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This is an email response from Monica Cornwell. She has a Masters in Nutrition and is considered an EXPERT on Ingrediants and Food Company Labeling. Her response after sending her the nutritional information on BODY BY VI Shakes:
Monica Cornwell Parodi:
“Wowzers!!!! I could have a field day with this one. There are hidden MSG’s- exitoxins that make your nerve endings stand on end & get all excited about what you are eating. It’s like a drug & kills your brain cells. I could write a book about sucralose. I could talk for days about the soy protein isolate and it’s negative effects on the thyroid function. The Hihj Oleic Oil too. This is way worse than the glance I remember getting!!! I’ll copy and post a few things…..
This is from Dr. Russell Blaylock: Back to the “hidden” ingredients
So how do food companies manage to hide excitotoxins and taste additives to their foods? It’s easy: They just keep changing the words to confuse consumers. Once customers learned to avoid MSG / monosodium glutamate, the food companies started using yeast extract.
And now, two years after I started sounding the alarm on yeast extract, many companies have switched to “torula yeast,” which accomplishes the same thing. Other hidden sources of MSG include:
Autolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Okay back to the sucralose. Here’s what Dr. Steven Hotze had to say about it: Sucralose is chlorinated hydrocarbon, which is toxic. Any chlorinated hydrocarbon in the world is toxic and carcinogenic. Spelnda was originally made as a pesticide- go dump it on your ant beds and come back tomorrow to see all of the dead ants. Sucralose is poison.
I could go on but you get the point! I could never ever represent Body by Vi. To say that it’s healthy is deceiving and sad!! That’s what they have on the label. They are only required to post 80% of what’s in it on the label. I’d hate to see what they put in there not on the label. Shakeology post 100% accuracy on the label and NO food companies do that! Love BB’s integrity!”
**Food for Thought
FACT: The RDA for calories is 2000kcal/day. We all know that in order to lose weight you need to burn more than you take in. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU GO EXTREMELY LOW IN YOUR CALORIC INTAKE! When you go below 1200-1300 calories per day, you put your body into starvation mode, thus shifting your metabolism to SLOW DOWN and burn calories more slowly. If you were to take in just two “Body by Vi” shakes (without additives) daily plus a regular meal (let’s assume that meal is around 350 calories), plus two 100 calorie snacks, you’ll only be taking in 550 calories. Why is it so low in calories? They simply aren’t offering you the fuel you need to get through the day. By skimping on glucose (essential for your brain to function) and other carbohydrates (4 calories per carb), they can offer you lower calories. Offering a 90 calorie shake sounds good on paper, but in practice this simply does not make sense. By reducing your carbohydrate intake, you will essentially cause your body to begin burning proteins instead of carbohydrates like it is supposed to. Why is this bad? The main source of protein that your body will have will not be an adequate amount of protein found in a BBV shake. Instead your body will begin to degrade the proteins in your muscle. Because your body is not supposed to use its own proteins for fuel, large waste protein byproducts are made which must then be flushed out of your body. These waste protein byproducts are known as “ketones” and require a great amount of water to be flushed out. Because of this fact, you will start to urinate a lot, excreting a great amount of water weight. If you do not properly hydrate, then you will easily become dehydrated. After a few days, you’ll be fatigued and cranky. This is because: 1. Your body won’t be getting the energy it needs to run properly. 2. You’ll be dehydrated. (Fatigue is a symptom of dehydration.) 3. You’re in starvation mode.
What I like about the shakeology is the design of the program. It’s easy. You drink one shake and snack made by a company to sell. Fruits and vegetables are encouraged. It’s up to YOU. You are encouraged to exercise while on shakeology. THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL OR POWDER THAT CAN TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF! It comes off with hard work, behavior modification, and patience. Any program that promises you instant results may cause you to initially lose a few pounds, but as time goes on you’ll gain the weight back and only end up losing money.
Again the choice is up to you. If you do not wish to use Shakeology in your plans to lose weight, then that’s ok. Beachbody coaches are not here to “push” products. We inform you of what we have available which has helped us and may help you. You make the choice that best suits your lifestyle and goals. Please contact your Beachbody coach for further information!