Estamos encantados de anunciar las mejoras a nuestro negocio y al Programa Bono ESTRELLA (STAR Bonus).
1) Hemos creado un nuevo nivel de entrada para hacer el negocio en Javita – paquete de inicio $299/200 OV. Este Nuevo paquete contiene ocho (8) cajas de producto y ofrece el mismo nivel de acceso al plan de compensación que los paquetes STAR de $499 y $999. Este nuevo paquete de $299 pagará $60 en el Bono de Primera Orden.
2) Los nombres de nuestros Paquetes STAR calificados han cambiado para hacerlos mas fácil de recordar:
3) Hemos incrementado la ventana de tiempo para que las personas califiquen STAR. Ahora es de 90 días para calificar STAR. Sin embargo, para aquellas personas que estan buscando la manera de arrancar su negocio rápidamente, nuestro actual Ruta al Éxito – cuya meta a 30 Días es la de calificar STAR, 60 Días a iPad y 90+ Días para calificar para bono de auto – debería ser seguido. Los Bonos STAR7 y Constructor de STAR no han cambiado.
4) Calificar a ESTRELLA (STAR) será a partir de ahora en base a puntos recibidos dependiendo del Paquete de Inicio de sus nuevos Miembros, personalmente inscritos. Para calificar STAR usted deberá acumular 6 puntos.
El nuevo paquete de $299 vale un (1) punto; el de $499 y el de $999 valen, cada uno, dos (2) puntos.
Esto significa que la mismas actividades que han venido desarrollando los Miembros – inscribiendo tres nuevos Miembros a $499 y $999 – resultaran en 6 puntos (2 por cada una). Calificando así a ESTRELLA (STAR)!. Usted también puede inscribir a seis personas a $299 (6 puntos), o en cualquiera combinación que resultará en un total de 6 puntos.
5) Para aquellos que ingresan con el Paquete Básico de $99, les ofrecemos ahora upgrade a un Paquete de $399 STAR. El paquete de upgrade de $399 es ofrecido solamente a aquellos Miembros que ingresaron con el Paquete Básico. Tal y como con el anterior Paquete de upgrade de $499, estos paquetes no generan Bono TDI ni Bono de Primera Orden. De igual manera, estos paquetes generaran un (1) punto para el enroller para efectos del cúmulo de seis puntos requeridos para calificar ESTRELLA.
6) El Nuevo Paquete de $299 tendrá su propio Bono TDI de $60, como se detalla:
El Bono TDI para los paquetes de $499 y $999 se mantiene inalterado.
El objetivo de estas mejoras es la de aumentar la oportunidad a todas las personas de ingresar a Javita.
We are thrilled to announce some exciting enhancements to our business and STAR Bonus Program. The following is an outline of the enhancements.
1) We have created a new level of entry into the Javita business – a $299/200 PV join pack. This new pack contains eight (8) boxes of product and offers the same access to the compensation plan as the $499 and $999 STAR Packs. These new $299 packs will pay out $60 in our First Order Bonus.
2) The names of our qualifying STAR Packs have changed to make them easier to remember:
3) We have increased the timeframe for people to achieve STAR. It is now 90 Days to STAR. However, for people looking to get off to a fast start, our current Roadmap for Success – the goal of 30 Days to STAR, 60 Days to iPad and 90+ Days to Car – should be followed. The STAR7 Bonus and STAR Builder Bonus have not changed.
4) Qualifying to become a STAR will now be based on points of the Join Packs of your new personal enrollments. To achieve STAR, you will need to earn 6 points.
The new $299 STAR Pack is worth one (1) point; the $499 and $999 STAR Packs are worth two (2) points.
This means that the same activity Members have been doing – enrolling three new Members at $499 and $999 – will result in 6 points (2 points each). Thus, becoming a STAR! You can also enroll six people at $299 (6 points) or any combination thereof totaling 6 points.
5) For those that join with the $99 Basic pack, we will now offer a $399 STAR Upgrade. The $399 Upgrade Packs are only offered to those joining at the Basic Pack level. Like the previous $499 Upgrade Packs, these packs will not payout TDI or First Order Bonus. Also, these packs will count as one (1) point for the Enroller – towards the 6 needed for STAR.
