How To Have A Healthy Gut

healthy gut foodsDid you know that fermented foods act as natural fertilizers in which they provide nutrients and promote growth of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract?   For ages, we have used fermented foods to improve intestinal health. Fermented foods are also some of the best detox agents available, meaning they can help rid your body of a wide variety of toxins, including heavy metals and pesticides.  Examples of healthy fermented foods include:

  • Sauerkraut, pickles, and other fermented vegetables
  • Fermented dairy products, such as yoghurt and kefir made from raw (unpasteurized) dairy
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Olives

Two things are clear:

  • Sufficient amounts of friendly bacteria are fundamental to your good health. It’s impossible to be optimally healthy if your gut’s bacterial balance is out of whack.
  • Your lifestyle –your diet, medications, the antibacterial cleansers you use, and other factors outside your control – are working together to compromise the number of lifesaving friendly bacteria in your digestive system.
  • Maintaining a good balance of gut bacteria through diet is one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances of remaining healthy and vital for a lifetime. Remember, a gut-healthy diet is one that is rich in whole, unprocessed, unsweetened foods, along with traditionally fermented or cultured foods.

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When you consume junk food certain bacteria flourish and produce endotoxins, which your immune system detects and, interpreting these endotoxins as an attack, responds with inflammation. Your body changes its metabolism to redirect energy for “battle.” The result is overproduction of insulin, increased fat storage, dampening of your appetite control signals, and eventually obesity. The best way to reverse this inflammation and restore a healthy metabolism is by eliminating excess sugar and processed food, and adding more friendly, beneficial bacteria from naturally fermented foods.

Cultured Vegetables Are the Ultimate Superfood

Fermented foods are potent  detoxifiers and contain much higher levels of probiotics than probiotic supplements, making them ideal for optimizing your gut flora. In addition to helping break down and eliminate heavy metals and other toxins from your body, beneficial gut bacteria perform a number of surprising functions, including:

  • Mineral absorption, and producing nutrients such as B vitamins and Vitamin K2 (vitamin K2 and vitamin D are necessary for integrating calcium into your bones and keeping it out of your arteries, thereby reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke.)
  • Preventing obesity and diabetes, and regulating dietary fat absorption
  • Lowering your risk for cancer
  • Improving your mood and mental health
  • Preventing acne

healthy gut found herehealthy gut help - get rid of bad bacteriaNow if you don’t like eating these certain foods and need help eliminating them, you need a supplement called ProBio 5 along with the help of BioCleanse to complete the process.  ProBio5 will replace good bacteria in your gut and kill out the bad bacteria.  The BioCleanse will flush it out of your system.

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BUY ONLINE PLEXUS SLIM AT DISCOUNT


Don't get scammed by buying Plexus Slim on Ebay or Amazon even if it is discounted prices
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND THE DANGER FROM BUYING DISCOUNTED PRICES OF PLEXUS SLIM ONLINE! 

The biggest DANGER in ordering Plexus Slim or other products of Plexus Worldwide is that if you order your products online from AMAZON OR EBAY, the products could have been tampered with, stolen and as Ambassadors we are not allowed to sell Plexus Slim on such sights.  When you purchase Slim or other products from such, yes you may get a lower price, however you may be taking a risk of such PLUS you are not guaranteed the 60 Day $$ back if you are unsatisfied.  It is important that you order from the replicated official website of any Ambassador. :)

CUSTOMER OPTIONS

How to buy plexus slim online at discount without getting scammed The details about RETAIL/PREFERRED and WHOLESALE

Plexus Slim Buy online to save $$Many people that will express an interest in the Plexus products will want to become a Preferred Customer.
A Retail order is a one-time, non-recurring order.

A Preferred Custogrees to a monthly recurring auto shipment of any of our products at lower cost than Retail.

what is a preferred customer with plexus slimPreferred Customer – SAVE RIGHT FROM THE START! (If you need to lose 10- 20 pounds I always suggest this way)

As a Preferred Customer you may cancel your monthly purchase at any time 15 days after your initial purchase. Do this by clicking on SHOP  PLEXUS button on my website link, http://www.buyonline.myplexusproducts.com. Any new customer will have their next shipment set for the same day of their initial order the next month. For example, if a new customer places an order on a specific day of the month, their next shipment will be set for that same day of the following month! Please note that any orders placed on the 29th, 30th, or 31st of any given month will be set for the 28th of the next month as it is the last day we can set for auto ships.

Save money Plexus Slim Buy online at discount prices

Those who become Preferred Customers will save money on their purchases and receive their choice of Plexus products each month without having to remember to place an order. They will also receive a 10% discount off the price of a Retail Customer. After their Preferred Customer status has been in place for 3 months, they will receive a further 10% off their purchases. That discount will continue as long as they remain a Preferred Customer. In short, after 3 months, you get an additional 10% discount.

Get your products at Wholesale and become a Plexus Slim Ambassador/member by clicking on JOIN PLEXUS button on my website link, http://www.buyonline.myplexusproducts.com. You don’t have to sell or obligated to buy monthly, however you can become a member and get your products at wholesale prices.  If you need help or have questions please contact me at melissann40@yahoo.com and I will be happy to help you.  There is money to be made when you become a member of Plexus Slim Worldwide

Plexus offers the best Compensation plan I’ve ever encountered. Let’s learn more about your earning potential. There are many ways to make money with Plexus, through selling products building your business, and profit sharing. As an Ambassador, you earn retail profits from sales you make in person and online through your official Plexus web site. You also earn retail rewards including commissions by reaching sales goals. The commission is either 15% or 25%, depending on how much you sell each month.Ways to save money  when buying Plexus Slim online
There are also retail override commissions if you personally sponsor an Ambassador into Plexus, you will earn a 5% retail over-ride commission on any Personal Volume over $100.00 generated by that Ambassador. You can see how this retail over-ride commission can quickly add up as you sponsor more people into Plexus.

