How To Have Healthy Gut

Thought this article was worth repeating by Kim Pollock:

If you have stress in your life (and who doesn’t) or if you have taken an antibiotic in your lifetime, then you need to boost your gut health. Most American’s colons have an overgrowth of yeast, fungus and bad bacteria that is preventing them from feeling awesome. Gut problems are very prevalent and cause major distress in many people’s lives.

In fact, it is estimated that over 100 million Americans suffer from digestive problems. But if you are like me, I didn’t even realize my gut the reason why I was feeling so tired.  Many people don’t understand that if they fixed the problems in their gut, these symptoms would lessen or even disappear.

What does it take to have healthy colon? Find out here...Hippocrates, the ancient philosopher and physician credited as being the father of medicine, warned that all disease starts in the gut. The digestive system has two main functions: to convert food into nutrients your body needs and to rid the body of waste. Let me tell you, if these two things aren’t happening properly, then you are going to feel like you have been run over by a truck.

Think of it this way: your colon is the General overseeing the critical defense Army in your body.

  • The gut allows you to absorb nutrients through digestion = hello more energy
  • The colon keeps your immune system in tip-top shape = hello infrequent sickness and disease prevention
  • The large intestine gets rid of toxic waste that’s dragging you down = goodbye bloating and inflammation
  • The digestive system even helps regulate hormones = so long grumpy moods and depression

Recent science has found that your colon is actually its own nervous system. Your small intestine has as many neurons as your spinal cord, and your gut actually has its own neurotransmitters. Your colon is like your second brain!need energy? Here is one way to get more!

If you want to increase your energy and keep your gut health in tip-top shape, use my Daily Gut Health Checklist!

Daily Gut Health Checklist

  • Drink warm water with lemon upon rising. Water should be the first thing you put in your body in the morning (not coffee). You have spent 7-8 hours without any hydration, so it is critical that you rehydrate when you wake up. Continue to drink water throughout the day, with a goal of drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day. Try and drink ONLY water during the day (no other beverages).
  • Have 1-3 bowel movements per day. Your first poop should happen within an hour of rising.
  • Take your supplements. My gut health system includes the Plexus Slim, ProBio5 and the BioCleanse, which are critical to helping your gut.Heres a great CHECKLIST FOR GUT HEALTH
  • Avoid highly processed foods, which aggravate the gut. Examples include gluten, wheat, white flour, dairy, sugar, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and alcohol.
  • Eat your smallest meal of the day at night. Breakfast and lunch should be substantial when your digestive fire is the highest. Try not to eat at least 3.5 hours before going to bed. If you go to bed at 10 pm, try not to eat any later than 6:30 pm.
  • Add more ginger, greens, quinoa, bone broth, coconut oil, and pumpkin seeds to your diet.
  • Decrease stress by journaling, praying, meditating, deep breathing or taking a yoga class.
  • Take 10 deep breaths before your meal and chew your food at least 20 times per bite to improve digestion and maximize metabolism.

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Over 50 And Overweight Sucks!

over 50 and trying to lose weight....sucks!Why is it so hard to stick to any diet plan, especially after the age of 50?  It seems like as you get older it is harder to lose weight especially around the belly!  I found myself in this category as I approached 48 a few years ago.  Thank goodness, I made a turn around in my lifestyle and health before the other yucky stuff comes!   I lost 24 pounds in three months and now I love what I do and use my experience to help others.

One of the big keys to sticking to any diet plan, optimizing your hormones and curb cravings is to get the first meal right.  This is where Plexus Slim helps me in my cravings – Get Plexus

I think it is important that as women, we get our yearly check up to check our Thyroid.  Many areas that can help your Thyroid is stop drinking tap water and look for BPA free plastic as well as living a stress free life.  Look for natural ingredients in lotions, shampoos, and other cosmetics you use daily.  It is also important to eat the right foods and take vitamins such as magnesium.  Nuts such as almonds, pine nuts and hazelnuts are also great to eat.  Energy comes when eating the right foods too.

Simple, so it sounds, right?

You don’t need everything to be perfect, but when you get the first meal of the day right, it sets the momentum up for moving forward and to have a healthy day.  Opt for whole foods instead of pre-packaged foods is a must.

