Category : Diet

How To Eat Carbs And STILL Lose Weight…

Carbs are a scary word when you’re trying to lose weight.

Either you’re afraid of them – which gives them undue power over your mind and body.  Or you are scared to live without them – which means you may have an addiction to carbs or sugar.

Well it’s funny.  In recent years I’ve become obsessed with finding easy food ‘tricks’ to allow me to enjoy the foods I love without suffering the effect on my thighs later.

I’ve overcome my fear of carbs, and especially my fear of fats.

Here are 3 of the tricks I swear by to keep my body tight, lean, and fit all year round…

1.  Don’t Eat Carbs By Themselves…

I don’t down a bag of pretzels when I’m too busy to grab lunch.

Nor do I opt for a ‘low-fat’ poppyseed muffin at Starbucks to avoid the fatty plate of cheeses and meats in the case.

I’d go for the meat and cheese plate because it won’t spike my insulin levels… and I stay fuller, longer!

Plus, low-fat foods are often full of sugar, carbs, and nasty chemicals.

So the cheese and meat plate may be a better option than the poppyseed muffin.  It will have similar calorie count, but less carbs, less sugar, and less insulin-spike!

Plain bagel?  Just because you cut the cream cheese doesn’t make it okay!  Try having half the bagel and some high-protein or vegetable alongside your meal.

Many fruits and vegetables are high in fiber which makes you feel more full after eating them.  Instead of toast and bagels, try just having eggs and greens or eggs with lentils or quinoa.

For weight loss, you will often find that high-FAT foods are much better for you than low-fat, high carb foods!  When you eat high-carb foods by themselves, they spike your insulin levels and turn into sugar in your body.

Foods with MORE fat help you feel fuller longer.  In fact, many people who have a high-fat diet experience hours – even up to 36 hours at a stretch, feeling satiated with no hunger pains!  You should ask your doctor before doing any fasting, of course.

Some of my favorite high-fat foods for weight loss include:

  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Fresh (not farm-raised) Salmon
  • Raw Walnuts or Almonds

But above all, the #1 reason high-fat foods are good for your weight loss goal is that they don’t spike your blood sugar!

2.  Mix Protein In With Carbs…

To lose weight, it’s important that you pair your carbs with protein.  Ditch half your plate of pasta and focus on seeds, nuts, fish, chicken or beef with your meal.

When you have variety in your meals, you actually slow down the rate at which sugar is released into your blood.  Plus, protein causes you to release the hormone glucagon.  Glucagon fights fat AND the insulin rush you’d normally get eating carbs by themselves.

Replacing carbohydrates with meat, eggs, nuts, seeds, and greens is the way to go.  And don’t worry if you aren’t a meat-eater.  Did you know that vegetables have more protein per gram than animal meat!  To pack in the most vegetables, try blending them in your blender or juicing them.

You can add chia seeds to your coffee, replace toast with Canadian Bacon, or even replace croutons with raw nuts on a salad!

3.  Drink Slimming Tea BEFORE You Eat Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

Unless you’re on a temporary crash diet, carbs WILL be a part of your daily life.

Perhaps it’s a bit of pasta or a sandwich with bread.  Or maybe it’s an apple or other piece of fruit.  Carbs in moderation can still be used to lose weight.

But you must avoid consuming more calories than you need to; the mindless munching mode; or carb cravings.  Your body isn’t satiated so you keep consuming more and more calories without ever feeling full.

Carbs are so dangerous to your healthy diet plan!  (Pretzels are my weakness.  Also popcorn, cous-cous, chicken noodle soup… aiy-yai-yai!)  You get the point.

However, drinking Slimming Tea BEFORE a meal can help blast away carb cravings so that you will feel satiated and not consume the extra 1, 2, or even 300 calories in mindless carb munching per meal.

Plus, Slimming Tea helps to:

  • Lower your blood sugar
  • *Decrease fat storage
  • *Increase insulin sensitivity
  • *Oxidize MORE fat…

What’s more – did you know that often when you find yourself having a carb-craving for pretzels, chips, popcorn, or delicious pasta fazole leftovers in your fridge, you may actually be just THIRSTY?

Next time you feel like you’re going to have a snack attack… or eat more than you should, try Slimming Tea.

It’ll kill the carb cravings, hydrate your body, and even help you oxidize fat from your thighs, arms, and belly!

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How "Cheat Meals" Can Help You LOSE Weight…

It’s Not Cheating If You Play By THESE Rules…

We all do it.  And if you’re anything like me, it usually happens on the weekends…

I’m talking about “cheating”. Not cheating on your partner – cheating on your weight loss plan.

Perhaps it’s ice cream, pasta alfredo from your favorite Italian restaurant, or – as my husband and I discovered last night- the warm comfort and joy of a buttery homemade chicken pot pie.

Well I’m here to put the myth of cheating to bed.  That’s right – you can still eat delicious, rich, fatty and salty foods and lose weight.  I did it, and so can you.

Here are my top 4 tips to beat the ‘cheat’ food guilt and weight gain…

1.  Reframe Your Brain…

Cheating is the act of dishonesty in order to get ahead in a game.  Cheating on your weight loss plan implies that you are cheating your body in the game of health.

Instead of looking at cheating as a negative thing, look at your overindulgence as a well-deserved treat. Or even a reward!

That’s right, take the word “cheating” out of your vocabulary.  Right now.

You are more powerful than the foods you eat.  They do not control you.  So don’t give them names like ‘mistress’ or ‘cheat foods’.  Rather call them treats, or even indulgences.  Calling them cheat foods elevates them too much in your mind.

