Beverly Beat Summer 2012

By: Sandy Riedinger
Magazine 17 #3

For starters…

I would like to address you women between the ages of 43 to 58. I am 49 and proud of it! We should celebrate our female maturity and life experience! Yea!!! We have been through enough to know that just because we are aging physically, we don’t have to surrender to the dreaded hormonal changes and long list of negatives that accompany the process. Let’s win this battle with informed and preplanned decisions… Making sure we read everything we can on the subject will allow this life progression to be a more pleasant transition. Never give up. Now is the time to put more energy than ever to make sure you are what you want to be for the rest of your days. Your body will change, and it can improve. For some of us, the changes are just slow coming… I believe we all know the definition of patience (and it is not a movie).

Patience (or forbearing) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Thank you Wikipedia.

The following "helpers" are what I have found make the biggest difference in my daily life. I am religious about taking them on time and each day.

GH Factor: (I start each morning and end each night with this)

Energy Reserve and Fast Up: before training (I need the fat burning boost along with the extra energy

Glutamine Select and Muscularity: (making sure I get what I need to recover and keep muscle on my middle aged frame)

Lean Out and 7 Keto – metabolic enhancement (as ours slow down, I fight back full force)

UMP and / or Muscle Provider: (You better believe you need protein to keep repairing, building and staying strong)

I also take Fit Tabs, Multiple EnzymeComplex, EFA Gold, Joint Care, and ZMA 2000 along with other supplementsincluding extra B vitamins, Eveningof Primrose, ALA, CoQ10, Lutein, Night Rest with melatonin, Curcumin,and aids like ice packs. I want to keepinflammation low while doing all I canto retard any unnecessary aging byproducts. My heart says, "Thank you!" Getting a supplement program together that works synergistically with your active life and fit– body is a must at this age. Don’t wait another day. Where did the last 25 years go anyway?


Linda Bennett – 48 year old grandma!

I have used Beverly products for quite a while, but sometimes haphazardly, and not in the best combinations to achieve my goals. I signed up online with Kimberly Linton (www.yourfirstfigurecompetition.com) and she led me in the correct direction. My supplement list now consists of UMP, Muscle Provider, Ultra 40, Mass Aminos, Super Pak, EFA Gold, and Lean Out. Although I know I still need to add more muscle, I did pretty well for a 48 year old grandma getting 2nd in the open, 3rd in novice, and 4th in the masters in my first show, the OCB Midwest States. I LOVE Beverly International and talk it up whenever I can!! Thanks, Linda Bennett.

Best Combos

While we’re on the subject of the best combinations of Beverly supplements, here’s a question we received at Beverly recently: "I’m a little overwhelmed as to how to fit all the pieces of the Beverly product line into my supplementation program. First, a little reminder of my background: male just about to turn 49 years old and training to (as most trainees do) increase muscle size and lose body fat. As a fairly advanced trainee, can you help me with a supplement routine for my training and non-training days. Here are the supplements I have: UMP, Glutamine Select, Quadracarn, Density, Provosyn, and Creatine Select. Any specific assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Use 3 scoops of UMP and 3 scoops of Provosyn per day. Break it up anyway you like, but 2 scoops 3 times per day between meals and after training would be ideal. This combo should ignite lean muscle gains without adding any fat.

Density: take 5 tablets 3 times daily: in morning, before training, and with your smallest meal of the day

Creatine Select: load for 5 days, take 1 scoop daily and 2 on training days

Quadracarn: just like the bottle says, 3 tabs, 3 times a day

Glutamine Select: this one is optional if you take the amounts of the others listed above.

Suzanne Barlas

Hi Sandy. I am very dedicated to fitness and have a 3,000 square foot gym in my house, which I refer to as "Body Central". I have been training for 17 years, have 2 figure pro cards, and a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon Do.

The improvements in my physique that I have made with your supplements have been quite extensive. I originally started taking your vitamins when I cut out dairy and fruits from my contest prep diet. With time, I noticed that my hair was shinier and my nails started to grow longer. I no longer need acrylic nails! Muscle Provider is my current favorite. It helps keep my hunger under control year round. I mix MP with almond milk. It adds a little spice to the taste and adds thickness. 7-Keto has helped me tremendously. Before 7-Keto I would get close, but could never lose those last few pounds. 7-Keto made all the difference! My contest weight used to be around 130lbs, now it is 120lbs with a lot more muscle. I attribute these changes to sticking to a healthy diet and supplement program. That is what makes it possible for me to add muscle without gaining a lot of extra body fat. After the competition is over, I no longer binge on empty calorie foods in the off-season either!

Sandy here---Finding what works for you after a show is a must. Binge eating and extreme body change from lean to adding fat can be mentally devastating to some.
Good plan Suzanne!

