General Health & Wellness (Lifestyle)

Youngevity has developed a convenient lifestyle plan that will give your body all the nutrients it needs to bring about a total health transformation. To accept the challenge, simply take the products in any of the Healthy Body Paks follow the philosophy and stick to a healthy diet. In just a few short weeks you will begin noticing and enjoying life-changing benefits.

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The Plan

The Plan

What area of your health would you like to improve?

  • General Health & Wellness
  • Digestive Support
  • Athletic Performance & Energy
  • Weight Loss & Management
  • Bone Density & Joint Health
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Brain Function & Heart Health

Whether you are looking to maintain healthy weight, improve mobility, or your overall health, there are specific nutrients that your body needs to support your goals. Your body craves vitality and wellness. It needs to arm itself against disease, illness, and injury.

If these are your health goals, then the Youngevity Healthy LifeStyle™ is for you! This nutritional plan is designed to help you achieve optimal wellness through well-designed combinations of nutrient dense foods that deliver complete and balanced nutrition and taking the nutrients in one of  Youngvevity’s Health Body Paks. Each Healthy Body Pak offers specific nutrients to help you achieve your health and lifestyle goals.

 

Approved Foods

Approved Foods

Good Food

  • Eggs – Eggs should be the staple of your diet. They are considered by many as a super food. Not only do they contain vital cholesterol that your brain, nerves, and hormones need to function but they also contain a whole slew of proteins, EFA’s, vitamins and minerals that help your body function. Dr. Wallach recommends 8-12 eggs a day (for Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s it is recommended you eat 10+ eggs a day to feed your brain the cholesterol it needs to function). Do not over cook eggs, soft scramble them in butter and salt, soft boil them, poach them, or eat them raw in a smoothie. Note that there is a chance to get salmonella from the outside shell of the egg that was exposed to the cloaca of the chicken. Dr. Glidden recommends that if you are going to eat raw eggs to put a teaspoon of bleach into a quart of water and put the eggs into the solution, then dry them off and they are ready to use. The bleach will kill off any micro organisms on the outside of the shell. If you hard boil an egg and the yolk has a greenish coating, this means that the cholesterol has been degraded, so it is best to soft boil eggs. If you are allergic to chicken eggs then you can try goose, duck, or quail eggs.
  • Butter
  • Iodized Salt – Your body needs salt to create stomach acid. If you are on a salt restricted diet you will not be able to create stomach acid causing acid reflux/heart burn. So use as much salt as you want and salt your food to taste.
  • Dairy – Full fat whole milk only. No skim, 1, or 2 percent milk.
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Beef – Rare or medium-rare only. Make sure there are no grill or char marks on your meat. Use a pressure cooker or crockpot.
  • Vegetables – Do not stir fry your vegetables(see fried foods below). Organically grown produce is not nutritionally better than conventionally grown. If you look at the requirements for produce to be labeled by the USDA as organic, you will be surprised to find that the produce must be grown from soil that has not had prohibited substances applied to it for only 3 years. So a field could have been sprayed with prohibited substances for 50 years but if they stop spraying it for three years with prohibited substances then it can be certified organic. Back in 1936 it was brought to our governments attention that our soils where horribly depleted through US Senate Document #264. So no matter what you eat, organic or conventional, it is impossible to get all the nutrients your body needs every day from the food you eat.
  • Fruit
  • Nuts – Salted or mixed nuts are okay. Because most peanuts are contaminated with fungus it is recommended you don’t eat them. Do not eat nuts that have been processed on the same machines as wheat.
  • Nut Butters – Nut butters are fine to eat as long as they have no extra sugar or oils. Your can make your own oil and sugar free with a powerful blender.
  • Rice
  • Millet
  • Pure Buckwheat – It isn’t wheat.
  • Beans
  • Couscous – Made from pearl millet only.
  • Quinoa
  • Corn – Corn is one of the foods we suggest buying organic because most conventional corn is genetically modified which can hurt your digestive tract.
  • Coffee
  • Tea & Green Tea
  • Red Wine
  • Filtered Water – Four to eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily.Avoid soft plastic bottles and BPA. Avoid drinking tap water since most cities floridate their water. Fluoride has been proven to reduce your IQ, motivation, and creativity. Recently even Harvard University has released a study linking fluoride to “significantly lower” IQ scores. Do not drink any alkaline waters just before or while eating since it neutralizes your stomach acid like carbonated drinks which prevents digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  • Lard
  • Hyperthyroidism – If you suffer from hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid) you need to eat cruciferous vegetables because they will suppress and reduce thyroid function.Some more common examples of cruciferous vegetables are: horseradish, kale, collard greens, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, turnip, mustard seed, arugula, watercress, radish, and wasabi.

