- Provides education and motivation to children ages 10-17 for healthy weight management
- Provides advice on how to modify unhealthy nutrition and exercise patterns in both individuals and families
- Makes weight management a group activity by incorporating parents, guardians and children in the process
- Helps families to monitor behaviors and see trends that may be occurring
- Boosts success keeping child accountable to daily foods and activities, resulting in better self-esteem
TLS Shape Up Starter Kit A
The statistics are daunting. Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate in America has skyrocketed. Today, approximately nine million children over six years of age are considered obese, and 54 percent of American children say they are concerned about their weight.
We know it’s difficult. Today’s youth face more pressures and influences than ever before. Those burdens carry tremendous weight – both emotional and physical. Don’t let those stresses weigh you down. Don’t become a statistic.
TLS Shape Up is designed with kids, for kids. There are no gimmicks, just proven results. It teaches goal setting and planning skills while instructing kids the fundamentals of good nutrition and exercise. It helps not just kids, but families understand that their decisions today will affect them tomorrow.
TLS Shape Up is not a one-time fix for a weight problem; it is a commitment to a healthier life. With that in mind, the TLS Shape Up Starter Kit has been designed to provide your child with the tools he or she needs to not just lose weight, but make conscious decisions regarding their overall health.
Each part of the TLS Shape Up Starter Kit – the DVDs, the journal, the supplements – are tools to a more healthy life. The TLS Shape Up Starter Kit helps provide the education and motivation to be successful on the TLS Shape Up program by taking your child through the first six-week program, and offering guidance and support each step of the way.
The TLS Shape Up Journal has been shown to boost success rates among youth by keeping them accountable for their daily foods and activities, and allows them to monitor their own behaviors and track trends that may be occurring in their lives. The accompanying parents’ and coaches’ guide is a valuable resource for adults who are helping guide the teens in the program.
The accompanying DVDs and CDs provide entertaining information sure to engage you and your child in the TLS Shape Up program. These materials will help to answer any questions you and your child may have, while also providing needed guidance and assurances that are critical in the process of change. Each segment will discuss topics and issues that you will come across through your journey, including: how to make healthier food choices; how to modify unhealthy behaviors; why your body responds the way it does during activity and exercise; and how building a positive self-image can help you reach your personal goals.
Today’s busy lifestyles sometimes don’t lend themselves to healthy eating. Processed foods found in a typical teenager’s diet don’t provide all the recommended daily value of vitamins and nutrients the body needs. That’s why the TLS Start Up Starter Kit offers nutritional supplements specifically chosen to help your child gain valuable nutrients through the program. The Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® multivitamin helps ensure optimal intake of vitamins and minerals for growing bodies. The Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Digestive Enzymes promotes optimal absorption of nutrients and aids in digestion of foods.*
- TLS Shape Up™ Journal
- TLS Shape Up™ Parents’ and Coaches’ guide
- TLS Shape Up™ DVD series
- TLS Shape Up™ Audio CD
- TLS Shape Up™ Parents’ DVD
- Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Multivitamin
- Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Digestive Enzymes
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Multivitamin
Beta-Carotene 3750 IU
Beta-carotene is a nutrient found in plants that the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes normal cell growth and differentiation in the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract and brain. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support may benefit from beta-carotene because of its ability to promote normal tissue and cell growth, and promote healthy sensory development.*
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 10 mg
Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes normal processing of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Every cell of the body requires vitamin B1 to form the fuel the body runs on — adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Vitamin B1 promotes normal functioning of nerve cells and plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. B1 helps maintain a healthy nervous system by supporting the normal production of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 10 mg
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes the normal processing of amino acids and fats, activation of vitamin B6 and folic acid, and supports the conversion of carbohydrates into the fuel the body runs on — adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It also promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system, respiration, antibody production and normal human growth.
Niacinamide 20 mg: Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, supports energy production in the body. It works with vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 to support the release of energy from carbohydrates. Similar to vitamin B6 and folic acid, niacin supports many pathways which help renew the body’s tissues.
P5P (pyridoxal 5 phosphate) 37.5 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is the active form of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is the master vitamin for numerous metabolic pathways in the body. One specific function is that it supports the normal synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain and peripheral nerve cells, which are critical for the development of language, attention and alertness. B6 also promotes the normal production of glutathione, which is essential for detoxification. P5P promotes healthy sensory development by supporting the normal synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brains of children who need neurological support.*
Pantothenic acid 15 mg
Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in energy production and the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is important for brain health. Pantothenic acid works together with vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 to make the fuel our body runs on – ATP. It also promotes the normal production, transport and release of energy from fats.
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 10 mcg
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that supports normal nerve cell activity, DNA replication and production of the mood-affecting substance SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine). B12 promotes normal conversion of sulfur-containing compounds to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant in the body. B12 provides strong antioxidant defense, and combats free radicals in children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support.*
Folinic acid 300 mcg
Folinic acid is the metabolically active form of folic acid. Folic acid is a B vitamin essential for numerous processes in the body and supports normal development of the nervous system. Additionally, folic acid supports the conversion of sulfur-containing compounds to glutathione. Children who need neurological support can benefit from folic acid’s ability to help maintain the normal production of neurotransmitters and promotes a healthy nervous system.*
Biotin 150 mcg
Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Biotin also supports various metabolic chemical conversions. Children get the energy they need from food through metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that convert the fuel from food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking to growing.
