We talk a lot about general health, here on PEGym. If you want to maximize your sexual health, you have to have overall health. We’ve talked about the importance of cardio, specifically. And, you’ll find lots of posts in the forums that discuss every other physical training aspect of improving our overall health, but we really haven’t hit upon a very important facet of overall health – NUTRITION.
That’s about to change.
A Healthy Weight is Critical to Your Overall Health
Being at a healthy weight is critical to your overall health. Excess weight may increase the risk for many health problems, including
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- heart disease and strokes
- certain types of cancer
- sleep apnea
- fatty liver disease
- kidney disease
Being overweight also negatively affects your energy levels, your mood and even your personal and professional relationships.
For many guys here on PEGym, who are looking to maximize their sexual health, being overweight:
- decreases your physical stamina
- makes it more difficult to get into certain positions
- reduces your self-confidence
- prevents you from maximizing your physical attractiveness,
- increased risk of erectile dysfunction, and
- makes your penis look smaller, as the pubic fat pad is larger, actually covering part of your penis!
But, the question is – what is the best way to lose weight?
What is the Best Way to Lose Weight?
If you’ve got a few extra pounds or are really overweight, the problem is the same. There is so much conflicting information out there. Plus, there are so many companies out there, selling weight loss products that are really not what they’re cracked up to be. Like male enhancement, weight loss is an industry that too often plays on people’s insecurities and this gives rise to, sadly, a lot of snake oil salesmen.
Finding a program that actually is healthy AND actually works… well, that’s been difficult for us. As with all male enhancement products on PEGym, we are not going to recommend something, unless we know it actually works.
Along with other product lines (including a performance line, energy line, and healthy-aging line), Isagenix’s weight-loss line features meal replacement shakes and bars, cellular cleansing, healthy snacking options, and supplemental support.
The result is a system that can help you get the results you want – whether you’re looking to lose 10 pounds or more than 100.
What’s Special About Isagenix?
As I mentioned, there are a lot of weight loss products on the market. And, in fact, a lot of meal replacement, weight loss products. So, what’s so special about Isagenix?
- It’s high protein – Each serving of Isagenix shakes or bars has 24 grams of protein.
- It’s nutritional complete – Each serving of Isagenix shakes or bars has 23 vitamins and minerals, making it a true, healthy meal replacement.
- It’s low-glycemic – The carbs are derived from low-glycemic sources. This helps keep your energy levels on an even keel, all-day – rather than the highs and lows of high-glycemic carbs. Plus, is better to help you prevent insulin sensitivity.
- Highest Quality Whey Protein Available – They whey protein is sourced from organic, grass-fed cows from New Zealand. These cows have never been exposed to things like hormone injections or antibiotics – this is really rare! Plus, is undenatured, so has all of the di- and tri-peptides denatured whey loses (most whey protein products).
- Highly Digestible – Isagenix meal replacement products feature enzymes that help with digestibility. This means your body actually gets all of those nutrients, rather than just having them pass through your system.
- Gluten-Free – If you’ve read the best-selling book, Wheat Belly, or any of the growing amount of literature on the dangers of gluten. Wheat, in any form (whole, stone-ground, sprouted-grain, etc.), contains a combination of compounds that trigger high blood sugar, visceral fat, unhealthy cholesterol particles in the blood, and inflammation.
- No GMOs & No Soy Protein – Genetic modification of crops may have helped farmers produce hardier and more abundant crops per acre than generations ago, but the side effects of crossing these genes have had profound effects on our individual and societal health. Soy protein may actually turn on genes that promote cancer growth.
- Dairy-Free Options – For those on a dairy-free diet, or those just looking to add more plant-based protein, Isagenix offers dairy-free options. The protein is derived from natural pea and hemp protein.
- Their Cellular Cleanse Takes You to a Different Level – The big buzzword right now is intermittent fasting. I’ve, personally, been a proponent of intermittent fasting for years, after acting as the managing editor of a ground-breaking book, The Truth About Aging. Isagenix’s weight-loss system includes a cellular cleanse, that is a nutritionally support fast. This isn’t an organ cleanse (you aren’t going to be spending all day in the bathroom LOL). This rids your body of the toxins we are exposed to, on a daily basis, just in our water and air, let alone other environmental factors.
