As a promoter for ViSalus | Body by Vi, I often hear people use statements like, “I’ll just stick to the old fashion way of eating right,” or “I believe in exercise.” Both of these statements are great things to incorporate in your life. I like to eat right and exercise too, but I choose to supplement with Body by Vi as well. Let me address the statement about eating right first.
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I have noticed that MOST people, do NOT eat right. I know that I was one of these people before I found Body by Vi. If you buy all fresh food and cook for your family, make everything from scratch, that is wonderful, but I never made myself devote the time, effort, and expense of doing this. My typical day looked like this: boxed cereal for breakfast, Lean Cuisine for lunch, (still hungry), snack from snack machine, snack from snack machine, go out for dinner or find something easy. Luckily, my kid loves fresh fruit and vegetables but he often ate a lot of sugary cereal and honey-buns, Lunchables, and canned foods. Since the Body by Vi Challenge has been a catalyst, we have made some changes in this area as we strive for a healthier lifestyle. However, as I continue learning about health, I still chose to supplement my nutrition. One reason I do is because I am a very busy person. I need quick, easy, complete nutrition to make up for the servings of fruits, vegetables, etc. that I am not getting on a daily basis. Being able to whip up a quick, delicious, healthy shake and taking my vitamins from the ViSalus Vi-Pak is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to do this. Another reason I choose to supplement is because I have read many articles that reference studies finding that a lot of our fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than they used to be. So, even if I were getting the daily recommended amount, it may not actually be equivalent in the amount of nutrition needed.
“I believe in exercise,” is an irrelevant statement when it comes to choosing to supplement. Everyone should believe in exercise. Exercise is very key to healthy living. However, many people do not realize that if you exercise without good nutrition, you are basically just burning your tires. In the last year I have heard many times about the 80|20 rule. I don’t have an article to site, but if you do some researching you will find that a popular agreement for weight loss is that it involves 80% nutrition, 20% exercise. Also, there are some people that can not endure intense exercise because of a physical condition such as a bad knee or ankle and they can still absolutely lose weight and build lean muscle by what they chose to consume combined with normal activity. There are other people that do not want to exercise often because they are too overweight, or do not have the energy to workout. However, I have seen often that once a person starts to lose weight and have more energy from proper nutrition, they begin to have a desire to exercise.
I believe in supplementing and this is just one reason why I take the Body by Vi Challenge.