Once you take the power away from your bagel and cream cheese or ice cream sundae, you can set new rules for the game.

Here are a few of the ‘rules’ I set in my own personal “health game”.

  1. Enjoy ice cream periodically, but never eat the low-fat kind.  It’s usually full of sugar – which is much worse for your body than fat from cream.  I try to stick to organic, full-fat, low sugar ice cream when I choose to reward myself with a dessert treat.
  2. Go ahead and have a pasta meal, but stick to gluten-free quinoa pasta, or replace noodles with zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles, or another delicious noodle alternative that doesn’t have carbs, nor gluten.  Now I can enjoy rich, meaty, hearty tomato sauce without the extra empty calories and carbs from pasta!
  3. Keep salty snack hacks on-hand.  I am a sucker for popcorn, beef jerky, and mixed nuts.  But instead of microwave popcorn (eew!  read about how terrible microwave popcorn is here.), roasted nuts, or processed nitrate-ridden beef jerky, I get jerky from US Wellness Meats that’s free from chemicals and stick to raw nuts.  Periodically I’ll spray a bit of oil on them and some salt if I’m really having a salty snack attack.  But by eliminating the processed foods from my plan, my snack attack is much healthier!

2.  Don’t Panic!

This is one of the most important things you can learn: when you cheat, don’t panic!    First of all, you aren’t likely going to gain weight from a single fattening meal or one night of too much wine.

…But the stress you put on your body will cause you to store fat and spike cortisol levels!  Healthy eating is a marathon, not a sprint.

And a healthy lifestyle is NOT a diet – your goal is to live healthy for the rest of your life.   The problem with a diet is that you restrict things that you love and live a life of denial.   Instead of living in constant denial, allow yourself little rewards along the way.  This way you will NEVER diet, but you will ALWAYS live a balanced life with a few indulgences along the way!

Perhaps you know you’re going to indulge tonight.  Work out a little harder this afternoon and tomorrow morning switch the bacon and eggs and toast for a detoxifying green juice and cup of Slimming Tea.   Slimming Tea’s powerful antioxidants will help you get back on your track to health in no time!  <<<SAVE $10 on Slimming Tea Capsules TODAY!<<<<<<

Now that you have a plan, and you’re in control, you can enjoy your night and eliminate stress.  Moreover, the panic that accompanies the myth of cheating causes people to toy around with unhealthy behaviors – such as starving themselves as a punishment, purging food, or even unhealthy exercise habits to ‘counteract’ the food.

Remember that you would need to eat an additional 3,500 calories to gain 1 pound of body fat.  It’s very unlikely that you will gain a single pound off of one cheat meal or a couple glasses of wine.

3.  Beware of the “Domino” Effect…

Stressing about your extra slice of pecan pie will more likely lead to weight gain than the actual calories in the pie.    But there is another sneaky problem with your guilt-trips, ‘cheating’ mentality, or panic attacks.

They’re not FAIR to you.  You are so incredible and your choice to watch what you eat and drink to live a longer, happier, healthier life is marvelous.  Congratulations to you!

But when your mind tells you that you’re fat, that you’re wrong, that you’re out of control; you manifest that negativity into your eating plan.  And you keep blowing your diet.

Nobody is perfect all the time.  So each time you indulge, look at the next time you’re hungry as a way to get back on track.  Keep your favorite healthy treat in the house – a cup of cherries (which are very low glycemic!) or endive slathered in organic hummus.  And by all means – don’t Domino with MORE sugary or carb-laden calories!

4.  Suppress Your Appetite Naturally…

If you overdid the carbs and sugar last night, today you can get back on track very easily. Simply take one Slimming Tea Capsule before breakfast, and another before lunch.

Slimming Tea capsules help regulate insulin levels and suppress your craving for additional sugary, carb-laden, or grain-based foods.

The average American eats approximately 570 MORE calories than they did in the 1970’s according to the US Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC.

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And this weekend – don’t succumb to guilt and panic.  Know that YOU are in control of your life and your body.  And sometimes, you deserve a little treat, without feeling like you’re ‘cheating’ yourself.  Now go out there and ‘treat’ yourself smart!

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Can Tea Enhance Your “Love-Life?”… [MEN must read!]

Studies show that the same ingredient in tea that helps you fight cancer may also enhance your love life…  READ WHY…

How Food Additives Make You Gain Weight…

I can’t believe I EVER drank this fattening ‘zero calorie’ drink!  Read More Here… 

Can Tea Harm Your Body?!

Not all tea is created equal.  See the shocking results of studies we’ve performed with Slimming Tea… and the not-so-savory results of grocery store teas HERE…


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Why Additives “Add” Pounds… and Endanger Your Health!

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Did you know that more than 60% of US adults are considered obese??

For decades, food manufacturer’s have been putting “additives” in foods and beverages to help increase shelf life, make them taste better, and to help the foods have less calories from fat and sugar.

At the same time, an “Obesity Epidemic” began that has intensified to the point that more than 60% of US adults are considered overweight and nearly 1/3 of children are obese.

Coincidence?  Not even close…

The truth is that only are food/drink additives likely to add pounds to your waistline, they can also endanger your health and put you at risk for serious medical problems in the future!

Ok, so how is this even possible and why aren’t food companies doing something about this problem?

As to how additives are causing unwanted weight gain and potential medical problems, the answer is Biology.