Vitamin C 300 mg
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that has a number of biological functions. It supports normal tissue repair, healing and immune function. It is also a cofactor for dopamine production. Supplementing with a proven antioxidant, like vitamin C, is helpful in combating free radicals, especially in children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support. Vitamin C supports glutathione levels, another important antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C’s strong antioxidant protection can support optimal immune function in children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support.*
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 200 IU
Vitamin D, a powerful antioxidant, promotes proper brain development. It is also helpful promoting normal glutathione levels which assist in detoxification of the body. In addition to supporting strong bone, vitamin D promotes muscle strength and neuromuscular function. The main function of vitamin D is to support normal regulation of serum calcium concentrations. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support have growing bodies that can benefit from vitamin D3 because it promotes calcium absorption and retention, supports growth and strength of teeth and bones, and supports skeletal health and growth.*
Vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 33 IU
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin proven to be a strong antioxidant. It supports the structural and functional maintenance of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle. It also promotes normal formation of red blood cells, supports cardiovascular function and promotes immune health.
Calcium (Carbonate) 100 mg
Calcium is an important mineral which supports numerous body processes, including bone development and maintenance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction, vascular contraction, vasodilation, glandular secretion, cell membrane and capillary permeability, enzymatic reactions, respiration, renal function, and blood coagulation. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support have growing bodies that can benefit from calcium because it supports growth and strength of teeth and bones, skeletal health and growth, and healthy teeth and gums.*
Chromium (Amino Acid Chelate) 25 mcg
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps maintain normal glucose metabolism, and helps maintain normal insulin and serum cholesterol levels. Chromium combines to form glucose tolerance factor, or GTF, in the body, which supports the actions of insulin in helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Iodine 50 mcg
The trace element is also present in more than a hundred enzyme systems, such as energy production, nerve function and hair and skin growth. One of iodine’s main functions includes supporting the thyroid gland in producing thyroid hormones thyroxin and tri-iodothyronine, which support the regulation of metabolic rate.
Magnesium (Lactate) 200 mg
Magnesium, an essential mineral, promotes normal function of over 300 enzymes, specifically those enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain. Magnesium supports a number of other metabolic pathways, including bone, protein and fatty acid formation, B vitamin activation, muscle relaxation, blood clotting, and formation of adenosine triphosphate. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support have growing bodies that can benefit from magnesium. Not only does it support bone formation, it promotes normal production of neurotransmitters.*
Manganese (Sulfate) 1 mg
Manganese supports normal formation of connective tissue, bones and blood-clotting factors. It supports fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Manganese also promotes normal brain and nerve function. Manganese may promote the normal use of nutrients, including biotin, thiamin, ascorbic acid and choline.
Selenium (Selenomethionine) 55 mcg
In the body, selenium functions as part of an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, as well as supporting normal growth and proper usage of iodine in thyroid functioning. Selenium also supports the antioxidant effect of vitamin E.
Zinc (Sulfate) 15 mg
Zinc is an essential mineral that is a cofactor in nearly 100 enzymes. It supports healing, protein synthesis, brain maintenance and development, cell reproduction, vision, immunity, and protects against free radicals in children who need neurological, metabolic or and digestive support.*
Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Digestive Enzymes
DigeZyme® (50 mg)
DigeZyme® is a multienzyme complex composed mainly of amylases (starch hydrolyzing enzymes), proteases (protein hydrolyzing enzymes) and lipases (lipid hydrolyzing enzymes). These digestive enzymes collectively support the breakdown of complex macromolecules into energy sources and promote the release of the nutrient content from the foods we eat. The digestive system naturally produces digestive enzymes. DigeZyme supplements the gastrointestinal tract with enzymes to adequately support the body’s ability to digest food. In addition to the amylases, proteases and lipases, DigeZyme contains two additional digestive enzymes, including lactase (lactose hydrolyzing enzyme) and cellulase (cellulose hydrolyzing enzyme). Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix Digestive Enzymes supports the absorption and utilization of important nutrients, and provides enzymes that promote the absorption of nutrients, especially in children who need digestive support.*
Sucrase (Invertase) (200 SU)
Sucrase is a digestive enzyme secreted by the villi of the epithelium in the small intestine that supports the hydrolysis of sucrose, also known as table sugar, into glucose and fructose. Glucose and fructose can then enter the blood stream and be used for energy. The source of sucrase in this product is from food.
Maltase (75 MWU)
Maltase is another digestive enzyme produced by the villi of the epithelium in the small intestine. It promotes the hydrolyzation of the disaccharide maltose into two monosaccharide glucose molecules. The source of maltase in this product is from food.
