Get Out There and Eat!!!

Gina and I hear this time and time again.

“I’ve hit a plateau. I was losing weight but I just can’t seem to lose anymore. I’m only eating (X) amount of calories and I’m hitting the gym and doing cardio 5-6 times per week. I’m starving all the time. What am I doing wrong”?

The simple answer many don’t want to believe is they have to eat more to lose weight. Sure you need to be at a deficit in calories to lose weight but not too much a deficit. Your body is an intelligent beast. If it’s not getting enough calories, It will go “starvation mode”. It will basically slow your metabolism down to a crawl. It will start to conserve fat stores and switch to burning muscle for energy. You know what happens when you have less lean mass? Your metabolism slows even further because it takes more energy to burn muscle than fat. Less muscle=lower metabolism.

Throw in the fact that you are starving and you are setting yourself up to succeed at the exact opposite of what you set out to do. Keep this up and you will end up binging. Binging while your body is in this state will pack the pounds back on and probably add a few extra. When this happens, many tend to get depressed as they feel they have failed and have a sense of helplessness about their circumstances. What do we turn to when we are feeling down?

What do we turn to when we’re feeling down? Comfort food. Do healthy fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins come to mind when you think of comfort food? Probably not. How about potato chips, ice cream, candy, cake and other less-than-nutritious food-stuffs? I would guess, yes. What does that lead to? You guessed it. More weight gain!

So if you’re ready to make that journey, come up with a plan first. Make a food log. Find out how many calories you are taking in and how many you need every day just to keep your weight steady. Start to make healthier food choices. Look for fresh fruits and vegetables you enjoy eating. Same with lean proteins. Based on your daily caloric needs, reduce your intake by roughly 20%. Ex: If you need 2000 calories to maintain your current weight, try taking in about 1600 calories for the first week or two. Monitor your progress and adjust your calories accordingly. Just don’t adjust by too much or you could end up in that starvation mode I mentioned above.

Try to add weight bearing exercises as part of your routine. As I said, the more lean mass you have on your body, the higher your metabolism will be. Have a friend who is also looking to lose weight? Do it as a team. Having someone along for the ride will make the journey much easier. Nice to have someone to lean on for support and a little friendly competition never hurt anyone either.

Don’t know where to begin or looking for someone to give you that support. We can help with that. Doesn’t matter if you live close or far away. We can work with you to help set yourself up for success.

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Isagenix Lifestyle


By Core Essentials Fitness on Monday, August 3, 2015


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As someone who is a clean eater…..I avoid processed, fake foods.  I stick with real, whole foods.  I eat organic as much as I can and believe that food is medicine.  I have also tried to help bring my clients over to this way of eating……sometimes with more success than others.  I know, change is hard.  I just really firmly believe that we are in charge of our own health.   We only get one body.  We need to take care of it, nourish it and be aware of what we are putting into it.  There has been so much research and so much evidence about the harm that food additives, preservatives, and artificial colors and flavors are causing us……not to mention contributing to the obesity epidemic. But, that is soap box is for another blog.


Today, I just wanted to share how this clean eater……and my entire clean eatin’ family, have found a company that we can get on board with……Isagenix.

This relationship began out of my desire to have a product to recommend to clients.  I never really thought that I, personally needed any help with healthy eating other than some supplemental protein.  However, clients frequently ask about what types of proteins they should use post-workout or to supplement if they do not get enough protein through their diet.  I have also had questions about good meal/protein bars, vitamins, and brands of omegas……etc.  I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to not only be able to recommend something that I felt passionately about, but to also be able to just hook them up with the products myself?”

Also, though I desperately try to get all of my clients eating clean, eating enough, and eating frequently; sometimes it just doesn’t happen.  Clients skip breakfast when hurried, work through lunch, don’t bring snacks with them……you know the drill.  Then what happens?  They end up starving and making a bad decision.   Or even if they don’t make the bad choice and hit a drive through, the effect of eating too little or too infrequently is a pokey metabolism.  So, while I never thought that I would need meal replacement shakes and bars, I though, WOW!  This just might fill a need for my clients.

So, we (hubby/business partner and I) began to search.  What line of products would fill our need?  The search was an arduous one.  Finding a line of healthy, real nutrition without a bunch of junk in it proved challenging.  Then we found Isagenix.

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Isagenix has changed our lives.  We thought we were healthy, but now feel amazing.  The meal replacement shakes fill our need for post-workout protein, the bars are great for on the go, but the real game changer has been the Cleanse For Life and Ionix Supreme Products.  Not to mention the vitamin packs and the Omegas.

Isagenix provides so many things.  There truly is something for everyone.

  • The weight loss solutions help people safely and effectively lose pounds and inches, build lean muscle, cleanse away toxins, manage stress and improve energy.


  • The energy and performance solutions help you get lean, build muscle, and experience greater performance with faster recovery times.


  • I am most excited about the healthy aging solutions!  There is a fantastic line of products that help you fight the effects of aging by combining the latest advances in nutritional cleansing , meal replacements, and age natural aging defense.


We have been using the products….proteins, snacks, e+ natural energy shots, electrolyte drinks……..What we are the most excited about are the support products.

  •  The Ageless Essentials vitamin packs are not only convenient, but we feel great.  I am even giving Isagenix vitamins to me kids!
  •  Product B: Isa Genesis is amazing!  Now I am not going to get all technical here, but this is a product that targets the source of aging, such as oxidative stress and assists in youthful cell function………I don’t know, but we feel better since we began taking it.
  • Ionix Supreme (my personal favorite) buffers the body from environmental toxins and stress.  It also supports clarity, focus and reduces fatigue.  It is like all natural Zoloft!

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For the average person who is embarking on the journey to get healthier and fitter, nutrition is key.  What happens in the kitchen can be even more important than what happens in the gym!  Isagenix is real nutrition made easy.  You know that you are feeding your body great stuff, but it is also so easy.  Plus the proof speaks for itself.


Is Isagenix expensive?  No way.  Think about what you may be spending on food or “stuff” now.



You can’t afford NOT to try it.  Plus with the meal replacement products, you will be saving money on groceries!

The final really amazing aspect of Isagenix is the financial opportunities.  You get paid simply for sharing the gift of great health and nutrition.  We love the products so we are thrilled about telling everyone about the great stuff!  Just by sharing, we earn a commission which pays for our products.  We are essentially using Isagenix for FREE and feeling amazing!

Isagenix can make being a business owner more accessible, more attainable and more fun than ever before.  It’s not just a way to make money – it’s a path to financial independence.  Not your thing?  That’s okay.  Isagenix can be what you want it to be.  Just want to get your products paid for?  Great!  Want your products paid for AND some extra spending money?  Great!  Earn enough for a dream vacation?  Even better!  Or become an Isagenix Millionaire?  Sign me up!


What are you waiting for?  Change your health, change your wealth TODAY!