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Month: March 2019

Special Article About Food

This article takes a special look at two different industries of food and network marketing. You will be impressed at how you can apply some basic principles to your successful benefits in both.

There is a lot of buzz lately about Food and Nutrition and how food choices will make or break your health.

There is enough food for thought here to think that your choice of marketing plan will make or break your home business.

There is even a Food Revolution proposed by Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef from Britain, who states that eating pizza and chicken nuggets for breakfast by schoolchildren is not as nature intended for their cellular biology. His big picture is for families to take ownership of their food and diet where it comes from, how to prepare it and its benefits versus processed foods. It is the right time for a Food Revolution because of increasing disease statistics.

Just perhaps, it is time to take ownership of the network marketing opportunity. We can make the basic principles popular and workable for everyone. We can take away high priced autoships, huge training curves, and difficult prospecting with legitimate excuses that it is too expensive, too difficult to learn, much less pass on to other people.

It is not surprising that when the time is right, people will honestly consider change in order to evaluate what is not working and how to make things better. Interestingly, there is more and more focus on the return to basics as the right call to action. It is the right time for a network marking MLM revolution because too many hard working networkers do not succeed and only a handful of top internet marketers amass profits worthy of a king’s ransom. But this unique home-based system is touted as a level playing field with equality of hopes for every family. So how can these discrepancies be addressed?

There are two premises to consider:

1. Families who do not return to basic whole foods as nature programmed will suffer nutritional deficits and obesity because of manufactured food stuffs. It is estimated as much as 90% of consumed food is packaged food with labels to signify it as food. It should be the opposite 90% natural, 10% manufactured.

2. Networkers who do not practise basics principles of network marketing will struggle to duplicate their marketing plans with complex internet “branding” programs. It is estimated 90% of networkers do not succeed in earning a suitable income and it should be the opposite 90% success rate and perhaps a 10% failure for lack of effort. Families with the ability to earn extra home business income will face less stress in a changing economy and public perception will get excited because it works.

When the time is right, the teacher will come. Here is a food related example:

Dr. Mehmet Oz, now has a successful TV show called Dr. Oz. His advice is to read food labels as carefully as reading a prescription and to red flag certain ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, sugar, enriched flour, trans fats, and saturated fats. He recommends his list of favorite foods which include tomatoes, broccoli, kidney beans, blueberries, artichokes, omega 3 fats, olive oils and fiber with oatmeal, lentils and peas. This is about as basic as you can get. Personally, I have followed this diet for years and enjoy all the benefits of good health.

When the future evolves, the right home-based business opportunity will appear.

My Shopping Genie is a small innovative software application that rides on top of major search engines which instantly finds the lowest prices and highest savings on the internet. The best news is that is free to use and share in these fastest growing trends. There are 9 ways to earn income with a one-time lifetime distributor’s license and low-cost monthly subscription ($29). The marketing plan consists of 3 Steps that everyone can manage. How basic is this. Now better evaluate this opportunity with other multi-level enterprises with high entry fees, high autoships, intensive training and high attrition.

Let’s continue this interesting comparison. Here are a few facts about the food industry that makes a back to basics food revolution timely and sensible.
…factory farming has increasingly replaced individual farmers
…our food supply chain is highly industrialized from mass production to distribution
…industrialized production by 1980 showed approximately 50,000 invented food stuffs
…eating habits are promoted by billions of advertising dollars..ex. 15 billion to advertise “junk food”

the diet industry has produced at least 10,000 diets in 30 years (95% don’t maintain weight loss)

Can you see why people have started to believe in manufactured foods as somehow better, more nutritionally analyzed, than what grows in the garden? Can you see why we must return to basic whole foods provided by Mother Nature’s millennium-old pharmacy and synergy.

How does this relate to some serious facts about the network marketing home business industry:

started in 1950’s when original networkers shared excellent nutritional products and commission structures by word of mouth
…continues worldwide growth…600,000 new networkers start a home business yearly
…average MLM earning is $500 monthly while others can replace their income or reach 7 digits
…the potential income structure is inbuilt but how can we make it more fair and democratic?
…accelerated information flow via the internet and the backyard became world stage
…skilled internet marketers evolved and flouted their complex programs to become more magnetic to attract followers

MLM has never been about duplication of “magnetic leaders.” In fact, the current hew and cry from internet marketers is “I don’t want to do this anymore! There is too much information overload…lets return to basics.”

So let’s return to basics. Food wise we need to eat at least 7 fresh vegetables and fruits daily for healthy functioning cells. They will provide all the enzymes, anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, soluble and insoluble fiber and more. We continue to listen to experts like Dr. Oz because he keeps our WHY reasons clear and HOW motivation high.

