Last week my weight loss was stalled and I was wondering what the issue was. The only thing I had found that was different was that I had run out of NingXia Red. Well, this week I made sure to get my NingXia Red + Slique Essence in every day and I was consistent with my Intermittent Fasting plan – 16 hours a day without eating. Unfortunately, I was on the road which meant most of my meals were eaten out and I had to create makeshift workouts in a very small hotel gym. I also didn’t have my scale, so I had no idea how the week was trending. I was sure that I was going to end up with another flat week or worse. I was quite surprised when I stepped on the scale Friday morning and weighed in at 276.4 – down 3.3 pounds this week.

NingXia Red and Slique Essence

NingXia RedNingXia Red is a whole-body supplement made primarily from the goji berry (wolfberry). It also includes plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts. I drink 1-2 oz. every day (when I don’t run out) and I have been a big fan since I began my weight loss journey and I have more information on this page.

NingXia Red and Slique EssenceSince my Slique Challenge, I have been mixing in 3-4 drops of Slique Essence as well. Slique Essence is an oil blend that combines Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint, and Ocotea with Stevia extract.

Weigh In

I weighed in today at 276.4 pounds, down 3.3 pounds from last week and a total of 66.8 pounds (19.5% of my body weight). Here are all the additional details from my iHealth Core wireless scale:

Category Started At Today Total Change Goal
Weight 343.2 lbs 276.4 lbs -66.8 lbs 240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
BMI 43.1 34.7 -7.9 <25 
Body Fat 37.0% 27.2% -8.9% <25%
Lean Mass 216.2 lbs


201.0 lbs


-15.2 lbs


 76%-82% of weight
Body Water  41.6% 48.3% +6.1% 37%-63% of weight
Muscle Mass 201.0 lbs


191.3 lbs


-9.7 lbs


 >35% of weight
DCI 3799 kcal 3184 kcal -615 kcal n/a
Bone Mass 10.3 lbs 9.7 lbs -0.6 lbs n/a
VFR 20 13 -7 <12 


Continue On…

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