Kylie Daniels

Kylie Daniels

My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Stacker 3 Supplement Review

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    How the Stacker 3 Supplement Works The Stacker 3 supplement is a mix of ingredients in pill form that is said to help people lose weight by burning off fat before it is absorbed in the body. The supplements have a number of ingredients mixed in them, including grapefruit extract, caffeine and kola nut. It […]

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    Kylie Daniels

    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Isagenix Diet Review

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    Overview of Isagenix Offerings

    The Isagenix Company is a MLM company which has higher product cost versus many other diet programs. This is because it has several levels of representatives, and each one has to make some money from each sale. The program offers several options, either a 9-day cleanse or 30 day weight loss and fat burning system. All of these packages are liquids or powders you take with water. They also have nutritional bars you can use in between your shakes to help fill up your hunger. You can have one low calorie meal per day. This program really lowers calories, for some it may be too low.

    Is Isagenix Really an Effective Weight Loss Program?

    In spite of all the products they recommend, it is a very low calorie diet; under 1250 calories per day. The Isagenix program combines shakes, pills and bars with one simple protein and vegetable meal per day. Unfortunately, there are not too many actual food recipes, only a few examples.

    This may be a good short term way to lose a few pounds. Long term when you go back to eating again….you still have not learned how to prepare healthy food, or how to watch your calories or be able to keep off those lost pounds.  Anything under 1250 calories, should not be used longer than two weeks, due to possible nutritional deficiencies. So…how healthy is this diet for your health?

    It is better for an individual to learn more about food and how to eat, an advantage for future weight maintenance. Do you prefer using daily prepackaged bars and supplements for the rest of your dieting days; really what a lifestyle of eating!

    Is Real Science Behind It?

    There are some older studies, from 2009 and 2012, not very well controlled and poor methodology. Possibly biased results since these studies were apparently paid for by Isagenix. Information about the study is hard to explain since there were so many variables for these studies that final results are unclear.

    Other studies have found 95% of people who diet with similar meal replacement shakes, will regain lost weight within one to five years.

    Pricing May Be “Over the Top” Expense

    Unless you’re willing and able to spend a high dollar for a weight program monthly, this probably may be too expensive for many individuals compared to other programs. Depending on your choice the Cleanse product to the Isagenix Protein Shake range in price from $ 200 to $500 monthly, this is also on auto-delivery.

    Nutritional Value….Supplements are Natural?

    Yes, Isagenix does include information about their nutritional supplements; they look like good products. Though a few ingredients are in question as to how “Natural” they are, this has become a growing concern with many of us concerned citizens.  The word Natural just sounds good, but it has no real definition.

    There are many ingredients that should be natural. But check out the added sugars, soy, artificial and synthetic preservatives. Her are a few to avoid in these products:

    • Soy lecithin is a GMO processed, unfermented soy additive which has possible health risks.
    • Sugars, fructose and maltodextrin, these sugars from corn or rice are low quality and can lead to obesity, diabetes or liver problems.
    • Canola oil is not natural, it is a cost cutting GMO oil that can cause inflammation and kidney problems.

    Safety and Ease of Use

    Even though there are some who lose weight on this program, it is because of extreme low calorie and you do not eat much real food. Being so low in calories is hard for many to sustain for the long term.

    Safety seems to be OK if in the short term, unless you already have sugar problems or other chronic health disorders.

    Weight loss makes you feel good, so you try continuing with the program as long as you can. Long term this kind of program could affect your health.

    Pros and Cons

    Higher cost may be beneficial financially, if they are a representative of this MLM business.

    If you are a “on the go” type of eater, not a cook, it works well for you. So easy to just blend those shakes and go. Less prep time!

    They do have support calls for any questions. The representatives usually answer and do recommendations. There are some people questioning if they are educated enough to answer these reliably.

    How many products, powders or pills do you want to take daily?

    Conclusion

    If you need to drop a dress size for an upcoming wedding or want to just lose a few pounds, the Isagenix diet is a viable alternative for you, if you are disciplined enough to drastically reduce your calories and have better than average mixology skills. If, however, you want a long-term weight loss management strategy, Isagenix is not such a good choice for you. Moreover, many people may find that attempting to use so many products for the rest of their lives quickly becomes costly and tedious. Additionally, the Isagenix program is a multi-level marketing scheme, similar to Avon, so aggressive marketing and customer cultivation may not suit dieter’s family and friends.

    Perhaps it is best to invest a monthly fee into a vegetable garden or a local farmers market. Then you can try some of the recipes from menus provided from a good diet program.

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    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet Review

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    How The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet Works

    The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet was created by Cherie Calbom to help people lose weight by incorporating raw foods and juices into their diets. Calbom has dieters take sugar, candy, soda and other items completely out of their diets.

    There are a lot of things to like about The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet, but what it lacks is any type of long term plan for dieters who want to continue to lose weight without having to stick to the strict demands of this diet. The number one reason why diets fail is because they become far too difficult to stick to over time, and this will certainly be a problem with The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet.

    Do Dieters Lose Weight on The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet?

    If dieters follow The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet to the letter, chances are they will see some weight loss in the first week or so. After that, it will come down to each individual dieter's ability to fight off the urge to eat what they used to eat and find an exercise plan to help them to lose more weight and get in shape.

    And that brings us to another issue with The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet. Cherie Calbom does recommend that people find some sort of exercise plan to follow, but there are no workout tips of any kind in the book. Since dieters will have to find their own exercise plan to work with their new diet, this keeps The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet from being considered a complete, long-term weight loss plan.

