Los Angeles Correspondent
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy friends, family, and food. Feeling so close to your loved ones and the things you hold dear is important. As a society, we place high value on coming together during this time of year to break bread with our neighbors and shop 'til we drop the next day.
If you are one of the many Americans who is ridden with the guilty 10 - pounds that is - there are a few ways to alleviate the love handles we may be accumulating in the next few days. On a turkey trip to Chicago last year, I visited family and ate a typical Thanksgiving with my Mexican relatives - Turkey, cornbread, flautas, sopes, cranberry sauce, and plenty of mashed potatoes - and adored the experience. What I generally loathe after our get-togethers this time of year is the pounds I pack on from so much food!
While I've been known to exercise quite regularly, I suffered from love handles and a belly that hadn't quite gone away. A friend of mine introduced me to Quick Loss, an all-natural weight-loss supplement by M&J Products. In the past, I've tried several other products with similar ingredients - particularly aloe vera - and haven't been pleased with the results.
Last November, I bought a bottle, which cost $75 and conveniently can be purchased online, and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Quick Loss, which comes in a chic UV-ray resistant bottle, is meant to be ingested. I used it as indicated for a month (each bottle is meant to last a month), applying 5 sprays to my beverage of choice - usually water. While there are no particular side-effects (other than burning fat), I did notice it pumped me up in the morning. Organic aloe vera, one of the main ingredients in Quick Loss, is known globally for it's fat-burning and energy-boosting properties. M&J Products prides itself on all-natural products guaranteed to work, or your money back.
One of the neat things about M&J Products is the role they play in their local community. Based in Chicago, M&J Products strives to work with children in the Chicagoland area, Indiana, Wisconsin, and St. Louis by providing funds for diverse educational initiatives. One of their most successful programs is working with immigrant children in Hammond, Indiana and the Northwest Chicago area.
Additionally, M&J Products is a certified organic business that prides itself on its ties to working with local people to achieve global effects. 5% of sales generated go back to places where clients and their partners live. Some of these cities include Chicago, Mexico City, and Bangkok.
Since I purchased my first bottle in November of 2011, I've been a huge fan of the work M&J Products does in the United States and abroad. Health and wellness are huge fields that are seemingly important to the business practices present, and the guarantee seals the deal for many. I've purchased a total of 4 bottles of Quick Loss and Quick Loss Forte - the more potent version of QL. 3 for myself and one for my girlfriend, I not only trust the products but I also believe in the mission to share organic and holistic products that produce a greater sense of health while also promoting sustainability. In addition to wellness, the company also has a strong green component, advocating the use of recycling and energy-efficient techniques.
This Small Business Saturday, I am thankful for the many mom and pop shops, the young entrepreneur start-ups, and the local eateries that create a strong sense of community while also fueling our economy. It is through shopping local that we can really change our communities for the better. M&J Products does just that in Chicago, Denver, Bangkok, and St. Louis, and the many other places it serves. Sustainability is the way of the future, and living a healthy lifestyle while promoting green ways is the now.
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