With the start of the new year, our thoughts are on weight-and-fitness resolutions. The truth is, according to statistics, that about half of us will set health goals for ourselves, but almost all (90 percent) of us will get off track to achieve them by Valentine’s Day.
So, what will make the difference in 2012? Hard work and dedication are an obvious part of the answer, but consuming products and following systems that are nutritionally sound in design offer a convenient path to glory.
As 2012 kicks into gear, it’s worth taking a moment to remind how easy it is to stick to good health habits when the following tools offered by Isagenix are in place to help you along. In 2012, why not resolve to adopt any or all of the following ways to keep a New Year’s resolution?
Tool #1: Eat Quality Protein At Each Meal Every Day
Study after study is showing that quality protein is king when it comes to healthy weight loss. Not only does it help keep hunger at bay, but it also helps the body retain more lean muscle mass. Additionally, it was recently reported that protein is more energizing than carbohydrates or fats, which should make it a top choice at meal times for anyone looking to charge up and get fit. Why quality protein? Not all protein is the same when it comes to results. Whey protein is the right kind for promoting the greatest amount of muscle synthesis and fat burning. Pair a diet rich in quality protein with weight-resistance training and the body grows leaner. With such quality protein options like IsaLean Shake, Bars, or Soups, and with the addition of IsaPro, Isagenix has got you covered at every meal for the whey protein you need to look and feel your best.
Tool #2: Cleanse One Day Every Week
We all know the feeling: you “thought” you weren’t going to indulge at that dinner party you went to last night, but you had no control over the food served and it was indulgent to say the least. So now, it’s the next day and you feel like all is lost and you’re a terrible person. Wrong! Not with something called Cleanse Days to back you up. Studies have shown that intermittent calorie restriction (aka Cleanse Days), are just as effective as sticking to a long-term calorie-restricted diet for weight loss, but that the intermittent dieters (aka Cleansers) ended up with better levels of insulin sensitivity and oxidative stress markers. And the Cleansers probably enjoyed life a lot more too. What the study subjects didn’t have in their intermittent fasting, and what Isagenix Cleansers do, is Cleanse for Life, a botanical drink that offers nutritional support for the body, antioxidant protection, and the promotion of detoxification via herbs, vitamins, and minerals. We recommend cleansing one day every week and, on occasion, two days a week.
Tool #3: Reach for Adaptogens to Beat Stress
What word goes hand-in-hand with trying to lose weight and having to deal with all the road-blocks you run into? Stress. And when stress becomes more than just an occasional thing—as in you’re stressed all the time—then it’s a problem that needs to be fixed. What’s worse too, is that chronic levels of stress can be the worst thing for weight loss and fitness goals. Stress hormones are linked to increasing unsightly belly fat. This is where adaptogens come in. Clinically shown for more than 30 years now to increase the body’s ability to deal with stress, adaptogens are also known to improve attention and focus. Just take the meaning of the word, adaptogen, it means “to adjust”. Used in ancient times by the Chinese for soldiers going off to war, and more recently by Soviet cosmonauts and Olympic athletes, adaptogens are designed by nature to adjust your body so that stress rolls off your back and goals meant to stay on track stay where they should. Ionix Supreme, a drink made with potent amounts of adaptogens such as rhodiola, shisandra, and eleuthero, in addition to other beneficial herbs, is an advantageous way of getting the much-needed protection from stress, and keeping the track to fabulous fitness open and free of road blocks.
Tool #4: Get the Best Nutrition Has to Offer Daily
Probably the most overlooked factor in shaping up is getting adequate vitamins and minerals greatly needed by the body to operate at an optimal level. Add that to the fact that most weight-loss diets will be short on nutrients, and you could be headed to a body that will eventually become run down and not in the tip-top shape you had been hoping and trying for. Study after study is suggesting that for a sharp mind and great looking appearance, taking a multivitamin and certain other nutrients really helps. What’s more, another study showed that athletes who consume supplements such as CoQ10 suffer less muscle damage and recover faster. For all these benefits and then some, there’s Ageless Essentials Daily Pack for Men or Women with Product B. This is your chance for full-body nutritional support while undergoing any weight-loss or fitness routine. Health-improving doses of omega-3 fatty acids, CoQ10, resveratrol, vitamin D, vitamin C, and all the other vitamins and minerals is what you get in each convenient, A.M./P.M. packet. Plus, added just this past year, is the revolutionary Product B, which is designed with the latest science in telomere health and made to turn back the clock on aging.
Tool #5: Practice Healthy Snacking
Let’s face it: a craving is a craving is a craving. And they can be hard to get over. To do so, you’re going to need an arsenal of healthy snacks to have in the cupboard. Enter the Isagenix team of IsaDelight Plus, FiberSnacks!, Isagenix Snacks!, and SlimCakes. These healthy and low-calorie foods are just what are needed when the urge hits to eat in a bad way. Studies have shown that weight gain most certainly comes in an eating environment that allows uncontrolled snacking, because usually that snacking is on high-calorie, sugar-and-fat-laden treats. If you must snack, and healthy snacks are always welcome, then let the snacks of Isagenix go to work for you, not against you.
With Isagenix to support you, there’s no reason not to take 2012 by the reins and ride in a great, fabulously fit year. With the tools we can provide, and with your willingness to go all the way, it’s going to be one heck of a year. Happy New Year and may all your hopes and dreams for 2012 come true.