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“It’s just what I do this time of year,” is what I hear often as a health coach. Yet year after year, pounds accumulate and we feel sick, tired, and disappointed as we approach a New Year with those 5-10 extra pounds.

Understanding habits is a great way to pinpoint what we are doing to sabotage ourselves. Brad Lamm in his book “Just 10 Pounds” describes 6 Eating Habit Styles. Maybe you will recognize yourself in one or two of them.

Then for each one I will give a strategy to get you back on track. Don’t’ worry if you identify with more than one.  If you’d like to take the quiz email me at diana@zestylifenyc.com.

  1. The Emotional Eater: In this style, a person uses food as comfort. We eat when we are happy, sad, or bored… and everything else!  The foods tend to be comfort foods:  like macaroni and cheese, meatballs and gravy, grilled cheese sandwiches, or cookies. Can you relate?

The problem occurs when you notice you are gaining weight and not feeling good about it.

Tip:  Become aware of what  foods you reach for and how many calories the foods contain. Either replace them with foods that have less calories (low fat cheese) or eat a smaller portion size.  For a grilled cheese sandwich, have half a grilled cheese for half the calories.  To lose one pound of fat, we have to eat 3,500 calories less (or burn it off with exercise).

  1. The Habitual Eater: This is a person who is good with structure and sticks with it until they have an emotional  trigger.  They are not flexible when problems arise, like with time restraints and responsibilities and do things like skipping meals, eating fast foods, or they eat that brownie everyday at 4pm.

Tip: Take an organized approach to meal planning. Use a guide like portion control. Imagine a hand as a way to do meal and snack planning.  My clients love this. It gives them a visual to plan their weekly food.  For example, a fist is one cup or 200 calories of pasta or rice. On a 1500 calorie diet, you are allowed one fist per meal. So make a pan of rice and divide it into 5 portions in the refrigerator for the week. You can do the same for protein like chicken. The palm of the hand is 3 ounces or 150 calories.

  1. The External Eater:  External  cues are all around us in NYC, restaurants, windows, grocery stores and at holiday party settings. It can be difficult to say no. Since the external eater is visual, take a few moments each day to visualize yourself in that little black dress or your favorite slacks. What weight do you want to be? Weekly, keep track of those numbers.

Tip: When you go to a holiday party, decide ahead of time to pick foods that will support your desire to keep slim. It’s a habit! When at a party pick vegetables, eat fruits and protein (cheese, hummus) that  will keep you fuller longer. If you are full you are less likely to be tempted.

  1. The Critical Eater: This person is knowledgeable about dieting and exercise but can become obsessive about dieting rules. It is all or nothing thinking. They have forgotten how to enjoy food and are very hard on themselves if they make a mistake.

Tip:  Focus on what foods you want to enjoy and take the focus off “bad” foods. Enjoy cooking, even if just once a week cook a dish that is healthy but tasty. It could be for friends. Find the joy in healthy cooking and eating with friends.

Here is a good resource for “good-looking”, healthy, and delicious foods. I use a lot of their recipes.

  1. The Sensual Eater: Is the person who really appreciates food and loves every bite and does not say no.  They enjoy every bit of pasta, lobster, and sauces.  This can really add calories and weight.

Tip: At a restaurant, share a meal.  After every bite, drink a glass of water to reduce the addictiveness of the flavors. Begin to shift to cooking that will give you a broader range of tastes.  Soups are a fabulous example. Add 3 or more vegetables, broth, chicken or tofu and some pasta with herbs like sage and tarragon.  Flavorful, and you are creating a broader range of flavors for the taste buds.

  1. The Energy Eater: Is the person who listens to their hunger and feeds the body as necessary. But many people reach for more fast acting carbohydrates like breads, crackers, and granola bars which cause more hunger (because of an insulin spike)  and they tend to unknowingly eat too many calories.

Tip: Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. Limit fast acting carbs, and emphasize slow carbohydrates like vegetables, fruits, and non starchy grains (Quinoa). Stamina foods are protein and fats. Eat protein at every meal.  Protein can be nuts, low fat cheese, cottage cheese, tofu, rice and beans. Avocado is a fabulous fruit/fat for energy people. It will fill you up and is good source of the right kind of fat.

