How to Achieve Weight-loss While Pursuing Wellness

January 4, 2010

How to Achieve Weight-loss While Pursuing Wellness

As we enter the New Year 2010, we are reminded that it is
time for those New Year’s resolution once again. When like
most Americans, you may decide that it’s time to take stock
of your personal state of health and start shedding those
unwanted pounds.

It is no secret that two out every three Americans are
overweight  and a disturbing  15% of our children ages 6 to
19 are overweight and this number is on the rise,
increasing the risk of children diabetes and a lower life
expectancy. With that in mind it should come as no surprise
to find that weight loss will be very prominent on most
resolution lists for this New Year. Unfortunately, by the
end of January the vast majority of these resolutions will
most likely be broken.

You may be wondering why so many people will fail to follow
through on such a vital function that will without any
doubt have a large impact on their health.  there may be
many reasons for this, let’s look at a few.

– Disinformation from the weight loss industry. Today the
weight loss and wellness industry is a trillion dollar
industry and yet the problem keeps getting more critical
each day. More Americans are on weight loss diets of one
kinds or the other, but with less success than ever before.
Where ever you turn, you’ll find more gyms, weight loss
clubs and diet programs being advertised than ever before.
The isles in the supermarkets are flowing over with diet
products, and yet more of us are losing the battle of the
bulge than ever before.

Within the industry there are just so many unrealistic
promises being made. You’ll see ads on TV, in the print
media and on the internet daily, promising weight loss of
unrealistic proportion in record time. Not only are some of
these claims misleading, but they often lead to
disappointments and frustration on the part of many weight
loss candidates when they fail to achieve the promised

– Deceptive Practices By the food industry. Our influences
are largely shaped by what we read but more so by what we
see on television. The Food Industry spends millions of
dollars to convince us we should continue to consume their
products with no regards for our health. As long as their
sales keep going up they will have no incentive to improve
the nutritional value of their products. Rest assured, that
As long as the consumers seem contented the government
won’t step in to set higher standard for the industry.

– Unrealistic expectation on the part of some consumers. In
today’s fast moving society some people are very impatient
and are not prepared to spend the time nor are they willing
to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve the desired
result. Thus they fall prey to these promises of quick and
easy weight loss. While forgetting that the excess weight
did not just appear overnight, but are the result of a
steady accumulation of fats over a period of time.

Weight gain is primarily caused by an energy imbalance,
meaning that the foods you consume are providing more
calories than you are burning which causes your body to
store the excess calories as fat.

To lose weight you will need to create an energy deficit by
consuming fewer calories, increase the amount you burn
through physical activities or a combination of both.

If your resolution for this New Year is to lose weight, you
would be better served by focusing on achieving a state of
personal wellness. “Creating a Life of Wellness requires
the continuous flow of the elements of weight management
which include, nutrition, fitness, and stress management”.

Proper nutrition is vital to weight management and personal
wellness. Understanding how your body works and what your
diet should be is vital on your personal journey to optimum
wellness and better health. Wellness balances the overall
quality of life. Wellness is “the condition of good phyical
and mental health”.

A balanced diet is crucial for providing our bodies with
the nutrients needed to make it function properly. However,
most of us find making healthy choices to be a challenge.
The reality of our daily diet is that we consume an
excessive amount of the foods that have adverse effects on
our health, while on the other hand there are great
deficiencies in our intake of the foods that provide the
nutrients our body need to function properly.

For this New Year and for the rest of your life, you can
resolve to retake control of your life. You have the power
to improve yours and your family future health. All you
need is the right information and the motivation to get to
the state of optimum wellness. Improving your state of
wellness is a step-by-step process and you can achieve it.

About the Author:

Jerry Gunning is a Personal Wellness Coach who practices
the personalized approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle
changes with the emphasis on attaining optimum wellness
rather than merely losing weight. Site:


Happy New Year!