    Level of Effort

    The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet will be easy enough for people to understand since the recommended raw foods and vegetable juices are all listed in the book. Actually going through with the diet, though, that is a whole other issue. Many dieters will be able to make the drastic diet changes for the first couple of days, but not many will have the will power to be able to switch with it for too much longer after that.

    The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet book is a great guide for people who want to switch to a raw, vegetarian diet, but even then it can't be considered a complete diet program. Adding some healthy juices to one's diet is never a bad idea, but this diet is simply too tough for the typical dieter and lacks many of the elements that most people will be looking for in their weight loss programs.

    Conclusion

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    The 5:2 Diet Review

    5:2 Diet Review

    How Does The 5:2 Diet Works

    Made popular by the BBC documentary “Eat, Fast and Live Longer,” the 5:2 Diet is a weight loss plan that was designed to make dieting an easier process for first-timers. The key to the diet is allowing people to eat normally for the majority of the week, and then greatly reduce their caloric intake for the rest.
    The 5:2 Diet allows dieters to consume the recommended amount of calories (2,000 for women, 2,500 for men) for five days a week, but they are then limited to just 25 percent for the other two. The diet does come with a list of healthy foods to eat on those two fasting days, but that list is pretty limited.

    Do Dieters Lose Weight on the 5:2 Diet?

    There is a very good chance that people will be able to lose weight on the 5:2 Diet, but it is more of a short term fix. The reason for this is because the diet simply isn't healthy enough to be a long-term weight loss solution. On top of that, the majority of people who attempt to take on the 5:2 Diet won't be able to make it more than two weeks because they will end up giving up.

    Level of Effort

    Even though the 5:2 Diet was created to make dieting easier on people, the truth is that most dieters will actually find this weight loss plan tougher than most of the other diets out there. The reason for this is because consuming 600 or fewer calories even two days a week is extremely hard to do. Even by following the recommended 5:2 Diet menu for those fasting days will leave most dieters feeling very hungry for the majority of the day.
    The 5:2 Diet also lacks any type of workout plan, which will make losing weight even tougher. Most people who are dieting for the first time will not know what exercise plan to implement, which means that they will have to do a lot of research to find one that works with the 5:2 Diet.

    Conclusion

    There are a few good dieting ideas that come with the 5:2 Diet, but the overall product is just too unsafe and difficult. It is hard to understand why this diet is recommended for people who are dieting for the first time considering that fasting is known as one of the most difficult ways to lose weight.
    The 5:2 Diet is very similar to many of the diets that came out in the 1980's, but these days there are so many healthier, more effective weight loss plans to choose from. Maybe one in 10 people will find some success with the 5:2 Diet, but chances are those same people would have had similar success with other diet plans.

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    The Fast Metabolism Diet Review

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    Fast Metabolism Diet is based on the diet book by nutritionist and wellness consultant Haylie Pomroy. Published in 2013, the book put forward some drastic deviations from conventional weight loss regimen. The 28-day diet plan promises to increase your metabolism and put it into fat-burning mode. It is all about eating well and helping the body burn more fat for energy, rather than starving to lose weight. The diet is presented in a very structured way with separate meal plans prescribed for the different phases involved. There is no severe calorie restriction in any of the phases, but there are several food restrictions, including cutting out wheat and dairy completely.

    How the Fast Metabolism Diet Works

    Fat Metabolism Diet is a 3-phase diet plan like several other weight loss diets out there. But one major difference is that the phases are not linear, with one following the other, as you generally find in other diet plans. They are cyclical, each of the 3 phases being 2-3 days long and repeating every week. The meal plans for these phases vary as follows:

    Phase 1: (Day 1 and Day 2) – High in carbohydrates with moderate amount of protein and low fat.

    Called ‘Unwind,’ this phase is meant to put our body at ease, since carbohydrates are easy to digest and are the body’s energy source of choice.

    Phase 2: (Day 3 and Day 4) – high in protein and vegetables, but low in both carbohydrates and fat.

    This phase is called ‘Unlock’ and is projected as promoting the utilization of stored fat because intake of dietary fats and carbohydrates is severely limited.

    Phase 3: (Days 5-7) – High in healthy fats with moderate amounts of carbohydrates and protein. It includes some fruit too. This phase is known as ‘Unleash’ and you are expected to continue fat burning at full swing, both the stored fat and the good fats you are taking.

    This phase should ideally coincide with weekends because it allows larger variety and liberal portions of all food groups as compared to the other two phases. Well, that makes Monday the best day to start the Phase1.

    Many weight loss diets advocate calorie confusion to keep the body from adapting to calorie restriction. But, as you can see, Fast Metabolism Diet is based on nutrient confusion, and prescribes varying amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrates on different days.

    During each phase, the portion sizes depend on how many pounds you want to lose. Contrary to expectation, larger portion sizes are recommended if one has more pounds to lose, and the portion sizes reduce as you progress in your weight loss journey. For example, the basic portion sizes are meant for people who have 20 pounds or less to lose, but if you need to lose more than 20 pounds, you should take basic portion size X 1½. Those who have over 40 pounds to lose should double their intake of vegetables along with 1½ times the basic portion of other foods at every meal.

    The basic plan consists of 4 weeks of cycling through the 3 phases, but if you still have extra weight after this period, the program can be repeated until you reach the target weight. You are expected to weigh yourself at the end of each 4-week set and regulate your food intake according to the number of pounds you still need to lose.

