Foods We Crave & What we REALLY Want! 

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18 Food Cravings & What Your Body Really Wants
Food cravings don’t have to put an end to your healthy eating habits. They can be your body’s way of telling you what it’s really needing in order to function at its best. Here’s how to interpret the hidden meanings behind the most popular food cravings.

When You Are Craving…
1. Chocolate
This is the granddaddy of all cravings, and one that you don’t want to ignore. It’s not surprising that chocolate pops up as the most common craving, because it works on our endorphins and makes us feel good. It’s not such a bad thing to crave feeling good, so you don’t want to deprive yourself of chocolate long-term.
What your body really wants isMagnesium
Aside from the effect it has on the chemistry of the brain, chocolate also contains magnesium, a mineral that is vital to several functions of the body, including relaxing blood vessels and providing us with energy.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Have a serving of dark chocolate. It has the magnesium your body is asking for, without the added sugar in milk chocolate. Let’s face it, nothing satisfies a chocolate craving but chocolate, you just have to demand a better grade of chocolate. Alternative sources of magnesium if you’ve had too much chocolate recently are nuts and seeds, many types of legumes, and some fruits like bananas and avocados.

2. Bread
Bread shows up all over the place, as the bookends to most sandwiches, a side to soup, and the foundation for a pizza. It’s no surprise that it’s a popular craving because it’s become an ingrained habit in our modern world. But it’s been shown again and again that eating too much bread can lead to weight gain due to the toll it takes on blood sugar levels, and the high carb count.
What your body really wants isAmino Acids
Your body needs some help in the amino acid department, as it can’t make the essential amino acids it needs on its own.
Here’s how to stay healthy:Instead of bread try getting your amino acids from nuts, fish, and eggs. Or better yet, try a serving of quinoa, which contains a complete set of all essential amino acids, as well as a full serving of fiber, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals.
3. Coffee
There are a ton of reasons why you might be craving coffee, but the most likely one is that it contains an addictive chemical in it: caffeine. If you take your coffee with plenty of sugar, you might also be craving the sugar, which we’ll cover next.
What your body really wants isEnergy
When you instinctively reach for the coffee in the morning, what you’re really in search of is energy. The problem with getting your energy from a stimulant like caffeine is eventually it wears out, and often leaves you feeling more depleted than before you consumed it. What your body needs, what it craves, is real energy from natural sources.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Try going with a smoothie in the morning rather than coffee. If you still want some caffeine to go along with it try our Green Tea Smoothie which uses a natural source of caffeine in the green tea and can help promote weight loss.

