WEIGHT LOSS: DIETS DON’T WORK-MCTs DO

Quick weight loss

While you may have lost some weight dieting, were you able to keep it off for good? If not, you’re in the majority. This is because diets are fundamentally unsustainable.

To lose excess body weight healthfully and permanently, it takes patience and quality upgrades to your eating and exercise habits.

The good news? Lasting weight loss IS attainable when you:

  • Dedicate yourself to a nutrient-dense diet
  • Increase your activity level
  • Let go of counting calories and focus on creating healthy habits that last

We understand this is a slow progression and tough to stick to, which is why we created our MCT products to help expedite the process and promote quick weight loss.

(Also, see founder and health counselor Karen Malkin’s individual weight loss program offerings.)

FIGHT FAT WITH FAT

The idea that eating healthful fat makes you fat is a myth. Eating refined carbohydrates, sugar, trans fat, and highly processed vegetable oils makes you fat!

The body is an adaptive organism regulating hormone secretion and enzyme production in response to the food we eat.

So, when you ingest more MCTs, your body becomes more efficient at mobilizing fat stores as energy.

As a result, even in the presence of some carbohydrates, the body will begin breaking down its own fat to power ordinary, everyday functions. (Which means quick weight loss!)

Here are some compelling studies that show how incorporating MCT Oil can help you lose the weight and keep it off:

  • MCTs given over a 6-day period was shown to boost metabolism by 50%
  • Metabolism may remain elevated for at least 24 hours after eating a meal that includes MCTs
  • During a high-calorie diet consisting of either 40% fat as MCTs or 40% fat as LCTs, the MCT group burned almost 2x the number of calories in the LCT group
  • About 1-2 TBSP of MCT oil per day resulted in a lower endpoint body weight than did the same amount of olive oil during a 16-week weight-loss program. Also, those in the MCT oil group trended towards greater fat loss and less abdominal fat mass than those in the olive oil group
  • After eating a meal containing MCTs, normal-weight individuals increased their energy expenditure by as much as 48%, while overweight participants increased theirs by as much as 65%

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Want to get on the road to quick, lasting weight loss?

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TAKE YOUR WORKOUTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Take your workouts to the next level

If you’re an athlete who wants to go the distance with your workouts, MCTs can help get you there.

Studies suggest continual MCT consumption by recreational athletes results in reduced lactate production, a lower rate of perceived exertion, and maintenance of extended high-intensity exercise.

When you take MCTs on a regular basis, it provides sustained energy that reduces fatigue, improves endurance, and allows you to accomplish more during your workouts.

Best of all, it helps you last longer during competition.

FAT IS THE TRUE ATHLETE’S FUEL

When MCTs reach liver cells, metabolism is stimulated and energy is produced to fuel the body. This process provides immediate supplemental energy. That energy increases oxidative capacity, while also decreasing fat deposition during extended periods of physical activity.

When metabolism increases, cells function more efficiently:

  • Injuries heal faster
  • Old and diseased cells turnover faster
  • New cells are generated at an expedited rate

MCTs enables you to recover more efficiently from workouts—taking away your excuse for not working out the next day!

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Want to recover more quickly from your high-intensity workouts?

Get started today with MCT Oil or Vegan Protein Blend (or both—they’re the perfect pair)!

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Ways to cope in the midst of uncertain times

LIVING WITH HEART & HOPE-“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” — Richard Evans

The world as we know it has undergone quite a lot of change and it can be challenging to navigate the stress that often accompanies uncertain times. During this month that’s so focused on love, we want to focus on the most impact-full thing you can do to diffuse stress and keep hope alive: self-care.

Here’s the paradox—when you’re stressed, it makes sense that taking care of yourself falls to the bottom of your to-do list; after all, there are so many other people and priorities that are more important, right? Well, no. Self-care is actually MOST important to help buffer you against the health-eroding effects of stress and it’s also a way to keep what’s going on around you in perspective. You can only change yourself and how you show up in the world—and you can only do that when you are healthy and nourished. So avoid the temptation to brush it aside.

To that end, here are three ideas for how you can remain grounded and cared for during the month of February and beyond.

Find community

In stressful times, it’s even more important to reach out to your community—to become engaged with other people, and build human connections. This can be as simple as finding time to spend with friends or family. Kids, in particular, are fantastic supporters of living in the moment and building connections. (Try obsessing about politics around a two-year-old—they will not let you!)