    Is Exercise Involved?

    Every phase of the Fast Metabolism diet has a prescribed exercise program that corresponds to the eating plan of that phase. For example, in Phase 1 that is usually on Mondays and Tuesdays, cardiovascular exercises are recommended, but not on both days. One of these two days should be set aside for an intense workout, but the other day you should take it easy to allow the body to recover.

    In Phase 2, the protein-rich meals should be accompanied by muscle-building exercises such as strength training with weightlifting. Contrary to what one would expect, Phase 3, with its calorie-rich meal plans high in fat and moderate amounts of the other two macronutrients, does not contain any heavy or vigorous activities. Gentle exercises like yoga or a session of body massage are prescribed for these days.

    Nutritional Profile

    The nutritional profile of the diet is a healthy mix of all macronutrients, so it is unlikely that dieters would have any nutritional deficiencies while they’re on this diet. You get sufficient amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats on a weekly basis even though daily intake may vary. Although fruit juices and dried fruit are excluded, one may get sufficient supply of vitamins, minerals, and fiber from vegetables and the fresh fruits allowed in each phase.

    The Cost Factor

    The Fast Metabolism Diet may appear to be quite cheap since the main expense involved is buying the diet book, which is available for as little as $5 for the kindle version. Even if you want the additional support offered by the cook book by the same author, it doesn’t cost a lot. But the actual cost of the diet is hidden; it is in getting all the meals according to the diet guidelines, while avoiding a host of common food ingredients like wheat, corn and soy products, sugar as well as all sweeteners, fruit juices, coffee, alcohol etc.

    Do Dieters Lose Weight on the Fast Metabolism Diet?

    Those who follow the Fast Metabolism Diet in letter and spirit obviously shed some pounds, but most of it can be attributed to cutting out sugar, processed foods, dairy and grains such as corn and wheat. It is not clear whether the nutrient confusion employed to manipulate metabolism has any great role in effecting weight loss. It is easy to see that the focus is on protein intake, which is generally accepted as helping weight loss by building muscle and increasing metabolic rate even at rest. So the diet may work as well as the many high-protein diets out there, if not better.

    Level of Effort

    The meal plans look rather liberal at first glance, but the food restrictions take quite a bit of effort to adhere to. The list is long, and you may find it quite impossible to follow it strictly, unless you cook every meal from fresh, basic ingredients. For instance, the basic Phase 2 menu includes 4oz meat or 6oz fish or ½ cup of cooked beans per meal along with unlimited vegetables and a slice of fruit per meal, which sounds like a good deal. But, you have to prepare these items without the use of any oil or fats and the vegetables and fruit have to be phase appropriate. And the only phase-appropriate fruit in this phase is lime and lemon.

    Conclusion

    Fast Metabolism Diet has several sensible guidelines for healthy eating and optimum nutrition, and it may be worth buying the diet book as well as the cookbook. However, it may not produce the quick weight loss results that one would expect from this extremely detail-oriented diet. Although the diet claims to be adaptable to vegetarian and vegan preferences, very few food choices are actually available, even with the concessions on dairy consumption.  The diet may be healthy, but not very practical for busy people. One may have to cook in large amounts to have all the meals ready throughout the week. People with lots of time and a whole lot of patience to cook the meals according to the menu can give it a try.

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    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Low FODMAP Diet Review

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    Although Irritable Bowel Syndrome is described as the most common reason for visiting a gastroenterologist as it affects about 10-20% of the general population, therapy doesn’t seem to be satisfying and successful. The most frequent characteristics of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are abdominal pain or discomfort combined with altered bowel habit. Most of the patients consider food as the main reason of their symptoms. The association between food intake and triggering of the symptoms lead doctors and dietitians to a number of different dietary approaches in order to reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Despite the number of approaches and attempts over the years, very few scientific evidence exists.

    How does Low-FODMAP diet work?

    According to a recently published paper, a diet that decreases the intake of foods containing indigestible and slowly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, called “FODMAPs”has attracted scientists’ attention and resulted to a growing number of studies that support its positive effect in most of the patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. “FODMAPs” comprise oligosaccharides (mostly fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides), sugar polyols,fructose in excess of glucose, and lactose in lactose malabsorbers. FODMAPs are found in many foods such as wheat and other grains, some dairy products, some vegetables and some fruits. Because the above carbohydrates are poorly absorbed, they increase luminal water and induce gas production, so the target of a low “FODMAPs” diet is to minimize their intake and avoid the osmotic effects and gases. The success of this dietary approach depends on detailed knowledge about the FODMAP composition of food commonly consumed.
    Common foods that their consumption should be limited Milk, Yogurt, Ice-cream, Fruit juices, High fructose corn syrup, Honey, Chickpeas, Apples, Wheat, Sugar substitutes such as mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol.

    Do People lose weight on Low-FODMAP diet?

    Despite the fact that the main purpose of this diet is not to battle obesity or cause weight loss, many people who are on a low-FODMAP diet, experience a reduction of their weight. This mainly happens when patients try to swap processed foods enriched with FODMAPS to fruits and vegetables. Low FODMAP diet means less simple carbohydrate consumption and this is another factor that can lead to weight loss. High fructose corn syrup is often considered as one of the causes of obesity, so the decreased consumption could help someone’s efforts on weight loss.

