Category Archives: Energy

SUPPLEMENTS: I NEVER LEAVE THEM OUT

There’s a huge seesaw battle on the significance supplements should play in a person’s regimen.

I eat clean.

My plates are colorful.

My water intake is plenty.

And I don’t count calories.

However, I was curious to see what the outcome would be if I used About.com’s Calorie Count Meter.

My Report Card

By the end of this day I earned a B+ rating.

Why?

Well, the end result read like this:

Carbs = Too Low
Sat Fat = Too High
Fiber = Too High
Vit A = Too Low
Calcium = Too Low
Iron = Too Low

(only noted the “poor” grading)

Not being an expert on nutrition, I reflect my daily meals selection, and from what I can recall I did really well by my own standards. 

So, where did I go wrong?

As I mentioned yesterday, “Through the hustle and bustle of extracurricular activities, parent-teacher conferences and homework, making sure we are getting proper nutrition can be difficult.”

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Unfortunately, even if you’re eating right, you’re still probably not getting enough vitamins and nutrients from your diet for optimum health. Many of today’s foods don’t pack the nutritional punch they did years ago. According to a report published in the Journal of HortScience, the average vegetable found in today’s supermarket is anywhere from 5% to 40% lower in minerals (including magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc) than those harvested just 50 years ago.

“Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. It appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements,” according to the statement in JAMA. Physicians are paying attention.

Did you know that 72 percent of physicians personally use dietary supplements?

Obviously, supplementing is an ideal road map for health.

BETTER THAN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL, BAGEL, OR TOAST.

I blog with as purpose.

EXPOSURE.

Exposure of myself – for myself; specifically for YOU.

As I embark on climbing up the ladder of achievement in my life, I realized it comes with a “price tag”.

This tag, requires me to have the ability to keep a laser focus on the target, regardless of the weather, circumstances, or obstacles, neither my focus nor concerns rest on current circumstances.

Come by the gym, and everyday you’ll catch me sporting a grin from internal joy. Behind that joy are ideas, visions, and dreams that need to be walked out and fulfilled, not by myself, on the contrary, by YOU or someone you know.

In the pursuit of reaching my greatest desires, however, I had to understand what the word transparent meant for me. Through lengthy ananlyzing, I soon realized many individuals around me have difficulties with being transparent.

A transparent life, many would agree, is having the ease of being 100% honest, truthful, or like we say in NY “keeping real”. Therefore, when Imeet somebody for the first time they gain a sense of authenticity.

Looking Forward

As I look forward, what’s my goal?

YOU are. One day you’ll come across the blog with exactly the words to draw your attention closer.

Go Time

Now it’s time for us to get SERIOUS.

About what, you say?

About your choices to eat.

Breakfast

Quite often, stove tops across the country are dressed with nothing more than bareness, until rat race ends.

Currently, unless you’re a stay-at-home mom or work-from-home dad, the odds of you serving yourself up with a hearty, healthy meal is less than winning the lottery.

Options are optimal

These suggestions are FAST, healthy, also blood sugar controlling:

Choice A. An apple a day. Seriously grab a piece of fruit: an apple, orange, pear, or bag of berries AND a bag of raw nuts: almonds, pecans, or walnuts. Go with raw nuts if possible to prevent the polyunsaturated fats from oxidizing as can happen in roasted nuts. But even roasted nuts are a better option compared to cereals or bagels.

Supercharge: blend those fruits and nuts with my “Dynamic Duo” (Classic and Innergize) to get the best, tasting and simple prepping supply of vitamins, nurtrients, and more; which means a healthy energy lift, plus more PRODUCTIVE hours in the day, and a better quality of life. Time is precious and so is YOUR health.

Choice B. Another great option for a healthy breakfast is two hard boiled eggs and veggie sticks. You can’t go wrong with this nutrient-rich breakfast as it’s the perfect breakfast to drop the fat and keep your blood sugar and appetite 100% controlled.

Choice C: Want a little extra protein to go with this breakfast too?

One quick scoop of a quality protein – Provantage – meets the nutritional needs, whether you’re in the gym or maintaining your garden, to IMPROVE performance, endurance, recovery and repair. Great for athletes who deal with joint aches from grueling sport injuries. I should know, after 17 years of football I’ve experienced my fair share of visits to trainers table.

Well, that’s all folks. A perfect breakfast menu at your disposal! Rotate all 3 of these ideas if you need variety each week.

Could This Be Your Resolve to Fatigue Cycle

Any day, if you lived in Georgia, and drove up US-41, you would see a huge billboard sign featuring the greatest deal a gym can offer. A price most can not resist. Donning the eye-catching colors a one Hulk Hogan himself  would appreciate.

Members actually rise in the early mornings, when there’s no light out, to enjoy the freedom of moving from one exercise machine to another. While a few dozen of others, trudge into our facilities midday. For whatever lifestyle they live they too have freedom of roaming and getting in a good workout. Then comes the flood. Right around the four o’clock hour, anybody in the front counter vicinity, would soon dance to tunes of beeps and “Thank Yous”.