January 4, 2010
Happy New Year!
I want to tell you how proud I am of each and every one of you as you’ve utilized AdvoCare to help you reach your goals in 2009.  Whether you have been earning money, losing weight, or getting in better shape; AdvoCare is a vehicle to help you achieve.
I’d like to invite you to personally join me in a brand new weight loss goal for 2010.  If you would like to work with me hand in hand for 60 days in 2010 and lose up to 30 pounds, read on.
We will stay in constant contact via email, phone, and instant messenger.  I’ll be here to offer you all the support you need.  If you would like to participate, just reply to this email and we will get started right away.  You will have to make a commitment to utilize some AdvoCare products and do a little bit of exercise.  Nothing rigorous.  Personally, I am joining my local gym, but only because we’ve had so much darn rain in South Carolina that I’m not getting outside enough to ride horses, go yard work, or walk.
We will be using some core AdvoCare products, drinking lots of water, Sparking up daily, and checking in.
If you participate, and you make your goals, you will receive $50 in AdvoCare goodies from me at the end of the 60 days.  You can choose to lose as little or as much weight as you like.  The challenge is yours.  I hope you will all participate with me.
I am going for the full 30 pounds.  And I’ll share with you that I have THREE road trips during this time – one being AdvoCare’s Success School January 22 through 24 in Forth Worth, TX.  Can you picture yourself there with me?  There is still plenty of time to register if you are already an AdvoCare distributor.  If you aren’t, then you might want to make the investment in yourself to immediately receive your 20% discount on your products.  If you would like to let AdvoCare be your vehicle for some extra income in 2010, I’ll work with you hand in hand there as well.
If you have friends or family who would like to participate in our challenge, that would be fantastic.  Just have them send me an email and I’ll get everyone started.  The actual challenge will run from January 5 through March 5, so we have time to get our product in hand.
To your success!  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me or catch me on my cell at 803-389-0972.  Upon receipt of your reply, I will help you plan your first order for the challenge.

A Friends of Gevalia Offer Awaits You

November 25, 2009
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Water for Fitness and Vitality

November 23, 2009

Water For Fitness And Vitality

The right nutrition is the cornerstone of health and
fitness and water plays a major role in your fitness
nutrition plan.

Water plays a vital role in all aspects of the metabolic
process. So much so, that without it you would survive for
only a few days.

As you probably know already, the body is made up of more
than 60% water and this level must be maintained for
optimal health.

It can be difficult to do because we are losing water
continually via urination, respiration and by sweating. To
avoid dehydration, water reserves must be constantly topped
up by drinking at least 8 cups of water each day.

But when you exercise you need to drink even more because
of the additional sweating. The amount lost depends on the
type of exercise, your bodyweight and the surrounding
temperature but you can easily lose 2 pints or more for
each hour of exercise and this must be replaced.

The Signs of Dehydration

There are a number of signs for dehydration and you should
watch out for these. Dark colored urine, with a strong
odor, is one of the easiest signs to spot.

But there are many other warning signs like a dry throat
and mouth, dry cough, dizziness, exhaustion and even loss
of appetite. The signs of severe dehydration are even more
dramatic and include pain when urinating, muscle cramps and
spasms, headaches, nausea and even delirium.

The Best Time To Drink

Drinking the right amount of water at regular intervals
throughout the day will keep the body hydrated and
functioning properly. In preparation for exercise, it is
advisable to drink 2 cups of water about two hours before
your session.

Then immediately before you exercise, drink a cup of water
and during each hour of your session sip between 2 to 3

After the session you also need to drink more water to
replace the fluid lost through sweat.

To really make sure you’re on target, weigh yourself before
exercise and again when you have finished. Work out how
many pounds you have lost and you will need to drink one
pint of water for each pound.

Are Special Energy Drinks Not Better Than Water When I Am

Sports drinks and energy drinks contain a mix of
carbohydrates and electrolytes (minerals) dissolved in

They tend to have fruity flavors and are pleasant to drink.
When you exercise for longer periods (more than an hour)
then sports drinks can be beneficial because the
carbohydrate in them provides the body with readily
available energy to boost performance.

But for short exercise sessions there is no real benefit
over plain water, despite the manufacturers’ claims to the

If you are serious about your training and fitness, it is
worth considering retaining a personal nutritionist or
subscribing to a scientifically developed program like
plan:one to make sure that your fluid intake is sufficient
and that your fitness nutrition plan is tailored to suit
your personal requirements exactly.

