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I just got back from Shaklee Live 2015 in Cleveland and it rocked!  For the next 100 days I am looking to find those of you want to live an amazing life! Is it you? Let me do a survey with you to discover how you can take your life from ordinary to amazing.

Why have I partnered with Shaklee as a health coach and fitness teacher for over 27 years to help you have an extraordinary life?

It will keep you young!  You will feel amazing, look amazing and your activity level will soar. And when you fall in love with the products you will want to tell the world, and you could earn residual income. There is even a path to earn $100,000 in 15 months, called FAST TRACK. How exciting is that?

Today, I want to share with you some of the highlights of the conference that will give your life pizazz you desire!

Little your middle: A study was done with the Shaklee 180 Turnaround Program and not only did the group lose 1 pound per week over 15 weeks, they lost fat, NOT muscle and they even gained muscle. Muscle takes up less space so you have a narrower waist. More muscle, more metabolism, and more energy and you can eat more! The Shaklee 180 program will build the foundation for a body that easily stays the weight you want!

Stay Younger, Longer: What are telomeres? They are tails at the end of your cells that indicate how healthy your cells are. Short telomeres mean that your cells are sick and are ready to die off! More cells dying off than being replaced equals aging, aches and pains, heart disease, diabetes or cancer. We want long telomeres. Stress, poor diet and toxins shorten telomeres. A study was completed to show that taking Vivix and other Shaklee supplements keep those tails long.

See the photo below.  This graph shows that people using Shaklee products had longer telomeres. Very exciting!

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My story is that Mt Sinai is looking at the connection between pre-diabetes and grilling food. The theory is that grilling food shortens telomeres and caused pre-diabetes. They specifically were looking at my age group. Blood work was done, I was weighed and measured. If I was accepted for the study, I would have been on a specific diet to reduce the chance for me to become pre-diabetic.  I was NOT accepted for the study because they couldn’t improve anything.  Love my Shaklee Program!

There are numerous other connections that were discussed. Dry eye and macular degeneration is an example. Using a Shaklee program, the patients’ eyes got healthier. Medications do not always work and can have side effects. If you want specifics let me know!

100 days to amazing is looking at what you need to improve and suggesting a “Life Plan” to help.

Call me or email me for more details. Look at the member center for the enhanced products we have now and get FREE SHIPPING for orders over $75.

Also, please join me for a workshop Thursday, August 27 7-8:30pm. Invitation below:

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Cute little red kitten sleeps on fur white blanketIt is more and more evident from numerous studies, working with clients and my own life that sleep is vital. In my everyday life, not getting enough sleep effects how I eat, how much work I get done and how my body feels (aches and pains). Deep sleep is the most important thing for getting rid of the stress hormones that cause inflammation, heart disease, and extra weight in the belly!

It’s called REM sleep and it occurs when you are dreaming, this is also the time when our amazing brain processes information and comes up with solutions, like when we say “let me sleep on it.” Here are some ways to preserve the most important time during your sleep cycle so we can be more productive, have more fun, and have a skinnier waist. How is that for a combo?

  1. Caffeine: Some people are sensitive to it. Go decaf! Caffeine clears out of your body in 3 days. It is easy to check if this is the cause of poor sleep. Some people will notice they have to urinate less at night since caffeine is a bladder irritant.
  2. Clear your mind of the day: Alternate nose breathing switches your brain from your “to do’s” to a restful state by deepening the breath. This can be done sitting or lying down ½ hour before bedtime. Click here to learn how. 
  3. Eat a low glycemic diet: Eating refined carbs all day (potatoes, rice, muffins, donuts, cookies) wreaks havoc on the hormones that promote sleep. It effects the bodys’ circadian rhythm that affects cortisol and keeps the body awake. Eating 2-3 hours before bed will affect that hormone too. To create a more balanced body, try the Lean and Healthy Kit. One Smoothee a day and the Vitalizer, a balanced packet of vitamins, will give the body the proteins, fiber and nutrients that will help the body self-regulate when bedtime arrives.
  4. Before you reach for the Valium or Ativan, try Valerian. It works the same way these medications work in the brain. Better still try: Gentle Sleep Complex which has Valerian, Blend of Passion Flower and German chamomile extracts. Suggested amount is 3 tablets, without side effects. My first choice! Promotes a calm and relaxed state, helps tense or tight muscles, headaches aches and pains and toothaches. Good night Louise!
  5. Magnesium is a major muscle and nerve relaxer. 80% of people are low in it. There are two ways to use it to promote sleep:
    1. Sustained Release VitalMag helps with muscle cramps, spasms, stiffness, restless leg syndrome that can prevent sound sleep. The delivery system slowly releases the magnesium over 4-6 hours.
    2. Epsom salts in the bathtub. A cup is good and soak in the warm water for 20 minutes to help you skin absorb the magnesium. I can’t always get into the bath tub so I do both!
  6. Limit media before bed: It seems like the worse the news, the better the story it makes. So ingesting this right before bed works on our subconscious and it effects our nervous system. We worry about things we have little control over. This takes away from our brain working on things we do have control over.
  7. Aerobic and weight bearing exercise is better done early in the day. It stimulates the body. Before bed: Yoga stretching, Chi Kung and Tai Chi relax the body and get the body ready to rebuild and repair.

