I am heading to out Limitless Fly-In this week. One of my favorite things is when we get to hear from the experts, scientists, and doctors affirming what we know about how effective our products are. We not only have testimonials, but we also have scientific studies behind every product!
This is Dr. Jon Wisco – and I’m sharing his post today – he is able to tell us the really smart things in normal, everyday language! What a gift.
Fat is good. We need fat.
The most important system in our body (okay, I’m biased, I’m a neuroscientist) – our nervous system – is comprised of nearly 60 percent fat! Without a healthy amount of fat, our nervous system would not functional properly. Our endocrine system needs fat in order to effectively create one of the most important hormones in the body – progesterone. This hormone is the precursor for testosterone and estrogen, two of the sex hormones that helps us maintain physical fitness and mental alertness. Just two examples of why fat is an important tissue in our bodies.
However, too much fat is bad. The risk for coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, some cancers, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver disease, asthma, and some mental disorders1 increases with greater Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat percentage.
And, not enough fat is bad. The risk for hypotension, heart failure, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and atrophy, and kidney failure2increases with lower BMI and body fat percentage. The bottom line: The body needs just enough fat – not too much, not too little – for normal metabolism.
The body’s three sources of energy- carbohydrates, fat and muscle
Of these macronutrients, the body prefers carbs because it can easily metabolize it into glucose, and through a number of biochemical reactions, the principal energy molecule, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Fat and muscle metabolism also ultimately yield ATP, but the biochemical reactions are more involved and not as quick as carbohydrate metabolism.
Although carbs are metabolized quickly, they are not as powerful of an energy source as fat. The body is smart: If it has a sufficient source of carbs, it will choose to burn that; otherwise, it will burn fat, and then as a last resort, muscle. If the body has an abundant source of carbs, it will metabolize what it needs, then store the rest as – you guessed it – fat. Why not? The body knows it can receive a larger amount of energy per fat molecule than per carbohydrate molecule. Thus, if the body encounters acute, or stressful, metabolic conditions, it will store some carbohydrates as fat. If the body has consistent physical activity, it will properly balance the carbohydrate, fat, and muscle metabolism to maintain a healthy physical state.
Constant fat storage?
The problem in our American society and culture is that we have a diet consisting of an overabundance of carbs, and a lifestyle with minimal physical activity. So, generally speaking, our bodies are constantly storing fat. In addition, carb metabolism activates the insulin/glucagon hormone pathways, which, when overactive and unchecked can lead to unwanted weight gain, insulin resistance, and the inability to metabolize carbs and maintain the normal carb, fat, and muscle metabolism homeostasis. Ultimately, the result is increased fat storage, increased stress, and decreased physical health in the form of oxidative stress and inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and many neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
Weight loss for health
With that brief introduction to the importance of carbohydrate, fat, and muscle metabolism, it is appropriate to ask where weight loss fits into all of this. Our societal and cultural fixation with weight loss is generally centered around body image, but the importance of weight loss should extend to good physical and physiological health. Again, our bodies are smart: If we subject them to a state of oxidative stress or inflammation (both of these occur when carbohydrate intake is too high, insulin levels spike, and the body converts carbohydrates as fat), then our bodies will “reset” its physiological baseline to minimize the stress and inflammation as much as possible. Part of that reset is storing excess fat to deal with anticipated needs for energy metabolism. Therefore, an approach to weight loss focusing on body image without resetting the body’s physiology only adds more stress and encourages the body to store more fat. This is why crash diets or water pill diets not only don’t work, but are counter-productive to the ultimate goal of restoring the body to a healthy weight.
Resetting the body to its intended, healthy weight is difficult work. The body will resist the initial stress of reducing weight. A healthy approach to resetting the body’s physiology is to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity (minimizing risk of injury) while at the same time modifying diet to shift the body’s metabolism from relying solely on carbohydrates to utilizing fat. Muscles love to use the fatty acids metabolized from adipose tissue! We can take advantage of that physiological phenomenon by simply shifting a diet to consist of more fat and protein, and less carbs. Yes, you have to eat fat to lost fat. Exercise is important because it increases the activity of the largest metabolic organ in the body – your muscles. Yes, gaining muscle mass speeds up fat metabolism.
How can Limitless Worldwide products help with weight loss?