However, if the first meal is a nutritional disaster, like a donut and a coffee milkshake, you are more like to throw the baby out with the bath water and say to yourself, Why bother? I already ruined breakfast, might as well have a cheat day… and off the wagon you go.

The 3 worst foods you can eat for breakfast are: Why Cereal is BAD for you when you are over 50 and trying to lose weight!

  1. Cereal – Cereal likes to masquerade as a healthy option when, really, they are high sugar, low in nutrients and lack fiber, despite some being labelled that way. They certainly do not include healthy fats or protein, which will keep you humming along with energy and full until lunch.

  2. Fruit juice – Fruit juice is water and fructose, usually enhanced by artificial colors and chemicals, with no fiber or other nutrients that an actual piece of fruit provides.  The only fruit juice should be what you make yourself! 
  3. Bread – Finally, glutinous bread, aside from also containing sugar and additives, can irritate the belly, promote bloating and start the day with a literal gut bomb that provides no satiety from protein or healthy fats which also can bring on inflammation and pain.

What is the number one breakfast you can eat after the age of 50?The top 3 breakfast foods you can choose to start your day off right:

  1. Eggs – Eggs are a well-known breakfast choice; poached, boiled, scrambled in coconut oil, over-easy or any other way you can think of, eggs provide protein and healthy fat to provide a great start to the day. Adding vegetables and a meat protein, such as in an omelet or scramble, can really then start your day on a simple but effective right foot. 

  2. Avocado – Next, avocado, which is a great addition to the previously mentioned eggs in an omelet, provides healthy and delicious fat. Opening up half and avocado and stuffing it with a protein, like chicken breast, makes a great version of a chicken salad that you might know from your local deli. The protein and healthy fat complement each other deliciously and start your day off with energy. 

  3. Coconut Milk – Finally, coconut milk is an excellent breakfast option. Making a fruit smoothie with coconut milk or adding coconut milk into your coffee set you up for a feel-good day with its antiviral and antibacterial properties, let alone the satisfying healthy fats, is a decadent way to start your breakfast off. 

So remember, like grandma said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make the right choice at breakfast and the day will be so much easier!

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How To Succeed In Weight Loss

I love this article by Jack Canfield!

More than half of all Americans want to lose weight – yet of those who choose to diet, more than 95% never reach their goal or quickly regain the weight they lost.

Why do so many people find it so difficult to achieve their weight and health goals?

Some might argue that it has to do with lack of willpower or low self-esteem… but I think it’s simply a matter of poor planning.

If you want to accomplish a goal, you have to have a realistic and achievable plan.

It doesn’t matter what your goal is, if you don’t create a plan that outlines the steps you need to take to reach that goal, you will find it very hard to achieve any real and lasting results.

Today I’d like to share one of my simplest and most powerful Success Principles that will help you reach your weight goals at last: the Rule of 5.

 This simply means that every day, you complete five specific tasks that will move you closer to your goal.

Success is the sum of small efforts

 

 

Here are five tips on how YOU can use the Rule of 5 to reach your ideal weight and achieve your health goals – and say goodbye to yo-yo dieting and fluctuating energy levels once and for all:

1. Be specific

It’s one of, if not THE most important aspect of goal setting.

It’s not enough to say you want to “lose weight” or “eat less and exercise more.” It’s too vague and doesn’t give you a concrete target to work towards. You’ll find it much easier to measure your success if you give yourself clearly defined targets to hit, such as:

  • Go online to find 7 recipes for quick and healthy meals to make for dinner this week
  • Go to store and buy spinach, kale, peppers, sprouts, and radishes for lunch-time salads
  • Go for 2-mile walk or jog
  • Drink a green smoothie to offset craving for sweets
  • Eat veggies and homemade yogurt dip for today’s afternoon snack
  • Avoid all foods with refined sugar or flour today
  • Drink herbal tea instead of wine tonight
  • Go to the gym for 1 hour
  • Do 50 pushups today
  • Avoid eating anything after 7 pm

The clearer you get on your five daily goals, the easier it will be for you to keep them top of mind and the more motivated you’ll be to achieve them.

2. Be realistic

When you’re on a mission to get fit, it can be tempting to go on a crash diet and try to lose as much weight as possible in a ridiculously short amount of time. Or to attempt to “kick your body into gear” by embarking on an intense workout schedule that’s way beyond the reach of your current fitness level.Juicing to help lose weight and curb appetite for snacking

But if you go too hard, too fast you run the risk of injuring yourself or depriving yourself of the nutrients you need to live a vibrant, healthy life. And any weight you lose will come bouncing back as soon as you start eating normally again.