A great snack is 1/8 of an avocado  crush and spread over whole grain crackers.

It’s very important to start your day with a breakfast of 24 grams of protein. Your body has been fasting all night. I find smoothies to be an easy and convenient way to be sure to get the day off to a fabulous start and have fewer problems with cravings.

Set the stage for a fabulous New Year and new you with self knowledge and a shift in habits.  I always say, “Where there is a will, there is a waistline!”

NOW is the time to prepare for your healthy 2016! Contact me for details – the Fresh Start Cleansing program begins on January 11th.

E-mail diana@zestylifenyc.com

Call or text 216-526-5496

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The holiday theme of 2015 is Ageless!

The other day I was crossing Bowery Street with 2 armfuls of shopping bags. They were heavy and I could not bear to wait for the next light. I had five more seconds to cross and the oncoming cars were restless. I was running out of time when a 21 year old angel grabbed my arm so I would not get hit by an approaching car. As he let go of my arm when we reached the curb, he said “You are in better shape than I am.” He was out of breath. Not sure how old he thought I was. Really did not want to know!

But I got to thinking, how are we defining age? And that the best gifts are ones that last, the gift of looking and feeling young, so we can breathe easy while racing across streets…and no one has to know how old you are!

This holiday season, give the gift of health to all of the ageless beauties and gents in your life! Here are my top 12 picks:

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 1. Vivix – Liquid or Liquigels

2. Enfuselle Anti-Aging Duo: Time Repair AMC + E Repair PM

3. Shaklee 10 Turnaround Kit – lose 10 lbs and 10 years!

4. Stress Relief Complex – Keep cool under stress!

5. Pump it up – Physique & Performance

6. Enfuselle Cleansing Gel & Balancing Moisturizer

7. Men’s After-Shave Duo: Enfuselle Hydrating Toner & Calming Complex

8. Get Clean Kit -avoid rashes from harsh chemical cleaners!

9. Basic H & Germ-Off Wipes – quick and easy clean!

10. Enfuselle Infusing Mineral Masque & Refining Polisher

11. Enfuselle Instant Firming Serum

12. Get Clean Water Pitcher – fresh water is the elixir of life!

For more holiday fun & gift ideas, please join me this Sunday, December 13th for my Holiday Brunch Open House! 

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I don’t want to have any regrets this year. Being healthy is not a given – it’s something you have to work for. As the expression goes, “if you ignore your health, it will go away.” This is a great time to think about what you’ve done well, what has worked for you, and what you want to change for the better for next year. These four steps will help you feel better, look better and take control of your destiny.

1. What did you accomplish this year? Instead of focusing on what you didn’t do, it’s time to find your supportive voice. Take stock on what you did accomplish this year. Did you start to exercise once a week? You can burn 350 calories with a strength training class and lose a pound every 10 weeks. It is a good trend. If you did nothing, and lose muscle every year and you’ll gain fat by sticking with the status quo! Ouch!

So for the next week, I want you to write down what you did well in 2014. Build that supportive voice muscle!

2. Do a Wellness Evaluation with an RN and health coach like myself. Issues like stress, digestion, being sick too often, brain fog, migraines and weight loss do well with looking at lifestyles issues and a stress reduction program. The Wellness Evaluation I work with will get to the source of most health challenges and help you find what nutrients you are missing (and the supplements and foods will fill in the gaps), what foods you are sensitive to, and pinpoint the bad habits that are detrimental to your health.

The Wellness Evaluation is a great start to achieving better health.  By taking it a step further and investing in my three month program you can start to develop new solutions to habits that are holding you back. It’s interesting how one challenge can not only effect your weight, but how you perform at your job!

3. Do a short healthy detox. January 5th is a good day to start a five-day “Kick Start Detox.” You will feel and look like a million bucks and this will spur you on begin your 2015 program.

We are starting a group that meets once a week on the phone and once a month in person. Email me if you are interested. Spots are filling up fast! Research shows that making changes in a supportive group setting will help you be more successful.

