Archive for January, 2016

Free shipping for orders over $75 until January 31st. PLUS: Sign up for the Fresh Start/Foods Rule Class by January 31st for a significant discount!

Slim young woman measuring her thin waist with a tape measure close up ** Note: Shallow depth of field

What causes that extra padding around your middle beyond calories?

  1. Insulin Resistance. Eating the high carb diet that most of us eat (including alcohol and sugar) for just a few years, the body has learned not to respond to insulin. So the blood sugar level rises and quickly converts to fat. The belly is the best place to store that fat.
  2. Adrenal Fatigue. Due to the fact that we are under constant stress, our bodies are releasing cortisol and adrenaline that signals the body to release sugar for fighting or fleeing. Since we don’t live in a world where we use that sugar (our true fight or flight response is rarely activated), that sugar gets stored as fat.

These are the best ways to whittle your middle:

  1. Eat foods or drink shakes that are balanced. That keeps our blood sugar levels even (no need for insulin) and we avoid cravings. It can be a balanced meal or snack (like a food or whole food supplement). Balanced means eating a combination of protein (builders), carbohydrates (quick energy) and fats (good for skin, hair nails, hormones) in a ratio that gives us immediate and sustained energy, so sugar levels don’t rise (we won’t get cravings) and it won’t get stored as fat.Shaklee’s Life Plan Shake, Shaklee 180 meal in a bar and Shaklee 180 snack bars are balanced and will keep your insulin working for you!I am offering a class to help you use food, supplements, exercise and positive thinking to balance your body.
  1. Exercise in a way to build muscle. Weight training, yoga, and interval training can build muscle. Muscle takes up less space so you look leaner as the scale numbers go down. More muscle means more energy and higher metabolism. Here’s a bonus: Shaklee’s Life Plan shakes contain the amino acid leucine that helps retain and build muscle. Clients are so encouraged when they look thinner sooner with these shakes and Shaklee 180 Program. The news is all good with insulin too! The more muscle you have, the less you need to release insulin.
  1. Find ways to reduce your stress level and cortisone levels. By reducing cortisol levels you are effecting how your body stores fat. Shaklee has a 30 minute Stress Relief herbal supplement to minimize the stress burden on the body. It contains Ashwaganda (a body balancer), L-theanine (to stay relaxed and alert), Beta-Sitosterol (which reduces cortisone levels).Meditation, yoga or Chi Kung, for 20 minutes daily also teaches you how not to live your life with your foot constantly on the accelerator!
  1. Build healthy gut flora. Studies show that gut flora plays a large role in weight control. Populating your gut with healthy bacteria helps with digestion and metabolizing your food. Shaklee’s Life Plan shake is a meal, plus it contains pre and post biotic (which help with digestion and metabolism).Shaklee’s Optiflora pre and post biotic is a system that builds gut flora. What makes this system unique is the little pearl in the system, which is triple encapsulated. The bacteria numbers stay intact as it passes through the stomach and small intestine and gets released in the large intestine.The new Fresh Start Cleanse is a program will help you build you digestive flora with specific foods and supplements.
  1. Get a metabolic boost. The ingredients in Shaklee’s Metabolic Boost contain ingredients to help with Insulin Resistance (which reduces cravings and helps release energy) as well as EGCG, which is commonly found in green tea and is known to increase calorie burning. Shaklee 180 Energy Tea also contains calorie-burning EGCG to increase metabolism and give you a boost of energy!

Knowledge is power! We have products that have been scientifically proven to work. Shaklee weight loss participant’s have lost over 3 million pounds! I am offering a fabulous program with 20 years of research that can be accomplished individually, in our group or in person in a 6-week Fresh Start/Foods Rule program.


I have 28 years of experience in helping people re-commit to their health goals And reclaim your optimal health.

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I also recently discovered this awesome company called Bring the Gym to Me. With a network of over 500 fitness instructors, they will match you with a personal trainer or fitness instructor that is perfect for you. With classes like Yoga, Pilates or one on one training. The best part, is that the trainer comes straight to your home(!) with workouts scheduled and customized to suit your needs. Check them out at http://www.bringthegymtome.com.

Email or call/text to find out what will work for you. diana@zestylifenyc.com or 216-526-5496.

Live Life With Zest,



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Special: Free Shipping until January 15th for orders over $75

I am passionate about coaching people to achieve amazing health with Shaklee products for 28 years. The program I used when I began, healed my health and I wanted to shout it from the rooftops!  The products continue to support my zesty lifestyle so I can feel great, look younger and add life to my years. It was a natural progression for me to shift to showing people how to start their own Shaklee businesses so more people could experience the gifts I received, amazing health and being financially strong.


I wanted to share these stories. They are from real people who spoke at the Shaklee regional event last weekend. Real people with life changing stories. I was amazed by how significant problems in their lives were truly turned around.

Fibromyalgia:  One young woman was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in her teens, she was a competitive gymnast with an incredible story of pain and disappointments.

Taking Shaklee supplements, helped get her health back, and now in her 30’s was recently kettle ball champion and she is now in the midst of making a movie about her struggle with fibromyalgia. How inspiring!

Autism: A mother of 3 had one daughter who was initially diagnosed with severe autism. A friend introduced her to Shaklee supplements and cleaning products. Several years later, her daughter is now only considered mildly autistic. The mother was so inspired she decided to became a naturopath and incorporated recommending Shaklee products in her practice.

Weight Loss: This story is about a trainer who had an impressive weight loss story with the Shaklee weight loss program. He was thrilled and decided to offer Shaklee products to his clients. He kept track of how much weight people lost with the program or with food alone over a 3 year period.  Food alone – 40 pounds cumulatively and those who added Shaklee to the food program lost 2,040 pounds!

Are you tired of feeling lousy? Want to look and feel younger? Let’s make 2016 your best year ever. I would love to be your guide.

Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 3.24.17 PMThe Vitalizing Plan kit is a perfect way to get started. We can also personalize it and make it your own program based on a health assessment. Email to tell me how I can help you. diana@zestylifenyc.com.

Fresh Start Cleansing Program- Food Rules! 2016 Workshop (1)

95% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February 14th. Now is the time to learn the rules to get the results you want, more energy, enhanced concentration, laser focus, great digestion, sustained weight loss…and to be part of the 5% who are successful!

Click here to sign up for the 7 week class today. It begins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

The first class is an overview of what you will accomplish during the following 6 weeks and is free to attend. Sign up for the entire program by January 31, 2016 to get significant discount. The class is held in a convenient location midtown NYC.

How can I help you have an amazing 2016? E-mail me to tell me how I can help! diana@zestylifenyc.com

Live Life With Zest,

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The holiday rush is over. School has started again (feels like school again) and it’s time to get back on track.

I must admit, I did burn the holiday candles at both ends and I feel I need a healthy boost AND rejuvenation!

That can only take place with a nutrition dense, food loving program, positive thinking and fun exercise program.

I’m ready for a Fresh Start! How about you? No excuses…


I am offering and a fabulous program that is new, called Fresh Start. The program is for 6 weeks. Week one is the Cleansing Fresh Start Program.  You will feel the increase in energy within a few days, mental clarity and lose a few pounds.

The remaining 5 weeks is the rejuvenation part of the program. Support and information will be via a private Facebook Group that will start January 11th.

I am hosting a webinar to talk about the program on Wednesday, January 6 at 8p or Thursday, January 7th at 11:30 am. If you’d like to attend RSVP and I will send you an invite.

Or  Schedule a brief phone consultation to see if this is for you, call or text 216-526-5496.

No regrets for 2016!

Live Life With Zest,


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