- It works! All of our products on PEGym are carefully vetted and tested. MrKimberly and I were the guinea pigs for this product line. In the first 4 weeks, MrKimberly lost 18.5 pounds. And, I, using the Isagenix Performance system, have shaved 26 seconds off my average run pace.
- 30-Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee –
Although once you try Isagenix, we really doubt you’ll want your money-back, we LOVE companies that stand behind their products 100%! That’s how confident they are in their product – they know people will love it!
How Does Isagenix Work?
The weight loss system by Isagenix is super-easy, and I’ll tell you, it saves me and MrKimberly a TON of time in our day!
- Replace two meals with either a shake or bar.
- Eat 2 snacks a day (up to 150 calories). The healthiest option is to focus on lean proteins, fruits & veggies.
- Eat your third meal of the day (up to 600 calories). Again, healthy eating is better for you here. And, will give you more bang for your calories! 🙂 However, nothing is expressly forbidden. I’ll admit, we went out to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant the other night, and I enjoyed a delicious, cilantro-lime chicken breast, with some grilled veggies, and a small margarita.
- 4 times a month – Cleanse. This can either be a once a week cleanse schedule, or a 2-day cleanse, every other week. With the nutritional support, I found the cleanse days actually quite easy and I felt AMAZING afterwards!
That’s it! Super simple! MrKimberly and I normally did shakes for breakfast and lunch, having dinner as our normal meal. I did have a lunch date a couple of days, where I had my shakes for breakfast and dinner, so was grateful for the flexibility!
How Do I Get Started?
Getting started is super simple!
Choose your package. And, be sure to sign up as a Preferred Customer – for just $29 annually, you get wholesale pricing!
- 30-Day System – This is a good way to start Isagenix affordably! You get – 28 days of shakes (you choose which flavors you’d like – mix and match – strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), 4 days of Cleanse drink, Snacks (yes, with a capital S) to enjoy on your Cleanse days, daily Ionix drink mix (helps relieve stress and lower cortisol levels), daily fat burner supplements (safe and no jittery feeling!), Flush (a nightly, gentle digestive aid for that 3rd meal), Amped Hydrate (a healthy alternative to electrolyte replacement drinks), a blender bottle, and samples of the meal replacement bars, the Isagenix E+ energy shot (think healthy 5-hour energy shot!), and a snack bar!
- Weight Loss Value Pak – This is the ultimate starter pack! The value pack combines all of the great products of the 30-Day System above, PLUS includes: 1 box of IsaDelights (yummy chocolates, perfect for a snack or use during your cleanse), 1 box of the IsaLean meal replacement bars, a box of E+ energy drinks, Complete Essentials Daily Vitamin Pack with IsaGenesis® , samples of the Rejuvity skincare line, and an IsaBlender (similar to a Nutribullet!).
- Shake and Cleanse Pak – If you’re not sure if this is the right choice for you, despite the 30-day money-back guarantee, the Shake and Cleanse Pak can let you give Isagenix a try, with minimal commitment. It includes 2 weeks of shakes and cleanse. You also get the blender bottle, and the samples from the 30-Day System. Although you’re missing out on the Ionix, fat burner, Flush, and Hydrate drink mix, it’s a great way to dip your toes into the Isagenix lifestyle pool!
Another reason we love Isagenix is their commitment to honest communications and promotion! Again, this industry is so full of companies that make up claims, just to make a buck! It was so refreshing to find a company that prides itself on being truthful! Please read the disclaimers below. They’re common sense, really. But, we admire Isagenix’s dedication to compliance! Another sign of an excellent company! No wonder they’ve been around for 16 years!
The statements (appearing on this Web site) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Isagenix products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 9 pounds with an average of 2 pounds of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix system. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.
Note: If you are pregnant, nursing, diabetic, on medication, have a medical condition, or are beginning a weight control program, consult your physician before using Isagenix products or making any other dietary changes. Discontinue use if adverse events occur.
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