Why Shakeology, How to Mix, Get Healthy

I am so grateful you have decided to try Shakeology and take control of your life and health. Many of us tend to put ourselves at the bottom of our to do list, and then we forget to maintain our health. Our necessities do not get met, too often we worry about family, children, friends, way before we think of ourselves. If your child was sick and the doctor told you he/she needs to be on a special diet or therapy, how important would it be to make sure they get what they need?
Why are you not as important, you take care of your children, and family, you are needed at work and from friends, so give your body priority, allow it the nutrients it needs and get the energy and happiness you need to enjoy your day.

Comparisons of other meal replacements or drinks won’t compare and you can tell usually with just these 3 simple steps.

Look at INGREDIENTS if it has any of these 3 it is not healthy or the same quality:

1. Proteins is it Soy – made super cheap, been shown to lower immune system, affect thyroid, mental cognition and reproduction. Soy is Genetically Modified.

2. Artificial Sweeteners – stimulate the appetite by increasing insulin which increases carb cravings, & cancer causing agent long terms.

3. Artificial Flavors – to help taste, our taste buds are tricked to thinking real foods are boring unless all this sugar and chemicals are added. These flavorings are linked to ADD, causing asthma, headaches, and affecting the thyroid.

QUALITY
The process that goes into finding the right (healthiest) nutrients is long and detailed. Beachbody goes to the ends of the earth to find the best of the best when it comes to superfood ingredients. Quality Assurance is well defined and there is no supplier or manufacture that does the work for them. Beachbody knows the farmers; we know every step the ingredients take. Check the Supply Chain of the product you are consuming, where did the ingredients come from and do you trust the company you are buying from to get quality ingredients. Today food is at a nutrient deficient and Shakeology is not. 😀

PHYTONUTRIENTS
You get everything your body needs, in one simple meal. Diversification of nutrition is one of the keys to being healthy. Each serving packs up to 17g of protein per serving along with whole-food nutrition from some of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet. This combination of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics, prebiotics, phytonutrients and rare adaptogens is unparalleled. Versus the stuff competitors’ use like heavy fat, artificial flavors, sugars, carbs, (sugars and carbs are very complex and go on many different levels). Sugar is ok in proper portions and natural sources, but if you see no sugar then that is a huge clue that, this company is probably using all kinds of chemical based sweeteners to make it taste good and then market as no sugar. Marketing, Marketing vs. the Real Nutrition our bodies need and desire.

What to do With your Shakeology
Mixing Shakeology: (that is a preference, and experiment process)

I can put mine in a shaker cup with water, and run out the door

I put mine in a blender with peanut butter and almond milk

I put mine in a blender with 1 cup water and 1 cup almond milk and 3 ice cubes

It all depends on your personal preference and what YOU like. You can get a 30 day supply big bag of one flavor or get a box of 24 packets that come in individual packets, and you can get more than one flavor. Convince, grab and go!

Flavors of Shakeology: (Vegan or Regular)

Vegan: Strawberry and Chocolate
Regular: Strawberry, Chocolate, Greenberry, Vanilla, and Café Latte

Difference is vegan has all plant proteins in it, all are gluten free (but not certified), and each flavor will have slight difference in some ingredients but they will all still be all natural and the best quality nutrition you can get for your body. All Shakeology formulas have a common “base” of proprietary superfood blends.
30 Day Guarantee:
You have 30 days to use the product, and can call in and return the empty bag for a full refund. We believe in our product and we believe in providing the best nutrition possible for our family.

Success Stories, Recipes, and to Order can all be done from this site. http://www.shakeology.com/AmandaT34

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Suppress your Appetite with these foods

Suppress Appetite with Food

I don’t know about you but I have been on diets, I have starved myself, I have been anorexic, don’t tell me that weight is not an emotional disease, major mind games. If you are like me the minute you would think diet you started craving the very junk you were trying to avoid. Appetite vs. Emotional Hunger Games is the biggest challenge I think a person faces on a health and fitness journey. I am not a therapist or really feel I should talk to you about the emotional – mental part of dieting, I have been there but it is a scary place and a slippery slop, and you will need more help than what I have knowledge of. What I can do is talk about what I have learned about suppressing your appetite by the foods you consume.

