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66 | THE RADAR | HEALTH & BEAUTY FOOD FOR THOUGHT Factor 75 founder Nick Wernimont at Jam restaurant in Logan Square NEW PRODUCT ALERT Skin Tight After 20 years in the beauty industry, Chicagoan Cecil Booth co-founded Vene ect , a line of anti-aging skincare products that incorporates plant-based phytoestrogens (molecules from the root or seed of the plant), with her sister Rebecca Booth, a gynecologist and hormonal wellness expert. “We were inspired to research and source phytoestrogens based on data that shows these superantioxidants inspire collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid the way it was meant to happen— naturally,” says Booth. “While most anti-aging products operate by sloughing o the outer layer of skin, Vene ect provides a safe and natural solution to stimulate skin renewal.” Marking its one-year anniversary, the line debuts two new anti-aging weapons: Firming Neck & Décolleté Creme, a peptide-and protein-packed cream that reduces deep wrinkles and increases elasticity; and the Firming Phyto-Lift Serum, a silicone-and alcohol-free formulation, which, followed by the Intensive Moisturizer, was the “anti-aging nirvana” that got Booth through her 50th birthday this year. Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., and vene ect.com – Katie Schroeder Eat Yourself Lean A former MMA star takes the meal-delivery business to the next level. | By Korey Huyler | Photography by Cecilia Austin | When you think of meal-delivery services in Chicago (and most of the country, in fact) you probably envision tiny meals that leave you—literally—hungry for more. Nick Wernimont wants to change all that with his new business, Factor 75 (factor75. com), a meal preparation and delivery service that was created to give performance-driven individuals the nutrition they need to optimize their mind and body. e lunches, dinners and even name of the company are based on the fact that 75 percent of a person’s tness results come from their diet. Here’s how it all began: While fighting professionally in mixed martial arts, Wernimont hired a personal chef to make nutritious, optimally balanced meals. Almost immediately he started seeing results. “I believe in this because I have personally seen the tremendous di erence eating optimally brings,” he explains. “I was working a full-time job and training twice a day. My body was so run down that I was often sick and constantly getting injured. When my trainer hooked me up with a personal chef, I immediately saw signi cant improvements in not only my physical performance and physique but in how I felt, my energy levels, sleep and mental performance. I was shocked by the di erence it made.” What if, Wernimont wondered, he could bring great-tasting, optimally nutritious prepared meals to a broader audience? And so, Factor 75 was born. Meals—which include everything from a Detox Salad with quinoa to turkey chili—contain lean protein (lean ground turkey, chicken breast, lean pork, salmon); low glycemic index carbohydrates (brown rice, quinoa, squash, whole grain oats); heart-healthy fats (nuts and seeds, tiny amounts of real butter, olive oil); and antioxidant-rich spices (allspice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper). And the process is simple: Simply log on to the Factor 75 site and place your order or order through your personal trainer at a variety of participating gyms. Also, this month, Factor plans to incorporate subscription options where customers can receive a discount and pick their own schedule. It’s a delicious idea. PLANT A SEED Veneffect’s new products, $155 for 2 oz., and $195 for 1 oz. WALK THIS WAY Model Citizen What goes on behind the scenes on Oxygen’s new reality TV competition modeling show The Face , which runs through | March 2013 March? Judge Carrie Lannon , national director of PR for Chicago-based ULTA, gives us a glimpse. Any beauty tips you can pass along? Hair extensions Can you reveal any show surprises? ere’s an episode with Patrick Demarchelier. It was like the king of fashion photography walked on set. supermodel hosts/ coaches] has softened. True? Naomi almost took on can perform miracles! We heard Naomi Campbell [one of the show’s three a mothering role with the aspiring models. I think she remembered back to when she was starting out. at’s not to say she didn’t give tough love.

The Radar Health & Beauty

Korey Huyler

Eat Yourself Lean

A former MMA star takes the meal-delivery business to the next level

When you think of meal-delivery services in Chicago (and most of the country, in fact) you probably envision tiny meals that leave you—literally—hungry for more. Nick Wernimont wants to change all that with his new business, Factor 75 (factor75. Com), a meal preparation and delivery service that was created to give performance-driven individuals the nutrition they need to optimize their mind and body. The lunches, dinners and even name of the company are based on the fact that 75 percent of a person’s fitness results come from their diet.

Here’s how it all began: While fighting professionally in mixed martial arts, Wernimont hired a personal chef to make nutritious, optimally balanced meals. Almost immediately he started seeing results. “I believe in this because I have personally seen the tremendous difference eating optimally brings,” he explains. “I was working a full-time job and training twice a day. My body was so run down that I was often sick and constantly getting injured. When my trainer hooked me up with a personal chef, I immediately saw significant improvements in not only my physical performance and physique but in how I felt, my energy levels, sleep and mental performance. I was shocked by the difference it made.” What if, Wernimont wondered, he could bring great-tasting, optimally nutritious prepared meals to a broader audience? And so, Factor 75 was born.

Meals—which include everything from a Detox Salad with quinoa to turkey chili—contain lean protein (lean ground turkey, chicken breast, lean pork, salmon); low glycemic index carbohydrates (brown rice, quinoa, squash, whole grain oats); heart-healthy fats (nuts and seeds, tiny amounts of real butter, olive oil); and antioxidant-rich spices (allspice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper). And the process is simple: Simply log on to the Factor 75 site and place your order or order through your personal trainer at a variety of participating gyms. Also, this month, Factor plans to incorporate subscription options where customers can receive a discount and pick their own schedule. It’s a delicious idea.

NEW PRODUCT ALERT

Skin Tight

After 20 years in the beauty industry, Chicagoan Cecil Booth co-founded Veneffect, a line of anti-aging skincare products that incorporates plant-based phytoestrogens (molecules from the root or seed of the plant), with her sister Rebecca Booth, a gynecologist and hormonal wellness expert. “We were inspired to research and source phytoestrogens based on data that shows these superantioxidants inspire collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid the way it was meant to happen— naturally,” says Booth. “While most anti-aging products operate by sloughing off the outer layer of skin, Veneffect provides a safe and natural solution to stimulate skin renewal.” Marking its one-year anniversary, the line debuts two new anti-aging weapons: Firming Neck & Décolleté Creme, a peptide- and protein-packed cream that reduces deep wrinkles and increases elasticity; and the Firming Phyto-Lift Serum, a siliconeand alcohol-free formulation, which, followed by the Intensive Moisturizer, was the “anti-aging nirvana” that got Booth through her 50th birthday this year. Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., and veneffect.com –Katie Schroeder

WALK THIS WAY

Model Citizen

What goes on behind the scenes on Oxygen’s new reality TV competition modeling show The Face, which runs through March? Judge Carrie Lannon, national director of PR for Chicago-based ULTA, gives us a glimpse.

Any beauty tips you can pass along? Hair extensions can perform miracles

Can you reveal any show surprises? There’s an episode with Patrick Demarchelier. It was like the king of fashion photography walked on set.

We heard Naomi Campbell [one of the show’s three supermodel hosts/ coaches] has softened. True? Naomi almost took on a mothering role with the aspiring models. I think she remembered back to when she was starting out. That’s not to say she didn’t give tough love.

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