I started doing some research on all the weight loss protein shakes on the market.
Our customers share with us the reasons why Body by Vi Shakes work for them, here are the top reasons:
- Convenience – the shake mix mixes up easily in just a shaker cup without any grittiness. It is easy to mix it up with water or any other liquid of choice (almond milk, dairy milk, or coconut milk) which adds to its portability. Mix up a shake at work, at the gym or on the way out the door for breakfast every morning.
- Protein to feel full – there have been lots of studies that prove protein at every meal will help keep you feeling full until your next meal.
- Taste – Body by Vi Shake mix tastes good and that makes it easier to stay committed to your weight loss goal.
- Variety – Body by Vi Shake mix is a sweet slightly vanilla flavor that can be combined with other flavors to create an infinite variety of smoothies. Use Body by Vi in your green smoothies, fruit smoothies or fancy gourmet smoothie concoctions! Here is a recipe booklet for inspiration! My favorite morning smoothie is the mocha with banana. (1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, chocolate mix in, 1 – 2 teaspoon instant coffee and 2 scoops of Body by Vi Shake mix Blended in my Bullet)
- Easy Program to Follow – simply replace two meals with a shake and eat a normal sized and healthy meal will help you lose weight. Most find breakfast and lunch are the easiest meals to replace with a Body by Vi shake/smoothie and then have dinner with family in the evenings.
Well, maybe not everything… but I’ve been experimenting with adding a scoop of my ViShake mix to juices – I started to make a green juice with my juicer, pour into my Vi shaker cup, add ViShake mix, and then shake hard, and then drink – it was alright. Well… it was ok, not the best but maybe another juice recipe would work better! The following two ideas are definitely tastier!
Another idea with the warm weather coming and cravings for ice-cream is to add Vi Shake mix to my banana “ice-cream” – you may have seen the recipes, just take a frozen banana and blend it in your food processor or if you are lucky, a fancy Vitamix blender to make sorbets sweetened with ViShake!
For breakfast or dessert, mix 1/2 cup plain yogurt with a scoop of Vi Shake, stir to blend well, add a tablespoon of chia seeds (optional: this will thicken the yogurt – let it sit for about 5 mins.) and then top with some fruit and/or if you have the Vi Fuel Kit, use some Vi Crunch or Vi Crunch Fusions in Chocolate Macadamia Granola or Vi Crunch Fusions in Tri-Berry Puffs. Yum!
What is your favorite way to mix in ViShake?
Interview with Ruby Gettinger: Reality Star Opens Up About Weight Loss and Overcoming Obstacles
In 2008 when the world first met Ruby Gettinger, the star of the hit American reality-documentary television series Ruby, they saw a woman who was nearly 500 lbs. and who was determined to lose the weight. Documenting her weight-loss journey in a public forum was a conscious step for Ruby, as she sought to inspire others to become healthier.
Every week, viewers tuned in to watch Ruby battle her weight as she faced everyday life challenges, like resisting food temptations at restaurants, squeezing into small bathroom stalls, and recovering from diet setbacks. And yet, what resonated most with audiences was Ruby’s refreshing candor and sense of humor throughout it all.
Now, four years later, Ruby is showing the world a different face—one that is happier, healthier… and thinner. And she credits The Challenge for her success.
Since childhood, Ruby struggled with her weight. “In school, I was not only bigger than kids my own age, but I was bigger than my teachers,” she says. “I was definitely not the norm. My biggest challenge was learning how to fit into a world that typically doesn’t accept somebody big like me.”
But even at a young age, Ruby knew that maintaining a positive attitude would help her overcome her challenges and get people to look past her weight. “I was just like any other teenager; I acted like one, dreamed like one, had crushes like one—I just couldn’t dress like one,” she says. “But, I decided that I would not let my weight define me. I wanted to show the world that I was a lot more than my weight.”
