SHAPE UP: Can you Smile your way Slim?
I lost 3 KG in the past 4 months and I’m still eating pizza/ pasta. Find out how
Most of us need that familiar coffee buzz just to get ourselves to work in the morning. But what if you need that buzz to last through six hours of dancing, clubbing, and DJ’ing? Or what if you need less of a buzz and more of some of that high-nEssS?
MATE MATE; Made from South American mate tea and produced in Germany by soft drink pioneers, Thomas Henry, the bottle contains 30mg of caffeine per milliliter and uses agave syrup for sweetness, meaning that it contains 50% less sugar (50% fewer calories) than traditional energy drinks and sodas, the Mate drink contains no chemicals, relying on the simple recipe of mate tea leaves, lemonade, and caffeine to do the job.
Intrigued, I was recently invited to participate in the launch of Style Fitness Gym X Guess Active Wear sponsored by MATE MATE, in order to experience full on what it takes to have that “high-ness” while working out as well as speaking with the exclusive distributor for the energizer brand, Victor Mircenzo of ECO GLOBAL on the launch of this new energizer in China.
“Mate tea based brands have been produced in Germany since 1924 but really boomed in the 80’s/90’s ” Mirzenco says. “Being high in caffeine, this beverage has always been a favorite drink of groups of people who needed to stay awake during long hour. Mostly, MATE MATE is consumed by DJs, because it’s alternative from consuming alcohol during their gigs, and its a much healthier than red bull or other chemical energy drinks.” says Victor
Wearing Guess Activewear, photo by Alex Delarge
Entering the underground (very packed) female fitness and lifestyle studio located on Zhenning road with an impactful slogan stating “Internally Strong- Externally Fit -Integrity”, I was welcomed with a cougarlisous Guess Active-wear total look outfit and lots of Mate bottles. The sessions were composed of a hectic mix of training circuits from Sexy Jazz, Boxing, Fit Combat, Yoga, and TRX training that required endurance and stamina where the typical handsome men and women doing the training workouts.
Starting with a humorous pussycat doll failure of attempting “Sexy Jazz” with the group, I then go on trying TRX training for stretching and muscular strength and later hopped into the ring for some one on one boxing lessons with a muscular ripped man wearing a backwards cap, that’s more like it 😉
After drinking 2 bottles, I got shaky and almost spazzy, not to mention, that I did not eat before as I had to prepare for an early morning shoot that day. My photographer asked for 2 other bottles and still felt fine ( he is 2 times taller than I am), “are you ready to shoot another round?” he laughs at me.
But Can you Smile your way Slim?
But to cut to the point, although Mate tea is a can act as a hunger stopper, it is not what made me lose 3KG in the past for month (and I don’t suggest you use it for this purpose), it was not strict dieting plans either, it was a combination of the initiation of boxing workouts with yoga as well as the most important ingredient, happiness.
How you handle stress in your life can truly make or break your bikini-body goals. Whether its the pressure or sadness, there are real chemical processes taking place that affect the way your body reacts to temptations, from the morning donuts at the drive through to the urge of sleep-in or watching TV instead of hitting the gym. So Smile up!
“Any form of downiness affects your neurotransmitters that control mood, thinking, appetite, and behavior, making you more likely to eat poorly, skip exercise, and gain weight. Similarly, high-stress levels cause your body to release the hormone cortisol, which makes us crave energy and that comfort food leading to a sugar-induced dopamine high, then the inevitable crash that causes you to seek more dopamine, and it becomes a snowball reaction creating the belly fat.” –Shape magazine
Photos taken by Alex Delarge, Article created for Mate Mate-Eco Global
Try your MateMate at the Gym or working out by following The Marginalist Wechat Account (Themarginalist) and enter MATEMATE SPORT
Winners will be asked for the delivery address ( for china only)
Offer end Nov1st 2016