Oatmeal is a food that is high in fiber and low in glycemic index which will keep your sugar levels from spiking and will keep you full longer.

Almonds are rich in antioxidants, magnesium and Vit. E. Just don’t overeat, watch for portion control.

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Coffee is one you probably wouldn’t think of, but studies show that coffee boost metabolism. As long as you are not using a ton of sugar and creamer in your coffee that is. Black is the healthiest way to drink your coffee, coffee beans have antioxidant properties.

Apples are better than other fruits because they have soluble fiber. That is fiber that will help regulate blood sugar, and sustain energy. Add some cinnamon and oatmeal for an amazing suppressing breakfast.

Avocados are a form of healthy fats which means it takes our bodies longer to digest. Also they are a great source for soluble fiber, which slows down digestion.

Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas) are all a great source of protein that are high in soluble fiber and slow the digestion of our stomachs.

Cottage Cheese is a great source of protein and it mostly casein. This type of protein is healthy and many trainers suggest eating due to it being lower in fat and good protein.

Lean Meat (chicken, fish) are high in protein and help you feel fuller b/c they take longer to chew which provides us psychological assumption of eating more.

Greens (salad, spinach, kale, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers) all help to slow the release of glucose. These are a great sources of fiber, just make sure you do not add a ton of calories with a high fat salad dressing or fat free dressing, which is full of sugar. Go for the Vinegar dressings or have it put on the side so you can see how much you are using.

Flaxseed is high in fiber and one of the best plant sources of omega-3. The seeds need to be ground for our bodies to digest the nutrients, the shell can’t be digested.

Spices (Capsaicin), the ingredient that gives peppers their heat, can also help control your raging appetite. A recent study suggested that capsaicin-rich foods may help you consume fewer calories, plus they help support weight loss by suppressing your appetite and making you feel fuller.

Shakeology has all three qualities in one simple dose.  Dense Nutrition, Protein, and Fiber all compacted with many other Super Foods to make on great meal, while suppressing the appetite and kicking cravings to the curb.

3 Things to remember when wanting to eat appetite suppressing foods:
Density
Lean Protein
Fiber

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Natural Flea Removal, No Harsh Chemicals

Natural Flea Removal, No Harsh Chemicals

After reading many articles/blogs I have found this to be a common recipe, for Flea prevention and control. I hate using all the chemicals on my fur babies especially after reading some of the scary articles out there of animals having seizures and worse. So What are we using instead of chemicals well its a common thing you find in your home. Apple Cider Vinegar, yep that is it. 😀

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Before treating your pet with Apple Cider Vinegar, really try to work all the fleas you can out with a flea comb or pick them out (yuck right but we have to deal with it), which will also help remove some of the eggs.
To use as a rinse, shampoo your dog as you always do, and rinse thoroughly. Then rinse your pet’s coat thoroughly with Apple Cider Vinegar (unpasteurized) and massage it in. Fleas do not like the odor or taste, so they should dive out or fall out when rinsing thoroughly.
As a bonus, Apple Cider Vinegar will likely improve your dog’s skin and coat. It can help with dry skin, help with itching, and increase the shine in your pet’s coat. The vinegar also can be used with hot spots and to cleanse ears.
To make the spray, you can use Apple Cider Vinegar mixture for flea prevention and control. You can make a simple mixture with one part Apple Cider Vinegar to two parts vinegar. For Ear Infections split Apple Cider Vinegar and Water, 1/2 and 1/2.
Our Furry Friends are so important, we love them as family. I know mine are much like my children and Matti was my first child. Poor girl she was my guinea pig, Love her to pieces.
Since I lost her and my Wilbur I have decided to combine two of my passions, animals and fitness. We would worry about our fur kids health but not our own, we just shoved ourselves to the back burner. For this reason, I have a group on Facebook, Furry Fitness Family, which is for anyone who wants to take their health to the next step and bring your fur baby along with you. Click Here to join us.

