As a nutritionist at InVite, most questions I receive are based off weight-loss. What’s the best appetite suppressant? Is there a magical weight-loss pill available? I’ve heard all the gripes and complaints. You work out, you watch your calories, and still you have a problem losing those extra stubborn pounds. Although every option might seem hopeless, InVite offers a number of products that can help you reach your final weight-loss goals, as well as combat and maintain your overall health. Surprisingly enough, you won’t find any of these in our Weight-Management program.
GreensHX: Our body’s pH balance is incredibly important for our overall health. The body is meant to remain in a slightly alkaline state for our cells to work properly. Poor diet, and excess stress will often cause a pH imbalance. When our body becomes acidic, unfriendly bacteria, viruses, yeast, and other organisms flourish. In defense, the body then stores these excess acids in the fat cells to prevent them from causing damage to other areas of the body. This in turn makes weight loss almost impossible. Furthermore, when our bodies maintain the proper alkalinity, the bad bacterium is unable to survive, and our bodies are placed into the proper fat burning mode.
InVite’s GreensHX powder uses super food extracts to transform the body back to its ideal slightly alkaline state. Our powder contains alkaline-forming minerals like potassium and magnesium which keep the body from becoming acidic. Moreover, it also contains the incredibly healthy blue-green algaes chlorella, and spirulina which are also known to help with alkalinity. Incorporating InVite’s GreensHX powder into your everyday routine will restore your body’s alkalinity, placing you at the proper pH for optimal fat burn.
Taurine: Taurine has become one of my favorite supplements at InVite. Found in our heart health section, taurine is beneficial for various cardiovascular problems including heart attacks, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and coronary heart disease. However, taurine may also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels by increasing your body’s sensitivity to insulin, and influencing protein synthesis. Taurine is identified as an amino acid that improves metabolic function on a cellular level, which in turn could help your body burn more fat.
What I find most fascinating about Taurine is the fact that it acts like a natural diuretic by holding both potassium and magnesium inside the cell, while keeping the excess sodium out. Taking 1-3 grams of taurine before a workout will not only help increase your energy levels, it will also stimulate the release of any excess water weight our bodies have retained from either high sodium diets, or even menstruation. It has also been known to help women with the cramps and pains associated with PMS.
Whey Isolate Protein: Whey protein has become one of the most commonly known supplements used by athletes, and muscle builders alike. Whey protein helps the body build lean body mass, and muscle as well when combined with an adequate training program. Many women often hide from protein because they are worried it will cause unwanted weight gain. This is not true at all. High quality Whey protein, specifically InVite Isolate protein, is a wonderful weight- loss aid for both men and women that are trying to shed those extra pounds. This is simply because protein is the best natural appetite suppressant. Considering calorie restriction and portion control are both pivotal rules to follow when abiding a weight loss plan, protein acts as the perfect filler by improving the bulk of smaller meals, so that in turn you will feel fuller longer. InVite’s Whey Protein taste delicious when added to Greek yogurt, served with fruit and organic granola. It may even be blended with various fruits and soy milk (as seen in Sondra’s Berry-Cocoa-Banana Blast) to create a delicious smoothie. Both of these meals will help you stay fit, satisfied, and most importantly full, so that snacking and overeating become a problem of the past. This is a very high quality Whey Protein - it is from New Zealand and not from China. It is hydrolyzed (the bonds in the protein are predigested) so it is easier to digest and absorb and it is an isolate meaning that most of the fat and carbohydrate has been removed leaving behind 95% Protein from Whey.
CocoaHX: CocoaHX powder is an InVite favorite. I have so many clients that come into the Florida store every month who take CocoaHX religiously. After hearing so many rave reviews I finally decided to give it a try, and now I completely understand the hype. CocoaHX is a product that I mainly recommend to people that are hoping to improve their cardiovascular health. The CocoaHX powder has a rich, chocolaty taste that is accented perfectly with the fortified kiwi fruit and black raspberry antioxidants that are also found in the powder. The kiwi fruit and black raspberries are both rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants that will help combat unhealthy free radicals, which may in turn delay the onset of aging.
So how might this product be helpful for weight-loss? Taste the CocoaHX powder and you will see for yourself. This incredibly delicious supplement is the perfect addition to any sugar addict’s diet. What’s even more impressive is the fact that instead of raising your blood pressure like most sweet desserts, CocoaHX actually works to help your body maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, CocoaHX cannot be mixed with normal milk products because milk reduces the protective effects of cocoa. However just like Whey Protein, you can mix the Cocoa into either Greek yogurt or almond milk. Experiment by adding different fruits to the mixture as well for an amazingly healthy dessert. CocoaHX is so delicious you won’t even feel like you’re watching your waste-line.