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Weight Management

Published by Drink Visalus on July 27th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

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FACT: An estimated 20% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to being overweight.

FACT: Deaths from diabetes are projected to grow worldwide by 50% over the next decade.

FACT: Obesity related heart disease kills 17 million yearly.

FACT: The risk of stroke goes up as body weight increases. Those 10-19% overweight have a 50% increased risk of stroke; for people at least 20% overweight and considered obese, the risk doubles.

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Did you know that for the first time ever the number of overweight people in the world has surpassed the number of starving ones?

Global obesity is on the rise and the latest figures show that the number of overweight people worldwide will double by 2015.

World weight figures are again under the spotlight as the latest figures released by the UN show that there are more overweight people in the world than those who are undernourished.

Obesity is becoming a world health problem as more and more people fail to keep their diets and weight under check and continue to consume diets that are rich in fat and carbohydrates.

Combined with the rise in overweight and obese people, come the inevitable rises in heart attacks, high blood pressure cases and diabetes, never mind the illnesses such as cancer, which can be indirectly associated with obesity as well.

When you look at some of the figures stated below, it is important that you are looking at the figures related to obese people which can be defined as those that are grossly overweight. The statistics related to those that are just overweight are just too frightening to even look at.

Statistics record that America is now the leader in obese people with a conservative figure of 30.6% of all adults being obese. USA is followed by Mexico at 24.2% and the UK at 23%. In the UK alone it is estimated that more than half of the population is overweight.

Prime Causes Of Obesity:

 1) Poor Diet: The western world especially is cursed with the abundance of tasty and tempting fast food outlets, ready to eat meals that are pre-cooked and high in preservatives, foods that are fatty and are rich in carbohydrates. In addition to this, most people eat insufficient fresh fruit and vegetables.  The results of this are excessive weight gain, colon problems and high cholesterol counts.

Simply by reducing the amount of “Quick Food” in your diet and opting for more healthy diet options, and including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet, you will find that you will feel better, have more energy and will start to lose weight. The fresh fruit and vegetables will aid you to regain colon functions thereby reducing your risk of some cancers.

2) Excessive Eating: Everybody knows that the best way to reduce your weight is to reduce your calorie intake by eating less, and to increase your exercise, but few are able to implement these simply requirements of weight loss. One of the huge culprits that cause overeating, or should I say excessive eating, is the age old problem of snacking between meals. Snacking between meals is the factor responsible for most weight gain and our modern world that makes everything convenient, contributes immensely to your weight gain woes. Snacks are readily available from vending machines, corner stores and the local fast food outlet. Chocolates, french fries, hamburgers etc, are available on demand almost anywhere, and so resisting the urge to snack between meals is almost impossible and the resultant weight gain problems are inevitable.

  3) Lack Of Pure Drinking Water: Failing to drink sufficient pure water contributes to obesity. Water is essential to the correct functioning of your body as is the prime means of cleansing and removing toxins and waste from the body. The normal functioning of the body is affected by these toxins which also slow down your metabolism an cause weight gain.

**The average adult should consume approx 2.5t to 3 litres of fresh water per day.

**Research has shown that merely by drinking sufficient quality water, you increase your weight loss results by as much as 25%.

The Solution: 

The ViSalus product line offers simple, complete solutions to help with your weight loss and fitness goals. When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, we all face many of the same obstacles.

ViSalus™ offers exceptional solutions to most Dieter’s three main challenges:

1. Eating right and cutting calories

2. Boosting a tired metabolism and helping with energy

3. Helping calm hunger and the stress of dieting

Best of all, the program provides a simple way to not only lose weight, but to help you keep it off too!

The Body by Vi Challenge takes the power of these products, and gives you a game plan for success.

ViSalus products give your body what it needs to lose weight. No more counting calories or trying to balance how to get the right mix of nutrients within your calorie limit. You can define HOW you use it to meet your lifestyle, even a lifestyle that’s on the go.


Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix

  • Unique blend of proteins for fast and long-lasting hunger control
  • Low carbohydrates and sodium
  • Aminogen™ for maximum protein absorption
  • Pre-biotic for digestive health
  • 23 vitamins & minerals in an amazing-tasting Sweet Cream flavor

Vi-Slim™ Metabolism Boosting Tablets

  • Chocamine™ (cocoa extract) that boosts your metabolism and mood
  • Increases energy
  • Green tea for thermogenic (calorie burning) activity
  • Evodiamine (a Chinese herb) increases metabolism
  • Helps your body burn fat and promotes lean muscle mass

Vi-Trim™ Take Hold of your Hunger Drink Mix

  • Patent-pending formula calms hunger and increases energy
  • PEA (found in chocolate) helps manage stress
  • Helps prevent fat production
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels

Easy as 1-2-3!