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Sugar the Silent Killer

Sugar the Silent Killer

Sugar is a silent killer, from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, diseased gums and teeth, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and all can be linked to SUGAR consumption! The recommended amounts of sugar to consume daily is 26g or less for adults. People who consume more than this frequently drastically increase their risk of developing one of these diseases.

From my research into sugar I have noticed a few similarities among articles.
Sugar is Addictive
Sugar is Widely Available and Added to our foods
Sugar is Addiction is your choice
First lets look into sugar being addictive. I can tell you from my personal experience that I know I have been and will become addicted to sugar. For me all it takes is a few consistent times of having chocolate or high refined sugar foods for me to crave nothing but sugary foods. All my knowledge of health and fitness will go out the window as my body craves and the brain wants nothing but sugar. As an alcoholic with alcohol, the cravings are there, the mind plays trick on you and if you do not stand guard you may fall victim again. Our brains are set to figure out what is reward and what things bring pain. It is pretty simple, when we eat sugar, we feel a brief high and our brains relate that to rewards. Sugar is a dense calorie food that causes the brain to release dopamine and after so many times your brain becomes numb to the dopamine receptors and you no longer feel satisfied and want something sweeter.

As for Sugar being widely available and overly used, that is partially due to business wanting to make money and sell a lot of product. Sugar is fairly cheap and companies can add it to their products to make them a little sweeter, lets say, or another words it is a cheap way for them to make their product more desirable. Sugar has so many names that it can be hidden on labels, so consumers have no idea what they are ingesting. I won’t attempt to list all the names but here are a few. Sugar is in everything from cereal, beans, chicken broth, well pretty much any canned foods. Drinks are another form that have hidden sugars in them, sport drinks, juices, milk, soda, all have sugar.

sugar names

If you actually try to go by the recommended guidelines of the Heart Association, you will begin to notice how sugar has slowly made its way into everything and your best bet is to eat fresh and clean. Sugar is an addiction and you can overcome the urge and desires by eating healthier foods you personally prepare. In todays world we opt out to much to go for what is easiest, not what is healthiest. Limit your processed foods and focus on health of your family. If you need help there are people out there are who strive to help you reach your goals, fitness coaches, nutritionist, the help is there you just have to reach out for it. I personally am one of these people addicted to sugar and I am also a fitness coach and will love to have the opportunity to chat with you to give you some tips to get your life healthier and cleaner. You can change and you can help your family. As the parents we do the grocery shopping so it is no ones fault but our own, if our children become addicted to sugar. Lead by example and if you need help, reach out for it, there are people here to help.
God Bless

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Thinking of Dieting, Well Do NOT Eliminate all Your Fats

I know when you think you are fat, well then you think you need to cut out all the fat in your diet. Well what seems like logic is a big mistake that will cause you to not achieve your goal.  Your body needs healthy fats and will actually strive off of them.

AvocadoThere are Different Types of Fat
1) Bad fats like saturated fats are high in cholesterol another unhelathy fat are partially hydrogenated oils.
2) Good fats like fish oils which are high in the omega 3, 6, and 9, that help your body and mind.

Your body needs all of these good fats in order to function properly. For example, they are used for proper brain function, heart and joint health, and even with  hormones (including the muscle building/fat loss ones like testosterone and growth hormone).  Without the good fats, the body simply does not work properly, fat loss stops and a variety of health problems can arise.

So How much Fat do you Need, Well??
I like to add 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil per meal in vegetables.  Or you can add it to your smoothie or Shakeology (which has healthy fats in it already).