    Level of Effort

    The low FODMAP diet is usually recommended for 2-6 weeks. Although you have to limit the consumption of some certain foods, there are a number of good alternatives. For sure it is a diet that limits the food choices but it can improve the quality of life to a great extend. After a few weeks on the diet, you can try to eat a high FODMAP food in order to check how your body reacts with it. If there are no gastrointestinal reactions you can keep consuming this food and then try another food and gradually enrich your food choices. It is a process that needs time and effort but the results will reward you!

    Conclusion

    The low FODMAP diet can be tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Because of the complexity of the foods that should be avoided, the guidance of a trained dietitian is mandatory. The dietitian can ensure the sufficiency of your nutrition and provide healthy alternatives for the foods that you avoid eating .This diet does not cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but it can help you reduce the medication intake or even achieve a drug-free management of the symptoms.

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    Whole30 Diet Review

    Whole30 is a diet that claims to provide your body with a fresh restart after eliminating multiple foods groups for a strict 30 days. Does not seem so wholesome to me. Let's take a look at whether or not elimination diets really do have our best health in store.

    Review overview

    Summary

    Whole30 is a program in which men and women of all ages follow a diet that is supposedly “wholesome” for a consecutive 30 days.

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Creates intolerances
    • Minimal direct customer support
    • Eliminate several food groups at once
    • Extensive amount of time

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    2.4 10 Bad

    Must say, putting a month into a program seems like much more of a commitment than the week-long fad diets that some are willing to purchase. The Whole30 program is a 30-day plan that was created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig in 2009. In their autobiographies they both claim to be Certified Sports Nutritionists. However, where did they achieve these certifications? Did they simply have to pay an online certification fee or did they go through extensive credible courses?

    This is a program in which you eliminate several of the most common food groups and ingredients in hopes of giving your body a chance to restart. Elimination diets tend to raise a lot of skepticism. Our bodies function to their full potential when we consume the proper nutrients and uphold a balanced diet. Entirely cutting out food groups such as dairy, grains, and legumes does not create balance, instead in many cases it can create a depletion of critical nutrients. The Whole30 program hit the market as a book by the name of The Whole30: The 30 Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom that is priced at about $30 and is sold all over the web. Aside from the book, there are several PDF’s and downloads available to anyone interested on Whole30.com.

    Whole30 Claims

    In following the Whole30 diet program, the founders claim that you will cut cravings, change the way you think about food, change your habits, etc. They also claim that it can largely affect your health in a beneficial manner. There are stories featured on the website in which there is some truth behind these claims. However, if you do not fully follow the 30 days of elimination then their claims do not hold true and they make you very aware of that. You might as well have just not even started it at all.

    In order for your body to fully be restarted in the way that this is supposed to be designed to help you do, you are forbidden to get off track. Even a bite of something that is not permitted will have you back at Day 1 of this month long challenge. Do we really want to spend an entire month depriving ourselves of common food categories that are not even scientifically proven to be of any harm to our bodies in the first place?

    Does Whole30 Have Scientific Backing?

    There is no scientific evidence to prove that an elimination diet or “modified paleo” diet is healthy for you. In taking a look at the testimonials featured on the site itself, you will come across a list of medical professionals and their comments on the program. If I can offer you any advice it would be to observe the backgrounds of these doctors and understand that their title does not automatically give them credibility to deem a program such as this, successful or not. Doctors from avenues of family practice all the way to a spinal surgeon may give the program a thumbs up, but they are not certified nutritionists or dietitians, therefore their word is just as reliable in this field as your very own.

    Aside from the absence of peer-reviewed articles and scientific backing on this program, the developers’ credentials themselves are questionable. As I mentioned earlier, both Melissa and Dallas Hartwig have a title as certified sports nutritionists. This is closer to what we are looking for when looking for credibility, but the certification has absolutely no meaning if we are not informed on where they allegedly achieved these certifications. Melissa Hartwig who is the head of Whole30 has her CISSN. This is a credential from the International Society of Sports Nutrition that can be obtained online by anyone looking to pursue expertise and give advice in sports exercise and nutrition (you can have a 4 year degree in a completely different subject and still be eligible). If you are anything like me, you are probably confused as to why this knowledge of sports medicine is so pertinent to a diet plan that is primarily focused on the foods you consume (because it is not relevant)… As a matter of fact, exercise does not even have a role in the Whole30 program. All in all, such certifications may be valid but they do not give this program the rational foundation and scientific backing that it should have.

    Is Whole30 Effective?

    Naturally, if you begin to eliminate foods that contain unhealthy ingredients for a consecutive 30 days, your body will begin to shed pounds. You will lose weight as your body undergoes the cleansing process because you are forbidden to consume any foods that may cause the slightest effect on your body and it’s natural processes. But is it really necessary to remove an overwhelming amount of food categories (both healthy and unhealthy) to shed pounds?

    This program has been around for about 7 years now (amongst several similar programs) and there has yet to be a scientific study done that proves elimination diets to be effective. Don’t you think that if there was a sufficient amount of help rather than harm in participating in a routine like this we would have proven evidence?

    Clients that have tried this program and claim that it works may have found it effective due to the initial weight loss from the shock of being so restrictive and abruptly altering your eating habits. However, this effectiveness is very temporary and not even guaranteed.

    What are Whole30 Side Effects?

