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Drink Your Way to a Healthy New You

January 29th, 2012
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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.

 

 

Obesity is a Disease!

January 16th, 2012
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My name is Brian Gosur, and I am an alcoholic. Alcoholism is a disease. It’s a disease that slowly creeps into your life and makes its claim on you. It takes over everything, and becomes the desire, the drive, and the motivation for your life. It kills, not only on a physical level, but on an emotional, and spiritual level as well. It destroys your family, your finances, and your friends. You will die a very slow and agonizing death, while everyone who loves you, can only sit back and watch this horrible tragedy take place.

The real sad thing about this type of decease is you, and only you, hold the key to turning this whole thing around. Your family and your friends can try to encourage you and support you with everything that they have in them, but only you can make the decision to quit, and change the course of your life forever.

So it is with obesity. Obesity is a disease, and 67% of Americans have it. Like alcohol the first thing you do is never admit that you have a problem.

You say, you can stop whenever you want. You say, you just reward yourself for working real hard all week. No big deal…yea you kinda over eat at that holiday party, but it was Christmas…You just couldn’t say no and hurt their feelings…besides, everyone else was doing it…right? You tell yourself that, after the holidays, you’re going to start that diet and do those exercises, and you will get back that shape that you once had.

Is This You?

Any of those excuses sound familiar? They do to me, because as an alcoholic, I used every one of them over and over again. They didn’t mean a thing to me because I knew,  I never had any intention of ever doing or keeping any of them. They were just empty words that I used all the time, but they had no real meaning for me, and all the people who loved me knew that as well.

People will eventually begin to give up on you, and you will find yourself drifting further and further away from your home, and from those that love you and depend on you.

I know that I can never ever have a drink again, and I don’t miss it one single bit. It has been almost twelve years of sobriety for me, and I thank God, and my wonderful wife, for bringing me through this journey. It was not easy. It was hard, but it was worth every step that I took to get to where I am today.

As I contemplated writing this article, I realized that there are a lot of similarities between the decease of alcoholism and the disease of obesity. I wanted to use my experience and my struggle with my disease, to help those of you in your struggle with your disease of obesity, and even those of you who may be just at the start, of your unhealthy life of being over weight and over eating.

Here are five steps that you must come to grips with before you can ever hope of getting healthy again.

1. Houston…We Have a Problem

The first thing, and the hardest thing for me to admit was that I had a drinking problem. This is the hardest step for anyone to take. I thought that if I only drank on the weekend and got drunk on the weekend, I was OK, but my friend told me that it just meant that I was a weekend alcoholic, but an alcoholic none the less.

Is your scale trying to tell you something?

Food will slowly start to creep into your life just like that. It tastes good and you like to eat it, and you never give a thought to what your eating or if it’s good for you. Before you know it your eating more of it all the time, and at all hours of the day and night. You maybe even sneaking it into your house or bedroom, and the pounds start to slowly add-on.

You have to realize the truth and see, that for you, food is no longer just for living, but you are living for your food.

2. Never Walk Alone

The second thing that I came to realize, was that I could not win this battle by myself. That’s a very hard thing to admit when you’re an, “I can do that,” kind of person. You know the kind that never asks for directions when he gets lost…that’s me.

Look for those people who love you and care about, and want to help you win this battle, and then cling to them and learn to lean an them, it will make all those bumps in the road, a lot easier to take.

I do promote the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge, because it works and you will never walk this road alone. We encourage you to get three people to join you on your challenge, not only because the product works, but because statistics show that when people take on a challenge for anything, their success lies in the encouragement and support of their family and friends. Plus, when you get three people to join you, your product is free. Lose weight, and get healthy for free.

3. Find The Right Plan For You

There are a ton of weight loss products and programs out there. Find the one that works for you. Check them out and see if it’s right for you, because if it’s not, you will not see results and after a couple of weeks of struggling for results… you will quit.

Take the time and do the research and find the right product and plan your road to a new healthy you.

4. Exercise has To Be A Part of The Plan

People still walk the malls.


No if, ands, or buts about it, you must get off the couch and get some physical exercise. That’s part of the reason why you’re in this situation in the first place. Eating too much, eating all the wrong things, and never getting any exercise.

