The NUTRISHOP Weight Loss/Muscle Gain Challenge – Get Motivated for Fat Loss!

The NUTRISHOP Weight Loss/Muscle Gain Challenge is almost here! It’s the chance to not only kick off your New Year’s resolutions the right way, but also an opportunity to win NUTRISHOP credit toward your favorite supplements.

The rules are simple: All contestants will need only to weigh in at either Chico NUTRISHOP store once from Jan. 7-13, and every two weeks after that to fill out a weight chart (and become eligible for the first-to-20- pounds prize). Final weigh-ins will be performed and category winners declared from March 7-13.

It is a 60-day contest designed to meet the needs of the newly rededicated and throw in some competitive drive and, of course, prizes, along the way. The men and women who lose the most fat in their age category (under 30, 30-49 and 50 and older) will win a $100 NUTRISHOP gift card. Additionally, the first participant to lose 20 pounds of fat (or, for the muscle gain contest, gain 10 pounds of muscle) will win a $100 NUTRISHOP gift card, and all participants will receive a free fitness meal plan, shaker cup and gym towel. Additionally, participants will enjoy 10 percent off purchases during the contest. Winners of each category will finally be entered in the company’s corporate weight loss challenge, where they will be eligible for even more prizes.

And, if that doesn’t motivate you quite enough, we’ve got plenty of great success stories of customers who have seen the results firsthand. Check out this story from Christina, who lost 60 pounds, and take a look at her before and after photos.

Christina Lopez
Chico, Calif.

A 22-year-old student, Christina had been used to a fast metabolism and thin physique. She could get away with eating basically whatever she wanted, with no consequences to her thin figure.
Things changed when she had her son, however, and she found she struggled to drop the baby weight as fast as she wanted to.

“I had the mentality that I could gain as much as I wanted while I was pregnant,” she says, “and I could just exercise it off. That was not the case.”

Christina decided to see what NUTRISHOP could do for her, and 14 months later, has lost the baby weight and an additional 15 pounds. Total, Christina estimates she’s lost 60 pounds, with 20 from January alone.
“When you’re going from being able to eat whatever you want and not having a weight problem to just looking at ice cream and gaining weight,” she jokes, “that’s the hardest adjustment. But NUTRISHOP helps you with what to eat and when, making the lifestyle switch and trying to make the better choices when you can.”

Christina began with a customized diet plan at NUTRISHOP, and also went to work in the gym while supplementing with the Hypercor-Somnilean-Detox stack specifically aimed at fat-burning. Now, she’s dropped another shirt size and two pant sizes and says she continues to get compliments on her improving physique.

“I do get a lot of people telling me, ‘Wow, I can definitely tell from the past five months that you’ve done a lot and come pretty far,’” she says. “I’m toning up and I feel really good.”
On top of being a full-time student, Christina works part-time. Even with that busy schedule, she’s been able to get results with NUTRISHOP’s dietary advice and a new approach to exercising — she does it whenever she can, even if it just means using her son as a free weight on her shoulders for squats at home! She says she would have struggled with the motivation in the first place if the help she’d gotten wasn’t so friendly.

“They’re super-nice, and they want to help you,” Christina says. “You think, ‘Oh, man, they’re all these super-fit people’ and you might be intimidated, but their friendliness is a big factor. They spend so much time with you and want to help you.
“Once you get the plan and the encouragement, you almost feel bad if you don’t do it,” Christina continues. “They’ve done so much to help, you’ve got to follow through on your end. That definitely helps.”

The Fat Loss and Muscle Gain Challenge!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Toby Schindelbeck
Tel. 530-898-1600
Cell Phone: 530-519-9633
Email: toby@nutrishopchico.com

LOCAL NUTRITION STORE AIMS TO HELP WITH RESOLUTIONS
Nutrishop to Hold Weight Loss and Muscle Gain Challenge

With the new year right around the corner, the Chico Nutrishop franchise and its employees recognize the need for motivation and are providing it with a little extra incentive this year. Improved fitness is one of the most common, relatable and worthwhile New Year’s resolutions out there, and the certified nutrition experts at Nutrishop believe that nobody is better equipped to help with those goals.