Simplify

Our smartphones have our go-to for staying connected, but spending all of your waking hours glued to a screen is bad for your soul. Balance out the need to stay informed with some simple time-outs:

  • Go for a walk in nature.
  • Make time for exercise—sweaty exertion is GREAT for clearing the head and harmlessly channeling any feelings of anger or frustration.
  • Read a book: Nothing can help you gain perspective like reading about how others have overcome obstacles.
  • Take care of your basic physical health: practice good sleep hygiene, eat well by focusing on whole foods, and remember to stop and breathe when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Simplifying is not an excuse to tune out. It’s a necessary step to keep yourself from burning out and lapsing into apathy.

Give Back

The best cure for an anxious, blue mood? Giving back to those who are truly less fortunate.

It’s tempting to hide away and remain overwhelmed. But using your skills to give back is not only beneficial to the world—but also beneficial to your well-being! Giving back to others is a great way to feel proud, motivated, and strong. It allows you to really define, prioritize, and fight for your values: What’s most important to you? What good can you do in the world? How can your skills help others? Start thinking of small steps you can take to help others:

  • Can you volunteer some time to help a local charity?
  • Can you mentor someone in need?
  • Can you forego that daily Starbucks run and commit to a small donation to a non-profit?

Seemingly tiny acts add up mightily if you can start a real habit.

To your good health,

Karen

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THE KETOGENIC DIET MADE EASY

If you’re a body builder, you may have followed a ketogenic diet in order to lean out and look ripped right before an upcoming show.

When you eat a diet with few carbs, lots of fat, and adequate protein, your body responds to the lower levels of blood sugar by switching to an alternative power source. It converts fatty acids to ketones, which become your main energy source.

Translation: Instead of burning carbs, your body burns FAT.

Feel the burn. Not the pain. 

According to recent studies, a ketogenic diet is an optimal method for shedding body fat and exposing toned muscles. Here are some specific benefits of a ketogenic diet:

  • If adequate amounts of protein are consumed while in a state of ketosis, your body will spare protein and preserve muscle.
  • Many beneficial hormones (GH, testosterone, and IGF-I) are released, which leads to more fat breakdown and lean muscle growth.
  • You may experience decreased appetite and fewer carb cravings, making dieting easier to accomplish.

Here’s the problem: Preparing meals and adhering to the strict guidelines of a ketogenic diet can be extremely difficult for many as it involves a very rigid ratios of carbs, proteins, and fat.

Fortunately, simply combining MCT Lean MCT Oil with a reduced carbohydrate diet can generate therapeutic blood ketone levels and deliver all the benefits of following a ketogenic diet—without the struggle.

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Want to build lean muscle and a strong body via a ketogenic diet?

Get started today with MCT Oil or Vegan Protein Blend (or both—they’re the perfect pair)!

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How to create your vision MAP

NEW YOU, BETTER VERSION

Stay clear and focused in 2017

Each year, after weeks of celebrating and indulging in food, drink, and fun, we journaloften make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health. These resolutions allow us to begin the year focused and with healthy intentions. Right?

Unfortunately, most people lose sight of their goals and give up on their resolutions within the first few months of the year.

Let’s try something different this year.

Spending time articulating your vision and life’s purpose is the first important step in laying the foundation of achieving your health goals and sticking to your action plan. Many of us are not living day-to-day, in alignment, with what’s most imortant to us. This was me until I created my Vision MAP.

Whether you want to take one step to improve your health (such as giving up coffee or cutting back on sweets) or you want to completely revamp your lifestyle, it all begins by uncovering what’s really most important to you and how you want to show up in life. When you can articulate your life’s mission and purpose (MAP), you will gain direction and energy to cope during difficult times. Your day-to-day choices will align with what’s most important to you.

Here are a few prompts that can help you get started articulating your vision:

        -Identify what you truly love in life and how you want to be in life.

        -What do you want the legacy of your life to be?

        -What does being healthy allow for your life?

Carve out a few minutes to quietly contemplate this and journal what comes to you. It’s important to note that there are no right or wrong “answers” to this. Whatever ideas or thoughts that bubble up are valid and worth writing down! These are often messages from your unconscious mind that can be used as valuable fuel to help you stay connected and achieve your deepest desires.

During my 14 Day Transformation programs we will spend time going through exercises to help you map out your vision for 2017 and beyond. If this is something that doesn’t come easily to you, but is something you know is valuable, this accountability can help keep you on point with your life’s purpose to help you reach your health goals. I did this exercise with my coaching group and it was very powerful for me.  If you are interested in really going deep, reply to this e-mail me and I will send you the comlete assignment.

I’m excited for what 2017 will bring and please know my team and I are here to supportkaren you on your journey for living your best life!

As our gift to you, we would like to offer $100 off any 14 Day Transformation program during the month of January. Simply enter discount coupon code NEWYOU at checkout.

To your good health,

Karen