Papain (1,500,000 FCC)
Papain is a sulfhydryl cysteine protease produced naturally in papaya fruit. It can be found naturally as a zymogen, or pre-enzyme, that is activated upon exposure to cysteine residues found in proteins. It has been shown to provide better support than other proteases due to the zymogen nature of the enzyme. Papain has been used traditionally to support digestion of tough animal meat fibers. Because papain is not chemically altered during its proteolytic activity, the enzyme is able to react multiple times per enzyme.
Bromelain (1,024,000 FCC)
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes, primarily proteases, found in the pumice and stems of pineapple. It is one of the few enzyme extracts shown to support the break down of casein, the major protein found in milk. Bromelain supports normal digestion of grains (gluten) and dairy (casein) in children who need digestive support.
Caso-Glut SP 500 (5,000 U)
Caso-Glut is a unique enzyme that supports the normal breakdown of proline-containing proteins such as casein and gluten. Children who need digestive support may benefit from taking Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix Digestive Enzymes because it supports the normal digestion of grains (gluten) and dairy (casein).*
Kiwi Proteases (Actinidin) (150 IU)
Kiwi fruit is rich in the protease actinidin which supports the body’s normal ability to degrade cysteine residues in proteins. Proteolytic activity on cysteine amino acids promotes the liberation of the sulfhydryl groups from proteins.
Glutamine (333 mg)
Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that the body can synthesize glutamine, but certain conditions can require more glutamine than the body can produce. It is involved in more biological processes than any other amino acid. Glutamine serves as a source of energy for the enterocytes lining the gastrointestinal tract, as well as some immune cells (intraepithelial lymphocytes, IgA plasma cells and goblet cells, which are epithelial in nature and secrete mucin). Glutamine has been shown to support the normal proliferation of enterocytes, leading to preservation of the villi barrier function of the small intestine. Scientists have discovered that glutamine can support the health of the gastrointestinal lining. Children who need digestive support may benefit from taking Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix Digestive Enzymes because of its ability to support normal growth of intestinal cells and promote stomach comfort.*
Why should I use TLS Shape Up instead of another weight loss program?
TLS Shape Up has been designed with kids, for kids. While other weight management programs might include some of the core principles outlined in TLS Shape Up, this program is specifically designed for children between the ages of 10-17.
Is TLS Shape Up a diet?
No! A “diet” is a short-term course of action designed specifically to lose weight. It’s a band-aid to the overall problem of obesity. TLS Shape Up, on the other hand, is designed to teach healthy lifestyle habits so that diets aren’t necessary.
Who should use TLS Shape Up?
TLS Shape Up is designed to address the specific needs and concerns of the 10-17 age range, teaching them how to take charge of their lives and bodies. TLS Shape Up isn’t just for overweight children looking to lose weight. The goals of the program – to build a positive self-image, to strive for and achieve personal goals, to eat a proper, balanced diet – are lessons every child can benefit from learning.
Is TLS Shape Up only for children?
The short answer is yes. But while the actual TLS Shape Up program and starter kit are specifically for children, the principles and ideas discussed in TLS Shape Up can be geared to anyone. If you are an adult and would like more information about weight management and the Glycemic Index, check out Transitions Lifestyle System®.
How should I use this product?
TLS Shape Up Kit A covers the first six weeks of the program. It is designed to be utilized in tandem with Kit B, which covers the second six weeks of the program. The Journal, DVDs, audio CDs and parents’ and coaches’ materials are all intended to work in synergy to help a young person make permanent lifestyle changes with regards to nutritional and exercise habits. These lifestyle changes will support gradual and lasting weight loss if established and maintained.
The Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Multivitamin and Might-A-Mins® Spectrum Isotonix® Digestive Enzymes help support the TLS Shape Up program by ensuring proper micronutritional support during the 12-week program, as well as aiding in digestion and absorption of essential micro- and macronutrients from foods.*
The TLS Shape Up program can be undertaken in conjunction with a Certified Transitions Lifestyle Coach (CTLC) who is trained and certified in the TLS Shape Up curriculum for best results.
Do I have to buy special meals or supplements to make TLS Shape Up work?
No. While you do receive two nutritional supplements with your TLS Shape Up Starter Kit, the goal of the program is to teach healthy lifestyle habits that are separate from the use of special meals and supplementation. We have found that the Transitions entrees and snacks help people through the first few weeks of the program as they are learning what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. In addition, nutritional supplements can help individuals with their weight management and exercise goals.
How do you get families involved in TLS Shape Up?
The TLS Shape Up Starter Kit includes information exclusively for parents and/or guardians to help them learn ways to encourage and improve their child’s rate of success. One of the goals of TLS Shape Up is to help families learn better, healthier ways to live through proper nutrition and regimented exercise. Children who have active family involvement in the program are more likely to see positive results.
My doctor says my four-year-old is a little big for his/her age. Should I put him/her on the TLS Shape Up program?
TLS Shape Up is designed and intended for the 10-17 age group. We do not recommend this program for younger children. We do offer the TLSkids.com website as an excellent resource for the 5-9 age group. This website gives younger children the opportunity to learn the basics of solid nutrition in a fun, interactive environment.