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Thrive DFT – Which One is Right for You?

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Thrive DFT – Which One is Right for You?

What are those colorful squares Thrivers are wearing? If you’re new to Le-Vel, you’ve almost assuredly heard the buzz about Thrive Premium Lifestyle Derma Fusion Technology, or Thrive DFT, as it’s more commonly called.

What is Thrive DFT, anyway?

It infuses the derma (or skin) with Le-Vel’s unique, premium-grade Thrive Lifestyle Formula. Thrive Premium Lifestyle Formula contains key vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, amino acids, enzymes and plant extracts. Millions of Brand Promoters and customers report incredible results from DFT including increased energy and circulation, appetite and weight management, nutritional support and mental acuity. Best of all, DFT includes a delivery system designed for increased bioavailability. In other words, your body absorbs more of DFT’s premium ingredients, and you enjoy the benefits over an extended period of time.

When Le-Vel created DFT, it was the first product of its kind – making it a particularly exciting evolution in the nutritional supplement industry. Taken in conjunction with THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules and THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Shake from Le-Vel, DFT can help people of all ages experience greater vitality and well-being. When consumed in the morning as recommended, these three easy steps deliver all-day, time-released benefits.

Which Thrive DFT should I use?

If you’re new to Thrive DFT, you might be wondering which one to use. Le-Vel offers a few different varieties designed to address specific needs. Here’s a brief rundown of each one:

Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT: The original DFT first launched in 2013, Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT delivers ultra-premium results, including weight management and nutritional support, for users of all ages and lifestyles.

 

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The next three DFT products are part of Le-Vel’s Thrive Plus line:

DFT Ultra: The “bigger, badder” version of DFT, DFT Ultra offers an 82 percent larger fusion surface for even greater results. So if you’re wanting to dial your DFT results up a notch, DFT Ultra is a great choice.

 

Black Label: Considered the next evolution of Derma Fusion Technology, Black Label is based on an entirely different formula than the standard DFT and DFT Ultra. Its objective is to deliver superior results in terms of general health, wellness, fitness, weight management, mental acuity, nutritional support and mood support. Like DFT Ultra, Black Label takes your DFT results to the next level, but with broad-based benefits.

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DFT Duo: If you’re wanting to achieve a weight-loss or weight management goal, this is your DFT. The first Le-Vel product designed specifically for weight management, DFT Duo offers a dual-action, left/right adhesive application, resulting in a larger fusion footprint that provides a balanced release. DFT Duo also includes an enhanced weight management formula concentration intended to deliver greater absorption. This groundbreaking product supports lipid metabolism and supplies all-day weight management and appetite support.

Which DFT should you choose? It’s important to set your health and wellness goals first. Starting with Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT allows you to get acquainted with one of the core products in Le-Vel’s Thrive 8-Week Experience. Commit to those eight weeks, and determine the kind of benefits Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT bring you, as those results vary according to the individual. Be sure you’re sticking to those three simple steps each morning, as recommended. After your 8-Week Experience, if you’re ready to elevate your results or concentrate on weight management, try one of the other DFT products. Regardless of which DFT you choose, we’re confident that it won’t be long before you truly understand what it means to Thrive – and you won’t ever want to be without this product!

New Review of Thrive by Le-Vel – Should you try the Thrive Experience?

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Thrive by Le-Vel is growing in popularity.  You’ve probably heard of it from Facebook, seen a video about Le-Vel, talked to a friend or read an article about Le-Vel Thrive in the news, but what do regular people say about the Thrive Experience?  Are there complaints you should be concerned about? Should you give it a try?  To help you decide, here is some basic information on the experience plus the latest reviews of Thrive by Le-Vel.  Reviews are only from verified customers who have tried the Thrive Experience.

What is the Thrive Experience?

The Thrive Experience from Le-Vel is a simple 3-step process designed to provide premium nutrition and keep you thriving through the day.  The 3 steps are: 1. Thrive Premium Lifestyle Capsules, 2. Thrive Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix and 3. Thrive Premium Lifestyle Derma Fusion Technology (DFT.)  The Thrive 8-Week Experience was created for consumers to commit to those three simple steps for eight weeks so they can feel the difference Thrive makes in their daily routine.