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4. Make a game plan today for how you will improve your health this year. The Shaklee 180 health programs make it easy to reach your goals. Some of the benefits are:

  • It’s very convenient
  • As you make changes you learn new habits
  • It is balanced, healthy and preserves lean muscle
  • It costs the same as eating out for lunch
  • It is on special until December 31st
  • You will see results sooner – because you’ll be losing fat, not muscle.

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Here is an amazing story from the Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Jacqui Mccoy lost 207 pound on this TV show in one year. She was driven by the desire to have a baby, but was not able to at her weight. Her success was shown on an hour Friday night special. When the year was over and she started training others to do the same food and exercise program, she was shocked when she started to gain back the weight and her hormones were a mess. Jacqui was convinced by her mothers weight loss to try the Shaklee 180 program. She lost the new 80 pounds with ease and the best testament to how healthy a program it is, is that last September she finally achieved her dream of a baby!

Here is the special:

Shaklee 180 Kits

Starting January – March 2015 There will be 4,000 of us losing at least 10 pounds for a 40,000 pound challenge Jacqui McCoy gave us!

What is your dream for better health in the New Year? I would love to help you identify your vision, and clarify and set your goals. With my help you can develop your supportive voice as well as corrective strategies along the way and achieve your goals!

Don’t ever let anyone talk you out of your dreams, just because they have given up on theirs.

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So, its 20 degrees here in NYC. It is freezing!  Here are some quick tips to stay healthy, warm and on-track!

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1. Warm up your Smoothee

Add one scoop Shaklee 180 Café Latte and one scoop Shaklee 180 Chocolate to eight ounces of warmed up almond, soy or regular milk – yummy!

Here are some other recipes

What does a Shaklee 180 Smoothee have to do with your immune system?  30% of women do not get enough protein, and that can seriously affect your immune system. Additionally, the smoothee helps you retain lean muscle mass.  More muscle burns fuel and warms up the body on chilly days!

2. Invest time in your food prep once a week

Make one new soup or entree a week. Freeze the rest. At the end of the month. You’ll have four new favorite dishes! It is important to invest time and thought in your nutrition. It is also fun! Here is a quick and easy Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup to warm you up (hint: you can use chicken or turkey sausage).

3. Take an immune booster

Try Nutriferon. Your body has to work harder to keep your immune system strong in the cold weather! And if you feel a cold coming on, Defend and Resist will help you knock it out.

4. Use supplements to fire up the body

B-complex – The energy will get you and your body moving.

Corenergy – Supports the Adrenal glands to help you fight your challenges for the new day (the Adrenal Gland is the fight or flight gland).

Energy Chews – Convenient chewy supplement with green tea to spark energy in your body!

With the busy holiday season approaching and the temperatures dropping, it’s important to stay warm, healthy and happy! Use these tips to help you power through and still look and feel amazing.

Live Life With Zest,

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Give the gift of health this holiday season! Ask me about gift certificates, and great products that your friends and family will love.

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Get a Jump Start on the “New” Improved You
Ever notice how easy it is to gain 5 pounds and how difficult it is to lose 2?
But it’s not about being skinny, it’s about feeling great in your skin!
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Imagine how good you’ll look 5 pounds lighter and how easily you’ll zip up your jeans. And of course, on New Year’s Eve it will be a pleasure as you walk into the room in your black cocktail dress.
You will be the envy of everyone in the room.
What’s even better, you won’t have any mood swings, aches and pains or coughing and sneezing because you avoided eating too many sweets.
Instead, you will feel healthy, radiant and proud in your skin! “Every journey begins with a single step.” – Maya Angelou
Take the first step towards good health.
Join us for a dynamic Slim Meet on Thursday, November 12th to get prepped for Mission: Slim Possible.
We can stay fit this winter together!
Email me: dianamaltz@gmail.com to RSVP
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What is the best way to get started?
We are forming a very motivated Facebook Group,
Mission: Slim Possible”
Join us as we begin a 15-Day Jump Start on December 19th
We are sharing recipes, giving each other
encouragement as well as keeping ourselves accountable.
For more information:
  Take a look at the Shaklee 180 Turnaround Program and
Then get ready, get set, and go!
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Stump for gift ideas this holiday? Every year friends and family call me for great, good quality gift ideas. This year, I decided to create a list and yes, I did checked it twice and below are my favorite picks.