I think that exercise is the first thing to go. You get a little bit older and you get a little bit busier, and then you lose the contact with your friends that you used to play basketball, tennis, and  golf with, and you learn a new activity…how to veg out on the couch with your chips, beer and pizza.

Start to integrate an exercise plan in along with your new eating plan. Take a shake in the morning, a light lunch, and a good healthy dinner, and then a walk or a run to close the day out. You will feel better and best of all, you will see those pounds start to fall off. Believe me…it’s a great feeling.

5. Do It Today – Start Right Now!

As my friend Cedrick Harris always says, “don’t be a member of the biggest nation on the planet, called Procrastination. I use to live there, and I didn’t like it one single bit. Nothing gets moving in that nation, and there are no success stories coming out of that country.

How many times have you said, “you got a point there Brian, I’m going to take a good look at it later,” “I’m pretty busy right now, but I will check it out,” “I know I need to do something, I’m going to get started someday.” Someday becomes next month, and next month becomes next year, and in the mean time you’re getting fatter, and your heart is working harder, and you’re blood pressure is getting higher, and eventually your walking time bomb…EXPLODES…and you die.

My doctor tried to tell me this years ago, until one day he sat me down and just hit me between the eyes with the truth. My alcoholism was going to kill me. He said you are going to die, if you don’t change your life around right now…today!

Obesity is a disease, you and only you can decide whether you’re going to be another statistic, or another success story that will reach out and save someone elses life. But you need to start today…right now.

When We See Clearly…

January 11th, 2012
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Have you ever been in a situation or a circumstance, when everybody can see what’s really going on, but you? You’re scratching your head and you’re straining to put it all together, while everyone else is giving you that look that says, “you can’t see that?’

I hate playing cards or board games, because I’m always the last one, to figure out how to play, and by the time I do, I’ve lost the game for me and anyone who’s on my team. When we see clearly and the fog is lifted, then we have that, “Oh, I get it now,” moment.

You’ve been there? You know what I mean? I’ve been there a lot in my life. It takes me a little while, but I will eventually figure it out. I’m a slow learner, but once I get it, I don’t forget it.

You don’t want to be playing this kind of game when it comes to your health though. You don’t want to figure it out when its way to late to make any significant changes.

2012 is here and over half of all Americans are over weight and obese. That maybe you and you’ve thought about taking some steps to lose some weight and get back that shape you once had, but your busy, you’re young and there is time to kill today, and you’ll get to it when the kids are older and you have more time. After all, you play tennis, you golf, go for walks once in a while, that’s exercise… right?

Wrong. If it’s not elevating your heart rate, it’s not exercise. Playing a video golf game is not exercise. Even a WI video game is not real exercise. Not the kind you would be getting if you were playing and walking nine or even eighteen holes on a real course.

I know a couple that’s in their eighties, and they will go out and play thirty-six holes and they walk…now that’s exercise.

My point is this…when we really look at a situation and see what’s really going on, see the real truth of the matter, that’s when we will get serious about doing something to change the results.

We are the worst country on God’s green earth, when it comes to eating healthy. We have a healthcare system that is getting so expensive to run, because of over weight Americans that won’t take their health seriously. We have our children that can’t walk across the street without getting out of breath, because they eat fast food and don’t exercise.

It’s time to look in the mirror America and see things the way they really are. Do you want to die at fifty years old, of a massive heart attack? Do you want to put your children through the stresses of diabetes, hyper-tension, and heart disease? Do you want to watch your grandchildren playing soccer from a wheel chair, with an oxygen tank at your side?

These and more are waiting for you in the path of life that you’re on right now, unless you start taking your health and you’re weight seriously…right now! Not tomorrow and not next week…right now!

I know that I talk about this and promote this on my blog all the time but the reason I do is because it works. I never promote something that I’ve never tried, and I will never promote anything that doesn’t work.

The Body By Vi Challenge has more than 80,000 people a month joining in because it works! Thousands of people with thousands of testimonies of how they are losing weight and getting healthy again is real and it’s out there for all to see.

I have lost fifteen pounds, well on my way to my goal of dropping forty. I feel great, I exercise, and I have more energy now, then I’ve had in years, plus I’m helping others to get back on the road to health, wealth, and prosperity.

Open your eyes to the truth and to what’s really going on in your life. Are you happy where you’re at in your life concerning your health and your weight? If you’re not, then why not check out a meal replacement shake that is changing people’s lives all over the country.