4. Sugar
One craving that is hard to kick is a sugar craving. This is because there are so many sugar-laden temptations lurking around every corner. Many of these sweets offer nothing in the way of nutrition, and are merely a way to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling regretful after you eat them.
What your body really wants isGlucose
Your body does need some glucose to make it through the day and keep your blood sugar levels where they should be. Abstaining from all forms of sugar may not be a sustainable goal. Just be sure that along with your glucose you’re getting vitamins, minerals, and fiber as well.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Use fruit as your source of sweet. They contain fructose as well as glucose and will provide you with antioxidants and other nutrients that makes them a satisfying snack when you’d otherwise be munching on cookies and other sweet treats.
5. Fried Foods
Craving fried foods is only natural since they tend to smell so good when you’re cooking them, and taste so good when you’re eating them. They send massive pleasure signals to the brain, which is why it sometimes seems that you can’t go too long between doses fried, fatty foods.
What your body really wants isHealthy Fat
If you’ve been on a mission to cut fat out of your diet, it’s time to bring back the healthy fat that’s actually helping you feel full and lose excess fat from your body.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Be sure you’re getting a supply of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in your diet. Great sources are avocados, which also provide minerals and fiber, as well as nuts like almonds and cashews. If you do fry foods, try frying them up in coconut oil for a rich, buttery taste and even more healthy fat.
6. Alcohol
Alcohol is an addictive substance, so it’s no shock that your body is requesting it again. The main problem with alcohol is the direct effect it has on the liver, and the trickle down effect from having a liver that isn’t functioning at its best.
What your body really wants isMinerals
It may sound strange, since too much alcohol will actually sap your body of minerals, but that’s what it’s craving when you’re in search of a cocktail. Potassium and calcium are two of these minerals, and you could also be in need of a protein boost.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Order a virgin drink and you’ll get all of the flavor without the alcohol. Many mixed drinks will contain juices with Vitamin C so you can still have fun without doing damage to your body. If you’re expecting a big night out, be sure to top up on your vitamins and minerals to minimize the toll it will take on your nutrient levels.
7. Fizzy Drinks
Sometimes a nice effervescent beverage is what you crave, but did you ever stop to wonder why? Aside from the novelty, there could be a deeper meaning behind this craving.
What your body really wants isHydration
It could be that you’ve associated the fuzzy feeling on your lips with fluid intake, and your body is drawn to these beverages because it is seeking hydration. But these drinks are usually full of sugar, caffeine, and other chemicals, and can have a dehydrating effect.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Opt for mineral water instead, as it contains minerals that can help you instead of acting to deplete the minerals you have. Better yet, simply drinks distilled or spring water when you find yourself craving a soda or cola. If the desire is still there hours later then you know it’s not due to dehydration and you might want to let yourself satisfy the craving once in awhile.
8. Salty Snacks
Walk down the snack aisle of any grocery store in America and you’ll see the predominant features is they all contain salt. Salt reigns supreme in the world of snacking, and there’s no doubt about why it shows up in just about every snacking staple
What your body really wants isSodium
Even the Mayo Clinic advises thatyour body needs sodium, but you’ll want to make sure that it comes from the right sources, not from table salt or the industrial-grade salt they use in snacks. This form of salt leads to fluid retention, which can increase your overall body weight as well as your blood pressure.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Go with Himalayan pink salt or sea salt as natural sources of sodium that will actually help your body by regulating your fluids, rather than hinder it the way excessive table salt can. If you’ve recently indulged in a salty snack or meal be sure to get some exercise so you can help sweat out the excess sodium.
9. Fast Food
We’ve quickly turned into a fast food nation, and you can’t drive a few miles in most populated areas without passing a fast food restaurant of some sort. Often all it takes is seeing a familiar logo to trigger a craving for your favorite combo.
What your body really wants isA Balanced, Satisfying Meal
Most fast food restaurants will group their offerings into “meal deals” which strikes a chord with your body, since what it really wants is to feel satisfied after a meal.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Of course it’s better to make your own meals than to eat fast food, and what you’ll want to focus on if you’re trying to kick the fast food habit is the feeling of satiety after a meal. To do this make sure you are eating balanced meals with a lean protein, a non-starchy carb, and healthy fats.
10. Pizza
Pizza has a special place in the American Diet, and is one of the most commonly ordered items. The combination of a carb-laden crust, melty cheese, and toppings customized to your personal tastes makes it hard to pass up. But what is the real foundation behind that pizza craving?
What your body really wants isFatty Acids
Pizza is ultimately a fatty food, and if you’ve noticed that you have had a hankering for fatty foods as of late it could mean that you are running low on important fatty acids, and your body is trying to make amends.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Make sure you are getting enough fatty acids from healthy foods like salmon, flax seeds, and walnuts, and see if that doesn’t put a dent in your pizza cravings. The occasional pizza order will not set you back too far, as long as you keep your portions in check, so just make sure that you are not eating it as a way to compensate for fatty acid intake.
11. Cheese
Cheese pops up as a craving when you’re trying to lose weight, and is often the undoing of well-meaning dieters. But why is it so hard to resist cheese, and why does it show up on the Do Not Eat list of so many diet programs?
What your body really wants isCalories
Cheese is high in calories, and even a one ounce serving gives you about 100 calories. If you’ve been following a calorie-restricted diet you may have noticed that your desire for cheese has been on the rise because your body knows it will quickly make up the deficit.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Make sure that you are still getting enough calories to make it through the day without intense cravings. Eat foods that contain healthy levels of calories and also provide you with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that will keep the cheese cravings at bay.