The products included in the Shape Your Body Pak, as diet supplements, are formulated in just the right chemistry to minimize oxidative stress and inflammation, and maximize satiety, and the development of important metabolic hormones (namely human growth hormone, hGH) to promote an increase of muscle mass and healthy metabolism. The products Thrive, Charge, and Lunagen, found in the pak are formulated to help reset the body’s physiology to encourage healthy, not body image focused- weight loss.
Does someone absolutely need Shape Your Body to lose weight?
Of course not. But it REALLY helps. To illustrate, I love sports drinks. They are an excellent source of carbs and ions when the body is in a high metabolic state. But, sports drinks are nothing more than a source of excess carbs when the body is at rest. I reduced my intake of 2-3 sports drinks per day (approximately 36 g of sugar per bottle!) to only one sports drink per week. Without even exercising, I dropped 8 lbs in one week. By adding a modest 2-3 sessions of 20 minutes of moderate exercise in a week, I lost an additional 7 lbs over the course of several months.
I maintained that weight loss for several years until I discovered Thrive. After taking Thrive, I dropped an additional 5 lbs. over the course of a few weeks. I lost an additional 5 lbs. after starting a vigorous exercise program. The only reason I probably didn’t lose more is because I started adding muscle mass, which is starting to replace my fat mass. I expect in another year that I’ll be back to just above my high school weight because I started using Charge.
I think that’s it for now. In future blog posts I can go into more detail on aspects of this overview. For now, I hope you enjoy resetting your physiology!
Knight JA. Diseases and Disorders Associated with Excess Body Weight. Ann Clin Lab Sci Spring 2011 vol. 41 no. 2 107-121.
Human growth hormone (hGH) is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pituitary gland. … HGH helps to maintain, build, and repair healthy tissue in the brain and other organs. This hormone can help to speed up healing after an injury and repair muscle tissue after exercise. ~ Healthline.com
Dr. Ronald Klatz, President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine says:
“HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is the ultimate anti-aging therapy. The rejuvenating effects of growth hormone are global, acting on both mind and body, anatomy and physiology, form and function.
Growth Hormone affects almost every cell in the body; rejuvenating the skin and bones, regenerating the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys, bringing organ and tissue function back to youthful levels.
By replenishing your supply of growth hormone, you can recover your vigor, health, looks, and sexuality.
For the first time in human history, we can intervene in the aging process, restore many aspects of youth, resist disease, substantially improve the quality of life, perhaps extend the lifespan itself. The ‘Fountain of Youth’ lies within the cells of each of us. All you need to do is release it.
It is now possible to reverse the effects of aging 10-20 years. And whereas aging used to be considered a fact of life, the medical community now considers it a degenerative disease that can be treated.”
Thrive hGH DOES NOT contain Human Growth Hormone. Thrive hGH is a scientifically-formulated combination of amino acids and nutrients, which nourish your pituitary gland and increase the release of your own natural hGH.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial Thrive hGH was shown to cause an 8-fold increase in bioactive, serum (blood) growth hormone levels.* The research was conducted at a prestigious university and caused a measurable increase in HGH levels not just in young, athletic males, but in men and women, young and old.
Thrive hGH helps your body safely
and naturally restore hGH levels.
Okay – enough science and facts – they are great to know, but the true results show up in the stories. We have hundreds of them. Men and Women who have “gotten their lives back” when this supplement put their autoimmune disease in remission, helped them be able to walk more comfortably because their joints don’t hurt anymore, or those that have been able to reduce their reliance on prescription drugs, or have lost anywhere from 5 to 105 lbs – easily and safely.
We cannot make medical claims, but we have the stories! Check out our Limitless Worldwide Success Stories page and read for yourself!
Well, what about me? What’s my story? I have lost weight and kept it off, have decreased my thyroid medication, have as much energy as I did 20 years ago, no joint pain, and most remarkably – my latest bone density scan showed major improvement in osteoporosis and osteopenia – in fact, I no longer have either condition! And well, I’m just excited to be enjoying life. I am living limitless – and plan to “be my best at every age!”
Both my daughter and my niece have shared with me how much they enjoyed a blogger from Minneapolis who really speaks to them and their generation (Millenial). Although I’m in a way different generation, I finally followed this girl and found her posts, ideas, and even online training to be spot on for anyone trying to live their most authentic life and making changes for the better.
