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Archive for October, 2010

Monday

November 1, 2010

7-8 pm

132 Crosby St


Are you worried about overeating or gaining weight during the coming holidays?  Do you get trapped in the sugar zone?  Would you like to learn how to easily navigate the sweet season?

 

We gain on average ONE pound during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas but we never lose it (according to the NIH, National Institute of Health). Year after year it adds up until more than half of us are overweight.  Creating small changes THIS season can help you to:

 

– Prevent that afternoon slump (have Zest for Life all day!)

– Have energy for your yoga class or that tennis game

– Be happy when you look into the mirror

– Improve your metabolism

 

Learn to buck the trend and deal with the increased demands of holiday parties and family/friend events.

 

Find out about this program that will help you ward off sugar cravings, teach you how to be confident about making better choices at social gatherings and learn some lifestyle choices that can reduce stress year round.

 

If you live in NYC join us Monday, November 1 2010 at 132 Crosby St to find out more information about the program and enjoy some free sweets (the good kind!)

 

And if you live outside of NYC- don’t worry- you can still participate on our weekly call!

 

For more information call: 216-526-5496

Or email dianamaltz@gmail.com

RSVP early, space is limited!!

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Gluten Free

Celebrating the holidays tend to make me lose control and I’ve learned that it’s not (completely) my fault! Many cravings are a food sensitivity (wheat), metabolic issue, or Candida.

Today, I would like to focus on WHEAT.

Wheat and wheat based flour products such as bread, bagels, buns, pasta, cakes, muffins, and crackers can contribute to arthritis or arthritis like pain. If someone is sensitive to wheat it can cause them to have fluid retention, weight gain, gas, bloating, irritable bowels, celiac disease, and constipation. Sound familiar?! If any of these symptoms sound like you- you should try taking wheat out of your diet for a few short weeks and see what happens.

Some EASY things you can do….

– Eat Whole RYE Wasa crackers

– Substitute white rice with wild or brown rice

– Eat products made from Rye, Amaranth, Quinoa, millet and buckwheat (don’t be confused this is not a wheat)

– Eat Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, and other starchy vegetables as your hardy fillings

– Do NOT eat- Spelt and Kamut ( both are wheat products)

To learn more and for a list of other Gluten Free Items and Gluten Free Recipes you can contact me at dianamaltz@gmail.com

Another great source to learn more about a Gluten Free Lifestyle is “Healthier Without Wheat” by Stephen Wagen, MD.

(( http://www.amazon.com/Healthier-Without-Wheat-Understanding-Intolerance/dp/0976853795 ))

If you are having some of the above symptoms it’s very important to reach out and talk to a health coach (like me!)  I can help you eliminate various items from your diet until you feel better!

Digestive Aids can also help with these issues. Check out Shaklee’s great line of digestive products

((http://dianarn.myshaklee.com/us/en/category.php?main_cat=Nutrition&sub_cat=DigestiveHealth)).

And again please contact me if you are having some of these issues! dianamaltz@gmail.com

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80-20 Rule

My whole life I  have tried  to be perfect.  I would  work out and eat healthy ALL THE TIME.  Unfortunately real life happens.  I learned that when you add things into your life you must also let go of certain things.  Life is already full.  I have now learned to live by the ’80-20′ rule. 80% of the time I’m staying on track (eating healthy, exercising).  I have created certain feasible rules I want to live by.   And 20% of the time I allow myself to break these rules.  For example- I love going out to dinner with my friends.  I will make healthy choices like having a salad as my appetizer (veggies/helps fill me up) but I might splurge and get a glass of wine.  I have learned to enjoy and be true to my choices instead of beating myself up over not being perfect.

Cheers!

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This disease has personally affected my life

There are many amazing organizations out there trying to educate, prevent, and treat breast cancer.  They raise money and help support cancer research, the families and friends of women with this disease.

A Race for the cure group picture

This got me thinking about the importance of our DIETS and what we can PERSONALLY do to reduce our risk of breast cancer.

Nutrition plays a HUGE role in prevention.  Here are some simple steps and choices you can make TODAY to take control of your life and help prevent this disease.

  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables for the anti-oxidants and fiber they provide.
  • ((Antioxidants protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals))
  • A recent study has shown that daily intake of  Shaklee’s Product ‘Vivex ‘is 10 times more powerful of an anti-oxidant than Noni, Goji, and Acai berries.  Check it out here ( http://dianarn.myshaklee.com/us/en/products.php?sku=21200 )
  • Exercise! Even if it’s just walking up and down stairs for 10 minutes. It’s very important to get your heart rate up each day.  Keep that heart pump going!
  • Hire a Wellness Coach like myself.  Coaches can help, encourage, and educate you toward a healthy lifestyle.  ((If you are interested in discussing this more you can contact me at DianaMaltz@gmail.com))
  • Create a Buddy System! It’s great to have support of someone going through the same issues.  This can also be a great form of empowerment and encouragement.

 

It’s your life.  You need to learn to love it and that it’s in your  control.

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Trick or Treat?!

Reese’s, Hershey’s Chocolate, Skittles– Pshhhh they ain’t got nothing on me.

Join me for a REAL treat. Freedom from cravings !

Here we go again– The 6 month sugar roller coaster ride from Halloween through Thanksgiving through Christmas and right to Easter. I LOVE candy! When I feel tired, deprived, stressed or just want a treat- I turn to the quick fix and my love of candy. Peppermint Pattie, candy corn, and really good chocolate with nuts (healthy right?) give me more!

I have always been conscious of my weight.  I’m a dancer and I teach fitness.  I have always eaten well but my “reward” at the end of the meal has always been something sweet.  I crave this- Everyday- every meal.

The many years of this “treating myself” have caused me to become sensitive to sweets.   Since I care about what I’m putting in my body- Now I rarely have a candy bar, cookie, cup cake, muffin etc but I AM borderline hypoglycemia.

The chemistry of my body has shifted since I have become accustom to consuming these sweets.  My body has been working overtime and too hard to try to balance my blood sugar.  When My blood sugar falls lower that normal I crave sweets but now I have aches and pains when I do eat sweets (inflammation.)  Because of this change I have to work really hard to lose weight. Luckily, Shaklee has helped me find products that could help me.  The Cinch program is designed to stabilize blood sugar…


(( http://dianarn.myshaklee.com/us/en/products.php?sku=59105 ))

This balance helps restore my body to it’s normal state.

Here are some helpful ways to tell if you are developing a sugar issue (like me!):

  • Skipping breakfast
  • Overeating
  • Eating within three hours of going to bed
  • “Crashing” when you are hungry
  • Needing to snack every 2-3 hours
  • Craving sugar or carbs
  • Trouble losing weight, especially losing fat when on a diet

If any of these sound familiar (I’m pretty sure I can check off them all!), join us on a 2 week  DETOX jump start program which Starts —October 12—

Two weeks to set the new pattern..  And instead of going into a 6 month Sugar coma you can approach the holidays with confidence!!

If you have any questions you can email me at dianamaltz@gmail.com

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