That’s why both Chico franchises, one on Forest Avenue and the other on East Avenue, will be holding the Free Weight Loss and Muscle Gain Challenge, a 60-day contest designed to meet the needs of the newly rededicated and throw in some competitive drive and, of course, prizes, along the way. The men and women who lose the most fat in their age category (under 30, 30-49 and 50 and older) will win a $100 Nutrishop gift card. Additionally, the first participant to lose 20 pounds of fat (or, for the muscle gain
contest, gain 10 pounds of muscle) will win a $100 Nutrishop gift card, and all participants will receive a free fitness meal plan, shaker cup and gym towel. Additionally, participants will enjoy 10 percent off purchases during the contest. Winners of each category will finally be entered in the company’s corporate weight loss challenge, where they will be eligible for even more prizes.

The rules are simple: All contestants will need only to weigh in at either Chico Nutrishop store once from Jan. 7-13, and every two weeks after that to fill out a weight chart (and become eligible for the first-to-20- pounds prize). Final weigh-ins will be performed and category winners declared from March 7-13.

Everybody is looking for answers at this time of year. Nutrishop’s goal is to help its community achieve better health and fitness through nutrition and knowledge, so this is a perfect opportunity to do that at a crucial time, when Chicoans are searching for that extra motivational edge. Please help us spread the word on this contest so we can help as many people as possible.

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For more information on this story, or to schedule an interview with Toby Schindelbeck, call 530-898- 1600 or 530-519-9633, or email him at toby@nutrishopchico.com. Additionally, customers and potential contestants can reach us on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ChicoNutriShop.

5 NUTRISHOP Must-Haves for Your Resolution Plans

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Most people already know what their New Year’s resolutions are going to be. If they’re health-related at all, chances are you can help stack the odds in your favor with a few key items from us! We’ve got a list of five things anybody and everybody who has a fitness/health-based goal this year — be it losing fat, gaining muscle, getting stronger or just feeling better in general — can benefit from.

  1. PROTEIN. Doesn’t matter who you are or what your goal is — protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. It builds muscle, which in turn forces the metabolism to speed up and indirectly become a fat-burning furnace. Trying to add muscle? Add more protein. Trying to lose fat? Add more protein. Trying to — never mind, you get the picture. The exercise you’ll do will mean nothing without enough of this vital macronutrient.
  2. BCAAs. The digestion of protein causes a “thermic effect,” meaning your body actually burns calories to digest it, particularly in increased amounts. When broken down, protein provides a rush of branched-chain amino acids, as you’ve undoubtedly heard called “the building blocks” of protein and, essentially, muscle. There will be a point where the increase in protein means an increase in calories that your metabolism can’t overcome — instead of reaching that point, get the BCAAs you need directly. They’re metabolized in the muscle itself, and are instant. There is no fitness plan that cannot benefit from BCAAs.
  3. NATURE’S FUEL: Nobody’s diet is perfect. Gaps and omissions in vitamins, minerals and important nutrients sometimes just can’t be avoided, particularly with the Western diet, which often neglects vegetables and fruits. Even if your diet is already clean, think of it as a jar filled with the main stuff — you’ve got your chicken breasts, your broccoli, your grapefruit, your yams, etc. In between all of this will inevitably be little spaces — gaps in the diet. Instead of cramming more and more calories into those gaps (2 cups of orange juice for Vitamin C? Have you seen how much sugar is in orange juice?), go with a complex, complete multivitamin like NATURE’S FUEL.
  4. EFAs: “But I’m trying to LOSE fat, not eat more of it,” you might say. And you wouldn’t be the first. But if you follow this site at all, you know that the body needs and wants healthy fatty acids for many of its important functions and maintenance. When it doesn’t get enough, it hangs on to whatever it can get, and if that alternative is corn dog grease, so be it. A diet rich in Omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, plus ALA and CLA, will tell the body that it’s OK to let that stored-up body fat go. It won’t be needed anymore.
  5. A DIET PLAN. Even better, a good diet plan. The NUTRISHOP staff is all certified and knowledgeable and can help you craft a personalized diet plan, FREE, based on your fitness goals. Arguably, this is the most important step of all! We’d make the case that diet is about 70 percent of the battle when it comes to staying lean, and maybe even more important for those trying to add muscle mass.

