Five Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism

Whatever your health goals, Zen Project 8 is for you! Our all-inclusive system helps you transform your body with regular exercise and the right nutrition. But when it comes to slimming down, there is one word that gets thrown around more than a beach ball at graduation: Metabolism. Continue reading “Five Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism”

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5 Habits for a Happy Heart

For many, February is a month filled with red roses, gourmet chocolates and romantic overtures. With so much emphasis on the heart, it’s no wonder that February is also #HeartHealthMonth. It’s a time to shine the spotlight on how to avoid cardiovascular disease — by increasing awareness and taking small steps to be more heart healthy.
Consider these five habits to help your heart stay in tip-top shape, and learn how you can make daily improvements. Your heart will thank you!

Continue reading “5 Habits for a Happy Heart”

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PFC Every 3: The Secret to Blood Sugar Stabilization

blog_pfc_every_3__the_secret_to_blood_sugar_stabilization_The secret to permanent weight loss isn’t a magic pill or exercise routine. It’s called “PFC Every 3.” Essentially, it’s eating balanced portions of protein, carbs and fat every three hours. This keeps your blood sugar stabilized, your metabolism churning, and triggers stored fat and toxins to be released.

ZEN Brand Ambassador expert Mark Macdonald sums up this tricky balance:

“Every time you skip a meal, your blood sugar drops and you burn muscle, and that slows down your metabolism. And every time you overeat, your blood sugar spikes and you store fat. Nutrition should be used to create internal balance. This is what separates maintaining stable blood sugar from dieting.”

So how do we maintain that optimum level of blood sugar? PFC Every 3! Your body can only process a certain amount of food at once, which is why it needs to be consistently fed. Mark refers to the body as a “refuel as it goes” machine.

“The most important thing is you should be ready to eat before a meal (never starving), satisfied after a meal (not full), and then ready to eat again approximately three to four hours later,” he says. “This is a clear indicator that your blood sugar is stable and your body is in balance.”

ZEN Project 8™, co-created by Mark, is a nutritional program that simplifies weight management and teaches habits for leading a healthy lifestyle. Its three phases (DETOX, IGNITE, THRIVE) are centered around PFC Every 3. Each phase consists of six small meals a day with each meal a balanced ratio of protein, carbs and fat.

blog_zen_project_8_kicks_off_at_lead_small_en-USRemember, three of your six meals are more like snacks — little boosts of fuel to keep your body’s metabolism going. ZEN protein shakes are perfect for 2–3 small meals a day. And Mark recommends always having your Mobile Readiness Food Kit (MRFK) ready to go, since the main reason for blood sugar crashes is missing meals.

Examples of an MRFK:

  • String cheese and apple
  • Protein bars
  • Beef or turkey jerky with nuts and fruit
  • Ready-to-drink ZEN protein shake
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese or lean low-sodium deli meats with nuts and fruit
  • Edamame
  • Hard-boiled eggs with fruit

Six meals a day may seem unrealistic at first, but once you make it a permanent part of your daily life, you’ll notice these amazing results:

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Less stress
  • And the list goes on!

Exercise also needs to be an important part of your PFC Every 3 regimen. Mark recommends 30 minutes of exercise, four days a week. Stable blood sugar releases stored fat and exercise burns that fat. Always eat before you begin any workout to ensure you’re burning fat and not muscle.

When you stabilize your blood sugar and optimize your exercise, you can achieve any health goal. Let PFC Every 3 take your body to the next level!

Start your healthier project with Zen now.

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ZEN Project 8 Kicks Off at LEAD

blog_zen_project_8_kicks_off_at_lead_small_en-USLet the countdown begin! ZEN Project 8™ will officially launch at LEAD — Jeunesse’s Annual Leadership Conference — in Las Vegas this March 10–13. You won’t want to miss the exciting ZEN Project 8 events we have planned for LEAD weekend!

What is ZEN Project 8?
ZEN Project 8 simplifies weight management and teaches habits for leading a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of 8 weeks, you’ll be guided through 3 easy-to-follow phases with premium ZEN products, expert coaching, and ongoing support from an active community of like-minded participants. It’s never been easier to stay on plan as you clean, sculpt and reprogram your body. ZEN Project 8 is a complete toolkit that offers Simple. Realistic. Results. Check out the official ZEN Project 8 page on Facebook to read real-life success stories and get inspired!

Meet ZEN Brand Ambassador Mark Macdonald
We partnered exclusively with celebrity nutritionist and renowned fitness guru Mark Macdonald to create a program designed to transform your body and your life. Mark has helped thousands burn fat, build muscle and increase energy. From celebrities and athletes to soccer moms, Mark has taught countless people how to manage their weight the right way with proper nutrition and lifestyle habits.

  • New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Regular contributor to CNN and HLN
  • Featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Access Hollywood, and Chelsea Lately
  • Founder of Venice Nutrition and the International Board of Nutrition and Fitness Coaching (IBNFC)
  • National Ambassador to the American Diabetes Association

At LEAD, there will be plenty of exciting activities surrounding the launch of ZEN Project 8! Join us throughout the weekend for:

  • Yummy shake tastings
  • A live DJ (DJ Rankin)
  • Cool ZEN swag for sale
  • Saturday morning yoga
  • And much, much more!

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