About the Author:

Nick Williams is an expert in nutrition and human
metabolism and holds a BSc Hons in Biochemistry. Combining
his scientific training and a lifelong interest in fitness,
he has designed and created plan:one, a powerful
interactive fitness nutrition program that produces amazing
results. With plan:one you can achieve the body you want in
half the time. Try it out now with our Full Access 14 day
Trial at:

Swine Flu Vaccine Linked to Deadly Nerve Disease

September 1, 2009

A warning that the swine flu vaccine has been linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the UK Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, was leaked to The Daily Mail, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

  • More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu
  • The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times
  • The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear
  • The U.S. Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

  The Daily Mail August 15, 2009

Wow! hCG and AdvoCare!

July 16, 2009

I know, I was really excited when I posted last week.  Then I got quiet.  But that’s because I’ve been busy posting on all my email groups about my success and my excitement!

The combination of hCG and my AdvoCare products has been too cool.  I’m am down to 205 this AM.  I was 217 when I started and dropped 12 pounds in two days.  Then I cheated all weekend and gained a couple of pounds back.  But things have evened out.  Its Wednesday night.  By Sunday I will weight less than 200 pounds for the first time in 17 years.  That is totally something to cheer about.  

Check this out!!!!! Tonight I was out with my two daughters.  We’d been at the barn for hours hauling water because the well pump burned out.  Long story.  But I was hot, and tired, and dirty.  And pretty darn wet.  We were pumping gas at one of those little stations on the side of the road.  Some guy hollered out his window and whistled at me.  Not normally what people get excited about.  But, that hasn’t happened since I was a teenager!

Thanks for reading.  And if you like the purple paw print rescue stuff, shopping at the rescue site will feed a rescue horse.

Lost 12.5 Pounds This Week

July 10, 2009

Okay, I’m totally psyched!  I’ve gone from lightly promoting AdvoCare to basically just people that notice the weight loss and ask what I’m doing to preaching the AdvoCare and hCG combination from the mountaintops.  But as you can well imagine, with 12.5 pounds lost in ONE WEEK, people are asking what I’m doing.

Best of all, at this rate I will be below 200 lbs. next week and I haven’t been less than 200 lbs. in over 17 years!!!!

How I Added One product to my AdvoCare Regime and Doubled My Weight Loss Speed

July 8, 2009

How I added one product to my AdvoCare regimen and doubled my weight loss speed.
Sometimes the best things in life are the easiest. Not free, in my case, but easy. You know me. You know that I’ve been using AdvoCare products for the last three years and have lost over 70 pounds.

Well let me tell you what I’ve done.

In addition to my regular AdvoCare products:
MNS Max 3
MNS Meal Replacement Shakes
and twice a year Herbal Cleanse

I’ve added one non-AdvoCare product. hCG (Human Corionic Gonadotropin). Taken under the tongue, these nearly flavorless drops help to flush bad fat out of the system and protect organs by maintaining good fat around them. I can’t begin to tell you what has happened in just TWO DAYS.

I dropped 7 pounds. And I’m not subscribing to the 500 calorie diet that most hCG diet mongers tell you to do eating nothing but chicken and lettuce and onions for weeks and weeks on end with an apple thrown in every day for “variety”. No way.

I still put creamer in my coffee. I have my meal replacement shakes. I had fried rice from Chinese take out last night. I snuck yogurt into my shake this morning. The weight just keeps coming off.

Before adding hCG I had plateaued at about 213. Wavered from 213 to 217 and back and forth. But couldn’t get any lower. I was trying everything I knew to do.

Then I added hCG and within 48 hours I was at 210. I haven’t weighed 210 since I was pregnant with my now 16 year old and that was fairly early on in my pregnancy.

I am so happy I could just dance. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for information on how you can pull this off, too.

AdvoCare Founding Partner for Women’s Professional Soccer

April 18, 2009

AdvoCare is proud to be a Founding Partner for
Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), as well as providing Rehydrate as the official isotonic beverage.

WPS is the highest ranked women’s professional soccer league in North America. Formed in September 2007 thanks to the efforts of the Women’s Soccer Initiative, Inc., WPS, consists
of seven teams across the country.

The markets for the 2009 season are Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

The inaugural season kicked off March 29, 2009.