Now that you have the basics, all that’s left is to stock up and plan!

Workout of the Week: Get Moving

We understand it’s a busy time of year. Not every workout will fit in to your schedule. But we bet this one will!

The main idea here is easy: Get in the gym, get your work in and get out. You’ll be dealing with explosive movements, and when you’re not, you’ll be doing supersets. Aim to get this whole thing done in 30 minutes or less. The fact you’ll be doing leg work, combined with high intensity and a heightened tempo, should spark a fat-burning furnace and build muscle at the same time. Take no longer than 60 seconds between supsersets, with no rest within the supersets themselves.

Warm-up: 2×20 jumping jacks

3 Supersets: 10 squats/10 Romanian deadlifts

4 Giant Sets: 2 power cleans/3 box jumps/2 box step-ups (per leg)/30 second plank

3 Supersets: 10 leg extensions/10 leg curls

4 Giant Sets: 5 (per leg) overhead plate walking lunges/5 lateral box jumps (per leg)/5 hanging leg raise/30 second side plank (per side)

3 Supersets: 20 seated calf raises, toes pointed in/20 toes pointed out

Turn Holiday Eating into Muscle Mass

With the right meal plan and proper exercise routine, a man can turn calories into muscle mass quickly. A prolonged spike in calories, with high-volume or heavy training, is called a bulking phase. And then there’s what happens during the holidays — EVERYONE is on a bulking phase!

However, with the right hormonal response and same dedication to training, all the calories you’re cramming down your jolly face CAN be converted to muscle. You want to get bigger and stronger? Take advantage of the holiday spike in caloric intake and make it a true anabolic season. Your meal plan is already set: As long as you are getting tons of protein, keep shoveling in the food (and if you’re not, come see us — we’ve got plenty of protein lying around). Stay consistent with your intense weight training. And invest in this supplement stack (or ask for a NUTRISHOP gift card — they are available for ANY price) for the best gains possible.

Type Product
Protein Blend Protein 7
Pro 5
Multi-Vitamin Natures Fuel
Human Growth Hormone HGH 191
HGH Up
Testosterone Anitest
Testanon
Ergotest
Arachidonic Acid Arabol
ZMA Anabolix PM
NOW ZMA

Other anabolic formulas include 1-XD, 1-XPM and BETABOL. Drop in to NUTRISHOP to find out what the best stack is for you and how you can turn that holiday weight gain into muscle mass!

Don’t Waste Your Resolutions — Start Burning Fat Now!

Everyone loves New Year’s resolutions. It’s the feeling of a fresh start, a clean slate, and 365 days to follow through on a promise to yourself.

Here’s the problem with them, though: They take 365 days to complete. Often, people end up doing the same resolution year after year because over the long haul, it’s easy to lose sight of your original goal. That’s why NUTRISHOP encourages you to shift your thinking to the short term. You’ve got two weeks left — start addressing your fitness goals now, so you can spend your resolution on something good, or so your long-term goals won’t be so drastic!

START BURNING FAT NOW

Short-term guilt has a funny way of making us want to make long-term fixes. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Cramming our faces with breads and pies and egg nog for two months straight at the end of the year makes “lose weight” a popular resolution, but why wait? NUTRISHOP has the supplements and diet advice that will let you indulge within reason during the holidays while still starting your fat burn ahead of time. Don’t wait until January to start burning fat. Pick up a few of these fat-burning supplements, and start losing body fat today.