If you do not like olive oil or salmon, eat grilled meats and vegetables but get in another source of good fats. For example have nuts, consume a couple servings of almonds, walnuts or cashews twice a day with any of your meals.  You can also add 2 teaspoons of fish oils or flax seed oil to shakes and smoothies.

Don’t think of dieting as limiting or restricting your foods but rather think of YOU making healthier choices.  Make a new way of Life that makes you feel better, healthier and happier.

Hope I inspired at least one person to enjoy life in a new light.  God Bless.

Why Move your Workout Outdoors

With Spring well on its way have you considered taking your workout to outside? We all know that you should be getting in your daily dose of fitness to enhance your mood, confidence, appearance, energy level and etc. Have you thought about the benefits of taking your workout outdoors? Fresh green grass, birds chirping and flying around, squirrels running by, beautiful blooming flowers, OH and the Fresh Air. Plants create Oxygen and we need oxygen and plenty of it when we are panting and channeling our inner track star. The Sun is another refreshing benefit to being outside. So many people actually suffer from Depression due to lack of sunlight in our lives. The sun can brighten your day and your mood. Vitamin D given to us from the sun light is a natural source of vitamins. Did you know that Vitamin D actually has been linked with optimizing hormones that assists in weight management? Also, sun light promotes faster healing and less pain. A study, I can’t remember where, said that 20 minutes of outdoor exercise was equalivent to a cup of coffee. On top of having Fresh Oxygen, New Sounds and Smells, you also experience New Sights. While being outside you will see all the beautiful landscapes, blooming trees, other people working to better their lives. That alone should be enough to drive you to keep going but if not then think of how greenery makes you feel, the warmth of the sun, I love getting in a workout outdoors. Being outside feeling the wind blow, either helping me up the hill or making me push myself just a little harder, what a great feeling either way. Fellow Health Enthusiast walking by with a smile on their face, I get to be deep in thought with myself and focus on things I normally wouldn’t have the time to do. So the next time you don’t want to do a workout, look outside, is the sun shining, if so then grab your shoes and head out that door. Walk, Run, Jog, Go

Get your Family involved, go for a Bike ride or heck just grab your labtop or phone and go do Beachbody on Demand, with a Club Membership you choose a program and get to work living a happy healthier life.

21 Day Fix Extreme Details

21 Day Fix Extreme Details

21 Day Fix is such a great program that many clients prefer to start their journey here.  You get your workout DVD’s, Nutrition Guides, Containers, Bonus DVD, Support Group and Beachbody Website Access, (depending on which deal you decide on).  With the program you get a mix of workouts for Cardio, Strength Training, Abs, Plus learning how and what you should be consuming, no counting calories or measuring foods, and still much more.  People have had such great results with the 21 Day Fix that Beachbody teamed up with Autumn Calabrese, the Celebrity trainer for this program, again for the 21 Day Fix Extreme.  The Extreme Version is a little more intense than the 21 Day Fix.  In this aspect I would recommend that you start with the first version and then up your challenge to the 21 Day Fix Extreme.  Anyone can start with the 21 Day Fix, there are such paths to take that can vary to your fitness levels.  If you are a beginner there is a modifier and Autumn goes over what to do if you feel you need more to eat.  For those looking for a challenge this also is a great workout to change things up and still push your limits.  Below I will be posting the links to the programs just so you can find them a little easier for purchase to start or continue your journey with Beachbody.

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21 Day Fix Extreme Base Pack without Containers

21 Day Fix Extreme Base Kit with Containers-USA

21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack for Customer-USA

21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Combo-USA

21 Day Fix Extreme Ultimate Kit

21 Day Fix Kickstart Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Extreme Combo Pack

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Vegetable Tips and Smarts

I love my Veggies when they are done properly.   Vegetables are so important to your nutrition, full of vitamins and minerals.   Most of the time raw veggies is easiest and the best for you, but if you are going to cook them then you might want to view some tips I have researched.