6) The new $299 Packs will have their own TDI Bonus Payout of $60 as follows:
The TDI payout remains the same for the $499 and $999 packs.
The goal of these enhancements is to broaden the opportunity for everyone to join Javita.
Changing lives, one cup at a time…
“I have been a fitness professional for 25 years. A few years ago I quit competing in body building and fitness competition and am now in my mid-40s. In the past few years I have gained almost 25 pounds. I did have not quit working out nor have I stopped eating clean.
My body is no longer responding to weight loss regimens as it always has. I was on the verge of going to a hormone clinic to have my hormones checked, which was upwards of $500-$600. My husband introduced me to JAVITA and told me to give it a try. What do I have to lose, right?
I started drinking JAVITA green tea and immediately began to see results. I began to have more energy within days and not jittery energy; my cravings for sugar and carbs decreased, my hair/skin and nails are healthier and I began to drop pounds within the first week.
I have now been drinking JAVITA burn+control and JAVITA green tea for since mid-January, I have lost 15 pounds and dropped three pants sizes. All I did was drink it. So simple, so easy!” ~Bekki Jo Tressler
We’re serving up the excitement of our 5th Anniversary with a tour across North America to celebrate with you — Fantastic 5 — North American Tour!
Our Diamonds and corporate executives are hitting 13 cities across North America in June and July, and we want you to come out and join us!
– Exciting presentations
– Life-changing testimonials
– Business-building and leadership trainings
– And much more
We’re kicking our North America tour off on June 4 in Redding, CA, then making our way to cities such as Los Angeles, Toronto and Des Moines, IA, and finishing up on July 30 in Hauppauge, NY.
To look for a city in your area click here! Load up your car with new and existing Members alike and make it a point to get to one of these events. It will be worth the trip.
Remember, we’re recognizing our Members who are taking part in the Fantastic 5 – $50,000 promotion….so bring your game sheet with you.
Click here to download the Fantastic-5 game sheet.
We’re looking forward to celebrating 5 Years of Changing Lives with you!
Diet soda may not be the guilt-free drink we’d all hoped it would be, according to mounting research.
We talked to Dr. David Katz, the founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center and a HuffPost blogger, and Dr. Melina Jampolis, a board-certified physician nutrition specialist and author of “The Calendar Diet,” to explain what we know about diet soda — and why we probably shouldn’t be giving the beverage a free pass.
Granted, the evidence of health risks is a lot clearer for sugary drinks; a recent study presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association linked them with 180,000 deaths around the world. But while there’s a lot we don’t know about the effects of diet soda, we can surmise some points based on the available research. Take a look at some reasons to pick water over diet soda when you want a calorie-free drink:
Despite its name, it may not really be that diet friendly.
If something’s called “diet,” it must help you while you’re on a diet, right? Not necessarily. There’s “no convincing proof that these things ever did what they were supposed to do, and the burden of proof is with [the soda companies], not us,” Katz said.
“Fundamentally, we have no convincing evidence that diet soda or artificial sweeteners are actually helpful for people trying to lose weight,” he said. Research has shown that even though removing sugar and calories in the short term is a good thing for weight loss, in the long term, those sugar and calories can sneak right back into the diet.
Some observational research has linked weight gain and diet soda consumption, including a study presented at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association in 2011 which showed that waist circumference was 70 percent greater for diet soda drinkers than non-diet soda drinkers. And in a recent review of studies conducted by researchers at Purdue University, an association was found between obesity and artificially sweetened drinks.
However, the direction of these associations is a little less clear. Jampolis points out that it’s possible the results of these studies are intrinsically tied to the fact that overweight people may be more likely to select diet sodas in the first place in order to lose weight. Katz agrees, but thinks the association is likely bidirectional — overweight people may drink more diet soda, and diet soda could be having some sort of effect on weight. That brings us to the next point…
It confuses our brains.
When a person consumes a zero-calorie artificial sweetener, it’s telling the brain, “I am eating sweet, expect calories.” However, no calories come.