A NEW JOURNEY—THE Vi KIND
It wasn’t long after her reality TV show ended that Ruby decided to once again go public with her weight-loss journey—this time with The Challenge. Only a month into her first 90-Day Challenge, Ruby had already started noticing results… beyond just the weight. “People were continually telling me how much healthier I looked and how much more I was moving!” she says. Today, Ruby is still moving. In fact, since she started The Challenge, she has lost over 100 lbs.
She had opted for the Transformation Kit, which is the most comprehensive Kit to help achieve maximum weight-loss results. Her daily routine includes starting her day with the ViSalus GO® Instant Energy Shot and then walking or biking for an hour. She then makes a delicious Vi-Shape® Shake with Vi-Trim® powder to help curb her appetite, along with vitamins and Vi-Slim® to support her metabolism.
SUPPORT THROUGH THE OBSTACLES
Ruby is continually surprised (and encouraged!) by all the support along the way. “I love how the Vi Community cheers each other on—it’s so motivating!”
This support was especially important to Ruby every time she faced challenges. “One of my biggest obstacles in the past few months has been letting the scale control me,” she explains. “It becomes really frustrating when you obsess about a number on the scale and don’t meet that weight for the week. For someone like me, the scale almost becomes my master—that number will determine if I was bad, good or great. And it becomes really discouraging. I could have an incredible week and give 200% of effort, but if that number on the scale doesn’t reflect all the blood, sweat and tears I had put in my workouts for that week, then I allow it to basically erase my hard work.”
Ruby, however, is learning how to overcome that number—one day at a time. “It’s really about mind over matter and a lot of prayer,” she says. “The mind is very powerful; it can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Words kill, words give life; they can be either poison or fruit—you choose.”
IT’S ABOUT A POSITIVE MINDSET
For Ruby, the power of positive thinking can make all the difference in not only setting goals, but also in achieving them. What would Ruby say to those who have convinced themselves they have tried everything to lose weight but just can’t?
“First, I would tell them, ‘I totally get it! I completely understand.’ For the majority of us, this IS an addiction, and like any addiction, you need help. I’ve learned that it’s not just about transforming the body—you have to transform your entire self: mind, body and spirit. Don’t focus on what you didn’t do, or what you can’t do, or how many times you’ve failed or will fail. Shift your eyes off that negativity and focus just on what you can do or change today. It’s why I love The Challenge so much! Everybody can set and accomplish a goal in 3 months.”
Did you know ViSalus Body by Vi Shakes leads in healthy nutrition? There is less fat, salt and sugar in the Vi-Shape Shake Mix compared to other shake mixes used for weight loss, weight maintenance and as a meal replacement. And there are more vitamins and nutrients in the Vi-Shape Shake Mix. The best healthy breakfast shakes need to provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need and less of the fat, salt and sugar we do not need.
To help you make the best decision for a healthy breakfast shake, review the nutrition facts label found on the package. The proposed new recommendations for what to list on the new nutrition labels are based on the latest nutrition science and the connection of what we eat and our health. New nutrition labels in the future may require information on “added sugars” – the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that intake of added sugar is too high in the US population and should be reduced. Vi-Shape has less than 1 gram of sugar.
Other vitamin and nutrient information that may be required in the future for nutrition labels include added Vitamin D and potassium. These are nutrients that some in the US population are not getting enough of, which puts them at higher risk for chronic disease. Vitamin D is important for bone health and potassium is beneficial in lowering blood pressure.
