Nutritionally Fit

A Safe Way to Cut Weight

Jake Derr, mother of Zeke Derr, is a wrestling mom. And wrestling moms often struggle as they watch their athlete try to cut and maintain weight for the sport.  Wrestling is a tough sport; add the dynamic of maintaining weight and athletes can be tempted to do some unhealthy things to their body concerning their nutrition. But check out how Jake’s son was able to manage his weight in a HEALTHY way…. “My happy, Haymaker wrestler who has achieved his descent plan AHEAD of schedule, all while NEVER going hungry, being dehydrated, grumpy, irritable, isolating himself in his room so he’s not tempted, nor is he weak. He’s full of energy, strong, occasionally gets to eat things normal teenagers do (pizza), eats healthy fats including nuts, snacks ALL the time (good-for-you snacks, of course), and did I mention he’s happy? Wrestling parents of boys trying to cut and maintain weight will…

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Just One Simple Change… and LOOK!

     Meet Tanner! His transformation started… … with just one shake every morning and that morning smoothie became a catalyst for BIG CHANGE! Over the course of a year, Tanner went to work. He added a Juice Plus+ Complete Smoothie every day to his routine (and more than one on some days). He was ready to get serious about his future as an athlete. He comes from athletic parents. His Dad, Tony, played on the Junior All Blacks Rugby Team in New Zealand. So the genes were there…they just needed tweaking.  So Tanner took seriously the fact that good nutrition and good training go hand-in-hand. The weight started to come off and his strength started to show. Tanner is just a freshman in high school, but the future is looking very bright for this young man. And it all started with just one whole food, plant based shake in the…

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It Has Kept Me Healthy through all of the “Epidemics”

My name is Sydney and I am 14. I was a competitive gymnast for 8 years. I’ve been taking Juice Plus+ since I was 4 and would never miss a day. When I was training so hard in the gym, it would have been so easy for me to be sick all the time, but I wasn’t because I fueled my body with what it needed! I was competing at a gymnastics competition in Texas and I broke my foot. I was determined that I would compete at my next meet 12 days later, so I doubled up on my Juice Plus+ and my foot was FULLY healed 12 days later! It has kept me healthy through all of the “epidemics”. The year swine flu was going around there were 12 cases in my gymnastics gym (I was training with these girls every day and even had two of them in the car with me every…

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What’s Broccoli Got to Do With It?

What does Broccoli have to do with training and performance? Everything! Broccoli is a cruciferous veggie that gives you the most bang for your buck! It contains the most vitamin C (165% of your daily value) and more fiber than its cruciferous friends! AND broccoli has been found to counter oxidative stress (oxidative stress occurs when the body is overloaded with free-radicals and it can cause damage to cells and DNA)! It’s a veggie that an athlete should be eating EVERYDAY because it helps the body recover more quickly after an intense workout!

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