Have you tried so many weight loss programs that you are way too familiar with the terms like body fat and calories? Does the quote “I went on a 2 week diet and all I lost was 14 days!” apply to you? Have you gained back the weight that you once lost? Maybe you are looking for a weight loss solution that will work for you? Something that becomes a way of life?
Some people have luck. The rest of us need a plan. You can’t just hope your way to health. Nothing worthwhile comes easily or haphazardly. You may have not had the success that you wanted with other weight loss programs.
Your plan may start with something small. Do you have a worst meal of the day? Maybe it’s the breakfast that you don’t eat? Maybe it’s the quick bite to eat at a local fast-food restaurant because the lunch you brought from home doesn’t look very appetizing? Replace your worst meal each day with a meal replacement drink. These mixes offer protein, fiber and amazing nutrition in a variety of tastes.
Eating right is only part of the weight loss journey. It’s also important to increase your physical activity. This may mean walking up a flight of stairs at work to use the restroom or lifting weights while you watch your favorite show.
When you are trying to go from fat to firm, it is important to have a weight loss support group. You need someone to celebrate with – someone who is reaching for the same goal you are reaching for. The American Psychological Association states “Psychological research has found that a group approach [to weight loss] helps, at least in the short-term. It’s easier to stick with a weight loss plan when you have support, can share tips on diet and exercise and have an exercise buddy.”
In March 2014, Nature’s Sunshine launched IN.FORM. It is truly a different kind of weight-loss program. The IN.FORM program looks at all of the aspects of losing weight and keeping it off, including eating right and exercise, but it also includes the social support that is missing in so many programs. It’s a holistic, 13-week, program that brings together group support, accountability and health education into a series of fun, highly-informative, weekly classes that include biotracker analysis and delicious protein shakes. With IN.FORM, you become part of a community that is there is support you, not hinder your progress. You’ll be recognized when you make progress and meet your goals!
NSP’s IN.FORM is a thirteen week program that will change your life. Here’s what you’ll learn about week by week:
Week 1: Program Overview
Week 2: Let’s Get to the Point: What’s Your Reason for Burning Fat and Being Fit?
Week 3: Lose Weight by Losing Toxicity
Week 4: The Good, Bad & Ugly of Weight Loss
Week 5: Mastering Your Food Environment
Week 6: What do my Cravings say About Me?
Week 7: Are Your Thoughts Making You Fat?
Week 8: Dealing With Stress
Week 9: Glandular Health, Wealth and Wisdom
Week 10: Let’s Get a Move On
Week 11: The Importance of Social Networks
Week 12: Mindfulness Eating
Week 13: Keeping Your Change Alive
THE MIGHTY MICROBIOME
Did you know that microscopic organisms called bacteria living on and in your body outnumber human cells ten to one? In fact, the total weight of bacteria in your body can weigh anywhere between two and six pounds! This bustling, hidden ecosystem that resides primarily in your gut is known as the microbiome, and emerging science is quickly gaining an understanding of just how important these billions of microorganisms are to our health.
AN IMBALANCED BIOME
Modern diets, stress and environmental toxins can upset the delicate balance of our gut microbiome, from one that supports normal, healthy function to one that triggers a host of cardiometabolic issues.
How? Too many ‘bad’ bacteria in our microbiome can create toxins that make us fat. Diets high in added sugars and carbohydrates lead to greater populations of certain kinds of microbes that produce toxins. These toxins cause us to use energy inefficiently and store too much of it as fat. Over time, this process can develop into metabolic dysfunction and unwanted additional weight. These cascading effects can cause our body to operate like that of someone much older! In other words, an unhealthy microbiome can add years to our ‘metabolic age.’
There is hope!
THE BOTTOM LINE
IN.FORM utilizes the untapped power of the microbiome to lower metabolic age. It does this through lifestyle changes combined with proprietary, patent-pending supplementation that targets gut nutrition to support optimal body composition and cardiovascular health.
Nature’s Sunshine Products has been in the health industry since the 1970s. Gene and Kristine Hughes became herbal pioneers, planting the seeds that became Nature’s Sunshine. Plagued with a nagging stomach condition, Gene started taking cayenne pepper at the suggestion of a friend. While the herb provided relief, it was difficult to ingest cayenne pepper by the spoonful. His wife, Kristine, suggested putting the powder into capsules. It was a revolutionary idea—delivering the benefits of herbs through encapsulation. Since becoming the first company to encapsulate herbs in 1972, Nature’s Sunshine has grown from a small, family-owned business to one of the leading health and wellness companies in the world.
To learn more about IN.FORM™ , our weight loss program, click here. IN.FORM™ is truly a different kind of weight-loss program. It’s a unique, 13-week, duplicatable program that brings to life all of the elements of NSP’s Transformational Habit of Health, beginning with weight loss…all the way to lifelong health.
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