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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    Zero Calories May Not Be The Way To Go After All

    Many of us assume that when we see that there are zero calories in a product, it is a free for all. This is a very misconstrued mindset that many of us have. Zero calories does not mean that it is your best option, in fact often times it is very questionable. The concept of […]

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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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    GMO’s: What Are They, And What Is All The Recent Hype?

    Assuming that most of us readers are health conscious and concerned with the ingredients that we put into our bodies, GMO’s are not something that we are in favor of.

    Assuming that most of us readers are health conscious and concerned with the ingredients that we put into our bodies, GMO’s are not something that we are in favor of. On the other hand if GMO’s in your food do not concern you, they most definitely should. In today’s day and age we have a plentiful amount of information through the development of technology and science that we are educated on what ingredients are used in the foods we consume and how they affect our health.

    Let’s begin by defining what GMO’s actually are. Many of us have read “GMO-free” or “Non-GMO” on several packages just as frequently (if not more) than “gluten-free”, “dairy-free”, and so on. This labeling is common in the food industry to allow buyers to understand the quality of food they are getting. GMO is an acronym for “Genetically Modified Organism”. GMO’s have two categories. The first being that any agricultural product that has been altered scientifically to change the way that it was found in nature and then is manufactured for consumers is considered a GMO. Processed foods are a very prevalent example of foods that have been genetically engineered. The nutrients within them have been altered scientifically which means that may not be as nutritious as if they were found organically in nature. The other category of GMO happens through the process of cross-pollination that can occur when certain crops have ancestors that have been genetically altered for commercial production or naturally by bees and wind. That being said, what is the actual harm to our bodies?

    The Crops That Fall Into The First Category As High Risk Include:

    • Canola
    • Cotton
    • Alfalfa
    • Corn
    • Sugar Beets
    • Zucchini
    • Tomatoes
    • Salmon
    • Yellow Summer Squash
    • Papaya
    • Soy

    The Common Crops In The Second Category, Still At Risk Due To Cases Of Cross-Pollination Include:

    • Potatoes
    • Flax
    • Wheat
    • Chard
    • Table Beets
    • Bok Choy
    • Acorn Squash
    • Rice

    Food and crops that are in danger of being considered GMO’s include many more than the brief list of foods mentioned above. Often times it can be difficult to know whether or not the foods you are eating are good or not for you. We know the rules of balance and moderation, but false labeling and claims can get quite tricky.

    What Is The Easiest Way To Tell?

    In hopes of making it easier for consumers to differentiate between foods that have been genetically modified versus those that have not, a seal with a little butterfly that you may recognize was developed and quickly spread across North America. The seal reads, “Non-GMO Project Verified”. Although many companies claim to be “GMO-free”, if they do not have the seal they have not gone through a third party verification process. The Non-GMO Project is the only organization and third party for all of the United States and Canada that offers independent verification. In fact, this may come as a shock to you but companies that often times claim to be free of GMO’s on their packaging are not even legally or scientifically defensible. This is concerning to hear, but at least we know that with the proper seal we should be in good hands right?

    Well, that is the idea at least. In the past month there has been debate over a very important bill for our food industry. The bill was rallied in hopes of preventing the requirement of food labeling amongst the states. There have been a few states, such as Vermont, that will require the foods on the market to be labeled as free of genetically modified organisms in the upcoming months. Requirements such as these make it extremely difficult for farmers and workers in the agricultural business to keep up. They must be extremely careful of the crops and from there on, the producers and manufacturers must be extremely cautious as well. Although, as consumers it may seem like a no brainer, of course we should have the right to know whether or not the foods that we purchase have been genetically engineered or not. That is one thing, but the issue lies in the term requirement. As more and more states adopt it as a requirement that the foods that are being sold by grocers state that they are free of GMO’s, it will not be easy. GMO’s are not banned in any way, they are considered safe to eat. By making for certain that all foods are labeled as GMO-free, businesses are going to face a lot of strife. This will be very costly to reconfigure and could put a large damper on the some of the successful icons in the food industry.

    As of March 16th 2016, The Biotechnology Labeling Solutions Act did not pass in the Senate. While the bill needed 60 votes, it only received 48. This bill would have had the power to overrule the state’s requirements of food labeling like Vermont was going to enact in July. It would have removed the restrictions that are already in place regarding farms with GMO’s and organic farms. There are already around 150 requirements in place to prevent organic farms being contaminated, but these would no longer be if the bill had been passed. Lastly, the bill would promote GMO’s in a way that they would not be recognized in the way that they are now, as “unhealthy”.

    Ultimately, this debate could go on and on depending on where you stand and your environment. Seeing as how it was not passed yet, it is safe to say that you should take advantage of the package labeling and use it as a tool to make you more aware of what has been certified as healthy for your body. The next time you go to buy a bag of popcorn, if you can remember, make sure and look for that little butterfly seal that says “Non-GMO project” for an assured decision. As for the products that you purchase that do not necessarily have this verification, you do not have to be skeptic but just be aware. It is always important to be informed on the food, nutrients, or lack thereof that you are consuming.

     

     

     

    Resources:

    Strom, Stephanie. “Bill to Stop States Requiring Labeling of GMO Foods Fails.”The New York Times. The New York Times, 2016. Web.

    “GMO Food Labeling Bill Does Not Pass in Senate.” SFGate. Web

    “Bill Blocking GMO Labels Stalls In Senate, But Battle Is Far From Over.” NPR. NPR. Web.

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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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    Twist It Up: Infuse Your H2O

    Considering the fact that we are told to drink around eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, it can get a tad bit boring...

    Considering the fact that we are told to drink around eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, it can get a tad bit boring. Altogether that adds up to about 1.9 liters worth. For some of us this is not a problem and for others it is like force feeding. Often times we get so caught up with our daily tasks that drinking water becomes just one more thing to remember. It can be easy to forget so it is best to keep a water bottle in your primary vicinity at all times. Get a large water bottle to keep at the office, one that easily fits in a cup holder for your car, and a chic one that you can take from place to place with you. No matter how rad your water bottle can be, it does not change the fact that water inside of it can get very humdrum. What if you did something to twist up the plain taste a little?

    Naturally infusing water with different herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even spices is a refreshing way to add flavor to your water without adding any unnecessary sugar or artificial flavors. I am sure we have all heard how healthful adding lemon to water is for us. Aside from the health benefits and the fact that it is said to be a great way to speed up your metabolism, the lemon adds a nice tart taste. Drinking water with lemon is a very common way to infuse water and people swear by it. If we recall back to when Beyoncé had baby Blue Ivy and was on the fast track to getting her body back to the way it was before pregnancy, her waistline trimmed down tremendously quick. Beyoncé shared with Vogue that this was the case due in part to “drinking at least a gallon of water with lemon a day.” A gallon is really taking that rule of at least 8 glasses to the next level, but then again we are talking Beyoncé, so does that come as a surprise that she would take it up a notch?

