Day, Meltdown Style!
minues two days and counting. It's Valentine's Day and amour
is in the air, everywhere. This zine is devoted to help you enjoy
the well-deserved sybaritic pleasures of Valentine's Day without
destroying your goal of shedding those excess holiday pounds
to get ready for bathing suit season. With El Nino upon us, that
day of reckoning will be here even sooner.
For the curious, Valentine, a single priest, was a champion of
love and marriage. In the third century A.D. the Roman emperor
had him beheaded for conducting marriage ceremonies which the government
had outlawed. Valentine lost his head on February 14.
Centuries later, the Romans began a cruel ritual in their conquered
territories. The soldiers put the names of the area's adolescent
girls in a box every February 14. Each Roman soldier drew a name.
The young woman selected had no choice but to service the gentleman
until the next year's drawing (unless her father and brothers managed
to overthrow the conquerors.) These "tickets" were called Valentines.
Thankfully, the tenor of Valentine's Day has changed. Today, Valentine's
Day rituals center around food. Heart shaped boxes of chocolates
will disappear from retailers shelves in honor of the big day.
Try to get a restaurant reservation at this late date! It's virtually
impossible to diet on Valentine's Day.
So, Meltdown rule #1 is: Don't. Splurge! Cheating is integral to
the Meltdown weight loss plan. Our research has shown that if you
cheat every fourth day you will not derail your weight loss success.
In fact, I encourage cheating because it makes toeing the line
the other three days sooooo much easier. Savoring a contraband
substance on Valentine's Day should encourage you to eat lots of
fresh fruits and vegetables along with your lean protein on Sunday.
So, just do it!
However, Meltdown defines cheating as crossing the line in moderation.
It doesn't mean inhaling the whole cake. If you are going to share
a bottle of wine with your beloved over dinner, you'll have to
pass on dessert. If you've been drooling over that chocolate mousse
torte you saw on the dessert cart, order a piece of fresh fish
sans sauce as your entree.
After dinner, the menu usually calls for love. Unfortunately for
many women, the sex drive just isn't there. That's especially true
for perimenopausal women, those females ages 35 to 52. Once a woman
celebrates his 35th birthday, her body slowly begins to get ready
for the cessation of menstruation. The cumulative effects become
ever more noticeable as the female reaches her late 40's.
Hormone levels taper off, for one. This includes the hormone testosterone,
which controls libido levels in both men and women. (Men make testosterone
in their testes; women manufacture it in their adrenal glands.)
That's why women are a lot more interested in sex at 29 than 49.
Fortunately, this is a very easy problem to fix. Just train your
body to make more! Meltdown offers two nutritional supplements
which address the testosterone problem.
The first product is Perform. Perform is a mixture of wild oats
(avena sativa), nettles (a member of the artichoke family) and
saw palmetto, a swamp plant. These natural substances encourage
the adrenal glands in females and the testes in men to produce
more testosterone. More testosterone = more sex drive.
This product is a nutriceutical spray. You simply spray two spritzes
on your tongue and take a deep breath. The capillaries in your
cheek absorb the spray, which is directed to the pumping side of
your heart. It will be coursing through your bloodstream in 60
The second product is called Adreno NSF and its goal is to stimulate
your adrenal glands. If your sex drive is flagging, you can bet
your adrenal function is low. Guess what else that means? Your
metabolism is slow, too. Adreno NSF will help you "get hotter," metabolically
So now you have the tools to have a divine Valentine's Day. Now
if I could only get a date !