Here are some examples of unrealistic goals I recommend you avoid if you want to achieve real and lasting success:

  • Lose two pounds today
  • Eat less than 800 calories
  • Jog 5 miles (when you haven’t been running in years)

All of these are either difficult to achieve or they are likely to cause more harm than benefit in the long run. Either you’ll injure yourself or fail to meet the goals because they’re too ambitious or unsustainable. And that’s more likely to leave you feeling so frustrated or depressed, you give up your quest altogether.

walking to reach goals for weight loss3. Choose goals that lead to long-term success

Instead of going for “quick-fix” results that evaporate over time and may even negatively impact your health, focus on goals that help you set the foundation for lasting success.

The best way to do this is to choose goals that cultivate a healthier mindset around food and your body and allow you to spend more time doing physical activities you truly LOVE.

Here are some examples:

  • Make an appointment with a nutritionist to learn how to prepare healthier meals
  • Find 10 delicious recipes for cooking healthy greens (such as kale, chard, or collard greens)
  • Sign up for a yoga class
  • Create next month’s workout schedule
  • Email Lisa and Steph to see if they want to go hiking this weekend
  • Research local martial arts classes and make at least one appointment to attend a free introductory class
  • Write a journal entry listing 10 things I love about my body
  • Do a gratitude meditation, focusing on my healthy strong body
  • Put $100 in my “new bike” fund

By focusing on loving yourself and making choices that help you feel incredible inside and out, you’ll be far more likely to reach your weight and health goals – and maintain them over the long term.

After all, what would you rather do: starve yourself for a month and lose 10 pounds, only to gain it back the next month – or lose 20 pounds in four months while eating delicious food and enjoying fun physical activities that make you feel good inside and out – and never gain that weight back?

4. Choose your goals the night before

One great way to guarantee that you achieve your goals is to get clear on what they are and write them down the night before. Keep the list beside your bed and review them before you even get out of bed. That way you’ll start your day with your daily health goals already top of mind.

Not only will you naturally be more motivated to achieve your goals, you’ll also be giving yourself more time to make it happen!

planning to lose weight5. Work with a daily accountability partner

If you want to go the extra distance to ensure that you meet your health and weight goals every single day, choose a daily accountability partner who you can trust to encourage and inspire you.

Having a daily accountability partner doesn’t have to involve much time or effort. All you have to do is email your five goals to him or her every day. Every day, let your accountability partner know if you met the previous day’s goals. If you didn’t manage to accomplish them all, don’t offer any excuses or explanations – just state whether you did or didn’t achieve them and then go onto to list today’s goals.

By publicly announcing your goals – even if it is only to one other person – you subconsciously give yourself greater motivation to achieve them. You know your accountability partner is out there cheering you on, and you don’t want to disappoint them, so you find yourself expending that extra bit of time and effort to check all five goals off the list.

What to do when goal-setting fails

Sometimes, despite our deepest desire to create change, goal setting isn’t enough. No matter how often we write down our daily goals, we consistently fail to achieve them. It seems like we’ll never achieve them.

 

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Avoid These Additives to Stay Healthy

I love eating whole organic foods as nature intended and is an absolute best way to keep and maintain a healthy brain. However, living here in Ky, there is little whole food grocery stores to find unless you drive to a larger city 45 min – 2 hours away.

If we avoid these additives below or at least reduce consumption of food additives, it will causing less stress on the brain. But no matter how hard we try, we all occasionally eat food that comes in a can or a box at least once in awhile.  This is hard, I agree but we must learn to read labels.

The FDA allows 3,000+ additives to be used in the US food supply. 

This can be confusing, so you must educate yourselves because Not all additives are unhealthy. You will find everyday items on the list like salt, vitamin C, and acetic acid (vinegar). You’ll also find long-winded names like Eleutherococcus senticosus which may sound suspicious, but is actually just ginseng.

But some of the nastiest additives in the world ARE NOT required to be on the label!

These are the TOP 6 that I recommend to avoid at all costs. 

