Friday, December 30, 2016

Keep Your New Year's Resolution with Kyäni

Today's post by Dr. Abbas Qutab, Kyäni Scientific Advisory Board

It can be daunting when your list of new year’s resolutions is as long as your holiday to-do list. However, it is important to remember that the new year doesn't have to be a catalyst for dramatic changes. It’s a time for you to reflect on your past year’s behavior and make reasonable promises to yourself leading you toward a more positive lifestyle. By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year.

As you might guess, the number one resolution made every year is to go on a diet and start exercising to lose weight. But did you know that there are three other factors that significantly influence your ability to lose weight? They include your stress level, the amount of restful sleep you get each night, and the amount of antioxidants you consume daily.

A stressful lifestyle hinders weight loss by increasing your cravings for carbohydrates and junk food. In addition, hormones secreted due to stress, like cortisol, increase fat storage in our bodies. The most common stresses in life include financial instability, job dissatisfaction and marital/family issues. In order to help your body counteract the effect of stress, you can take Kyäni Sunrise. It provides specific vitamins and botanicals which help the body adapt to stress. Specifically, it provides B Vitamins and adaptogens like ashwagandha and panax ginseng root.

Sleep deprivation hinders weight loss by upsetting your hormonal balance. Specifically it decreases leptin, which is a hormone that makes you feel full after eating. This results in overeating. To help you get the best possible sleep, you can take Kyäni Sunset, which provides Omega 3s, along with a full spectrum of E vitamins, including tocotrienols.

A lack of antioxidants in the diet also hinders weight loss. As a matter of fact, it contributes to weight gain. Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals. Free radicals can damage the cells in the body that tell you you’re full. So if there aren’t enough antioxidants in the diet or supplements, you may overeat, resulting in weight gain. Kyäni Sunrise can help counter this. It’s loaded with antioxidants from superfoods, specifically the Wild Alaskan Blueberry, maqui berry, amla berry, acai berry, and wolfberry.

Once these lifestyle factors are addressed and corrected, you are much more likely to succeed as you set goals to moderate your diet and increase your physical activity. The last step is to increase the amount of Nitric Oxide your body produces, because Nitric Oxide helps the cells in the body to burn fat. It does this by improving the function of mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cell, generating energy for day-to-day living. Nitric Oxide, as a signaling molecule, helps the mitochondria to burn more fat, both dietary and stored. Kyäni Nitro Xtreme and Nitro FX generate Nitric Oxide in the body, which further helps to reduce body fat and gain lean muscle mass.

In conclusion, the three factors that need to be addressed to enable effective weight loss in 2017 are stress management, sleep quality, and increased daily intake of antioxidants. Increasing the body’s Nitric Oxide production further assists this process.

Let the Kyäni Triangle of Health be a foundational element for making positive changes in your life in 2017.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

6 Week Challenge (Almost Sold Out) - New Year Resolutions and YOU


During this mornings class we used 12 Exercises, for 29 Seconds and had 16 seconds to rotate...Get it 12-29-16.....ha ha ha ..I crack myself up :-)

I'm sure you know the New Year is coming and we all (yes me too) have New Year resolutions...Last week I shared that we were opening the doors to the 1st 6 week transformation challenge of 2017...and a lot of the spots are taken...if you have been around since September you have seen we have taken more than 20 people in every installment of the 6 week challenge ...a lot of people have repeated the program and they understand what you get with the program and sure enough a lot of them have already secured their spots in this one coming up.

We also have a few new people joining this New 6 week for those on the is not starting until Monday January 9th..Orientation is Sunday January 8th and we are almost sold out...the word is spreading fast on Facebook and a lot of people are reaching out to get going...all the details are here: if you have questions let me know

Not all of you are looking for something like that but you are looking to rock and roll in 2017...let me know how we can help you get going again or for the first time....

It's going to be an EPIC year, I hope we are a part of yours..




Sunday, December 18, 2016

My High Blood Pressure

Had a follow up visit yesterday with my Doctor
So while I was in the hospital and after I left a few months ago...they said I had High Blood Pressure...real when I was in, they had me taking norvasc and metoprolol and they wanted me to keep taking it when I left...and since I'm a good patient I did for a full 3 days (not a fan of meds)....I just don't think medication is the answer to something that can be fixed with a little patience and a little time...My eating is very good, I know a guy that knows a thing or 2 about nutrition...I exercise regularly, I know a guy that helps with that too...and I take my Kyani Supplements EVERYDAY...
My blood work is GREAT, everything is rockin the house!!! Now I bring this to your attention for 2 reasons...#1 Your health is one of my top priorities and it should be yours too...yes yes yes everyone wants to burn fat, and get tight and tone, but if you are not giving your body the nutrients it needs it won't give you what you want.
I want to live a long time and in order to do that I need to take care of myself in the best way possible...and I know that supportive eating and exercise are key and making sure I get my vitamins is critical so I choose Kyani.
#2 I find it very interesting how when someone is sick and the Dr gives them a prescription for meds, people go out do what the Dr said, no questions asked...if your loved ones are sick you jump and go pick up their meds (price is no object) ...yet when It's time to take care of better, exercise, and take the supplements your body needs to function better...We don't have time, we can't right now, and we don't have $$$
If this year has taught me anything (and I hope it taught all of you through my experience) it's that we don't have time...we don't have time not to make the right decisions...your health is the most precious thing you own...without it you can't go to work, you can't take care of the people you care for, you can't go on vacations, you can't go to school and you can live the full life you were meant to live...
As we close our 2016 and get ready for a New Year....I hope you take a moment to invest in that you can keep moving forward..