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“One thing I love about Le-Vel Thrive is the simplicity. Three easy steps (capsules, Lifestyle Mix, DFT) in the morning before I walk out the door and I don’t have to worry about anything else the rest of the day. I still eat the way I did before starting my Thrive experience. I’m an athlete, and running is a major part of my life. I’m training right now for a full marathon and a half marathon in January that will be run the same weekend. I have more energy and zest for life than I’ve had in a very long time. For me personally, this was all about the energy and clarity I was going to get from this product. I already live a very healthy lifestyle but wasn’t getting the energy my body needed from exercising and eating the right foods. Now I’m not only healthy, but I also have super energy, and I love this feeling! I hate working 16-hour shifts, but now when I have to, I thrive through it and still make it home without dozing off at the wheel!” ★★★★★

— Trisha Crotser

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“I’ve always been on a quest to achieve optimal health, but as we all know it’s not easy. I was fortunate to come across a woman named Kathy, who is now a friend of mine, about 11 months ago. She challenged me to take the Le-Vel Thrive 8-Week Experience, and she was certain that it would change my life. I was obviously hesitant at first, but she was right! I can’t thank her enough for introducing me to the wonders of this Thrive Experience! This may sound odd, but I sometimes feel guilty for feeling this good, and I’m only just getting started! I hope my experience will inspire others to reach for their dreams, achieve true happiness and discover their full potential!” ★★★★

— Antone Allen

 

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“When Thrive by Le-Vel gave me my life back physically, it made me more present for my children. What this business has done for me financially, you can’t put a price tag on. It’s created OPTIONS. I am present, available, and I’m a FULL-TIME parent and entrepreneur. I left my job as an RN to work my Le-vel Thrive business. I don’t ever have to miss a thing, and my kids know it! Their activities go on the calendar FIRST, and this business is worked around it. I have made memories in the past three years to last a lifetime and have shown my children a completely different way of life! Our team of Thrivers are more than business partners. They are our family.” ★★★★★

— April Jernigan Cahoon

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“I am a combat veteran with 17 years of active federal service with four combat deployments as a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier. I have also served as a Modern Army Combatives Program Instructor. I can tell you with certainty that the Thrive experience my family and I have had with Le-Vel for the past three years is phenomenal, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’ve been actively promoting Thrive now for a couple months, and I’ve noticed a few things while promoting, as well. As soon as I realized that my regular job in the Army is not an obstacle that is keeping me from promoting, but rather an opportunity to help more people find the Thrive experience, I became so much more successful and have even hit my 12K Auto Bonus. My wife and I are both Le-Vel Auto Bonus earners, and are loving our newfound passion: spreading Thrive premium nutrition to everyone we meet, in order to create a healthier and more productive atmosphere for generations to come.” ★★★★

— Michael O’Brien

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Finding Joy in Learning to Say “No” this Holiday Season

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Finding Joy in Learning to Say “No” this Holiday Season

This is the time of year when there are so many things to do that you run yourself into the ground with over-commitment. Between work parties, school parties and various social events, plus holiday shopping, family expectations, travel plans, holiday decorating, baking, cooking … well, you get the picture. It seems like every weekend between now and the holidays is maxed out with activities. And, if you have trouble saying no, you may be volunteering for at least half of them and looking towards the holidays as a time of stress, not joy.

Why don’t you give yourself a gift this year? It’s a single word, and one seldom uttered in the English language: No. It takes practice to get used to saying it without apology. But, once you do, you’ll feel a huge weight lifted off your shoulders and find joy in the feeling that you don’t HAVE to do it all.

People usually fear that saying no means that they won’t be liked anymore, or that they won’t be needed. But we over-commit, we can wear ourselves out by running around or even worse, become resentful. The key is not turning everything down, but rather, to find balance and giving yourself some free time so you don’t feel stressed.