Aspartame

Currently, there are 92 categories of complaints filed against aspartame with the FDA. And ironically, it is highly suspected of making people who use it fatter.

Original studies were falsified to hide the fact that animals fed aspartame developed seizures and brain tumors, but the FDA approved it anyway. As we well know, The FDA has a history of caring more about large profits than the consumers health.

Known as Nutrasweet, Equal, and AminoSweet, this is one of the easiest brain-damaging chemicals to avoid since it is clearly labeled.  Now, it’s important to know that aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – amino sweet. (Read more here)

Why This is BAD for your brain and health! Don’t eat!

Sucralose

While the affects of aspartame have been well-publicized, those of the horrific artificial sweetener sucralose are not as well known. Sucralose is marketed as Splenda whose ads say “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar”. What the ads don’t tell you is that sucralose is sugar bonded to chlorine, making it a toxic chlorocarbon.

Some common neurological side effects are headaches, migraines, dizziness, brain fog, anxiety, depression, kidney pain/failure, and tinnitus. Another side effect is weight gain, which rather defeats the purpose.

Sucralose prevents nutrient absorption and reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50%. If you are using splenda; STOP using it immediately and start on ProBio5 to help rebuild the positive bacteria back up. Bad bacteria can have numerous negative effects on your brain including damage to the hippocampus, the part of the brain where memories are stored.

Stop drinking diet soda or eating foods with this or any other artificial sweetener.

Diacetyl

Americans love their popcorn, munching down 17.3 billion quarts of popped corn each year! But home-popped microwave popcorn usually contains butter flavoring with the additive diacetyl. It’s already established this chemical causes a serious condition called “microwave popcorn lung”.

Diacetyl is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, a defense which prevents harmful substances from entering the brain. It causes beta-amyloid clumping which is a significant indicator of Alzheimer’s.

You won’t see the word diacetyl on the label, but if you see “artificial butter flavor” or “natural flavors” on the label assume it contains diacetyl.

I’m as bummed about this as you are. But you can eat popcorn safely.

The best way to get healthy popcorn is to pop your own. Purchase NON-GMO Popcorn and drizzle melted organic butter on top.  There is nothing wrong with using butter anyway.

Butter is a particularly good source of vitamin A and the fatty acid butyrate. Butyrate reduces chronic inflammation and counters neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Do you eat this? DON’T!

Monosodium Glutamate

Monosodium glutamate, usually referred to simply as MSG, is ubiquitous in processed foods. It breaks down in the body into glutamate, a known excitotoxin — a substance that literally stimulates brain cells to death.

A truly alarming thing about MSG is that it is in just about everything, yet it is not required to be on labels. This makes it very difficult to avoid.

It is required to be listed on a label only if it’s 100% pure MSG. Spices, flavorings, and natural flavorings can all contain up to 99% MSG with no mention on the label!

Generally the saltier the food, the more MSG it will have, with worst offenders including canned soups, snacks, and ramen noodles.

And don’t think that shopping at a health food store will protect you. Health food items are not immune, especially refined soy products like soy burgers.

Top MSG Sources

Here are some ingredients to watch out for that always contain MSG:

·         Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

·         Hydrolyzed plant protein

·         Hydrolyzed protein

·         Plant protein extract

·         Calcium caseinate

·         Sodium caseinate

·         Yeast extract

·         Textured protein

·         Autolyzed yeast

These ingredients can contain MSG:

·         Malt extract

·         Malt flavoring

·         Bouillon

·         Broth

·         Stock

·         Flavoring

·         Natural flavoring

·         Beef flavoring

·         Chicken flavoring

·         Seasoning

·         Spices

Another huge source of MSG is fast food restaurants. With one of the worst offenders being KFC at the top of the list. Even their salads and green beans contain MSG!

DON’T EVEN EAT JUST ONE!

Aluminum

This is another one that I have gone over repeatedly in the past, yet almost everyone still uses alluminum based deodorant.

Aluminum is an additive in baking powder and anti-caking agents, but it is used as much more than just a food ingredient. It is the most abundant metal in the the earth’s crust, however there is no where in the world that you can find free form like the kind you find in these items. It’s in drinking water, antacids, deodorant, cans, foil, and is very commonly used in cookware.