Basically, your body breaks down the foods and beverages you ingest during digestion so that your body can extract the nutrients for energy, repair, etc.

Unfortunately, additives are created in laboratories using synthetic ingredients our organic bodies just don’t recognize.

And any substance that your body doesn’t recognize or used is considered a toxin that must be flushed from your system…and that is where the trouble begins…

You see, whenever your body flushes toxins from its system, it causes your body to produce tiny molecules known as “free radicals”.

The problem with free radicals is that they travel all over your body damaging cells down to the DNA-level.

By damaging cells down to the DNA level, free radicals have been linked to wide range of degenerative diseases and health problems, including:

  • Increased Risk for Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, and Stroke
  • Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s
  • Increased Risk for Arthritis and Atherosclerosis
  • Increased Risk for Some Forms of Cancer
  • Slower Digestive Function and Increased Gastrointestinal Problems including IBS and Constipation
  • Poor Eyesight

When it comes to your waistline, free radicals cause your digestive function to slow down.

This makes it more difficult for your body to extract nutrients from the food you eat which forces your body to store more nutrients as fat.

But as bad as free radicals are for your waistline, they can be even more dangerous to your overall health!

Basically, free radicals are BAD NEWS but food companies continue to use additives in just about anything you can buy at the grocery store (but there are exceptions—more on this later!).

And yes, even many of the “diet” foods and beverages are made with synthesized sugars that ultimately can slow down your digestive function and ultimately cause you gain—NOT lose—more weight!

Ok, so what can you do?

First, STOP eating DIET foods and beverages made with synthetic sugars like saccharine.

Second, eat foods that are high in antioxidants because they help neutralize free radicals and some can even prevent them from forming in the first place. Some foods that are high in antioxidants include:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Pecans
  • Artichoke
  • Prunes
  • Cranberries
  • Slimming Tea

Ok, replacing foods high in additives with those that are high in antioxidants will help control the free radicals—but what about your waistline?

Isn’t that the reason you started eating and drinking all those “diet” foods/drinks in the first place?

Well, my good friend Dr. Charles has dedicated most of his professional career to safely and permanently eliminating fat so that his patients can reach and maintain their weight loss goals.

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  • 6 Calorie-Busting Exercises
  • List of 15 Fat-Burning Superfoods
  • Stress Reduction Techniques to Lower Cortisol Production
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You find yourself in a world where even the things that are supposed to help you lose weight—like diet foods and beverages—may actually be making you gain weight.

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How Did She Lose That Weight So Fast?!

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A Slimming Secret Helped This Beautiful Bride-To-Be Stun Her Friends and Family…

 

Do you know that feeling you get before a wedding, high school reunion, or even job interview?

That “I better look darn good” feeling?

I get that feeling right about now – when summer is just a short promise away.

Some people are horrified at the thought of stepping in front of friends, family, or even strangers looking and feeling overweight.

But some people, such as Christina DeBartolo, face life events with force, vigor, and immutable strength of will.

How One Bride-To-Be Was Able To Lose Weight Fast…

Here’s Christina’s Story…

“In May 2012, my fiancee and I had our engagement pictures taken.   I was mortified at how heavy I looked.  I was the heaviest I had ever been at  5’3” and 158 lbs.  I was just recently engaged and knew I had a year to get my rear in gear(literally) to look fantastic for my big day.
I set a goal, to be able to wear a bikini and not look like a heifer, and I dove head first into the process. I started exercising and changed my diet, but nothing was happening.  I was like a lot of you, in that, I tried everything.  From diet pills, powder sprinkled on my food, diet programs, nothing worked.  I kept exercising every single day and I was watching my food intake. Still, not much was happening.  One day I stumbled upon Okuma Nutritionals in my desperate search for something to help me lose this weight.  I decided to give it a try, not thinking it would help. I began drinking two cups a day and it made ALL the difference in the world….  The weight started coming off. When I found my wedding dress, I had it ordered a size smaller to give me an incentive to lose weight. Needless to say, I was nervous for that first fitting. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried on my dress and it fell off of my body. I was elated! When my honeymoon came along, I was very proud to show off my new body that Wu-long tea helped me to achieve. Overall, in one year’s time, I lost 34 lbs and have kept it off for a whole year now. I cannot express how much this tea has helped change my life for the better. I sing it’s praises to everyone I meet! Losing weight is not an easy task, by any means. It takes hard work, dedication, and the will to not give up. If you are struggling with your weight loss journey, give wu-long tea a try. I promise, it will not disappoint. It also works to keep your immune system strong and your mind sharp, which is a huge plus!   -Christina DeBartolo
And what’s a good story without a good picture to go with it?
Here’s the beautiful, radiant, lovely Christina on her honeymoon!
Christina beautiful before and after

Look at how Christina lost 34 pounds with Slimming Tea!

Christine, you’re such an inspiration!

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The World's #1 Silent Killer… (not what you think!)

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The number of obese people in developing countries has tripled in the past 30 years…

 

When I was a child, our television flashed images of starving children all over the world.

Their gaunt little faces and toothpick arms haunted my childhood, and I spent some time in my 20’s in ministry to underprivileged people in the U.S. and the world.

Soon after I left ministry, a new image of what underprivileged looked like stood in my mind: rather than a gaunt, emaciated, starving person…

I now saw the ‘poor’ as being overweight, diabetic, and very sick.

Now that developing countries have access to processed foods… and much more than they need; they’re becoming obese.

As it turns out… this may be the world’s new silent killer.  I’ll explain why.

