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Holidays are around the corner and I want to look svelte in my little black dress. How can I really get my waistline back? Isn’t this the eternal cry? Well we can do it! Here’s how..

#1  Reduce Calories

I want to mention someone in my group who has taken her weight loss seriously. She went on the Shaklee 180 Turnaround Program lost 11 pounds and 9 inches in a month. She is working with a trainer, so she has made herself accountable.  Her trainer was shocked with the inches she lost. In this program you reduce calories by replacing 2 meals a day with Shaklee Life Shakes that are rich in leucine. Leucine is an amino that preserves lean muscle. Muscle gives us that lean waist we desire! Plus, muscle increases metabolism which allows you to lose more weight and look leaner faster than someone on say, a program like Weight Watchers.

Consider this program as a way to get to your goal quicker.

#2  5-Day body Reset

This is such a great way to reboot the body’s metabolism, reduce cravings (puts weight around the middle) and leave you feeling and looking great. You will be off of the acid-producing foods like pasta, bread, sweets and eating more alkaline-producing foods.

Alkaline foods are fruits, vegetables, soy, some grains (like quinoa). An alkaline PH is good for so many things like preventing colds and flu, weight gain, hormonal fluctuations and cancer.

#3  Reduce Carbohydrates

Especially grains! Increase fiber to 25 grams per day and increase daily from low-fat sources.

Health experts recommend that at least 30% of our diet be raw vegetables and fruits. Simple carbohydrates convert easily to fat, whereas eating more fruits and vegetables can up the fiber and protein helps with preserving lean muscle. Lean muscle burns belly fat.

#4 Exercise

Resistance training with a fitness expert is a great way to get yourself on a good regime for exercise. It makes you accountable. A good trainer will work with your body and will give you a variety of exercises. The best results happen when we are accountable.

#5 Reduce Your Reaction to Stress

This is a huge deal. Continuous release of cortisol puts weight around your waist. Reduce how you respond to daily aggravations by training your mind. I ask my clients to develop a breathing practice. Starting with 5 minutes morning and night. Take a big breath in through your nose. Breathe all the way into your belly, exhale completely, let it go.  Take those times to train your mind that each “stressor” is not worth gaining weight for.

A big help is Stress Release Complex, a supplement I recommend because it balances the body all day, helps relax the mind and keeps you alert and at peace.

Doing these things will give you a visible change in 4 weeks!

Don’t forget: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

All five of the tips above are in the top 10 list for ways to reducing your risk for Breast Cancer.

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E-mail me to schedule a 15 minute COMPLIMENTARY assessment and for a Strategic Prevention Program. diana@zestylifenyc.com

Prevention is my passion.

Can’t wait to see you in your little black dress!!!

BONUS: Try this yummy Carrot Cake Smoothie recipe! 

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Woman with cold or flu coughing and blowing her nose with a tissue under autumn rain. Brunette female sneezing and wearing warm clothes.

Prevention is my passion.

I was sitting on the subway next to a woman who was sneezing and looked miserable. I said “God bless you” and remarked how no one says that anymore. She smiled and attributed it to the change of season and it was just a sinus infection. I shared with her that I used to suffer with sinus infections and I got to a point where the antibiotics and over-the-counter remedies weren’t working anymore. I was miserable and I spent a lot of money. Just in the nick of time, I had a Wellness Educator training (It was the year 2000) with a physician who rarely used antibiotics in her practice, taught her patients lifestyle changes and recommended Shaklee supplements, and had amazing results. Today I will share with you the best tips that have prevented me from having sinus infections, or colds or the flu since then.

From colds & the flu, all the way to cancer, are the result of an immune system that is unable to protect the body. The cells of the immune system are NOT doing their job because they are not getting enough good nutrition and are bombarded by toxins from the environment, stress, and poor food choices.

When I work with clients I have them fill out a symptom sheet. The list of symptoms are under a nutrient such as B-complex. A B-complex deficiency could cause fatigue, digestion problems, depression. The body is saying we are not getting enough nutrients from foods that contain B vitamins. People enjoy the knowledge of this, since now they can choose what supplements to take or what foods to eat to boost their bodies.

Step 1: Learn what your body needs. I am offering a free 15-minute consultation on the phone to find out where your body is struggling and to how you can get rid of the small symptoms so you don’t have to deal with the big ones. Strategize with me! Email me for an appointment: diana@zestylifenyc.com

Step 2: Eat breakfast. What you eat for breakfast sets your day up for success. They call it “break the fast” since your blood sugar level is low, you can’t think, you may feel groggy, etc. If you eat a well-balanced breakfast, with more protein and fiber and less carbs, it will give you long-lasting energy and build up your immune system. I suggest the Life Plan Shake for a quick start to your day. You can add it to oatmeal, muffins, and pancake mixes to add amazing energy. It is a complete meal and really feeds your cells in a balanced way!

