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My group and I getting pumped for next year’s trip to Maui!

On my recent trip to Long Beach to attend the Shaklee International Conference, I was inspired and reconnected with my wonderful colleagues.  I learned new ways to grow my business, listen to amazing successful entrepreneurial stories, and heard the CEO talk passionately about the Shaklee Effect! And let me tell you, the future looks very bright!

This year, Shaklee introduced four new, exciting products: MindWorksVitalized ImmunityBlood Pressure, and Vitalize Protein.

So what are these products?

  • Do I want my brain back? MindWorks creates clarity immediately.
  • Do you want a fizzy to nip that cold in the butt? Vitalized Immunity will take care of that cold!
  • Are you tired of running out of steam? Vitalize Protein for breakfast will give you energy well into the afternoon.
  • Do you have the blood pressure blues? Try a natural approach to the problem with Shaklee Blood Pressure.

I love the fact that I offer people these and other natural solutions to everyday ailments that over time can become life threatening. Propel by success stories and my own successful health achievements, I am currently looking for my next business partner in this great venture. I’m looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, has sales/marketing experience, is a goal getter, a team player, and doesn’t mind learning new skills. In return, while qualifying, will earn considerable income along the way.

So time is of the essence because we are NOW offering an all-paid, first-class expense trip to Maui, for all qualifying participants.

To learn more about the products or better yet, to become part of the Shaklee Effect, you can reach me at diana@zestylifenyc.com.

Live life with Zest,

        

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I have been thinking about the smoothie craze. People ask me if they are good or bad? Or what is my favorite one? All fruit? All vegetable? They want to know my opinion, which ones are good and what may be missing from theirs.

I tell people when they start looking into purchasing smoothie, they should find out how much protein, fiber, carbs and leucine it contains and make it count.  

One example of a guaranteed supply of essential nutrients in a convenient form on a consistent basis is the Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothees. One Shaklee Smoothee’s nutrients consists of:

  • Protein: 4 eggs-foundation of health
  • Fiber: like in 1 cup of broccoli, 1 cup of cauliflower and 1 cup of pineapple, colon health, both kinds of fiber
  • Calcium: 2 cups of milk
  • Vitamin D: 10oz of tuna
  • Leucine protein: 5oz of chicken breast-preserve lean muscle

If you were to buy this at your local store, you would spend approximately $21.00 vs. the $2.93 one serving of a Shaklee Smoothee cost. I don’t know about you, but that’s a HEALTHY BARGIN! 

A study conducted by the South Shore YMCA analyzed two groups who worked out and ate the same diet. However, the group who took the Shaklee Smoothee with the Vitalizer supplements once a day, lost 25% more fat and gained 50% more muscle than the other group.

So is not only a HEALTHY BARGIN, but it’s also gives you a HEALTHY BODY! 

So today, and everyday, have a peace of mind knowing you are getting a guaranteed supply of essential nutrients in a convenient form on a consistent basis. 

Live life with Zest, 

         

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Eat What You Love

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So wherever I go I hear some discussion of what people ate the night before and how they are not feeling well the following day. They don’t know if it was the food, or they are allergic to something they ate or it’s just their digestive system.

Today will we talk about generic belly pain. There can be different causes of your belly pain, but more than likely you need to rebuild your digestive system. Over the years our digestive system takes a hit due to stress, types of food we are eating, and as we get older we lose stomach acid, digestive enzymes and good bacteria.

In a 2012 study published by The American Journal of Gastroenterolgy on “The Relationship between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density,” it demonstrated that the use of PPIs (example, Nexium and Prilosec) were associated with accelerated bone mineral density loss, which could increase fracture risks in the future. For this reason people are reconsidering the natural approach to a healthy digestion.

The following are supplements that have been found to be helpful for reducing symptoms and healing the digestive system as we begin to make healthier choices in our diet:

Chewable Cal Mag Plus – can neutralize stomach acids.

