The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain

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By Director of Product Development & Fit3 Trainer Tina Van Horn

In the chaos of travel, family, food, and shopping, it’s hard to feel like yourself! After Thanksgiving and Christmas, I could feel the extra water weight from the heavy meals and treats. However, by making smart choices after those days, that water weight became a distant, sugar-laden memory. I did not really gain 5 pounds during the holidays and neither did you!

Most of us have been led to believe that holiday weight gain is inevitable. This is a myth! We are so sold on this notion that we significantly overestimate the amount of weight we can actually gain. By the time January rolls around most of us think we have put on 7-10 pounds when in reality the average holiday indulgences add up to around only 1 pound. That’s pretty good news, but the flipside is that most of us don’t lose that pound after the holiday season, and it contributes to the “weight creep” that occurs over months and years.

Fit3 is your post-holiday recovery plan! Dig out your weekly tracking sheet and pick a couple of things you CAN do today! You CAN take your Reliv shake and drink lots of water. It’s also the time for resolutions, so start now by hitting the gym! You don’t have to do anything crazy or dramatic. Just do something today to get yourself back on track to making better choices.

My other strategy is to get rid of the leftovers! Yes, throwing them away will be a little painful, but not every day is a holiday. We will go back to our busy lives and stay on track!

Remember this through the end of this year and as you enter 2019. Make a choice today that you will feel good about tomorrow!

Why Your Scale Isn’t the Be-All, End-All

By Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn

There is this little device in my bathroom that appears very innocent and demure, but it can be a very powerful, deceptive, two-faced, no-good, lying hunk of junk! That scale just sits there—ready to ambush me and lure me into its lair where, inevitably, I will find despair and disappointment. Yes, I am being a bit dramatic, but you know exactly what I am talking about.

In my head I have an ideal weight for myself. In my head I also have a realistic weight for myself. Those numbers are about 15 pounds apart. So maybe I should rephrase the first part of the statement to say “In my head I have a fantasy weight for myself.”

There are all kinds of tools, tables and calculators available to give you a range of healthy weights for your height. While they might give you a reasonable range, they are also very arbitrary. Meaning: They don’t take into account all of the cool things that make “you” who “you” are. In other words, your scale only has the capacity to communicate with you in one language.

I have come to terms with the fact that I am not a Victoria’s Secret model (It has nothing to do with ice cream! I can’t do anything about being 5’5 ½” tall, but I have not come to terms with that). I have moved past my sixth grade aspiration to wear the same size jeans as “Christi C.” (Those jeans are out of style now anyway.) I know that I will never run fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I have even come to celebrate and appreciate that I have what’s been called “an athletic build” (i.e. not always what women want to hear).

Now that I’ve matured and had a couple of babies, it’s probably time to reevaluate my definition of ideal weight. I found an article that suggests your ideal weight is “the weight you’re at when you’re doing everything you can to promote good health.” What a great perspective! (Be sure to read the last page.)

When you started Fit3, you probably had an ideal weight in mind. This program has the capacity to get you closer to that goal. But the focus is more on helping you experience good health, in everything you do. We want you to be healthy, so you can enjoy life and not be limited in any way.

Your scale can’t measure that!

Reliv Podcast: The Fit3 Team Challenge Is On!

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Tom and Tina are back and they’re challenging YOU to join the Fit3 team challenge that kicks off on April 1. Tom and Tina also announce our free Fit Kit and free Conference registration winners! You’ll also hear from two Reliv Distributors who are rocking the Fit3 program and getting incredible fitness and weight loss results!

Listen to the Podcast online.

 

Find Your Fit: Introducing the New Reliv Podcast

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Welcome to the first episode of the new weekly Reliv Podcast! In this week’s show, Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn chats with Executive VP of Sales Tom Pinnock to share some life-changing fitness and weight loss stories. You’ll also hear how Fit3 teams are starting to form and where to go for all of the latest information about this fun fitness and weight loss program. Tune in every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. CST for a new episode! 

Listen to the Prodcast online.

 

Have You Had This Talk With Your Doctor?

