavoring options.

A 30-Day Supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day

Simplify your nutrition with the convenient and delicious daily superfood protein shake that helps give you energy for your workouts, reduces junk food cravings, and may help you reach your fitness goals faster. A nutrient-dense combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, and many other rare ingredients gives your body superfoods you can’t get from a normal diet. We recommend Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry Vegan during the Refresh as plant proteins are often easier for the body to digest.

 

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It All Starts Here!

Would you be surprised to hear that my number one tip for successful weight loss has nothing to do with exercise or nutrition? Don’t get me wrong, both exercise and nutrition are extremely important. In fact, you cannot get far without a plan for both. However, everything starts with your attitude. Regardless of what fitness goal you set for yourself, if you don’t start with a positive mental attitude, you will not achieve it. Regardless of where you are physically at the moment, you have to love yourself first.The_Power_of_a_Positive_Attitude_1

Let’s face it, with our busy lifestyles, easy access to nutritionally weak foods, and fad diets around every corner, it’s easy to add unwanted pounds. But don’t let those extra pounds drag you into a depressed state of mind. Acknowledge where you are, how you got there, but know that you have the power within you, the self-motivation, and discipline to change your course. Visualize your fitness goal as if it’s already accomplished. Embrace that feeling and attitude so strongly, that your habits become that of the person you want to be. Surround yourself with people that lift you up, and ignore the haters. People with positive attitudes don’t moan, whine, or compliant. They face obstacles and challenges with enthusiasm and zeal. Know in your heart that the right attitude allows you to achieve anything…YOU GOT THIS!

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That Thing is a Liar!

Not too long ago, I met with a client to do a 30-day assessment. For the last 30 days, she has been doing RevAbs, an in-home 90-day fitness program that I recommended to her. This 30-day assessment included taking measurements and weighing in. Part of her support group during this journey has been her 7-year old daughter, who was there from the beginning as my miniature assistant. From day one, I gave my little helper specific instructions to make sure her mom gets up every morning to workout, and to let me know if she does not. Although she has missed a few days here and there, overall, she has been really committed to sticking with the program. As my client step off the scale for this second meeting, her first question was how much weight did I lose? Before I could answer her question, my little assistant, her daughter blurted out…”That thing (as she pointed to the scale) is a LIAR!!!” After we all had a few chuckles, I thought about what she said, and agreed with her, “You now what, you are absolutely right, that scale is a liar”.
 
Far too many people rely solely on weight loss, the scale, as an indicator of success in a fitness program. However, there are other markers that we need to pay attention to as well. First, is our measurements or the loss of inches. This client’s weight barely changed. However, she lost a total of 4 inches overall! She also admitted that her clothes have started to fit a little looser.
 
Second, is tracking body fat and lean muscle mass. This was the best indicator of progress for my client, and even more proof that my young assistant was correct. In 30 days, my client lost a significant amount of body fat, while gaining lean muscle mass. And as we know muscle burns fat, so her new body is becoming more efficient at burning fuel. She has even noticed the increase in her metabolism.
 
Next, is how do we look and feel? It is a great idea to take before and after photos. Because you see yourself everyday, you may not notice the gradual changes in your body. Having photos of your old self will also help you stay focused on success.
 
I think the most important indicator is how you feel. If the new you has more energy, is able to handle stress, and enjoy life better, then you are on the right track. So after you read this, go to your bathroom, closet, or where ever you have your scale, and follow my little assistant’s lead…look at it, point to it, and call it a LIAR! Then, get back to your workout and nutrition plan, knowing that you are on the right track to a healthy and fit life.

The Beachbody Challenge

Have you transformed your body with a Beachbody® fitness program? Or are you about to start one? Then you could win cash and prizes with The Beachbody Challenge*. Commit to get fit now, achieve your desired results, and come back to submit your story anytime after August 1, 2011. We’ll send you a FREE wristband just for making your commitment, and a FREE T-shirt when you submit your results. Plus, you could win daily, monthly, quarterly, and grand prizes . . . up to $100,000!

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Starting August 1, 2011, new rules take effect in the WOWY® Supergym Sweepstakes. The $500 daily prizes will be awarded only to those who’ve committed to get fit and/or submitted their results in The Beachbody Challenge. Just commit to get fit with your favorite Beachbody® program and you’ll be eligible to win $500 every day, just for logging your workouts in WOWY. And, we’ll send you a FREE Beachbody wristband!

Don’t forget to submit your results after August 1st!

*Not only will you continue to be eligible to win $500 a day, but your story can also win you $1,000 cash, free trips, even up to $100,000!

Use these Team Beachbody® tools designed to help you reach your goals:
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  • Connect with people like you on the Message Boards.
  • Find a Fit Club near you.
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  • Eat smart every day by using the Meal Planner.

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What is the best time to exercise?

As a certified personal trainer and Independent Beachbody Coach, one of the questions clients ask me regularly is “When is the best time (of the day) to exercise?” Many times this question is asked in relationship to timing their meals, and/or maximizing their weight loss or fat-burning goals. My own personal preference is to get my cardio workout done first thing in the morning. This comes from years of being in the Marine Corps and getting up before sunrise for a good long session of PT. And although I have been off of active duty since 1999, I still have the habit of getting a good cardio routine in at the break of day. Over the years, this was further encouraged by some of the fitness myths out there that state doing a fasted cardio (cardio on an empty stomach) would accelerate the fat-burning process. When it comes to my resistance training, I prefer late afternoons and evenings since I feel much stronger during those times of day.

Let’s talk about how this question relates to the timing of meals, and more particular, the fasted cardio myth. A recent study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition Exercise and Metabolism (21:48-54, 2011), may have proven that the concept of fasted cardio is a misconception. In the study “They compared the effect on oxygen consumption (VO2) and substrate utilization, estimated by the respiratory-exchange ratio (RER), in 8 healthy young men who performed the same moderate-intensity training session (36 min of cardiovascular training on treadmill at 65% maximum heart rate) in the morning in 2 tests in random sequence: FST test (fasting condition) without any food intake or FED test (feeding condition) after breakfast. In both cases, the same total amount and quality of food was assumed in the 24 hr after the training session. The breakfast, per se, increased both VO2 and RER significantly (4.21 vs. 3.74 and 0.96 vs. 0.84, respectively). Twelve hours after the training session, VO2 was still higher in the FED test, whereas RER was significantly lower in the FED test, indicating greater lipid utilization. The difference was still significant 24 hr after exercise.” What does this mean? The conclusion was “…that when moderate endurance exercise is done to lose body fat, fasting before exercise DOES NOT enhance lipid utilization; rather, physical activity after a light meal is advisable.”

Another factor to consider is the busy lives we lead. Between work, family, and social events scheduling your workouts is a must for successfully reaching your fitness goals. So the bottom-line, and my answer to the often asked question of “when should I exercise?” is simple…the best time to exercise is whenever YOU CAN DO IT. So put it in your daily plan and stick with it.

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