Slim & Sassy® V Shake Concept
A lean, trim body composition is a reflection of a healthy lifestyle that includes eating right and staying physically active. Eating right means eating appropriate quantities and eating quality foods that include a healthy ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins and minerals. A healthy diet of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins provides the body with the resources it needs for energy production, growth, and immune and other metabolic functions.
Too much food can be unhealthy. Fat cells function as the body’s energy storage units. Excess calories not converted to energy or used as building blocks for growth and repair can be converted to lipids and stored in fat cells. When the body has used other more readily available energy stores, fat cells release stored lipids as fuel for energy metabolism. Maintaining a lean body composition requires storing fewer excess calories in fat cells and increasing the release of calories stored in fat cells to be used for energy production. In other words, to keep fit and trim, we need to eat less and exercise more. We also need to eat smarter.
Lean Nutrient Ratios
A lean diet should include moderate portions of a variety of healthy nutrients. Simple carbohydrates or sugars and fats are immediate sources of energy, but they are also easily converted to fat when consumed in excess. They also trigger the release of insulin, which, although necessary for energy production, is a catalyst for converting excess calories to fat when we overeat. Complex carbohydrates and fibers provide a more sustained source of energy and help lower the insulin response. Proteins are used primarily for growth and repair in the body and can also be used for energy.
Although there is not an agreement on a perfect ratio of nutrients in a lean diet, a healthy diet should include about 30 percent protein, 55 percent carbohydrate, and 15 percent fat. Unfortunately, many people eat far too much fat and carbohydrate and not enough protein. A simple guide for eating a more healthy ratio of nutrients is eating less simple carbohydrates or sugars, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, eating less oils and fats, and increasing the consumption of healthy, low-calorie sources of protein. Of these lean diet choices, finding optimal levels of healthy proteins may be the most challenging.
The decision to eat vegetarian or vegan is a lifestyle that is gaining popularity and is a huge commitment. Everyone needs to eat the proper ratios of nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and the decision to eat vegan makes it a bit more difficult. There are plenty of whey-based diet shakes on the market, but not as many that cater to vegan-minded people.
Slim & Sassy V Shake
Making the decision to eat fewer calories and to eat a healthier ratio of calories is the first step to losing weight and maintaining a lean body composition. Yet today’s fast-pace, mobile lifestyle often makes it challenging to prepare or select lean meals—especially if you’re trying to stick to a vegan diet. doTERRA Slim & Sassy V Shake is convenient and delicious. When mixed with almond, rice, or soy milk, or water, it provides essential nutrients, is a good source of fiber, and is low fat and sugar free, all in a 100 percent vegan-friendly formula. V Shake also delivers 7 grams of a proprietary protein blend of pea, amaranth, and quinoa protein that provides essential amino acids to help prevent loss of muscle mass and improve muscle tone during dieting and exercise. V Shake does not contain any protein or isolates from soy, nor does it contain any artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Today’s hectic lifestyles can be stressful to anyone, especially those of us looking to manage weight. The day-to-day stress that all of us experience can often lead to poor eating habits, little to no exercise, and inevitably, weight gain. Reducing stress levels in the body can play a significant role in a healthy weight management regimen, which is why Slim & Sassy V Shake contains 125 mg of the powerful weight-loss ingredient EssentraTrim per serving, a patented extract of ashwagandha leaves and roots. Originally studied as an adaptogen for energy production, EssentraTrim was shown to help control the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with the accumulation of fat, particularly around the stomach, hips, and thighs.
By helping counteract the effects of stress, EssentraTrim may also help control stress-induced appetite, overeating, and carbohydrate cravings. It may also help support healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range, enhance energy levels, and alleviate fatigue commonly associated with dieting and exercise.
Slim & Sassy V Shake also includes 50 mg of Solathin per serving, a special protein extract from natural food sources that may help to support an increased feeling of satiety. Solathin has also been studied to control snacking between meals, portion control, and feeling full faster and longer. Along with being an excellent source of protein, Solathin is also hypoallergenic and enhances the flavor and texture of V Shake.
Slim & Sassy V Shake has been carefully formulated to be used in conjunction with doTERRA Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend, doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®, doTERRA Daily Nutritional Pack®, DigestZen® and DigestZen TerraZyme® Digestive Enzyme Complex for a comprehensive weight management product support system.
EssentraTrim® is a trademark of NutraGenesis LLC and is protected under U.S. Patent 6,713,092
Solathin® is a trademark of CYVEX Nutrition
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.