    Well, lemon is great and all but there are several other flavors that you can infuse your water with. Seeing as how spring is approaching, the weather is going to start heating up and strawberries are now in season. Strawberries have agents that help protect your immune system as well. In order to add some sweet strawberry flavor to your water you will begin by slicing the strawberries very thin. Once you have prepared the fruit, toss it into a bottle of cold water. Essentially it does not matter if the water is in the bottle first or if you add it after the strawberry. Then place the cup, bottle, or pitcher into the refrigerator and allow it to infuse the flavor overnight. Keep in mind that there is no exact measurement when it comes to making your flavored water. Typically you would make ⅓ of the beverage with the strawberry, and the other two thirds would be the water. After all, it just comes down to your preference and how potent you would like the flavor to be.

    Let’s take a look at other options to infuse your water with and the benefits that they could add to your simple glass of water.

    Herbs

    Mint: Mint is a great way to add a breath freshening taste to your glass, along with the added benefit that it is helpful when it comes to indigestion. Not to mention, mint goes well with almost any other flavor.

    Sage: This herb is very helpful when it comes it to lowering cholesterol and goes great with citrus.

    Rosemary: This herb gives a nice flowery light taste to your glass of water while it is also said to help with cognitive function and protecting the brain from damage.

    Basil: Basil is known to help clear up skin and a great stress reliever. Pour yourself a glass with basil when work is getting a little stressful!

    Fruits

    Cantaloupe: Very sweet taste along with a significant dose of potassium makes this a great option.

    Grapefruit: This adds a slightly bitter-sweet taste while providing you with some Vitamin A.

    Kiwi: This is a delicious source of Vitamin C, while adding a tad of sweetness to your hydration.

    Raspberries: Add a sweet and tart flavor while giving you some antioxidants at the same time.

    Watermelon: Watermelon is primarily made up of water to begin with, so this flavor will be very subtle.

    Vegetables

    Cucumbers: This adds a refreshing and very fresh and healthy feel to your glass of H2O.

    Carrots: A great source of antioxidants and dietary fiber, which is fantastic for blood circulation.

    Celery: This is a great aid in digestion and is a very hydrating veggie to begin with.

    Spices

    Ginger: Ginger adds a great flavor and is fantastic for your complexion.

    Cinnamon Stick: If you have issues with your blood sugar, incorporating a cinnamon stick into your water will really benefit you.

     

    This is just a short list of some of our favorite ways to infuse water. Mixing some of these ingredients will make for a nice blend in your water as well. Another fun thing to do is add some bubbles to the mix. Whether the water is sparkling or still, it is the same old water. Often times, turning your plane jane glass of water into a little spritzer makes it much more exciting to drink. If you are one that takes a liking to soda, this seltzer alternative is a great way to get that carbonation in without all of the syrup and sugar. The carbonation infused water also goes well with cocktails if you are doing your best to keep a clean diet, but like to have a drink every once in awhile. This freshly squeezed infused water is a great alternative. Feel free to get creative with your ingredients; after all it is simply water so nothing can hurt!

     

     

    Resources:

    “11 Natural Ways to Infuse Your Water.” P&G Everyday. Web.

    “6 Detoxifying, Fruit-Infused Waters That'll Make Your Skin Glow.” Marie Claire. 2014. Web.

    “How to Make Infused Water | Simply Infused Water.” Nutrition Stripped Simply Infused Water Comments. 2013. Web.

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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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    How Does She Do It: Cameron Diaz

    From Charlie’s Angels to The Body Book, Cameron Diaz is a celebrity icon with an exemplary wellness and fitness routine that is repeatedly evident in her words, actions, and figure.

    From Charlie’s Angels to The Body Book, Cameron Diaz is a celebrity icon with an exemplary wellness and fitness routine that is repeatedly evident in her words, actions, and figure. Taking a look back when she starred in the popular movie by the name of Charlie’s Angels (at the age of 26), until today (at the age of 43), Diaz has upheld an incredible physique and should most definitely serve as an example of how to care for your wellbeing and whole self.

    Leaving her smoking addiction, weak build, and poor diet (which lead to excessive blemishes) behind, she committed to change and has been about it ever since. She began this new lifestyle as she trained for her role in the crime/thriller film at the age of 26. No matter what age you are, you are capable of making a change. In fact, she sheds more light on this in the April 2016 issue of Women’s Health magazine. So keep an eye out for any further insight!

    The Body Book was published a little less than three years ago by Cameron Diaz in hopes of inspiring readers to make changes to enrich their lives by sharing her advice, experiences, and passion for health. This is a guide to the proper mindsets and practices for success in every aspect of life. Not only is Cameron Diaz a stunning Hollywood star on screen, she is a strong woman with incredible work ethic and discipline. That being said, I have pulled a couple of quotes from her book to gain an understanding of, and hopefully inspire you in such a way that compels to create a call to action.

    Choice

    “The responsibility to be healthy is in your hands—no one else is going to do it for you. So ask yourself: do you want to live in a body that allows you to do the things you want to do, a body that is full of health and capability, that you are proud to call your own? Because it’s your choice.” (Diaz 2013)

                This may seem incredibly obvious, but if you really break it down you will find that this quote has a lot of depth. Each new day that we wake up, we are faced with making thousands of decisions. Decisions are made amongst choices. In every situation, every action, and every thought, you have a choice. Upon waking up you have the choice to get out of bed or not, to stay awake or fall back asleep, these are amongst the simplest of choices that we are faced with. If you were to take a typical Monday and breakdown everything that occurs, you would be overwhelmed by the amount of choices you make (whether they were thought out or subliminally by routine). To live the life you yearn to live you must have a healthy mind and healthy body. They are a team and work together to make all that you do, actually happen. Choosing to take the best care of your body that you possibly can is your own responsibility and needs to be a choice that make you make each day just as simply as the choice to get out of bed. Once you choose to uphold that responsibility day in and day out, in every decision you make, you will create a habit and find yourself at your optimum potential.

