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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Get Healthy and Lose Weight with ViSalus - Review & Giveaway - ends 2/24 US

My New Year's Resolution is to lose some extra weight.  I was doing well at it by shedding some pounds on my own from right before Christmas until a week after the New Year.  Then I faltered, and gained a few of those pounds back.  I want to lose some weight before my daughter's wedding in July!  I have plenty of time, but I need a little help in my endeavor.

I was very fortunate to have been contacted by Vi-Salus to do a review of their weight loss products.  I was so happy when I opened the package that they sent me.  I received the Get Healthy Balance Kit which includes their Vi-Shape - The shake mix that tastes like a cake mix, and their Shape Up Health Flavor Mix-Ins.  They also included three boxes of their Mini Meals Nutri Cookies and ViSalus Neuro.  I have been using these products for two weeks now, and with walking at least a half mile every day, I have lost four pounds.  

The Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix:

Experience the delicious flavor of Vi-Shape® €œthe shake mix that tastes like a cake mix.™ The nutritional powerhouse of every Body by Vitm Challenge Kit, Vi-Shape offers a filling and balanced meal designed to help you lose weight and support lean muscle and healthy energy. Made with our exclusive Tri-Sorb™ protein blend and prebiotic fiber, this shake is enriched with healthy vitamins and minerals to support an active lifestyle. Free of lactose, gluten, sugar and processed to remove isoflavones. Diabetic-friendly.

What's In It?

• Tri-sorb protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, digestive enzymes, calcium and more to promote nutritional wellness
• Non-GMO soy protein isolate supports heart-health
• Whey protein isolate and super-concentrated whey protein hydrolysate helps control hunger and support lean muscle  

I just love the flavor of the ViSalus Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix.  It really does taste like a cake mix.  I am one of those naughty people that love to have a little cake mix to taste when a cake is being made. (I learned this bad habit from my grandmother.)  It is a nutritionally complete meal, and does keep me feeling full for a good while.   I am so happy with the flavor as is, but when I do have an inkling for something else, I can either mix in one of the flavor packets, or blend in some fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries.  See the nutrition facts here (pdf).

Shape Up Help Flavor Mix Ins

Give your Vi-Shape® shake a burst of flavor and a nutritional boost with Shape Up™ Health Flavor Mix-Ins. Available in five delicious varieties: Strawberry Phyto Power, Banana Energy Charge, Peach Complexion Mix, Orange Everyday Defense and Chocolate Cardia Care.

These were a great help.  Fresh fruit goes quickly in our home, and the Vi-Salus Flavor Mix-Ins are a delicious add in to the Vi-Shape Shake Mix. See the nutrition facts here (pdf).

Smart Energy with the Vi-Salus Neuro

ViSalus NEURO® uses a patent-pending blend of ingredients that supports your body and brain with healthy energy. With only 45mg of caffeine, the nutritional benefits of NEURO surpass common energy drinks. The result is a gentle lift that awakens your brain and invigorates your body. Available in two flavors: Raspberry Boost and Lemon Lift.

What's In It?

  • Rhodiola extract promotes energy and stamina
  • DMAE supports brain function
  • Arginine supports healthy veins and circulation
  • Green tea polyphenols support oxidative protection
  • A range of B vitamins support your body's natural energy production

These are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.  The Vi-Salus Neuro easily mixes in with a half liter bottle of water for some extra energy.  The flavors of Lemon Lift and Raspberry Boost are good.  They do get my brain working in the afternoon.  I had been having a cup of tea in the afternoon, but I find that the Neuro is a much better energy booster.  See the nutrition facts here (pdf).

Vi-Salus Nutra Cookie

Enjoy a cookie that tastes great — and is good for you, too. ViSalus Nutra-Cookie™ combines protein, fruit, fiber and 2.2 servings of fruit and vegetable nutrients to curb your appetite. With our exclusive Soft Bake Technology, this is a great on-the-go nutrition or snack between meals. Now available in three delectable flavors: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut Butter.

Now this is really what gets me through the afternoon!  I have always had a need to have a little munchie during the last half of the day, and the Vi-Salus Nutra Cookie is the perfect snack.  There is 5-6 grams of fiber in each cookie, and the one cookie in the afternoon really helps me keep on track to when it is time for dinner.  Get the nutrition facts here (pdf).

So far, I am doing well on this diet.  What really impressed me about Vi-Salus is that it has been recommended by celebrities such as Ray Lewis, LisaRaye McCoy, Taylor Armstrong, Rashad Evans, Roy Jones Jr., Hulk Hogan, Kris Humphries, to name a few, and they all utilize their products.  I did go see my doctor first before starting this diet, and he said that I was healthy enough to diet, and that I did need to lose some weight.  I do recommend that anyone who wants to go on a diet to see their doctor first.

Where you can find Vi-Salus: Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and find more info and recipes using Vi-Salus' products on their blog. To buy Vi-Salus, call 1-877-ViSalus.  ViSalus is a multi-level marketing company, and I am not a representative of the company.

Vi-Salus is having a Body by Vi Challenge for people who lose weight!  Altogether they are giving away over $47 million in free products, prizes, and vacations.

With many thanks to Vi-Salus, one person is going to win the exact same package that I reviewed - over $75 retail value!  This giveaway will end on February 24, 2013, and is open to US residents only.
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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor who provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review, and I am not an associate of Visalus.. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!

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