Here are a few pointers for learning when to say no, how to say it politely, avoid over-commitment and finding joy during the holiday season and well into the New Year:

Avoid explanation. People feel they need to explain their nos. That leaves them wide open to that unfortunate phenomenon: backpedaling to a yes. When you provide an explanation, it’s easy for people to poke holes in it. Let’s say you’ve resolved to limit your volunteer commitments this season. Then, you’re asked to coordinate a bake sale. You explain your position (“I’m really busy and trying not to over-schedule myself”). Then, the pressure begins: “This won’t take much time at all – just a few hours during the week and one afternoon in December.”

Try this response, instead: “I’m not able to help this year, but thanks.” Or, “Thank you, but I’m not able to squeeze it in this year.” No further details and no apologies. The abruptness of this approach may seem jarring at first. But it’s a polite way to say no and then shut the conversation down.  Leaving it open ended by specifying “this year” means that you aren’t saying that it isn’t worth your time, but you still shut it down by being firm.

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Re-prioritize the parties. Accepting every single party invitation will likely leave you exhausted, stressed and maybe even broke. Select your top two or three. Decline the rest with a simple “Thank you so much for thinking of me, but I already have a commitment that evening.” And, by the way, that commitment could be to sit at home and watch a movie in front of the fireplace!

Make an appearance, then leave. Most people feel that attending their work holiday party is mandatory for their career.  Consider going to the party but not staying the entire time.  Your co-workers will remember that they saw you, but they probably won’t remember when you left.  This approach will also help keep you out of any situations that could cross the line into unprofessional – nobody wants to be the topic of gossip because they had too much eggnog at the office party!  Paying your respects to the people you need to see and then quietly exiting means you don’t have to say no, but you don’t have to commit an entire evening to the party either.

Let the voicemail pick it up. When the phone rings, you might feel put on the spot. But you don’t have to be tied to your phone 24/7. If it’s important, the caller will leave a message, and if it’s an invitation or request, you’ll have time to mull it over before responding.

Establish your own traditions. Let go of others’ expectations for how the holidays “should” be. The made-for-TV version of the holidays might be more stress than you want or need. It’s OK to institute a no-gifts policy with family members, order takeout, skip purchase store-bought cookies for the office or do your holiday shopping online from the comfort of your sofa.  Some of the best holiday memories come from just being together with the people you care about, so keep the focus on what’s really important.

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Consider negotiation. The holidays can be a huge strain on finances – but guess what?  Everyone is in the same boat.  If a friend suggests doing a big gift exchange or going to an expensive dinner, propose an alternative (like a potluck dinner and used book swap) that will be just as much fun and easier on your wallet – your other friends will thank you for it too!

Don’t tell them you’ll get back to them. Avoiding a decision only puts you under more stress, and you may cave in to a yes later. Saying no at the first ask takes the weight off your shoulders and establishes a good precedent.

Happy holidays to you – may your boundaries be firm and your days under-scheduled and overjoyed!

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What Are Antioxidants, Why Care About Them?

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What Are Antioxidants, Why Care About Them?

We’re always hearing about antioxidants these days, usually in reference to the nutrient-rich “superfoods” that contain them. They’re not just another passing fad; there’s legitimate science at work here.

To understand antioxidants, you have to start with free radicals, something we all have and would be better off without. Free radicals are unstable molecules – usually oxygen molecules — with unpaired electrons. They don’t want to remain unpaired, though, so they wander around the body in search of electrons to “steal” from other molecules. When they take electrons from other molecules, those molecules in turn often become damaged themselves and transform into harmful free radicals. It’s a bit of a vicious cycle.

You’ll find plenty of antioxidant-rich sources in many of the foods you may already eat, but you still may have nutritional gaps that need to be filled.