It’s pretty neat. That’s when I know the gym is going to have a goodnight in sales.image

Our most popular item is a pre-workout supplement. Actually, no matter what time of the day members choose jack3d. I’ll admit jack3d to the novice exerciser may warrant red flags, however, scientifically there are no documented side effects for you to be concerned. Which is great for those who need or want a quick boost before they workout. Some readers may ask what purpose does this product have? The answer is simple -Energy, which these days is easier to be found than the fountain of youth.

Personally, I much rather pass due to it’s synthetic makeup and the obvious fact there’s NO healthy benefits, side from getting through the workout.

FATIGUE CYCLE

What I look for in any supplements are the benefits. So, when I think of energy it has nothing to do with a quick fix. More so, I looked for an item to crack the fatigue cycle.

What makes up the fatigue cycle?

Physical fatigue and mental fog go hand-in-hand, and stress is a leading contributor to both.

So, where most energy drinks rely on caffeine and sugar to provide a quick boost, that’s not the combo I care to consume. On the other hand, I, like many other patrons want a solution to address the underlying problem – the Fatigue Cycle.

24  Powerful Ingredients

24K, with it’s 24 active ingredients (helps directly in achieving its performance objectives) is backed by clinical research and cooperatively combined to tap into your body’s natural vitality and peak performance.

24K‘s nutritional punch, is the first energy shot to ever address all three phases of fatigue cycle by providing not only energy, but focus and stress relief.

Now that right there got my attention. All I had to do was to sign-up at www.my24kvip.com . Using VIP CODE: GAMECHANGER. Simple process. No hassle of a third party, plus, a 10% discount. Now I can enjoy a healthy dose of energy in my mornings, afternoons, before workouts, while I study for tests, or fulfill my weekend chores.

Who do you know who might like to Get their SHOT!?

This isn’t for you…

it’s for a person looking for healthy energy without:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Increased blood pressure

I can remember my first Mountain Dew. Can You? My taste buds jumped and danced for hours as I drank about three of them before a high school football game. I felt as though I had an infinite source of energy ripping and running through blockers and making one play after another. By the time I got to college, Mountain Dews were delegated my drink of choice on either long trips to New York or deep into the nights as a study companion. By this time, my body quenched for something more, ala ephedrine.

Ephedrine, though prescribed mostly for relief of shortness of breath and chest tightness, as an athlete provided me the capabilities of a continuous supply of Oxygen. I flew around the field constantly, however, did it make me a better player? Nope! I flat-out sucked. The combination of ingredients created an irritable and unfocused feeling. But what the heck, anything to get the edge right?

By 2000, I entered my senior year feeling great; armoured with an immense sense of confidence. I don’t have to boast or brag because the numbers at the end of that season proved it. What contributed to my success? I would like to point to a  product that ranked as America’s #1 alertness aid for over 25 years – VIVARIN! Recognized by the FDA, Vivarin® has only one active ingredient – caffeine, which, maintained mental alertness and focus for approximately four hours. A safe and effective way to help keep you mentally alert and focused. It’s just like having coffee or soda.

 Wait – What? It’s just like having a coffee or soda? Hmmm, now for all those non-coffee or non-soda drinkers I just made a big NO NO. I’ve never had a full cup of coffee in my existence on our planet. The most coffee I’ve had been when my greedy butt wanted my mom’s cereal and coffee concoction as a toddler. Eww Gross! It’s addictive, unsatisfying, and just not my cup of tea. Not too mention makes your breath tart. Now onto the sweet tasting soda reference. Really, a can of some soda have enough sugar that a diabetic would need to check their sugar counts by a mere look at the container.

Now I’m not hip to all the myths and facts on caffeine, however, what I do consider is a statement like

Experts agree that moderation and common sense are the keys to safe consumption of caffeine. What is considered a “normal” amount of caffeine depends on an individual’s sensitivity, and can be affected by frequency and amount of intake, body weight, age and a person’s overall health. People with health problems may want to consult their physician regarding their use of caffeine.

 So what’s considered “normal”? It’s like algorithm. Who’s intentionally breaking down their weight, age, and health when standing in line at Starbucks? I digress.

Yet, I was still unresolved. I was a man, former athlete, looking for the best option not only to provide the kick I needed to tackle my day, more so, gave me healthy benefits, as well.  A person who was looking for a way to keep my edge throughout the day. A synergistic blend of more than one to five active ingredient(s) to tap into my body’s natural vitality. Energy I can trust and count on without high-sugar caffeine to bring an artificial lift — and a hard crash.

Earlier this year (February) I found my solution. Key the music:

24K named the People’s Choice for Favorite New Consumer Product at the 2011 American Business Awards.

And with their 24K™ VIP! promotion, I didn’t have to bother with a sales rep or a phone operator. All I did was sign up at www.my24kvip.com, using the code GAMECHANGER , so I can continue to  save 10% every time I purchase. Plus, I told a few of my friends, who then purchased and I doubled my savings; even they received a 10% discount. All by using that code: GAMECHANGER. Furthermore, I learned the ingredients are all natural for healthy energy, focus and stress relief. One bottle gives me a great sense of focus to multi-task at the office and energy to go hard at the gym. Another item that caught my attention, take a gander at traditional drinks warning label, then compare it to 24k; you’ll understand afterwards. 

 It’s definitely worth checking out because THIS IS MY SHOT and it could be YOURS!