12. Acidic Foods
Acid-forming foods come in all different forms, and sometimes just because a food tastes acidic doesn’t mean that it is. A sampling of acidic foods includes corn, wheat, cranberries, butter, bacon, and more. Lemons and limes are actually alkalizing when consumed.
What your body really wants isMagnesium
Magnesium is a very important mineral, one that can help keep you calm under stress, help you sleep at night, and generally improve your quality of life. If you start running low your body will attempt to compensate by seeking out acidic foods in hopes of getting your magnesium levels up.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Get a good supply of magnesium-rich foods and you’ll notice that your desire for acidic foods will wane. You can also boost your intake ofalkaline foods to help keep your body alkaline. The good news is that many foods high in magnesium are also alkaline.
13. Soups and Liquid Foods
Have you noticed that you’ve been seeking out soups, shakes, smoothies, and other liquid forms of food instead of solids? Your body could be trying to tell you something.
What your body really wants isWater
Try getting your water intake up and see if that curbs your craving for liquid foods. The body only has a few signals to tell your brain what it wants, and wanting to drink your food is one way that it’s saying you should drink more water. It’s easy to fall behind on water intake, and to develop the routine of not getting enough during the day.
Here’s how to stay healthy:Getting enough water can be a hard habit to start. Work your way up to it gradually rather than overnight. Drink half of your body weight in ounces as an ideal.
14. Cold Foods
Eating cold food can slow down your digestion, so you don’t want to do that unless it’s summertime, and your body is trying to keep its cool. Medicine Plus shows that heat emergencies can arise when temperatures and humidity levels climb too high, so you have to be aware of what that’s doing to your body and any cravings you might be having.
What your body really wants isTo Cool Down
If your body is running too hot it’s going to want to cool itself down quickly, and the best answer to that is with cold foods. But you’ll want to make sure that it’s not a case of dehydration and that you’re not using food to make up for a lack of water.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Keep cool on the inside and out, and if you know you’re going to be in the sun and working up a sweat you’ll want to take extra steps to maintain proper hydration levels.
15. More and More Food
Overeating has almost become an American pastime, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for you health and wellness. The dangerous aspect of overeating is that it tends to form a habit, and you may develop
What your body really wants isWell-Balanced, Portioned Meals
When a meal is lopsided, whether with too many carbs or too much protein, the natural instinct is to eat more of it to make up for the imbalance. Turn your attention to the ratio of carbs and protein in your meals, and see how this has a direct effect on how you feel after eating a reasonable portion for your body size.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Avoid putting yourself in a situation where the food quantities are endless, or where you’re expected to eat more than a plate’s worth of food. Stick to what’s on your plate and give your stomach time to tell your brain you’re full.
16. Carbohydrates
Carbohydrate cravings are one of the most popular cravings for those trying to lose weight by watching their carb intake. It’s no surprise that you’re craving the thing that you’re abstaining from, especially if you used to eat plenty of foods that were high in carbohydrates.
What your body really wants isVitamins and Minerals
Going low or no-carb could leave you deficient in important vitamins and minerals found in fruit and other sources of food that have been labeled “carb heavy”. If you’ve taken on a carb restricted diet you could be doing yourself a disservice and limiting your intake of important nutrients, causing carb cravings.
Here’s how to stay healthy:Choose the right sources of carbohydrates, the ones that give you the most nutritional bang for the carbs you’re taking in. All carbs are not the enemy, just the ones that don’t provide much in the way of nutrients for all of the carbohydrates they contain.
17. Protein
If you find yourself craving protein you’ll definitely want to take notice, because you need enough of it in order for your body to carry out basic functions with its various systems. Starve yourself of protein long enough and you’ll start to seenegative side effects, according to John Douillard of LifeSpa.
What your body really wants isProtein
This one is an easy one, if you’re body is asking for more protein there isn’t anything else you can give it but the protein it needs. Perhaps you’ve taken in too many carbs and your craving is a way for the body to tell you to balance things out a bit with a serving of protein.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Even though you may be craving fatty protein sources, you’ll want to make sure that you’re eating high-quality, lean protein that’s preferably organic. That piece of fried chicken might be what you’re craving, but you’d be better served, nutritionally speaking, with a grilled chicken breast.
18. Nothing At All
If your appetite has gone away and you’re not craving anything at all, you might think that it’s because you’re totally satisfied. But it could be that you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals, so it’s important to assess why you’re not in the mood for food anymore.
What your body really wants isZinc
One mineral in particular that could be causing your lack of appetite is Zinc. This is an important mineral that affects your taste buds, and is one that your body needs daily. Run a shortage for long and you’ll find it hard to work up a taste for anything, since your ability to taste the food has weakened.
Here’s how to stay healthy: Check out this list of foods high in Zinc, and also be sure to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes to cover all of your nutritional bases. This should be done over a series of days, and you should see your appetite return to normal. If your lack of appetite is persistent check with your doctor to uncover potential causes.