    In doing my research, there are definitely some high risk side effects that arise when you extract so many types of foods from your normal diet at one given time. The common side effects include fatigue and headaches as your body adjusts, but more importantly the lasting damage an elimination diet can create is what you do not want to face. A customer wrote a personal message to the “Dear Melissa” board that reads:

    “Now, however, I’m struggling with re-entry. It feels like every time I try a non-Whole30 food, I get bad stomach pain—the only food that hasn’t done this is rice. Kristin, Westchester, PA .

    This disadvantage is indeed a very daunting side effect. Unlike trying a food again for the first time in a while and having a weird reaction, developing an entire food group intolerance is at risk. As certified nutritionist, Keri Glassman, shares “I like people to be strict for four to seven days to give them a jump-start and reset the behaviors…But 30 days is a long time and can be very restrictive, especially if you have to start over.” That being said, why would you challenge yourself with such a concentrated diet for an entire thirty days to not even be certain that you will not endure more harm than help in the end?

    Whole30 Support

    for testimonials, having the Hartwigs come speak at an event, media inquiries, etc. However, if you are an individual seeking more information, they do not recommend that you use this address for your questions regarding the program because they get a large number of emails and may not return the personal inquiries in a timely manner (hey, at least they warn you). You click on the link that reads, “I need support during my Whole30” and they send you directly to a Google search engine (not a fan of this initial approach, it seems lazy). The next direction they send you in is to the forum in which there are moderators and a community of participants that raise concerns. If you do not find what you are looking for there, they recommend seeking support are their social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Whole30 is said to be a nutritional “reset” program to assist you in cutting out any bad or toxic foods and start anew. After in-depth research I have come to the conclusion that this program is too risky. Eliminating main food groups including any kind of sugar or artificial sugar, alcohol of any kind, grains, legumes, dairy, etc. for such an extensive period of time can be extremely harmful. Not only is it very challenging and impractical, but the minute you indulge in a bite of something that must be avoided or is not Whole30 approved, you must start all over or you will not reap the benefits this program claims to provide. After taking a closer look at the credentials and the lack of proven scientific studies behind the foundation of this program, it does not suffice. If you are looking to replenish your body, have youthful complexion and energy, rid your body of bloating, and ultimately kiss those unwanted pounds goodbye, I suggest you look into another program. 

     

    Resources

    1. “About Certification.” Institute for Functional Medicine. N.p., n.d. Web.
    2. Antonio, Jose, Marc Gann, Douglas Kalman, Frank Katch, Susan Kleiner, Richard Kreider, and Darryn Willoughby. “ISSN Roundtable: FAQs About the ISSN.”Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. BioMed Central, 2005. Web.
    3. Cahn, Megan. “Why the Whole30 Diet Is Taking Over Instagram.” ELLE. N.p., 2014. Web.
    4. “Does the Whole30 Diet Really Work?” LiveScience. TechMedia Network, n.d. Web.
    5. “The Whole30® Program.” The Whole30 Program. Web.

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    Genius Burn Review

    Nootropics Genius Burn is a caffeine free, thermogenic fat burner that is made by The Genius Brand. There are 60 capsules that come in one bottle for around $49.99 before shipping. It is supposed to help you burn fat, lose weight, and give you improved results just by taking 1-2 capsules 1-3 times per day. So what exactly does nootropics mean? If you are not familiar with this terminology, it is a drug that is used to help with improving memory and cognitive function. [1] The company that created Genius Burn is based out of Seattle, Washington, but they do not provide an address or any customer support outside of their e-mail form on the website. They push this product saying it works without having to incorporate any harmful stimulants, so I wanted to dig deeper on the effectiveness of this product as a whole for weight loss. Is this the best nootropics product out there, and does it live it up to the large claims that are being made?

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    Genius Burn Claims

    They claim, “Unlike any other formula on the market, Genius Burn features 9 clinically backed ingredients in efficacious doses that support both brain health & fat loss. The inclusion of these TESTED ingredients guarantees effectiveness, safety, and ultimately, results.” [2] Other claims regarding the ingredients are: “Boost memory, focus, & clarity without the use of cheap artificial stimulant like synthetic caffeine. Cognizin, AlphaSize, & TeaCrine come together to improve key brain functions (nootropic) including concentration & focus while protecting neural tissue from free radicals.”

    In addition to increasing the metabolic rate and stimulating thermogenesis, Genius Burn boasts sensoril ashwagandha, which has shown to reduce stress, combat overeating, and enhance mood. It also helps weight management through cortisol regulation. In place of synthetic caffeine, Genius Burn boasts 200mg of clinically studied TeaCrine. Known for its increase in mental energy without the crash, it provides a great alternative to caffeine. [2]

    These are some of the main claims involving their ingredients, but there are no outside studies done to prove why these ingredients really do work.

    They warn if you are pregnant or breastfeeding not to take this product, and if you have certain medical conditions to run it by your doctor before taking it. These are simple precautions, but they are to be followed. It is also not advised to take this diet pill if you are under 18 years of age, especially without an adult's consent.

    Genius Burn Ingredients

    Camellia sinensis leaf extract, tuber fleeceflower root extract, loranthus parasiticus extract, ashwagandha, glycoside conjugates, theacrine, cognizin, alphasize, GS4, paradoxine, capsimax, astragin, and huperzia serrata. [3]

    There wasn’t much information on alphasize, but there was a study involving theacrine (otherwise known as TeaCrine) and its effects on cognitive performance and how it compares to actual caffeine. They studied 20 different healthy men between the ages of 18 and 31, and all of these men were regular consumers of caffeine. Each day they were given either theacrine, caffeine, or a placebo. Both the caffeine and the theacrine contained around 150 mg. Each participant had to come in three days in a row, at the same time in the morning with strict rules regarding resting, diet, and stimulation.