Optiflora Probiotic & Prebiotic System – The single most important product for a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are essential friendly bacteria that live in our digestive tract.  Optiflora is the first probiotic in the market that guarantees 98%-100% LIVE delivery of the good bacteria to the gut.

Stomach Soothing Complex – Peppermint and ginger have a calming effect on the stomach. The tablets can be swallowed or dropped into a mug of warm water and made into a soothing tea.

EZGest – comprehensive digestive enzymes essential to break down our food. The pancreas is supposed to produce enzymes, but often gets over-worked from our high carbohydrate diets or from candida yeast overgrowth.

Premium Alfalfa Complex – chlorophyll, trace minerals and natural enzymes may be the reason people find alfalfa helpful to take with meals. It also is a natural deodorizer eliminating bad breath and body odor.

These are good herbal alternatives to improve your digestive system without side effects. In addition, it repairs the digestive system versus covering the symptoms.

So start today, repair your digestive system and eat what you love.

Bon appétit!

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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
The Vitalizer Daily Strip
 
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!

Live life with Zest, 

        

 
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Summer Boost

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“Where there’s a will, there’s a waistline” is my tag line. When I say that, it always gets a laugh of recognition.

Where is your will in the warm weather? Is it as focused when you are at the beach as when you are at a Happy Hour, or beach party or any summer celebration?

Here are some reasons that might be holding your will back and some tips of how to overcome them:

  1. Stop focusing on a quick weight loss or the newest boost your metabolism pill. With that mindset, the weight always seems to come back. Instead focus on continually tweaking your lifestyle, and then the weight will come off naturally.
  2. “It’s too hot to exercise.” Drink a yummy glass of Shaklee Orange Performance electrolytes with a stick of Pomegranate Energizing Tea for a rejuvenating boost.
  3. I don’t know about you, but by the time I’m done tweaking my eating, I’ll be 124 years old! In the meantime, I have some healthy fast-food to recommend: Shaklee 180 Mango Smoothee combined with fresh apricots, 180 Snack Bar, my favorite is the Chocolate Coconut or 180 Snack Crisps, which goes well with guacamole or hummus!
  4. Another simple tip, rather than having a cold one, with countless calories, have a glass of ice-cold water with a lemon, or cucumber wedge – the idea is to drink ½ of your body weight in water!
  5. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. We all love ice cream, but it adds unwanted weight very quickly. So next time, make your own popsicle with Shaklee Orange or Lemon-Lime Performance hydration drink!

As a final tip, reboot your body NOW. Join our Summer 5-Day Boost Program, starting July 7th, but you MUST sign-up by June 30th. For more information, visit our website.

Live life with Zest.

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This weekend I was visiting friends, who I see once a year in the Adirondacks. We were there for a “Bobeque”, named for my friend Bob who has a Birthday in June! I am in the navy striped shirt. It was a big party – there were 84 of us with lots of food and drink!

dianaSeeing my contemporaries inspired me to take on trimming my middle. Four of them have lost weight, and if they can do it so can I! But trimming your waist is more than just losing weight. There are some physiologic causes of why losing that stubborn belly fat can be difficult that I wanted to share:

1. Insulin resistance: After years of eating foods high in carbs (sugar and alcohol) your cells do not respond to insulin. The elevated blood sugar converts blood sugar to fat. And what’s the best place to store fat? Your belly!

2. Adrenal imbalance: You’ve all see the TV commercials about cortisol. The more constant your stress the more your body puts out cortisol to respond to fight or flight, but it’s about actually acting on it. When we don’t physically respond to it we store that energy as fat.

3. Sex hormone imbalance: After age 35 our estrogen and progesterone levels begin to wane. The body hangs on to extra fat in the belly – and fat cells produce estrogen.

Here are 5 tips:

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1.Watch your carbohydrates. Try for 16 grams at every meal and 7 grams per snack. Look at both foods and drinks. This will help with the insulin resistance. Limit or avoid the following foods:

Fruit juice, soda, white bagels and bread, beer, wine, white crackers, white pasta and rice, sugary sweets (even fat free!).