#Sleep and the effect it has on #weight loss

Whether you want to believe it or not, sleep plays a very important role in your weight loss. I do agree there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. But that is no reason to skip on your sleep! If you need a little help falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up refreshed i recommend Blackout by BeeXtreme. 1-2 pills 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep and you’ll wake up feeling like a million bucks! 

Sleep Controls Your Diet
The debate about the best way to achieve a healthy weight always revolves around eating and movement. If you want to look better, the most common suggestion is “eat less and move more.” But it’s not that simple, or even accurate. Sometimes you want to eat less and move more, but it seems impossible to do so. And there might be a good reason: Between living your life, working, and exercising, you’re forgetting to sleep enough. Or maybe, more importantly, you don’t realize that sleep is the key to being rewarded for your diet and fitness efforts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35 percent of people are sleep deprived. And when you consider that the statistic for obesity is nearly identical, it’s easy to connect the dots and discover that the connection is not a coincidence.
Not sleeping enough—less than seven hours of sleep per night—can reduce and undo the benefits of dieting, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the study, dieters were put on different sleep schedules. When their bodies received adequate rest, half of the weight they lost was from fat. However when they cut back on sleep, the amount of fat lost was cut in half—even though they were on the same diet. What’s more, they felt significantly hungrier, were less satisfied after meals, and lacked energy to exercise. Overall, those on a sleep-deprived diet experienced a 55 percent reduction in fat loss compared to their well-rested counterparts.

Poor Sleep Changes Your Fat Cells

Think about the last time you had a bad night of sleep. How did you feel when you woke up? Exhausted. Dazed. Confused. Maybe even a little grumpy? It’s not just your brain and body that feel that way—your fat cells do too. When your body is sleep deprived, it suffers from “metabolic grogginess.” The term was coined by University of Chicago researchers who analyzed what happened after just four days of poor sleep—something that commonly happens during a busy week. One late night at work leads to two late nights at home, and next thing you know, you’re in sleep debt.
But it’s just four nights, so how bad could it be? You might be able to cope just fine. After all, coffee does wonders. But the hormones that control your fat cells don’t feel the same way.

Within just four days of sleep deprivation, your body’s ability to properly use insulin (the master storage hormone) becomes completely disrupted. In fact, the University of Chicago researchers found that insulin sensitivity dropped by more than 30 percent.
Here’s why that’s bad: When your insulin is functioning well, fat cells remove fatty acids and lipids from your blood stream and prevent storage. When you become more insulin resistant, fats (lipids) circulate in your blood and pump out more insulin. Eventually this excess insulin ends up storing fat in all the wrong places, such as tissues like your liver. And this is exactly how you become fat and suffer from diseases like diabetes.

Lack of Rest Makes You Crave Food

Many people believe that hunger is related to willpower and learning to control the call of your stomach, but that’s incorrect. Hunger is controlled by two hormones: leptin and ghrelin.
Leptin is a hormone that is produced in your fat cells. The less leptin you produce, the more your stomach feels empty. The more ghrelin you produce, the more you stimulate hunger while also reducing the amount of calories you burn (your metabolism) and increasing the amount fat you store. In other words, you need to control leptin and ghrelin to successfully lose weight, but sleep deprivation makes that nearly impossible. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinoloy and Metabolism found that sleeping less than six hours triggers the area of your brain that increases your need for food while also depressing leptin and stimulating ghrelin.
If that’s not enough, the scientists discovered exactly how sleep loss creates an internal battle that makes it nearly impossible to lose weight. When you don’t sleep enough, your cortisol levels rise. This is the stress hormone that is frequently associated with fat gain. Cortisol also activates reward centers in your brain that make you want food. At the same time, the loss of sleep causes your body to produce more ghrelin. A combination of high ghrelin and cortisol shut down the areas of your brain that leave you feeling satisfied after a meal, meaning you feel hungry all the time—even if you just ate a big meal.

And it gets worse.
Lack of sleep also pushes you in the direction of the foods you know you shouldn’t eat. A study published in Nature Communications found that just one night of sleep deprivation was enough to impair activity in your frontal lobe, which controls complex decision-making.
Ever had a conversation like this?
“I really shouldn’t have that extra piece of cake… then again, one slice won’t really hurt, right?”

