While the holidays aren’t the best time to kick off a weight loss program, you certainly can hold steady — and still enjoy the goodies the season has to offer. Just follow five simple “rein-it-in-dear rules” and you’ll be able to wear the same size pants from the beginning of December to the very end. Continue reading “5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain”
Blue is the new black for slimming effects. Blueberries, that is. Research from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center found a diet rich in blueberries helped obese rats lose belly fat — the kind tied to heart disease and metabolic syndrome. The berry-loving rats also experienced lower cholesterol and improved glucose control and insulin sensitivity. These factors are related to diabetes risk.
While these results were seen even when rats consumed a high-fat diet along with the blueberries, the benefits were even greater when combined with a low-fat diet. Those fed the low-fat blueberry diet also lost body weight and fat mass.
The high levels of antioxidants such as anthocyanins in blueberries may be to thank for the health benefits. Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Other plant foods providing rich sources of anthocyanins include cranberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, red currants, cherries, and purple grapes.
A related study showed men with risk factors for heart disease who drank wild blueberry juice for three weeks experienced slight improvements in glucose and insulin control.
Putting the Squeeze on Cancer
Research shows a host of other health benefits from blueberries, too, including cancer-fighting power. A University of Illinois study looked at flavanoids, a compound that inhibits an enzyme involved in promoting cancer. Flavanoids are found in blueberries and other fruits. Of the fruits tested, wild blueberries showed the greatest anti-cancer activity. Blueberries also contain resveratrol, another potential anti-cancer agent.
Add These to Your Bucket List
Clearly blueberries should be on your grocery list for better health and potential weight loss. Plus an entire cup of fresh blueberries only has 84 calories and nearly 4 grams of fiber. With summer here, all berries are plentiful and at peak flavor. Enjoy!
To maximize your weight loss efforts, try Reliv’s Fit3 program and products. Combined with better food choices — such as blueberries — and exercise, it can help you burn fat, maintain lean muscle and lose weight. It’s a great way to get on a healthy track.
Weight Melts With Slimplicity
A Type 1 diabetic, Angela Hosman of Phoenix, AZ, was told by her doctor in December 2008 that if she didn’t get her blood sugars and weight under control she would lose her legs by age 35. “It was a wake-up call for me,” Angela recalls. “My mother-in-law introduced me to Reliv and I started on GlucAffect® and the basic nutrition.” Continue reading “My Story: Angela Hosman”
Slimplicity Liberates and Satisfies
Captain Steven Lucks, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, feels liberated. He’s 46 pounds lighter and plans to keep going. Continue reading “My Story: Captain Steven Lucks”
Clark Bronson of Northport, Washington, has changed his health — and his life — with Slimplicity®. “August 2005, I was working in my shop and heard an advertisement for Reliv,” Clark says. “I was worried about my wife’s health and recommended she try this stuff. She said she would if I did, too.” Continue reading “My Story: Clark Bronson”
Christiana Kergosien of Nashville, Tennessee, has undergone a remarkable turn-around thanks to Reliv’s Slimplicity® Weight Loss System. “Three years ago, I was introduced to Reliv by my sister,” Christiana says. “I saw the difference in her, and in my first month on the products I was getting great results — I sailed right through the fall allergy season! Continue reading “My Story: Christiana Kergosien”
These days, Paula Kipp of Staunton, Illinois, can actually get out on the court and play basketball with her children, something the working mother of three would never have dreamed of before Reliv. Continue reading “My Story: Paula Kipp”
For 10 years, Karen Johnson of Gilbert, Arizona, tried everything she could to lose weight: liquid diets, pills, meal plans — you name it. The results were always the same: lose about 10-15 pounds and then put it all right back on. “The worst part is that a lot of these diet plans forced me to starve myself,” she says. “I would feel hungry and low on energy all the time.” Continue reading “My Story: Karen Johnson”
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling to lose weight. Again. You may be one of them. You’ve probably tried all kinds of diets, from low-carb to weighing and measuring to a meager existence on the dreaded cabbage soup. You may have even lost weight on these diets — only to regain it and then some. It’s a frustrating exercise of losing, gaining — and giving up. Sticking to a rigid diet while trying to live a normal life is just too hard.
Reliv is tackling this weighty issue with the introduction of Slimplicity®, a revolutionary weight loss system that combines cutting-edge ingredients with smart lifestyle modifications. It’s a simple, healthy plan to safely lose weight and keep it off for good. Continue reading “The Weight Is Over!”