    Nutrition & Activity

    “When it comes to your nutrition, you are what you eat. When it comes to your fitness, you are how you move. Movement shapes your muscles, strengthens your heart and lungs, sharpens your brain and elevates your mood.” (Diaz 2013)

                Indeed, it is as simple as you are what you eat when it comes to nutrition. If you make healthy decisions with the food you consume, you will be rewarded with energy, positive emotions, motivation, and confidence. Whereas if you choose to splurge on unhealthy foods, it will eventually reflect negatively in your health issues, feelings, self-image, and overall attitude. Then again, if it were that simple, we all would be extremely healthy and this would not even be a discussion. The problem that we all face is the temptation of immediate gratification. From eating sugar to kicking back on the couch watching our favorite reality T.V. shows, we are fulfilling an immediate gratification that will do everything but better us in the long-term (long-term being just a few hours later). As with all things in life, balance is key. By making the choice to eat sugar you will immediately have a boost in energy, happiness, and will have depleted a craving, but then you crash and feel lower than you were before you even indulged. Never mind all the psychological and digestion issues with having a poor diet. On the other hand, when it comes to exercise: If you choose to rest on the couch for an episode of Real Housewives more times than not, you are not enriching your life and routine. This is fine to do from time to time, but these are not the sorts of choices you want to make a habit of. Take a minute to write out a list of healthy nutritious foods that you enjoy, and make a habit of eating clean. As for exercise, repeat this process and make a list of activities that you enjoy and that intrigue you. The more you indulge in the good, the less room there is for the bad. When you have exhausted these lists, do it again with a new list. Approach each day knowing what you will become with the decision of proper nutrition and movement.

    Will Power

    “One of my favorite sayings is “Pain is weakness leaving your body.” Isn’t that such a great thing to know? When you push through to the other side of pain, you are stronger for it; you let go of weakness and build resilience in your mind and body. Because the more you resist giving up when you can actually keep going, the more your mind will also adapt—it will learn that it is capable and it will power you through the pain.” (Diaz 2013)

    Never overdo it, but most definitely push yourself to new heights. The feeling of achievement that comes along with reaching new goals is one of the best there is. Not only will you physically be helping your body to be in better shape both aesthetically and in building up endurance, but you will also be empowering your mind and taking control of the negative thoughts. When we give up on ourselves, we are falling victim to our mind. By pushing past such hindering thoughts, you expand your mind and will explore more and more. This exploration will become a habit and in turn the willpower to achieve more than you had ever imagined, will be inevitable.

    Choice, nutrition, activity, and will power are the four pillars that have the power to change your life. You may not be able to excel at all four of them simultaneously, but if one thing is for certain, do not give up. Make slight adjustments to each category and in due time the results will stun you. Be patient as your dreams will not be reached over night, but that is the beauty in creating positive habits that will foster your grow into becoming your absolute best self. Taking such advice from a woman of the caliber that Cameron Diaz has created for herself is a great way to begin!

     

     

    Resources:

    Ramsdale, Suzannah. “So This Is What We've Learnt About Cameron Diaz After Reading Her Health And Fitness Book…” Marie Claire. Web.

    Diaz, Cameron. The Body Book. 1st ed. Harper Wave, 2013. Print.

    Morril, Hannah. “No Matter Where You Are in Life, Cameron Diaz Has Some Advice for You.” Women's Health. Web.

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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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    Apple Cider Vinegar: What Does It Really Do For You?

    We have all seen the gorgeous complexion of Miranda Kerr and Scarlett Johansson as well as Heidi Klum’s amazing figure. This does not just come along with fame, so what is their secret?

    Well we could assume that they use high-end facial products and have personal trainers, but it is actually much less expensive and simpler than that. Apple Cider Vinegar is their secret. Well, not such a hidden fact anymore. Over the past few years several celebrities have disclosed in interviews that they swear by incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar into their daily routines. They do this in several ways whether it be making a tonic before meals in the morning, adding a teaspoon or two to their salad dressing, or even by using it topically.

    We are familiar with the hype of green drinks, cleanses, and fermented drinks such as Kombucha, but Apple Cider Vinegar seems to be the most practical. It serves as a natural agent that is actually a common household item with numerous benefits both internally, externally for your body, and even your living space. As with anything, there are going to be scientifically proven claims, false claims, and everything in between, but after careful review of testimonials and reading up on studies that have been done all over the world, this seems like a reliable product. The best part is, there are no harmful side effects when used in proper moderation so you really should have no concerns. That being said, we have put together a list of about eight benefits and uses that you may leave you with no choice other than to give it a try!

    8 Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

    1. Blood Sugar Levels

    Apple Cider Vinegar is great for people that suffer from Type 2 diabetes. It is actually said to work in the same way as many medications. Diabetics participated in a study in which they were very impressed with their results. By consuming two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar before bed, their glucose levels had dropped significantly by the morning time. Whether you have diabetes or not, the anti glycemic factor of the acid is helpful to stabilizing blood sugar levels and overall health.

    2. Supports Digestion

    The power of probiotics is well-known and is very prevalent in yogurt and fermented products. Many times you will reach for a cup of yogurt as a nice source of probiotics over sauerkraut, but why not just down a tablespoon or two of Apple Cider Vinegar to get the job done. This vinegar not only aids in digestion but it also helps out the liver and the spleen.

    3. Curbs Cravings

    Going hand in hand with the above benefit of supporting digestion. If you consume Apple Cider Vinegar about 30 minutes prior to consuming a meal you will be much less likely to indulge in other harmful cravings that usually spike up throughout the day. According to Heidi Klum, her cravings can be curbed with a simple whiff of the substance.

    4. Weight Loss

    Well with the understanding that this natural substance can support digestion and curb cravings, it is bound to have some effect on weight loss. There have been studies done to prove that those that consumed 1 to 2 tablespoons each morning lost more weight than those that did not partake in this routine. The participants in the study all had a relatively similar diet and exercise schedule, leading the observers to believe that the Apple cider vinegar did indeed play a role in getting rid of unwanted pounds. The acetic acid that the Apple cider vinegar contains can actually block some of the carbohydrates that you consume by interfering with the enzymes while in the stomach, in turn hindering your body’s ability to absorb these carbs. This does not mean that you can have a major carbo load and come up with an equation to cancel it out with vinegar, but in small amounts this cancellation process can most definitely take place.

    5. Restore Your Glow

    Keeping up with a several step skin care regimen can often be a pain; using an Apple Cider Vinegar toner might the all you need (along with a nice moisturizer of course). I don’t know about you, but making sure that my skin is replenished daily, weighs in pretty high on my list of priorities. After reading testimonials made by Scarlett Johansson I am convinced. Not only is this a natural and chemical free alternative to other toners, but it gives your skin a nice breather and break from most intense dermatologist recommended products. Keep in mind that this does not to be used every night and definitely not if you will be spending the night out because it does have a little vinegar stink to it.

    6. Cures Hiccups

    This may not be one of your main concerns, but it is always nice to know of a simple go to remedy when you suffer from hiccups. Some people actually suffer from them pretty severely. The sour taste of the vinegar actually stimulates the nerves which stops the spasms in turn immediately getting rid of your hiccups.