Since ’tis the time of year for goals and dreams and vows to change all of our bad habits and endless list-making (for us list-makers) of the things I plan to do more of or less of or better this year, when I ran across her post about “Why you need an ‘Every Damn Day’ list + how to create one” . I knew for sure I did actually love her.
“It’s a perfect world and I awake to songbirds, cooing me into consciousness. I eat a surprisingly delicious, kale-filled breakfast and then walk the dog while simultaneously meditating.
I settle into a lovely day of writing, phone calls, and catching up with friends. I am wearing a cute outfit, my hair looks amazing, and my home is miraculously spotless. I AM A PARAGON OF POSITIVITY AND PRODUCTIVITY!!!
But, sadly, this isn’t a perfect world.
On any given day, it’s entirely possible that I will sleep late, work myself into a headache, avoid phone calls, and/or eat popcorn for every meal.
Life happens! Deadlines change, priorities shift, and sometimes I just don’t want to put on real pants, okay?
So how do we keep our lives from derailing when things get busy? How do we keep making tiny, incremental steps towards the life we want when we’re nearly too frazzled to function?
We make and use an Every Damn Day List.”
Right? She gets me. I need a list to remind me of all the things I need to do even if I’ve been doing them every single day for most of my life. And there’s a reason! She gets me!
“…this Every Damn Day List – keep us from throwing in the towel in every blessed area of our lives.
They dramatically reduce the number of days that we toss up our hands, declare the entire day a write off, and settle into a funk of bad decisions.
If you have an Every Damn Day List, no day will ever be a complete write off.
No matter what professional, social, financial, or dietary decisions you make, if you follow your Every Damn Day List, there will be at least a few choices that point you in the right direction.
Stayed in your sweats all day, binge watching Queer Eye, and eating pudding cups? At least you walked the dog and made your bed!
Flicked someone off in traffic, ignored your mom’s text, and missed the due date on your library book? At least you complimented your barista’s shirt and ate an apple!”
For me, it’s about being kinder to everyone – especially me! We are the hardest on ourselves. Climbing into bed each night conscious that my house is still a mess, I didn’t get those samples in the mail, I didn’t do one minute of Tai Chi and I had 2 glasses of wine again! Aargh! After 64 years I still can’t get my shit together and be productive?
WAIT A MINUTE! I worked, I ate, I made food, I messaged a friend, I did errands, I fed the pets, I chatted with my daughter, I created a boatload of graphics and designs not only for my business but for so many others. Why am I so fast to say I didn’t get anything done?
My friend Pam is a master tracker. Her calendar is filled to the brim, and she marks off every item with a color-coded highlighter so she can see what she accomplished. But to me, it seems a little silly to write down “make my bed” every day in my planner.
So…. the Every Damn Day list!
“These four questions will help you create your own Every Damn Day List.
What’s the smallest possible action that will make your space feel nicer?
- Spend five minutes cleaning the kitchen
- Make the bed
- Run the Roomba (no, I will never stop proselytizing about Roombas!!!)
What’s the smallest possible action that will make you feel healthier?
- Go outside for 20 minutes
- Drink two glasses of water
- Eat at least one fruit or vegetable
What’s the smallest possible action that will make you feel better emotionally?
- Say something nice to someone
- Look at old photos on Facebook
- Send a funny text to a friend or family member
What’s the smallest possible action that will make you feel on top of your life?
- Wear perfume or cologne
- Spend five minutes replying or deleting old emails
- Check your bank account balance”
I’ve started on my list. My NEW list. For 2019. Where I am being kinder to myself and celebrating my somewhat crazy but extremely productive life.
IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING, HERE’S MY EVERY DAMN DAY LIST
- Drink a gallon of water
- Get outside every day for a walk. Even a short one.
- Play Tai Chi
- Follow the 12 hr on/12 hr off rule with my phone (this is a goal for 2019)
- Connect with 3 people every day – offline or on
- Try to eat a veggie with each meal
- Make the bed
That’s it! That’s all! None of this is ground-breaking or even particularly hard. If I wanted to, I could get this all done in an hour.
I could spend the rest of my day, totally running around trying to multi-task and failing miserably, but if I spent the hour before bed doing these things, I’d still end the day on the positive. And celebrate my success! Because our lives are made up of a million little things that are called living.
Terry Kempfert is an Anti-Aging and Creative Lifestyle Consultant and artist that lives in Central Minnesota, motivating and helping people to be their best at every age.
Good morning! I am so, so, so excited today. Why?
