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”

Lunasin: Nutrition for the 21st Century



This video features Dr. Alfredo Galvez’s acclaimed presentation from the 2013 Reliv National Conference. Learn from the renowned research scientist who discovered lunasin how this amazing soy peptide works at the epigenetic level to promote optimal health. “We are in the middle of a revolution in nutrition and we are all witnesses.”

Nectarines: A Smart Summer Snack

The nectarine is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fruit of the month in July – and they’re a great source of nutrients necessary for optimal health!

Vitamin A. This retinoid plays a key role in cellular growth and vision.
Vitamin C. This antioxidant is necessary for the formation of collagen in bones, cartilage, muscles and blood vessels. It also has been shown to prevent or reduce the duration of the common cold.
Fiber. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, dietary fiber promotes longevity by decreasing risk of cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases. Fiber’s widespread benefits also include aiding digestion and promoting weight loss.
Niacin. This B vitamin helps convert carbohydrates into usable energy and plays an important role in the nervous system, digestive system. It also promotes skin, hair and eye health. Many studies show niacin may even increase HDL (good) cholesterol.

Tips for adding to nectarines to your day:

Shake-up breakfast. Add a cup of sliced nectarines and a cup of ice to your morning Reliv shake and blend.
Snack on the go. Grab a nectarine and a handful of nuts for a quick bite with plenty of fiber and protein.
Save for later. To enjoy this summer fruit throughout the year, arrange whole or sliced nectarines on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. Once frozen, store the nectarines in a plastic bag. When you’re ready to eat, run the nectarine under cold water to remove the skin. Prepare frozen nectarines as usual.

Blueberries Blast Belly Fat… and More!

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.

Little Time? Little Bits of Exercise Still Pay Off

For most people, one of the biggest hurdles to exercising is finding time. We’re always on the go (behind the wheel), then once we meet all our daily responsibilities, it seems there’s no time left for exercise. But researchers from Indiana University say “snippets” of walking may be just as good, if not better, than one long exercise session.

On one day, study participants who all had somewhat elevated blood pressure walked 40 minutes on a treadmill without stopping. Another day, they walked four times for 10 minutes each time. All participants lowered their blood pressure the same amount after exercise. But surprisingly, the lowered-pressure effect lasted four hours longer after the series of short walks. So grabbing 10 minutes here and there four times a day to walk could be just the time-challenged trick to keep you healthier and your blood pressure in check.

Other research shows short bursts of exercises may keep your metabolism raised, to help your body burn calories more steadily throughout the day, too. And that means a slimmer you in less time.

So say so long to the “no time” exercise excuse. Seize your next 10 minutes!

Next, try this for a two-minute metabolism-boosting lunch to add to your 10-minute workout: a shake with Reliv Active. Quick, easy and delicious, the shakes are part of Reliv’s breakthrough Fit3 program and weight-loss system. Muscle-building protein and fat burners in the shake, combined with Burn accelerator capsules and diet and exercise support, give your metabolism and weight loss efforts speedier results.

Send Winter Pounds Packing

Winter cold doesn’t mean you have to put exercise on ice. While snuggling on the couch with a cozy blanket, a plate of cookies and a steaming mug of cocoa may sound like the idyllic winter scene, it won’t look so pretty next spring when you try to squeeze into your favorite shorts. In addition to the physical benefits of exercising in the winter, exercising will help you beat the winter blues, too. And an invigorating walk outside in the cold can make you feel more alive and energetic. (However, if you have asthma or a heart condition, talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program outside.) Continue reading “Send Winter Pounds Packing”

New Hope for Conquering Lifelong Weight Battle

vickilesli3 Long before GlucAffect® came about, Master Director Vicki Leslie of Fort Worth, Texas, had already achieved amazing results with Reliv.

“My husband is always saying that I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Reliv,” Vicki notes. “Before Reliv, I was spending my days in bed, overwhelmed by the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and migraine headaches.” Continue reading “New Hope for Conquering Lifelong Weight Battle”