    7. Soothes A Sore Throat And Stuffy Nose

    There are numerous natural remedies to help cure a sore throat and stuffy nose out there, but have you ever tried vinegar? We all know that vinegar is not a subtle substance by any means, it fact it is very potent. The acidic factor makes it nearly impossible for germs to survive. The minute you starts to feel groggy, a tickle in your throat, or a sniffle be sure and have a couple spoonful’s of Apple Cider Vinegar, after all it can’t do any harm! Simply gargling a bit mixed with some warm water can get the job done.

    8. Cleaning Agent

    Just as vinegar’s role in killing of germs in your body when you have a sickness coming on, it can rid your kitchen and household of germs as well. It not only kills germs but can inhibit bacteria from growing as well.

    Overall it seems like Apple Cider Vinegar brings a lot to the table. From health benefits, to skin care, to household cleanliness you are set! Now all it takes is getting over the smell and making it a part of your daily routine. For general health purposes mixing one to two tablespoons in a cup of warm water every morning or adding it to your salad dressing are great ways of making it a normal ingredient daily.

    Resources:

    1. “Apple Cider Vinegar: 13 Health Benefits | Reader's Digest.” Readers Digest. Web.
    2. “Celebrities That Use Apple Cider Vinegar – ACV.” The Apple Cider Vinegar Hub. 26 June 2013. Web.
    3. Gunnars, Kris. “6 Proven Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (No. 3 Is Best).”Authority Nutrition. 22 Mar. 2016. Web.
    4. Magee, Elaine. “Apple Cider Vinegar and Your Health.” WebMD. WebMD, 1 Oct. 2014. Web.
    5. MailOnline, Bianca London for. “Forget Green Juice, the Secret to Health and Glowing Skin Is Drinking VINEGAR – and Now Megan Fox and Miranda Kerr's Favourite ‘ferments' Are Going Mainstream.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 2014. Web.

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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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    Spring 2016 Fitness Trends

    Now that Spring 2017 has arrived, it is the perfect time to check in with our “get fit” goals that we set for ourselves back in January.

    It is hard to believe that three months has flown by that quick. Before you know it, the sunny days and vacays will be calling your name.

    After three months of creating a routine and challenging yourself to stick to it day in and day out, it can get a little mundane. Do not be afraid to make a few tweaks to keep things exciting! We suggest that you look into a new fitness app to add to your repertoire, a new workout outfit, or even a new line of exercise apparel all together. The best part about rewarding yourself with one of these options is that you are enhancing your progress and not hindering it in any way. We are not big fans of splurging on some extravagant meal because more times than not, it will throw you off track.

    From the numerous options for wearable technology such as the Fitbit, to the steps counter that is already installed on your smartphone, chances are you have tried to incorporate some form of fitness application into your workout routine. For those of you that have done just that, you may be comfortable with what you have going on and should turn some attention towards adding a new well-being app instead. On the other hand, if you have not taken the time to find the best fitness applications to help with your workout routine, we have done it for you! Check out the list of the most popular well-being and fitness apps below and see what you can add to your daily practice.

    Well-Being

    Sleep Cycle: Sleep should always be one of your main priorities. Not only does sleep affect our mood and well-being, but our nutrition, motivation, and overall health as well. Sleep cycle works as a way to help you achieve your most restful sleeps by following your brain waves and cycles throughout the night. You have the ability to set an alarm and have it wake you up at the perfect time that is right for your body. After a few nights of using the app you will have a sufficient amount of charted nights of sleep allowing you to recognize your sleeping patterns and make the most of each snooze.

    Headspace: Clearing our minds can be an extremely difficult task. Often times we are bombarded with so many things throughout the day that by the time time our heads hit the pillow it all catches up to us and keeps us from achieving a good night of sleep. This application offers guided meditations and exercises to train your mind in letting go of thoughts creating peace in your mind. It can be very helpful to read over tips of how to de-stress and just relax. Give your mind a break and let this application work as a psychological personal trainer!

    MyFitnessPal: Nutrition is one of the main aspects of a healthy well-being. Whether you are attempting to shed a few pounds or simply just become more aware of what you are putting into your body, MyFitnessPal is a great tool. This app allows you to chart all the foods you consume along with water, exercise, etc. Give it a try and see how you are doing now and where your potential lies!

    Fitness

    Nike Training Club: It is safe to say that we all love Nike products. This application is perfect for any type of workout you are feeling. You have the ability to pick any type of workout for anytime that you have on your hands. It also features helpful tips from professionals and much more.

    Run Keeper: This app uses your phone’s built-in GPS to create a route or map that is best fit for your run. You do not have to be training for a marathon to be interested in giving this app a try, in fact it is great for starters if you are challenging yourself to pick up a new exercise.

    Flexter: This application is free which is always an incentive. Besides the multiple different workouts it suggests, it features several well-made videos to guide you to using your best form and maximizing your strength in each position.

    Fitstar Yoga: Sometimes finding your zen in the comfort of your own home at any time is the best. At night if you are having trouble sleeping or starting of your morning with a clear mind, yoga is always a great option. You can have yoga experts advice and classes right at your fingertips with this awesome yoga application!

    When was the last time you treated yourself to a new outfit? Chances are that may have been one of your rewards for reaching your goals (or maybe that is just me). I find a great sense of achievement when I can add a new workout outfit to my closet after making some noticeable progress in reaching my ideal figure. We are here to give you a little taste of what the go-to look is for this Spring. The bright colors are great and all, but neutrals are the way to go this year. Considering Athleisure has been all the hype in 2016, you want to be feeling confident strutting around in your workout clothes both inside and outside of the gym. Your next purchase should fall under the subtle tones of blush pink to heather gray and of course the traditional jet black.

    The final reward that you should delve into is trying out a new workout line all together. I know this can be a daring task seeing as how normally once we find a line that accents our bodies the way we like it, there is no point in testing the waters with other brands. Keep in mind that you never know what else is out there until you try. There have been celebrities coming out with fitness lines lately to make your athleisure experience a little easier to follow. If Fabletics by Kate Hudson did not fit to please you with it’s lower price point, another flawless celebrity icon is launching her new line. Beyonce has partnered with TopShop to launch Ivy Park, a line that was inspired by her upbringing and inspiration to live a fit lifestyle. The line includes everything from clothing to shoes. The difference with this launch is that TopShop, a British retailer, is not promoting it as a conventional collaboration as they normally would, it is an actual partnership. That being said, there are numerous options for workout clothing to try out and keep you inspired on your fitness venture.

    Hopefully one of the three options above leaves you intrigued in starting something new and spicing up your fitness and health routine! Good luck!

     

     

     

     

     

    Resources:

    Niven, Lisa. “10 Fitness And Wellbeing Apps To Try.” Vogue UK. 31 Mar. 2016. Web.