Take the Body By Vi™ 90 Day Challenge and discover your own amazing transformation!


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Body By Vi vs Weight Watchers ~ A MUST-READ!

Published by Drink Visalus on July 21st, 2011 - in Health

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ViSalus Sciences Body by Vi™ vs. Weight Watchers:

By Howard Frenia Jr.

A review of two diet plans that are available to consumers. One popular diet plan is Weight Watchers. This article will address the 5 reasons why ViSalus Sciences Body by Vi is superior to Weight Watchers.

Before we continue, you should know that the Vi-Shake is backed with medical and scientific research. And all the Body by Vi Recipes taste great.



Weight Watchers has implemented a point system for its members. Each food is assigned points based on the calories, carbs, fat and fiber present in the food. A person is assigned the allowed number of points for their body weight. The company has attempted to make it easy for people to lose weight. Unfortunately what they have done is to create a group of people who choose foods not on nutritional value but on points.

When nutrition is simplified, as in the points system, foods lose their purpose for the body and are not compared based on their benefit for the body. A hearty multigrain bread is passed up for a white bread because it allows for more points that day is just one example of this faulty logic.

The ViSalus Sciences Body by Vi shakes have been created by leading scientists and doctors in the medical community such as Dr. Michael D. Seidman, M.D. who understand the importance of nutrient dense foods. Body by Vi products steps in where Weight Watchers falls short.

Losing weight is about more than low calories or “points” it is about making sure those calories are coming from high nutrition which is crucial for biological processes.



Sodium is necessary for many biological processes but in excess, it can wreak havoc on the body producing high blood pressure, stroke and many other serious consequences. Losing weight is also affected by sodium. High amounts of sodium cause the body to retain water which can give a person that bloated look.

Weight Watchers has attempted to make healthy eating simple for our fast-paced society with the introduction of frozen foods. Weight Watchers even calculates the point value in each meal making it easy for those on the point plan to eat healthy….or so people think. These meals are actually salt shakers in a box. Frozen meals are notorius for high sodium content and Weight Watchers frozen meals are no different.

These are just a few meals with their sodium content.

*chicken enchiladas 640 mg

*pasta with ricotta and spinach 630 mg

*salisbury steak 900mg

Let’s say that Jon is on Weight Watchers and he is committed to losing weight. He brings pasta with ricotta and spinach to lunch at work and for dinner has the salisbury steak. Well in just those two meals, Jon has consumed over 1,500 mg of sodium.

The guidelines for sodium intake are around 2,300 mg daily, but drop to 1,500 mg per day if you are over 51, have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney issues.

If Jon in our example is over 51, he is in trouble with his current eating plan. He thinks he’s being healthy based on points when he is in fact headed for trouble.

The Body by Vi Products are just as convenient with only 75mg of sodium. So Jon has taken 1,500 mg of sodium in only 2 meals with Weight Watchers and when he switches to the Body by Vi Shakes and makes a creamy blend with milk, fruit and ice he is only taking in 410 mg of sodium.



When focusing on points of a food it does not teach proper nutrition. A person who has an allotment of 20 points for the day could eat 20 points worth of brownies.  Now I would hope that no one would do this but I have seen countless people on Weight Watchers who do not eat their entire meal or skip lunch to “save up” for that death by chocolate cake later on in the day.

Body by Vi takes this point calculation and turns it into sensible eating with nutrient rich shakes. There is no saving up points. When you skip meals or eat less calories at one meal to binge on the next your metabolism slows down. Our bodies are built for survival.

When you are feeding your body sufficient nutrients frequently, it processes them and gets rid of them because it knows it has more coming soon. When you eat less frequently it tends to hold on to these calories as it goes into survival mode. The body does not know when it will get more nutrients so it stores them as fat to use as fuel in case calories are not available later on. This goes back to the survival mode of the body and is detrimental to weight loss.

With the Body by Vi Shakes you are able to consume high quality nutrition which is required for the body and this prevents the body from going into survival mode. Like an oil change for your car, Body by Vi products help your body to run in tip-top shape.



