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Apr 16, 2012

“Get Off the Couch and Be a Blessing to Others”

You could say that Team RVLution has taken their “why” up a notch—well, 860 notches to be exact. As a team, they’ve decided to ride the grueling 860 miles from Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO, in a relay-style ride they are calling the Raise Across the West. Their goal is to finish in 55 hours and to raise $100,000 for The MORE Project. 

Text “4MORE” to 20222 to donate $10.

Apr 9, 2012

5 Reasons Why Being RVLutionaries Together Creates More Success

By now, you’re aware that MonaVie is on a mission to help you “Ditch Dieting” once and for all, and assist you in losing weight the right way with the MonaVie 90-day RVLution.

But did you also know that MonaVie employees have joined the RVLution?   

Beginning the first week of March, nearly 45% of the remote agents and employees at the corporate office signed up to change their minds, bodies, and lives. What’s inspirational about the happenings at the corporate office is that we are all doing it together. And you can do the same with your friends, family, and community.

Mar 28, 2012

Our Fat Pets (and what we can learn from them)

You might be asking yourself what fat cats and stressed rats have to do with you? Studies show us quite clearly that being overweight and having excess body fat is detrimental to long-term health, and also show us that typical “fast food” type diets can be both highly addictive (the dopamine data) and extremely “stressful” to break away from (the corticotropin data).

In today’s world where we’re surrounded by both stress and fast food, a big part of the “solution” to managing body weight is to eat meals that (1) taste good, (2) help balance metabolism and blood sugar, and (3) do not feel restrictive like a diet. The MonaVie RVL products have an excellent balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates that not only taste delicious, but also help keep you satisfied longer.

Mar 7, 2012

Proper Nutrition and Hydration Key to Optimal Body Function

Hi, this is Shawn Talbott, the new VP of Research & Development here at MonaVie.

In my first MonaVie blog post, I wanted to share some of my comments that appear in this month’s issue of Women’s Health magazine (March 2012). In the article, A Better Body? No Sweat! I comment about the importance of adequate water intake to avoid dehydration. Why? Because being dehydrated can substantially slow your metabolic rate and may impact your ability to burn as many calories as possible.

Jan 18, 2012

Ditch the Diet…Join the RVLution! (An Almost “Peanuts” Worthy–Cartoon)

I love this little cartoon, but feel you should hear the rest of the story. So, I’ve taken the liberty of extending the narrative in this “almost Peanuts–worthy” cartoon.

Lucy: Don’t step on it…It makes you cry.
Sally: But I want to go on another yo-yo diet.
Lucy: You should ditch the diet, and join the MonaVie RVLution. You need to become a RVLutionary!
Sally: I need to become a what?
Lucy: A “RVLutionary.” It means that you are joining the MonaVie RVLution.
Sally: And what does that mean?
Lucy: It’s a 90-day challenge with MonaVie and Mark Macdonald to help you achieve your health-related goals—losing weight, getting fit, increasing metabolism, building lean muscle mass.
Sally: Who is Mark Macdonald?
Lucy: He is the NY Times bestselling author of Body Confidence, as well as the MonaVie RVL spokesperson.
Sally: So, he can help me diet?
Lucy: Not a diet. He wants you to look and feel your best. He’s got this whole comprehensive program!
Sally: Where can I learn more?
Lucy: You can learn more and sign up for the RVLution at www.monavie.com/rvlution.
Sally: Count me in!

Dec 7, 2011

Your Starving Cells and How to Feed Them

Join the RVLution and lose weight with MonaVie RVL
You: (stomach growling)
Your friend: Was that your stomach growling?
You: Yeah, I’m so hungry. It must be time for dinner.
Your friend: It’s only 3:30 p.m.!

Has this ever happened to you? You had a big lunch, but only a few hours later you were hungry again. When you feel hungry, two factors are at play: volume (the amount of food you ate) and nutrition (the nutrient quality of the food you ate).

Volume. When you eat a meal, you become “full” by filling the space in your stomach with food. This feeling gives you the sensation of being full and satisfied. Nutrition. When your cells receive the proper nutrition they require to function at an optimal level, you will feel satisfied, and not hungry. The nutrients your cells need to carry out their basic and essential functions include vitamins, minerals, protein, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, among others.

So how do you explain the phenomenon that occurs when you feel hungry just hours after eating a large—but nutritionally void—meal? The answer is simple: volume has given you the sensation of being full (temporarily), but the lack of nutrition in the meal has left your cells screaming in protest for something they can use to do their jobs.

When it comes to proper nutrition and managing your weight, every calorie counts; however, all calories are not created equal.