As a nod to the proposed overhaul of the nutrition facts label on food packages, here are some of the vitamins and minerals and nutrients in your Vi-Shape Shake Mix – definitely something to feel good about! All the values below are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and one serving of the Body by Vi Shape Shake Mix (2 scoops of the protein powder):
- Vitamin D – 30% (for bone health)
- Potassium – 4% (for heart health)
- Vitamin A – 30% (for growth and repair of body tissues)
- Calcium – 30% (for building bones and teeth)
- Vitamin K – 30% (helps with blood clotting and bone health)
- Riboflavin (B2) – 30% (antioxidant)
- Vitamin B6 – 30% (helps with liver detoxification and brain health)
- Vitamin B12 – 30% (helps keep nerve and blood cells healthy)
- Vitamin C – 30% (antioxidant and helps with maintaining collagen)
- Pantothenic Acid (B5) – 30% (helps with fat metabolism)
- Iodine – 30% (for thyroid health)
- Zinc – 30% (helps with immune system)
- Copper – 30% (for blood antioxidants)
- Chromium – 30% (to help metabolize carbohydrates)
- Iron – 5% (helps get oxygen to all the cells in the body)
- Vitamin E – 30% (antioxidant and helps lower blood pressure)
- Thiamin (B1) – 30% (helps with nervous system support)
- Niacin (B3) – 30% (helps with energy metabolism and antioxidant)
- Phosphorus – 30% (helps with healthy nerves and efficient mental activity)
- Magnesium – 30% (helps with proper functioning of muscles)
- Selenium – 30% (helps with anti-aging)
- Manganese – 30% (antioxidant)
- Molybdenum – 30% (helps promote normal cell formation)
The Body by Vi Shake Mix nutrition label has always provided the information you need to make the right decision on the right healthy breakfast shake for you, whether your goal is weight loss, weight management or for a meal replacement shake. See the complete nutrition label for the Vi-Shape Mix.
Vi-SHAPE® THE SHAKE MIX THAT TASTES LIKE A CAKE MIX
Vi-Shape is the foundation of every Body by Vi Challenge Kit thanks to an unbeatable combination of great nutrition and great taste. Whether your Challenge goal is to lose weight, be more active, or get fit, Vi-Shape is an innovative and delicious way to give your body what it needs.
Vi-Shape supports your success thanks to an exclusive Tri-Sorb protein blend, and is low fat, low sodium, low calorie, low sugar, and lower carb than other brands.
Best of all… it tastes amazing! Great on its own with a delicious Sweet Cream flavor, or shake things up with one of our flavor mix-ins, fresh fruit, or any of the over 1,000 community favorite recipes found at recipes.vi.com. It’s fast, delicious, and healthy… all for less than $2 a meal!
Studies show that eating less fat means less fat on your body. Each serving of Vi-Shape® shake mix has 1 gram of fat.
Each serving of shake mix has only 75 mg of sodium per serving. A diet low in sodium is important for a heart-healthy lifestyle.
At less than 1 gram of sugar per serving of shake mix, Vi-Shape® shake mix helps support your weight loss goals.
Each serving of shake mix is gluten-free, to help support a variety of nutrition lifestyles.
Our whey protein has been specially processed to remove lactose, which can be a digestive concern for many.
By now you have probably heard that we should cut back on saturated or solid fats. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage us to eat fewer foods that are high in solid fats, also known as saturated fats. The foods that are sources of saturated fats are cakes, cookies, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream etc… the fun foods! These can be part of your diet, just make them occasional choices, not everyday foods.
ViSalus Body by Vi Shakes, however, can be an everyday food or protein smoothie drink. It has zero saturated fat! See how ViSalus ingredients for the Shake Mix found in all their Challenge Kits including: Balance Kit, Shape Kit, Transformation Kit and their new Fuel Kit can be a part of your everyday choice food for a healthier and skinnier you!
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The shake mix that tastes like a cake mix™! Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or just balance your nutrition, it all starts with the foundation of Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix. With patented ingredients to help you maximize nutrient absorption, while cutting calories, this amazing tasting shake mixes with milk or water, for nutrition on the go. Low sodium, no trans fat, an amazing Sweet Cream flavor, and they’re portable too! 30 serving pouch.
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A new report is out that shows walking is just as good as running in reducing risks for diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).
Researchers analyzed 6 years worth of overall health condition data from about 33,000 runners and 16,000 walkers to determine:
Coronary Heart Disease
Hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol)
The report shows that the make-up of each of the groups was quite different with the runners being mostly younger and with that consideration, the researchers believe that the results are statistically equivalent.