    So what was their finding? All of the participants completed the study and they found:

    Our data indicates that acute intake of the theacrine-containing dietary supplement TheaTrim does not significantly alter heart rate or blood pressure in healthy men or women. Moreover, neither TheaTrim nor caffeine alone improves cognitive performance in a statistically significant manner. However, TheaTrim does appear to favorably impact multiple subjective feelings related to energy and mood compared to caffeine and a placebo. [5]

    Lastly, I wanted to touch on ashwagandha, because the company states that this ingredient can reduce stress, give you a better mood, and reduce your appetite. While there are studies that show this ingredient can reduce stress there are no studies that prove it can combat overeating. Instead, it is traditionally used for medicinal purposes. “The health applications for ashwagandha in traditional Indian and Ayurvedic medicine are extensive. Of particular note is its use against tumors, inflammation (including arthritis), and a wide range of infectious diseases.” [7]
    8] While they do not mention anything about this ingredient, I wanted to touch on it in case you were unaware of its functions.

    Word On The Street About Genius Burn

    When looking into these nootropic supplement reviews, it was rather insightful to see how people were reacting to this product overall. There were a majority of happy customers versus unhappy, which was nice to see. However, with those who were unhappy there was a lot of feedback about the product making them sick, giving them headaches, or doing nothing at all. Take a look below at the mixture of reviews on the supplement Genius Burn.

    V.L. (5.21.17, 1 star) said,

    While I admit it seemed to be burning fat, I felt just AWFUL! Though I increased water consumption as suggested, I had headaches, stomach aches, and jittery feeling. I was hoping a non-caffeine product would be more do-able. If you have a sensitive system like me, it may not be for you. [9]

    Jeannie (2.12.17, 1 star)   said,

    I cannot tell any difference before or after taking this. About the only thing I've noticed is the uptick in heartburn episodes. I don't feel more energy, enhanced concentration, or any noticeable weight loss. Honestly, why companies are allowed to sell this junk with the claims they make is beyond me. [10]

    Jela (1.6.17, 4 star) said,

    The Bottom Line: Is Genius Burn Worth A Try?

    Insufficient Data. There is something about a caffeine free, thermogenic fat burning pill that just doesn’t add up, as it almost seems too good to be true. There were some customers who were happy with the results, however, but the company could not provide one study as to why their product really does work. For those who were unhappy, it was apparent that the product really didn’t work for them at all! Headaches, foul taste from the supplement, and sickness were some of the main complaints. For some it apparently worked, but it is hard to know if they were paid or not for a nice review. There really isn’t enough data to say stay away from the product, but there is not enough evidence to make me believe that this product will truly help with fat loss and metabolic stimulation either.

    Review Sources

    1. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nootropic?s=t
    2. http://supplementsmarter.com/product/genius-burn/
    3. https://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-BURN-Thermogenic-Suppressant-Ashwagandha/dp/B01GP2Y3BS
    4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695184/
    5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4663612/
    6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/
    7. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2039005
    8. https://noxnutrients.com/what-is-astragin-exactly/ 
    9. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RXDGRGJCWPFSI/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GP2Y3BS
    10. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3R9DSOV1LVQ8S/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GP2Y3BS
    11. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/ROP809FWTUFGQ/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GP2Y3BS

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    Simply Weight Loss Review

    Is Weight Loss Really That Simple?

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    The Bottom Line: Is Simply Weight Loss Worth a Try? 

    No, based on Insufficient data provided. While there is anecdotal evidence that Simply Weight Loss has worked for a few people, there isn’t enough scientific proof to actually be sure. With there being so little data and the extreme prices, it’s not even worth purchasing to test for possible results. Those who want to lose weight would likely be better off trying a diet that is backed by science. Such a diet would be more likely to provide the results dieters really want.

    Losing weight is hard work, so many people look for a solution to help them get on track. Simply Weight Loss promises to be one such solution.  

    In order to follow the Simply Weight Loss diet, you need to purchase a kit. Each kit lasts for six weeks and contains the Simply Weight Loss pills you’ll take to lose weight. 

    • The Peak Performance Kit is $525 (The company promises the best results with it) 
    • The Intro Kit is $425 
    • Simply Day and Nighttime Kit is $219 

    Let’s take a closer look at how this diet works.  

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    Articles, reviews and investigations are our own opinion, and written based on the information publicly available or simply contacting the companies. We try our best to stay up to date with constantly changing information. If you find any information inaccurate, please email us, we’ll verify for accuracy and update it.

    Simply Weight Loss Claims 

    Simply Weight Loss claims that people can double their weight loss within six weeks by using the products contained in the kits. Along with losing 15–22 pounds in six weeks, the company states the Simply Weight Loss products target that hard-to-lose belly fat while toning and tightening the skin. 

    Simply Weight Loss also claims to support the cardiovascular system, smooth out wrinkles, and control the body’s inflammatory response. 

    In addition, the manufacturer states the products help with sleep and mood while increasing energy levels and relieving stress. 

    These claims mean Simply Weight Loss isn’t meant to be merely a diet solution. It’s supposed to boost people’s overall health and well-being.  