Now, here’s the good news: MonaVie RVL Nutrition Shake Mix utilizes “smart” calories. These nutrient dense calories provide a high return on your caloric intake so you stock up on nutrients, not calories. In fact, just one serving of MonaVie RVL Shake Mix delivers a wider array of nutrients than a typical meal—in half the calories.

This is pure cell food! Your mitochondria will be so excited with the new load of fuel they’ve received, you’ll feel the results immediately. Having received the nutrition they need to function properly, your cells won’t be ringing the dinner bell prematurely. Could this be the dieter’s best friend?

Next time you feel hungry before you think you should be, evaluate the nutritional content of your last meal and give your system a boost with MonaVie RVL—a veritable oasis of nutrition for your thirsting cells.

Did you find this article helpful? Leave a comment below.

Nov 21, 2011

4 Tips to MonaVie-ize Your Black Friday

This week many of us will be inundated with coupons, email, Facebook posts and commercials featuring the latest and greatest deals for Black Friday—the biggest shopping day of the year!

Everyone enjoys a good deal, and no matter what your level of engagement is, here are four tips to make sure your Black Friday shopping experience is a MonaVie experience! 

Tip #1 Have a plan!

Devising a store strategy with family and friends is wise so that you can find more deals in a shorter amount of time. I would suggest a pre–Black Friday meeting, complete with a review of the stores (btw…blueprints would be great). Establish a list of roles and responsibilities, test your walkie talkies and—of course—check to see if any of the stores you’ll visit are part of new MonaVie Perks Retail Rewards!

Tip #2 Bring something to eat.

Leftover turkey sandwiches covered in gravy are always a popular item, albeit extremely messy (and -2 points on creativity). Why not pack a few convenient and delicious MonaVie RVL Nutrition Snack Bars? They’re small, compact and easy to share.

Tip #3 Prepare to be cold!

Waiting in line outside for a store to open in November may not be the warmest! Check the weather forecast before you go, bundle up, throw on a MonaVie RVL Hoodie and you’re good to go!

Tip #4 Bring friends and make friends!

Some people camp out at stores for days, some for hours. What does this mean? It means there are a lot of people in one place, with no place to go and money to spend! Make good use of the time by bringing friends and talk to those around you; bring your MonaVie business cards.

You’re also likely to encounter a sneeze or two when out and about. What a perfect time to share a MonaVie (M)mūn shot! Thirsty and lethargic from an overdose of tryptophan? Here’s a MonaVie EMV in your hand! Hungry, anyone? Post turkey day is a great time to tell others about MonaVie RVLution

Before you know it, you’ll be hosting a Black Friday tasting party while waiting in line!

So, what are your plans for Black Friday?

Nov 17, 2011

5 Reasons You Should Catch the MonaVie 2.0 Momentum!

MonaVie recently issued a press release announcing the MonaVie 2.0 event in Dallas, Texas, this January, and it contained some compelling quotes from our leadership.

MonaVie Founder and CEO Dallin Larsen said, “The Dallas event will rock our company and this industry, will build upon the company’s previously unprecedented success and take MonaVie to a whole new level of significance.”

Jeff Cohen, MonaVie chief marketing officer, said that in today’s economic climate, in which Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton estimates that more than one billion people are either unemployed or underemployed, the launch of MonaVie 2.0 couldn’t come at a more opportune time. “MonaVie 2.0 will provide an exciting opportunity for the millions of people who are seeking a way to either replace or supplement their income,” said Cohen.  “The product innovations we are announcing, along with our universal distributor training solution, MVP, will offer individuals across the globe a whole new opportunity to change their lives—whether they’re already a MonaVie distributor or someone who is currently looking for a path to A More Meaningful Life.”

MonaVie 2.0 is not just an event, it is the “next generation” of MonaVie—and it all starts with you on January 13!