Aluminum is suspected of contributing to Alzheimer’s. In the 1970′s, autopsies revealed that people that had Alzheimer’s had a larger than normal concentration of aluminum in the brain. This understandably began a scare that aluminum was the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Many people consequently stopped using aluminum cookware. This soft metal leeches into food especially when cooking acidic foods like tomato, lemon, or vinegar.

Stainless steel is the better cookware choice. It is more durable, scratch-resistant, and less reactive than aluminum. It’s easier to keep looking good for the long haul, too.

I also recommend using aluminum-free deodorants.

Sodium Fluoride

As I have documented in previous newsletters, fluoride was allegedly used by the Nazis during World War II to sterilize concentration camp prisoners and make them docile. Even today fluoride is considered by many as a key ‘dumbing down’ ingredient of Prozac and Sarin nerve gas – and in some cases, is used in rat poison!

Since we already know aluminum is a known neurotoxin, it only makes sense to minimize your exposure.

Avoiding these six chemicals is not that difficult. There are healthy alternatives, so you can reduce exposure with little effort. Taking action will help you reduce exposure to brain toxins.

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EASY STEPS To Kick Sugar Addiction

I found a great article from Dr Axe and thought I would share!

How can you STOP the sugar addiction?  Here are some easy STEPS!Here are the top ways to reduce sugar cravings. There are really four main steps. You need to get more fiber, more protein, more healthy fat and consume sour foods. If you follow those steps, and a fifth one we’ll add here, those things will help you overcome your sweet addiction and sugar cravings.

1. Get more protein in your diet.
Protein actually will help balance out blood sugar and so that really helps with sugar cravings. That really is the biggest reason there. Some of the best protein foods out there include:

Grass-fed beef
Whey protein, ideally from raw goat milk
Lentils
Wild fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, etc.
Organic chicken
Black beans
Natto
Raw milk
Kefir
Yogurt
Free-range eggs
Raw cheese
2. Consume more healthy fats.
Your body can burn sugar for energy or fat for energy. If you stop consuming as much sugar, start consuming more fat. Just make sure it’s healthy fats, the kind common in the Mediterranean diet. Your body will become a fat burner, which will also help weight loss, but that will actually reduce your sugar cravings. The best fat for that is actually coconut or coconut oil.

3. Get more fiber.
Fiber helps you stay fuller longer. It also supports detoxification and can reduce candida symptoms in your body. Candida is a major cause of sugar cravings. You want to aim for 35–40 grams of fiber a day. Start consuming more high-fiber foods, especially vegetables and nuts and seeds, like chia seeds and flaxseeds.

Other good sources of fiber include:

Avocados
Asian pears
Berries
Coconut
Figs
Artichokes
Peas
Okra
Acorn squash
Brussels sprouts
Turnips
Black beans
Chickpeas
Lima beans
Split peas
Lentils
Quinoa
It’s also important to eat a high-fiber diet because fiber is more than just a regulator. Dietary fiber can also help with other conditions and health issues!

4. Consume more sour or probiotic-rich foods.
Things like probiotic yogurt and kefir are, in fact, sour because of the good bacteria found in them. They fight off and reduce candida in your body, which is why you reduce sugar cravings.

So again, consuming probiotic-rich foods, like kefir and yogurt, fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi, and also sour foods like apple cider vinegar is fantastic. Using apple cider vinegar on a salad or apple cider vinegar and lemon juice in your water throughout the day can decrease your sugar cravings.

More probiotic foods include:

Kombucha
Natto
Coconut kefir
Kvass
Raw cheese
Miso
Tempeh
Brine-cured olives
Salted gherkin pickles
5. Switch to stevia.
Stevia is a no-calorie, natural sweetener that’s a good replacement for sugar if you’re looking to overcome those cravings temporarily.

Just beware. Not all stevia is created equal, which is why stevia side effects can vary. The three main types stevia are:

Green leaf stevia — This is the least processed of all types of stevia, and the leaves have basically been dried and ground into powder form. This stevia is sweet, slightly bitter and isn’t quite as potent as most stevia products. It’s about 30–40 times sweeter than sugar and the type of stevia that I believe is the best option.
Stevia extracts — Some brands of stevia today extract the sweeter and less bitter part of the stevia leaf (rebaudioside), which doesn’t have the health benefits found in stevioside. This type of stevia may be a better option than other regular sweeteners but there aren’t many studies available yet showing its effects. It’s about 200 times sweeter than sugar.
Altered stevia and Truvia — This is the type of stevia that you want to stay away from and in reality isn’t stevia at all. The problem with these stevia products is the processing and added ingredients.
This point cannot be stressed enough: Not all stevia products are created equal. There is a HUGE difference between consuming real stevia and the chemically processed Truvia.