A Growing Epidemic…

When you see people who are overweight, you intuitively know that they are sick.

But did you know that the number of obese people in developing countries has tripled in the past 30 years?

Even countries like Mexico, hailed for it’s plethora of natural resources, now has the highest percentage of obese adults in the world.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, even Chinese adults have been stricken with an alarming 12% diabetes rate

Some say that the plague of obesity in Mexico and China may be, in fact, due to their ‘healthier’ economies in the past few decades.

Why Are People Overweight In Developing Countries…

Why are so many people overweight in developing countries where- just 30 years ago – they were starving?

Well, for one, industrialization begets more time sitting and eating fatty, sugary foods.

And less time putting in physical labor to burn those extra calories!

What’s even crazier?

The UN’s #1 Millennium Development Goals was to stop extreme hunger and poverty.

But what we’ve now realized is that far more people die worldwide not from poverty or malnutrition, but from the four major global NCD’s, or “non-communicable diseases”.

These are:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Cancers

One of the primary risk factors for the world’s greatest cause of premature death?  Obesity.

That’s why I’ve dubbed obesity as the world’s #1 Silent Killer.

Problems Caused By The Worldwide Obesity Epidemic…

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently published a report suggesting that more fat, sugar, meat, and portion sizes are what’s leading to this obesity epidemic.

And the burden people put on public healthcare systems is growing in proportion with our global waistline.

A researcher from the ODI claims that if people continue to eat like people in the US or UK do, “…we would need several planets to cope with the consequences.”

Some even call the epidemic “over-nutrition”.  I don’t really like to think that we can have too much nutrition.  I rather think of it as over-MAL-nutrition.

Other experts might call it “wheat belly” or “sugar overload”.

Whether it’s wheat, sugar, fat, or meat consumption… something “big” is happening in our world, and it’s contributing to the #1 reason for premature death worldwide.

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Childhood obesity rates are at an alarming high.

Scary Facts About Childhood Obesity…

There’s nothing more sad than seeing a young child’s life consumed with being overweight, or even diabetic.

The American Center for Disease Control reports the following:

      • Obesity in children aged 6-11 has DOUBLED in the past 30 years.
      • Adolescent obesity (age 12-19) has QUADRUPLED in the past 30 years.
      • Childhood obesity increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012.
      • Adolescent obesity increased from 5% to nearly 21% from 1980 to 2012.
      • In 2012, more than 1 out of three children & adolescents were overweight or obese.

 

Why Policymakers Don’t Talk About The World’s #1 Killer…

Policymakers, non-profits, and rockstar charitable organizations don’t usually focus on malnutrition and obesity.

This may be because the fight against HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis are a bit more sensational.

But if people aren’t going to willingly wake up to the obesity epidemic, do policymakers intervene?

It’s hard to suggest policy around something so personal as food and diet, so that doesn’t seem plausible either.

So where is the hope in this matter?

Well, here are two examples of countries successfully fighting the obesity epidemic.

1.  In South Korea, aggressive social marketing and education has prevented this nation from the obesity epidemic.

2.  Finland went from having the world’s highest coronary mortality rate to a decrease by 65% when they worked with the World Health Organization to promote healthier diets and lifestyles.

There’s really no way to tell if the obesity epidemic will have a natural correction, just as any global market…

… Or if it’s a problem serious enough that policymakers will have to step in before it gets much worse…

What Can YOU Do To Fight Obesity In Your Family…

There are a lot of things you can do to fight obesity one very special person at a time… with your own family.

Here are my top 7 suggestions for you.

1.  Start A Garden…

It’s very exciting to grow your own veggies, herbs, or even raise chickens!

Plus, you aren’t likely to pile fresh basil or zucchinis on top of cheesy nachos; taking care of a garden often causes you to eat healthier, whole foods!

2.  Go To A Farmers’ Market…

If you don’t have the yard, or the time for a garden, you can take advantage of others’.

You’ll notice that the artisans and farmers are more than eager to tell you about why their food is nutritious, and delicious.

Plus, food at farmers’ markets are often some of the healthiest, more purely organic foods you can find!

3.  Forage…

When you hunt, pick, or grow your own food, you learn to appreciate where your food comes from.

Plus, foraging for food guarantees that it’s not-processed!

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Shop The Aisles To Avoid Processed Foods Which Lead To Weight Gain

4.  Shop The Perimeter…

Just don’t go outside of the perimeter.

Make a game of it.  Challenge yourself to only shop for whole foods without boxes, jars, bottles, or plastics of any kind.

It’s fun to try to replace sugar or candied fruits with whole foods, fruits, or other creative things.

Plus, if your family doesn’t see the Breyer’s Ice Cream or Cheeri-O’s, they’re less likely to crave them.

5.  Learn To Cook Your Favorite Meal…

Meal planning is awesome… but it takes a *lot* of discipline!

One thing that can be incredibly helpful is to learn how to cook your favorite meal in a healthy way with no processed foods, 100% organic, and ideally low in sugar and carbs.

I learned that my husband and I can make a healthy bone-brother soup (with Slimming Tea!) that lasts us all week long.

We cook it Sunday and all week long we make vegetable purees, soups, and even drinks with it!

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6.  Food Prep…

Food prep is WAY easier than meal-planning!

Every weekend I buy cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, and tons of delicious hummus.

I clean the veggies and put them in containers in my fridge.

Then all week long I go for healthy foods as opposed to quick, salty, carb-laden processed chips or snacks.

One of my personal tricks is to have things i love to snack on ready at all times.

