Your Mother and Grand Mother were right:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Insert Mother & Grand Mother smiling and nodding, with a certain sense of "I told you so" topping the vision.  Yeah, they had it right all along.  And they knew as well that a sweet, sugary bowl of cereal or a boxed pastry with some sort of oddly flavored jelly was not good for you either.  They had eggs and bacon or ham on their minds when they thought breakfast.  Protein and other nutrients, not sugar.

Then cereals companies and cookie makers got in on the Breakfast Bandwagon!  Empty carbs and more empty carbs disguised as a "hearty breakfast".  Sigh... no wonder children are fidgety in school.  Too much sugar and not enough protein and real nutrients.  Our brains need protein to function correctly.  Plus wheat and sugars bog our brains down, we get foggy, confused, sleepy when we consume too much grain and sugar.

Now Fast Food giants, Coffee Shops and every convenience store has some sort of "breakfast" offering.  And we grab them on the way to work or play, liking the flavors and not thinking about the calories, chemicals, preservatives and carbs!  So I ask you as you are reaching for that breakfast donut, bagel, taco, muffin or juice concoction:  What's in Your Breakfast?  

Have you dared to look?  Are you the least bit curious?  How does your breakfast stack up? How about the calories?  It is non-GMO sourced?  How is the fat content?  Fiber? Sugar?  Go ahead, take a peek.  Well, sit down first, then peek!  Be on the safe side.  

How did it go?  Does your favorite breakfast have these equivalent nutrients?   Protein in 4 Eggs,  Fiber in 1 cup each of Broccoli, Cauliflower and Pineapple, Calcium of 2 cups of Milk, Vitamin D of 10 ounces of Tuna and the Leucine of 5 ounces of Chicken Breast?  And all for less than $3 per meal?

No....not there, huh... maybe it is time to make a small step towards a better breakfast.  Join me in a Shaklee Life Shake each morning.  Great way to start the day.  And easy to mix with fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, nuts, flavorings of your choice and whatever else you like.  You deserve a great start to your day!  Visit my e-commerce site for more information and to order today.  Elise.MyShaklee.com

 

A Life of Deprivation  My daughter thinks I live a deprived life since I don't eat spicy foods.  Never liked to have my tongue burn while my nose runs and I lose taste sensation in my mouth.  Not my idea of good food, but there are those who would argue with me! And losing weight brings thoughts of being deprived, a life of deprivation, of giant voids in "good" food.  Not so, I say.  Read on!

Find your "why" when you commit to shedding a few pounds.  What will motivate you through those moments when your favorite food is "calling".  Is it to have more energy to play with the kids or grand kids?  Is it to lower your blood pressure so you can live a long healthy life?  Is it to avoid diabetes and all the sorrow that disease brings?  Is it to see a  smile on your spouse's face when you feel better?  Find that why!

Choose the correct program.  I have talked a lot lately about joining the "I'm in for 10" Challenge from Shaklee, the correct program for losing any amount of weight.  The idea of losing 10 pounds in 3 months, feeling better and looking better is a good thing.  Of course, there are plenty who will decide that 10 pounds is not enough, so they will make the commitment to shed more pounds.  Losing 1 to 2 pounds of fat per week is the healthy way to get healthier.  The Shaklee 180 program has all the tools, recipes, rewards, clinical proof and years of success, and a wonderful product that works!  Visit  Elise.MyShaklee.com Healthy Weight tab, for more information and to join me in the Challenge!

A life of deprivation.  When we think about weight loss, everyone thinks about the things they will have to give-up.  Deprived.  That is how most of us think of weight loss.  Depriving us of the things we "love", want or crave.

Yes, the outcome of weight loss can deprive us of certain things.  We may have to give up our cholesterol medication.  We may have to give up our blood pressure medication.  We may have to give up our diabetes medication.  We may have to give up being a couch potato and play with the kids or grand kids since we now have energy.   We may have to give up liver and kidney medications.  Yes, we may develop a life of deprivation.  But it is ok with me not to have a sackful of medications to take each day, to not feel bad, to not have to avoid ice cream and cookies because of medical issues.  I may not chose to eat them everyday, but I can eat them without worrying about being ill! I will live that kind of deprived life!

