Thought for the Day
"On open mind makes it easier to open your heart. When you mind and your heart are both open, your soul smiles." - Being Bruce

Friday, May 30, 2014

Shakeology and P90X3 Success Stories - Combo Offer Ending

Are you ready for YOUR Success Story? There's a special May promotion combo of P90X3 and Shakeology that absolutely ends at midnight, May 31st. For more info fast CLICK HERE.

These three success stories found their way using a combination of 30 minute workouts — P90X3 — and a daily dose of dense nutrition — Shakeology. With just a few days remaining on a special for P90X3 + Shakeology, the time to act is NOW!

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Emily K.  // College student takes back her body and life at 21.*

  “P90X3 and Shakeology helped me lose 25 lbs. in 90 days.”
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“At 21 I was completely out of shape, had no energy, and my confidence was diminishing by the day. I was a full-time student who waited tables, ate whatever was available (and free), and partied a little too much. But after packing on 30 lbs. since high school and feeling horrible, I turned to P90X3 and Shakeology for help. Since X3 is only a 30-minute workout, it left me with NO EXCUSES! And because Chocolate Shakeology tastes like a milkshake, it left me with NO REASON to crave anything else. I now know what my body needs for fuel to work and feel good. I feel like I’m 16 again and can conquer any challenge that comes my way. And I only have P90X3 and Shakeology to thank for changing my life!”

Leland P. // He finally fits into his old clothes.*

 ”Three months ago, the thought of being in shape and working out daily seemed like dream!”
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After a sports injury sidelined me 2 years ago, I ballooned up to 185 pounds. For the first time in my life, no longer was I the “fit guy” and it really depressed me. But after connecting with others on Beachbody Message Boards, my P90X3 transformation began. Plus, I started drinking Shakeology, which gives me tons more energy and an overall feeling of well-being. Now that I’m down 20 lbs. and am seriously ripped, my confidence is back, my mood has improved, and I’m loving life once again. My friends assume I’ve been living in the gym these past few months, but are surprised to learn that I only spend 30 minutes a day working out in my living room.”

Christina L. // Mother of 2 has a flatter stomach than before having kids.* 

“I lost 24 lbs., 16 inches, and gained amazing muscle definition!”
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I never imagined my ‘soft’ body could transform into an athletic, strong, and lean body in just 90 days with 30-minute workouts, drinking Shakeology, and changing my diet! But now I have muscles popping out that I didn’t even know were there. To be able to lose what I did in just 30 minutes a day is beyond amazing! And Shakeology truly was my game-changer. My sweet tooth is now satisfied and I no longer dive into my kids’ candy bars. I will drink Shakeology forever because of what it does for my body. Now that I’m working out, eating healthy, and feeling good about myself, all of my relationships are so much stronger than before.”

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Eat the Rainbow!


You've been told your whole life to eat fruits and veggies, but now there is a very exciting reason to do so, and to eat a lot of them. A study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows that eating fruits and veggies actually helps you live longer! Researchers found that eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day could decrease your chances of death from any cause by a whopping 42%. Even if you don't pound cans of spinach like Popeye, increasing your intake even a little bit could extend your life. The study found that each additional serving of vegetables reduced mortality 16%, and 10% for fruits.

Eat your fruits and veggies, but don't just stick to the green stuff! There is a whole rainbow of tantalizing produce to choose from. Wake up your palate and you plate with different color combinations! Every color of fruit and vegetable contains a different set of phytonutrients. It's important to eat from every color of the rainbow to get a broad spectrum of nutrition. This excerpt from our article, 7 Colors of the Phytonutrient Rainbow, explains which phytonutrients are found in each color of fruit an vegetable and why they are necessary for optimum health:

Blue/Purple
Anthocyanins are flavonoids that act as powerful antioxidants, neutralizing free radicals that cause aging and degenerative disease. There's even a connection between this phytonutrient and decreased visceral (abdominal) fat! A 2008 study from Chubu University in Japan found a link between anthocyanin intake and reduced incidence of metabolic disorders, including abdominal weight gain, hypertension, and impaired glucose and insulin metabolism. True, blue anthocyanin sources include red cabbage, blueberries, blackberries, acai berries, cherries, grapes, blue potatoes, eggplant, and radicchio.

Orange/Yellow
Multiple studies indicate that diets rich in beta-carotene lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. This amazing phytonutrient falls into the carotenoid class that (along with the flavonoid group) has been credited in a 2010 Tufts University study for providing photo-protective and antioxidant action in the skin. In short, these inflammation, wrinkle, and cancer-preventing nutrients protect your skin from the inside out! To get a bit of beta-carotene, try sweet potato, carrots and carrot juice, winter squash, pumpkin, and cantaloupe.

Red
Lycopene has been in the news a lot lately for its positive influence on prostate health, but it's also thought to prevent cervical dysplasia in conjunction with other carotenoids. In other words, it's also good for the uterus, making it an equal-opportunity nutrient. In addition, a 1996 University of Minnesota study found a significant increase in longevity based upon the blood lycopene levels of nuns living the same lifestyle, in the same conditions. If you're ready to get into the red, try tomato and tomato products, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, and papaya.

Yellow/Green
The light absorbing properties of lutein are associated with eye health involving a decrease in cataract formation and macular degeneration. Mellow, yellow lutein sources include spinach, kale, collards, mustard and dandelion greens, summer squash, and pumpkin.

Green
Chlorophyll's abilities to bind toxins and decrease oxidative stress make it a powerful bodily detoxifier and explain how it can actually reduce body odor. You'll be seeing green with chlorophyll sources Spinachlike spinach, kale, Swiss chard, arugula, green beans—any green vegetable. The darker, the better.

Green/White
Another detoxifier, sulphoraphane is part of the isotheocyanate class of phytonutrients that has been cited in multiple studies as a cancer preventative and detoxifier of carcinogens. Some super sulphoraphane sources include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, broccoli sprouts, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, and watercress.

White
The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities of allicin lend to its reputation as an inhibitor of heart disease and gastric cancer as well as a potent immune booster. All-around awesome allicin sources include garlic, onion, leek, shallot, and chives.

Do you eat every color of fruit and vegetable? Which are you favorites? Tell us in the comments!

- From Team Beachbody

Tuesday, May 20, 2014