I always have a fresh back of air-popped popcorn for when I’m desperate for something salty, and I love to munch on belgium endives late at night when I get a snack-attack.

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Slimming Iced Tea is safe and delicious for the whole family!

7.  Always Keep Iced Tea In The Fridge…

Seriously – kids (and husbands) don’t always prefer hot tea like I do.

But they seem to love iced drinks!

That’s why I always keep a huge pitcher of iced Slimming Tea in my refrigerator.

Sometimes I add berries, other times I add lemon and Stevia to make it taste like an Arnold Palmer!

Lately I love to add cucumbers, but when my friends young children are over I add oranges and berries to make it look really appealing to kids.

Slimming Tea is one of the most natural, healthy, and easiest ways to fight obesity and help you crave the RIGHT foods.

Slimming Tea only has about 1/3rd the caffeine of a cup of coffee…

And it’s infinitely better for you and your family than sodas, or even bottled beverages that are marketed as ‘health drinks’.

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Do You Have The "Fat Gene?"

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Is There Really Such A Thing As a “Fat Gene”?

I grew up thinking there was a nasty, evil bug implanted in certain ‘unlucky’ women that made them fat.

Women in my family told me that we had the ‘fat gene’.

As you can imagine, I felt doomed and it marred my childhood… and many of my early adult years.

I was filled with fear and hopelessness; and as a little girl I assumed that I, too, had the “fat gene”.

No matter how many sports I did or how healthily I ate; I would get fat and feel miserable, and there was nothing I could do about it.

I was dead wrong.

What was this ‘fat gene, and why did I fear it for so long?

There’s No Such Thing As A “Fat Gene”…

When my family told me that we had the fat gene, what they were referring to was the simple fact that they weren’t built like 6 foot tall members of the Swedish Bikini Team.

We’re all generally short, curvy, and we most certainly don’t have the luxury of eating whatever we want without gaining weight.

But in some cases, women in my family did discover that they did, in fact, have one specific disorder: hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid.

The thyroid is a real gland that has real effects on women, and occasionally on men, too.

Hypothyroidism does NOT mean you’re doomed to be fat.

…But it does mean that there are specific things you can do to keep your body in it’s best possible shape.

First, it’s education.

What is the thyroid?

The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces a hormone which regulates body temperature, metabolism and heartbeat.

In the absence of sound knowledge, my family called it our ‘fat gene’ and used it as an excuse for why everybody seemed to be overweight.

What I found, however, was that scientists believe that in women over 35, chances of thyroid disorder are extremely high – even up to 30% or more!

And sadly, women suffer thyroid problems about 10 times as much as men.

Perhaps this is why people lied to me as a little girl and said that the women in my family had a ‘fat gene’.

What Happens When You Have A Thyroid Disorder…

If you have a sluggish thyroid, the little butterfly-shaped gene in the back of your neck doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone.

If you have hyperthyroidism (vs. hypo), well as you can imagine, this means you produce too much thyroid hormone.

While thyroid imbalance is linked to genetics, it can also go haywire due to an autoimmune attack, pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies, or even toxins in your environment.

A few things that happen to your body as a result of imbalanced thyroid are:

  • Fatigue…

Fatigue is most commonly found in hypothyroidism.

I used to wake up tired after 9 hours of sleep.  That’s when I knew I might have a thyroid problem…

  • Depression…

If you’re feeling particularly blue, you may have hypothyroidism.

That’s because hypothyroidism actually impacts your brain’s ‘happy’ chemical, Serotonin.

  • Anxiety…

Hyperthyroidism is likely to make you feel anxious.

Your whole body is flooded with too much thyroid hormone, which makes you feel ‘hyper’.  It also causes your metabolism to work out of control.

  • Increase or Decrease of Appetite…

Hyperthyroidism can cause you to feel hungry all the time, probably because your metabolism is revving as fast as a racecar.

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, may alter with your sense of taste and smell.

  • Mental Fog…

When you’re suffering from a thyroid imbalance, you may feel a bit fuzzy in the brain.

That’s because too much thyroid hormone and make it hard to concentrate; you’re feeling hyper.

Hypothyroidism causes the opposite; lethargy, fatigue, forgetfulness, and fogginess.

  • Constipation

You’ve tried laxatives, herbs, hot water, prunes… but you’re bloated and constipated all the time.

This may be a symptom of hypothyroidism because your slow thyroid also slows down digestion.

  • High Blood Pressure…

My mother found out about her hypothyroidism when she learned her blood pressure was through the roof.

Hypo and hyperthyroidism can manifest high blood pressure.

In fact, those with hypothyroidism are three times more likely to develop hypertension!

  • Neck Pain…

Sore neck?  It may not be due to all that time you’re playing Angry Birds on your phone.

Rather, it may be thyroid swelling.

Look in a hand-mirror and drink a gulp of water.

If you see bulges or protrusions in the thyroid area, just below your Adam’s apple, it may be best to go see a doctor.

  • Weight Gain…

Weight gain can be caused from a plethora of things – some good, like putting on muscle, and some bad – like carrying excess water weight.

Weight gain, however, is one of the primary reasons people have their thyroids checked with a doctor.

If you notice that you’re gaining weight without any measurable change to your diet, you may have an underactive thyroid.

If you notice that you’re losing weight without big dietary changes, this may be an overactive thyroid.

  • Hair Loss…

One majorly scary symptom of hypothyroidism is a loss of hair.

