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Drink Your Way to a Healthy New You

January 29th, 2012

I know what you’re thinking. You thought I was going to give you some new Martini mix or an alcohol drink that will magically burn fat and get you fit again…not going to happen, because that’s impossible to do. Alcohol is not going to get you fit, but drinking something else will.

Everyone loves a chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla shake, but what if you could drink one everyday and lose weight? What if you could change your life forever, by drinking a shake everyday? Someone pinch me…I must be dreaming. Drink a shake a day, lose weight, and get back that shape that you once had from a long time ago? Yes you can!

Drink One Everyday For Your Health

Last summer, I was in my doctor’s office, and he told me that I was obese. I was at a family reunion, and I had my aunt come up to me and directly tell me to my face, that I was fat.

Now I always prided my self to be athletic and in good shape, so when people come up to you and say your fat and your obese, it made me stop and really think about all this.

I wasn’t working out, and I was not really watching what I was eating so I had put on some weight. I’m 5′ 8″ and I was weighing in at about 210 pounds. That’s not to bad…right? Wrong!

My doctor told me that I was on the road to having some serious health issues if I didn’t seriously consider a change in my lifestyle. He stressed walking everyday, and changing what I was putting into my mouth.

I was ready to get started, but what do I do? There are an endless supply of diets and different ways to go about this, and I was confused.

A friend of mine told me about a new company that he was getting involved in, and he wanted me to take a look at it. He was looking at this for the business side of it, and when I saw it, I saw it as the way that I could lose my weight, and get back that shape, not to mention making some money with it as well.

I got started, and I weighted in at almost 210 pounds. Drinking a delicious shake every morning for breakfast, a light lunch, and a good healthy dinner. This is not work at all, it’s fun, and I’m never hungry, but when I am, I have learned to eat good things. Grab an apple, orange, a handful of nuts, not a cookie, or a cupcake. (which is not always easy to do, because my wife runs her own business, “Lori Jeans Creative Cakes“, and there is always cupcakes that are easily accessible to all.) Willpower is needed!

I walk a little over a mile everyday. I drink lots more water than I ever did before, which I find to be very important and instrumental in me being where I am today.We Americans don’t drink enough water.

I have invented different kinds of shakes, my favorite one is the banana peanut butter shake, that I call, the “Elvis Shake,” because Elvis loved a peanut butter sandwich with a banana on it.

I also love the “Mixed Berry Shake”. I love blueberries, and strawberries, which are also high in antioxidants, and the berry flavor is delicious.

Elvis Shake

  1. Two scoops of Body By Vi shake mix
  2. Eight ounces of no-fat milk
  3. One Tbsp of peanut butter (I like crunchy, but it doesn’t matter)
  4. One medium-sized banana
  5. One packet of Chocolate Cardia Health Flavor mix-in
  6. Three to five ice cubes if you want a thicker shake
  7. Mix in a blender for about one minute

Just think that you can drink this everyday, and you can lose weight also. I weighted in at 189.5 pounds this morning. I reached a small milestone for me, and that was to first break the 200 pound barrier, and today I broke the 190 pound barrier. I’ve lost over twenty pounds, and people are starting to notice it, and that makes me feel great.

Drink an awesome tasting shake, lose weight, and if you know of other people who might want to do the same thing, you could make some money with it as well. What else could you possibly need?

Have the best of both worlds and get healthy while you’re at it.