    Simply Weight Loss Ingredients/Plan 

    Simply Weight Loss consists of a three-step plan. Dieters need to drink water, take the herbs provided in the kit, and eat enough food. In fact, while other diets cut calories, Simply Weight Loss encourages people to eat enough so they can maintain their energy levels while losing weight. 

    The Peak Performance Kit

    Touted as the option for those who want accelerate weight loss. This kit includes: 

    • Day and Nighttime Formula 
    • EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) 
    • 2 Carbo-Block 
    • 1 Small and 1 Large Fat Stabilizer 
    • 1 Water Bottle  

    The Intro Kit

    This kit includes: 

    • 6 Week Supply Day and Night Time Formula 
    • 1 Essential Fatty Acids 
    • 1 Carbo-Block 
    • 1 Small Fat Stabilizer 
    • Water Bottle (sizes and colors may vary) 

    Lastly, the Day and Nighttime Kit, which according to Simply Weight Loss, these products are the most important aspects of the diet to losing the weight. 

    The Herbs

    The Simply Weight Loss pills contain an assortment of herbs. These pills include: 

    • Bladderwrack 
    • Chromium 
    • Fo-Ti 
    • Guarana 
    • Hawthorn Berry 
    • Iodine 
    • Licorice Root 
    • Citrus Aurantium 
    • Mate 
    • Magnolia Bark 
    • Uva-Ursi 
    • Vanadium 
    • Calcium Phosphate 
    • Cascara Sagrada 
    • Chamomile 
    • Fennel 
    • Orange Peel 
    • Senna 
    • Valerian Root 

    The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Simply Weight Loss 

    There has yet to be any clinical research backing up the claims made by Simply Weight Loss. However, some of the ingredients used in the Simply Weight Loss pills have proven benefits.  

    Chromium is one such ingredient with proven results. Studies show chromium regulates insulin. Insulin is responsible for maintaining normal blood sugar levels in the body and metabolizing carbohydrates, this makes it easier to lose weight. 

    Iodine is also present in the Simply Weight Loss products. Research has shown that it stimulates the metabolism. Iodine stimulates thyroid hormones and boosts the immune system function because of its antibacterial effects on the human body. With a properly working thyroid, many people experience weight loss naturally. 

    Simply Weight Loss pills also include Magnolia Bark which helps lower anxiety and stress. One study found that Relora reduces cortisol levels, and the participants reported less depression, anger, fatigue, tension, and overall stress. Relora contains a combination of tree bark extracts, including magnolia bark, so this study backs up Simply Weight Loss claims.  

    Questionable Evidence

    Guarana is also in Simply Weight Loss pills, but the evidence for this supplement it isn’t as clear-cut. Simply Weight Loss claims that it helps stimulate the blood flow, and that reduces headaches in those who take it. Guarana contains caffeine, and research has shown that caffeine can prevent headaches. However, when combined with caffeine in energy drinks, it can damage a person’s cardiovascular health, according to a study. In fact, some young adults have been admitted to emergency rooms after ingesting guarana-based energy drinks. While caffeine is not listed as an ingredient in Simply Weight Loss, dieters need to be aware of potential side effects.  

    The evidence for hawthorn berry is also found in Simply Weight Loss pills. SWL claims that it normalizes blood pressure, and that is partially true. A study of diabetics with hypertension found that hawthorn reduces diastolic blood pressure but does not have an impact on systolic blood pressure. That means it doesn’t reduce the pressure your heart exerts when pumping blood through your body.  

    Citrus Aurantium is included in Simply Weight Loss pills to boost energy and suppress the appetite. It’s also supposed to increase metabolic rates and help people burn more calories. This supplement became popular after Ephedra was banned in the US by the FDA for causing severe life-threatening or disabling conditions in some people. 

    While these herbs have at least some evidence to back up Simply Weight Loss claims, others do not.

    Not Quite Beneficial

    Bladderwrack is supposed to regulate the amount of iodine in the thyroid. This is important since the thyroid keeps your metabolism running, and that’s needed to burn fat. However, scientific studies have yet to prove this. 

    Fo-ti is supposed to prevent premature aging while increasing energy and fertility. While some preliminary research in China has found that it might improve immune function, high cholesterol, and constipation, there is no evidence to suggest that it actually rejuvenates the body.  

    Simply Weight Loss claims that licorice root has a soothing effect on your stomach when combined with herbal formulas, but research does not back up that claim. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health states that while studies on licorice root have been completed, researchers do not have enough evidence to support its use for health conditions. It can even be dangerous. If licorice root is taken in large doses over a long period of time, it can lower potassium levels and cause high blood pressure. That can eventually lead to muscle and heart issues.  

    While many of the ingredients are used based on scientific studies, no study has been done to show how these ingredients interact with one another or if, when taken together, they provide a healthy alternative for weight loss.  

    Word on the Street About Simply Weight Loss 

    A large majority of reviews that were found on SWL are positive. Many people claim that it makes it easier for them to sleep, and they feel more energized when they wake up in the mornings. 

    That’s not all. According to testimonial and social media reviews, this product helps people achieve their weight loss goals. It jump-starts weight loss and makes it easier to keep the weight off for the long term. 

    While the Simply Weight Loss reviews are positive, they are also limited. There are only a few Simply Weight Loss reviews available online.  

    The Bottom Line: Is Simply Weight Loss Worth a Try? 

