I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. It is that time of year when we celebrate peace on earth and good will toward our fellow man, which is why it is so important to enjoy quality time with our family and friends over the holidays. Perhaps this year more than others since it seems as though the world is not very peaceful right now and there isn’t much good will for our fellow man, particularly if we look to those campaigning for President to set an example. Ultimately, I suppose that like good health, peace and good will starts with each of us. Not meaning to continue to sound like a Sunday sermon, but we have all heard that God helps those who help themselves, so it is my hope that a brand New Year provides the optimism and inspiration for a fresh start on those small changes that can transform our lives. Sadly, healthy resolutions are almost as commonly abandoned as they are commenced, but I have learned that if those changes are small and manageable (easier), they last longer and their benefits are enjoyed for a lifetime. Remember, we are talking about a small resolution not a dramatic “revolution.” Rome was not built in a day and it has taken a lifetime for each of us to get where we are, so any transition or transformation must be just as gradual and patient. I have been reminded repeatedly that small, sensible changes endure while large, drastic changes fail. If you truly want to succeed then make manageable smaller changes and simply be patient. Results arrive. Since weight-loss is the most common New Year’s Resolution, January has become the one time each year when I discuss our Secure Complete Meal Replacement. In the past, we had featured Secure several times each year, but in recent years, we do a single Today’s Special Event where we offer savings of more than 50% off our exceptional HSN price. In fact, today it will be at well under $1 per meal for each nutritious, great tasting meal. In the almost 25 years since we originally created Secure, we have continually improved it, and this year it comes with our best pricing ever, making Secure not only the world’s lowest calorie, best tasting and most nutritious meal replacement, but also the most affordable.Why Secure? The better question is, why a Meal Replacement, since it does not have to be my Secure Meal Replacement. The simple answer is because Meal Replacements work. Certainly, we have ample experience with the success of Secure and I can tell you why Secure is superior to others, but the most important fact about Meal Replacements and this article and my shows is that the clinical, medical science on weight-loss shows that Meal Replacements are the most effective tool for weight-loss. As I have said for decades, weight-loss is almost exclusively about what you put in your body. Of course, exercise is important for our good health and we should always exercise, but 80% or more of weight-loss is what we eat. Even those with significant physical limitations will be able to lose weight, since weight-loss is principally about diet and only partially about activity. Again, activity is vital for the good health of our body, heart, brain, etc., but the science of weight-loss underscores changes in our food intake and emphasizes the uniquely effective nature of Meal Replacements. Diets work, but Meal Replacements have been shown to work better. Best of all, sensible dietary changes, such as those I will discuss during my shows, combined with Meal Replacements yield the greatest results possible. Needless to say, there are hundreds of Meal Replacements to choose from on the market yet none will be as low in calories, as nutritious, as delicious or as affordable as Secure. Again, you don’t have to buy Secure to succeed and lose weight, but Meal Replacements do work, so find yourself a good one.
Another good quote (and this time I won’t cite scripture, but instead a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein or Ben Franklin or Mark Twain – all three pretty clever men). The quote states that, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but somehow expecting a different result.” Lets think about that. Without change…nothing changes. It applies to so much of what we do, but particularly to our health and weight management. It is January and we now have the inspiration and an opportunity to make some small changes and, as a result, to expect a different and desirable result. Now is the time, since nothing will shorten our lives more and interfere with the quality of our lives more than obesity and overweight. This is not about vanity, but health. It is an epidemic in this country with more than one-third of Americans obese and over 70% overweight. It is killing more Americans than cigarettes and nothing threatens our country’s economic health more than the staggering costs associated with all the diseases associated with overweight and obesity. Losing weight can transform your life and it is the greatest gift you give to those who love you. Remember, if we change nothing, nothing changes. That change does not have to be Secure, since there are other Meal Replacements, but the science is clear and if change is what we desire, then we must avoid hype and fads and put our trust in solid, proven, serious science. If you would like a “taste” of the human side of Secure, I recommend you read the thousands of reviews that have been posted. Despite it being the world’s lowest calorie and most affordable Meal Replacement out there, it is a Customer Pick and you will see reviews raving about its flavor, results and more. Again, you need not choose Secure, but without change things will remain the same.
I will post another article next week about our Today’s Special for Circulation and Vein Support for Healthy Legs. Again, we will have our best pricing ever, but I also want to discuss the abundance of clinical studies and not just the difference it can make in the quality of one’s life and the way one’s feet and legs feel, but also the published medical studies on its benefits for varicose veins, spider veins, even hemorrhoids and more. Like Secure, there is no product quite like it and it is one of our most popular reorder products and almost perfectly reviewed. I will write that article next week.
Lastly, ChocoNuvo. I have been bombarded with questions for weeks and I hope to answer a few here. First of all, my most sincere apologies that unlike our typical Today’s Specials where we have enough product that everyone can enjoy the best savings, we came up very short on this one. I used all of our inventory for December, January and February, yet we were running out in the morning and had virtually nothing left by afternoon. I was thrilled with the response, but disappointed with our inability to provide enough product. I learned a very important lesson about the power of chocolate…particularly, healthy chocolate that also lowers cholesterol. We are doing our best to bring ChocoNuvo back as soon as possible, but as I mentioned during the shows, our Organic Fair Trade Chocolate is very special and even though I had committed to the cocoa beans before our shows in December, we will not have new chocolate available until late February or early March…and that is only if things go perfectly. The great news is that we have tentatively scheduled a Today’s Special on March 5th for ChocoNuvo, but the not so good news is that we will only have as much chocolate as we did in December. Mind you, that is an enormous amount of chocolate, but I doubt it will last long given ChocoNuvo’s incredible reviews and all the inquiries we are receiving.
We have made substantial commitments to purchase even more cocoa beans and we are expanding our production capabilities to address this, but it might take us until later this year or early next year to truly catch-up with the unexpected demand for our uniquely healthy and delicious ChocoNuvo. We have never seen a response to a product like this. In one month there are more than 400 reviews with over 80% being perfect 5-Stars and almost 95% positive! That is unheard of for a food and even more surprising here, since most Americans prefer milk chocolate and these reviews are for our 74% dark chocolate. It is a testament to the creamy milk chocolate-like texture of our ChocoNuvo. It is not only is the most delicious dark chocolate you will ever taste, but it will also significantly lower your cholesterol. In fact, just one square after each meal will see reductions of 15%, 20% or more! Plus, you also get the protective benefits of the flavanols in our special dark chocolate. I will keep everyone posted of the status of our chocolate production, but if we can get it done in time, we will see you in March and then because chocolate melts in summer, we will not be back on-air with chocolate until October or November.
Again, happy, healthy New Year! I still find it hard to believe it is 2016. Perhaps I am dating myself, but 2016 seems like something out of a science fiction novel and not an actual year. In school we read George Orwell’s 1984, which was a science fiction novel about the future. In some folks’ minds that book and the year 1984 are just “ancient” history. My parents always warned me how rapidly time passes and they were indeed correct, so I encourage everyone to do everything they can to enjoy each and every moment. Life is indeed short and it is the greatest gift we have. I will see you this evening at 11 PM ET and a couple of times tomorrow.
Best of health,