Archive for September, 2013

ImageWe are heading into the sugar roller coaster time of the year, starting with Halloween.  Back to school and Fall schedules cause stress which adds to reaching out for comfort foods that can make matters worse.

Did you know 1 in 4 adults over 60 have Type 2 diabetes? By 2020 it is projected there will be one in 2. According to the American Diabetes Association, the number of teens living with Type 2 diabetes has increased in recent years.

Today, I’d like to a share a checklist of things to determine if you might be at risk.

  • Are you experiencing any of these early pre-diabetes signs?
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Sugar cravings
  • Feeling fatigue
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet
  • Blurry vision

This stage is 90% reversible with proper nutrition, achieving a healthy weight and engaging in healthy lifestyle habits. This is from research published in the Archives of Internal  Medicine .

  • Did you know that Metabolic syndrome is a Pre Diabetic condition. If you have 3 of these 5 features, you might have Metabolic Syndrome:
  • Your waist size for a women is 35 inches or more, and for men, more than 40 inches
  • Your triglyceride level is above 150
  • Your HDL (good) cholesterol for women is under 50 and men, under 40
  • Your blood pressure systolic is above 130 and your diastolic above 85
  • Your blood sugar is 110 or higher

A good way to permanently balance your blood-sugar to reduce the risk of diabetes is the Shaklee’s 180° 90-Day Turnaround Program. The clinically tested 90-Day Turnaround Program is designed to burn fat, not muscle. This customizable two-meal kit delivers a complete program of smoothees, snacks, energizing tea, and metabolic boost along with access to exclusive tools, support, and rewards. Curious? Join me on Wednesday, October 9th for a Smoothee Tasting Event to taste the different flavors Shaklee has to offer and we will also discuss “The 3 Things Every Successful Diet Should Do”.

ImageIn the meantime, while you wait for your 90-Day Turnaround Kit to arrive, for fun, try this 30-day challenge to get you started.


Live life with Zest!


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Still don’t have the flat belly you want? You eat well, you exercise, do your crunches, cardio, get enough sleep, but still not there yet. Here are some zesty tips of how to finally achieve the flat belly of your dreams!

  1. Drink Up: Drinking a lot of water will not give you puffy abs. On the contrary, drinking more water will help flush sodium out of the body and reduce bloating.
    • Drink at least 8 oz. of water a day
    • Drink beverages with little or no calories, caffeine or sodium
    • Avoid regular soft drinks and soups with a lot of sodium
    • Eat plenty of water-rich food, such as fruits, vegetables and low-sodium soups
  2. Eat More Fiber: Not enough fiber is one of the reasons why we are getting fatter and flabbier.
    • Eat at least 25 grams of fiber a day. Fiber is the indigestible parts of fruits, vegetables and whole grain food.
    • Great ways to get a natural fiber source are Shaklee’s Fiber Plan Tablets and the yummy Fiber Advantage Chewy Apple Cinnamon Bars, with 8 grams of fibers.
    • Have fiber throughout the day, not in one meal. This is especially important when having beans, oats and barley.
    • Increase your fiber slowly throughout the month.

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  3. Consume High-Quality Carbs: The key here is not to consume too little or too much carbs per day. If you are in an 1800 calories diet, the right percentage of carbs intake should be between 45% to 60% of high quality carbs. If you consume too much carbs, you risk water retention and bloating, and temporary weight gain in the middle.
    • Eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains – all high quality carbs.
    • Eat three to five 4-ounce servings of vegetables (15-25 grams of carbs); two to four 4-ounce servings of fruit (30-60 grams of carbs) and about 1 cup (8 ounces cooked or 2 ounces dry, or 2 slices of bread) of whole grains per meal (90 grams per day).
  4. Eat Light at Night: People who skip breakfast or lunch and have their largest meal later in the day, have lower metabolism. So if you eat light at night, you’ll have a flatter belly and a better appetite for a fiber-rich breakfast, which will set you up for a healthy day.

If weight loss is your goal, the Shaklee 180 Turnaround Program is the program to reshape your whole body. In this program, you’ll lose the right kind of weight, in this case fat, and you will preserve lean muscle mass which will improve your metabolism and reshape your body.

So if you are ready for a flat belly, join us on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a FREE Shaklee Smoothee Tasting Event. Get an opportunity to taste all the different smoothie flavors Shaklee has to offer and also check out the Turnaround Program. RSVP now at dianamaltz@gmail.com or the above link.

See you on Thursday and live a zesty life!


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I remember back-to-school days with my twins and buying all their school supplies after getting the check list from that year’s teacher.  It was just one of the ways I set them up for a good and successful school year.

As a health coach, I work with families to create a checklist for kids to perform their best from a nutritional perspective. We are motivated to want the best for our kids, but challenges can distract us from our good intention. This is when new, healthy and good habits can make all the differences.


Challenges and Solutions

Here are the challenges I’ve seen and some solutions I suggest:

The Protein Rich Breakfast: What is a child’s most important meal of the day? Breakfast of course! And what do kids usually eat? Bagels, cereal, donuts; all sugar, which winds them up, gets them hyper, not pay attention in class and then an hour or 2 later, they crash.  The kids become restless in their seats and they can’t wait until lunch. Not a good strategy for effective learning.

The solution is a nutritional off-to-school breakfast. One of the best healthy fast food breakfast is the Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothee. This is not only good for your children, but good for the whole family. Prepared as directed, each smoothie delivers the goodness of a meal to help your child power through the day. Protein and fiber help keep you feeling full longer, while ‘added leucine’ helps your body retain muscle so your metabolism can power on for energy.

Keeping Kids Healthy:  Where do all these colds come from? The best approach is to have the habit of taking supplements that power up kids and their family’s immune systems.

Start off with a Shaklee multivitamin for any age which helps build the foundation for the brain and nervous system.

For little ones who can’t swallow tablets, try Shakleekids Incredivites Multivitamins.  For older kids, we recommend Shaklee B-Complex & OmegaGuard and finally, college kids and older, Shaklee Vita-Lea, B-Complex, Vita-C and NutriFeron.


What are you washing your hands with?  The trend is disinfectant soaps that could be harmful to children’s neurological development.

Dr. Doris Rapp, MD, a pioneer of children’s allergies and author of “Is This Your Child,” talked about conventional cleaners and how they affect how our children learn. She did a simple experiment, where they washed the desks of a schoolroom with a ‘Lysol’ type disinfectant. They brought the kids in and had them write a paragraph. The words were all over the page, size of the letters were not consistent and the words were spelled wrong. Two hours later, after the room was well ventilated, the same kids were writing perfectly.

ImageInstead of using conventional disinfectants, consider using Shaklee H2 Organic Super Cleaning Wipes and the Basic H2 Wipes…they are safe, effective and biodegrade.

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These 3 simple habits can provide nutritional support for learning and brain function, improve immune systems and keep the kids and the family environmentally safe, healthy and productive throughout the school year.  

Email us at dianamaltz@gmail.com to request more information on nutritional programs for ADD/ADHD or health coaching.

…and don’t forget to join us on Thursday, September 19th for our Shaklee 180 Smoothee Tasting!

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