If you haven’t enjoyed a good nights sleep in awhile, first of all believe it’s possible. Look over the suggestions I offered, choose one that makes sense for you and try it for a week or so. Now try the next one, these are tips to help your whole self, so add a few more when you are ready. For some guidance, coaching or information email me at diana@zestylifenyc.com.

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YES, It’s that time again!

Shaklee Live Conference 2015

We are celebrating 100 years

Of innovation with “Life Plan”

Shaklee has announced some

Great new products.

Look for the updates in our

Next online newsletter.

We appreciate your business!

 

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My birthday was August 1 and it’s a full moon this year. I decided this year to celebrate by taking a trip to Saratoga Springs so I could again experience trees, fresh air and how the horses do their morning exercises. We will all be going to the track at 7am to watch the horses warm up. It’s fascinating.

So I am a year older now! What does that mean? For me, I have been pursuing my dream of expanding my Shaklee career and simultaneously deepening my spiritual practices.  I teach Chi Kung. I have always found that certain forms of movement will ground and balance me. I started in Shaklee as a way to improve my health first and then the health of others by feeding the cells with Shaklee’s natural vitamins and helping the body heal naturally. The current 10-pound challenge has been such a gift to me.

When I work with others and the issues that come up when one takes on the challenge of changing habits. I enjoy expanding people’s perceptions of what they can do and then seeing the amazing results. The next natural progression is empowering people to pursue not only their health dreams, but their financial dreams. That takes courage, a vision and action. It has been my path and I am so grateful someone shared that with me.  Right now I would like to find a business partner who is an entrepreneur, likes to work as a team.

My discovery this year is that each year my dream only awakens when I step out of my comfort zone, live in gratitude, work with focus and not be attached to the results.

My “old” dream that began 27 years ago continues to blossom and feels fresh and new and young. Living to express this dream makes me feel young!

If you would like more info about the 10-pound challenge, email me at dianamaltz@gmail.com.

If a home-based business is something you always want to explore, check out this site: http://dianarn.yourfreedomproject.com

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It looks like August 2015 will be the highlight of mine. August 1st is my birthday, I’ll be going away to Saratoga Springs to spend time with dear friends. Then off to Cleveland! You all know that for the past 27 years or more of my life, Shaklee has given me everything I’ve wanted in a career. Fabulous business partners, wonderful health, freedom to set my own hours and best of all, I set my own income.

The company is celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary of Dr. Shaklee’s vitalized minerals. The first multivitamin and mineral supplement! So this will be a celebration and revisiting friends of many years. How I look is important as well as how I have been doing. We are heading off to the Cape for my special nieces’s wedding. This will be a tear jerker! I am using these occasions to show how young I can look and feel.

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Last week I started the 5-day reset that I have been talking about. I lost 3.5 pounds! So excited. I feel great, I’m sleeping better and my clothes feel a little looser! If you have some special events that mark the times of your life and want to lose 5-10 pounds, now is the time. Order now to start August 1st. You can order Shaklee 180 Turnaround Kit so you have all the tools to bump it up! The Lean and Healthy Kit is also great for losing a few pounds over a month but whichever way you go, I start with the 5-day reset. It pumps you up and shows you can do it!

Use these times of your life to bump your life up a notch. And enjoy all the times of your life with zest and health!

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You’re off to your beach. You’ve just lost 10 pounds, your clothes are looking great on your new trim body.

What shall I pack? Consider packing a trim mindset.

It does not take long when we are out of our daily habits to lose ground and regain those 10 pounds! Here are 8 tips to help you stay on track:

1. You accomplished your goal by becoming aware of what habits needed to change, what were those habits? Perhaps, it was drinking 2 glasses of wine everyday. Make a list so you can, with a mindset decide, beforehand what you need to do to keep that weight off.

2. Check out where you are going. What kind of food do they have there? What
are the best restaurants for healthy, tasty food? Don’t go there blindly. Find our what you want to eat beforehand, and be positive! Be a foodie about what is healthier.

3. Create a journal about which local foods you love and that love you, and get recipes to explore when you go home.

4. Have packaged smoothees once a day, preferably at breakfast to start your day and your blood sugar off right. Shaklee 180 Smoothee Packets work well for me.

5. Don’t leaving snacking to chance, carry snack bars, nuts or what else is portable.

6. Take your vitamins, keep your body’s energy consistent that will effect your food choices. We all know how our willpower is when we are crabby, tired or feeling “off.”

7. Drink enough water, best if it is lemon water. This will keep your body alkaline. This strengthens the immune system.

8. Avoid sugary foods, that will effect your mood and enjoyment. Sugary foods will affect your immune system for things like sinus infections. Your body is out of it’s normal habit with the travel, and lots of sugar makes you feel even more out of it! Carry around Shaklee’s Optiflora, it will help with sugar cravings and immune system.

The right mindset about travel and celebrating will make a huge difference in how your trip goes. It is no fun being sick in a hotel room on your dream vacation!

Hear more tips on travel and health on web radio on July 23.

How about those 10 pounds? Want a convenient way to let go of them? Shaklee 180 helps you lose the fat and keep the muscle, the key to keeping your weight off.

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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.

  1. 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!

  1. Tune into your body and Tone 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!
  1. 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.
    • 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
  1. Shaklee 180 Smoothees give your body the burst of energy your need daily. I like to drink it for breakfast, it’s fast, easy and sets up my day perfectly blood sugar level wise (I have less cravings). Some of my customers use it for dinner with an arugula salad, feta cheese, watermelon and avocado. It’s an easy dinner!

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  1. 5. 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 Shaklee Vitalizer. It contains all of the nutrients you see below.

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To zap stress for good, pick one of these tips to implement each week. See what happens in just a month!

Live Life With Zest,

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No matter how old your kids are, lose

Hello June Challenge participants and Shaklee members!

In the real world, we aren’t perfect. Shocking! So if you participated in our 10 Pound Turnaround in June and didn’t meet your goal, don’t be too hard on yourself. All that matters is that you keep going. Which is why you can enter the next month, July 1st! And since you probably already dropped a few pounds in June, you are ahead of the game. You are looking AND feeling great NOW!

For this challenge, the purpose of incorporating the Shaklee 180 Smoothees, Energizing Tea, Shaklee 180 Metabolic boost and/or Vitalizer in your daily routine to help you stay on track, When your body (cells) are happy, meaning well-nourished, you are less reactive with your food choices, whether you are at a party or just out of your regular daily routine. Your body doesn’t go into crave mode and your head is clear when you are making choices. 

Even when I travel I am consistently drinking one Shaklee 180 Smoothee a day (or a Shaklee 180 meal bar), one convenient Vitalizer strip, and the Shaklee 180 Boost with meals. It makes a huge difference. I like that I can actually feel the difference. PLUS, there is science behind what I am feeling. A YMCA study recently showed that my regime of the Smoothee and Vitalizer, at the end of a 9 month study, participants lost 50% more fat and gained 25% more lean muscle than the food alone group  AND participants in the study showed an improvement in BONE DENSITY. 

To help you keep trim over the summer, The first prize will be given June 30 for losing 10 pounds or an inch off your waist and hips. We will continue to do this at the end of each month. 

  • Check in with a text or email your weight, waist and hip measurements on MONDAY
  • To qualify for the prizes each month, place your Shaklee products on auto ship or purchase 2 Smoothees (or 4 boxes of Meal Bars) and the Vitalizer or Boost each month
  • Get an additional 10% off the Vitalizer and Shaklee Metaboilc boost when they are on autoship
  • Keeping yourself on track with the products will give you the best results

What are the prizes? Since your skin needs nutrition too, it will be the two products from the Enfuselle Skin Care Line that I offered last year as a Holiday gift.

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