It’s tough to stay on track with your nutritional goals if you’ve got a busy lifestyle. A good supplement can help you fill in the gaps. The THRIVE 8-Week Experience is formulated with high quality antioxidants, along with plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, probiotics and much more — to provide the nutritional support you need to live life on all cylinders and fight free radicals. In addition, THRIVE Activate, in all three delicious flavors, was designed to, among other benefits, provide your body with support against free radicals.

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Vitamins C and E are both antioxidants, as are the minerals selenium and manganese. You can also find plant compounds, like beta carotene and lycopene, that act like antioxidants. Good food sources of antioxidants, which have been dubbed “superfoods,” include wild blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, dark chocolate, kidney beans, pecans, artichokes, strawberries, raspberries, black beans, Red Delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, russet potatoes, black plums and Gala apples. Several herbs also are high in antioxidants: cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, cilantro, basil, oregano, cocoa and ginger among them.

When free radical production gets out of control, our health suffers. The term oxidative stress describes the state at which the body’s defenses can no longer keep up with the production of free radicals.

What drives up production of free radicals? Several triggers, including:

  • Carcinogens like cigarette smoke, air pollution, water pollution, pesticides, herbicides and asbestos
  • Alcohol
  • Deep-fried food; smoked and barbecued food
  • Fatty foods including meat and cheese
  • Excessive stress
  • Radiation and sunlight
  • Some medications, as they break down in the body

So where do antioxidants enter the picture? They help protect the body from the damage these free radicals cause.

Many of us just don’t get enough antioxidants in our regular diet, and that’s where supplements come in.  With THRIVE and a healthy antioxidant-rich diet, you can get more of the fuel your body needs to fight free radicals.

 

 

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Conquering Belly Bloat

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Conquering Belly Bloat

We’ve all been there, struggling to zip that zipper or button that button with that full, uncomfortable feeling that a bloated belly can get.  Unfortunately, with what most of us eat on a regular basis and our behaviors, belly bloat is a common, yet annoying and uncomfortable condition. What causes it and how can you get rid of it?

A number of factors can contribute to it, most of which are avoidable:

Salt and fat. Consuming too much sodium can lead to water retention, while too much fat can delay the stomach from emptying. The result: You’ll feel uncomfortably full … and bloated.

Carbonated drinks. Those fizzy drinks, including carbonated water and sodas, cause gas to become trapped in your stomach, leading to belching and bloating.

Eating too fast. A good rule of thumb is to spend 30 minutes per meal. Rushing your meals makes you take in more air. If you’re inhaling your breakfast in the car in five minutes, your waistband may be tight later.

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You’re not drinking enough water. Water is probably the last thing you want when you’re already feeling uncomfortably full. But it’s exactly what you need to keep things moving in there. If you don’t drink enough, your body hangs on to what it has, leading to water retention and bloating.

Lactose intolerance. Dairy products can cause stomach issues in those who have trouble digesting lactose, or milk sugar.

Chronic stress. Anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which causes increased air intake. Over the long term, stress also negatively impacts your hormone balance as well as your digestion. The brain is an amazing organ – in times of stress, the “fight-or-flight” response kicks into high gear, and the brain “re-prioritizes” functions. Digestion moves to the back of the line, and as it slows down, bloating occurs.

So what can you do to put a stop to this irritating condition? Here are a few tips:

Eat smaller, more frequent meals instead of three large ones. Your digestive tract will thank you.

Regain your Balance. Thrive Plus Balance is specifically formulated to supply digestive, immune and intestinal function support, improve nutrient absorption, and help you achieve your weight management goals. This powerhouse product also helps reduce toxins and pollutants in your system and increase your body’s naturally generated energy. Use it in conjunction with the Thrive 8-Week Experience for best results.

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Visit the doctor. If bloating seems to occur after you consume milk or carbohydrates, you might consider a trip to the doctor to ensure that lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance/celiac disease isn’t the root of your problems.

Exercise daily. Whether it’s a quick stroll or a full-on exercise class, regular activity keeps you, well, regular.

Belly bloat can make your days very uncomfortable, but they don’t have to be!  Use these tips to reduce bloating and you may start to see and feel the difference.

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