5 Reasons You Should Attend the MonaVie 2.0 Launch:

  1. MonaVie MVP – One system to unify us all! Take it from MonaVie CMO Jeff Cohen: “Its beauty is that it is a universal, all-in-one system that is designed by distributors for distributors. MVP will offer access to localized business tools, reliable and ongoing communications, corporate and distributor sponsored events, personal and professional development opportunities, promotional and branded premium items, and more—all designed to facilitate distributor success at any level. MVP will help new distributors start out right and then continue to achieve success all along the way, as they seek to achieve their personal business goals.”
  2. MonaVie RVLution —the biggest promotion in the industry with one million dollars in prizes for participants, easier enrollment, great products and much, much more!  After attending MonaVie 2.0, you and your friends will want to join MonaVie’s weight loss RVLution.
  3. New MonaVie Products – At MonaVie 2.0, you will discover a revolutionary new approach to MonaVie’s product line, and you’ll be among the first to see and experience it. It will be AMAZING, and it will change your business!
  4. New MonaVie Website – A newly designed MonaVie website will be unveiled, incorporating MVP and a fresh new look at MonaVie products. And, of course, all the great content and success stories you’re accustomed to seeing at MonaVie.com.
  5. The Experience – Ask anyone who has attended a MonaVie convention or tour event, and they will most likely smile from ear-to-ear.  That’s because these events are informative, motivating and a great way to truly experience MonaVie. MonaVie 2.0 will be all of this and more, including an array of great speakers and presentations—all designed to help you kick off your New Year right! 

Jeff Cohen summed it up best: “If you think MonaVie’s first act was groundbreaking, come join us in Dallas for what promises to be an historic event.”

So, will YOU be coming to MonaVie 2.0? It’s roll call time…let us know by leaving a comment below!

Oct 31, 2011

Join the RVLution!

In January 2011, MonaVie officially launched RVL, and, a year later, it is the premier weight management program on the market today. Thousands have tried the product, hundreds of thousands of pounds have been lost and, based on the volume of success stories we have received and continue to receive, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. And, the need has never been greater!

Here’s why:

  • Obesity skyrocketing in the U.S. – 1 in 3 adults in the United States is considered obese.In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence rate of 30% or more, and, in 2011, 12 states have eclipsed 30%.
  • Diabetes on the rise – In 1995, only four states had a diabetes rate higher than 6%. Today, 43 states have a diabetes rate over 7%.
  • Childhood obesity – And, it’s not just adults…globally over 42 million children under the age of five are overweight, and chances of these children becoming obese as adults is extremely high.

With so much in the world that we can’t control these days, one thing that we control—even with the looming holiday season — is our weight. MonaVie has made this easier than ever with a simple 1-2-3 system that manages weight in a healthy way.  Featuring a delicious shake mix, crave-worthy snack bar and all-natural, metabolism boosting supplement, this premier weight solution has everything you need to reach your ideal weight. The proof is in the success stories, the dramatic before and after pictures and the healthier lifestyles people are living, as they use and share RVL. To provide even more incentive for people to get healthier in the new year, MonaVie is launching the MonaVie RVLution in January 2012, which promises to be the biggest promotion in the history of our industry! Over the next few weeks, we will provide details on this monumental promotion.  However, one thing I can tell you now is that MonaVie is up to the challenge! We will be giving away $1 million in prizes…that’s right $1 million in prizes to those who join and participate in the coming RVLution!

Plan now to have a healthier, more meaningful life in 2012. Join the RVLution!

Let me know if you’ll be joining us, and leave a comment below!

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Sep 23, 2011

Weekly Round Up: September 23, 2011

It’s been a busy week for us here at MonaVie corporate! Here’s a round up of this week’s activity.

You first heard about it on the September 2011 North America Organizational Call with Jeff Graham, and as promised, MonaVie was featured in USA Today. Not only that, but MonaVie offered free product to new contacts wishing to know more about the MonaVie opportunity.

Well, no one could have predicted the numbers of people who would jump at the chance for free product and an opportunity to learn more about MonaVie, in that our initial supplies sold out in less than 24 hours and with over 20,000 requests received in less than 48 hours, we decided we had no choice than to allow new contacts to pre-register for our next promotion.

In case you’re wondering, MonaVie Essential was the most requested product, followed by Active, (M)mun and Pulse.

If you didn’t get the paper, MonaVie’s marketing team created a download to print and share of the full USA Today insert.

Not to distract you from the phenomenon that has been the USA Today insert, MonaVie announced a major discount to MonaVie RVL product with a dollar-for-PV value on 3-Day Sample Packs and Single Serve Pakcets.

Read all about it here.

Oh, and to finish off the action-packed week, MonaVie unveiled the “1 Billion” Ad, featured in USA Today, which states that “there are nearly 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty, according to the new Census Bureau report.”

The ad comes on the heels of a CBS News report, aired September 22, 2011, on recession and the impact on young adults, who according to the report, are at risk of living in poverty more than others.

MonaVie further states, “Community commerce (or direct selling) is the only business model truly scalable enough to address the issues at hand.”

What do you think? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Read more about the USA Today “1 Billion” ad and the CBS News Report on recession here.

As for the social media specific sphere, are you seeing all the new changes Facebook unveiled this week? Did you notice? Is Google+ gaining on the networking superstar site? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Until next week!

 

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Shante

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