Step 3: Cut way down on the sugar and alcohol during the holiday season, the most difficult time to do that! Sugar drains your body of nutrients which depletes the immune system. How many times did we stay up all night studying with a bag of M&M’s and later we catch a cold? Here is a suggestion: make your snacks or desserts a fruit, yogurt or nuts. Fill that sweet tooth craving with something else that is just as tasty.

Step 4: Take your vitamins every day! The body does not care that you are on a diet or that you have a busy day at work. It needs nutrients every day to rebuild the immune system. You can be specific or choose from 2 comprehensive packs we offer: Life Strip or Vitalizer. (Put it on auto ship and SAVE $$!)

Here is my Shaklee sinus infection prevention plan from Dr Rodriguez:

Nutriferon – My daily ally against all the germs around me
Optiflora System with Pre and Post Biotic – building up the good bacteria in the gut has a big effect on the immune system. 60% of immune health is in the gut.
Shaklee’s Sustained Release Vitamin C – Major antioxidant that lasts all day
Shaklee’s Garlic Complex – All the active ingredients of the garlic are retained – cooking with garlic is good, however it reduces the potency.

Step 5: MOVE! Do not sit longer than for 2 hours. Yoga is my new daily passion. I am teaching a NEW beginning Yoga class. So I am practicing everyday. It’s helping my back, my mind and my immune system. Feeling good is great for the immune system.

Check out this link: Here are 4 Yoga poses to build the immune system. Adjust the poses to your ability. Email me for ways to adapt it.

Step 6: Get Good quality sleep and enough of it. Check out this blog!

You can build a better immune system any time of your life, why not now? Take advantage of the free 15-minute session. E-mail me and set up a time!
Make 2015 holidays the best ever! Don’t be the average person who gets 4 colds per year.

Now take this one step more: tell someone you care about, about the offer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a portion of what you purchase from me will go to research. Make prevention your passion and enjoy the benefits!

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Ready, Set, Reset!

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I challenge you to feel better, breathe better, have less stomach issues, look younger, sleep better and lose a few pounds. What would that mean to you?

This time of year it could be just the trick to get you you headed in the right direction versus the wrong direction! The holiday season is approaching, the time when we are making too many excuses leading to lose uncomfortable extra pounds and feeling lousy! October 5th we are starting a 5 Day Reset Challenge. It is so easy to follow and 5 days goes so quickly. The program includes one canister of the Life Plan Shake. The best meal on the planet, you can create awesome smoothies, recipes will be sent to you, and one box of Vitalizer or Life Strip. Also, a box of Snack Bars or Shaklee 180 Snack Crisps. During the challenge, you’ll learn about…

  1. eliminating the foods that contributed to this condition.
  2. eating foods that will build back a healthy body,
  3. supporting your body with the proper supplements.

Join us on Facebook to get daily tips throughout the challenge.

Part 1 – Eliminating Bad Foods

  • Foods that increase sugar cravings are your first item to eliminate. I have always said, “where there is a will, there is a waistline.” This is not always true. There are foods that create a deficit in the body, so that after you eat them, your body craves more. It’s physiological. You will end up eating more. Here are some examples: white flour (bread), white sugar, diet soda, alcohol, cookies, potato chips, etc. We know the drill. Have you ever noticed that bread is served before dinner at a restaurant? This is so you will eat more because you will crave more!
  • Cutting foods out of your diet that you are sensitive to is the next important strategy. Many people are sensitive to gluten and it acts as an appetite stimulant. Gluten can cause gas bloating, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), inflammation and even learning disabilities in children, in some cases.

Part 2 – Optimize Your Diet

  • Healthy shakes are a great way to increase your nutrient intake, are very convenient and a good shake can balance your blood sugar, so you don’t end up overeating. I like Shaklee’s Life Shake because it is well balanced, and contains leucine (for muscle building). Leucine makes you feel full.
  • A great rule to live by is to make ½ your plate vegetables, ¼ starch and ¼ protein. It will give you the balance your body needs for fiber, antioxidants (to neutralize toxins) and protein to repair tissues.

Part 3 – Use supplements to enhance the process. The Vitalizer and Life Strip are an excellent way to be sure you get all your nutrients when you cut calories, have stress and aren’t perfect about your everyday eating.  Here is some additional help to enhance your 5 day challenge:

  • Cleanse and alkalinize: Herbs like Alfalfa that have chlorophyll clean the blood.
  • Boost the liver: Milk thistle, reishi and schisandra mushrooms will preserve liver cells and increase bile flow. Learn more about Liver DTX
  • Pump up the gut and digestion: Acidophilus will keep the gut healthy so we can absorb the nutrients needed for everyday detox. Acidophilus can be found in the Vitalizer.
  • A sponge-like a fiber supplement to helps escort the toxins out of the body. We get ⅓ of all the fiber we need from our diet. Fiber Tabs are an easy way to get more fiber everyday.

Also, check out this great yoga pose for detox.

If you are ready to start, order your products here and  text me to find out your next step!  216-526-5496

Enjoy the holiday festivities, LOOKING and FEELING fabulous!

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