    No, based on Insufficient data provided. While there is anecdotal evidence that Simply Weight Loss has worked for a few people, there isn’t enough scientific proof to actually be sure. With there being so little data and the extreme prices, it’s not even worth purchasing to test for possible results. Those who want to lose weight would likely be better off trying a diet that is backed by science. Such a diet would be more likely to provide the results dieters really want.

    Resources

    Hua, Yinan et al. “Molecular mechanisms of chromium in alleviating insulin resistance” Journal of nutritional biochemistry vol. 23,4 (2012): 313-9.

    Ahad, Farhana and Shaiq A Ganie. “Iodine, Iodine metabolism and Iodine deficiency disorders revisited” Indian journal of endocrinology and metabolismvol. 14,1 (2010): 13-7.

    Talbott, Shawn M et al. “Effect of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense (Relora®) on cortisol and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition vol. 10,1 37. 7 Aug. 2013, doi:10.1186/1550-2783-10-37

    “SWL Today -.” SWL Today –, swltoday.com/.

    “Citrus Aurantium.” NeuroImage, Academic Press, www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/citrus-aurantium.

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    Anavar Review

    Don't Mistake A Steroid For A Diet Supplement

    Anavar Review© by http://www.teragonlabs.co/anavar-20

    Anavar is a steroid that is not legal to purchase for consumption to the general public. The only way you can obtain Anavar otherwise known as Oxandrolone is through a prescription. Teragon Labs is one of the manufacturers for Anavar. The bottle comes with 50 oral tablets. Body builders are famous for getting their hands on Anavar because it is a chemical compound, otherwise known as an anabolic steroid. [1] Anavar is meant to help bulk your muscle and lean your body out at the same time. The product came out in 1962 and it was named Anavar over code name Anabolic Androgenic Steroid, and it was originally produced by company G.D Searle and Co.

    How Anavar Works

    This is an oral pill and nothing more than that generally taken in cycles of 6 weeks. The user will take it daily anywhere from 2-4 times per day and do their workouts, all while waiting to see results. It is not recommended to take more than 100mg each day. Oxandrolone was originally created to help people gain weight. It was also meant for bone pain relief from osteoporosis. [2] For example, people lying in a hospital bed may lose muscle mass so this steroid helped them regain their muscle mass.

    This drug is three times more powerful than testosterone, so do keep in mind this if you are interested in taking it due to potential side effects (more on that later). It can be used for both men and women simply because it is aromatizing and has a low chance of virilization (which means females start to take on male characteristics). [3] It a nutshell the product will help carry more oxygen to your muscles by decreasing your overall red blood cell levels. Simply put, it allows the user to work out for longer periods of time without fatigue.

    This product goes in cycles of 6 weeks, meant to be taken no more than 100 mg per day.

    Safety or Lack of Behind Anavar

    It is not sold to the general public, and comes with massive side effects. I would not call this product safe by any means for anyone to take. Sure, you might feel good at the time while taking it (maybe) but it is an anabolic steroid that will pose risks when taking it. It can be toxic to the lover, so drinking alcohol and mixing this steroid is not a good idea. The risks of taking Anavar include:

    • Testosterone Suppression- risks throwing natural testosterone levels off.
    • Increases LDL cholesterol while suppressing the HDL cholesterol- aka potential cardiovascular issues.
    • Hair loss
    • Acne
    • Possible interference with the bodies estrogen levels (female).

    Anavar Chemical Properties

    “Oxandrolone (AKA Anavar) Chemical Name: 17?-hydroxy-17?-methyl-2-oxa-5?-androstane-3-one Molecular Weight: 306.44 g/mol Formula: C19H30O3 Original Manufacturer: Searle Laboratories (Pfizer Inc.) Half Life: 8-9 hours Detection Time: 3-4 weeks Anabolic Rating: 322 – 630 Androgenic Rating: 24” [4]

    No this is not a safe steroid to take, even though it is touted as the safest steroid (if you have to take one).

    Anavar: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    If you are a patient on bed rest in the hospital with no means to move, this will be a game changer for you when administered by the doctors not to lose your muscle definition. The dosages are typically pretty low (30 mg). This is the only pro I see. It is a mild steroid, and yes there are more harsh ones on the market but it is still illegal in the United States (con). The side effects are also a large con in my book, as there are too many wild card factors to take into consideration when taking Anavar. Even though it is not a potent androgenic steroid, that does not mean it is okay to take to become more built.

    Lastly, it is an expensive steroid to get your hands on! For 60 pills of 10 mg each it can cost around $150. For a four week cycle it will cost over $450, so it is also not affordable by any means!

    The only pro in using this steroid is at a medical level for patients who need to maintain muscle.

    The Bottom Line

    At the end of the day, just walk away. It is not for sale legally to the general public without a prescription, but can be found in an illegal way which I do not recommend trying out. With side effects, and a high cost it just does not seem like a smart purchase. There are better, safer, and more affordable ways to get lean and cut like a body builder and it will entail hard work and discipline. Stay away from Anavar if you love your body, and want to nourish it well!

    References

    Anavar (Oxandrolone) – A Medical Review – Evolutionary.org. www.evolutionary.org/anavar-oxandrolone-a-medical-review-online/.

    “Oxandrolone Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing.” WebMD, WebMD, www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8822/oxandrolone-oral/details.

    “The Truth About Anavar – Everything You Need To Know From A Real User.” Iron Junkies, ironjunkies.com/anavar-review.

    “Anavar (Oxandrolone) – Steroids Profile.” Steroid Abuse, www.steroidabuse.org/steroid-profiles/anavar/#toc1.

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