Vibr-Slim Program Set To Launch in November

Posted on September 22, 2008. Filed under: weightloss | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are so excited!

Our new Vibr-Slim program for weight loss is set to launch in November at least 2 months earlier than we had originally thought. Lucky for us we had some sage advice from a friend who said, start small and build that way you can get going earlier. So we took his advice and that’s exactly what we will be doing.

Mind you it is still a lot of work to get done in just over a month! So if you see my knuckles bleeding from working at my keyboard for long hours you will know why 🙂 By the way, We do not have anything on the website yet about the program, but we are working on it.

We plan to have at least 3 of the eBook Guides for the program immediately available to new members, the subliminal vids ready, at least 2 of the How To vids ready and the members forum (so that members can make friends on the same journey, help each other stay motivated and on track and generally empathise with each other, swap stories etc..), and the tracking journal, so it will be a very busy couple of months and all of that just for the online members. Online members will also have access to exclusive discounts on all products recommended through the program. Whew!!

My partner Andie will be preparing the centre for our onsite members as well, with the purchase of at least 2 more Vibration Platforms and time set aside each day for the regular weigh-ins, and Vibr-Slim sessions, so whether you are an online member or a centre member you will have access to all the best information and help you can get.

So we are going to be busy girls, but I am pretty sure the excitment of helping so many people to reclaim their bodies, their health and their fitness in a way that is so easy it’s just like cheating will carry us through.

Just imagine a weightloss so easy that anyone at any fitness level can start immediately, and gradually build their fitness and lose weight while standing on a platform. Could we have made it any easier?

We will be the only centre in Qld offering this program and online! Which means that no matter where you are in the world you can be a part of this program. What more could you ask for?

Stay tuned for the big announcement!

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Transfats Terminated in California

Posted on July 28, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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WOW!! Arnold has taken a bold stand as Governator of California he has legislated the ban of Transfats in his state of California.

“The legislation signed by Schwarzenegger will take effect Jan. 1, 2010, for oil, shortening and margarine used in spreads or for frying. Restaurants could continue using trans fats to deep-fry yeast dough and in cake batter until Jan. 1, 2011.

Trans fats occur naturally in small amounts in meat and dairy products. Most trans fats are created when vegetable oil is treated with hydrogen to create baked and fried goods with a longer shelf life.

Stephen Joseph, a Tiburon attorney who was a consultant to New York City in developing its ban, said trans fat is a larger health risk than saturated fat because it reduces so-called good cholesterol.

A 2006 review of trans fat studies by the New England Journal of Medicine concluded there was a strong connection between consumption of trans fats and heart disease. Studies also have linked trans fats to diabetes, obesity, infertility in women and some types of cancer.

Trans fats are like cigarettes, with no safe level of consumption, said Jeffrey Luther, a Long Beach doctor who is president of the California Academy of Family Physicians.” Courtesy of Physorg

What about in Australia?? This is what Today Tonight had to say in their special last year:

Trans fats are linked to the death of 25 per cent of our population.

In Australia there is one death every eight minutes from heart disease.

We uncovered foods with the highest trans fats.

Butter has 4.2 per cent natural trans fats with dairy blend full-fat spreads at 3.2 per cent.

Reduced fat blends have 2.3 per cent with a cheese and spinach pastry roll containing 2.2 per cent trans fats.

Puff pastry made with butter contains 2 per cent while camembert and brie cheese contain up to 1.3 per cent.

Popcorn and ice cream have 1.2 per cent, doughnuts 1.1 per cent and regular cooking oils (not including olive oil) contain between 0.5 per cent and 1 per cent.

Trans fats also are prevalent in muffins, cream-filled sweet biscuits, cheese spreads, quiche, sausage rolls, lasagne, milk-powder, potato crisps, fries from fast food outlets, cheesecake and pastries.

Research suggests a diet of just 2 per cent trans fats can increase the risk of having a heart attack by 23 per cent.

Nutritionist, Matt O’Neil, said some products are misleading.

“We’ve eaten natural trans fats for a long time, but it’s only in the last three or four decades that we’ve dramatically increased our consumption of man-made trans fats,” he said.

“That is not good for us, we need to get them out of our food supply.”

Other countries around the world have mandated labelling of trans fats, according to Food Sociologist, Dr Gygory Scrinis, from RMIT’s Globalism Institute.