Sugar addiction researcher Nicole Avena, Ph.D., who is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, explains that in the short term, we’re getting that satisfaction of sweet without the calories. But in the long run, it’s a little more complicated. “If you’re consuming beverages without calories and [you’re] not getting fullness from sugar-sweetened beverages, you could be priming the brain to want to eat more,” she tells HuffPost. “That’s one of the limitations of artificial sweeteners: In the long term, it could stimulate appetite, versus provide a benefit in the sense they’re reducing calorie intake … Over time, it’s not helping the brain get over wanting sugar.”
At this point, more studies are needed to confirm that consuming artificial sweeteners really causes people to consume more calories. It’s unknown if that calorie-free sweetness actually quells our desires, or if it just makes us want to eat more, Jampolis said.
But Katz pointed out that artificial sweeteners are often super sweet (sucralose, also known as Splenda, is 600 times sweeter than sucrose, table sugar).
“They keep your preference for sugar at a high level, and encourage you to seek out those foods,” he said. This could lead to poor dietary choices, which could in turn lead to being overweight, obesity and a number of other health ills.
If you’re really trying to lose weight or eat healthier, Katz said the better way to do so is to “rehabilitate” your taste buds by cutting out hidden sugar in foods like salad dressings, pasta sauces and crackers, so that you’re more sensitive to sweetness and thereby prefer less.
“Then we can solve the problem without relying on chemistry,” he said. “These chemicals have uncertain, unpredictable effects, and so when you have the option to avoid them, I would prefer that.”
It’s been linked to scary conditions like heart attack, stroke and Type 2 diabetes (though its exact role is still not totally clear).
Researchers from the University of Miami and Columbia University found that people who drink diet soda every day have a 43 percent higher risk of experiencing a vascular event over a 10-year period, compared with people who didn’t drink soda. Plus, this association held true even after taking into account known stroke and heart risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure. And in a study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, French researchers found an association between Type 2 diabetes and self-reported diet soda consumption. Plus, when comparing the diabetes risk of drinkers of diet with drinkers of regular sodas, researchers found that diet drinkers had the higher diabetes risk.
But again, these studies are observational. It’s unknown if the diet soda is actually causing these conditions, or if people who are already at high risk for a heart attack, stroke and Type 2 diabetes tend to drink diet soda in an effort to lead a healthier lifestyle. Research on diabetes and diet soda consumption has been mixed so far; a review of studies from Harvard researchers published in 2011 showed no link between diet soda consumption and increased Type 2 diabetes risk.
As Katz explains, if diet soda really was causing heart attacks and strokes, there would have been spikes in these conditions in recent years. Rather, he thinks that it’s more an effect of people who tend to eat wholesome diets may steer clear of artificial sweeteners to begin with, while people who eat a lot of artificial sweeteners may not have the healthiest diet. “At that point, the less healthier the diet, the more prone you are to cardiovascular disease,” he says. “It’s a sign that there’s something wrong with the dietary pattern overall.”
There’s just so much we don’t know.
This might just be the biggest issue with diet soda. Studies aren’t perfect. Observational studies are purely that — observational — and don’t prove cause-and-effect. Research based on food-recall questionnaires can be inaccurate because who really remembers every single thing they ate last week, anyway? And studies in rats will never be a perfect comparison for studies in humans; as Katz puts it, humans are “sophisticated animals and we can track calories. We look at nutrition labels. Rats don’t read nutrition labels.”
Plus, there’s a lot we don’t know about how diet soda can affect humans in the long run. For instance, do artificial sweeteners have any effect on hunger hormones? Could they contribute to the development of insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for diabetes? Jampolis notes that there have been some studies showing potential effects of diet soda on hormones and appetite, but more research needs to be done to paint a clearer picture.
“We don’t really know a whole lot about what these specific artificial sweeteners do to the brain reward system. We know their safety -– they’re FDA-approved — but don’t know enough about the long-term effects on appetite,” Avena said .
Link to original article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/diet-soda-health-risks_n_3606906.html.