*Do not get intimidated or try to over complicate.

*Dry Vegetables thoroughly and cut into similar sizes to ensure even cooking.

*When Sauteing heat your pan with high heat first, once oil starts shimmering is when you should add your vegetables.

*Roasting Veggies caramelizes the natural sugars, bringing out their sweetness and diminishing any  bitterness.  If you want a crunch to your veggies this is how, the sugar caramelizes on the surface, giving you a crunch and sweetness.

*To get those Golden Brown results, lightly coat in oil (lightly, do not overuse that will dis-flavor and cause unneccessary calories).  Spread the Veggies in a layer on a large sheet pan, stir occasionally during roasting.

Popular liquid bases to use in your Smoothies

When making smoothies the liquid is one thing that is often overlooked, however  the liquid used for the base of your smoothie is as important as any other part.  Depending on the Liquid used will change the consistency and the nutrients of the Smoothie.  Sticking with just one liquid base gives your body the same nutrients over and over, which can be good, but why waste the opportunity to receive a variety of nutrients that can work in harmony with the lifestyle that you live? Wonder what Liquids you should be using for the base of your Smoothie, well here are the most popular choices.
Water
Many confuse fatigue with lack of hydration. When you are properly hydrated you have more energy, not to mention how it flushes out the nasty toxins in your body. Water is essential for your body, and it’s simply good for you. Use water in your smoothies when you are looking for an easy, cheap, and simple base for your smoothie.

 

water heart

Coconut Water
If you are looking for an all-natural sports drink, then this is your pick says the sports world! Coconut water is filled with electrolytes and more potassium than 4 bananas, which are two nutrients your body craves when expending lots of energy (workouts). Low in calories, naturally fat, and cholesterol free, meaning that this is the liquid-base you want when working out. Coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts.  Use it anytime to jumpstart your action-packed day.

 

Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk is derived from the flesh of the coconut, which produces a sweet and quenching liquid, but it is not the liquid inside the coconut that is Coconut Water. Though it is high in protein, fiber, and other micronutrients, it is also high in calories and fat. One cup of coconut milk can provide about 552 calories, which means that coconut milk is high in calories and also fat, so it should be consumed in small amounts.   Coconut milk may help to relax the nerves and the muscles, control blood sugar level, lower blood pressure and reduce joint inflammation.   Although Coconuts have healthy fats, limit your intake of foods that contain coconut oil if you suffer from high cholesterol or are at risk of cardiovascular disease.  Another words use sparingly or you could see weight gain and possible high cholesterol.

 

Coconut Milk: Benefits, Side Effects, Nutrition and Facts
Almond Milk
Almond milk has been used as substitutes from dairy milk for years.  Almond milk made from almonds, is low in fat, but high in energy, proteins, lipids and fiber.  Almond Milk is good for your kidney health, heart, muscles, skin, and the immune system.  If possible, find an unsweetened kind of almond milk to avoided added sugar.
Fresh-Squeezed Juice

When Juicing you are getting the fiber in the purest form of nutrients straight from the vegetable and fruit.  Many fresh squeezed juices offer beneficial antioxidants and helpful enzymes. They offer a variety of vitamins and taste good, too. One things to remember is their high sugar content. When using fresh squeezed fruit, be sure to use plenty of raw leafy greens and low glycemic (sugar) fruits (berries, peaches, apples) to balance out the sugar content. You can also add water to your juice base for example:  1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (helps lower cholesterol and boosts heart health) and 1 cup water.

 

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Rice Milk

The least likely of all the milk products to trigger allergies, it’s a good option for those who can’t drink soy, nut, or cow’s milk.  Though it is lacking in protein, it is fortified with calcium and low in cholesterol, which makes it a slightly healthier option than cow’s milk.  We can always make up for the lacking protein through various superfoods and leafy greens. It is naturally sweetened, fructose free, and goes great with your daily smoothie.