If you follow those five steps above, you can kiss your sugar cravings goodbye.

The Best Sugar Alternatives

Another way to curb your sugar cravings and recover from a sugar addiction is to use healthy sugar alternatives. Try these natural sweeteners instead.

Raw honey
One tablespoon of raw honey has 64 calories and has less impact on glycemic load than a single banana. It’s important to note that these are the benefits of raw honey. Once honey has been pasteurized, it loses the many of the health benefits that raw honey brings to the table.

Dates
Dates are loaded with potassium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B6. From the date palm tree, they’re easily digested and help to metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Evidence shows that dates may help to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood and may reduce the risk of stroke.

Coconut sugar
Now, more and more people are using coconut sugar as their natural sweetener of choice because of its low glycemic load and rich mineral content.

Maple syrup
Maple syrup is an outstanding source of manganese, and contains calcium, potassium and zinc. Rich with antioxidants, this all-natural sweetener helps to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative damage. Select darker, Grade B maple syrups, as they showcase more of maple syrup’s nutritional benefits.

Blackstrap molasses
All molasses is obtained from raw cane sugar, made by boiling it until it’s a rich sweet syrup. Blackstrap molasses comes from the third boiling, concentrating its nutrients and providing for its deep, rich flavor.

Balsamic glaze
Balsamic vinegar is rich in antioxidants that destroy free radicals, rich in the enzyme pepsin that helps to promote healthy digestion, and it tastes great. That’s why it’s included in my healing foods diet.

Banana puree
Bananas are rich in fiber and potassium, and a good source of vitamins B6 and C. They’re also naturally sweet with a subtle flavor, making them a perfect natural sweetener.

Brown rice syrup
Brown rice syrup starts with brown rice that’s fermented with enzymes to break down the starch. The liquid is then heated until the syrup consistency is achieved. The result? A thick, amber-colored, sweet syrup perfect for recipes calling for corn syrup and other unhealthy sweeteners.

Real fruit jam
The key here is real fruit jam. Berries, stone fruit, apples, pears and grapes are great replacements for sugar in recipes. You can use commercially available fruit jam; just be sure there is no added sugar or pectin. It’s better to make your own sugar-free jam with organic fresh or frozen fruit. It’s easy and economical.

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How I Lost 33 Pounds in 16 Weeks

How did I lose weight?  EASY drink that taste delicious and you just mix with water once a day! Kathy shares:

How do I love the Pink Drink?

After a three-week plateau due to Candida, the scales are moving again. I know many of you are concerned about plateaus and a refrain from weight loss but I’m convinced that if you continue with your Plexus products, the plateau will break.

I chose to focus on my non-scale victories, which are grand; sustained energy, a clear mind, deep sleep, absence of migraines, controlled blood sugar, desire to eat healthy foods, absolutely no sugar cravings, clear skin, and the joy I feel knowing that my success has influenced others to experience improved health!

Since I realize many of you will ask, my routine includes Slim and two Accelerators when I first wake up, two Bio Cleanse twice daily, and 2 ProBio5 before bed. I also love an occasional 96 mixed with coconut milk!

Kathy’s testimony using Plexus products rocks and if you are tired of feeling sick and tired, today is a great day to start your Plexus journey today!   Comment below and I will get back with you in 24 hours and we can work out a plan for you!    Check me out on FACEBOOK!