Business wise we need to simplify the network marketing home business to 3 essential steps: (1) leverage an expert’s knowledge (2) duplicate a simple message and (3) earn multiple residual incomes.

We embrace My Shopping Genie because future trends keep our WHY reasons clear and HOW motivation high. The Internet Click Revolution simplifies the marketing plan. The founding principles of network marketing is a cooperative home business for the distribution of profits for many families not the aggrandizement of a few. You, too, can share a phone call, a video, a test drive to save money and a plan to make serious money from home.

When the time is right, the teacher will appear. But the teacher can only open the door and show the way.You have to decide to walk through. Your questions and comments are very important to start a dialogue about what you really want and what really works.

Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class, but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

Loss Is More Than Just About Food

Make sure you get enough sleep

Researchers point out that you can compromise your weight loss efforts if you do not get enough sleep each night. The main problem with getting too little sleep is that your metabolism is trying to compensate for the lack of energy by slowing down, which means that your body will turn the food you eat into energy at a slower pace. Studies carried on small groups have showed that people that sleep less than necessary are likely to eat more and turn fewer calories into energy when performing the same activities. So, for effective weight loss, you need to get enough sleep.

Eat more varied foods

Another secret for losing weight efficiently is to eat more varied food. If you eat the same food every day and at every meal, you will not only grow bored with it, you will also feel tempted to eat more to compensate for the hunger you will feel. It seems that humans and animals alike are inclined to eat less, quantity wise, if they are offered a higher diversity of foods to eat. So, instead of loading your plate with a single type of food, add various foods to the same plate, and you will see how easy it will become for you to lose weight, while eating less.

Effective weight loss is about attitude

Having the proper mindset when starting a diet or making a promise to live healthier and lose weight, is very important. If you dismiss what you think about food and eliminate it from the equation, do not be surprised when you will notice that things do not work like this. What you need is a positive attitude, you will have to change the way you think about food, and to focus on healthy choices. In time, your mindset will become an ally in the fight against extra pounds, and you will find it much easier to lose weight.

The best zero calorie drink: water

Drinking water is important when you want to lose weight. One great quality of plain water is that it helps the body flush out toxins and especially sodium, which is the main culprit when you feel bloated for no apparent reason. Fizzy drinks should be out of the question when you consider effective weight loss, but water should always be plentiful and readily available.
Worry less

Last, but not least, effective weight loss strategies must also include less stress. When you are stressed out, you tend to eat more than usual to compensate for how you feel. Instead of feeding the blues with unhealthy foods, consider starting again on the right food with a healthier lifestyle.

Five Greatest Myths About Food

There have been countless suggestions and theories regarding health and fitness over the centuries. In fact health and fitness is the only topic where so many contradictions exist at the same time. Every few years, a new diet system or exercise regime is introduced to the world and it quickly becomes the fad only to be thwarted by experts after sometime. But during their short-lived glory these fitness fads give birth to lots of false beliefs and information. This article will try to clear up some of the confusions and myths so that people around the globe can develop healthy eating and living habits and stop repeating ineffective or dangerous fitness routines.

1) Packaged Fruit Juices Are Good For Health

When bottled or packaged fruit juices were first introduced to the commercial market, people immediately became big fans of these beverages. Eating fruit is a healthy habit but people become impatient very quickly when they have to buy, wash, peel and juice each fruit before getting the nutrients inside their body. The bottled juice was the perfect solution for them. Now-a-days, people believe that gulping down a bottle of Real Grape juice is the quickest and best way to make up for their otherwise unhealthy lifestyles. Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. Yes, there is no harm in drinking these juices but there are hardly any benefits either.

The manufacturers extract a large volume of juice from the fruits and store them in tanks. This stored juice is then packed and sold throughout the year. This is the reason you can easily find orange juice during summer and Pineapple juice during fall. All the Oxygen from the stored juice is taken out to keep it fresh for months. But as the Oxygen is sucked out, almost all nutrients, vitamins and minerals of the juice are lost as well. So next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of juice, buy some fresh fruits instead. That will give you a lot more benefits at a fraction of the cost.

2) Crash Diet Is Great For Losing Weight Quickly

No matter how much the fitness experts try to preach otherwise, there are still a lot of people who believe that the best way to shed off extra pounds is to go on random diets. Yes these crash diets can help in shorter term but cause much more damage to the digestive system and the body in the longer run. When people eat very less for a month or two, they lose some weight pretty quickly but their body becomes increasingly weak from the lack of electrolytes, vitamins and other nutrients. A month or so in the crash diet, most people often feel tired, dizzy and weak.

