Is This Weight Loss Product and Program a Deal or a Dud?
RightSize Smoothie is supposed to be a total weight loss program that uses meal replacement drinks as the base for weight loss. The plan also offers the RightSize® Multivitamin with Appemine®, which they state is
a “appetite controlling vitamin”, and AppAssure®, which is suppose to control and manage the metabolism of the subject.
The premise of the plan is for the user to take replace one or two meals everyday with the shakes, followed by eight ounces of water. Mix the powdered shakes with skim milk. The Skinni Vanilli that was the test subject contained 100 calories before adding the milk, 3 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein. The remaining meals are to be nutritious, low-calories, balanced meals. Take two of the multivitamins once per day. Take the AppAssure® twice a day. Take the first mid-morning followed by eight ounces of water, and the second mid-afternoon also followed by eight ounces of water.
What is In This Stuff?
According to the label, this smoothie mix is supposed to be full of vitamins and nutrients. It contains Vitamins A, B6, C, D, E, B12, Iron, Thiamin, Biotin, Iodine, Selenium, Chromium, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Manganese. As for the other things that are in it: corn syrup solids and fructose. For this reason, diabetics should not use it, because that those are just sugar. It has a ton of caffeine, guarana seed extract, green tea leaf extract, cinnamon twig extract, cayenne pepper fruit, and white willow bark extract in it.
What is Appemine?
According to Rightsizeonline, “Appemine® is a biogenic amine extracted from green tea, cinnamon twig, and galangal that works by affecting ONLY hunger adrenal receptors in the body.” This is supposed to be the ingredient that aids in the suppression of the appetite.
Natalie Wood Reportedly Found Her Husband “R.J.” With Another Man the Night She DiedJodie Foster’s public admission of her love for another woman marked a watershed in the life of the two-time Oscar-winning actress, if not in the popular culture at large. Many gay and bisexual celebrities remain deep in “The Closet” to avoid prejudice, which they feel may hurt their
careers. A perusal of the Internet reveals an abundance of gay-themed Hollywood and celebrity gossip sites with the “theme” of outing closeted celebrities. Here are some of the rumors, which not surprisingly are, circular, implicating the same people less than by actual “guilt” than by association:Paul Newman and Gore Vidal shared the Three-Faced Eve, Joanne Woodward, in the late 1950s, living as a happy threesome for a while. Paul and Gore remained close throughout the ’60s, until Gore’s live-in “husband” got him to vamoose for Italy and away from the sultry arms of the box-office star.Paul took Robert Wagner as a lover sometime in the early 1960s, after Wagner was dumped by his wife Natalie Wood. In turn, Newman dumped “Babs” (Wagner’s nickname given to him by the denizens of the New York transvestite demimonde he loved to flock with) in the late ’60s, after New Blue Eyes became the top box office star in America (1968-70, ranking #1 twice). His disdain for Babs’ TV career bled over into Newman’s relations with rival (on the queen scene) James Garner. The two eyed each other warily, but nothing came of that. They later co-starred in one of Newman’s last films, Twilight, when neither had anything more to prove.Chuck Connors and Ernest Borgnine ran in different circles; they were not A-list. Babs Wagner dropped off the A-list into the B-list dominated by TV personalities and tired old queens sometime in the late ’60s (it would have been sooner but for Newman’s “patronage”). James Garner “straddled” both lists. Out-and-out queens like Rock Hudson were a universe unto themselves, socializing with the Nancy Reagans and other noveau riche.
This Story May Make You Think Twice Before You Do Your Next Public Speaking AppearanceRecently, I attended a keynote presentation by a major radio executive in Toronto. Which, may sound interesting enough but, what happened at this event may make you think twice about how fine tuned your public speaking skills really are! It all started innocently enough when a representative from the hosting organization got up to introduce the keynote speaker. What happened next can only be described as a complete public speaking meltdown and a humiliating nightmare. After taking the stage and nervously placing herself behind the podium, she immediately launched into a twenty minute litany about herself, her quirky mother, nine rooms in her house, her alcoholic father, her trip to Boston, her move to New York etc. And, as she rested her elbows on the podium she held tightly to her face two goose-neck microphones. (I know you can picture this in your head!) And, while this looked obviously inappropriate she also never got around to mentioning anything about the keynote speaker. With growing frustration, chairs around the room started to shift, people started to moan, and people began to give hand signals to hurry up and get off the stage. Yet, despite all the warning signs, she just kept going. Then, it happened. She got heckled by the audience! “Get off the stage for crying out loud, let the speaker speak!” said one. “That’s enough!” said the other. And, this was not just any audience! This was a prominent well-to-do money making business audience. Not only did she never even get to the point but, but she failed completely in her duty to introduce and honour the keynote speaker. After realizing her professional blunder (due to the loud heckling from the audience) she politely said “well it looks like I’ve run out of time”. Though she tried to regain her composure, she sheepishly began reading the guest speaker’s credentials off a page in a monotone voice like she was reading names from a phonebook.
A little known berry from the jungles of the Amazon
may be the cure-all for many ailments. The amazon
jungles stretch over more than 1 billion acres and includes a wealth of plants and fruits that may
have medical benefits. The acai berry comes from the Amazon region, native only to Central and South America. Over the last two decades, this small purple berry has caused a sensation in the scientific and medical worlds. Learn about some of the medicinal and culinary uses of this little known miracle berry called the acai.
The acai berry grows on tall palms located in the rain forest. The bunches of dark purple fruits dangle like grapes on a vine until they are ready to be harvested. Each year, the acai berry is harvested only two times. Because the fruit begins to break down immediately upon harvesting it is nearly impossible to store and ship. Regions local to the Amazon may receive over night shipments when the fruit is picked but places like the United States and Canada never get a chance at the fresh fruits. Luckily the fruits are widely used in sports bars, nutritional supplements, desserts, beverages, and in other various forms.
Although the acai berry looks similar to a grape, it is generally much larger. The acai berry is about 1 inch around and most of the fruit is actually seed. Very little fruit is extracted from each berry because it has such a large seed. The taste of the acai is very unique and it is nothing like a grape, but more like a berry. The acai has a very identifiable rich taste, kind of like a mix of dark berries. In the native countries the berries may be served as a drink or as a custard/pudding like dish. Unfortunately, the acai palm has not been successfully introduced to the rest of the world as it prefers a specific climate.
According to Walt Disney World News.com “American Idol will be coming to Wald Disney Parks and Resort. According to the site it is going sometime later this
year. The exact date has not been announced as of yet. The exact location of the show will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, formerly known as MGM studios. The best part is that you the guest can be part of the show. Each day guests will be allowed to audition for the show, and even perform live on the stage and compete. They are still working out the exact judging process and how the final judges will be. Of course it would not be an American Idol experience if they do not have the actual audience participation. You will have to audition in front of a producer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios than you will go through a preparation process and even be allowed to work with a vocal coach. The person who wins the Grand Finale will have a reserved spot for the regional auditions of the real American idol show. Basically that means that you will not have to wait in line. So in order to be among the first to experience this you should sign up for the Walt Disney World news letter. This way you will be kept up to date eon all the latest events and you will even be notified as to when this new ride will be opening. Once they are open you just have to get admission to the park and register to compete and enjoy the fun. Your best option to avoid the long line that is sure to be there every day at the attraction is to stay at one of the Disney World Resorts. This way you will be close enough to arrive exactly when the park opens. Many are wondering if this will suddenly make the park twice as crowded as ever before. Of course when it first opens you can count on it to be very crowded.