The ZEN Project 8 Movement
By Mark Macdonald, ZEN Brand Ambassador & New York Times Best Selling Author
I often get asked, “What is ZEN Project 8®?” Some people think it’s a program, some a product line, some a community. It’s actually all of the above, and much more.
ZEN Project 8 is an international health movement.
Each year, our society’s health continues to deteriorate. Because of that deterioration, the marketplace is continually saturated with quick-fix diets, miracle supplements and unrealistic exercise programs.
Every new health promise is marketed as the answer to achieving your weight loss and overall health goals. But a few months later, after the initial motivation and excitement fades, you’re left searching for the next answer to finally getting your health on track.
ZEN Project 8 was created as the true solution for your health.
Making your health a real part of your world and a way of life takes education, cutting-edge products and a powerhouse community to get you back on plan when you fall off, because we ALL eventually fall off!
This is exactly why there are three parts to your ZEN Project 8 experience:
- Your Plan
- Your Products
- Your Community
Easy and quick are the two most popular words when it comes to health programs. It’s easy to get quick results with a diet. The challenge is that it’s just as easy and quick to gain back every pound, plus some. Check out this blog on the science behind why diets fail.
For some reason, we think getting healthy is different than anything else we want to succeed at in life. Being a 44-year-old husband, dad, health expert and entrepreneur, what I’ve learned as fact is there’s nothing quick and easy about becoming great at something.
To win at your health, you must become great at your health.
Your ZEN Project 8 plan will give you the tools to become great at your health by educating you on two main things:
- First, you’ll shift your mindset from dieting to eating PFC Every 3. Instead of using unnecessary food restriction and calorie deprivation to lose weight and burn fat, you’ll be eating a balance of your favorite proteins, fats and carbs every three hours to help stabilize your hormones and ignite your metabolism. This way, whatever your goal — to lose weight, burn fat, increase energy, lower stress, build muscle, etc. — your ZP8 eating plan will work for you.
ZEN Project 8 is much more than a weight loss program. It’s a program that helps create balance in your body, so whatever your health goal, you can achieve it.
Check out this blog to see how simple it is to eat PFC Every 3.
- Second, you’ll replace the two common dieting words, “quick and easy,” with these four words: “Fast, simple, realistic and lifestyle.”
I’m not naïve. Of course it sounds good on paper to make your health a way of life. But when the scale is at an all-time high, or your clothes are way too tight, or you just don’t feel good, there’s a strong sense of urgency for fast results.
We purposely designed ZEN Project 8 as an 8-week experience that will deliver the fast results you want, while also keeping it simple and leading you into a realistic way of life, so your program becomes a lifestyle for you and your family.
This is accomplished by focusing on three phases:
Week 1 — Detox Phase: You’ll be giving your body a much-needed oil change by cutting the foods that bloat you, adding in super-clean proteins, fats and carbs, and flushing out your toxins.
For full details about the Detox Phase and to learn which foods you’ll be cutting out and why, check out these documents, blogs and video:
- See the simplicity of the Detox Phase by downloading the phase guide.
- The Importance of Detoxing and Your 3 ZP8 Detox Steps
- The Top 10 Foods that Cause Bloating
- Optimizing Your ZP8 Detox Phase
Weeks 2–4 — Ignite Phase: You’ll ignite your metabolism by eating frequently and adding a metabolism booster, you’ll sculpt your body with cardio and strength training, and you’ll restore your digestive system with consistent probiotics.
For full details about the Ignite Phase, check out the Ignite Phase guide and this video
Weeks 5–8 — Thrive Phase: It’s time to evolve your ZP8 program into a way of life by helping to reprogram your metabolism with consistency, and diversify your plan by adding in a weekly off-plan meal, new foods, and different exercises to prevent boredom. And energize your new way of life by fully engaging your family and friends in the process.
For full details about the Thrive Phase, check out the Thrive Phase guide and this video
The reality is we all live busy lives and time is our greatest commodity. The concept of PFC Every 3 is very simple, but it can definitely be challenging to eat five to six whole-food meals every day with a busy life.
Enter the ZEN Project 8 product line.
We created a scientifically based, cutting-edge product line that works perfectly with your Detox, Ignite and Thrive phases, fills your daily nutritional gaps and maximizes your results.