The benefits of working out in the morning are widely known. By starting your day with a sweat session, you can rev up your metabolism and increase the number of calories you burn throughout the day. The rush of endorphins you feel after a workout can also boost your energy and set your mood for the rest of the day.
The biggest advantage of a morning exercise ritual, however, may also be the fitness world’s best-kept secret. If you begin the morning with a cup of caffeinated coffee followed by exercise, you can maximize your exercise performance and boost your long-term fitness gains.
It helps you exercise longer.
When you drink a cup of coffee, the caffeine increases the number of fatty acids circulating in your blood stream. If adequately fueled, your muscles can absorb and burn fat in order to fuel your activity. If not, they must use your body’s limited storage of carbohydrates. A cup of coffee allows your body more fatty acids to burn, saving the carbohydrates for later on in the workout. This enables you to exercise longer, which explains why caffeine, a legal stimulant under the International Olympic Committee, is the most popular drug in sports.
In a study of caffeine consumption and exercise among fit young men, researchers found that people who drank caffeine before a workout felt more able to invest effort. This is because caffeine helps muscles to contract by encouraging the sarcoplasmic reticulum, a network of membranes that lie within the muscle cells, to release calcium ions. More calcium within the muscles reduces the percentage of maximum exertion that given exercise requires.
This is also psychologically beneficial to the athlete, whose perceived level of exertion reduces after drinking a cup of coffee. “They would put more work into the training session, and when the session was finished, in the presence of the caffeinated drink, they were more psychologically ready to go again,” Michael Duncan, a senior lecturer in sports science at the University of Exeter in England and leader of the study, told the New York Times.
It mobilizes fat from fat tissues.
Caffeine can improve physical performance by 11 to 12 percent, on average. Caffeine increases our blood levels of the hormone epinephrine, aka adrenaline. The epinephrine travels through the blood to the fat tissues and sends signals to break down the fats and release them as free fatty acids into the blood, where they can then be used as fuel. More fuel = a stronger, longer workout. This reaction especially enhances endurance exercise.
It delays perceived muscle pain.
The effect of caffeine on strength training is less well-documented, although recent studies have shown that ingesting caffeine prior to weight training increases the amount of weight lifted, as well as number of reps. This is possibly due to caffeine’s ability to blunt pain responses so that your muscles don’t get fatigued as quickly during resistance training.
It improves energy and mood.
By blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine, caffeine ups the firing of neurons and the release of neurotransmitters, including dopamine and norepinephrine. This affects myriad brain functions: memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times, and even general cognitive function. And we all know how hard it is to pump ourselves up for a good workout when we’re in a bad mood, right?
It increases calories burned.
This one doesn’t directly affect your workout, but it goes hand in hand with the results of your workout. Ingesting caffeine before a workout can actually increase the number of calories you burn from the workout. A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that trained athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15 percent more calories for three hours post-exercise, compared to those who took a placebo. Caffeine also blunts your appetite, which could also aid in weight loss.
It increases metabolism.
It turns out that caffeine can also affect how well your body burns calories when you’re not even exercising. Studies show that caffeine can increase our resting metabolic rate (how many calories we burn when we’re doing nothing) by 3 to 11 percent, with larger doses having an even bigger effect. But here’s the rub: The effect isn’t equal for everyone. The increase in fat-burning in lean people is as high as 29 percent while in obese individualsthe increase is about 10 percent
It improves circulation.
Finally, coffee improves circulation within microvessels, which, unlike large arteries, regulate tissue blood flow and blood pressure. A different study measured post-occlusive reactive hyperemia, or increased blood flow, within the microvessels of the finger. Hyperemia is a marker of good circulation. After drinking caffeinated coffee, the blood of the study’s participants had significantly enhanced hyperemia compared to those who drank decaffeinated coffee. Improved circulation means more blood is being delivered to the muscles during exercise, which boosts performance and promotes cell growth and organ function.
You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to reap the benefits of caffeinated coffee. Anyone, regardless of their level of fitness or experience, can see increased endurance and performance during exercise by incorporating caffeine into their fitness routine. Simply replace your pre-workout smoothie with a cup of caffeinated coffee, head to the gym, and be prepared to revolutionize your exercise.