Take the challenge today. You can do it, and I guarantee, and so does Visalus, that you will not regret it.

Remember, when we see clearly the way things really are, it gives you the power and the ability to make a wise decision and the right choice for your health, your family and for you.

Think about it…in just 90 days you can have a new you looking back at you in the mirror! That would be an incredible feeling and an awesome day for you, to reach that goal. I know how that feels because I’m seeing it happen to me right now, along with thousands of others around the country.

Click on the delicious Visalus Shakes below, and see how easy it is to start your challenge today.

Don’t procrastinate! Do it now, and I will show you how you can do it absolutely for free! Lose weight, get that healthy lifestyle going, and do it for free! You can’t get any better than that.

Just one of these delicious shakes every morning to lose weight, and get healthy again!

 

They are as good as they look and you will look as good as you feel once you start your 90 day challenge today!

See you at the scale.

You’re Fat! – You’re New Years Resolution – To Lose Weight

December 28th, 2011
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The time is here for your New Years Resolution. Lots of people don’t bother with New Years Resolutions. I myself usually don’t bother with them either, because we just don’t ever keep them, but I do set goals, and I guess that might be considered a resolution.

Guess what the number one resolution is? ….give up?…it’s spending more time with family and loved ones, and I guess that is always a popular one right after you just spent your Christmas with all of your family and friends.

Guess which one comes in second place?…yes it’s that very familiar…I’m going to lose weight one. That is by far the ultimate, most popular resolution of all time. We’ve all been their, and we can all relate to the ridiculous assumption, that we are actually going to get on the road to a healthy and fit me, by losing some weight. We are all very good at talking about it, but not very good about doing it.

Lets do what Nike says…just do it! Do you want to get really motivated? Click on the picture that says, “Do It”.

Let’s get real serious here for a moment. Are you struggling to get back that shape? Are you always starting out with good intentions, and a strong motivation to succeed, but somehow there is always that something that derails your progress and inhibits your race to the finish-line?

Why is it so hard to… just do it, when it comes to getting healthy and losing weight? Why do we struggle so much when it comes to shedding those unwanted pounds. Why can’t i lose weight?

Accountability

The first reason that most people struggle is accountability. Statistics show, that people who have partners that they are accountable too, are one hundred times more likely to succeed than those that under take their task all by themselves. Never go it alone. We are born to be social creatures, we are not born to roam this earth alone.

I think women are a lot better at this than men are. Men don’t want to stop and ask for directions, and they don’t want everyone to think that they can’t figure out how to do this. Men, it’s not that your ignorant or stupid, it’s just that there is strength in numbers. Don’t buck against what works, just do it!

Get Results

You must have a system or a product that gets you results. There are a million different products and systems out there that promise you will lose weight, but you must find the right one that works for you. If you’re not comfortable with it, and it doesn’t fit into your schedule, it won’t produce the results that you’re looking for, and if it doesn’t produce results, you’re going to quit. It’s just that simple.

That’s why thousands and thousands of people, make resolutions to lose weight, every year, and six weeks down the road they have quit and jumped off the wagon. Don’t follow all the hype, follow the one that gets results and just do it!

If your new years resolution is to lose weight, I’m going to give you the answer to all of what you’re searching for. The solution to your unending quest for something that will get you the results you need, and give you the accountability that will guarantee you the success that you’ve always wanted, but could never attain. Here it is.

  • No more measuring and weighing food. That’s so boring and time-consuming.
  • No more spending hours and lots of money, in those specialty stores, so you can buy only fruits and vegetables that are grown in some remote parts of the jungle, because they’re good for you. As a matter of fact, my system will save you money each week on your grocery bill. Your grocery bill will start to shrink, and so will your waistline.
  • Every month over 50,000 people are joining this system. Talk about accountability? There is a chatline where you can share, encourage, and see the results that others are having, as together you walk toward the goal of a new slimmer and healthier you.
  • Every year the company gives out over 10 million dollars in free products, prizes, and vacations, to those people who attain their goals of losing weight.
  • This company was featured on the cover of “Success From Home” magazine, twice in the past twelve months.
  • On top of saving money on food bills, they have a program called Refer 3, get your product next month for Free! Simply refer three others to the same thing that you’re doing, and they’ll ship your product for free! Maintain 3, and your products are always FREE! Accountability!
  • Who do you know right now that may want to lose a few pounds, or maybe just focus on their health with you for 90 days? I bet you know more than 3… so you can earn your product for FREE! Everyone wants to lose weight!

