Shari Duncan

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Perfect Post Workout Pair… Protein + Coconut Water
Shari

by on Apr.08, 2011, under General HEALTH, General Nutrition, Healthy Snacks, Supplementation, Weight Loss, Whey Protein Recipes

Pump up your post-workout protein shake with coconut water!

* When it comes to recovering after an intense workout, coconut water may be the perfect liquid to add to your favorite protein powder. Derived from young green coconuts before they mature, this natural beverage is the water found inside young coconuts and is not to be confused with creamier coconut milk.  Natural coconut water contains five essential electrolytes and more potassium than a banana. Contrary to popular beliefs coconuts do not make you fat. They are loaded with medium chain fatty acids that are easy to digest and therefore your body doesn’t store it as fat.

Coconut Water Contains More Potassium than a Banana
One of coconut water’s greatest nutrition facts may be its enormous amount of potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes healthy kidney, heart, and overall cellular function.

Most often, potassium is associated with bananas, which contain about 450 mg of potassium per serving. However, a serving of coconut water offers your body a whopping 650 mg of potassium.

What’s more, it has no added sugar, fat or cholesterol.

PERFECT Post workout Pair: Protein + Coconut water.

All natural coconut water provides carbohydrates and electrolytes, which are both critical for optimal recovery.  In order to replenish, a lot of people turn to sports drinks or electrolyte-enhanced water.  However, sports drinks contain alot of unnecessary  sugars and calories, which coconut water naturally avoids.  It is also fat free, with a taste that is nutty and naturally sweet and a great thirst quencher.  In addition to aiding in hydration, incredibly healthy coconut water contains amazing anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that can help to remove toxins from the body.

Adding coconut water to protein powders such as soy, whey or rice makes a refreshing and nutrient-dense post workout drink. Its high potassium also helps regulate blood pressure, heart function and many other health benefits.

REFUEL YOUR BODY:

For optimal nutrient absorption, consume your post work out shake within 30-45 minutes after training. Mix coconut water with vanilla (or chocolate) flavored protein powder for a post-training meal to feed your muscles and replenish the electrolytes lost during strenuous exercise.

Look for it at your local grocery or health-food store.

“Almond Joy” PWO Meal.

  • 2 scoops ViSalus Nutrition Shake Mix
  • 1 Chocolate cardio-care Flavor Mix in (or 1 Tsp baking cocoa)
  • 6-8 Oz Natural Coconut Water
  • 4 Oz  Unsweetened Almond Milk

    Adds "tropical twist" to Protein Smoothies

  • 6 almonds
  • Ice.
  • Blend well  in personal blender ( I use a magic bullet) for 30-45 seconds.

TROPICAL BERRY SMOOTHIE:

  • 2 scoops ViSalus Nutrition Shake Mix
  • 4 -6 oz Coconut Water
  • 4 oz Low Sugar Orange Juice
  • 1/2 container Pineapple-Coconut Flavor Yogurt (Dannon Light n Fit)
  • 3-4 Frozen Strawberries, Mango or any other Fruit of choice.

Blend well.  ENJOY!

To Learn more about Visalus health and nutrition products:

http://sharipronatural.bodybyvi.com/


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Shaking Things up with ViSalus.
Shari

by on Sep.04, 2010, under General HEALTH, General Nutrition, MISC., Recipes, Supplementation, Weight Loss, Whey Protein Recipes

“The Vi-Shape Shake is Fast Food made Healthy”.

It surprises people to find out that healthy protein shakes actually can taste great, fill you up, help you lose weight, maintain lean muscle, all while providing your body the nutrition it needs.

ViSalus products simply work! As a natural athlete, optimal nutrition is very important in my life.  With the Vi-shape mix and entire ViSalus product line, me & my clients are getting the proper fuel needed for our systems to heal itself and function at peak level.   The Bodybyvi challenge allows each person to decide for themselves what their personal health goal will be.  With so many meal replacement and supplement companies to choose from, I chose to promote ViSalus not only for their scientifically advanced nutrition but the companies genuine desire to help people change their lives.

ViSalus Health Sciences Vi-Shape mix offers the ultimate in flavor, fun and convenience when it comes to meal replacements. It also provides the nutrients that you just can’t get from your average diet alone.  The Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake includes a unique, concentrated and highly absorbable blend of proteins called Tri-sorb protein. What makes this blend special is it contains the highest quality whey available, (whey hydrosolate along with whey protein isolate) and non GMO soy with the isoflavones removed. The tri-sorb protein is the fastest absorbed and utilized form of protein available. It has been processed to remove fat, lactose, carbohydrates and isoflavones to provide the most pure concentrated protein.

In addition to the ultra-high-quality blend of protein, the shape mix formula includes fibersol, which helps to keep you feeling full without gas, pre-biotics, aminogen to help with nutrient absorption plus 23 vitamins and minerals along with other ingredients to help you burn fat.