Your slow system from an under-active thyroid actually puts your hair follicles in ‘resting’ mode, not growing new hair!

  • High Cholesterol…

Hypothyroidism can be linked to elevated levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol.

High levels of LDL cholesterol can beget heart problems, and even heart failure.

*Hypothyroid and hyperthyroidism are serious afflictions that you want to be sure to diagnose with your doctor and treat immediately.

What Can You Do If You Think You Have Hypo or Hyperthyroidism?

1.  Get Tested

If you believe that you are suffering from an underactive or overactive thyroid, please get tested with your doctor.

You may choose a holistic doctor or a traditional doctor to have your hormone levels tested.

2.  Respect Your Natural Energy Levels

In order to really pick up on what your body is throwing down, try to cut caffeine and sugar from your diet.

Instead of a caffeinated beverage, drink Slimming Tea.

Slimming Tea only has about 1/3rd the caffeine as a cup of coffee – which means you can drink Slimming Tea all day long without the jittery, anxiety-producing effect of coffee.

Plus, Slimming Tea gives you a natural energy and productivity boost because of the combination of L-Theanine and caffeine present in just the right amount to keep you alert and productive without the energy crashes!

3.  Eat Smarter…

Your body treats carbohydrates like sugar, which can cause you to gain weight, especially if you have an underactive thyroid.

You may try eating more protein because protein transports thyroid hormone to all your tissues.

You can restore normal thyroid function in many cases by upping your intake of nuts, quinoa, organic meats, and nut butters.

Also try to cut carbs as well as starchy vegetables.

One of the best ways to cut carbs is to drink Slimming Tea 15 minutes before every meal.

It helps boost your metabolism as well as eliminate carb cravings.

4.  Drink For Your Blood Pressure…

If you have an overactive thyroid, drinking Slimming Tea after a meal may reduce risk of heart attack because it keeps your blood flowing as well as helps calm you down.

Plus, it improves digestion and helps your body work in synchronicity to stay healthy and properly functioning.

5.  Up Your Fat Intake…

Fat is incredibly important to your healthy functioning, as well as weight loss!

For one, fat and cholesterol help your body have normal hormonal functioning.

Eat more olive oil, avocado, flax seeds, chia, fish, nuts, and full-fat dairy.

6.  Go Gluten-Free…

Gluten can riase likelihood of an autoimmune attack on your thyroid.

That’s because the molecular makeup of thyroid tissue is very similar to gluten, which confuses your body.

While you may not be gluten-intolerant, you may have other food sensistivities.

If you have a dairy, soy, gluten, or other allergies, these foods cause an inflammatory response in your body.

7.  Practice Relaxation…

One of the best ways to fight hormonal imbalance is to find something that calms you, or energizes you when you feel foggy.

Try taking a walk outside, or if you live in an area with trails you can go for a hike.

Get a dog – or a cat.  Ride your bike to work.  Get a maid for chores that make you angry.  Get a different perspective on chores that would normally infuriate you.  I’ve begun listening to audio books when I do the dishes, which makes the chore turn into a relaxing, positive experience.

 8.  Drink Slimming Tea…

Slimming Tea is full of flavonoids; powerful antioxidants that are beneficial to your central nervous system.

One Cambridge study even shows that they may benefit your central nervous system by protecting neurons against stress-induced injury, promoting synaptic plasticity, memory, and cognitive function.

Plus, Slimming Tea has L-Theanine… and amino acid that is able to help you relax, reduce stress, improve cognition, and even enhance your mood.

Read more about this Nature’s most powerful super-drink here.

 

 

Good News For "Choco-holics!"

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Dr. Reveals “Ten Miracle Foods” In Groundbreaking Presentation…

I just read something crazy from an MD colleague of mine who has found a ton of miraculous ways to use food for health and healing… including CANDY!

For instance, one medical study recently found that chocolate can significantly reduce blood pressure in just two weeks.

Italian researchers gave healthy people various types of chocolate.

The researchers discovered one type of chocolate had an ability to reduce blood sugar and lower blood pressure.

This type of chocolate contains a full range of beneficial phytonutrients, including antioxidants, flavonoids, phenols, epicatechin, and essential minerals.

These nutrients make chocolate not only tasty, but also beneficial for your heart.

Who wouldn’t want to keep blood pressure in control with candy?

But before you load up on Snicker’s Bars… make sure you choose the right type of chocolate.

Your average Hershey’s bar won’t do. Dr. Victor Marchione (some call him the “Food Doctor”), has compiled a whole wealth of what he calls “miracle foods” that can help you battle cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more.

His famous presentation is on the 10 miracle foods you can eat every day to help rid you of some pretty nasty diseases and illnesses you may be suffering from.

Food Doctor

Doctor Reveals “10 Miracle Foods” in Groundbreaking Presentation

Wow!  Imagine that!!!

As a board certified Doctor, Dr. Marchione could be sitting back and prescribing people pills.  

But instead he has devoted his life to finding cures for all kinds of ailments with nature’s perfect medicine: food.

Watch a quick presentation he put together here to learn about 10 of the foods you can eat every day – including a ‘fruit’ that fights Alzheimer’s!

>>>LEARN WHAT THE 10 MIRACLE FOODS ARE<<<

 

Were You Born Fat?!

Are Eating Habits Contagious

 

Debunking The Myth That “You were born fat…”

That’s the dangerous excuse many doctors and so-called “experts” give their clients to destroy the confidence in their own fat-burning ability.