That’s my system, and I’ve lost fifteen pounds already. It works, saves me money on my grocery bill each week, and I have lots of accountability. Lots of people are attaining their goals and discovering that new slimmer and healthy person inside.

Don’t just make another half-hearted, just going through the motions, new years resolution again this year. Let this be the year that you take your health and your life seriously. Get back that vibrant, healthy, active person you once were, and if you never were that person before, you can create that person now. You are never to old to get back that shape.

Get healthy, lose weight, and do it for free!

Watch this very emotional story of Eric Rose. He was 600 pounds and was just giving up on life, until he heard about “The Challenge”. Eric lost 124 pounds in 90 days without exercise or pills. Watch his story right here

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The Body Image Killers

November 14th, 2011
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The power of the mind. It’s totally incredible the power that lies between our ears. Scientists have studied and researched the awesome power that is in the human mind for centuries, and we’ve just scratched the surface of the immense power that lies deep inside.

I wrote an article awhile back on how the brain can be used to increase your willpower. The human abilities to do a lot of things would just blow you away, but we live in a very negative environment, and those negatives vibes and thought can be detrimental to your health, both physically and mentally.

To show you an example how powerful this is, I want you to go back into your childhood, back when you were growing up. Think of something that happened to you or maybe was said to you that so much effected you that even today, maybe after years and years, you can still vividly remember it.

As my wife was growing up and going through those very tough adolescent years, she remembers her father telling her, that it looked like she was smuggling water melons inside her thighs. It totally devastated her and she can still remember it as if it was only yesterday.

I think most of us, during those very sensitive adolescent years, when we were all so vulnerable and wide open for those kinds of attacks, were hurt the most. It’s during those times, when those negative remarks have scared us and cut us with deep riveting wounds, some that have still never healed completely.

Science has proven that a positive mental way of thinking can aid the human body in healing itself. Our human bodies are very complicated and intricate, but the human minds play an extreme role in not only the healing process, but in athletes excelling in their sports, and for all of us to be innovative and productive in all of the skills that God has gifted us with. Whatever your field of expertise is, engineering, writing, science, business, law enforcement, raising children, all of it can be rewarding and fulfilling with the right positive influences, but beware…because with just one timely accurate negative shot, and the whole thing can come tumbling down…if you let it.

Did you know that just the way you think of your body, your self-image, can determine how healthy you will be? Talk to people who are obese and overweight, and all of them have a very negative view of themselves and the way people perceive them.

Don’t let the body image killers, kill you!

I think that I am more sensitive to this than the average person because I was raised in such a negative home. I was so used to the negative comments growing up that I just never thought of myself as an achiever or someone who could do something with my life. I wouldn’t even try because I had decided, before I even started, that I would fail. This kind of viewpoint haunted me for most of my life, and even today still trys to come back and tell me that I can’t do it.

Negativism and negative people just get under my skin today. I have a real hard time dealing with them, and I know that we all have to at some point here and there, but it’s never an easy thing.

For those of you who are religious and read your bible, see how many times throughout the scriptures, God talks about a good positive mental attitude.

“as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7. “Finally, brothers and sisters,whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8.

We live in a world that is negative and loves to swim in the ocean of negativism. News media sells news that’s all negative, because that’s what people want to hear.

I love sports and I love my Detroit Lions football team. They started out this season by rolling off five straight wins. Everything was rocking an rolling well with them, but all of a sudden they lost two games, and the negative remarks just  came out. People were turning on them and were talking and accentuating all the mistakes and negative elements of their game. How quickly all those people were jumping on the negative band wagon. Why? Because that’s where most of us live, but you know what…that’s a choice you make. You don’t have to park yourself there.

I’m going to give you three steps to take to change your course right now.

Surround yourself with positive people

Now I don’t mean to go out and divorce your spouse because they said a negative remark toward you, but as best you can, surround yourself with positive people. Your family and friends are your family and friends, don’t run from them but influence them with positive vibes, and don’t let them influence you.

Read and fill your mind with positive things

Stay away from the newspapers and TV. All they talk about is how many people were killed and robbed last night. I like to keep up with what’s happening in the world around me, but learn to filter the information you put into your mind. Remember…junk in…junk out.