Nutrition Information: (per 2 scoops of shape mix)

* Total Calories: 90                                                            

* Total Fat: 1 g
* Total Cholesterol: 15 mg
* Total Sodium: 75 mg
* Total Carbohydrates: 7g
* Total Dietary Fiber: 5 g
* Total Sugars: <1 g
* Total Protein: 12 g

The cost for a 30 serving supply is $49 month (less than $60 with tax/shipping). This equates to $2 per meal, a significant savings over what you are currently spending on a less nutritious meal right now. ViSalus has a referral program for customers as well.  AND, when you refer 3 customers to buy the Vi-shake mix, you get yours free the next month.
ViSalus Nutrition Shake mix is known for its superior nutrition profile but it is also the MOST customizable to your taste preferences. The base is a sweat cream flavor, (tastes like cake mix) which you can enjoy as is but you can easily change the flavor by adding fruits, juices, yogurt, cocoa, peanut butter, coffee….

Vi-Shakes... Easy to make meal in a minute.

Vi-Shakes... Easy to make meal in a minute.

With that said, here are just a few mix-in ideas.  Please feel free to share your recipes and ideas too.

To two scoops of the ViSalus Shape mix add one or any combination of the following:  Feel free to be creative and experiment with flavor combinations!!

Milk, Soy, Almond,  or low fat chocolate.

Coffee, iced

Fruit Juices (orange, pineapple, cranberry) – * use lower sugar versions

Fresh or frozen fruits or applesauce.  (Peaches, berries, Mangos, Bananas)

Yogurt.  (Again,use no sugar added or lower sugar versions)  These come in a multitude of flavors.  1/2 container to one shake adds just the right consistency and flavor.

Peanut or Almond Butter (1 heaping Tablespoon)

Cocoa – Hershey’s baking cocoa or sugarfree syrup works and tastes YUMMY!

A couple of personal favorite’s of our are:   Chocolate & Peanut butter,  Banana & Peanut Butter,  Strawberries & Bananas, Key lime yogurt, fresh lime and almond milk, Orange Juice, Mango and peach,  Orange juice and almond milk (Dreamsicle), iced coffee, almond milk and creamer (latte)…. etc. etc…

What are your favorites?

For more information about ViSalus or the bodybyvi challenge, or to place an order please message me or visit the link provided:

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http://sharipronatural.bodybyvi.com

Take the challenge…. and experience the profound benefits wellness and healhy living can bring to you.

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Ultra Moist Vi-Shape Banana Muffins
Shari

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Healthy Snacks, Recipes, Weight Loss

Any recipe can be made healthier with just a few modifications… and there is no need to sacrifice flavor.

Your ViSalus Shape-mix is not just for smoothies!  Add a couple of scoops to your favorite baked recipes, and you are not only adding that amazing sweet cream flavor but  will also be getting extra protein and nutrients from the mix.  And by using wholesome oats and flax seed in place of refined flour; and applesauce and yogurt in place of butter or oil, you are

A couple scoops to baked recipes adds protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals

A couple scoops to baked recipes adds protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals

adding wholesome ingredients without the additional calories, sugar or saturated fats.

Flax seeds and flax seed oils are rich in heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, proven to help lower (bad) cholesterol as well as provide a myriad of other documented health benefits. So do not overlook using these ingredients when baking.  Using extra ripe bananas will add natural sweetness to the muffins.

Dry ingredients:  Mix together in large bowl.

  • 1c Low carb baking flour
  • 1c oats
  • 2 rounded scoops of Vi-Shape mix (or other protein powder)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp milled flax seed
  • ~2 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar
  • Baking powder/ Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp (or more to taste) ground Cinnamon

In separate bowl or large measuring cup, mix moist ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed.
  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2container low fat banana (or vanilla) yogurt

    ... Wholesome ingredients. Great Nutrition and Flavor

    ... Wholesome ingredients. Great Nutrition and Flavor

  • 1 Tbsp Flax seed oil.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tins with no stick butter flavored spray.  Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Be sure to mix well to blend all flavors.

Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe makes 1 dozen muffins.

Change it up by using blueberries, raspberries, peaches, strawberries, etc. for bananas.  Swap out yogurt flavors to compliment fruit.

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Promote Good Health; Prevent Disease with Multivitamins
Shari

by on Jul.10, 2010, under General HEALTH, General Nutrition, Supplementation

Whether you’re healthy or sick, chances are you can benefit from a daily multivitamin.

Do you want to feel better, have more energy while at the same time taking measures to prevent or delay future health problems?

A good daily multivitamin/mineral supplement improves your overall bodily functioning and boosts both your physical and mental health and well-being. Surprising to me how few people I’ve asked take vitamins daily.

Consider these nutritional questions.

  1. Are you a teenager, pregnant, breastfeeding or elderly?
  2. Are you a picky eater that avoids certain foods or food groups on a regular basis?
  3. Do you skip one meal or more on a daily basis (coffee for breakfast doesn’t equal a meal!)?
  4. Do you generally eat the same foods most days?
  5. Do you have food allergies or intolerances that prevent you from eating certain foods (e.g.  lactose intolerance)?
  6. Do you eat fish, including oily fish less than twice a week?
  7. Do you get less than15 minutes of sun exposure daily?
  8. Are you a vegetarian or vegan?
  9. Are you dieting or following a low calorie/low carbohydrate diet?
  10. Are you inconsistent with your exercise program or don’t exercise at all?
  11. Are you under a lot of stress at home or at work on a regular basis?