Turns out, sleep deprivation is a little like being drunk. You just don’t have the mental clarity to make good complex decisions, specifically with regards to the foods you eat—or foods you want to avoid. This isn’t helped by the fact that when you’re overtired, you also have increased activity in the amygdala, the reward region of your brain. This is why sleep deprivation destroys all diets; think of the amygdala as mind control—it makes you crave high-calorie foods. Normally you might be able to fight off this desire, but because your insular cortex (another portion of your brain) is weakened due to sleep deprivation, you have trouble fighting the urge and are more likely to indulge in all the wrong foods.
And if all that wasn’t enough, research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology found that sleep deprivation makes you select greater portion sizes of all foods, further increasing the likelihood of weight gain.
The bottom line: Not enough sleep means you’re always hungry, reaching for bigger portions, and desiring every type of food that is bad for you—and you don’t have the proper brain functioning to tell yourself, “No!”

Sleep Sabotages Gym Time

Unfortunately the disastrous impact spreads beyond diet and into your workouts. No matter what your fitness goals are, having some muscle on your body is important. Muscle is the enemy of fat—it helps you burn fat and stay young. But sleep (or lack thereof) is the enemy of muscle. Scientists from Brazil found that sleep debt decreases protein synthesis (your body’s ability to make muscle), causes muscle loss, and can lead to a higher incidence of injuries.
Just as important, lack of sleep makes it harder for your body to recover from exercise by slowing down the production of growth hormone—your natural source of anti-aging and fat burning that also facilitates recovery. This happens in two different ways:
1. Poor sleep means less slow wave sleep, which is when the most growth hormone is released.
2. As previously mentioned, a poor night of rest increases the stress hormone cortisol, which slows down the production of growth hormone. That means that the already reduced production of growth hormone due to lack of slow wave sleep is further reduced by more cortisol in your system. It’s a vicious cycle.
If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise, not prioritizing sleep is like getting a physical examine with your father-in-law as the investigating physician: It will make something you don’t particularly enjoy almost unbearable. When you’re suffering from slept debt, everything you do feels more challenging, specifically your workouts.

​The Better Health Secret: Prioritize Sleep

The connection between sleep and weight gain is hard to ignore. Research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that women who are sleep deprived are a third more likely to gain 33 pounds over the next 16 years than those who receive just seven hours of sleep per night. And with all of the connections to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and cognitive failure, the need to sleep goes far beyond just looking better and seeing results from your diet and exercise efforts.
While there’s no hard number that applies to all people, a good rule of thumb is to receive between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, and to make sure that one poor night of sleep isn’t followed up with a few more. It might not seem like much, but it could make all the difference and mean more than any other health decision you make.

Article written by: Shape.com 

Ideas to get over a #weightloss #plateau

Weight Loss Plateaus S.U.C.K.!! PERIOD. You’re moving along great for a few weeks and then all of a sudden, BAMMM. That darn scale doesn’t move for anything!! It can be very frustrating. And some (not all) get so frustrated they just give up instead of looking to see how far they have come. ** NEWS FLASH! ** PLATEAUS HAPPEN!! IF YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT YOU SHOULD PLATEAU EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE!! 

Take a plateau as a NEW STARTING POINT. Because your body has changed and now more changes need to be made to continue back on the right path! It’s totally normal so don’t freak out! 

Consider an example: You weigh 162 pounds and eat 1,900 calories a day. To lose a pound a week, you’ve got to cut between 500 and 600 calories per day. So you restrict yourself to 1,400 calories, and the weight comes off. But suddenly, after week six, the scale refuses to budge. This is because with the weight loss, your BMR has also declined (say, from 0.95 to 0.75 calories per minute), and where your body used to burn 1,368 calories per day, now it’s using only 1,080. At this weight, there’s also less of you to move around, so you burn fewer calories working out and waste fewer calories as heat. All in all, your daily calorie expenditure is now pretty close to what you’re taking in. You’ve hit a new—and probably very annoying—equilibrium. Now that you know why it happens, here’s what to do:

1. Hang in there.
You may feel stuck, but you’re probably still losing weight—just not enough to register on the scale. But even dropping a third of a pound per week means that in a year, you’ll be down a whole 17 pounds. 

2. Avoid fuzzy math. 
It’s common to overestimate calories burned and underestimate calories eaten. Look for places where calories may hide—dressings, spreads, sauces, croutons, and condiments. Are you tasting a lot while cooking? Finishing what the kids leave on their plates? Absentmindedly grabbing handfuls of nuts, chips, or candy? You might try keeping a detailed food diary. Remember that for each pound you want to lose, you need to cut at least 3,500 calories—and if you don’t want to eat less, to lose the same pound you’ll have to add about ten extra hours of brisk walking or the equivalent. 

