26 Feb 2016

Calorie Cutting

 Forever F.I.T
Thinking of drastically cutting your calories?

Doing this might seem the quickest way to losing weight, but there are plenty of valid reasons why you shouldn’t cut them too much.
Losing weight, the quickest way possible is the first choice for many people, which is understandable as if your anything like me once you decide to get rid you want it gone the sooner the better. BUT when losing weight quickly by drastically cutting your calorie intake it will come at a price.
It’s simply too difficult for people to do it for a very long time, you give up and end up back where you started, leaving you frustrated and more than ever convinced you can’t lose weight. Ever been in this situation?

Take a look at some of the reasons why you shouldn’t cut your calories too much:

1.       You won’t form any long-term healthy eating habits – think of it like this, the habits you form while losing weight are the same habits that will help you maintain a healthy weight once you’ve hit your goal.

2.       Your mental energy will suffer – when your body doesn’t hit that target of calories it needs to work, your brain may be starved of fuel leaving you tired and unfocused.

3.       Your muscle mass may reduce – a number of important body functions need protein (includes building and maintaining muscle mass). If you don’t take the right amount of calories the protein you eat maybe used for fuel rather than being used for important functions, as a result muscle mass shrinks.

4.      Your too hungry – you shouldn’t suffer agonizing hunger while losing weight, which often happens when you don’t have enough calories, leaving you with that desire to have a CHEAT day.

5.       A big one, you struggle to hit your nutritional needs – every calorie needs to be nutrient-packed in order for your body to hit its needs. The needs for Vitamins, Minerals, Protein, Carbohydrates and healthy Fats must be met which will be hard to do without the calories.

6.      Your physical energy will suffer – Very important for YOU to provide your muscles with the fuel they need. Cutting your calories too much will reduce your energy to workout.

So with all that said, the safest rate of losing weight should be in the range of 1-2 pounds (0.5 to 1kg) per week. Although I have hit 2kg a week without any issues but it’s not recommended.
You should remember during the first week or two you may lose a bit more as this is normally down to excess fluid.

Calorie counting, cutting 500 calories per day (1 pound a week) to 1000 calories a day (2 pound a week) is a safe gauge to go for. The best way to losing weight is to use the above calorie reductions and increase your activity levels (increase the calories you burn).

                        I want to cut 300 calories a day and burn an extra 200 calories, you’d be creating a 500 calorie per day deficit and would expect to lose 1 pound in the week. (not because of the lottery)

Note:    You shouldn’t drop your daily calorie intake below 1200 calories, as it will be too hard to meet your nutrient needs. If your struggling to cut your calories from your diet without dropping below 1200 then increase your activity levels. 

Forever F.I.T

20 Feb 2016

The Difference Between an Aloe Vera Juice and Gel Drink

I have been reading a few bad comments on the Internet regarding Aloe Vera and a Company Called Forever Living off people that don’t actually have the facts right, so I’m going to put them straight on a few things and let YOU the reader make your own decision.

Aloe Vera Benefits

Let us start by looking at the benefits of drinking Aloe Vera:

1.        Detoxifying – Crammed full of: 

Amino acids             Vitamins             Minerals 

makes it one of nature’s most effective cleansers. Strengthening digestion and clearing the body of any nasty waste, thus detoxifying the body naturally.
Aloes main property is to be:

Soothing                    Cooling               Moistening 

helping to clear inflammatory and irritating heat, such as in menopause, plus inflammatory skin and digestive problems, such as acne, rosacea and IBS.’

2. Supports the immune system 

Packed full of immune-boosting polysaccharides, which help the immune system to behave properly. Too much inflammation in the body can cause problems within the immune system and can cause conditions like:

 Asthma              Eczema               Crohn’s disease

Soothing herbs like aloe Vera juice aids slowing the inflammatory cascade and helps reorder the immune response to prevent these conditions.

3. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Some evidence suggests Aloe Vera lowers cholesterol and has a positive effect on blood sugar levels, meaning it can be useful for treating diabetes and obesity. 

4. Exceptional for digestion

People who suffer with digestion problems like IBS might want to give Aloe Vera Drinking Gel a try as its healing and soothing properties can benefit them against the painful symptoms. Click on the article link below of a study done in Morriston Hospital back in 2002.

5. Easy way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake

Packed full with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. Rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. Aloe Vera is an ideal drink for your body if you don’t like popping all those vitamin tablets.

6. Hair growth

Full of natural vitamins and enzymes that can directly promote healthy hair.

7. Burns, Acne and Hydrating skin

I work in the Middle East and take a tube with me, I put it on any burns, bites and use it to clean wounds (it does sting though). When it’s used topically it can soothe inflamed skin and enhance collagen and hyaluronic acid to help rejuvenate skin.

Amazing right, but I’m an honest man and am going to tell you it does come with some side effects that you should be aware of.

  • First of all, there are no negative side effects if you use a pure Aloe Vera inner leaf juice/gel.

  • However, if you use an Aloe Vera leaf product it may have high aloin levels and aloin is a laxative which can cause diarrhoea if too much is used.

Always consult your doctor before undergoing any complementary or alternative treatments for health problems.

Forever Living and their Products

Forever Living is the World Leader in the growth and manufacture of Aloe Vera products, and is also the world’s largest producer of Beehive products.
The range of products are used in places as diverse as:

Hospitals            Zoos      Sports clubs and gyms               Racing stables                

Beauty and hairdressing salons             Individuals for personal use

The company has a passion for producing the best quality using only the finest Natural resources.   
The company had a turnover of £75,000 in 2014 in the UK and grew by 50%.
Forever Livings Core values:
  • Respect – For ourselves and the unique qualities of others
  • Belief – In the products, the opportunity, our values and to live by them on a daily basis
  • Honesty – To always be honest and show integrity to develop trust
  • Support – Be supportive, helpful and understanding of those around you
  • Excellence – Being the best we can every day and delivering beyond expectation
I’m a distributor myself but some of the distributors we have may want to take another look at these and use them in their business.

Certifications and Awards


60 Day Money Back Guarantee                                Gluten Free                 Islam certified

Halal certified                                     Kosher certified         IA SC                Vegetarian/Vegan  


Forever (UK) is proud to be awarded the prestigious accolade, the Investors In People Gold Award. In fact, Forever exceeded the evidence required to gain the reward to join an elite group of only 150 companies at the time to have attained this level.

In November 2010, Forever was awarded the honour of achieving IIP Champions status. Investors in People Champions are a prestigious group of role model organisations who promote Investors In People through a series of best practice-sharing activities.

So with all the evidence above and on the Web for all to see does this sound like a company that is a ‘Scam’ as people have put it? On top of this they are part of the ‘Direct Selling Association’. 

I’m going to use the Aloe Vera Drinking Gel. I have highlighted this because there is a lot of talk about the cost of this product compared to others on the high street. 

Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel, contains at least 85% pure Aloe gel and IS NOT a ‘juice’ like on the highstreets that contain the legal 15% required to call something a juice. 

If you check the ingredients on the bottle of those products, you will see Aloe Vera juice around the middle of the list as this is not the predominant ingredient. 

On Forever Living Aloe Gel Drinks list you will see that Aloe Barbadensis Juice is the FIRST ingredient meaning it is the predominant one.

So to this end to get the same benefits as 1 tub of Aloe Vera Gel drink from Forever you would have to buy 3 to 4 times as much from the high street, is it cheaper now?

It all depends on what you want to spend and what quality you want. I spent £69 on a pair of Timberland boots, but these boots have lasted me 2 years.

So if you want Quality look here