5 Things that happen when you can’t poop!

Constipation. It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s a much bigger issue than you might think!
Most people avoid professional support when they’re blocked up because they feel embarrassed or ashamed, but guess what? You’re not alone. There is a big tribe of constipated folk out there. I used to be one of them.
We instinctively know that we need to poo and feel uncomfortable when we don’t go for days. But WHY do we need regular number twos?
Why is pooping is so important?

While poo is predominantly made up of water, bacteria and indigestible vegetable fibre, it also contains things we want to get rid of – waste, toxins and hormones. These are vital for the body to remove to stay happy and healthy.
What happens to your body when you don’t go?

1. Toxicity.
Our body recycles our waste and hormone byproducts, which leads to toxic build-up in the bowel.Toxins first build up in the bowel as a result of stress or consuming too many acidic foods, such as sugar, flour, caffeine, and alcohol. When the bowel becomes out of balance, it attempts to protect itself by secreting a glycoprotein substance that lines the entire intestinal wall. This is known as mucoid plaque. This substance is what makes it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients, which could result in chronic malnutrition. 

An unclean bowel leads to unclean circulating blood and as a result unclean tissues and organs. This weakens the health of our organs and as a result they do not function as well as they are designed to.

2. Diverticulitis.
When too much pressure is used from straining to get poop out we can develop bowel pockets, where the lining of the colon bulges and food and contents collect there. These pockets are called diverticula and can be a house for fermenting, rotting food and other contents.

3. Pathogen growth.
Rotting food in the bowel and the development of diverticula can stimulate the growth of dangerous pathogens such as parasites, bacteria and fungus.

4. Leaky gut.
​Toxins can weaken the bowel wall and cause a leaky gut. As the name states, the intestinal lining becomes “leaky” allowing undigested food, proteins, toxins, cholesterol and fats to pass through into the bloodstream and lymph where they go on to affect the health of other organs, especially those that are weak.

5. Poor energy.
Toxicity leads to poor oxygen delivery in the body. Without oxygen, our energy levels are depleted. An exhausted body does not remove toxins well. And the vicious cycle begins again!

How to get things Moving Again & why you should cleanse!
CLEANSING allows you to REMOVE accumulated mucoid plaque in order to rebuild your bowel and your liver and protect yourself from disease. 

CLEANSING removes excess amounts of mucous, old fecal matter, trapped cellular and non-food wastes, and inorganic mineral deposits that contribute to pains in the body. It also PURIFIES  your liver, kidneys, and blood; ENHANCES mental clarity, INCREASES energy, RELIEVES the body of dependency on habit-forming substances; and REDUCES your stomach to its normal size, contributing to weight loss.

Xtreme Reboot is gentle enough to use every single month! We recommend cleansing before switching supplements on your weight loss journey. And It’s only $29.99! Use code “cleanse” to save an additional $10 on this AMAZING product! 


Low Carb food list. what you can eat and drink on the keto diet

 

Low Carb Food List – An In-depth Breakdown

Healthy Fats & Oils: Coconut oil, butter, lard & bacon fat, olive oil, avocados, fish oil, flaxseed, chia seed. Stay away from bad fats like vegetable oils.

Meats: All are fine. Chicken, beef, lamb, pork, venison, etc. Grass-fed is the healthiest.
Fish & Seafood: All are fine. Salmon, cod, shrimp, octopus, tuna, tilapia, bass and others. Wild-caught is the healthiest.

Vegetables: All non-starchy veggies are fine. Spinach, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, mushrooms, cucumbers, onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes, spaghetti squash, etc. Vegetables other than potatoes, corn and large tomatoes are low in carbs and should be consumed multiple times daily.

Eggs: Omega-3 enriched, pasture-raised organic are best.

Full-fat Dairy: Cheeses, unsweetened almond milk, heavy cream, yogurt, butter. Any dairy low in carbs and high in saturated and/or monounsaturated is generally good.

Nuts and Seeds (in small amounts): Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, sunflower seeds.