Bad Food

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Oats/Oatmeal – The grains we eat today have been altered to withstand weather, insects, and weed killers resulting in a gluten protein that our stomachs just cannot break down. When the gluten travels through our intestinal track undigested, it destroys the Villi and micro Villi that is meant to absorb the nutrients from our foods. This leads to digestive, chronic health problems, and diseases. This includes some alcoholic beverages. Dr. Wallach says to avoid these grains even if it states on the package that they are gluten free.
  • Fried Food – When you fry foods or overheat them it produces acrylamidesand free radicals. These carcinogens can lead to inflammation in your digestive track and arteries, oxidation damage to your nerves and soft tissues, and cause certain cancers. This includes stir fry.
  • Oils – Cooking oils, olive oil, even coconut oil oxidizes when oxygen comes in contact with it. When you eat oxidized oil it causes inflammation, oxidation damage, and destroys tissues in your body. This includes mayonnaise, salad dressings, fish packed in oils, and any food in oil. In nature there is no cooking oil tree, and no spigot at the base an olive tree to get oil from. So our bodies where just not designed to eat mass quantities of oils like we do today.
  • Well Done Meat (Rare or Medium Rare is ok) – Carcinogenic heterocyclic amines are created by high temperature cooking of meat. Make sure when cooking on a barbecue that you do not let the flames touch the meat, or let the juices from the meat hit the charcoal and coat it with burnt smoke. Dr. Wallach says that “Heterocyclic amines are the most egregious cancer causing substances on earth.”
  • Deli Meats/Cold Cuts – Most deli meats, hot dogs, and bacon have nitrates and nitrites in them as preservatives. Nitrites and nitrates cause inflammation, tissue destruction, oxidation, and free radical damage. If you can get nitrate/nitrite free deli meats, then you are okay to consume them.
  • Carbonated Beverages – Carbonated beverages neutralize your stomach acid and reduce your ability to digest and absorb the nutrients from your food and supplements. Phosphoric acid is especially bad for you, and will rob calcium from your bones.
  • Potato/Yam/Sweet Potato Skins – The skin is okay to eat only after you boil it.
  • Phytates – Phytic acid is most commonly found in beans, seeds, and some nuts. It will bind to minerals in your foods or supplements causing them not to be absorbed by your body. To avoid this make sure you take your minerals two to three hours before or after you consume a meal with Phytates.Some examples of phytates are: linseeds, sesame seeds, almonds, brazilnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts, corn, brown rice, polished rice, pinto beans, chickpeas, hummus, lentils, soybeans, tofu, and spinach.
  • Hypothyroidism – If you suffer from hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) you need to avoid eating cruciferous vegetables because they will suppress and reduce thyroid function.Some more common examples of cruciferous vegetables are: horseradish, kale, collard greens, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, turnip, mustard seed, arugula, watercress, radish, and wasabi.

Recipes

Recipes

Kale Berry Protein Smoothie (makes 2)

Ingredients:

4 cups kale
2 cups berries
1 cups almond milk
2 bananas
½ cup raw almonds
1 cup ice
2 scoops TMR Meal Replacement – Vanilla

Directions:
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Makes 2 Servings. For a high protein shake, use 4 scoops instead of 2.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving: 
Calories 581
Fat 21.5 g
Carbohydrates 24.1 g
Protein

72.5 g

 

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie

Ingredients:

1 large spaghetti squash (about 600 grams)
1 pound Italian sausage
½ yellow onion, diced
1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
1 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper, to taste
3 eggs, whisked
(optional: add anything you like with pizza: veggies, basil, even cheese if you do primal)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skin of the squash gives when you press on it. Then reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
  3. Once squash is done cooking, remove threads and place in an 8×8 greased baking dish.
  4. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and onion. Cook until pink no longer remains in the sausage and it is broken up into pieces.
  5. Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
  6. Add sausage mixture to the 8×8 dish and mix well with spaghetti squash threads.
  7. Lastly, add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the top of the mixture forms a slight crust that doesn’t give when you press on it in the middle of the dish.
  9. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Store left overs for lunch.

