If you are unable to view this newsletter go to: http://www.steviva.com/archive/index021508.htm
All Natural - Low Carb - No Calories - We Are Better Not Bitter      

Wholesale Orders
Resource Center
Newsletter Archives
Stevia Recipes
Stevia Store
Stevia FAQ 
About Us 

Wholesale Orders
Stevia Extract Powder
Steviva Blend
Organic Stevia Leaves
Organic FairTrade Tea
Wholesale Bulk Tea
Yerba Mate Green Tea
Organic Cloud Mist Tea
Organic Rooibos Tea
Organic Black Tea

Mind, Body and Spirit is a weekly email publication which covers topics pertaining to a sharp and focused mind, motivation, healthy body and spiritual growth. It's free and you can cancel anytime.

   INDEX - Low Glycemic  
INDEX is a weekly email publication which covers topics pertaining to low glycemic diet, lifestyle, low glycemic cooking, recipes, weight loss and more. It's free and you can cancel anytime.

The Skinny on Smaller Portions
10 tips on getting rid of the unwanted gift of holiday weight gain I am here to tell you that most of weight loss gimmicks will only result in you losing weight in your wallet

February 15, 2008

Weight Loss is a Metabolic Thing
five ways to increase your slow metabolism

If you bump up your metabolism, you can burn more calories. So how do you do it? Here are some important tips for revving up your metabolism.

1. Build more muscle
No doubt about it, muscle burns fat. In order to get those fuel-burning muscles, you can’t just sit on the couch. Get out there and strength train! We recommend a total body workout with weights three times per week at 30 to 45 minutes per session.

Adding muscle will increase your metabolism, which is measured by your resting metabolic rate (RMR). In addition to building muscle, strength training actually increases your metabolism for 24 hours after your strength-training session.

2. Be more active
Don’t stop at strength training. You’ll need a cardio workout of 30 to 40 minutes at your target heart rate four to five days per week. Trainers suggest that the time be closer to 40 minutes. Check with a trainer so you know what target heart rate to shoot for.

But it’s not just cardio at the gym. Increase your activity. Any physical activity will make a difference and pep up your metabolism. For example:

  • Take the stairs
  • Park your car in a remote area of the parking lot
  • Walk around your office building during breaks
  • If possible, cycle or walk to work occasionally
  • Play catch or fly a kite
  • Take dance lessons

3. Don't fast or skip meals
Make sure to jumpstart your metabolism in the morning by eating breakfast. Eat small meals throughout the day. You have to eat in order to lose weight. Four to six meals is a good way to keep your metabolism humming, as long as you maintain a calorie deficit.

Starving yourself throws the body into survival mode. This encourages the storage of energy in the form of fat – and you lose muscle mass, too. Not good.

While you can initially lose a few pounds by skipping meals, in the long term it’s bad for your metabolism: When you stop dieting, your body loses its calorie-burning ability.

4. Drink more water
H2O can also help your metabolism. Researchers in Germany report that water consumption increases the rate at which people burn calories. The impact is modest, but researchers say their study could have important implications for weight-control programs. Shoot for 96 ounces per day. Try to drink a little water every 15 to 20 minutes. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. 

5. Get a good night's sleep
Skimping on sleep can upset your metabolism. In a study at the University of Chicago, people who got four hours of sleep or less a night had difficulty processing carbohydrates. When the body is exhausted, it lacks the energy to do normal day-to-day functions, which include burning calories.

So... get moving and get skinny.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.


Low Glycemic Sugar Free Coconut Chocolate Fudge
Serves: 8
Carbs Per Serving: 3g
Prep Time:<10 minutes

2 cups Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
3 tbs sugar free cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups unsweetened coconut

Mix Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, cocoa, butter, cream & water in sauce pan.
Stirring constantly bring to rolling boil for 1 min.
Remove from heat. add peanut butter & vanilla until melted.
Stir in enough coconut until most of chocolate mixture is absorbed. Spread into PAM sprayed pan.
Chill 2-3 hours.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 2,837
Calories Per Serving: 236.41
Total Fat: 143.1g
Saturated Fat: 41.6g
Cholesterol: 763mg
Sodium: 219mg
Total Carbohydrates: 343g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 28.56g
Dietary Fiber: 62.5
Sugars: 61g
Protein: 82g

Try All Natural Steviva Brand Stevia Blend and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder!


SAVE OVER $7.00 with the Super Duper Let’s Get Acquainted Special #1. To get you familiar with our products we offer 1 - 8 ounce by volume bottle of (1.3 ounces by weight) Steviva Brand 95% Stevia Powder and 1 lb Bag of Steviva Brand Stevia Blend for cooking and baking. A $36.75 Value for only $27.90! PLUS WE WILL SHIP IT TO YOU FOR FREE! Click Here To Order!

SAVE OVER $6.00 with the Super Duper Let’s Get Acquainted Special #2. To get you familiar with our products we offer 2 - 8 ounce by volume bottle of (1.3 ounces by weight) Steviva Brand 95% Stevia Powder. A $31.75 Value for only $25.00! PLUS WE WILL SHIP IT TO YOU FOR FREE! Click Here To Order!

SPECIAL ON 2 STEVIVA BLEND 5lb BULK BAGS - It's granulated like sugar and dissolves quickly and has the same sweetness as sugar, so it is very easy to measure and great to cook or bake with! A $109.98 Value plus $18.20 shipping for only $99.00! PLUS WE WILL SHIP IT TO YOU FOR FREE (Domestic only - no overseas orders) Click Here For Immediate Free Priority Mail Shipping!


Two Complete Programs Atkins and South Beach - Our Gift To You!

Overcoming the boredom and lack of variety is perhaps the biggest obstacle you will face in a diet. Well, that is about to change. With this Complete Atkins and South Beach Diet Program, your variety will be vastly improved. You can set up your meals weeks in advance, or you can plan around whatever your local grocery chain happens to have on sale that week, saving you thousands each year on your grocery bill.

Free with any Steviva Brands purchase, you will receive, The Atkins Diet Plan, The Atkins CARB COUNTER and Over 1000+ great recipes. Plus the 4 week South Beach E-Plan, Over 1000+ South Beach Recipes, Glycemic Counter, to keep track of your sugar intake, Substitution Food List & South Beach Shopping List, Helpful Tips and Hints to the South Beach Diet. All Free with any Steviva.com purchase!

All of our products carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not 100% happy with any of our products, send them back for a full refund.

These plans will ALLOW you to eat almost everything you enjoy and will re-introduce you to foods you used to think were not allowed.

The greatest part of this offer is that it will cost you nothing. It is our gift to you for your purchase of any Steviva Brand Product!

For More Low Carb and Sugar Free Recipes Go To Steviva Recipes!

      Stevia Knowledge Base  |Stevia Links | Recipes | Shop | FAQ  |  About Us  |  Contact  | Jobs |  Privacy

Copyright 2007 Steviva, Inc. All Rights Reserved - Powered By Sequinet.com Internet Technologies