Sean Young

Sean Young

Dear Roger, the show turned out great. There were 2 divisions and I won the heavyweight PRO division, but lost the overall. I competed 6lbs heavier than my last best conditioning. Thank you for all of your suggestions regarding my contest prep. I really think that 32 Muscle Synergy tabs a day helped me maintain my lean body mass! Thanks again for everything. You guys have been the foundation for all of my progress over the years. Back issue Sean Young

Melissa Hooker’s "BIG PORTION" Waffle

Turn on your waffle maker to its highest setting. Then mix the batter: 2 scoops UMP vanilla, 1 egg, 3 servings of liquid egg whites. Mix well with a whisk. Spray waffle maker (both sides) with Olive Oil Pam. Pour the batter (not too much) on to the preheated grill. Cook each waffle about 45 seconds or until the outside is crispy. I add powered stevia and cinnamon between each waffle on my plate, then add Walden’s Pancake Syrup.

Waffles by Melissa Hooker

The BIG PORTION should yield 4 waffles (see pic). I usually have the  regular" portion which yields 2 waffles for breakfast (1 scoop UMP, 1 egg and 2 servings liquid egg white).

2 Minute Breakfast Recipe from Mike Salazar, Evolution Fitness

"Mix in a small plastic container: 2 scoops UMP Chocolate, 1/8 cup oats, 2 tsp almond butter, and some instant coffee mixed with water. Place in the freezer for about 2 hours (or even overnight). Eat it the next morning for breakfast." Thanks for this great idea Mike, next round we’ll try PB2and UMP Cookies and Créme.

Protein "CINNABON"

Have you ever walked through an airport and caught that wonderful aroma of Cinnabons?

I know I have! Linda Reho writes, "Here is my recipe for a COMPLETELY HEALTHY VERSION of Cinnabons!!!

BATTER: In a mug, mix 1 scoop Beverly UMP with 2 egg whites and a tiny bit of cold water. Mix ’til you reach pancake "batter" consistency; add a dash of cinnamon. Cook in a skillet like a pancake, using PAM cooking spray.

FROSTING: ½ scoop Beverly UMP, stir in a tiny bit of cold water until you reach "frosting" consistency, and add cinnamon. Smear it on your protein pancake tastes like a Cinnabon!

I am addicted! DELICIOUS! I made a pile to last me the entire week! You can even eat these during your contest prep! ENJOY!

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Linda Reho
Linda Reho (far right – *enlarged image) on stage at the NPC KY Derby Festival with 2 other Beautiful Bev girls " Brenda Gabbard and Dawn Reichley!!

Ken Poucket

Ken Poucket
Ken Poucket is a Holistic Health Practitioner at Creating Balance in Dearborn, MI. He’s also a former bodybuilder who now participates in "ultra-running" (that’s any distance longer than a marathon). Ken is not your usual long distance runner. He says, "Coming from bodybuilding, I diet differently, train differently, and supplement differently than your average runner. I function better on a lower carb diet. On the supplement side of things, I use UMP for at least two of my meals. With all of the stress from the long runs, my protein intake is a major concern. I take 6 Ultra 40’s and 6 Mass Amino Acids per meal. I also take Muscle Synergy before each workout. On my long runs, I wear a hydration belt with 4 water bottles attached. On the left side I have a bottle with just water in it and another with an electrolyte mix. On the right side I have a bottle with Glutamine Select and one with Mass Maker. In my last race, the Bad Apple Ultra Marathon-6 hour division (36 miles)   I placed 3rd overall and 1st in my age group. I plan on running my first 100 mile race this September and I’ll have Beverly there all the way to the finish line.

Chris Pigott

Chirs Pigott

Hey Sandy… I hope all is well with you and Roger! I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know that I LOVE the taste of Provosyn!! I came home from work for lunch today and my box of BI goodies was waiting on the doorstep. I immediately opened it and made a shake with 1 scoop of Provosyn and 1 scoop of vanilla UMP in 8oz of water, 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, and some crushed ice. I blended it until it was ultra smooth… the perfect recipe…and absolutely delicious! You know, sometimes less is more! Thanks for another great product! ˜ Chris Pigott

Melanie Cole

Melanie Cole
NPC Flex Lewis Classic, Murfreesboro, TN: "I won open Figure tall, Masters tall and Masters overall! I love so many Beverly products but my staple is UMP. I make UMP pancakes and eat them year round. In a blender mix 1 scoop vanilla UMP, 1/2 cup uncooked oats, 3/4 cup liquid egg whites, 1 tbsp stevia, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Blend to a batter consistency. Cook on a griddle using Pam to prevent sticking.!)