By destroying your confidence, they can then sell you pills, expensive cleanses, medical devices… and even scary operations where they cut into your organs.

And just is scary is all the men and women whose confidence is so destroyed that they turn to disordered eating.

Well I’m standing up to the corporations and weight loss ‘marketers’ and once and for all to tell you that you are NOT born fat.

Who Is Really In Control?

And trust me – I have to remind myself every day that it isn’t genetic… that it doesn’t matter what any family member has struggled with.

It’s really quite liberating!

Genetics are a very funny thing.

Most people believe that they control your destiny.

In reality, they are controlled by your environment. But guess who controls your environment?

YOU.

The food you put in your body.  The chemicals all around you.

The air you breathe.  The water you drink.

The wrong food, air, water, and chemicals will switch your genes into a fat storing mode, just like your mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and the rest of your family. (If they only knew what I’m about to share with you, they wouldn’t have to be a victim to their genes either…)

The good news… this can easily be changed.

Just a couple small tweaks in your environment is all that separates you from being fat because of your genes to fat-burning machine.

Want to know a good place to start?

At the organ in your body that controls your metabolism…

Click here to see which organ to start with ⇐ click here

Understanding how your body works doesn’t require an MD or degree in nutrition. 

Unlike the shameless doctors who tell people they were born fat, my friend Dr. Charles helps you unlock the key to turning on your body’s fat-burning.

Find out how here.

 

Is Whole Wheat Toast WORSE Than A Snickers Bar?

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Is A Slice of Wheat Toast Worse Than a Snickers Bar?

This morning I was jogging with the puppies and listening to a fascinating health and fitness book on my iPhone.

And I heard a pretty shocking fact!

The author questioned the reader to choose which of the following would cause the highest spike in blood sugar:

  • A tablespoon of pure white sugar.
  • A Snickers bar.
  • A banana.
  • A slice of whole wheat bread.

Which one would you choose?

I might get cheeky and choose the banana.  But most people would choose the Snickers Bar, right?!

But the answer is the last one you’d guess: the slice of whole wheat bread. 

WOW!

When you consider how blood sugar spikes after eating particular foods (called the Glycemic Index), the items I mention break down like this:

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What Is The Glycemic Index… And Why Do I Care?

The Glycemic Index (GI) in is a measure of how fast a food raises blood sugar levels.

Glucose has a GI of 100, and if a food has a GI of 50, it raises your blood sugar half as much as glucose.

Table sugar is 50% glucose and 50% fructose.

As people concerned with long, disease-free and healthy lives, we avoid sugar when possible.

That’s because when too much sugar is consumed, your body’s natural insulin response can become overused and weakened, even resistant.

The Results of Too Much Sugar…

Excess sugar can cause metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and even heart disease.

And if you eat processed foods or bottled beverages – you are likely consuming enough sugar per serving to spike your insulin levels to the moon.

Why does merely 3 beers in one night effect your waistline, and your energy levels as much as, say, 15 would when you were 21 years old?

This may be due to your body’s weakened ability to process sugars, or insulin resistance.

And when you have a weakened insulin response, you store sugars as FAT.

Plus, sugar can make you resistant to the hormone leptin in the same way it becomes resistant to insulin.

Instead of RAISING your metabolic rate when you eat foods, your brain misses the signal that you are full.

And it goes into fat-storing versus energy-burning mode!

 What Can I Do?

There are a few things you can do with this information.

1.  If you have any old Food Pyramids lying around the house: TRASH ‘EM.

The moment the government stuck it’s two-sense into our diets – the low-fat diet craze hit the country.

And then the country got fat.  And overrun with heart disease.  And diabetes.

The shift to a whole-grain based diet served merely to spike our collective blood sugars.

2.  Consume Foods With Lower GI

I’m not talking about Atkins, Paleo, Inuit, Werewolf, or any other kind of special diet.

But I would strongly encourage you NOT to make whole grains… and especially not sugary foods the foundation of your personal food pyramid.

In fact, did you know that when you eat foods that spike your blood sugar, the easier it will be for your body to resist insulin; thereby storing sugars as fats?

Worse yet, your brain doesn’t realize you’re full!

So you keep eating more and more because your brain isn’t picking up what your stomach is throwing down.

3.  You Can Wu-Long!

That’s right, I just used Wu-Long as a verb.  =)

That’s because I don’t just have our Medicinal-Grade carb-craving eliminator Tea in stock…

But I finally have our Wu-Long Slimming CAPSULES back in stock!

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When you take one capsule before a meal – just one measly little capsule- you help your body REGULATE insulin response in your body.

Plus – you will have LESS carb cravings, helping you to eat more sensibly and, thereby, lose even more weight.

Wu-Long Slimming Tea Capsules even have 523% MORE fatburning polyphenols than green tea – which is hailed for having high polyphenols in celebrity diets worldwide.

Wu-Long truly is Nature’s Best Slimming Secret.

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Don’t get your blood sugar out of whack with high-glycemic foods that cause your metabolism to drop…

… And your body to store fat.

Take just ONE Wu-Long Slimming Tea Capsule before meals and you’ll help your body regulate insulin so that you feel MORE satiated… and eat less!

This helps you make wise choices about your food… raise your metabolism and energy expenditure for up to 24 hours…

… And drop belly fat pronto.

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I Just Ate The Best Meal Of My Life…

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Last night some friends took me out for what was literally the best meal of my entire life.

I enjoyed a rare (yes, I said rare) filet from an amazing chophouse in Dallas where my husband and I are on business.