3. Put up some resistance. 
Increasing physical activity is particularly useful for moving beyond a plateau because exercise both uses calories and builds muscle. The more muscle you have, the higher your BMR, which is why working out with light weights or doing some kind of resistance training can be especially helpful. In fact, increasing your muscle mass as you lose body fat can compensate for the decline in BMR induced by weight loss.

4. Mix up Your Supplements
Have you been using the same supplements for 1-3 months? As we use supplements our bodies can build a tolerance. If you’ve been using the same supplements for a few months a few tips would be to either mix it up or do a cleanse. A cleanse is a great way to get that body primed again for another shocking round of body weight loss. If you have questions of where to move to next this is when you can get in touch with me and i’ll be glad to point you in the right direction. If you want to do a cleanse please look up Throttle 15 Day Cleanse on our website www..bee-xtreme..com 

A guide to choosing the right weight loss plan!

Let’s face it, there are TON of ways to lose weight. Everywhere you turn you see “try me!, do this!, don’t eat that!, new year, new you” BLAH BLAH AND MORE BLAH!!!  For those that know me, they know i’m a blunt person. I’ll tell ya how it is. Some love that, others don’t and that’s ok, cause i’m me. I’m very opinionated when it comes to weight loss supplements. I’ve spent countless hours researching them, making them, buying them and testing them, and throwing them away. I WILL NOT sit here and tell you that my supplements will work without diet and exercise. I just won’t. That’s not how I am and that’s not what I believe. Do some people take BeeXtreme supplements and not exercise and diet and lose weight? ABSOLUTELY! But the truth of the matter is that everyone is different and not everyone can go off of one testimonial. And just as is the fact that not everyone can off of a testiomonial that our supplements “didn’t work” for them. 

Speaking of “didn’t work” — this is sort of a pet peeve of mine. When i get asked which supplement is best for you and you say that you’ve tried others and they “didn’t work”. What exactly does that mean? Did you NOT lose weight? Did the supplement not do what it was supposed to? Did it not work with your plan? Did you not have a plan?? Some people look at me like i’m cray!… Seriously!! 

And here comes my rant for the week! =) So, you say a supplement didn’t work. Most (not all) will say “well, i didn’t lose weight when i took those other supplements”. Ok, that’s fine. What supplement were you taking and what is it for? Well, ya there’s a ton of supplements out there and yes, they all do something different. What have YOU done to help your weight loss? That supplement you just spent 60 bucks on is to 1. HELP CURB YOUR APPETITE SO YOU DON’T OVER EAT 2. HELP GIVE YOU MORE ENERGY SO THAT YOU MAY MOVE MORE OR GET THROUGH A WORKOUT 3. GIVES YOU FOCUS TO REACH YOUR GOALS 4. HELPS DETOX YOUR BODY 5. HELPS YOUR SUGAR CRAVINGS 6. HELPS YOUR MOOD SWINGS 7. HELPS YOUR BLOATING 8. HELPS YOU SLEEP BETTER AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON. 

I’m going to be blunt here……if you’re taking a supplement AND NOT MAKING ANY OTHER CHANGE —- you’re wasting your money! Just don’t do it! Supplements are just that, supplements. They supplement your body with things you may or may not get through regular food. Supplements are designed to assist your body with things you need help with. 

Here’s the kicker, if you do your part, MOST of those supplements will work in the manner in which they were intended to work! Look at the labels, ask questions. What are your goals with your journey? Do you want to fit back into those jeans comfortably? Ok then you may want to try a fat burner.. But don’t complain when your jeans are fitting good and you didn’t lose a pound on the scale. Fat burners will more than likely help you lose inches more than pounds. If you want to lose pounds…. go by the theory calories in, calories out. YOU NEED TO WORK TO SEE PROGRESS. THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL!  This is a lifestyle change. There is no quick fix. (wait, i shouldn’t say that. sure you can do a 3 day detox diet and shit your brains out to lose that 5 pounds before that wedding next weekend but i guarantee you that once you go back to your old ways that weight will come right back on!) 

