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Screenshot 2015-01-21 14.39.13We all are excited about what we want to change for the new year. I often hear, “This is the year, I am going to lose those last 10 pounds,” “I’ll look so good on the beach when I go to Cancun or Puerto Rico in March,” Or “I’m going to lose weight for a wedding or bar mitzvah. I will be so happy to see so-and-so with this new bod!”

However, if you don’t choose the right diet approach, you could find yourself sliding downwards instead of climbing the ladder. So many diet approaches give you short-lived results.

There are many important benefits to choosing a program that is ultimately about building health, not just weight loss. Here are the three important stages we experience as we move up the ladder of rebuilding our health:

Awareness

When you start climbing the ladder to optimum health, you’ll notice that many of your body complaints are dissipating. Whether it’s fatigue, aches and pains, sleep issues, or digestive issues, these can start to reverse within three days to three months.

The smoothees and supplements in the Shaklee 180 program strategically improve the health of your cells, which improves symptoms.

Rebuilding

It’s not just about losing weight – you will be rebuilding at a cellular level to boost your immune system, balance your blood sugar, strengthen your cardiovascular system and more. This occurs within three months to three years. You’ll be treating the cause of your health problems, not just the symptoms like so many other programs do.

The Shaklee Vitalizer helps the process of rebuilding and repair.

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Resistance

Imagine that you are in a room full of people and one of them has the flu. Some of the others in the room catch the flu and some do not. Why is that?

When you have built resistance, you will be more able to fight off both common illnesses and major diseases. Your cells are rebuilding and repairing, functioning better, and you’re climbing the ladder to optimum health.

Optimum Health

When you’ve reached optimum health, you’ll feel as good as you can feel, each and every day.

Maintaining your ideal weight is easier at optimum health. Weight loss is about so much more than cutting calories and tracking the number on the scale. It’s about your body having consistent nutrition so that it can balance itself out and rebuild, which brings you to optimum health. That’s what the Shaklee 180 program is all about – losing the right kind of weight (fat, not muscle) while gaining optimum health.

Until March, we have a bunch of specials going on. One is by using the Shaklee App, you qualify to win prizes every week! The second is a weight loss challenge with a top prize of $500. The third is a “Healthy Competition” where you will be flown to San Francisco, and you can star in your own photo shoot! See the video from last year’s competition:

Healthy Competition Winners: January 2014 from Shaklee Corporation on Vimeo.

If you’re interested in any of these specials, the clock is ticking! Ask me today how to get started.

Live Life With Zest,

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Happy New Year!

With the New Year begins the race to lose weight. We make resolutions, join gyms and eat less. But, within a week or two we are back to our old habits again! We are back to our food addictions and unhealthy lifestyles again! That’s the definition of crazy, isn’t it? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It’s time to embrace self-care back into our lives. That means living consciously where we make decisions based on what we eat and how hard we work so we can build a healthy, vibrant body.

We give up on our new healthy habits because we don’t see instant results. So how fast is fast enough? How fast we lose weight does matter. No one loses 11 pounds in a week and keeps it off. It is the small, consistent changes that make the big difference, and most of the time, diet and exercise alone doesn’t work!

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To kick start your new healthy year, I am offering you the opportunity to take THE CHALLENGE, WIN WEEKLY PRIZES OR MAYBE THE FIRST PLACE PRIZE OF $500!

Jacqui McCoy, a television personality from Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, gave Shaklee a challenge to lose 40,000 pounds as a group between January 6th and March 31st. So do you want to be part of a challenge to lose 10 pounds or more? Jacqui knows that diet and exercise alone doesn’t always work. She has a compelling story. She was 30 years old, obese and had a disease that prevented her from having a baby. She wanted desperately to have one.

She successfully lost 207 pounds in one year on the TV show Extreme Makeover. Her job that year was to eat right and exercise to get her body back, and she did it! However, her hormones were still out of balance and she was unable to conceive. What was worse, she started to gain her weight back! Her mother recently lost weight on the Shaklee 180 program. Jacqui loved the convenience of the Shaklee 180 Smoothees, Metabolic Boost, Energizing Teas and she only had to prepare one meal per day. With Shaklee, she had natural nutrition to fill in the gaps! She felt great and was losing 1-2 pounds per week. The best news is that she had a baby girl last August!

What health goals do you have? Would you like to feel good in your body? My challenge involves a 90-day program where you can address the simple lifestyle changes that make weight loss sustainable and gets your body functioning at its best. Forget about quick fixes and yo-yo dieting – slow and steady wins the race. Take the challenge today! 

Get started by e-mailing me at diana@zestylifenyc.com or calling 216-526-5496.

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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.

Live Life With Zest,

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Screen shot 2014-12-10 at 3.16.47 PMDear Friends,

It’s that time of year when we think of others and I would like to share with you the benefits of health and independent income that I have experienced with Shaklee.