Temper negative remarks with a grain of salt

Remember that people who say negative things are swimming in the ocean of negativity, and so they’re not going to be too good at seeing the positive in anything, let alone remarking in a positive way. Be the influence of positivity on them, and you will be surprised at what happens. They may like it, and than you’ve saved them from drowning in the ocean of negativism, or they will hate you and never want to talk to you again, which will be good also.

Get rid of the excuses

You want to lose weight and get on the road to a new healthy you, get rid of the excuses. People can’t make you negative and circumstances can’t keep you from achieving your goals, only you hold that power, not them.

As Dewey Bozella said, “never let fear determine who you are, and never let where you come from determine where you’re going.”

Who are you going to listen to, some stupid remark that was said to you 30, 40, or maybe even 50 years ago? Are you going to let that person control your life and destiny? They probably aren’t even alive anymore, and you’re going to let what a dead person said to you years ago, determine who you are and where you’re going?

Determine today who you are, who you really are… deep down inside, and let that person be the one who stands in the forefront of your life. Let that person guide you and shape you. Don’t let the negative lies from anyone distract you off your course.

Discover the power that lies in you, and let that person come alive, and than you go out, and help others and be that positive influence that the world so desperately needs today.

“Finally, brothers and sisters,  whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8.

 

Eating Healthy and Losing Weight Doesn’t have to Cost a Fortune

September 26th, 2011
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My wife and I are on the path of eating right, adding more physical activity into our lives and losing weight, but if you’ve ever tried getting on this same path, you may have realized that it isn’t cheap. With gas prices continuing to climb, buying food in general is costing more and certainly buying good food to eat is also putting a bigger dent in your wallet than it did before.

First thing is getting on a weight loss or weight control program. Notice I didn’t say diet, because diets never work. They are a one time event that people jump on to take off some pounds and than when they have achieved there goal, they go back to eating the way they used, and put all that weight right back on. Diets are not bad, it’s just the lack of support and willpower of people that makes them never work.

A health transformation is a better term that I like to use, because that’s exactly what you’re attempting to achieve. You don’t simply want to lose weight, you want to reeducate yourself on health and nutrition. Yes, losing weight will probably be a by-product of this health transformation, but it’s not the goal. We want something that is going to change our health and our lives forever.

Now there are a lot of good programs out there and one of the better ones is Weight Watchers. I know a friend of mine who was on their program and lost the weight, and has kept it off, which is another key element to a successful weight loss program.

The thing she complained about was all the weighing of your food and their is also a monthly fee that is charged for continuing to be on the program. It’s $29.95 to sign up and an $18.95 charge every month. Remember, eating healthy and losing weight is not cheap.

Don't forget to weigh all your food

The next very popular program is Nutrisystem. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials with Marie Osmund that they use. Nutrisystem sends you frozen meals that you eat and lose weight. For the basic 28 day meal program, it will cost you $321.10 and you can cancel at anytime. They also have a vegetarian one that will cost you $233.28 a month. This will come out of your food budget, but they are frozen meals.

These programs are good programs and there are lots of people who have been on them and lost weight and have kept the weight off, but they are not free. There is a price tag attached to them.

But what if I told you that eating healthy and losing weight doesn’t have to cost you a fortune? What if I told you about a program where you will not only lose weight, but you will also lose a significant portion of your food budget? And what if I told you that you would not only lose weight, lose a good chunk off your food budget, and even get paid for doing it?

That’s exactly what Visalus Sciences can do for you. It’s the shake mix that tastes like a cake mix, and it is very good. It’s a meal replacement shake that gives you all the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. It’s not an appetite suppressant, it’s a meal replacement. I have a friend of mine who is taking one of those appetite suppressants and he can only take them for so long because of the chemical reaction it could have. Ladies and gentlemen, pills are not good for you. You have to eat to live and taking a a pill because you lack the discipline to eat the right things is not a healthy road to be on.

Delicious Body By Vi Shakes

With Visalus all you have to do is take one or two shakes everyday and get back that shape that you once had. They are healthy for you, and remember because they are a meal replacement, you will save money on your grocery bill. Each shake costs under $2.00 and if you take two a day, that two meals for under $5.00. Where are you going to get two healthy and nutritious meals for under $5.00.