    Pike, Naomi. “10 Fitness And Wellbeing Apps To Try.” Vogue UK. 12 Jan. 2016. Web.

    “The Vogue Edit: Workout Gear.” Vogue UK. 29 Mar. 2016. Web.

     

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    Just Like A Keurig, But Better…

    Waking up to your alarm each morning and heading straight for the kitchen to get the coffee brewing is a part of America’s daily routine. If that is not the case, we just run by the drive-through of our favorite coffee shop on our way to any event that we are attending that day. The invention of the insanely convenient Keurig coffee machine simplified this process even further for many. All one has to do is keep fresh water in one compartment, drop in a plastic pod, and with the click of a button your coffee is made to any size cup you need. Recently, we have been introduced to similar technology known as Juicero.

    Juicero is the first cold-pressed juicing machine that creates a glass of juice right in your own kitchen. The labor that goes into going to the store, gathering produce that will perish if not used in a timely manner, purchasing a juicer that can be relatively pricey, and taking the time to juice your own juice, is no longer an issues. Juicero is similar to a Keurig in that it generates a healthful glass of fruits and vegetables that should be consumed daily, simply by the push of a button.

    How Does It Work?

    You begin by downloading the Juicero application, this syncs with your press and will keep you on track. The Juicero machine is a clean looking piece of technology that sits right on your countertop. You open the face of the machine, place a Juicero packet in the slot, shut the door, slide a glass underneath, and press the button. Boom! It is ready that easily.

    The packets that you place in the machine to be cold-pressed are mailed to you and kept track of through the application. It has the ability to keep track of which ones you have ordered recently and when you are running low on a certain flavor. You have the option to restock at anytime and your very own personalized orders will arrive right at your doorstep.

    What Are In The Packets?

    Depending on what you choose, each packet is filled with 100 percent organic and natural fruits and vegetables. These have a shelf life of about 6 days each. The pouches include a grade in their lining to keep the remnants from the produce from entering your glass leaving you with a smooth freshly pressed experience each time. Also, on each packet there is a code that can be researched so that you are educated on where the produce was farmed and other information regarding the fruits and veggies in that very pack.

    How Local Is This Produce?

    We are all big fans of local produce, which is always a convincing reason to make a trip to gathering your produce at the town farmer’s market rather than your everyday grocer. Each farm that harvests the produce that is used in these packs were hand picked for their flavor, high-quality organic nature, and location. Seeing as how Juicero was originally founded in Northern California and now rooted there as well, the community of growers all reside in California, providing local nutrition. Don’t forget the clever aspect is that with your Juicero application you will be able to tell exactly where the juice packet you drank that morning came from.

    Who Is The Master Mind?

    The man behind all of this goes by the name of Doug Evans. As the founder of Juicero, he hopes to foster the innovations and creativity necessary to get the proper produce and juice into each of our kitchens. With a history in organics and commitment to a vegan lifestyle himself, he is a great mentor behind the inspiration for all of us to get into healthy routine, which in turn will give us the best life ever.

    With all of that info, I am sure you are pretty convinced on this brand new technology as were we. We all know the struggle of consuming that daily amount of fruits and vegetables needed to obtain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Juicero, the convenient juicer right in your kitchen, makes it easy. All of the points discussed above seem to lead us no choice but to want to save up and make it our next big purchase. As with anything, there is a little controversy so let us take a look at that.

    The first being compostable bags. As of right now, the packs that you spend a good amount of money on for pressing your 8 ounce juice everyday, is not very eco-friendly. The founder hopes to make the packs 100 percent compostable, but as for now they are not. This is amongst one of the larger complaints seeing as how eco-friendly driven we are especially when it comes to topics such as organics.

    Another big issue is the cost. Although this is a complaint, one must remember there is almost always a cost for convenience. Once you pay the initial cost for the Juicero technology itself, in order to keep fresh packs handy you will be paying weekly costs for those. They tend to be a little pricier at $7 to $10 per juicing pack. For some, driving to the nearest juice bar (if there is one near) does not seem worth the cost difference.

    The last issue that has been brought to our attention is that since the Juicero is so new they are not shipping nationwide yet. Just like the beginning of any innovation, it will take time. This machine and program is currently available in California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This might be frustrating to those of you that do not reside in California, but do not worry, it will be making it’s way to a place near you as soon as possible.

    Now that we have had both sides if the Juicero story, it is up to you. Whether you decided to look further into saving up for this new technology or simply make a conscious effort to consume more fruits and veggies in your daily meals, the bottom line is your health. Take the steps you need to take to be your best self and you will be well on your way!

     

     

     

     

    Resources:

    “Juicero – Organic, Cold-pressing Juice at Home.” Juicero. Web.

    “What You Need to Know about Juicero, the New Controversial Juicer.” Well Good. 2016. Web.

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    Skinny Fiber Review

    Skinny Fiber Diet is a supplement sold by SkinnyBodyCare.com. The starter pack bottle is currently sold on their website for $59.99 (30% off original price) for a limited time and on Amazon for a discounted price. But who knows how long a limited time price lasts these days? Keep in mind when looking at deals on products that are advertised in this way, that if there is no given date that the offer ends, chances are that it is a marketing ploy to get you to make the purchase sooner. The website features three other products by the names of SkinnyBodMAX, HiBurn8, and Instant Youth. The website includes the home sales page and a page with ingredients that pertain to Skinny Fiber. The other pages are dedicated to each of the other products on the market by Skinny Body Care. That being said, there is very little information on the product and its effectiveness. They use a five-minute video and three testimonial images on their sales page to give the consumer brief information about the product. According to Skinny Body Care, the most important key to losing weight is making sure that your body is in the right condition to lose weight. According to Skinny Fiber representatives, no matter how much one alters their diet and exercise routine, if your body is not fortified with the proper nutrients, the chances of finding success in weight loss is slim. Sure you can make statements like that, but there is no scientific evidence to prove that their product is what will give your body the proper nutrients.

    There is very limited information on this product. The most information provided is regarding the ingredients used in the product itself. In fact, when you search the product there is more detailed information on sites that have reviewed the product rather than the actual company page. This product has been around for about 7 years and only has three testimonials to share? This is not a good sign. If the product was the effective, there would be plenty of information to share about it on it’s very own sales page.

    They advertise a 90-day challenge all over the web page. This challenge is carried out by taking a photo of yourself prior to starting the diet pills, taking the pills for 90 days straight, then sending in an after photo. Mind you, in order to carry out this challenge you would have to purchase multiple bottles. For a simple step up from plain fiber, these bottles definitely add up to be pretty costly. What makes this fiber pills so much better than your average fiber that you can buy at any grocery store?

