What was your New Years Resolution? Did you make one? You know it's never too late to set some goals for 2013, and becoming a more healthy you is always a positive step. I recently was able to experience some of the ViSalus products, and learn more about the Body by Vi Weight Loss Challenge. I've heard good things about the products but this is the first time I was able to experience them. Before we jump into my experience let me share a little about ViSalus and what they do.
What is ViSalus?
ViSalus is a healthy supplement company whose goal is to help people lose weight and reach their fitness goal. I thought the company name was rather clever, check it out. "Vi" is the root word for life, and the second part of the word "Salus" means Health and Prosperity. I thought the same was pretty neat, so I thought I would share. The company was founded in Troy, Michigan in 2005.
You can find a variety of products in the ViSalus catalog such as:
- Energy Drinks
- Weight loss products
- Anti-aging supplements
However they are known for their Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge. Consumers can choose from different personal Challenge Kits such as:
- Balance Kit
- Shape Kit
- Core Kit
- Transformation Kit
Are you wondering what the Body by Vi Challenge is? If you're looking to transform your body in 90 days you can join the program.
Another fabulous thing you'll find at ViSalus is something called Challenge Timeline. This is a digital dairy where anyone taking part in the 90 Day Challenge can track and/or document their progress and transformation. You're also able to share information with other members in the Challenge Timeline Community.
ViSalus also has a NEW Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge with a 90 Day Money back guarantee. Every week during the 2013 year ViSalus will be giving away $10,000 to 10 people who lose 10 pounds. Plus everyone who loses 10 pounds gets a free "i LOST it" shirt. Monthly challenge finalists will receive a professional photo shoot and free Vi-Gear. To make things even more awesome champions will get a $5000 Beverly Hills Wardrobe Shopping Spree! Sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it! Learn more about the NEW Body by Vi Challenge.
I was provided the ViSalus Shape Kit. The kit included several great products. I have to be honest with you. I gave almost everything I received to my good friend Lindzi. Not because the products are horrible, but because she is at a point where she's ready to lose weight. Most of you know I have already been doing Nutrisystem, and I didn't feel I would be able to give you an accurate review doing both. So let's talk about what the kit includes.
The kit includes VI-SHAPE.
I asked her what she thought it tasted like, and she said it reminded her of a healthy cake mix. She liked it enough to order more, she says it's a great meal replacement. She feels full and energized during the day.
Vi-Shape the Shake Mix is the is a nutritional shake, and offers a filling yet balanced meal to help you lose those unwanted pounds. It's made with Tri-Sorb protein blend and prebiotic fiber. The Shake Mix is also enriched with healthy vitamins and minerals to support your active lifestyle. You will not find lactose, gluten, or sugar in the Shake Mix. It's also Diabetic friendly.
So what's in it?
- Tri-sorb protein
- vitamins an minerals
- digestive enzymes
- Non-GMO soy protein isolate (helps support a healthy heart)
- Whey protein isolate
- Super-concentrated whey protein hydrolysate (this helps control your hunger while supporting lean muscle).
ViSalus - Shape Up Health Flavor Mix-Ins
Lindzi said these were one of her favorites. She will add the favor packets to her shakes and oatmeal. She said, "It gives the shakes and her oatmeal a little flavor, and keeps it healthy." The Healthy Flavor Mix-Ins are yummy, and come in several different flavor such as:
- Strawberry Phyto Power
- Banana Energy Charge
- Peach Complexion Mix
- Orange Everyday Defense
- Chocolate Cardia Care
These are easy to use, just add to your ViSalus Vi-Shape Shake Mix to change it up and add healthy benefits. Lindzi loves to add them to her shakes, and oatmeal to change it up a bit. You can also add these awesome flavor packages to your food such as: cottage cheese, ice cream, and even your beverages.
I also received three boxes of Nutra-Cookies and two Nuero Packets. I have to say, I really enjoyed the Nutra Cookies. They come in three different flavors Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter. All three flavors were great, but the Peanut Butter was by far my favorite. I gave Lindzi two boxes of the Nutra-Cookies, I had to keep the peanut butter. They are something that is okay to eat on my diet, and taste awesome. My children thought they were yummy too, lol. Yes, my toddler and 7-year-old would sneak in and grab one every chance they had.
What really makes the cookies great is they are all-natural and truly the perfect mini-meal. They are made with ViSalus's Tri-Sorb protein system, prebiotic, fiber and antioxidants. The cookies are not only yummy but healthy too. They supports a healthy immune system, digestive system, and do a great job curbing your appetite. There's 14 cookies per box, and they can be used as a healthy snack, or a meal replacement. One cookie as a snack and two for a meal replacement.
I don't know about you, but when I diet I always seem to get a sweet tooth. The Nutra Cookies do a great job satisfying that sweet tooth as well.
NEURO Packets - The NEURO Packets are a fabulous way to add a little flavor to your water. I did keep several of these, and thought they worked great. I love drinking water, but it can often get a little dull. The fact that you get a nice boost of energy is awesome! There's nothing better that adding a little flavor to your ice-cold water, and getting a nice burst of energy. The NEURO packets come in two different flavors:
- Raspberry Boost Drink Mix
- Lemon Lift Drink Mix
Does a great job in helping boost your energy. NEURO Raspberry Boost and NEURO Lemon Lift Drink Mixes help increase energy and become more focused. There's Rhodiola, DMAE, and Vitamin B in the drink mix. Simply grab a packet and add it to your water, and you're good to go.
Are you wondering why in the world I gave the shakes to my friend Lindzi. Most of you already know I started Nutrisystem. I did not think it was a great idea to mix the two of them up, and she wanted to start some kind of diet. I wanted to help her so I gave my shakes to my friend to help her with her weightless goals. She's actually done awesome, hitting the 20 pound mark. She did however tell me that she has needed to mix things up with the shakes. She uses unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 1/2 scoops of the ViSalus Shake Mix, and has started adding fruit. She says banana is by far her favorite.
Lindzi made me one of her specialty shakes with strawberries. The shake tasted fabulous, filled me up, and left me feeling great. I think she just needed to change it up, we often get burnt out of we keep using the same thing over and over. It worked out perfectly, her and I are very good friends and I trust her opinion. Plus, I have seen the results, and she always comes to work with her morning shake.
In my opinion ViSalus is something worth checking out. If you're read to make that move into a more healthy you, be sure to learn more about ViSalus. I have done my homework too, and can tell you there are tons of good reviews out there. Great reviews about people losing that weight, feeling great, and standing by the ViSalus product. I know my good friend really like the ViSalus products. If you want to learn more you can visit ViSalus on their Webiste, swing by their Company Blog, or follow them on Facebook.
I wanted to send out a special thanks to my dear friend Lindzi for allowing me to write about her success with ViSalus.