Click here to learn more about the WPS

Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast a game each week with the “WPS Sundays on FSC” airing every Sunday April through August with the WPS Playoffs on Fox Sports Net.

Check out the games to see endorser Carli Lloyd and the AdvoCare name on stadium boards, towels, water bottles and more!

My AdvoCare Weight Loss Story

April 16, 2009

I wanted to share just a little bit about my AdvoCare weight loss story with you all, my wonderful customers and friends and readers. I know we all turn to AdvoCare for different needs. But for those of you interested in losing weight and or gaining muscle, I think you’ll enjoy this story.

When I found AdvoCare I weighed about 280 pounds. As a 5’7″ female, that was grossly overweight. As a result of my weight, I didn’t have enough energy. But I wasn’t concerned with losing weight, I just wanted to drink Spark, because it helped me have enough energy to get through my day. I was drinking 1-2 Sparks a day, and began to lose a little weight. Not more really than just enough to see on the scales. It wasn’t like I was out buying a whole new wardrobe. Then AdvoCare released a product called Thermoplus, which was designed to increase your metabolism, but the distributors who test marketed eat said it was like a supplemental energy product. So I ordered a bottle of Thermoplus with my next Spark order. And the weight started to come off a little bit faster.

Mind you, I spent 12+ hours per day in front of a computer, so it wasn’t like I was power training or anything.

Then I went to Success School a few years ago. At Success School I began to be educated about the whole family of products and the numerous ways that I could improve my health and my life just by incorporating them into my daily life. I started to see the vision of people who had lost weight. A LOT of weight. I thought I could maybe be one of those people some day. I started using the MNS 14 day weight loss packs which included my vitamins, meal replacement shakes, and of course Spark. In addition to that I utilized the Thermoplus. And I began to add a few products from the wellness line and the performance elite line. Joint Promotion relieved a lifelong ache in my knees and my ankles so that I was able to get up from in front of the computer and off the couch to get a little exercise. And we are talking a very little. My initial goal was to walk from my house to the stop sign and back. That was two tenths of a mile each way. And it was hard at first. The reason I set the stop sign as my goal, is that portion of the road is a simple incline and decline. At the stop sign either way I turned I had to go up and down steeper hills.

I also began to take Muscle Gain before any times that I was going to exercise and Night Time Recovery any time that I pushed my body farther than I thought it could go and was worried that I would be sore the next day. For example, I got mad at a tree in my yard that was shading my day lilly bed and preventing the flowers from blooming. I thought about taking that tree down for weeks! Finally I did – with a hack saw! Crazy approach, I know. But a real sign of how AdvoCare was changing my life.

At nearly 38 years of age, I also added in AdvoCare’s Fem 20 vitamin supplement and Amplify A.T. an energy boosting supplement. I probably waited too late in life for Fem 20, but couldn’t bring myself to switch to Fem 40+. Now that I am 40, I am still struggling. I do take the CorePlex supplement, anytime that I’m not using my MNS strips or complete kit. Amplify AT on the other hand was like putting my Spark on hyper-drive. My energy was longer sustained, and I felt like getting out and moving around. In fact so much so, that I took up horseback riding again after a ten year hiatus.

And I didn’t just start riding, I joined a mounted drill team and with my AdvoCare income, purchased two un-broke horses to train. Today, my core product line includes a supplement, Spark, and Amplify AT. I do like AdvoCare’s adaptogen product, A-Supreme, but because it has to be refrigerated and my lifestyle has become more active, I have a harder time incorporating that into my life. Flast forward to 2009. I had my first spark on a camping trip nearly six years ago and weighed nearly 280 pounds.

Today I still drink Spark every day. But I weigh 206 pounds! Its been a very slow and steady process for me, but I am well on my way to being below 200 pounds, something I haven’t seen since age 22 or thereabouts. I thank God every day, that for myself and my children I can now get up off the couch and do something with myself. And for myself. I thank AdvoCare for the products. And I thank my friends and customers for the support. A body is truly a terrible thing to waste. I really, really hope that you will share my AdvoCare story with anyone you know who is struggling. I want to be a difference maker. I want to help.

If you dream of being a difference maker, too, check out

Shannan Hearne


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