    Skinny Fiber Claims

    Skinny Fiber supplements claim to be the most effective product on the market as well as the safest. Most times when a product can claim it is “safest”, it is not very effective. They promote healthy weight management, proprietary formula, support health and detoxification, provide antioxidant properties, etc. Just to clarify a proprietary formula is a term used when there are no active ingredients in the supplement. There is very little product detail, all we are given are a few before and after images and the ingredients of the product. The main ingredient is Glucomannan. This is listed as a natural dietary fiber that “expands your stomach and makes you eat less” (SkinnyFiberDiet.com). Along with Glucomannan, they claim that their product is made up of two other appetite suppressants, and the key component being enzymes. According to this diet, with the proper enzymes being consumed our bodies should be able to function fully and shed unwanted pounds as efficiently as possible. Well yes, we can agree that if our body that is in the proper condition and health it should be able to make something of weight loss. The issue here is that some simple fiber pills are not the only thing needed to maintain weight loss. Exercise and proper nutrition are crucial. Skinny Fiber does not offer these important factors, therefore it will not suffice.

    Does Skinny Fiber Have Scientific Backing?

    Not very surprising, but there is not any scientific backing provided for the supplements. They list the ingredients along with a brief description of what each ingredient is, but no scientific resources to back their claims.

    They claim that the enzymes our bodies will receive from taking the supplement, will help our bodies to function at it’s best ability. Yes, we are aware that digestive enzymes can come in the form of supplement and capsules but the issue here is that the amount we should be taking is all relative to the foods we consume. To generalize and just take a fiber capsule that has these enzymes once a day and then adjusted to twice a day is not how these enzymes are designed to work. That being said, there is no scientific research to explain the enzymes that are included in the ingredients, so how do we know that this is really the case? Does this fiber supplement bring everything into balance that easily? That’s just it, it’s a risky 50/50.

    Is Skinny Fiber Effective For Weight Loss?

    As far as being effective, the Glucomannan seems to be their only claim to fame. Rather than treating this supplement as a daily go-to, many consumers found that when they did stick to taking it from time-to-time they would feel full for a longer period of time.

    “ …I will continue to take these, as I do feel like I am less hungry when I take them. The directions ask that you drink lots of water when you take the pill, so that may also be part of why I was less hungry. Because it did help me stay regular and I felt like it did make me less hungry, I'm giving it four stars. To be fair, I don't think buyers should automatically expect weight loss, as that happens from a combination of so many other variables…”-Sherry, an Amazon Customer

    However, feeling full for a longer period of time (which is not guaranteed to occur for all) is not a solution for weight loss. For long term weight loss you will need a balanced nutritional plan and exercise routine to keep you on track. A supplement might be an added factor to help achieve your goals, but it will not be the solution on it’s own.

    What Are Skinny Fiber's Side Effects?

    There are not many side effects to be aware of as they do not explicitly warn you of any. Considering the product seems to be not much more than a glamorized fiber product that you can find at any market for under $10, lack of explicit side effects makes sense.

    Skinny Fiber's Support

    Not until you start going through the process of purchasing the product, you are given the option for support. They give you a phone number (817) 479-9198 in which you can contact their staff for support, to tell about your experience, or to gather further knowledge (or so they say). In the several calls I have made to this phone line, they have an automated machine that says all of the representatives are busy or that you have reached them outside of business hours. In calling several times and getting the same response I have no choice but to think, they do not actually take calls over the phone. I find this to be extremely frustrating. If I am a customer looking to purchase your product and want to be assured that I am making the right choice and you do not have anyone available to help, it is alarming. I do not know about you but that automatically puts doubt in my mind about following through with the purchase.

    They refer you to contact their [email protected] email. If a client is really looking to get immediate feedback and feel confident in their purchase, this sort of delayed response is not ideal. There is also a “contact us” form in which you can fill out your information and send them a message. There is no specified turnaround time on the response using this method either. Therefore, who knows when you will get an informative response?

    As far as their money back and return policy. They claim to offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee (not including the shipping and handling costs) if it is your first product purchase and is returned within 30 days of the purchase date and a little bit longer grace period if multiple purchases are made in the same month. Well after experiencing their lack of customer support, I would be very skeptical about getting that Money Back Guarantee after all.

    Bottom Line

    Skinny Fiber Diet is a supplement program that claims to help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite and balancing the enzymes in your body. However, as I looked into this product more, it is indeed just a glorified fiber pill. You can go to your local grocer and get a large tin of fiber powder for under $10. Skinny Fiber goes to say that they’re product is more beneficial than just the fiber due to the enzymes that it provides your body with. Yes, digestive enzymes are great and sometimes our bodies need a little extra assistance, but by taking these pills once and eventually twice a day you are not making the proper adjustments. The dosage of enzymes should be based on the foods that you are consuming. Aside from the faulty generalized dosage of the pills, they are not made of any active ingredients, therefore how are any changes being made? Truth is they are not. Lastly, the lack of customer support when you call their phone line is not ideal when you purchase an item like this online. You never know when you need to get ahold of a representative and when they just direct you to an email address with an automated response right off the bat, is just not promising. Overall, for those of you that are looking to get rid of bloating, have your body and enzymes functioning properly, gain energy, and lose unwanted pounds, I suggest you look into another program.

    Resources

    1. “Enzyme Dosing Guidelines.” Enzyme Dosing Guidelines. N.p.. N.d. Web.
    2. “Skinny Fiber Online Sale.” Skinny Fiber Online Sale. Web.
    3. “Skinny Fiber Diet Pills for Weight Loss.” Amazon.com. Web.
    4. “Skinny Fiber Review | Does It Work?, Side Effects, Buy Skinny Fiber.” Diet Spotlight. 2011. Web.

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    Rip 60 Diet Review

    Rip 60 is an exercise program that claims to get you ripped and in shape in as fast as 60 days time. Is this program really all that it's cracked up to be?

    rip60 Review

    Rip 60 is a workout plan that uses at home equipment installments, videos, and recipes to try and assist people achieve their “dream body” in 60 days. That claim right there is an exaggerated statement that automatically has me skeptical of the program. This workout is often compared to P90x and is featured on several websites including Amazon and other equipment websites such as Free Motion. However, Rip 60 does not have it’s own website. Without a home and sales page, there is a lot of room for concern. If this program were well established and successful wouldn’t they have a website for it? To see how well this program works, you as the consumer would have a lot of research to do? Fear not, I have done it for you.

    Rip 60 comes with DVD’s, a nutritional guide, and cords to attach to a door-frame for at home workouts. Keep in mind these cords are not designed to support anyone over 300 pounds. Some of you may be under this weight, but others may not be. If you are not under 300 pounds, you must stop right here because unfortunately this particular exercise program does not have a solution for you (or any of us for that matter). This program is normally sold for about $120 or online at Walmart for about $72. After purchasing this main package, there are other pieces of equipment that can be pricey and mandatory in order to perform some of the workouts properly, which can add up of course. They offer a 90-day limited warranty, but it is vague as to if that is only offered on Amazon and what it even entails (Something a website and some support could alleviate).