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By Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings

If your doctor knew you had a health condition that puts you at increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many other chronic health conditions, would you expect him or her to discuss it with you? Would you ask questions about how to treat this health condition and take steps to decrease your risk of developing other complications and diseases? Would you make changes that you knew could add years and improved quality to your life? If so, it may be time to talk to your doctor about weight loss. Continue reading “Have You Had This Talk With Your Doctor?”

The Beautiful Losers: A Lifestyle Program

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By Leslie Hines and Barb Verbonich of Central Coast California

How We Began
A few years back, Leslie Hines reached her goal of losing 60 pounds! Being a longtime consumer of the Reliv products, Leslie lost her first 30 pounds by taking her shakes, eating right and exercising. Then her weight seemed to plateau. To get the second 30 pounds off, a gracious woman offered to freely mentor her regarding whole food and her daily habits. This entailed a year-long process of 20-minute calls on four mornings a week and attending a weekly community meeting focused on losing weight, forming better habits and keeping weight off long-term. Continue reading “The Beautiful Losers: A Lifestyle Program”

Life-changing Nutrition: Weight Lost, Youth Regained

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Robin Shelby, Cedarville, Ohio

A friend introduced me to Reliv three years ago. After four months on the products, I went to a routine doctor appointment, and for the first time in 20 years he told me my cholesterol was back within the normal range. That really got me excited! He said to keep doing what I was doing because the results were proof that my health was improving.

I’ve had the same doctor since I was nine years old, and he has seen four generations of my family. My heart-related problems are genetic and I had four stress tests and a heart catheterization by age 35. But that was before Reliv and LunaRich®.

Over the next 18 months on Reliv, my health improved so much that we were both shocked. While I once had trouble walking up a flight of stairs, I’m now out walking six miles without difficulty. High blood pressure, fainting spells and breathing problems are no longer issues — nothing is holding me back! I’ve lost more than 30 pounds by using Reliv Now® and LunaRich X™ in the Super Pack. I’m healthier at 46 than I was at 26 and couldn’t have done it without my Reliv.

The Reliv ‘Prodcast’ Is Here!

The monthly Reliv Product Call is now the “Reliv Prodcast.” And we’ve updated a lot more than just the name…

In addition to the phone-in presentation on the first Wednesday of the month and phone-in recording available all month long (view call details), you can now listen to the Prodcast online. That gives you a whole new, much easier way to share the latest nutrition news and inspiring Reliv health stories with everyone you know. This month, just share this link and follow up!

Even better, we’ve made the Prodcast available on iTunes. Check it out. So not only can you access an archive of Prodcast recordings online, you can download them to your device to listen to anytime, anywhere — at the gym, in your car, wherever you go! Subscribe to the Prodcast to have it automatically download all future episodes and notify you when they’re published.

Listen to the January Prodcast below, download it on iTunes and share the life-changing benefits of Reliv nutrition with the world.

January Prodcast: Weight Management
Featuring Tina Van Horn and Dr. Alfredo Galvez
That annual New Year weight loss resolution can become a reality in 2015. Find out how the proven weight management benefits of lunasin and Reliv products can help bring about a healthier, less of you this year.

 

Because of Reliv: I Feel Better than Ever

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Sue Gorman-Mastrovito from Algonac, MI shares her thoughts on how Reliv got her to where she wanted to be.

I was not the dress size that I wanted to be when I began my journey three years ago to become healthier. I started drinking Reliv shakes and working out at a gym. I was able to drop a size and then two more when I added kickboxing to my regimen! It’s a huge accomplishment for me and I feel better than ever when I slip on my skinny jeans and they are buttoned, zipped and comfortable. I am now healthy inside and out through exercise and Reliv!

Because of Reliv: I’m Optimistic About My Future

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Adam Kendig of Myrtle Beach, SC shares his story on how Reliv gave him a newfound hope and confidence in his health.

I was skeptical about Reliv before I gave it a try last February. Then I noticed that my blood pressure was down for the first time in my life on only one capsule of LunaRich X per day. I lost 16 pounds in two months and found a renewed optimism about my health. I decided to try Reliv shakes as well and couldn’t stop telling people about my results. My wife and I initially signed up as Distributors to get a discount on the product, but now we’re working toward replacing our incomes with our Reliv business. This is an opportunity to help others find the same good health we have.