Our foundational product is our ZEN Fuze™ shake.
ZEN Fuze is truly one of the most unique shakes in the marketplace. It’s an exclusive TruCELLE™ protein blend of micellar casein and whey, combined with 5 grams of fiber and 5 strains of probiotics, while also being all-natural, gluten free, soy protein free and low in sugar.
All of that makes this shake an incredible meal gap filler for those toughest eating times throughout the day: breakfast, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late night.
I could write endlessly about the specialness of ZEN Fuze, but there’s no need — I already wrote an entire blog about ZEN Fuze!
While ZEN Fuze is the foundational product of ZP8, we also created results-oriented products to optimize each phase and your results.
To take your Detox Phase to the next level, we created ZEN Prime™.
ZEN Prime is a powerful cleansing supplement designed for your Detox Phase, to turbo-charge your results. ZEN Prime sets the standard for total body cleansing. It’s important to always remember you are what you metabolize, and the proprietary formula in ZEN Prime helps cleanse the most important parts of your digestive system.
ZEN Prime contains liver-friendly milk thistle, full-spectrum plant enzymes, grapeseed extract, dandelion root and juniper berry. These key ingredients have long been used in herbal medicine and are each uniquely valued for their cleansing properties.
To help light your body’s fat-burning furnace, we created ZEN Shape®.
ZEN Shape is an incredible non-stimulant supplement that assists with fat burning. There are three main ingredients that help you achieve your results as you live your Ignite Phase:
- African mango seed extract — Shown to favorably impact a variety of metabolic pathways associated with body-weight management. Research has shown that this potent extract can produce significant improvements in body weight, body fat and waist circumference, as well as support healthy levels of C-reactive protein, leptin, blood glucose and LDL cholesterol.
- Green tea leaf extract — May boost metabolism and help burn fat. It is thought that the catechins found in green tea leaves are responsible for the herb’s fat-burning effect.
- Raspberry ketones — The compound responsible for raspberries’ sweet aroma, raspberry ketones may support healthy weight management.
To protect and build your muscle (your body’s engine) we created ZEN Fit™.
ZEN Fit is a rich source of amino acids that assists in protecting your muscles. Your fat is primarily burned in your muscle, and the speed of your metabolism is connected with your muscle mass. This is why, for women and for men, muscle is SO important.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. You get high-quality protein with ZEN Fuze, and, if your goal is to burn fat and build muscle (everyone can benefit from more muscle), ZEN Fit is a fantastic supplement. Simply take ZEN Fit twice a day, ideally before and after your workout.
And just as with ZEN Fuze, I could write about these three results-oriented products all day long — but there is no need, since I also wrote a blog about them and there is a great video explaining the uniqueness of each product:
Check out the blog here
Check out this exciting new video:
I shared earlier how we all can fall off our plan. Even if you’re eating PFC Every 3 and utilizing the ZP8 cutting-edge products, life will eventually show up (unforeseen circumstances) and derail your progress.
Your health success is determined by how quickly you get back on plan.
This is why your community is SO important. Your ZP8 community is your corner man. When you have questions, when you have struggles, and when you have victories, it’s crucial to know a community has your back and is always there for you during both the good and the challenging times.
Our ZP8 community is there with you every step of the way, and we do this through numerous touch points as you live your program:
- Our ZP8 Facebook Community is more powerful than words can describe and will answer every question you have, as well as provide the daily inspiration and motivation we all need and want.
- Endless ZP8 food and shake recipes at your fingertips.
- Weekly live coaching from ZEN Brand Ambassador Mark Macdonald and open Q&A.
- Weekly ZP8 Blogs, sharing new strategies to help you.
- Coaching videos to help you master each phase of ZEN Project 8.
But no need to take my word for it. Start experiencing your ZP8 community today. Simply join our Facebook group, and make sure to read the pinned post to see all the tools at your fingertips.
There you have it, the answer to “What is ZEN Project 8?” As you can see, our movement is something very special, and it only gets stronger by the day.
Together, we’re ending the dieting madness and helping people start living their best health.
If you’re ready to unlock your body’s full potential and take your health to the next level, make this the moment you draw your line in the sand and begin your ZEN Project 8 experience!
Simply connect with the person who shared this blog with you, and/or find out more details at www.ZenProject8.com
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