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Break The Plateau With Plexus

What my year with Plexus did for meMy Plexus journey started January 2014. I kept seeing post on Facebook about Plexus. I was interested in losing weight, little did I know that it would help in other areas. Prior to Plexus, I was having pain in my left knee, left hip and suffered from headaches. I started with a 7-day trial pack of Plexus Slim/ Accelerator+, and within a few days noticed that the pain was not as severe and I wasn’t taking anything for my headaches. So, I joined to get the products at wholesale. Within the first couple of months I lost 14 inches and 5 pounds, but almost immediately hit a plateau. I reached out to what seemed like every, asking for advance on what I was doing wrong. I tried a vegan diet for two weeks and still no change.    CLICK HERE TO SEE PRODUCTS

What my year with Plexus did for meI was seeing people having amazing results with the products and started to get a little discouraged. It wasn’t until I talked with a friend and she suggested adding ProBio5 and BioCleanse to my routine. Starting in December I began taking 2 ProBio5 and 2 Biocleanse twice a day, along with Slim and Block. I started feeling a little better, but still no results at this point. After three months of this routine and after doing a spit test, I decided to add Accelerator+ back into my routine in February. On February 8th I started a clean eating diet and within the first week was down 8 pounds!! Who would have thought changing the foods would make that much of a difference. My current routine consists of Slim, 2 Xfactor & 2 Accelerator+ @ 7 a.m., 2 BioCleanse midday, 1 Block 30 minutes before lunch (if I can remember), 2 Block 30 minutes before my evening meal, 2 BioCleanse 1 hour before bedtime and 2 ProBio5 at bedtime. I also walk 2-3 miles daily and Zumba. I’m down 10.5 inches and 8 pounds since February 8th.

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How To Burn Fat Fast

I often research how to lose weight and fat burning ideas to keep my weight off.

I am sure that if you are researching Plexus Slim products, you have often wondered if there is a FDA warning on the products or heard if it causes liver damage, or what the cost is.  I too researched these before jumping into the plan.  You see, I was 48, a mother of four sons and quickly getting that pudgy look and was drastic for help.

Plexus products do not need FDA approval, in fact just like any other supplements (such as your vitamins at a local pharmacy ) don’t need to be FDA approved, however Plexus does follow the guidelines of FDA approval.  Slim is categorized as a food supplement therefore it is neither approved nor disapproved by the FDA.  Most of your supplements in most health stores are not FDA approved either.

As far as liver damage question, you will find many adversaries out there trying to disapprove the Slim.  Here are the ingredients in Slim: Chromium  (as chromium polynicotinate)  200 mcg, Plexus Slim blend:  Green coffee bean extract (contains chlorogenic acid and less than 2% natural caffeine), Garcinia cambogia fruit extract, alpha lipoid acid Other Ingredients: Polydextrose, citric acid, natural flavors, beet extract (for color), stevia leaf (Stevia rebaudiana) extract, luo-han-guo fruit extract, guar gum, silicon dioxide.  So you can research for yourself if you are concerned.

Since I took Plexus Slim/Accelerator combo over 3 years ago and lost 24 pounds, I decided then to make some lifestyle changes.  Have I stuck to the plan?  Somewhat.  Did I gain some weight back after a couple of years, yes.  Because of my age and because I decided to get lazy and stop exercising, plus sneaking a few unhealthy foods here and there, it will creep back in.  I now have started other avenues and started my plan again.  Plexus is again my daily morning routine along with the XFactor vitamins and the ProBio5 at night.  I occasionally take the Accelerator or Boost before a workout.  My eating habits have changed also.

Here is a great plan if you want an alternative to supplement taking:   Check it out!

Here’s EXACTLY what whole wheat bread, sugar, and vegetable oil does to the cells of your body (STOP eating these).

Your Simple Solution for Eating a Healthy Diet That Promotes Fat Loss (Permanently)

The Fat Burning Kitchen ProgramI’m going to show you that eating for permanent fat loss and prevention of terrible diseases like diabetes, heart disease or cancer does NOT have to be complicated.

In fact, if you choose the RIGHT foods, and understand how these foods react with your body, this method is a way for you to automatically attain the right calorie level without the need to EVER count calories again.

That’s why I’ve teamed up with expert nutrition researcher, Catherine Ebeling, and we’ve co-authored this new program for you:
The Fat Burning Kitchen  – Click to learn more! 

Your 24-Hour Diet Transformation to Make Your Body a Fat-Burning MachineDid you know this?

 

Do you have other questions about Slim?  Please leave me a comment. questions about Plexus Slim

Effects Of Low Blood Sugar

Do you know what low blood sugar does?  Want to know the effects of low blood sugar?    Check out this article! http://www.healthline.com/health/low-blood-sugar-effects-on-body Do you need help in regulating your sugar?  Plexus Slim was designed to help keep your sugar under control!