TEAM SHINE is holding a SPECIAL “New Years, New You 90 Day Challenge”!
We are starting the week of January 7th! Get through the holidays and set your goals – PLAN for success! Starting the 2nd week makes it easier for people’s schedules, allows a better dynamic in the group, and many other benefits.
Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, improve your health, or simply look and feel younger from the inside out with our anti-aging skin and body products, we have a pack for you!
I wanted to do something special. Since it’s the New Year and I know SO many of you are going to join us for our biggest challenge of the year, we’re coordinating a start date of January 7th! If you purchase your “Find Your Limitless” pack by that day, I am going to give you a FREE Bottle of Glystrictin! (Seriously, carb blocker that works with no side effects!)
Click here to watch a short video to see what it is – GLYSTRICTIN!
By taking this simple supplement, you can reduce the effects of carbs on your body! Who doesn’t want that? Our Scientific studies show that by taking one capsule with each meal, the average person will lose 6-8 lbs in 45 days using that alone!
It’s not another “hope & pray” dieting program. It’s a body and soul TRANSFORMATION program and it’s enhanced the lives of thousands of people who have found their Limitless!
Over the course of 90 days you’ll do much more than just “lose weight”…
You will be invited to join our exclusive challenge group – where we educate, support, and motivate each other.
You will learn the importance of water, sleep, tracking, and never need a “special diet” again! We discovered that our AVERAGE participant drops 11.03 pounds and 6.3 inches, in just 30 days!
Here’s the best part…
All this happened without starving themselves… without eating boring or bland “rabbit” food… without torturing their bodies with grueling workouts… and all the other (work your buns off with no results) nonsense most programs put you through.
Love ya 🙂
We have 4 packs to choose from depending on your goals – contact me to see which one would work best for you!
I love the George Foreman quote “Don’t reinvent the wheel. Just learn from the ones who have already done it well. You need a mentor, a seasoned coach who is willing to share his wisdom and experience with you. Ask someone who has already been successful to guide you.”
Steve and Melyn Campbell are the Founders of Limitless Worldwide. They are top income earners in our industry. (Seriously, there’s a top 100 list – check it out!) Not only are they in the top 25, but there are also 7 others on that list who they sponsored and trained. I am following in their footsteps to achieve my dreams and goals!
These two leaders have experience and expertise for real success. Limitless Worldwide is powered by products that absolutely work, in categories such as anti-aging, weight loss, and skin care. We are in a time when everyone wants to live their best, healthiest life and enjoy all this world has to offer – to “Be your best at every age!”
Scientifically backed, patented products that truly work, a compensation plan that rewards the newbies as well as paying the leaders top dollar! I believe I have a game-changer opportunity. If you look at me and think just maybe I’m someone you could follow, I invite you to look at what I do. I’m following “The Campbell’s” to the TOP, and you could walk right alongside me! With our compensation plan, you can make grocery money, car money, or beach money – your choice! Come on, just take a look, we dare you!
Here we go again!! Seriously – every year it’s the same. Boom, Christmas is over and my mind starts making plans for the new year! Again. But why not? It’s always wonderful to plan for a fresh start!
And that usually includes some sort of plan to get healthy, eat better, lose weight, workout more. So, to make this more fun and see better results, why don’t we do it together? It’s always good to have someone to share your goals and struggles with, right? I just know it makes me work a little harder!
So here’s my offer for 2018 – January Kick-Start with Limitless! First of all, you need to be clear on your goals. Pick one. Lose weight. Work out. Be Healthy. Improve my personal appearance.
I am hosting a month-long Kick Start program that includes plans for ALL of these! I’ve attached the offer below – in a nutshell, I’ll provide healthy meal plans, recipes, shopping lists – YOU set your goal and go for it! Limitless Worldwide has packs to help you along the way.
It’s all detailed in this flyer – check it out. Call me anytime. There is no hard start or stop date, however, I am promoting a 3-day body reset starting January 2, then on the 5th will share the rest of the plans.
If you are a preferred customer of mine – no charge, if you aren’t – why not?? The only way I can show you how effective and amazing our products are is by you trying them. I even offer free samples. Just message me. Say “I’M IN!” – you’d get a pretty little package in the mail – samples, a fun gift and your monthly tracker.
My deal is if you purchase any pack – you get a $49 bag of SkinnyStix FREE – your choice of flavors. All detailed below. This is it. Happy New Year!