One of the most popular diet plans around is Weight Watchers. You may be familiar with the concept and may even have sat in meetings and tracked points yourself. However, if you are still seeking a solution, you probably know that Weight Watchers has its flaws.
Visalus Body by Vi is a new product that is superior to Weight Watchers. The Vi-Shake, the basis of the program is not just delicious and easy to incorporate into your daily plan; it is also backed up by sound scientific and medical research.
Is Body by Vi superior to Weight Watchers?
1. Body by Vi focuses on overall nutrition, not just low points values.
Weight Watchers recently revamped their famous points system. Points are assigned to each food based on the values of different nutrients, including carbs, fat and fiber. Each member is then assigned a daily points target based on their age, gender and body weight. To lose weight, members must eat at or below their daily points target.
The result of this is that people wind up basing their food choices on foods that have low point totals, not necessarily foods that are good for their bodies. For example, a slice of white bread may have a lower number of points than multigrain bread loaded with fiber and nutrients. The member, simply looking to keep daily points low, will choose the white bread, even though the multigrain bread is clearly the healthier choice.
Body by Vi Shakes are designed to be nutritionally dense, providing your body with the nutrients and building blocks you need to lose weight and be healthy.
2. Body by Vi addresses the sodium problem.
Excess sodium in our diet leads to a number of health problems, including hypertension and heart disease. However, Weight Watchers doesn’t address this problem at all in its eating plan and actually promotes a line of frozen meals that are loaded with sodium. While trying to make eating healthy simpler for its members, Weight Watchers has instead done them a great disservice.
Each Body by Vi shake contains only 75 mg of sodium. On the Body by Vi program, you will eat far less than the daily limit for sodium set by doctors.
3. Body by Vi eliminates the opportunity to binge on empty calories.
If you have an allotment of 30 points in a day and a brownie is worth three points each, what’s to keep you from just scarfing 10 brownies? Of course, you’ll be hungry later, but you could do this and still be following the Weight Watchers program. Many members talk about how they will go hungry all day because they know that a big dessert is coming, and they want to have the “points to spend.”
Body by Vi shakes give you high quality nutrition that tastes like a dessert. You won’t feel deprived when your next meal tastes like cake.
4. Body by Vi gives financial benefits to those who use it.
Weight Watchers encourages members to spread the word. But members are not rewarded in any way when they bring other to meetings, other than perhaps receiving a sticker. Body by Vi rewards you with a free kit and shakes when others join based on your recommendation. Think about it — for doing something as simple as encouraging friends and family to make healthy changes in their lives, you will be rewarded.
5. Body by Vi is developed by leaders in the industry.
The founders of Body by Vi, Michael Seldman, M.D., and Steven Witherley, Ph.D., are experts in medical and nutritional science and industry leaders. Dr. Seldman advises professional athletes in the NFL, NHL and NBA. Dr. Witherley is an author and speaks regularly on nutrition.