    The workouts that make up this program are predominantly high intensity workouts. For many of us looking for a new diet, we are not looking to jump right into high intensity exercises so this may not be the best if you are a beginner to this whole change of lifestyle deal.  Also another thing to be aware of is that there are professionals such as Jillian Michaels and other in-shape figures that are you leading you in the workouts on their own without others just like you on the screen. For some this may be “fitspiration” and for others it may be unrealistic and discouraging. Whether you find this inspiring or not, the bottom line is that Rip 60 does not meet the simple qualifications to be a recommendable diet and program.

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. ExpertsKnowBest.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. *Results may vary.

    Rip 60 Claims

    As we can see by the name of the plan, Rip 60 claims to have your body completely made over in the short time frame of 60 days. If you are eating healthy and participating in high intensity workouts daily, you are bound to shed some pounds. Although, long-term success is far from guaranteed. With that in mind, there are precautions to be aware of.

    The first is that this program only lasts for 60 days so the results are short term, rather than a full on lifestyle change. Sure, they provide you with a 60-day nutrition guide. But again, what happens when those two months end? In undergoing programs that will truly work for a long lasting period of time it is important to look for sustainable programs. The easiest determinant of a sustainable program is if they offer follow up guides, nutrition plans, workouts, and customer support. This will allow you to carry out a full on lifestyle change at your own pace and in a manner that your body allows for. Believe it or not you will not follow a high intensity workout and bland 60-day nutrition guide over and over for the rest of your life. However, if you have the tools to form the proper habits, you have much greater chances of success. Unfortunately, these tools are not provided with this program in particular.

    Does Rip 60 Have Scientific Backing?

    There is very little background information on the program. It has been endorsed by Jillian Michaels, the Star trainer of the Biggest Loser, which has been enough to persuade many individuals to take on the challenge, but it is not enough to persuade me. Without any scientific proof or research provided, who’s to say the foods they are telling you to eat, the portions they provide, and the types of workouts they say to take part in are the best for you?

    One must always take caution when making drastic changes to their nutrition and exercise routine. Sometimes a plan that works well for others may not fit your personal needs and be beneficial to you. Using cords and different equipment installments in your home can cause more of a headache often times and leaves a lot of room for error and questions. But without much knowledge on the product, how are you to get clarity and direction with your new purchase and program that you were hoping would change your life? Seems a bit too risky…

    Is Rip 60 Effective in Weight Loss?

    As mentioned earlier, it is much more difficult for this program to be effective if the client has not had prior exercise routines. A high intensity workout can be difficult to just jump into. The other issue that may diminish the effectiveness is the nutrition plan. The meals that they recommend are foods that are very low in calories and are not tailored in a way that can be applied to a variety of eating habits. In other words, they do not give you many options depending on what type of eater you are. If you are a picky eater or have certain allergies, it will be difficult for you to follow such a plan. The food you eat plays a large role in the amount of pounds you will shed. Without customer support how will you know which replacement ingredients will be beneficial or not?

    Another issue when it comes to the success of this program is the time frame allotted for this program. It is not designed to help you long-term. Rather, it is a 60 day plan to supposedly get you there quickly, but after those 60 days are over you will not have created a realistic routine for yourself to carry out for the long term.

    Plans have been seen to be effective for those that already have a pretty strict diet and workout routine and are just trying to amp their habits to the next level. For those of you that are just getting started, this diet plan is not effective. This is most definitely not the diet for you if you are looking to make significant changes to your lifestyle for good. On the other hand, those that just are looking for something to step up what you already have going, I would still advise that you be aware of the lack of support available with the purchase of this program.

    What are Rip 60 Side Effects?

    The negative side effects to be aware of could derive from overworking yourself and pushing your body beyond it’s limits if you are not used to working out. The other negative side effects would be the way your body reacts to following a low calorie and restrictive diet. Restrictive diets are not only difficult to sustain but there is also no scientific proof to the diets they provide you with. Therefore, how can you be so sure that it is the best nutrition for your body and future health?

    Rip 60 Support

    There is no support for this product in particular. Depending on where you purchase this product there may be a general phone number, such as Walmart. As far as a specialist for the product, there is no information given. Once you make the purchase it is up to you to hold yourself accountable and follow the food guide and videos. There is a Facebook page that offers other exercise tips and updates, as well as a Twitter page with giveaways and such. Although there is not any phone or email support to go along with the program, the return policies and money back guarantee are all based off of which platform you make your purchase. The terms and conditions for purchasing the product off of Walmart.com may differ entirely than making the purchase off of Amazon.com.

    While there is not necessarily a money back guarantee, there is a 90 day limited warranty available for the program. Whether the details on the warranty are only available upon placing an order or from the retailer itself, there is no straight-forward explanation. It is mentioned on the description of the product on Amazon that a warranty is available, but no further details. The problem that arises here is that sure there may be a warranty on the equipment, but most people undergoing such a change need support, guidance, and assurance. With no provided direct email, phone number, or community forum, this support is unachievable.

    Bottom Line

    ProsCons
    •    60 Day Nutrition Guide

    •    Workout videos feature recognizable Personal Trainers.

    •    Lack of Customer Support

    •    No scientific evidence
    •    Price differences depending on location of purchase
    •    Varying Money Back Guarantee

    Rip 60 is an at home workout that claims to have you ripped and in your best shape in a quick 60 days. As we can conclude from my research, there is hardly and scientific proof other than the obvious and very little support so you must be very committed and self-disciplined in order to see results of any kind. If you are looking for a program to kick-start your weight loss journey, a program like this is not what you are looking for. On the other hand if you are in pretty good shape and already participate in a consistent workout routine, this may be an option, but hopefully you are fine with being on your own and not seeking any guidance. Overall, a program such as Rip 60 is not sustainable and does not provide enough information for us to recognize it as a reputable program. Instead, we advise that you seek a program that is certain to help you lose muscle tenderness, bloating, unwanted pounds, and leave you feeling energized!

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    1. “Courses.” FreeMotion. 2012. Web.
    2. “Does Rip:60 Really Work?” Does It Really Work. Web.
    3. “Rip:60.” Amazon.com. Web.
    4. “Rip 60 Diet Review.” Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Resource. Web.
    5. “RIP:60 Suspended Rotation Trainer.” HF Industries – Commercial Fitness and Wellness Supplier. Web.
    6. “Rip:60 Training Kit.” Walmart.com. Web.