Was that a little harsh? Sorry, that’s the truth. A good outcome means a good plan, dedication, commitment and in the end is most likely SUCCESS. Would you go to college without a plan? Would you go to your classes without your books? would you buy your books and not read them? No, of course not. The same theory with your weight loss plan. 

If you have a plan in place, if you’re exercising and eating well and not seeing results, contact me. I am here to help. I’ve been doing this for years and i’ve heard every story in the book. I will help you out the best i can. If i don’t know the answer to something you best believe i’ll search until i find it for you. I LOVE HELPING YOU START A PLAN. This is the best part of my business!! Why? BECAUSE I LOVE SEEING YOU AT THE END OR WHEN YOU REACH YOUR GOAL WITH THAT SUPER BRIGHT SMILE SAYING “I FINALLY DID IT”!! And you’re 100% — YOU accomplished your goal. You hit that goal weight. That “pill” didn’t make it happen. It just assisted. YOU put the work in and YOU deserve every recognition you can get!!! EMAIL ME with any questions or concerns and let me help you get started on a better life today! 

XOXOXOX 

Toni 
​beextremellc@gmail.com

The MOM Plan to lose weight without sacrificing time with the kids! 

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As a mom myself i know how hard it is to find time for yourself. There’s always something that needs done. The dishes, the laundry, dinner, homework, and the list goes on and on. BUT when will we find time for ourselves? Although exercise is encouraged with all of our supplements there is a way to lose the weight and maintain without spending hours at the gym! 

BeeXtreme’s MOM Plan was designed with mom’s in mind. With this diet plan and supplements you’ll be sure to be dropping weight and inches in as little as 10 days! This plan DOES require a change in diet. But it’s not so dramatic that the rest of the family has to suffer through your “healthy eating phase”. (I’ve been there. My husband doesn’t like it when i get on my kicks sometimes!!) 

I recently started reading blogs and books about how carbohydrates and sugars effect our bodies. Is it really true we may have been counting the wrong calories all these years? It’s possible!! So i started on a mission these last 2 weeks to limit my carbs and sugars to 100 SUGAR Calories a day.

What is a sugar calorie exactly?? Well, to calculate a sugar calorie one must take the #g of carbohydrates – #g fiber x 4 = # Sugar calories. Ok, Ok. That sounds a bit complicated. Let me try one for you. (it’s really not that complicated) 

1 can of Pepsi= 41 g of carbohydrates and 0 g fiber. To calculate sugar calories— 41 x 4= 164 Sugar calories per serving (1 can) UMMMMM…….WHAT!!?  Yes, it’s true!! 1 can of Pepsi has more SUGAR calories in 1 can that i can consume in one day. Ok, so you’re probably thinking that you know sugar is bad, you just didn’t realize it was THAT bad! Here’s how this diet works: 

Our bodies treat all carbohydrates as sugar. So think of that loaf of bread sitting on the counter as a loaf of sugar. Our bodies break down carbs as they do sugar and carbs spike our insulin levels as sugar does. Our bodies first burn sugar and carbs for energy then moves onto fats and proteins. It’s as simple as: IF WE ARE LIMITING CARBS AND SUGARS THE BODY HAS LESS OF THAT TO BURN AND WILL BURN MORE FAT OFF THE BAT!! 

Some downfalls i’ve found by following this: I did feel fatigued the first 72 hours of the diet. My body was literally resetting itself from all the sugar i consumed on a daily basis. Thank god for BXT BURN during these first couple days. It gave me the energy to get through the day. 


Lack of caffeine— I really didn’t realize how much Pepsi i drank in a day until i wasn’t able to have it. Also i didn’t realize just how bad those “Wheat low fat bagels” were until i started looking at nutrition facts a little more. 

In as little as 48 hours i noticed a considerable difference in my stomach flab. Ya know that flab around the belly button that just won’t go away? Well, it was most definitely going away!! I took one BXT Burn in the morning upon waking up and 1 BXT Burn around 2 pm. My cravings for sugar were almost nonexistent after 48 hours. 

My energy levels were increased after the first 3 days. My BM’s were more frequent, i felt less bloated, i felt fuller all day long by eating rich vegetables and higher protein. I’ve been using the CRAVE shakes every other day for breakfast. On these days I didn’t have that sweet tooth for chocolate as i got my fix with the shake (Crave will be available end of February)…..

If you want to find out what this plan involves, please subscribe to the MOM PLAN to get the free download!!