4 Reasons '2F Big Bootie Mix' Are The Ultimate Workout Remixes

Popular Right Now

An Honest Review Of ItWorks! From Someone Who Doesn't Sell The Products

No, I'm not looking for you to "join a team" or begin any challenges.
10745
views

I'm sure you've seen your friends on Facebook transition from friend to salesman. Whether it be for Scentsy, LipSense, or AdvoCare; multi-level marketing companies are on the rise thanks to social media. ItWorks! remains one of the most prominent.

ItWorks! is a health and wellness company using primarily plant-based ingredients without any artificial sweeteners or coloring. Their "number one seller" is the famous body wraps but the company is mostly weight loss supplements and vitamins. The company has a passion for the natural over the synthetic. Co-founder Mark Pentecost states on the site's Our History page that "you want to know that you're putting the very best things in your body."

Since most reviews of these products come from distributors, who are therefore biased, I have reviewed three of their greatest products and one I believe you should avoid.

1. Greens™ Blend Chocolate

As a vegan, I sometimes have to double check that I'm receiving the proper nutrients. ItWorks! Greens have been saving my life lately. It contains 52 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods as well as 34 fruits and veggies. It is meant to alkalize, balance, and detoxify.

This is my favorite product! It gives me energy and even fills in for breakfast sometimes. It honestly makes me feel great. Then again... they always said eating all your fruits and veggies would!

ItWorks! gives you those healthy servings in a delicious chocolate flavor (which is bomb with almond milk). Make sure you use a blender bottle or blender. Like many powdered supplements, it can have that grainy aftertaste.

2. Advanced Formula Fat Fighter™

The idea behind this supplement is that it’s "okay to indulge if you have your Fat Fighters." Basically, if you just must have that sweet treat or piece of bread then you can take this pill within an hour to prevent your body from absorbing the carbs and a portion of the fats. If you're anything like me, you eat what you want when you want, so you'll end up taking these pills on the daily.

The main reason I like the Fat Fighters is that they reduce cravings and I normally have such a sweet tooth!

3. ThermoFIGHT™

This product is meant to increase calorie burning, boost the rate of your metabolism, and boost your energy. Like with Greens, I definitely feel energized when I take this supplement. Not in a jittery or wired way, either.

They say "abs start in the kitchen" but I'll try and cheat the system when I can!

4. Ultimate Body Applicator™ and Defining Gel™

This is the ItWorks! claim to fame... and that ASTOUNDS me.

I used to be so skeptical of this company because of the wraps. I tried them three different times and was not impressed each time. The ultimate body applicator and defining gel are meant to tighten and tone the skin to redefine the appearance of your body’s contour. Sure, you'll receive those results... just at an outrageous price. It's an expensive product that requires a lot of re-purchasing in order to receive any drastic results. Not to mention the most drastic results are just reduction of water weight.

They're really just an overpriced skin firming lotion. I suggest finding a nice cream from Target and sitting in the sauna instead.

If your facebook-friend-turned-salesman pushes for you to buy the wraps, just remember that I warned you.

I would like to give an honorary mention to KetoCoffee (probably their second most popular item). Because it is not vegan, I have not given it a try. I have heard amazing things from multiple women, though. Most keto coffee recipes give people the shakes and amp them up too hard. I've heard that ItWorks! has perfected the recipe.

I have used the first three products for a little over three months now. Sometimes I am inconsistent and miss servings. However, I match these products with a vegan diet (mostly whole foods based) and 3-4 days of exercise. I do not have drastic results but I have lost a little over ten pounds and feel great each day. I plan to remain a customer with this company (I have Greens on Autoship!).

I feel so blessed to be a Loyal Customer with ItWorks! because I receive up to 40% off and free shipping after three months. Without this discount, I probably never would have given this company a second thought. I highly recommend going that route because, well...

Cover Image Credit: Savanah Garcia | Instagram

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

I Don't Care How Popular Spin Classes Are, I'm Never Taking One

I would rather get on a physical bike than compete against others on a stationary one.

206
views

One of the funniest scenes in Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" was when she fell off her bike in Spin Class and hit her head. Granted, I cringed during that entire scene, but I kept thinking, "God, I would never want to take a class like that." Maybe because knowing myself I would be the one to fall off a stationary bike.

Frankly, I think the trend of spinning is overrated. You are sitting in a dark room with god awful pop music blaring and competing against other women. None of those elements seems appealing to me. One of the greatest things about biking is the ability to be outside. If you are like me who hates to run but wants to be outside, then shouldn't a bike be a great alternative to working out? How is peddling in a dark, cold gym beneficial to your health? Not to mention you are sitting down for the workout. Doctors are now saying "Sitting is the new smoking" so tell me how peddling on a stationary bike is at all healthy?

Another bone to pick with these spin classes are the promo shots. No one looks that good after "cycling" for 45 minutes. After I finish an hour of cardio my hair is flying in different directions, my face is red, and I am dripping with sweat. The last thing I want is an instructor acting cheery and perky while looking like she stepped out of a soul cycle add. Nobody can look that good after working out.

I do not think my dread for this fitness trend stems from the fact it's the group exercise. I think it is that everyone is expected to stand up and peddle at the same speed. I have no problems with other group exercises. I love yoga and pilates and thrive in an environment that stresses the importance of honoring your body. Working out is supposed to be part physical and part meditative, but there is nothing reflective or meditative about competing against other members in a class. The worst part, the trainers and coaches are practically screaming at you to hype up your energy. Frankly, spinning seems to be more dangerous than beneficial.

I understand that spinning is a great cardiovascular workout, and for some people, it might be the perfect work out. Nonetheless, I highly doubt you are truly competing against yourself, instead vying to be the best in the class and competing against the other attendees. However, I know that it is not the right workout for me. I would overdevelop my legs and look like a football player, something I am not interested in. Whether or not you like spinning, make sure to find an instructor who knows what they are doing.

Related Content

Facebook Comments