From www.paleomg.com

Avocado Stuffed Burgers 

Ingredients:

1 pound grass-fed ground beef
1 avocado, ripe
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped NO OIL
Juice of 1/4 a lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoons sea salt (makes it salty depending on your sun-dried tomatoes)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-medium high heat. (Or you can cook on your stove using a cast iron skillet.)
  2. Put your ground beef in a large mixing bowl and add black pepper, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and the zest of one lemon
  3. Mix well and then using your hands form into thin patties all the same size; either 4 or 6 (you need them thin because you will be using two of them to make one patty)
  4. In another mixing bowl combine avocados, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, and the remaining teaspoon of sea salt.
  5. Mash the avocado and mix ingredients well to get as smooth as you like
  6. Place your avocado mixture on top of the bottom of half of the burgers, ensuring you leave room to seal the burgers without it leaking out
  7. Put your other patty over the top of your mixture and pinch the edges of your burgers together to seal all the way around
  8. Now go out and grill to your liking. I normally do about 6-8 Minutes per side on my grill but yours may be different. Ensure you cook evenly on both sides of the burger or you will end up with an undercooked and an overcooked side
  9. When done grilling, allow your burgers to rest for 10 minutes and then serve. You can use the rest of your avocado mixture to top your burgers with and go to town
  10. Wrap them in lettuce, add some tomatoes and serve with sweet potato fries!

From: civilizedcavemancooking.com

Prosciutto Egg Cups

Ingredients:

6 eggs
12 slices prosciutto (nitrate-free)
Sea Salt
Pepper
Butter for greasing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Grease 6 cups of the muffin tin with some butter; or fat of choice
  3. Lay 2 pieces of prosciutto into each cup to create a bowl for your eggs; making sure there aren’t any visible holes.
  4. Crack one egg into each of the prosciutto cups and lightly sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes until eggs appear completely cooked.
  6. To remove, run a knife or spatula around the edge of each cup to loosen from the muffin tin.
  7. Let sit for a couple of minutes then enjoy over a bed of your favorite greens or some sweet potatoes.

Turkey Tacos (Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

1 lb. Ground Turkey
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
Taco Seasoning
Romaine Lettuce
4 oz. of Salsa
1 Avocado

Directions:

Cook ground turkey in coconut oil with your taco seasoning. Serve on romaine lettuce wraps with 2 oz. of salsa and ½ avocado per serving.

 

Chicken & Brussels with Mustard Sauce (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
½ tbsp. coconut oil
Salt & pepper to taste
8oz. Brussel sprouts
6 oz. mushrooms
1 tbsp. Ghee
¾ cup chicken broth
1tbsp. Dijon mustard
½ tbsp. rosemary
1 cup brown rice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Season chicken breast with salt & pepper to taste. Heat ½ tbsp. of coconut oil in an ovenproof skillet over high heat, add chicken breast, and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until browned. Flip chicken over and place pan in preheated oven for about 9 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan when done and set aside. Keep chicken pan out. While chicken is cooking, heat ½ tbsp. of ghee in a large skillet over high heat, and add Brussel sprouts and mushrooms. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes or until slightly brown.  In the same pan used for the chicken, add chicken broth and bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Whisk in 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, ½ tbsp. melted ghee, and rosemary. To serve, top chicken with Brussels sprouts and mushroom mixture and smother with sauce.

FAQ

Can I exercise while on the Healthy LifeStyle Plan?

Yes, you can definitely exercise while on the plan. Resistance and weight bearing exercises are key in developing muscle tissue, which is vital in long-term metabolic function. Additionally, low-to-moderate daily (long walks, bike rides, hikes, etc) exercise helps improve cardiovascular function, supports bone and joint health and increases energy levels.

What can I expect while on the Plan?

Depending on your previous eating, you may crave certain foods that are sugary and high in carbohydrates such as bread and grains. Eating healthy fats with help with sugar cravings plus help keep you fuller longer. As you incorporate more vegetables into your diet, your craving for bread and grains will also lesson. Try to avoid overeating and late night snacking.

What snacks am I allowed to have?

One of the goals on this plan is to break any routine of excessive snacking. Many times we snack because we’re bored or are so used to having snacks in between meals. However, if you are in need of some food to hold you over until your next big meal, some great snacks are: sliced veggies with nut butters, raw nuts, fruit, or sliced meats.

Do I have to be "perfect" all the time?

This all depends on your commitment and goals. One meal, one day or even one weekend of less than perfect eating rarely puts a dent in a week’s worth of following the plan, so don’t worry! If you are really committed, you’ll do the best you can, when you can.

How long will my transformation take?

Everyone is different. Many factors come in to play when you are making lifestyle changes; such as genes, effort and healthy conditions. A simple answer is, it took many years for you to establish your specific health problem(s) so they won’t disappear overnight. Most individuals will see significant changes in 60-90 days. This is not a quick fix program. Be patient and stay committed.

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