With that in mind, I am starting my Annual Appreciation Event.  I hope you will take advantage of my offer and perhaps share Shaklee with your family and friends.  I can’t think of a better gift to give loved ones than to give them the best products you can.

This year Shaklee is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dr. Shaklee.  Dr. Shaklee was 65 when he started the Shaklee Company. His dream was to give people who were near retirement a chance to be productive and have a business in their later years. To have a company that had products that were made from nature. Products that were safe for the environment and the people.

Over the years his dream has come true for millions of people all over the world.  Just think back to the person who introduced Shaklee to you and say thank you.

Arlene and Don King introduced me to Shaklee. I was struggling with a back injury from nursing, wondering what I was going to be able to do about the pain and a job! They helped me get my health back as well as a way to have independent income for the last 27 years. This has changed my life as well as that hundreds of thousands of other lives.  I thank you Arlene and Don for making such a difference in so many lives.

A very warm wish for Happy Holidays to all of you and a Healthy, Happy New Year.

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As 2014 comes to an end, it is a great time to refocus on how to create more vitality in your life. The best gift I can give you this holiday season is to help you with that.

To do that, we need to put it at the top of our to-do list. It is so easy to say, “well I can’t go to the gym, I have to finish work.” The reality is that a workout could actually increase your productivity!

These are five ways surprising ways to get your body operating at its full potential.

1. Reboot your body in a healthy way. All you need is five easy days to undo the damage stress does to your health and metabolism. It takes just one canister of a Shaklee 180 Smoothee and one box of Shaklee Vitalizer. There is also a Detox tea that will enhance the process and you can use that everyday (one canister of Shaklee Orange Performance and Shaklee 180 Energizing Tea).

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We are starting this program on December 8th. Email me for more questions or to get started! This is a comprehensive, inexpensive way to reboot your body.

2. Invest in your brain health. Stress, poor nutrition and lack of exercise can affect your memory, focus and concentration. This can greatly affect your productivity.

Our brains begin to shrink by age 20 and this process gets worse from age 40 on. But there is good news: from brain research with stroke patients, we learned that the brain can repair. Check out an inspiring story about a scientist’s discovery when she had a stroke.

Consider incorporating Mindworks, NEW from Shaklee into your supplement program because it increases circulation to the brain. Shaklee research is showing that in a two year study that a group using mindworks had a 30% reduction in brain shrinkage. See Shaklee CEO Roger Barnett on the Dr. Phil Show as they discuss tips for better memory, and how multitasking actually affects your ability to remember things and reduces your productivity.

3. Exercise. Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise every day can add three quality years of life? It’s not about being a fitness nut or having great abs, it’s about moving, and not being sedentary for more than five hours per day. It’s really as simple as that! Get up and walk around the office, up and down the stairs, around the block during your lunch hour, or even stretching while watching TV.

4. Meditation. If you’re comfortable with the non-judgmental time you spend with yourself, it translates into how you judge other people and events in your life. So, it improves your relationship with yourself and others, which is vital to your health and happiness.

5. Reduce inflammation and pain. By doing this, you can increase energy and lengthen your telomeres (a biomarker of overall health status). In a controlled study, Shaklee Vivix was shown to stop the rise of inflammatory markers after eating an unhealthy meal. It’s the ultimate anti-aging because it increases energy, reduces inflammation and slows aging on a cellular level.

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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.

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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.

Do you want to improve cognitive performance? Shaklee’s exclusive new formula called Mind Works is clinically proven to do just that in healthy adults. Shaklee selected a special guarana extract that enhances memory, sharpens focus and improves reaction time. Who can’t use that?

Check out this fascinating video about your brain:

Did You Know?
1. Your brain consists of 100 billion neurons. There are anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for each neuron. These synapses are what give us memory, reaction time and focus! This only happens through synapses. It reminds me of the old phone system where to connect your call, they had to plug into the switchboard! lily.tomlin.switchboard.operator

2. Age-related mental decline can start as early as age 20, when our brains begin to shrink. We are not losing brain cells but we’re starting to lose connections between the brain cells. This decline accelerates with age, so that by age 60 our brains are slower and learning new things becomes more difficult.

3. But check this out: according to Dr. Laurel Fisher, PH.D., an MIT trained neuroscientist, those neural connections are dynamic and lifestyle choices make a huge difference. This includes the right nutrients, and regular physical and mental exercise.

4. Consider this: There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain with the equivalent of three full soda cans of blood flowing through them every minute. Supporting the circulation of blood in the brain will help preserve synapses between neurons.

As you can see, circulation is extremely important! You don’t have to accept the fact that with age comes significant mental decline. With Mind Works, you’re increasing circulation and keeping the switchboard running smoothly!

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