Description

Having trouble losing weight and keeping it off? You’re not alone. But don’t worry! Finally there is the most-natural way to help you lose weight for the long term. Plexus Slim is the most-natural way to lose weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle. Slim also helps keep blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids at healthy levels. In addition, Slim helps reduce binge eating and increases your willpower over food. Simply pour into a bottle of water 30 minutes before a meal, drink, and experience the results you’ve been dreaming of.

Features & Benefits

  • Safe and effective weight control
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugars
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Promotes beneficial cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Proven ingredients—including Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, and Garcinia Cambogia—that address all areas of weight loss
  • No meal replacements
  • No shakes
  • Fast and easy
  • Saves you time
  • A simple solution combined with water to help you succeed

More Info:

Directions:

Half an hour before a meal — it does not matter which meal, it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner — pour the Plexus Slim powder into a 12 ounce glass/bottle of water, stir/shake and drink. That’s all there is to it!

Ingredients:

Chromium Proprietary blend of Chlorogenic Acid (from Green Coffee Caffea arabica Bean) Extract (contains less than 2% natural caffeine), Garcinia cambogia Fruit Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid. Other Ingredients: POLYDEXTROSE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, BEET (BETA VULGARIS ROOT) EXTRACT (FOR COLOR), STEVIA (STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF) EXTRACT, LUO HAN GUO (SIRAITIA GROSVENORII FRUIT) EXTRACT.

The Mechanics of Weight Loss

Plexus Slim will help you keep your sugar levels under control!

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The body naturally stores fat. The most common areas are the stomach, thighs and buttocks. These excess fat stores contain toxins that cause havoc with our immune system. Ultimately this can lead to heart disease, diabetes, loss of energy, depression and many other debilitating conditions. “Obesity in the U.S. is driving rising rates of diabetes and hypertension with stroke-causing conditions affecting almost 3 in 10 Americans. Excess weight increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions, according to the U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.” Bloomberg News, October 2008

When used as part of a daily hydration regimen (1 stick pack per day), Plexus Slim promotes:

  • Loss of weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle
  • Healthy blood sugar levels
  • Healthy cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Healthy willpower over food choices

Plexus Slim is:

  • Safe, and non-thermogenic
  • Diabetic friendly

Product Active Ingredients

Leveraging the research and experience of one of the world’s largest high-quality ingredient compounder, Plexus Slim harnesses the beneficial essence of 2 plant extract concentrates, provides proven effectiveness in slimming and provides beauty benefits. Compounded using a proprietary process, Plexus Slim possesses a unique composition. Its effectiveness has been clinically proven. The principle active ingredient in Plexus Slim is a derivative of chlorogenic acid. Among other mechanisms, this ingredient provides: Fat metabolism —Chlorogenic acids are one of the major classes of phenolic compounds. They are present in a large variety of fruits and vegetables. They largely occur conjugated with quinic acid as in chlorogenic acid. Please feel free to contact me for more information!  Find me on Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/PlexusSlimMelissaPhillips

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Andrew McKellar

Today marks one year since I started My Plexus Journey!! I can say it has completely changed my life and has been the single best decision that I have ever made!! I have lost 30 pounds, 14 inches, and 4 pant sizes!! Not only did I lose that, I have kept it off!!

I owe a very big Thank You to AbbyJo and Melisa Hilderbrand for not accepting no for an answer. They were determined to see me change my life, and stayed on me about it!! I on the other hand, did not believe that some “pink drink” was going to do a single thing for me. Instead, I was determined to use “manly” supplements (which I had taken for years with no results..) and resisted this thing called Plexus.

Well thank The Lord I listened! Because the weight loss isn’t even HALF of the life changing experience!! I sleep better than I EVER have. I am a morning person now, and that’s just plain weird. I’m Much less edgy and to put it simply, I’m just happy with life.

I could go on for days about how it’s changed my life and many of those around me, but Facebook doesn’t have enough space for me to write a book!

I couldn’t be more blessed and happy to have Plexus in my life!! Nothing is more fulfilling than traveling and sharing the Plexus Life Changing Experience with others!!!

 

If you are interested in a great plan to get healthy be sure to contact me below or take a look at other articles!  I love helping people have great testimonies like Andrew!  Plexus could be your answer to your future testimony!  NEW YEAR = NEW YOU!Want to know how he lost weight?  Check it out!