Green Tea
Green tea is a fighter against four of the biggest health issues in the western world: cancer, heart disease, weight, and diabetes. Green tea’s processing avoids the fermentation process which allows it to stay all natural antioxidants and poly phenols.  Poly Phenols are an antioxidant, known to rejuvenate skin cells, helps the lining of your blood vessels, lowers bad cholesterol,  is known for slowing alzheimers and parkinsons, helps with aging and those nice wrinkles we all get, and more. Amazing Right! Another thing to point out is that there is caffeine in green tea, so if you are sensitive to caffeine then one cup should be your limit.  Many use Green Tea as a means to transition away from Coffee in the mornings.

 

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Ways to Tackle the Stress in your Life

STRESS, stress is part of life and we all have it, wanted or not…. Some feed from stress and can operate at a higher level when in stress situations. And the rest of us just want to eat stress away, which does nothing but cause us more stress later. What life all boils down to is how you handle stress/life. You can train your body/mind to deal with stress in a practical manner, but it is not going to be easy but rather a test of how committed you are to living an easier going life.
First you need to train your mind and body how to relax and take stress a little at a time. I know you have heard “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” I actually have the book, but reading it and applying it in your life is two different things. Stress is a part of life so we might as well figure out our way to dealing or handling it. What works for me may not work for you, but here are a few tips I would give you.
Surround yourself with family and friends, people who truly know you, you secrets and deep fears. Surround yourself with positive people, caring, loving people, this atmosphere is contagious and can settle your stress down. At the moment a situation can feel so Overwhelming or seem Important, but after a cool down period with a good friend or chat with a family member the whole situation, your thought process will change. Avoid Alcohol though that will only intensify your attitude and can make it all worse once you are at a state of sobriety.
One of my favorite ways to release some stress is to WORKOUT, yep get in a sweaty, hard workout. Fitness is a good way to relieve some stress, exercise helps you to release happy hormones. Go for a walk, jog, play basketball with some friends or like I do put in Shaun T dvd and push play. Insanity, T25 and Insanity Max 30 are my go to workouts when I am stressing, I then feel so much better after and can calmly address the issue that is stressing me.
Emotional Eating is another way people deal with stress, and if I let myself I am one of them. However this is not a healthy way to deal with stress. Once you are done gorging on chocolate or your favorite treat, then you are just mad at yourself b/c of all that crap you just shoved into your body. This way of relieving stress is self-destructive and Does Not Work…. So when you are HANGRY!!! Don’t rush to McDonalds or to the Chocolate Bin go for something healthy and give your body the nutrients it needs to deal with the stress. During stress your immune system can become weakened, so I go for my Shakeology. Why, well it is healthy, benefits my body, mind, immune system, and fitness soul.
Stress is constant, taking care of my family, dinner, diapers, business, family fueds, on and on. Yes I would get stressed daily and I try to do plenty to take care of myself (workout, eat right, family time) but one thing I do wrong is SLEEP. Rest is so important to our bodies, muscles, brain. So take the time to get in atleast 6-8 hours of sleep a night, rest, recover and do yourself some good. So tomorrow you can deal with the stress that comes your way. Listen to your body and take care of yourself, this body is the only one you get.
Stress is Life but you don’t have to Live you Life all Stressed Out. “Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strenghtened you as you continue with your journey.” I hope this has helped someone and I wish you all well. God Bless

stressed daily and I try to do plenty to take care of myself (workout, eat right, family time) but one thing I do wrong is SLEEP. Rest is so important to our bodies, muscles, brain. So take the time to get in atleast 6-8 hours of sleep a night, rest, recover and do yourself some good. So tomorrow you can deal with the stress that comes your way. Listen to your body and take care of yourself, this body is the only one you get.
Stress is Life but you don’t have to Live you Life all Stressed Out. “Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strenghtened you as you continue with your journey.” I hope this has helped someone and I wish you all well. God Bless