Rather than purchase these nutritious shakes for yourself every month, lose weight and get yourself back on the road to a healthy lifestyle, Visalus will give them to you for free. Yes, I said FREE!

Science shows that every time we undertake a project of this magnitude, we will almost always seal our success by asking others to do it with us. Weather it’s quitting smoking or losing weight, it’s always to our advantage to have other people join us in the task. They are there to encourage and lift us up when we get down, and they will be there to share in the triumphs as we cross over those weight loss barriers.

So if you can find just three people who will come on board with you, join you in the challenge of losing weight and getting back that shape that you once had, they will give you your shakes for free. That’s all you have to do. Help three other people to lose that weight and get healthy again and your products are free.

Depending on how much weight you want to lose, there are four different programs that are available for you. Get the best one that will cover your needs and then find three friends. It’s that easy.

If you enjoy the program as much as I have and see all the success stories, and how easy this is, you might want to help others also, and get paid for it too. Visalus is the fastest growing company according to the “Wall Street Journal” They have been posted on the cover of “Success From Home” magazine twice in the last twelve months.

In the past 60 days my team has produced 57 BMW qualifiers, 2 Ambassadors, 4 Presidential directors, 207 Rising Stars,
and countless success stories. If you are looking for another career, or another source of income, you would be doing yourself a tremendous favor looking into Visalus Sciences.

So remember that eating healthy and losing weight doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, as a matter of fact it can be free to get healthy again, and it can also pay you a very nice income.

Join the biggest challenge that America is taking right now.

Your Brain Can Be Used To Increase Your Willpower

September 17th, 2011
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Now I know that I will be dating myself here, but remember the very famous phrase that comedian Flip Wilson brought to light, back in the 70′s; “the devil made me do it.” Maybe some of you have tried to use that one before, trying to get out of some sticky situation that you got yourself into, I know I have, but there is another one that you can use that might not be to far from the truth…my brain made me do it.

If you started to use that one, you might be right on the mark. The brain controls many more actions and reactions that we have to an immense array of didn’t situations that come into our lives, than we give it credit for.

Scientists are just beginning to scratch the surface of the incredible complex computer that is our brains. Our brain is the center of our nervous system. It controls the functions of all the other organs in our bodies. From this elaborate and sophisticated organ, come all of our thoughts, feelings, and actions that we take with us every day.

There are centers in the brain that are responsible for focus, judgment, and impulse control. There is also a pleasure and motivation center which is the main driver for all our behaviors. This is where emotional memory centers store up past experiences that trigger impulses to our behavior.

According to addiction specialist, Mark Laaser, Ph.D., “the arousal template in the emotional memory centers underlies many behaviors that get out of control.

When I was a kid, I had a sweet craving like no one else, and to help me curb these harmful cravings my parents gave me and my brother one day of the week, that we could indulge ourselves. Every Saturday was called, “Candy Day” at our house. That was the day that we were able to go and get some candy to enjoy and fill those cravings that our brains were demanding. Now we were not allowed to eat candy all day long, but we were allowed to get one or two treats to enjoy.

As much as my parents were trying to do the right thing, they only made the situation worse. Candy now became a bigger taste of reward and pleasure to me. Every time I did something that was good, the pleasure and comfort of some nice soothing chocolate melting in my mouth, was something that I always looked forward to.

This can be some of the problem that we see when people over eat, and use food as a comforting response to something that we achieved or didn’t like doing. Food than becomes the reward, comfort, or safety net that we use. It’s a place to hide, or a form of release that takes us away from whatever we don’t want to face or go through.

The first experience gets locked into our brains, and when you get older, you seek to repeat that experience because it was the way you had the first arousal or pleasurable experience. Understanding the triggers for emotional eating can be very helpful to breaking addictions. And this is the same for any type of emotional addictions, such as sex, drugs, drinking, gambling, or smoking etc.

Your brain can be used to increase your willpower

Now I know that there maybe other factors that come into play, and this is a topic that could go on and on, but if you are struggling to lose weight and you’ve tried every kind of diet there is, you might want to take an inventory of your life. Sit down and think if there is something that you can connect the dots too, that maybe triggering the emotional responses that you’re having problems with today. Something that maybe tied to the pleasure of eating.