  • Protein Blend: Simply put, this is a must-have for would-be lean bodies everywhere. A low-calorie, high-protein supplement will help build muscle, burn stored body fat and speed up the metabolism.
  • Multi-Stage Fat Burner: Through a series of all-natural herbal compounds, vitamins and metabolism-boosting effects (be it stimulants or thermogenics), a fat-burner is one of the quickest ways to shed fat when diet and exercise just aren’t getting it done fast enough.
  • Complete System Detoxifier: The kidneys, liver, gall bladder and colon hold toxins and build-up that can severely hinder the body’s ability to synthesize protein, burn fat and eliminate waste — the end result is distention, bloating and sluggishness. A detox system is a great way to make your digestive system more healthy and efficient.
  • Night Time Sleep Aid/Fat Burner: Your body needs deep sleep to repair muscles and burn fat most effectively. This important sleep stage is responsible for much of the positive growth and recovery we experience. A sleep aid that helps develop good deep sleep patterns and doubles as a fat-burner while in this stage is an important addition for those serious about burning fat fast.
  • Fat-Burning Lipid Replacement: Not all fat is bad — just the kind fat people tend to eat. Your body needs fats for many important processes, including multiple organ, skin, nail and hair health; the reproductive system’s health is hugely dependent on healthy fats. But trans and saturated fatty acids are much more harmful than these; a lipid replacement supplement helps flush out these dangerous fats by providing the Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, EPA and DHA the body can actually use. The effect you can see: A loss of body fat and better muscle tone.
  • Multi-Vitamin: Quality matters with your multi, and so does absorption. A full spectrum of vitamins and minerals is crucial to overall health and digestive efficiency.

 

Type Product
Protein Blend Protein 7
Pro 5
Multi-Stage Fat Burner Hypercor
Phenadren
Adicor
Complete System Detoxifier Detoxin
Detox LGC
Night Time Sleep Aid/Fat Burner Somnilean
Metabolix PM
Fat Burning lipid replacement LipoCor
Natures EFA
PNR Omega 3
Multi-Vitamin Natures Fuel

Also, remember that NUTRISHOP sells gift certificates for ANY amount — it is the perfect gift to show someone you care about their health!

The Gift-Giver’s Guide for Fitness Goals: Complete Detox

There is no more valuable possession than health, and personal fitness is a big part of it. So why  not make a Christmas gift out of it? Showing someone you care for their health, happiness and longevity is a great place to start when it comes to picking out a special present.

NUTRISHOP wants to help you share the gift of health and is ready to help you pick out the perfect gift! Everyone’s goals are a little different, but chances are that we’ve got something for everybody. This list will focus on complete detoxification — the fine-tuning your body needs to get rid of the waste, toxins and build-up that are not only harmful to your health, but that can also slow your fitness gains. Or, if you are trying to get in shape yourself, jot some of these down and direct your own Santa Claus to NUTRISHOP!

  • Full System Detoxifier: The liver, kidneys, gall bladder and colon go through a lot of work to try to keep your digestive system efficient and effective. Unfortunately, what we know as the Western diet wreaks havoc on these naturally detoxifying organs, leaving waste and toxins floating in the system.  An all-natural detox formula is the solution. Our best optionDetoxin.
  • Liver Rejuvenator: The liver has tons of digestive functions and in truth is one of the most important organs in the body. It filters toxins, processes fats, plays a role in protein synthesis and much more. But over time, its efficiency takes a hit with repeated drinking, eating, not enough water and just general, daily digestive processes. Nobody’s diet is perfect (though NUTRISHOP can help with free diet plans!), so consider Liver Therapeutics — a blend formulated to help your liver do its work.  Our best optionLiver Therapeutics.
  • Multivitamin: A complete, high potency blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, greens and immune-supporting nutrients, crucial at this germ-infested time of the year but really just essential on a day-to-day basis. The powdered multivitamin NATURE’S FUEL is top-notch for absorption and efficacy and delivers the complete nutrition you need from a multivitamin, not just some generic horse pill that makes your pee really bright yellow. Our best multivitaminNature’s Fuel.

There are tons of other supplements to choose from, so come in to NUTRISHOP and let us help you build the perfect Christmas present!