“I think it is outrageous that Food Standards Australia has decided earlier this year not to label trans fats on foods and nor to regulate the amount of trans fats in foods,” he said.

“The food industry may simply replace trans fats with other highly processed and chemically engineered ingredients.” Today Tonight

We need to let our government know that we want to follow suit and ban all man-made Transfats from Australian diets.

How can you avoid them? Look at your food labels and avoid anything that includes: Partially hydrogenated oil or fats, hydrogenated oils or fats.

Why avoid them? Apart from the proven evidence that they can lead to heart disease, there is also some evidence and ongoing research into their role in contributing to some cancers (particularly bowel and pancreatic), diabetes, Liver dysfunction and infertility.

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Eating Breakfast Can Make You Slimmer!

Posted on March 23, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

March 3 (Bloomberg) — American teenagers who skip breakfast are more likely to tigers milk smoothie                                                   be obese than those who eat a morning meal, according to a finding that researchers say may be linked to rising obesity among adolescents.

Teens that skipped the meal were five pounds heavier on average, ate less healthy during the day and exercised less frequently than those who ate breakfast, researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics.

The idea that skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain is not new. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can have beneficial effects on:

  • Appetite
  • Insulin resistance
  • Energy metabolism

One study found that obesity and insulin resistance syndrome rates were 35 percent to 50 percent lower among people who ate breakfast every day, compared to those who frequently skipped it.

 So make sure you eat breakfast and that your children (especially your teenagers) do too. I they’re worried about gaining weight provide them with a low-grain breakfast, as it is grains particularly refined grains that cause weight gain. Try a couple of peached eggs with wholegrain toast, or Fruit Salad and nuts, or try one of my ‘Tiger Milk’ fast food shakes:

Combine: 3/4 cup of Milk (A2 milk or organic milk is best) or

3/4/ cup of water with Whey Protein Concentrate (even better),

1 dessertspoon of lecithin,

1/2 cup of fruit (banana, berries, soft pear, rockmelon (cantaloupe), or any soft fruit that will not curdle the milk,

1 dessertspoon of wheatgerm.

Blend and serve for a breakfast that puts a tiger in your tank 😉 all day.

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Do You Know Butter Is Better?

Posted on February 28, 2008. Filed under: wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

Last year my son had to do an assignment on health and after having me tell him for years that eating butter was much healthier than margarine, no matter what everyone else believed, he decided to do his assignment on this subject.

Much to the surprise of his teacher, this is what we found out…

DO YOU KNOW…the difference between margarine and butter?

 You will be as amazed as my son’s teacher, just keep on reading.

butterFirst of all, both butter and margerine have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and this is only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.

And now, for Margarine..

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.

Very high in trans fatty acids.

Triple risk of coronary heart disease.

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.

Lowers quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

Ok, I bet you think that’s the worst but and here’s the most disturbing fact….

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..

This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share this with your family and friends…..if you want to “butter them up”!

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Missing Link Between Belly Fat and Heart Disease

Posted on February 26, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

cad_w300_h3141.jpgCarrying extra weight around your midsection is known to increase your risk of heart attacks, and a new study by University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center researchers may have figured out why this is so.

They discovered a link between belly fat, also known as visceral fat, inflammation and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

The discovery came while the team was studying obese mice that lack leptin, a hormone that plays a role in appetite and metabolism. When they transplanted fat cells from normal mice into the leptin-deficient mice, the fat transplants prevented obesity and produced leptin.

The fat transplants also became inflamed, and the researchers set out to discover what was causing the inflammation, and whether it was linked to atherosclerosis.

They then divided mice that had been developed to be high in cholesterol and have hardened arteries into three groups: two that received fat transplants from normal mice, and one control group.

Some of the mice received visceral fat transplants, while others received subcutaneous fat (the type found just under the skin).

The mice that received the visceral fat developed atherosclerosis at an accelerated rate, and had inflammation similar to that found in the leptin-deficient mice. Those that received subcutaneous fat had increased inflammation, but not atherosclerosis, while the control group had neither inflammation nor increased atherosclerosis.

The results suggest a strong link between belly fat, inflammation and hardening of the arteries.

The researchers found that treating the mice with pioglitazone, a diabetes drug, was able to calm the inflammation and stop the atherosclerosis.

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