I know this is not an easy thing to do, but I know for me, the answers were right under my nose, but I just didn’t want to look at them. I thought if I ignored them long enough, they would just go away by themselves, but they never do. They only get bigger and intensify and also will eventually infect others around us. People that we love will get hurt by them.

Sometimes we just need a little bit of help, because we might not be able to see them from all the different in’s and outs that life can bring. Check with your doctor to see if you maybe suffering from some experience in the past that is triggering why you just can’t lose that weight, or why you just can’t stop doing that bad habit that is hurting you and your family.

Our brains are very complex, but just like the old computer saying goes; “garbage in, garbage out.” When was the last time that you took some time for yourself? Take a day or a weekend for you or with your spouse, just relax and reflect on your past. Leave the cell off, and the computer behind, and just spend some time reminiscing.Talk and listen to one another.

If you would like more information on how to use your brain to get and keep the body you’ve always wanted, you may purchase a copy of the book that inspired this article. “Change Your Brain – Change Your Body” by Daniel G. Amen, Clicking on the book to the right of you will take you to the Amazon link. This book was on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s an easy read and very informative.

Your brain can be used to increase your willpower

Hold the mirror up to your face. Who do you see? I bet if you look long enough, you will see a wonderful person who is full of life. I bet there is a person in that mirror that you may not have seen for a long time. Someone that people love to be around because of the positive energy that flows from you.

Get rid of that garbage and start to download to your computer brain, you know the one that’s at the center of your nervous system and controls the rest of your body, the kind of stuff that will bring about the behavior that you want.

Remember, if you don’t take control of yourself, everyone else will.

Are You Living to Eat or Are You Eating to Live?

July 25th, 2011
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Maybe you’ve heard that question before, I know I’ve asked that question of myself before. As much as I would like to answer it the right way, I have to say that I am living to eat. I love to eat. I love to eat good food, and when I say good food, I mean good tasting food, not food that’s good for you.

Paula Deen and her fried chicken

I can’t believe how many cooking programs that are on TV today. My wife loves watching them, especially Paula Deen. We’ve tried some of those delicious foods that they prepare on those shows, and they taste very good, but most of them are not very nutritious.

Do you like to eat out? I love to go out to eat. It’s getting kind of expensive though to go out and eat all the time, and we don’t do it as much as we used to, but one thing that my wife and I do now when we do go out, is share a meal. We order one meal and ask for two plates, because they always give you so darn much to eat.

Part of what’s happening in America today is that we eat way to much food.

I remember the days of going over to grandmas house for Sunday dinner, and she would have a ten course meal prepared, and three or four deserts, and we were still all taking home plates of food to have as leftovers for the next day.

I couldn’t eat another bite and grandma was still trying to talk all of us into having another piece of pie.

We have been programmed to over eat. From grandmas to restaurants filling our bellies till they almost bust, and as a country with plenty, we have abused our privileges and our bounty to stuff ourselves.

Not only are we over eating but we don’t always eat the best things nor do we prepare our foods in the right ways. Fried chicken, french fries, and fast food is sending us on a fast road to a heart attack, heart decease, and a number of other illnesses that we don’t have to go through.

Not only are 80% of all Americans obese, but our young people today are sitting in front of a TV or video game and they are eating themselves into a fast death. They don’t exercise or move very much, and stats show that even if a child grows and loses his weight, his body will have already established a foundation of illness as he grows older.

It’s not to late! I don’t care where you are or what you’ve done, you can start today! You can start eating to live instead of living to eat and you can change your life and the lives of your children and family forever. Are you ready? Are you ready to take the challenge?

My wife and I started our challenge almost a week ago, and I have lost three pounds already, but there is something that is going on inside of me.

I don’t have that stuffed feeling all the time like, I used to have when I left grandmas house. You know that feeling like you were going to burst, and could hardly bend down to tie your shoes? I hated that feeling. I don’t have that anymore.

I had a Pepsi the other day and it tasted so sweet to me that I couldn’t finish it, and I’ve only been doing this for just about a week. You have to ween your bodies off the things that you have been putting into them for so long and it’s like going through withdrawals, but once you overcome, you are on your way.

Everyone will go through these things at a different pace, depending on your metabolism, how much weight you want to lose, and how bad you’ve abused your body over the years.

My wife and I have decided to reward ourselves one day a week with something that we like. Maybe a cup of ice cream, (I love ice cream, especially chocolate peanut butter), or a piece of pie.

