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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.

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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.

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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:

Holiday Gift Guide (2)

 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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What is holding you back from looking great in your spring clothes? Overeating.

Most of us are used to being good sometimes and overeating other times. There are a lot of reasons why we overeat, and some of them can be not eating breakfast, late night cravings, emotional eating, and triggers such as alcohol at social events.

We had a lot of success with the “Ten Pound Turnaround” and there is still time for you to join in on the fun. We are trimming our middles and learning a lot as we discover ways to overcome our urge to overeat.

Why We Overeat 

Circle the answers that apply to you:

  1. Which foods trigger overeating for you? Hard candy? Cookie? Pizza? Alcohol?
  2. What time of day are you more likely to overeat? Morning? Mid-afternoon? Evening? Between 7-10pm?
  3. What emotions stimulate automatic behavior to overeat? Sadness? Anxiety? Fatigue?

If you circled any trigger foods, you’re not alone – according to FDA research, one of the biggest trigger foods is sugar. And when you add fat to that, it is synergistic.

Last night I attended an event that had macaroons and champagne. I knew that I was in trouble. What was my best option? In this case, the champagne was the better option because although it’s all sugar, the effect is not compounded by fat and sugar together, such as in the macaroons. I had a small glass of champagne and a glass of seltzer water, and it worked! I didn’t feel any urge to overeat.

If you circled a time of day that you are most likely to overeat, the best answer is to add structure and plan ahead with your diet. Eating small meals five times a day is a great way to curb cravings and avoid midday and nighttime overeating. Shaklee’s Core Energy has ginseng which helps the body adapt to stress, so your energy stays even throughout the day and your busy schedule won’t drain you and encourage overeating.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t have much control over our daily schedules, so planning meals ahead of time can be challenging. If you need to eat late at night, choose a 200 calorie snack with lots of protein and fiber such as nuts or a small portion of cheese. No matter your schedule, thinking ahead and making a plan is key and will help you avoid overeating at any time of day.

Making sure your blood sugar is even throughout the day will help you avoid a sugar crash, which makes you want to overeat. If you are an emotional eater, sticking to a balanced meal plan will make it easier to fight cravings when you are feeling fatigued, sad or anxious. High protein, high fiber meals, such as the Shaklee 180 Smoothee, will satisfy your body’s needs and keep you satiated. Adding a supplement such as the Stress Relief Complex will help prevent blood sugar spikes which leads to the “sugar blues” and causes overeating.

It’s not too late to join the “Ten Pound Turnaround” club! No matter your challenges with overeating, we will join together as a group to problem-solve and share tips and support to stay on track. The Shaklee 180 program is a great health-enhancing program so that your body starts reacting better to sugar and stress, so you can avoid pitfalls affect your health, vitality and zest!

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This fall we are offering many new products! This is a good time for a re-evaluation.

 

Here is a service I can offer you.

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Have you ever gone to the doctor’s office because you are always tired, achy, or having trouble sleeping? The doctor does blood work, and the good and bad news is that nothing shows up.

Many symptoms can fall short on the radar, but a comprehensive Wellness Profile can help find where the gap is. Dr. Lee Coyne, a specialist in symptomatology, developed a questionnaire called The Wellness Profile.

It takes into account your symptoms and compares them against a pattern of specific vitamin deficiencies, which helps to determine what nutrients your cells may be missing.

Your responses are used to create a customized supplement program to reduce or alleviate your health issues AND reboot your body!

In addition, you’ll receive recommendations for specific nutrient-rich foods that will help with nutritional deficiencies.

Whether you desire to feel GREAT or believe you may have acid reflux, hormone issues, fatigue, excess weight, pre-diabetes, candida, or adrenal fatigue, a SPECIFIC program TAILORED TO YOU can help you.

Get your Wellness Profile today for just $125.00 + get a FREE bottle of Shaklee’s Vita-D3, because everyone needs their sunshine vitamins! (Offer expires September 30th.)

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It’s summer, time for fun, however work and obligations don’t allow us to take a LONG enough vacation. In fact, this time of the year, reminds me of when I was a child and wanted to go out and play – I would rush, rush to get my chores done or I would miss the fun! Now I go away on weekends and have only 5 days to get my work done and I feel that same pressure.  

So summer isn’t always so relaxing, in fact it can be stressful.  So here are some tips to help reduce stress as we balance the joys of summer living with our life obligations.

  • Re-train the brain: Meditation along with deep breathing will reduce anxiety. Research suggests that meditation can change the brains neural pathways. Our brains are like a field of grass, when we walk on one path (have a repetitive thought, good or bad), it creates a grove in the brain. Meditation will help create a beneficial one versus a reactive one.

    Meditation is as easy as: Sit with your feet on the floor. Close your eyes, place one hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe and focus on bringing the breath down to your belly for a deeper breath. Inhale through the nose; exhale through the mouth saying AAAH with a sound. With each breath, elongate the exhale. Now breathe in peace and open your eyes! 
      

  • Tune into your body: Take a few minutes at work, or on the subway and notice areas where you are holding tension.  Focus on those areas and use your breath to release the stress. Movement forms like Qigong and Yoga are great ways to gently release stiff muscles. However, sometimes a great run, body workout or quick walk is the way to go. Stretch before. Contracted muscles are shortened muscles and can cause pain and limited movement, which why stretching before an energetic workout will help your muscles recover and you won’t have pain, tension and feel stressed! Aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day will release endorphins, a natural high!
        
  • What to eat to reduce the stress impact:  
    • Complex carbs like whole grain breads and oatmeal increases the level of serotonin, which is a calming brain chemical. In addition, whole grains contain Vitamin B, Magnesium and more, that help calm the nerves.
    • The ingredients in the Shaklee 180 SmootheeShaklee Meal in a Bar andShaklee Snack Bars, balance blood sugar and level off levels of cortisol and adrenaline.
    • Oranges: Vitamin C can help curb levels of stress hormones and improve the immune system. Take Vitamin C before a stressful task and you’ll reduce the level of cortisol.
    • Omega 3: Eating 3oz of cold-water fish, like salmon, tuna and mackerel, twice a week prevents surges of stress hormones.
    • Pistachios, walnuts, and almonds protect against the effects of stress by reducing inflammation. But remember, only a handful, since they contain lots of calories.
    • Raw Vegetables: A pure mechanical way for reducing stress. Munching celeries or carrots, helps release clenched jaw and ward off tension.
           
  • Supplements: Since we don’t eat perfectly everyday, a sophisticated supplement program is no longer a luxury but a necessity in this fast pace world, no matter the season. Let me introduce you to a product I love to recommend, The Vitalizer. Here’s a video that talks about it more, http://feelbetterin30days.com/dianarn
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Consider combining the above tips with our 5-Day Shaklee 180 Boost Program to zap the stress now. Our new program begins Monday, August 4th – to sign-up, visit our website. You MUST sign up by July 30th. 
 
Pick one to implement each week and see what happens in a month!

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