If you answered yes to more than 2 of the above questions; you need to take vitamins, EVERYDAY.

The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that most adults aim to consume 6-11 servings of grains (mostly  whole grain), 2 or more servings of fruits, 3 or more servings or vegetables, 2 or more servings of low fat dairy, and 2-3 servings of protein (meats, poultry, fish, legumes, nuts):    THIS IS DAILY.!!

No matter how health conscious we strive to be; it is quite difficult, even for the most disciplined dieter to consistently get all nutrients from all sources.  There are 24 essential vitamins and minerals we should be getting every day. When we don’t get these key nutrients on a daily basis, we will not feel or perform as well as we would if these nutrients were consumed daily. This is where a good multi-vitamin/mineral fills the dietary void. Those who take daily multivitamins report a feeling of general well being. The individual vitamins and nutrients in a quality daily multivitamin dose delivers not just the specific benefits of each individual vitamin, but also the combined (synergistic) benefits of all of the ingredients working together.

So investing in proactive wellness by supplementing with a multivitamin (preferably with minerals) makes good sense. It is a sound investment in your health and wellbeing.  A GOOD multivitamin is at the foundation of overall balanced nutrition. But with so many out there; be careful when selecting your supplement as quality is essential. Dissolvability has been a problem for some multivitamins.  If a vitamin doesn’t dissolve properly, its nutrients won’t be absorbed by the body.

Shop around and read labels.  Store brands are often cheapest but frequently in this case you get what you pay for.  Many of the cheap forms of minerals in generic brands (zinc oxideand magnesium oxide) are often not absorbed by the body.   Remember, if your body can’t absorb the nutrient, it is useless.

Look for vitamins that are free of yeast, sugars, preservatives, wheat products, artificial coloring and flavors.

ARE YOU READY TO FEEL THE WAY YOUR BODY WAS MEANT TO FEEL? …….   Please follow the link to discover what I have discovered

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Again, a quality vitamin does not replace a healthy and balanced diet; it merely supplements it.

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Balance, Shape, or Transform your Life.
Shari

by on May.18, 2010, under General HEALTH, General Nutrition, Motivation, Supplementation, Weight Loss

Every now and again a product line crosses my path that makes me take pause. And ALOT of products cross my path.  Visalus and Body by Vi Challenge made me stop…look…. believe.

Weight loss and nutrition programs are plentiful, over rated and most often over priced.   If you need help getting all of your nutrition needs met each and every day and are serious about achieving your health or weight loss goals at a price that is truly affordable… please read on.  And after you read this brief overview, feel free to contact me with any questions  here or at www.sharipronatural.bodybyvi.com/ .

Join the 90 day challenge and change your health...maybe your life!

Join the 90 day challenge and change your health...maybe your life!

THIS STUFF IS THAT GOOD!  ViSalus Science delivers quality nutrition AND real results!

What is Body by Vi?
ViSalus Body by Vi is an innovative solution to getting into better shape, no matter if you want to slim down, tone up or build muscle. Combining unique and life transforming products along with online and offline support tools, no other program is as comprehensive, or as easy!

No one else can offer the same comprehensive program that includes a simple nutritional program with recipes, menu plans, exercise videos and programs, and online community support. If you’d rather not get weighed in public, eat expensive foods, or watch endless exercise videos that aren’t targeted to your specific needs, then this is the program for you

The Science

ViSalus Sciences is committed to offering the highest quality health and wellness products, delivered with the assurance to uphold maximum safety and quality standards. We believe that science and research are the foundation on which we can satisfy our consumers’ needs for better nutrition. Our Scientific Advisory Board is dedicated to creating innovative, science-based nutraceuticals, backed by rigorous research to ensure you get the greatest nutritional health and wellness benefits for your everyday lifestyle.

Body By Vi.   Quality Nutrition Supplements... to your door.

Body By Vi. Quality Nutrition Supplements... to your door.

ViSalus Sciences® Body by Vi™ – 90 Day Challenge

The Body by Vi™ Challenge is not another fad diet. The program is based on nutrition that helps you burn fat and keep lean muscle, boosts your metabolism and helps control hunger.  The patented ingredients and formulas help you achieve your goals, on your terms with guaranteed results. Included in our program are nutrition guides, fitness tips and plans, and downloadable tracking tools.

The ViSalus Sciences Body by Vi Challenge is geared to help you reach your goals, no matter what they are. From simply losing a few pounds, to getting fit and toned, we have the tools, the products, and the community of supportive people to celebrate your success. The Body by Vi program is easy, fun, and guarantees results.

The program is based on nutrition that helps you burn fat and keep lean muscle, boosts your metabolism and helps control hunger. The patented ingredients and formulas help you achieve your goals, on your terms with guaranteed results. Included in our program are nutrition guides, fitness tips and plans, and downloadable tracking tools.

ViSalus offers a line of innovative wellness products developed by a world class Scientific Advisory Board and backed by some of the most advanced scientific technology available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Submit your questions or place orders directly at:

http://www.sharipronatural.bodybyvi.com/


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