I’ve learned over the years of training and watching my weight, to never go cold turkey. Reward yourself once in awhile or else you will find yourself going crazy and eating the whole pie instead of just one piece. Remember just one piece.

I was a huge fan of Cory Everson and Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the day. Cory Everson was Ms Olympia six years in a row, from 1984 to 1989, and she would always reward herself with a Snickers bar once a week. It was part of her training.

2007 Arnold Classic being presented to Cory Everson.

Now I love Snickers and when I heard her say that, I started to implement that into my work outs as well.

I love this challenge and I love being on the road to living a healthy lifestyle once again. I want to be around for as long as I can, and I want to run and play with my grand kids, not video games but football, baseball, and going for long walks.

You can start your challenge today, right now! Lose weight, and get healthy again. Look good and feel great. Isn’t that the way you want to live your life? Isn’t that the legacy you want to leave for your children? Are you living to eat or eating to live? You have to decide.

Can Your Business Grow With a Disappearing Auto-Ship? – It Can Grow To Heights You Would Not Believe

July 15th, 2011
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If you are a network marketer and you have a network marketing business, you know the importance of auto-ship.

Auto-ship is the monthly purchase of your products that you and your distributors must be on to maintain your activity in your business and it keeps you open to receive the full benefits from your companies compensation plan.

Everyone knows this, but what if you stopped your auto-ship? What would happen to your checks and your money flow? What would happen to your down-line? This would not be a very good picture…right? Wrong!

What if I showed you a company where you would thrive without an auto-ship? Can your business grow with a disappearing auto-ship? It can grow to heights you would not believe, at least it could in Visalus.

Your business can grow to heights you would not believe

The simplest way to explain how this works is, if you get three people to join you in the same products, or better, than you receive yours absolutely free. That’s it! Your auto-ship is now free.

Visalus is offering the 90 Day Challenge. The 90 Day Challenge is a weight loss challenge and getting you back on the road to health and wellness. Getting America back to health and wellness is a priority for Visalus.

80% of all Americans are over weight, and almost 500 million people are considered obese, and if that’s not enough for you, over 22 million children under the age of five are considered obese. Our children are growing up fat and over weight, and this leads to other deceases and depression, which leads to a maze of problems.

Is it any wonder why the suicide rate in our young people continues to rise year after year. It’s time we all wake up to this growing epidemic and put a stop to it right now!

So I can get on a system where I will start losing weight, and get back to a healthy lifestyle, and If I help three other people to do the same thing, my products are free. Lose weight, get healthy, help others, and it’s free? The disappearing auto-ship, and the reason people jump off your organization, is now gone!

I hate this word, but I’m going to say it anyway…dah…no brainer!

But wait a minute, here comes the really good part… if I lose the weight and my friends lose the weight, do you think that they just might be a little bit excited? Do you think that they will want to stay on and maybe even do the business side of Visalus. I mean if I can do this and help others do this, why not get paid for it as well and help others to also?

Maybe that’s why Visalus is a rapidly growing company with a 1000 people joining in the 90 Day Challenge every week.

Did I mention the BMW program that they have? Yes you can qualify your way to the BMW club. Think that just might be out of your reach? Think again, because every week ten people qualify for a new BMW. That is phenomenal!

There is another company that I’m involved with, and they also have a BMW qualification program, only thing is, only two people have qualified for a BMW with them. Two in two years, and Visalus has about ten people every week.

Despite all these incredible positives about getting involved with Visalus;

  1. Lose weight
  2. Make Money (and a BMW)
  3. Help Others Do The Same

But one of the biggest is…how many people do you know that just might want to shed a few pounds or maybe even a lot of pounds? How many people do you know that want to start eating better and get on the road to health and vitality? Just about everyone you meet, right?

How many times are you in a conversation with someone and the topic of weight loss, or gain, exercise or gym, eating better or getting fit, doesn’t come up in the conversation? I know…a lot.

This is not a hard topic or a hard product to market. It just comes naturally.

Try it yourself. Get on the 90 Day Challenge. Get your spouse to join you and get three friends to climb on board with you and your product will be free, but you will also have the accountability and support of a group of friends. This is so important and the success of your challenge will be that much more attainable, because of the support you have. Don’t forget your Visalus team support too.