A greater danger of crash diet is weight gain instead of weight loss. Our body has several defense mechanisms that trigger under different circumstances. When you are eating very less each day, your body can mistake it for famine. It then stores almost all the calorie from the ingested food and spends very less for daily activities. Once this cycle sets in, you will be gaining weight instead of losing. A well planned diet with lots of vegetables and fruits is still the best way to lose fat.

3) Certain Fruits Can Give You A Cold If Ingested At Night

Some people believe that certain fruits are cold in nature and they can give a person cold or flu if eaten during night. Banana, Sweet Lime, Pineapple and Apple are considered the main culprits behind this phenomena. This theory, however, is absolutely wrong. Cold and flu are caused by viruses and the viruses can spread from anywhere. Coldness of these fruits have nothing do with you catching cold. So next time you feel like grabbing an apple after dinner, do so happily.

4) Gluten Free Foods Give More Energy

Yes, they do. But only to the people who are Gluten intolerant or suffering from Celiac disease. These people can feel fatigued, tired and sick after eating food that contains Gluten. Once they start ingesting Gluten free food, they feel more energetic and vivacious in all aspects of life. The best example of this phenomenon is tennis star Novac Djokovic. After he started his Gluten free diet, his game improved manifolds and today he is one of the top four tennis players of the world.

But for regular people, Gluten free food offers no incentives at all. They might feel more energy after eating Gluten free food but the reason for that is more mental than physical. Also these special diets cost much more than regular food. So before you go munch on Gluten free food, get yourself checked for Gluten intolerance. If you are not Gluten intolerant, stick to your regular diet.

5) You Can Eat As Much As You Want As Long As You Exercise Regularly

This is true to a very small extent. If you are eating a cheese sandwich and expecting your workouts will cancel out the extra calories, it probably would. But if you are ingesting too much carbohydrate and fat, then your exercise routine may not be enough to shed off the calories unless you exercise like professional athletes. Getting calorie inside the body is much easier than driving it off. So do not set any wrong expectations.

The Shocking Truth About Food

If you are like a lot of people, you have already responded to much of what you see in the news about being ready for the coming crisis by food prepping. You would need to live in a cave to not notice the signs. The good news in this is that many people have started to stockpile food, but care must be exercised that money isn’t wasted. After all, when you buy one type of food, you have that much less money to buy something else that you might need in an emergency situation.

The Shocking Truth About Food Prepping

Just as is the situation with so many other issues, vigilance is the key. As a result, you might be extra cautious when you pick one food over another when you buy. You might also be careful about buying a little extra to keep for an emergency over and above what you would use every day. The problem that many preppers run into, however, is buying food that they think they will need when they don’t really need it. What follows are a few guidelines to help you discriminate one from the other.

Don’t Trust Generic Plans

It doesn’t take long being a prepper before you are faced with the problem of competing suppliers, each telling you that their food prepping plan is the best. Further, these plans often boil down to telling you to buy X pounds of rice, X pounds of beans, etc., multiplied by the number of people you have in your family, and how many days you are planning for. The truth is that it’s an easy trap to fall into. After all, nobody wants to be caught unprepared. Further, how can anyone realistically determine what is best for your family?

Every family has its own needs, likes and desires. It’s that easy. And the only likes you have to satisfy in an emergency situation is your own, not satisfying what others say you will need. Let’s say that a member of your family has an allergy to peanut products, but the prepping experts say that since peanut butter is such a good foodstuff to stock up on because it will keep for a long time, you should do so? What good will that do the family member who is allergic to peanuts? The plain truth is that it will do far more harm than good.

Another problem with a generic food prepping plan is that it is entirely likely that following such a plan will create shortages of one type of food while you have a surplus of any other. This is just as bad a situation as if you had a shortage of everything. In an ideal situation, you will want to keep a balance of nutritious food that will continue to be in as similar supply as all the others, for as long as needed.

Admittedly, this is a difficult trick to pull off, but it can be done. Perhaps the most difficult part of the problem is dealing with so many different unknowns when you are planning. For example, how many days is it realistic to plan for you to be in such a situation? How can anybody really know with any great degree of accuracy? In most cases you will need to rely on rules of thumb, but with other factors such as what percentages you will need of different sorts of products, it is much easier to estimate what you would need as opposed to what you will need less of.

A Workable Plan

The best guide you can use to determine what you will need in a given future situation is to rely on the past. What, for example, have you eaten in the past two weeks that could be repeated in a crisis situation? This is as good a place to start as any.

Once you have your list, look at it carefully to decide what might not be available and/or affordable in a crisis. Meat is a good example. If you don’t have a stockyard in your backyard, you probably will not have access to fresh meat in a crisis. If so, it will probably have such a high price tag that it would be better to make a staple of something else.