Flour Replacements: Almond flour, almond meal and coconut flour.

Berries (in small amounts): Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, lemons, limes.
 
Sweeteners & Sugar Alcohols: Erythritol, stevia, Truvia, xylitol. It’s recommended to consume sweeteners with minimal calories, no carbs and a low Glycemix Index (GI) because they won’t count toward your net carbs or spike your blood sugar levels. Every body is different though, so try these sweeteners and see how you feel!

* Berries, nuts and seeds should be eaten in small quantities. Berries do contain sugar and can easily take you over your carb limit if you don’t track your portion sizes; however, they are packed with vitamins and can be a good treat from time to time. Nuts are calorie dense and the serving size is generally extremely small.

 
Low Carb Indulgence Food List

Now that you have your list of safe and delicious low carb foods, you’re probably asking: “What about treats? Can I cheat a little but still be somewhat healthy?” Great question! We know what that’s like and it’s important to be flexible. Here’s a few foods you can indulge in from time to time:

Dark Chocolate: 70% cocoa or higher has about 10 carbs per ounce.

Low Carb Ice Cream: Breyers CarbSmart is only 4 net carbs per 1/2 cup and tastes great! Enlightened is also a great brand that is sweetened with erythritol! Halo top is my go to!!

Sugar-free Jello w/ Whipped Cream: Simple but sweet and keeps you low in carbs.

Quest Bars: These aren’t too high in carbs but may spike blood sugar according to some people. Try putting them in a toaster oven for a few minutes on each side (until lightly browned). You’ll love them!

Peanut Butter: Always good but in small doses. Buy an all-natural brand with only two ingredients: peanuts, salt.

Pizza (toppings only): If you can’t live without pizza (and don’t want to make a keto pizza), just eat the toppings and sauce. Those are the best parts anyway! Or make your own Low Carb Pizza!

Breaded foods: Calamari, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings and anything else breaded is okay in small doses.

 
Low Carb Drinks (non-alcoholic)

Water, water, water! You need to drink more water on keto, or any healthy lifestyle, for that matter. Staying hydrated is extremely important. Here are a few options you can enjoy while keeping your carbs and sugar in check:

Water
Coffee
Tea
Protein shakes
Vegetable Juices (fresh squeezed and unsweetened)
Carbonated water or soda
Bai5 or other erythritol/stevia sweetened beverages

Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks

You can have alcohol on keto! The stronger liquors are 0 carbs. They will add to your caloric intake but keep your carb count low. Below is a list of liquors and lower carb beers and wines for easy reference when picking your poison!

Vodka
Whiskey
Tequila
Rum
Scotch
Brandy
Cognac

Select beers
Rolling Rock Green Light (2.4 carbs)
Michelob Ultra (2.6 carbs)
Bud Select (3.1 carbs)
Miller Lite (3.2 carbs)
Coors Light (5 carbs)
Amstel Light (5 carbs)
Wine
Reds (per glass on average)
Merlot (3.7 carbs)
Pinot Noir (3.4 carbs)
Cabernet (3.5 carbs)

Whites
Chardonnay (3.7 carbs)
Pinot Grigio (3.2 carbs)
Riesling (5.5 carbs)
Champagne (1.5 carbs)

Losing Weight or Simply Eating Right

Regardless of the reason you switched to a low carb diet, it’s important to be mindful of your daily macros and caloric intake. Watch alcohol intake because it is additional, and empty, calories and will hinder you reaching your goals. Alcohol metabolization stalls fat burning until it’s out of your system.

Being healthy is all about getting the right nutrients and vitamins from your food so always include variety in your diet. Have plenty of meat (or fish), dairy and veggies on a daily basis. Use coconut oil and olive oil when you cook and in your salads (respectively) and have a handful of nuts or berries from time to time.

What does ketosis mean and what is the keto diet?

 

What is this keto diet?

The keto diet (aka ketogenic diet, low carb diet and LCHF diet) is a low carb, high fat diet. Maintaining this diet is a great tool for weight loss. More importantly though according to an increasing number of studies, it helps reduce risk factors for diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and more.

On the keto diet, your body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. While in ketosis your body is using ketone bodies for energy instead of glucose (sugar and carbs). Ketone bodies are derived from fat and are a much more stable, steady source of energy than glucose, which is derived from carbohydrates.

Entering ketosis usually takes anywhere from 3 days to a week. Once you’re in ketosis you be using fat for energy instead of carbs. This includes the fat you eat and the fat that is stored in your body.

How to test for ketosis?

You can test yourself to see whether you’ve entered ketosis just a few days after you’ve begun the keto diet.

Simply use a ketone test strip and it will tell you the level of ketone bodies in your urine. If the concentration is high enough, you’ve successfully entered ketosis.

There are other ways of telling you’re in ketosis, though. Look for changes in mood and alertness as well as a stronger smell in your breath and urine. Many people also report better sleep and decreased appetite when you’re in ketosis.

The truth about fat

You may be thinking, “but eating a lot of fat is bad!”. The truth is dozen of studies and meta studies with over 900,000 subjects have arrived at similar conclusions. Eating saturated and monosaturated fats has no effects on heart disease risk.

Most fats are good and are essential to our health. Fat and protein are essential for survival.

Fats are the most efficient form of energy and each gram contains 9 calories compared to 4 calories per gram of protein and carbs. There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.

The keto diet promotes eating fresh whole foods like meat, fish, veggies and healthy fats and oils as well as greatly reducing processed and chemicalled treated foods that the Standard American Diet has so long encouraged.

It’s a diet that you can sustain long term and enjoy. What not to enjoy about bacon and eggs every morning?!

HOW CALORIES WORK

A calorie is a unot of energy. When something contains 100 calories it describes how much energy your body could get from consuming it. Calorie consumption dictates weight gain/losses.

If you burn an average of 1800 calories and eat 2000 calories per day you gain weight. Makes sense right?

If you do light exercise that burns an extra 300 calories per day you’ll burn 2100 calories per day putting you at a defeceit of 100 calories. Simply by eating at a deficit, you’ll lose weight because your body taps into stored resources for the remaining energy it needs.

That being said, it’s important to get the right balance of macronutrients every day so your body has the energy it needs.

WHAT ARE MACRONUTRIENTS?

Macros are molecules that our bodies use to create energy for themselves. Primarily fat, protein and carbs. They are found in all food and are measured in grams on nutrition labels.

  • Fat provides 9 calories per gram
  • Carbs provides 4 calories per gram
  • Protein provides 4 calories per gram

 

WHAT ARE NET CARBS?

Many low carb recipes/website will write “net carbs” when displaying macros. Net carbs are total carbs minus dietary fiber and sugar alcohols. Our bodies can’t break down iber and sugar alcohol into glucose so they generally don’t raise blood sugar. For this reason, many people don’t count them toward their total carb count.

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU EAT?

On a keto diet, about 65-75% of the calories you consume daily should come from fat. About 20-30% should come from protein. The remaining 5% should come from carbohydrates.

Find a good keto calculator online to figure out exactly how many calories you should be consuming in a day.

Day to Day Benefits
The keto diet doesn’t only provide long term benefits but day to day benefits as well. When your body enters into a keto state you can expect to

  • Lose body fat
  • Have consistent energy levels during the day
  • Stay satisfied after meals longer with less snacking and overeating

Longer satiation and consistent energy levels are due to the majority of calories coming from fat, which is a slower digestion and calorically denser.
Eating low carb also eliminates blood glucose spikes and crashes. You wont’ have sudden blood sugar drops leaving you feeling weak and disoriented.

Long Term Benefits

Studies consistently show that those who eat a low carb high fat diet rather than a high carb low fat diet:

  • Lose more weight and body fat
  • Have better levels of good cholesterol
  • Have reduced blood sugar and insulin resistance
  • Experience a decrease in appetite
  • Have reduced triglyceride levels
  • Have significant reductions in blood pressure.

Want to learn more about ketosis and get great menu plans? Join the BeeXtreme Community today so we can help you out!

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Zi Xiu Tang, Slim Trim U, ZXT Gold. It’s GONE. Get Over It.

I was scrolling through facebook the other day and came across a post from an old distributor of mine, looking for Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules. I had to laugh to myself not because he wanted them, but because of the comments in the post. 

Guys, it’s been 4+ years since these capsules were taken off the market. They were taken off the market for good reason. They had illegal weight loss ingredients in them. Not one but two ingredients were found according to the fda. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, i loved Zi Xiu Tang Classic Formula bee pollen. I also loved Ultimate Formula bee pollen. They both were taken off the market. 
Zi Xiu Tang & Ultimate Formula Press Releases from FDA. 

Why are these supplements being recalled? 


Sibutramine. Sibutramine was a prescription weight loss capsule that was given in 10 and 15 mg doses to severly obese people. The use of sibutramine showed an increase in myocardial infarctions by 16%. Is this a lot? No. But the FDA thought the number outweighed the thousands of patients using it for weight loss without issues. See the medscape article here

They also found a prescription laxative in Zi Xiu Tang. Phenolphthalein is a laxative no longer approved for sale in the US. According to the FDA, its health risks include irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. Sixty-six supplements in our database contained phenolphthalein, most of them marketed for weight loss. Some companies — such as Pure Edge Nutrition, MyNicKnaxs, and New Life Nutritional Center — included the drug in several of their formulations. 

Ok so going back to my original point— the comments on the post. Guys– if you think you can still find those pills (the original ones) please stop and think for a moment. We as distributors could have gotten into a lot of trouble from selling those capsules. If you order something from china claiming to be zi xiu tang and don’t think you can get in trouble, think again.  Some businesses are out to get your money. They know people are looking for those pills so they will pretty much slap a label on anything and tell you it’s zi xiu tang. There is NOTHING out there that comes even close to the pill and believe me, I’ve searched. And if there IS something out there… i can almost guarantee you– no, I’d bet my life on it that it contains sibutramine. Just a fun fact to keep in the back of your mind. 
Why on earth would you want to take it anyway is my question? 

Someone posting they “were waiting” to get theirs from china. They ordered from the “official” website so it’s gotta be true, right?  Heads up guys– we ordered those pills, and we had them tested and guess what– 55 red flags came up on that supplement. 55!! 55 ingredients in there from mold to dust to rat shit was in that capsule. Here’s the kicker– it only contained one ingredient that it said it contained. ONE INGREDIENT. (and it wasn’t bee pollen!)  DISGUSTING! Is this really the chance you wanna take for a couple pounds of weight loss? I WOULDN’T! NO WAY IN HELL! Your life is worth way more than that so let’s open your eyes. 

Yes, the results with Zi Xiu Tang, Slim Trim U, ZXT Gold, Infinity and all those other Floyd Nutrition nutrition and Bee Pollen Diet capsules were EASY. They were honestly too good to be true. BUT THEY WERE HARMFUL AND WOULD HARM YOU AND YOUR BODY IN THE LONG RUN IF TAKEN FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. 

You can see the results of Zi Xiu Tang, Slim Trim U, Zxt Gold, and the others with our USA made supplements but it’s going to take a little work on your part. More than just water. I had a woman contact me the other day and tell me that one company she was dealing with just told her to drink more water or take a detox capsule because she wasn’t losing weight. This is bull shit. If the owner of the business cared enough to do a little digging, the woman has a disease that effects her muscles and a detox could have really hurt her. It makes me mad that there are greedy companies out there like this. It really really does. 

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to learn a few things in the process such as food choice, calorie counting, macronutrients, exercising. These are the things you should be searching out instead of a pill to do all the work for you. A supplement is just that. A Supplement– something to supplement your diet plan. To help you curb cravings, to help you have more energy, to help you want to make better choice. 

