Weightloss Plateaus – How to Bust Through Them

Weightloss Plateaus – How to Bust Through Them

Posted By: Adrienne Abreo Fernandez

Weightloss Plateau Frustration

HELP!! I’m exercising well but I’m not losing any more weight!

I’ve heard this from people before. You’re working out hard. You’re eating well. You WERE losing weight, but now…the weight loss has stopped and you still have more to lose. My typical response is as long as you’re following your program and nutrition guide, don’t worry. What could be the problem? There are a few things that could be hindering your weight loss at this point, so let’s go through some of them and pick a strategy that works best for your situation.

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

In my never ending search for good nutrition, one of the many healthy foods I’ve come across is green tea. There have been many historical references, reports, news articles, and scientific studies done on the health benefits of green tea. What are these health benefits?

Shakeology Ingredients – Adaptogen Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Fruit/Antioxidant Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Adaptogen Blend

What’s an “Adapt-O-Gen”?

According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine an adaptogen is substance that improves the body’s ability to adapt to stress, while Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines it as a substance that helps the body regenerate after being fatigued or stressed.

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Green Phytonutrient Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Green Phytonutrient Blend

The more I learn about the ingredients in Shakeology, the more excited I get!  NOTHING comes close to this stuff!  In this post I will discuss Shakeology Ingredients – Super Green Phytonutrient Blend.  The ingredients of this major part of the Healthiest Meal of the Day include:  Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Spinach, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass, Wheat Grass, and Oat Grass.  Their major role is to help alkalinize the body and to promote detoxification of the liver, kidneys and blood to restore health and vitality.  Let’s look at these ingredients

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Fruit/Antioxidant Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Fruit/Antioxidant Blend provides Antioxidant Support and Promotes a Healthy Heart, and Optimal Blood Pressure.

What are Antioxidants?

The production of harmful molecules called free radicals causes oxidative stress to occur on the body.   Free radicals are chemically active atoms or molecular fragments that have a positive or negative electrical charge due to an excess or deficient number of electrons.  Because they have one or more unpaired electrons, free radicals are highly unstable. They grab or donate electrons, to and from your body’s own molecules, thereby damaging cells, proteins, and DNA (genetic material). The same oxidative process also causes oils to become rancid, peeled apples to turn brown, and iron to rust.

Antioxidants as you may have guessed, are substances that are capable of preventing or even reversing the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in animal tissue. Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts.

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend

In my previous post Shakeology Ingredients I discussed, in summary, all the healthy things that go into Shakeology to make it the Healthiest Meal of the Day.  Let’s go a little deeper and look at each group of ingredients.  In this installment let’s look at Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend.  Just in case you didn’t remember, the Super Protein blend consisted of these ingredients:

Whey, Sacha Inchi, Chia, Flax, Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Peas.

The main purpose of this Super Protein Blend is that it helps build lean muscle, improves skin and hair, supports mental clarity, and reduces cravings.  Where do these proteins come from and how are they processed in the best possible manner to ensure that they are the most bio-available, or how well the body can use them.

Shakeology Ingredients

Shakeology Ingredients

Shakeology Ingredients

So you’ve been hearing about this magical meal replacement stuff called Shakeology and all the things that Beachbody claims it will do. 

Shakeology can help you:

  • Lose Weight

  • Feel Energized

  • Improve digestion and Regularity

  • Lower Cholesterol

    Shakeology Ingredients

You may even be somewhat skeptical (probably an understatement), after all, so many products out there come with similar claims.  How can Beachbody truthfully make these claims?  To answer that, you need to look at the Shakeology Ingredients… 

Shakeology Review: Superfood in a Glass – Is This Stuff For Real?

Shakeology: Superfood in a Glass – Is this stuff for real?Shakeology

Let me say, when I first started my journey to getting fit, I was VERY skeptical about Shakeology, or any meal replacement shake.  We’ve all seen the vast amount of meal replacement supplements out there on the market, Body by this, and the pink drinks that make outlandish claims about helping us to lose weight and get in shape.  Also,  coupled with the $120 price tag for a one month supply of Shakeology – FORGET ABOUT IT!!!  I could find protein supplements and meal replacements for a lot cheaper, and still get results, and I did.  So you’re reading this and thinking “Okay tell me again why I need Shakeology?”  Let me spend a little time explaining why.

The P90X Nutrition Plan – The Key to Success with P90X

The P90X Nutrition PlanThe P90X Nutrition Plan

If your bringing it with P90X and not eating right, you’re wasting your time.  I am always asked by those using P90X to help them figure out why they only getting limited results, even though they are working out as hard as they can, or why they have no energy to complete their daily workout.  The first thing I ask them is “Are you following the nutrition plan?”  This is always followed by an awkward silent moment, then the confession that they did not even open the guide to read it. 

Customize Your Fitness – One Month at a Time

Customize Your Fitness – One Month at a Time

We are bombarded with information on all subjects these days, and fitness is no exception. Too many times we see sources of info telling us to eat this or don’t eat that to lose weight, or to do this exercise or that to get fit. I can personally attest to have fallen into that trap (probably took me longer to realize that than you). You try it, and you may have some success, but it’s short lived, and you get frustrated and then quit, and end up in worse condition than when you started. Worse than that, you get information from two sources that completely contradict each other.

We are all different. What works for one may not work for the other. The differences extend way beyond physical appearance or weight. They go all the way down to the biochemical level. Everyone has different medical conditions, and genetic predispositions that affect metabolism, heart function, hormone levels, and digestion. The histories of our family habits on nutrition are also different. We all have different ways of preparing the food we eat. So how can one product or method help everyone? The answer is it can’t.  We must find out what works for us individually for success.