So find your Why, choose the Shaklee 180 Program and live a life without!  Join me and choose health and life. 

Probiotics and Weight Loss
Succeeding at weight loss just got a little bit easier.  From the Shaklee 180® Program as tips and helps for your Turnaround!

"Years ago, no one thought too much about the bacteria that live in our digestive tract. Scientists knew there were plenty of bacteria in our gut, but they didn’t think too much about them. That has all changed. There are now over three hundred clinical research studies looking into what those little bugs in our guts are doing for us and what the studies have found is amazing.

Your digestive tract contains over 100 trillion bacteria (that is 10 times the number of cells in your entire body) and collectively makes up an inner ecosystem known as our gut flora. The health of that ecosystem, it turns out, can be very important to your overall health.

It's that time again.  New Year's Resolutions are being made, and discarded as fast as they are made! This time of year we are more focused on weight loss and getting ready for looking great on Spring Break at the beach.  The question now is how to make the transition from eating everything in sight to eating sensibly?

The Holidays are here! And do they ever bring a bevvy of emotions, chores, expectations and more. And all this has a big impact on your immune system. Stress can weaken your immune system, truth be told. There is in fact, a whole field of science, Psychoneuroimmunology, that studies how powerfully our minds influences our health and what these scientists are learning is that what goes on in our minds can dramatically affect our bodies. Wow!

The article below is from Shaklee 180® Turnaround Tips and I hope it encourages you to shed those unwanted pounds and enjoy long term benefits!

"Benefits of Long-Term Weight Loss
Succeeding at weight loss just got a little bit easier.

We all want to lose weight so that we can look better. Looking good is certainly an important part of the motivation for losing and keeping weight off, but the benefits of losing weight go far beyond how good you are looking. You will be happy to know that as you move closer to your ideal weight, you are also reducing your risk factors for a number of different diseases.

Let’s take a look.

Key to Portion Control:  A Weight Loss Dilemma

In a world where 21-ounce cans of soda containing 210 calories and 58 grams of sugar is considered medium size, figuring out what a "normal" portion looks like can be tricky. Even healthy foods can be taken out of proportion. How many servings of salad did you really put on your plate? And what do health experts mean when they recommend eating two servings of fish a week? Understanding what constituents a "normal" portion size will help you cut back and take control.

Stress.  We all live with it, even if we don't want to admit feeling stressed.  The following article has helped me, so I am passing it on to you with the hopes that it will help you as well.  It is from the Shaklee 180® Program of Turnaround Tips. Exercise is your friend and can make a difference in much of your health.

"Stress and Exercise
Succeeding at weight loss just got a little bit easier.

For most of you, your morning goes something like this: Your alarm goes off and you jump out of bed, grab a cup of coffee and head for the shower. Before you get out the door, you have kids, dogs, and maybe even a spouse to get ready besides yourself. You grab something to eat and head out the door.

And that is just the morning.

If you have friends who are serious athletes or are into bodybuilding, you might have heard them talking about Leucine. What exactly is it and what's all the fuss? It turns out that this may be the secret weapon to losing weight the right way—and to keeping it off. So let's give it the attention it deserves.

This is one of my favorite articles from the Shaklee 180® Program.  

The Importance of Protein

"You may have heard that it is important to get enough protein, but most people don't understand just how important protein is for our bodies. It is important that you get enough every day to meet your needs.

Unlike carbohydrates, proteins are not stored in the body (unless you consider muscles to be storage). They are made up of long chains of amino acids. These individual amino acids are released during digestion then used by our bodies.

Let's take a look at what proteins do for us:

Weight Gain is always an issue for the majority of us.  The older we get the harder it is to lose that weight too.  ScaleDiets are not fun since we feel we are forced to eat foods we don't like while denying our wanting of sugared, fatty foods that we like.  Sad that most of us live to eat rather than eating to live.  Our lifestyle and food choices are making us sick and we go right on doing the same thing over and over each year.  We need to take care of our bodies, rest and exercise along with proper food intake and wise supplementation can make for a longer, healthier life for all of us.

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