It was that simple.  Grass fed beef and mushrooms.  No veggies, no salad… no appetizer.  Nothing green, leafy, juiced, dehydrated, or otherwise fitness-flared.

Now, I very, very rarely get steak…

When I do, I only want to eat grass-fed beef: hormone-free, super healthy, organic, no grains.

And at this delicious restaurant, I was able to enjoy beef from a local ranch here in Texas.

How To Find Delicious Grass-Fed Beef

It’s not hard to find grass fed beef.

Tons of farms and ranches sell their meat from “Grass-Fed Cows”.

I fall for it – and avoid any beef that isn’t labeled ‘grass-fed’.

But did you know that not all grass fed beef is being advertised properly?

I’ve been doing some digging, and I found out that while almost all cattle eat grass… not ALL cattle die on grass.

That’s right – some cattle eat grass and then die eating GRAINS.

That’s because the grains fatten up the cows and produce the marbled type beef that people just love.

So if you’re avoiding grains; avoid ‘fake’ grass fed beef.

Why Should You Choose “Grass-Fed” Beef?

There are numerous reasons why we should choose grass-fed beef.

Number one: it’s natural.

Cows really aren’t into grains.

As a matter of fact:  Grains Make Cows Sick.

That’s right…

Animals that are normally a healthy pH7 acidity drop to a deadly pH4 acidity because of the bacteria they eat due to grains.

In order to speed up the fattening of the cows, they’re administered hormones and antibiotics to keep them alive.

Eew.

Just don’t eat sick cows, okay?

What Is “Real” Grass-Fed Beef?

Real “Grass-Fed Beef” is from a cow that’s fed exclusively on their mother’s milk and grass.    Period.

Milk and Grass.  Milk and Grass.  Simple as that.

Because grass-fed cows have a healthy pH7 balance in their bodies, they have a healthy fat balance of Omega-3’s and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Don’t eat grain-finished beef.

Humans… and even pets, live longer eating organic, free-range poultry and grass-fed, hormone-free beef.

In fact, this is where I go for all my GF beef, nitrate-free jerky, ground beef and bison, sausage, lamb, etc.

It’s US Wellness Meats – the prices are awesome and you can do it all online!

Go HERE For All Your Meats, Not Just Grass-Fed Beef

US Wellness Meats is run by a 5th generation farmer, John Wood.

He grew up seeing cattle grass-fed, then confined and grain-fed for their final four months.

About 17 years ago, he began raising animals on a 100% forage diet and the taste was outstanding.

In North America, this was the traditional method until the 1950’s, when farmers took animals off of their natural diet and began using grain to fatten the animals up.

It’s no wonder with the unnatural farming methods, hormones, and GMO’s that our food is bigger, but not better!

For juicy, tender meats – go here and order these amazingly high-quality and delicious meats.

Seriously, my friend.

Go get yourself some quality meats.  They don’t just taste great, but get them because they are better for you.

Best yet, the best food you’ll ever taste is high in quality, but not necessarily high in price.

Go order your grass-fed beef, lamb, free-range poultry, bison, at stellar prices here.

 

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Hi everybody!

It’s been a couple days since I asked my email newsletter subscribers to read this blog and the response has been incredible.

I try to answer EVERY email you send me…

Here’s a great one I replied to this morning.

xo,

Stephanie

 

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From [customer]Hi,So, first I’d like to say, I enjoy your emails and educating myself with your knowledge. Second, in this message, I’m not claiming you to be a liar, but was just curious how we know who’s telling us the truth or not.So, are you saying all “grass-fed” labeled beef at any super market is not only grass fed? Just curious as to how we would know which are and which aren’t.Is US Wellness Meats the only company where one can purchase purely “grass-fed” beef? Or just one of the best? Also, how do we know their cows don’t die on grain like the others.I guess none of us would really know unless we watched the cow we purchase grow, eat and harvest before our eyes.Curiously,
[customer name] 

Stephanie

3:36 pm (1 day ago)

[Dearest Wu-Long Slimming Tea Enthusiast],
Thanks for the great questions!
“You are what you eat” applies to cows”… as well as humans!
The reason we use US Wellness Meats is because we are actually certain they use 100% live and die on grass cows.
(You’ll see that they don’t have high enough yield to even keep stocked with most of their basic items!)
They aren’t the highest “Yield” grass-fed farm – but they are very high quality.
All cows start out on the pasture – drinking mother’s milk and eating grass.
But even ‘grass-fed’ cows are often brought indoors to fatten up on grain and receive antibiotics.
Not to mention that the grain most very likely contains GMO’s.
Eew!
SO…
If you’re looking for grass-fed beef – make sure it’s *100%* Grass-Fed from cradle to grave, so to speak.
Or 100% Grass Fed “until the cow goes to pasture”… err… well you get the point.
Look for the term “grass-finished” or “100% pasture-raised” as well.
This term refers to what the animal actually EATS, as opposed to “free-range”, which means that the animal spends part of it’s days outdoors.
😀
Thanks for the great question, [customer]!
I’m glad I could answer it for you.
_ Stephanie_
P.S.
And another thing…
I only make *pennies* for every hundred bucks customers spend with US Wellness Meats.
In fact I wrote the email long before I had an affiliate relationship with them.
My good friend Ashley told me that I might as well make the $40.00 or so on the backend if I recommend them.
But I don’t recommend US Wellness Meats for any money that I could make, that’s for sure!!
I just wanted to make sure I recommended something I actually eat at home!
xo,
Stephanie

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary.