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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

KICK OFF to #12DaysofChristmas #SeasonofGiving : Giving the Gift of Health

Everybody loves the holiday season— the shopping, the hustle, the bustle, the gifts, the bells, Santa Clause and the Oh, so yummy good food…the euphoric joy that food bring to our souls. This is how we were raised, yet now we face an epidemic of obesity

 Roughly, 2 out 3 Americans are overweight or obese….69%, actually. (Harvard School of Public Health)

Think about all the people that have a New Year Resolution of losing weight…how many of them actually ask for Health as a gift for Christmas? Nobody is going ask for help to cure their medical condition for Christmas! Nobody is going to ask for that tangible object of “health”…for Christmas. But why not?


photo compliments of BodybyViLove

The Visalus Vi Shake can replace one or two meals a day and has the following nutritional components:
Gluten Free and Diabetic Friendly
Unique blend of proteins for fast and long-lasting hunger control
Low carbohydrates and sodium
Aminogen™ for maximum protein absorption
Pre-biotic for digestive health
23 vitamins & minerals in an amazing-tasting Sweet Cream flavor

Children too, mamas:

Among children ages 2-19 about 1 in 3 are overweight/obese, according to the Amercian Heart Association. This means that 10 of the 30 classmates in your childrens’ class are overweight. Take notice the next time you join the classroom on volunteer day!

This has been caused by many factors…technology for one. Back in the day, we were told to go out and play till it was dusk and when it was time, we were called for dinner. Parents are now so paranoid and neurotic, that they prefer to put a device in front of their child and insist that they stay in as opposed to letting them cross the street and play with the neighbors. Funny thing is, there are no neighborhood children for them to play with, as they are plugged in as well.  This is a ginormous reason for our current plight.  The portions have tripled since the 1970’s and the sugar intake from soda and junk food has also. 

photo courtesy of Google

Childhood obesity is a serious matter. Some time ago obesity was more associated with adults than with children or adolescents. The doctors are more and more concerned about the constantly increasing number of children or adolescents who suffer from type 2 diabetes mainly due to being overweight. More than 70% of those who are obese during childhood will remain the same in their adulthood. This epidemic has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Why do you think this is? I can tell you why I think so. Because its much more “convenient” for parents to make that turn into the drive through. Its much easier to pop those “ready made” frozen entrees into the oven to save time….everything is all about being easier, faster, and more convenient.  How about healthier? 

What happened to the food pyramid? Remember Health class? Sure, the food pyramid has been modified since I was a kid but the one thing that stays constant is…EAT YOUR VEGATABLES. You can see in the picture, how many nutrients from vegetables, in just 1 BodyByVi shake!
How do we solve this problem, you ask? 


Lisa's Story: 
I earned my degree in Nutrition in 1998 and I can say it’s the best thing I ever did for my family in hindsight. Visalus is the best thing I have done for my family in the last 18 months. Matthew and I drink two shakes a day, healthy snacks and a sensible dinner. We are always on our own personal fitness Challenge and continue to push our physical limits. Our children drink the shakes on the weekends or at their request  

 **One Scoop for kids ages 4-12 year old and two scoops for 12 and over.  

Our belief is, if you show your children how to make healthier choices, it becomes a part of who they are. 

So, why not introduce the ones that you love and care about to a healthier way of life.  To help just one person reach a goal is an incredible thing. ViSalus is currently helping over 160,000 people a month by getting them on the #1 fitness Challenge in America. 

We are trying to teach our children by example and it’s working. They prefer vegetables over french-fries.  In order for a change to occur, We have to be the Change. Join us in on Mission to Change lives….Life, Health and Prosperity! Be the first to Give the Gift of Health this holiday


Happy #12DaysofChristmas! To KICK OFF the #seasonofgiving, we are giving away 3 FREE SAMPLES of Visalus shakes! To ENTER: 

Mandatory Entry; 
1. you must 'like' NurturingtheNaturalMama and BodybyViLove on Facebook 
2. Leave a comment on our blog    under the entry - Giving the Gift of Health , and say that NurturingtheNaturalMama sent you! 
3. Comment HERE saying why you want to try a shake, OR who you plan to GIFT it to

Additional Entries; 
4. Follow THIS blog via Google Friend Connect.  
5. Follow NNM on Twitter @mymackey
6. Follow BodybyViLove on Twitter
7. Find NNM on Pinterest (@mymackey) and re pin something from the NNM album, commenting VISALUS WIN 
8. Already on the program? Find us on Instagram (@mymackey) and SNAP a pic of you and your shake and tell us WHY you LOVE Visalus! <3 

Happy Shopping!     

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