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    Provida Diet Review

    Provida Life Sciences is a corporation that offers several supplements and diet programs that claim to help you lose weight. Do not let the sciences fool you, let's take a look at what they really bring to the table.

    provida diet review

    Review overview

    Summary

    Provida Life Sciences is a corporation that oversees a few brands that provide consumers with different types of weight loss programs said to fit their individual lifestyle.

    Pros

    • Hardly Any

    Cons

    • Phony Customer Support
    • Lack of Information on individual products
    • No Scientific Backing
    • Lack of Testimonials
    • Vague information on supplements

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    3 10 Bad

    Provida Life Sciences is an online corporation that has several fitness and nutrition products on the market. This variety of products includes programs, DVD’s, cookbooks, supplements, and more. Their ultimate focus is supposedly on the health of the consumer and their families.  Provida’s brands have dimmed down into the main Food Lovers Fat Loss System and Food Lovers Fat Loss System Online. Aside from these programs, they offer several supplements and books to attempt to aid in exercise and weight loss. Since there are several avenues for the consumer to test out, it is tough to guarantee success. For example, the first program they offer is known as “Food Lovers Fat Loss System”, this is geared toward clients that are not looking for a restrictive diet, but instead learning how to eat their favorite foods in the proper portions and ratios. Understanding portion sizes is important, but that is just one small factor of what it takes to be successful in making a change in your life. Do you need to pay just about $140 to understand the proper portion sizes? We think most definitely not. It is going to take a lot more than a simple portions guide to make a long lasting change. Just a quick reminder that the foods you consume, DO indeed matter and if you are eating small portions of unhealthy foods, you are not helping yourself or your health in the future.

    Provida Claims

    Provida claims that their products “will work”. They do offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee for any customers that do not benefit from their products.

    A claim that they make is that their products will create dramatic results for families with the use of their products. This is a very vague claim. Of course, reducing intake and portions sizes will make for a change, so will adding supplements to your diet. But what kind of changes effect the whole family? Unfortunately there is no scientific backing or proof which leads us to think that this may just be puffery.

    Lastly, they pride themselves on their practicality. In their promise of success they mention that their practical programs are far more effective than any other fat loss programs such as those fad diets and starvation methods. This is quite a claim. Who’s to say some customers may not feel like they are starving when following these strict portions? After making such a statement, you would assume that they would provide some scientific proof on the website backing up the claim that they are more effective than any other fat loss program.

    Does Provida Have Scientific Backing?

    Overall, there are no peer reviewed scientific articles to prove that these products work. For us, this means that there is simply not enough to believe that this product is worth purchasing. Depending on which product you decide to go with from Provida Life Sciences, the extent of scientific backing differs. For example, the DVDs do not have any given scientific backing. On the other hand, the supplements claim that they have “researched ingredients” but do not provide sources or proof on the website. This raises the question of whether or not the makers are using puffery to their advantage or have simply left out a critical portion of proof for some odd reason.

    Is Provida Effective in Weight Loss?

    Provida has quite a few different products, some of the products are sold by themselves such as the supplements, and then the others in the form of programs. The most effective diets have a balance of nutrition and exercise that they hold you accountable to. That being said, what Provida has to offer does not necessarily put everything into play. They sell a plethora of products but just expect you to put it all into proper routine on your own. This is not what you are looking for. Sure if you buy a supplement here, try this workout there, and eat small amounts of food, there is a chance you’ll come up with the right mix, but that is not ideal. First of all there is no guarantee that any of their products are scientifically engineered for success. Second, why waste time and money trying to come up with the right formula and entrusting a brand with no customer support and lack of scientific evidence, when you can find your solution in another program?

    Further there are two different web pages for their “Food Lovers Fat Loss System”. Depending on where you access the page from, with completely different designs, this raises quite a bit of confusion as to whether or not this product is faulty and even further if it is effective in anyway whatsoever?

    What are Provida's Side Effects?

    There are not any explicit side effects that they warn you of prior to consuming their supplements or participating in their plans. In looking at the products that they have advertised on their website. The anxiety and mood boosting pills by the name of Symetrin, raise concern. Most often times pills that have these abilities are prescribed by a doctor. Although they claim that they are non-addictive and can be taken daily, it is always best to run it by a physician first. Naturally there are side effects with taking medications that should be forewarned to customers, but are not in this case. Other side effects that could arise would be fatigue or headaches when altering your diet so drastically as certain plans or slimming supplements from Provida call for. This is natural, but a disclaimer should be provided for those of you that are unfamiliar with participating in such programs.

    Provida Support

    Provida Life Sciences fools you with their phony supportive community. When it comes to the customer and any questions you have regarding the product or further information, you are provided with a support email [email protected] as well as a “customer care and corporate offices” phone number -(877) 776-8432-.

    I was very caught off guard by Provida and their “customer support” phone line that they provided. After calling this number, it went to an automated response asking if I were 50 years or older. Then once you click that option, you must take part in a survey with a chance to win a cruise. I am sorry, but I am looking for answers regarding my new purchase or interest in the diet, not a free cruise? After the survey, they say “Thank You for participating and Goodbye”. I tried calling back, and the automated response says “this phone number can no longer be dialed from your area. This is the phone number given on the Provida website itself. Not even one of their specialized products. This just screams scam. This is faulty support and extremely unprofessional. You can bet that you will not receive any responses or feedback on inquiries you may have. How are you going to make a lifestyle change with support like that? How are you going to make sure that you get that money back guarantee?

    Bottom Line

    Provida Life Sciences is a corporation that does not hold true to it’s name. Do not let the “sciences” fool you. This corporation oversees a number of supplements, products, and diet programs. None of which are backed by scientific proof or research. Their lack of customer service when it came down to picking up the phone and giving them a call for more insight was alarming. Lastly, there is no full on step-by-step program to guarantee you with success on your journey. With a plethora of random products how are you so sure as to which ones to spend your time and money on? With that in mind, we do not recommend Provida and their programs. We advise you to look into another option that is guaranteed to leave you energized, help you shed unwanted pounds, and overall health.

    Review overview

    Summary

    Provida Life Sciences is a corporation that oversees a few brands that provide consumers with different types of weight loss programs said to fit their individual lifestyle.

    Pros

    • Hardly Any

    Cons

    • Phony Customer Support
    • Lack of Information on individual products
    • No Scientific Backing
    • Lack of Testimonials
    • Vague information on supplements

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    3 10 Bad

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    Resources

    1. “Feel Like Smiling Again.” Symetrin.
    2. “Our Company.” Provida. Web.
    3. “TryFoodLovers | Try Food Lovers Fat Loss System Diet.” TryFoodLovers | Try Food Lovers Fat Loss System Diet. Web.
    4. “6weekbody.” Michael Thurmond S Six Week Body Makeover®. Web.

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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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