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Do Vitamins Make You Fat?

Do Vitamins Make You Gain Weight?
You have NO idea how many times in the last 20 years people have said this or at least asked it...and of course it came up this weekend when we brought Kyani to Puerto Rico
So here is the answer...Please make sure you read it 2 or 3 times and feel free to share it
If you're overweight or obese, you're consuming too many calories — extra fuel that your body can't use and stores away as body fat. There are six essential nutrients that you need for optimal health and nutrition, however, only three of these nutrients provide calories. Vitamins don't deliver calories that contribute to excess fat; each vitamin you get from the food you eat serves a different purpose in your body.
There are six nutrients your body needs: carbohydrates, fat, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Only three of these nutrients — carbohydrates, fat and proteins — provide calories, the fuel that gives you energy. Carbohydrates and proteins give you four calories per gram, and fat gives you nine calories per gram. Carbohydrates come from foods such as rice, pasta, vegetables, fruits, beans, peas and grain-based foods, such as bread. You get proteins from foods such as meat, chicken and other poultry, eggs, beans, and milk and other dairy foods, such as cheese. Fat is present in numerous foods, such as meat, butter, cheese, shortening, nuts and vegetable oils. The vitamins in the foods you eat are noncaloric; however, they are vital for growth, development and cell function.
Thirteen vitamins are essential for human health. These vitamins are vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the eight B vitamins, which consists of vitamin B-1, or thiamine; B-2, or riboflavin; B-3, or niacin; vitamin B-5, or pantothenic acid; B-6; B-7, or biotin; B-12 and folic acid. Each vitamin serves a specific function to keep you in good health. For example, vitamin C is essential for the health of your teeth and gums; it also promotes the absorption of the mineral iron and helps you heal when your body is wounded. Vitamin D helps you absorb the mineral calcium, which is required for strong teeth and bones. Vitamin deficiency leads to poor health and puts you at risk for cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
A sluggish metabolism is sometimes blamed for weight gain; however, according to Mayo Clinic preventive medicine specialist Dr. Donald Hensrud, most of the time weight gain is the result of consuming more food and beverages than you need and not getting enough physical activity to burn surplus calories. Other factors that contribute to weight gain include your genetics, family history, taking certain drugs, skipping meals and inadequate sleep. Another thing to consider is that as you get older, the number of daily calories you need decreases. If you've set weight loss as your goal, reduce the number of calories you consume each day. Eat a varied diet rich in all of the essential vitamins and minerals you need. Regular aerobic exercise and strength training also helps with weight loss.
Other Information
Some people take vitamin supplements to make sure that they get their daily dose of essential nutrients. However, the American Association of Family Physicians indicates that it's best to get vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, as they're more readily absorbed by your body. Vitamins and other dietary supplements aren't an adequate substitute for a healthy diet. However, states that vitamin supplements may be appropriate for certain populations, such as vegans and vegetarians, people who consume less than 1,600 calories a day, pregnant women and those who have health complications that prevent the absorption of certain nutrients.
SO...Even though I have said it over and over...YOU MUST TAKE VITAMINS...AND NO THEY DO NOT MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT
Why do I recommend Kyani?
If we could feed our bodies the most remarkable, natural foods from around the globe to ensure our highest level of nutrition, we would choose the Wild Alaskan Blueberry (The King of Fruits) and the sixteen additional Superfoods found in Kyäni Sunrise.
With 5 times more antioxidants than cultivated blueberries, research has confirmed that blueberry consumption boosts serum antioxidant levels to protect against damage to cells and may reduce the risk of many chronic degenerative diseases.
Superfoods including Pomegranate, Red Raspberry, Amla Berry, Panax Gingseng and many others provide Kyäni Sunrise with an amazing spectrum of rich-colored, vitalizing nutrients that provide incomparable health benefits.
Taken in the morning to provide maximum bioavailability, Kyäni Sunrise will help you experience optimal health. Try it for yourself!
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Friday, November 18, 2016


You've Had A Lot Of Things On Your Mind ​As Holiday Season Starts!


Who here is a diet robot who will never side step into a vat of steaming macaroni and cheese come holiday time?

Don't get disappointed in yourself when you make a few diet mistakes during time with your family on special occasions.

That's setting yourself up for failure - failure in your confidence to maintain a sense of health and well being.
Being too strict could ultimately lead to more weight gain after you suffer the disappointment and get discouraged about your goals.

Better would be to get a few tips and tricks up your sleeve, as well as arm yourself with a TEAM to get some Help For The Holidays!

Plan Some "You Time" Into Your Schedule After Thanksgiving - Just 14 Days!
Maybe You've Thought About Bootcamp Style Workouts Before

Take Advantage Of This BLACK FRIDAY Deal by Clicking Here <=

But What If I Love This - What Would I Do Next? 

(Please give us a heads up that you want to come to try it out at our Hialeah / Miami Lakes location before Black Friday ends on midnight Nov 27th - spots will fill up FAST!)

What if you could have your OWN personal trainer that takes notice of your unique situation and goals...

with fun workouts programmed for your level....

in an environment of people doing the same exact thing as you??

What if you could get the Help For The Holidays that you need by coming in only a few times a week and working out at your own pace...

and for just $67????

Did you give it a go?

​If not, what stopped you? With such a harried mind around the holidays, thinking of every last minute detail, it can be easy to push our health to the side...


Let me show you how easy it is to do these workouts! Just show up in something you can move around in and bring a WATER BOTTLE!

That's right... let US do the thinking for you and don't let the brain frazzle around the holidays be the reason you've packed on an extra 15 pounds by January.

Don't be the victim of your own negative thoughts, this time.

And who knows, it could be the start of a new healthy habit all year-round!

Don't worry, we've thought of this. (Very common question.)

​Most people who come in find out that it has been so simple all along to stay healthy, but many times we just need some support. We tend to not want to make these changes alone.

Let's get you going on this program and taking full advantage of our 14 Day Help For The Holidays, and if you want to continue I'll do something real special to help you get through December 31, 2016!

What is the PERFECT workout

I get a few emails a day from people asking me advice on what the best workout is or what they should do.
They want to know if our Bootcamp is the perfect workout plan, or if they should be doing P90x, Insanity, Crossfit,Orange Theory, ninja training, A 5K app, Yoga, powerlifting, a bodybuilding routine, or more and more cardio.. etc… and of course that is followed by "what should I eat?" Unfortunately, all programs tend to present different information, require different things of you physically, and make an effort to present themselves as superior to all other training routines.
So, if you know me, you know I have a nice little answer for that...but it might not be as full of my unique sense of humor as you might think....normally I answer with something they probably don’t want to hear...
"Ummm, let me ask YOU a question before I answer....what it YOUR goal?"
This is what you should really be trying to answer first
The BEST workout and nutrition plan is the plan that you actually follow through and stick with....and the reason you stick with it, is because it is meeting your goals...
The best coaching, training plan, and/or diet plan based on your dietary needs doesn’t mean ANYTHING if you don’t actually follow through with it.....but if you don't even know what your goal will get no where real quick...
and here is where we begin to dismiss a lot of programs....
If you enjoy participating in 7 different methods of structured exercise, that's can do pilates Monday, Zumba on Wednesday and Crossfit on Friday...enjoy :-) but does this meet your goal? might...but does it?
No one in our Bootcamp is training there to get better a competitive figure skating or long distance running...that is just not what we do
So...Who is Your Daddy and What Does He Do?

What is your goal..... is what you want to answer first and the BEST way to get there can be outlined right after...

Friday, November 11, 2016

The 41 nutrients you need every day!

Hey Everyone, Rafael here with some questions?
Do you know what..
"*The 41 nutrients you need every day are

*Are you getting enough quality calories?

*The biggest difference between people who eat for performance vs. people who eat for health." 

So when ever I talk to someone about there eating, I always ask where they got there information...what I mean is...are you taking advice from a co-worker, a friend, your sister...her roommate in college that lost weight once drinking salted cucumber water for breakfast?

Are you following a nutrition program based on solid information, science or at least real data???

So...when I put together a meal plan here is what I base it on
You need 41 nutrients everyday
15 Vitamins
15 Minerals
8 Essential Amino Acids
2 Essential Fatty Acids
and oh yeah...Water (your body is kind of made of it)

I also think about how many calories YOU need (not me, YOU) there are a bunch of way to calculate calories...and a lot of different theories..all need to be looked at

I also think about your goals, the way you feel and your performance vs just the idea of eating healthy 

Now if I am thinking about all those things when I think about your food...YOU SHOULD TOO...

I think you should eat like you are trying to get a perfect score on your blood test, like you are ready to run an Olympic race, like are competing in a fitness event and like you want to live forever....

Not sure what that means or how to do that...that's what I'm here to help you with....In the mean time, I will suggest doing this right away...take the right kind of nutritional supplements because I guarantee you are not getting the nutrients you need from food alone


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