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TO SLIP IN WITH A CARD

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  • 180 Pomegranate Tea Stick(s) with a Girardelli Chocolate Square with a little note to “enjoy this gift of energy” and to “remember to enjoy all antioxidants all year long.”
  • Energy Chews with a little note to “enjoy the energizing treat of Olympians.”
  • 180 Drink Mix Packet with a little note “a gift of healthy fast food this busy season.”

FOR GUYS

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  • Performance Sports Drink (Orange or Lemon-Lime), 180 Snack Bars, and Joint & Muscle Pain Cream along with a sports bottle, football, soccer ball, a signed ball or signed photograph.
  • 180 Snack Crisps (Sea Salt or Barbecue or both) in a basket circled with ribbon along with some movies or a subscription to NetFlix, etc.

FOR GALS

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FOR NEIGHBORS AND CO-WORKERS

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  • Cocoa Energizing Soy Protein with the recipe for cocoa soy-peanut butter “energy balls” and a festive container full of them.  Or Instant Protein with a container of fruit or chocolate dessert bars made with it and the recipes.
  • Travel Bag filled with ENFUSELLE Products along with travel magazines and/or a video of a fun destination.
  • Chewable C and/or ENERGY CHEWS in a beautiful candy dish wrapped with a big bow.
  • Instant Protein Soy Mix with pumpkin bread or cranberry/orange bread you’ve made, using it as an ingredient, along with the recipe.
  • 180 Tea with a cute teapot and tea cozy or 180 Vanilla Chai with cool coffee mugs.

STOCKING STUFFERS

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FOR YOUNG PARENTS AND KIDS

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  • Basic-H2 Organic Super Cleaning Wipes and Germ Off Wipes with some fun tub toys, or a set of baby clothes, blanket, etc.  (Include info why these products are safer for baby and the whole family.)
  • MIGHTY SMART “Smart Candy” with books and fun pens for a grade schooler.
  • Vita-Lea, Meal Shake and a SHAKLEE Shaker with a fun wake-up alarm clock.

FOR SERVICES PROVIDERS

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FOR MOM, GRANDMOM AND AUNTS

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FOR DAD, GRANDDAD, UNCLES

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UNIQUE GIFTS

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If you still need more gift’s ideas, visit my online store or shoot me an email at dianamaltz@gmail.com

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and live life with Zest!

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Produce Dramatic Skin Results in 28 Days

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Skincare is very important to me, especially since I have very sensitive skin. I remember trying different brands, including expensive brands, and after a few weeks, my skin would return to what it was before – oily, dry spots, and unhealthy looking. One time, I even got what it looked like a chemical burn! Horror!

When I found Enfuselle Skin Care products, my skin immediately felt different and happy!  The products are versatile, which means you get your money worth because there’s no need to try 10 million products. I’ve been using the complete Enfuselle Skin Care system for over 10 years. I constantly get compliments of how radiant my skin looks and I have very little wrinkles for a woman of my age – which makes me very happy!

So this holiday, pamper Your Skin with the Enfuselle Skin Care system. This luxurious skin care system makes your skin look like a million bucks.

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The Enfuselle Nutrition Therapy Skin Care is formulated with our exclusive Vital Repair+® to block ALL those skin-damaging, free radical reactions and encourages you to have healthy cells so you see smooth, luminous skin.  Clinical studies confirmed a remarkable 665% increase in skin firmness in just 28 days. Each system includes:

This holiday we are running a special, become a Shaklee member and get the system (normal to dry OR normal to oily) for $187.45 + a FREE tube of Enfuselle Spa Ultra Moisturizing Shea Butter Cream. This luxurious shea butter is extracted from the fruit of the shea tree and has amazing moisturizing properties with a wonderful consistency that soaks deep into your skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated and it’s paba free!

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So this holiday start looking younger! If you are in the NYC area, set an appointment and let me show you how to take 10 years off your skin. Contact me at dianamaltz@gmail.com or visit my website.

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Beautiful skin is really healthy skin. The same nutrients that keep you healthy in the inside, plays a huge role in keeping you looking good on the outside. It only makes sense that your skin care comes not from a cosmetics company, but from the company that knows nutrition, inside and out.

Be in love with your skin and live life with Zest!

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