Weight Watchers and Body by Vi both understand the importance of support and encourage those looking to lose weight to have others join them in their journey.

Let’s say that Sandy joins Weight Watchers and attends a meeting. She learns the power of support and in the next week has her mother, sister and best friend join the weight loss program with her. Well this is great for Weight Watchers, who receive more clients, but what does Sandy get from the company? That’s right nothing.

Sandy decides to join Body by Vi instead and learns about the power of support from others in achieving her weight loss goals. Her mother, sister and best friend also join Body by Vi with her.

What does Body by Vi give Sandy? Her weight loss kit and shakes for free each and every month! As a thank you from the company, she is now losing weight for FREE.

5. WHO IS BEHIND Body By Vi?


So who is behind the Body By Vi products anyway?  Dr. Michael D. Seidman and Steven A. Witherley are two of the main people behind these amazing products.

Dr. Michael D. Seidman M.D. attained a degree in human nutrition as well as his M.D. He is an active scientist as well as consultant for many professional athletes and is an advisor for the NHL,NFL,MLM, and NBA.

Steven A. Witherley, Ph.D is a leading expert in the field of food science, nutrition and product formulation with a Ph.D in human nutrition, M.S in food science and B.s. in nutrition and dietetics. He is a published author and speaker on the science of food.


It is great knowing that a product I recommend to others is backed by science and medicine.

I’m sure you can see the power in Body By Vi. But for those of you who would like to continue counting points the Body By Vi Shake has only 2 points!



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The Solution To End Child Obesity!

Published by Drink Visalus on July 12th, 2011 - in Health

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With the resent studies showing that, for the first time in history, the obesity rate has surpassed the world hunger rate, part of our responsibility as parents is to teach our children how to lead healthy lives now and when they are adults. The best time to start teaching lessons like these to children is when they’re young, before unhealthy choices become bad habits. When you pass on healthy habits to your kids, it’s important to practice what you preach. In other words…LEAD BY EXAMPLE! Just telling your kids what to do won’t work—they need to see you choosing healthy behaviors too.

Our children are suffering from poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.

Children in the United States are gaining more weight than ever before. The obesity rate has tripled in the 25 years. They’re eating too many high-fat, high-sugar foods and are spending less time being physically active. Weight problems that develop during childhood can lead to weight-related illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes later in life.

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Why is this happening? Because of lack of education on the importance of nutrition…plain and simple. Not enough parents and educators are leading by example or educating children on how to be healthy and the incredible importance of it…basically, as a nation, we are showing our children how to be unhealthy and die at earlier ages…THAT’S RIGHT….by not showing our children at early ages, why they should eat better and take care of themselves, we are teaching them that its ok to be unhealthy and make unhealthy eating choices.

These unhealthy lifestyles lead to a number of health problems. Child obesity is big issue because obesity is a door for many dangerous diseases like diabetes, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, high-reaching cholesterol, lowered self esteem etc.


So, if YOU are overweight or at least not taking measures to correct that problem…then guess what…..YOU are part of the problem and YOU are teaching your children to follow in your footsteps.

Sorry for being so direct, but we all owe it to our children.

So, what can you do?

1)   Lead by example – what are YOU doing now that will teach your children healthy habits for THEIR future?

2)   Pay attention to the kinds of food you buy. Limit the amount of “junk food” your kids eat. Instead, have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables available.

3)   Serve a variety of healthy foods and use appropriate portion sizes.

4)   Encourage your child to drink plenty of water or milk instead of empty-calorie fruit drinks and soda.

5)   Limit the amount of time your children spend watching television, using the computer or playing video games.

6)   Make physical activity part of your family’s routine. Take a walk, visit the community pool or go for a bike ride together. Encourage your children to participate in extracurricular activities.

Its time to take action and reverse this trend with our children and keep them strong and healthy.

I challenge each and every one of you to start LEADING BY EXAMPLE.

ViSalus Sciences  has the solution…..but it starts with YOU!

Take the Body By Vi Challenge (change your life for ever and improve the life of your children or a child that you know)


Step 1) CALL: 4-Minute Vi-Line (507) 726-3700

Step 2) VISIT:

Step 3) ATTEND: Challenge Party or Call (Contact me to schedule for your area – 30 minutes could change your life and your children’s lives for the better.)

Its time to take action! Invite some friends to do the Body By Vi Challenge with you and get your products for FREE! (Ask me how…its easy)

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