Weight training and yoga will build muscle. And the more muscle there is, the less fat that gets stored.

Also, take a Glucose Regulation Complex at every meal. It will help your body use sugar, so it doesn’t get stored as fat and increases your energy!

2. Take steps to reduce stress. This will reduce your cortisol level. Incorporate a daily practice of deep breathing and meditation to build up your “relaxation muscle.” This will increase your tolerance of stress and the body will put out less cortisol.

While you are doing that, Stress Relief Complex, is an herbal formula that contains Ashwagandha Root (an adaptagen), and helps the body within 30 minutes to chill out!

 3. Balance your hormones. Reduce the burden on your body!

Balance your body with hormone supportive herbs such as black cohosh, flaxseed oil, dong quai, red clover extract, and licorice extract. All can be found in one formula: Menopause Balance Complex

Add healthy fats to your diet with foods like salmon, walnuts, olive oil, and avocado so you have the building blocks to make hormones. Also, GLA Complex is an excellent addition to since it contains the healthy oils that most of us don’t get enough of.

4. Build healthy gut flora. Recent research says having the right kind of good bacteria in your gut plays a huge role in your weight. Here is a great system of pre and post biotic.

This is a system to give your body a triple encapsulated pearl that will not be released until it gets to the right part of the gut, and a powder that will enhance the growth of good bacteria.

Also be sure to eat more fiber (bacteria thrives on that) and avoid refined carbs, as they help your gut grow bad bacteria!

5. Add a metabolic booster. This can to help you burn more calories, and of course, fat!

Here are 2 choices:

Shaklee180 Energy Tea: With dehydrated green matc , red robos and white tea.

Metabolic Boost: this does two things. First, it helps balance blood sugar so it addresses insulin resistance. Second, it contains the ingredient in green tea that boosts your metabolism.

These are some tools to help you, when you see old friends and are newly inspired like I am! I am here to answer questions, personalize your program and offer support. With over 25 years of experience in medicine as a RN, a fitness teacher and helping many reduce the stress in their lives, I can be there to help you trim your middle!

You can do it!

Live Life With Zest,

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What does “that” white powdery substance, sugar have to do with diabetes and weight?

Recently, as I preparing for a speaking engagement, I was talking with one of my clients about sugar cravings and how it interferes with her life. She noticed she felt depressed everyday around 4pm . It held her back from going to the gym after work.

sugarI asked her what she had for breakfast (bagel and coffee) and lunch, and a muffin was her answer. Amazingly enough, by incorporating a healthy, balanced lunch, her mood changed within a week – and her aches and pains were gone.

Sugar in excess causes weight gain, among other problems. Did you know the American Heart Association recommends only 6 tsp of added sugar daily and most people take in three times that amount?

Sugar in excess is linked to type 2 diabetes, elevated triglycerides, heart disease, depression, autoimmune diseases (arthritis and MS), migraines, gout and osteoporosis.

To combat this epidemic, I am introducing a 4 week personalized program to help reduce your sugar threshold so you can once and for all say no to those everyday cravings that are affecting the quality of your life.  With this program, you will:

  • Receive a personalized evaluation of your eating style
  • Learn to recognize the craving triggers
  • Replace sugary items with healthier, better tasting food
  • Create a game plan for the future

I have been working with clients for over 30 years in all kinds of situations – the hospital, the gym, insurance companies and in my office. Throughout this time I have seen people make wonderful changes. So are you ready to make a change?

Email me to see if this new and exciting program is right for you.

You have 3 choices of which program of Shaklee supplements you would like to add to the program or use independently.  Using the supplements will balance the body and make the transition smoother.

  1. Basic Balance Kit: Vita-Lea, B-Complex, and Glucose Regulation Complex
  2. Lean and Healthy Kit
  3. Shaklee 180 Turnaround Kit

Live Life With Zest,

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