Up until recently, I subscribed to the belief that once you were past your early thirties, it wasn’t realistic for a typical American male to be able to maintain a fit, athletic body without having fitness essentially consume your life. And for those looking to get results without any outside help that may very well be the case. But since working with the BOD Company™ I’m thrilled to say I’ve been able to completely transform my body without taking time or attention away from my family, my business. If anything I now have more stamina and energy to get more accomplished and have more fun time during the day than before. If I’d had any idea I’d be able to get such strong results without living at the gym or giving up delicious foods I’d have done this years ago.
After reading “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Fitness and Fat Loss” in mid-October and being particularly fascinated by the chapter on the psychology of food and fitness I decided I was going to lose 35 lbs by the end of the year. Not wanting to spend $500+ per month on personal training I set out to see just how far I could get on my own. I started eating 2 meal replacement shakes per day, counting my calories and protein, drinking lots of water and hitting the gym 6-7 times a week rather than 3-4. Come mid-December, after 2 full months I had managed to drop 10 pounds. For the next 30 days, I found I was no longer losing weight. I had not only plateaued, I was getting really tired of tracking everything I ate. Plus I was starting to feel deprived. I wasn’t really enjoying what I was eating & I knew unless I found some meals I would enjoy I would not only not meet my goal, but I would put the weight back on. The BOD Company™ meal plan was one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I was amazed at how good and easy to make their healthy meals were. It gave me exactly the jolt of motivation I needed. I broke out of my rut and lost 3 lbs my first week and 9 more by the end of my 6th week on the meal plan. The high protein diet was also having a positive effect on my physique, as I could tell I was not only losing fat but building muscle. I started following the exercise plan in early March and was pleasantly surprised that after only the first week, I could suddenly see my long lost abs. I wasn’t even working out anymore with the exercise plan. The only change was HOW I was working out. If I had any idea it was possible with such a minimal investment of time and money I would have done this years ago. It feels great to be able to look in the mirror after a shower and smile. I would recommend the BOD Company™ and their fitness program to anyone.
More Success! Mother with Two Jobs Reduces Health Issues, Loses 30+ lbs
Last fall, Nina Lopez was overweight, bloated, constantly tired and increasingly irritable. With her husband suffering from cancer (and a six-year-old daughter in remission from bone cancer), Nina is currently the sole provider with two jobs, so she knew she needed to take better care of herself so she could continue to support her family.
“Several blood tests showed all of levels were out of whack, especially my liver count, which was extremely high, and I was nearing pre-diabetic levels,” Nina recalled. “My doctor was also concerned about an autoimmune disorder, so I was supposed to come back in a few months to be retested.”
Nina, 48, from Chino Hills, Calif., started my fitness and clean eating plan, including the fitness app, intermittent fasting and healthy recipes “that never leave me hungry.” She also began incorporating Silver Fern Brand probiotics and protein powders into her diet.
The changes over the last 4-5 months have been dramatic.
“Yes, I lost 8 lbs in the first month, but even better, when I went back for another check-up, I tested negative for autoimmune, my cholesterol and triglycerides were totally in line and my blood sugar was no longer in the pre-diabetic range,” Nina said. “And I don’t feel fatigued or bloated or crabby anymore!”
Nina is now down more than 30 lbs, and is thrilled that she’s doing this all naturally without any medications – and with the “crazy schedule” she lives each day.
“We’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years in the hospital with my daughter and husband,” Nina said. “And I work nearly 80 hours on top of that. Alli’s plan and the Silver Fern products are simple enough to fit into my schedule. If I can do it, anyone can.”
“I would highly recommend Silver Fern Brand and Ali’s program to anybody that asks me about them because I am living proof that they work,” she added. “I can’t wait to see how I look – and feel – in the months ahead.”
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Love hearing success stories from my clients! Since I started working with 20-year old Juan Montes back in August, he’s lost 31.2 lbs, putting his extremely strong 6’ 5” frame at 311 lbs. The weight keeps coming off and his chronic stomach pain is gone! That’s thanks to months of strong workouts, a healthy diet and a daily dose of Silver Fern Brand’s Ultimate Probiotics and protein.
“I can tell that working out with Alli’s plans and using the Silver Fern Brand probiotic has made a huge difference in how I feel and look,” Juan told me recently. “I can’t wait to see how much I’ve transform over the next few months.
Juan grew up in a rough neighborhood in Santa Ana, Calif. To survive, or at least not be picked on, he began lifting at the age of nine and powerlifting at 14. During high school, his 6’ 3” frame peaked at 300 pounds. Relatively trim for his weight and extremely athletic, he carried six-pack abs and was actively engaged in sports – especially football.
“I ate every two hours to keep up my weight, even setting the alarm to eat regularly throughout the day – and night,” Juan said. “ I ate mostly anything and everything I wanted, which caused digestive issues I couldn’t seem to overcome.”
Weight Loss Success from Weightlifting, Healthy Eating & Probiotics
Unfortunately, during high school, he broke his L-5 vertebrae and eventually lost all of the Division 1 football scholarships he had been offered. This contributed to a deep depression. Once his vertebrae had healed, Juan turned to power lifting again to help him overcome this depression and get him back into shape. He even gained an American Bench Press record as a result – and a bunch of sponsors supplying him with supplements, including probiotics that didn’t make him feel any better. Now 6-foot 5-inches, Juan no longer powerlifts because of all of the injuries he’s sustained, but he continues to work out and began following the keto diet to help lower his 342.2-pound weight and feel better overall We met last summer during one of those workouts, and I introduced him to my brideBOD™ health and fitness program and the probiotics and protein from Silver Fern Brand.
Ultimate Probiotics “Make My Gut Feel Good”
Unlike the probiotics Juan had been using before, the Ultimate Probiotics from Silver Fern made his gut feel better within days. Much of that can be attributed to Silver Fern’s use of the Bacillus subtilis strain, which actually survives long enough to reach your intestines to do their job. And when paired with high fiber and reduced sugar consumption, the Bacillus strain is documented to help reduce inflammation, safeguard against gut infections and increase metabolism with fat-burning short-chain fatty acids.
Combined with his keto diet, brideBOD™ and the Silver Fern Brand probiotics and protein, which he began taking in August, Juan has been able to eat healthy and even eat what he considers foods that satisfy his sweet tooth – Silver Fern Brand sweet tasting products contain no sugar and add to his diet by eliminating carbs while adding fiber, protein, and probiotics.
“They actually make my gut feel good,” Juan told me. “I no longer have a chronic upset stomach, which is good because I’m still a ‘meat head.’ Not many people in the fitness industry know that you need to take care of your inside. If you aren’t taking care of the inside, you aren’t going to feel good or look good on the outside.”
Remember the intermittent fasting schedule I’ve outlined in earlier posts, which helps your body build lean muscle by giving the probiotics time to build more short-term fatty acids? Juan’s been doing that naturally, and he knows it really helps. Today, he eats his last meal at 8 pm and won’t eat again until 8 a.m. I’m suggesting he extend that fast even longer for better results. Great job, Juan!
“I prefer working out on an empty stomach because it just feels better,” Juan said. “I didn’t even know that fasting like this would help me lose weight and build lean muscle. But now that I do, I’ll keep at it.”
We’ll post an update in the next few months! With his dedication to his diet, exercise regime and the Ultimate Probiotic, I’m sure he’ll continue to reach his health, fitness and weight loss goals!