We hired a private chemist to make you a SAFE ALTERNATIVE to those China capsules. And we are seeing AMAZING results with the Xtreme Line of supplements. We have about a  98% success rate with Xtreme Slim Bee Pollen and our eating plans. Most of customers after month one will add in Xtreme Burn fat burner and that’s really when the results begin to show.  We not only show you how to get the weight off, we show you how to keep it off and honestly isn’t that your ultimate goal? To keep it off? 

Weight loss is a roller coaster. We get that. We know it’s stressful. We know it’s hard but we also know what works and what doesn’t. I work one on one with my customers for a reason— EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND HAS DIFFERENT SITUATIONS GOING ON IN THEIR LIFE. 

Please join the BeeXtreme Community to get that one on one attention you all so deserve to get when it comes to weight loss. www.facebook.com/groups/beextremecommunity or contact me personally to get started today. I’ll gladly help you out. 

 toni@bee-xtreme.com

Body Fat “BF”, Body Water “BW”, Body Mass Index “BMI”, Bone “Bone” on a scale. What does Body Water mean!?

Today is P2D3 on my Xtreme Skinny Drops and I’ve been attempting to get this number that’s stuck to my body fat scale down into the a “healthy” range for my age. According to Built Lean I need to get down into the 21%. So here I am at 28.5% and I’m working on that this round of drops. 
I noticed this morning when I put my comparison pictures together that there was a number that was going up and I wasn’t quite sure what the heck it was. “BW”? BW stands for Body Water on a Weight Watchers Scale. But why is my body water going up when my weight is going down? See Below for my 3 Day progress on the Xtreme Skinny Drops

As you can see starting from the bottom and going up, my Body Water is going up up up. 51%, 51.7%, and 52%. Now the person that I am with my way of thinking– i want my water weight to go down, not up!! Is this what this means? NO. It doesn’t mean that. Let me explain. 

Body water is an important measure when it comes to a healthy body. The human body needs water to function the right way. Finding the perfect balance in your body water is key. Your water intake should compensate the loss of body water. A human body can lose body water through the skin, via sweat, urine and by breathing. If the balance is right, you will feel at your best!

What is body water?

Body water is the total amount of fluid in a human body. The human body should consist of at least 50% of water. The exact percentage varies based on a number of factors (e.g. age and gender). Body water is the primary building block for cells. It helps to regulate the internal body temperature, strengthens your muscles and moisturizes your skin. These are just a few examples why body water and drinking water is so important.

What is the ideal body water percentage?

The ideal body water percentage varies. It is influenced by different factors. Gender, age and body composition affect this percentage. In general, women have a lower body water percentage than men. This is because women have more tissue than men. The ideal percentage for adult women will fluctuate between 45 and 60%, while the ideal percentage for adult men will be between 50 and 65% of the total body. For the real athletic body types it is even recommended to have 5% more body water than the average adult range.

Consequences of not drinking enough water

Everybody knows that drinking water is important. But few people know why this is important. Not drinking water can cause physical problems. What are the consequences of not drinking enough water?

Mental issues

Tiredness

Skin problems

Airway issues and allergies

High cholesterol

High blood pressure

Decreased physical performance

Weight gain

 

In order to prevent these problems, it is recommended to monitor your body water level. Especially when you want to lose weight! 

How can you increase your body water percentage?

There are many ways to increase your body water percentage. It starts with drinking at least 2 litres of water per day. Most important: never wait until you are thirsty. Furthermore, it is recommended to start your day with a glass of water. This will clean the body from waste and toxins. Another way to increase your body water percentage is to eat raw fruits and vegetables. They are dense in water. This is a good alternative for drinking water all the time. Keep this in mind: drink water and other fluids until you urinate frequently and with light color. 

Keep This In Mind When That Number Starts To Freak You Out:This is actually fairly normal for someone who is losing weight. Fat holds little to no water in the body, and muscle holds a certain amount of fluids. As you lose weight, your water % will increase over time since you are losing the fat which holds none of it.