Building your business has many advantages. When a new Ambassador joins the company, they can purchase a Welcome Pack. When they do, you earn a Business Building Bonus. These bonuses are paid out on a weekly basis. As you build your business and achieve certain ranks, you receive one-time Bonuses. The Fast Start Achievement Bonus is achieved by reaching the rank of Gold Ambassador, Senior Gold, Ruby, or Senior Ruby in your first 30 days after enrollment. Plexus will double any One-Time Achievement Bonuses earned in that time period. At the end of each month, you are paid based on the number of Plexus Points you have accumulated in a month. The value of a Plexus Point is based on the Company’s gross revenue. Each month, 50% of the total Personal Volume generated is paid back to the Ambassadors. The inimum value for Plexus Points is $1.80, but it is usually much more than that.
The Plexus Comp Plan pays 7 levels deep. That means the Plexus Points add up, the more members you have on your team. That’s why it’s encouraged to welcome people to the Plexus Opportunity. http://www.buyonline.myplexusopportunity.com

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What You Don’t Know About Plexus Slim

Plexus Slim Frequent Asked QuestionsPlexus Slim FAQ

I am on prescription medication, can I take Plexus products?

Nobody in the Plexus home office is qualified to give medical advice. You should always take the ingredients list of the individual product (listed on the Plexus Slim website) to your doctor for review if you have any concerns.

How is Plexus Slim sweetened?

Plexus Slim is sweetened with Stevia Leaf Extract and Lo Han Fruit Extract. Both of these ingredients are natural, completely safe and do not lend themselves to invoking a blood sugar
spike when consumed.

What is the “artificial flavor,” in Slim?

The natural flavors are cherry and pomegranate.

Are there any stimulants in Plexus Slim?

No. Plexus Slim does not contain any stimulants such as caffeine, ma huang, ephedra or any other type of stimulatory ingredient.

Can someone with Crohn’s disease take Plexus?

Yes, Plexus will NOT aggravate Crohn’s disease.

Is Plexus Slim gluten-free?

Yes.

Does Plexus Slim contain any MSG?

Plexus Slim does not contain MSG or other proven red-flag ingredients. Although some manufacturers play label games to hide MSG and other controversial ingredients, all of the chemical names used in labeling Plexus Slim are the chemical break downs of the various plant extracts used. No MSG, no artificials, no synthetics. Monosodium Glutamate has been used as a preservative in many foods. There is also a theory out there that it has been used in fast foods and grocery store foods to cause people to want to eat more, thus purchase more of the product. We have never seen any empirical data to support the claim. Of course, none of that applies to Plexus Slim because there simply isn’t any in our product.

What are the fillers in Plexus Slim?

Maltodextrin and fructose are both commonly used fillers. There are many variations of these two ingredients. The maltodextrin variation we use is among the lowest glycemic index available. We use it rather than other fillers because it does not adversely affect the taste of the product. Over the years, some product companies have put taste on a back burner when it came to the formulation. Even though some people do acquire a taste for these products, most do not. We have seen many drinks that are very healthy but people stop taking them because they can’t gag them down day after day. We have seen drinks that taste fabulous but have extremely high glycemic indices, thus the taste deters from the product’s health benefits. Plexus Slim strikes the balance between tasting good and refreshing while still carrying a relatively low glycemic index.

How often do I have to take Plexus Slim?

Most people only need to take Plexus Slim once a day to get the desired results. However, people who struggle with weight loss or people who have a lot of weight to lose, may find that taking Plexus Slim twice a day works better for them.

Can children and teenagers drink Plexus Slim?

Plexus Slim has demonstrated no ill effect on children or teenagers.Are you ready to lose weight?  It's easier than you think with this pink drink!

Will Plexus Slim cause me to notice a loss in pounds or inches?

Every person is different and what happens with one person is not necessarily what is going to happen with another. Most people report that they lose inches first. That is why we urge you to take your starting measurements. That may be where your results first show up. On the other hand, we have had people reporting a loss in weight before the loss of inches show up.

Can Plexus be taken with anti-depressants? (Welbutrin or other mood altering medications)

Yes, Slim is perfectly safe to take with and will not interfere with anti-depressants.

What is the sweetener in Plexus Slim?

Much time and effort has been expended in developing the taste of Plexus Slim. The goal was to create a good tasting product without using harmful or controversial ingredients. The final formulation that produced the desired taste uses a combination of Stevia and Lohan. Stevia being a leaf extract and Lohan being a fruit extract. During product development, several variations of the formula were created using only Stevia. The result was a bitter aftertaste considered by most test subjects to be unpleasant. Stevia and Lohan are both safe and effective alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Do I need to exercise on the Plexus Slim program?

According to the developers of the product, it is not necessary for you to exercise as part of the Plexus Slim program. However, they also say that any moderate exercise – like a 20 to 30 minute brisk walk every day – will dramatically increase the speed with which Plexus Slim works.

Does Plexus cause liver damage?

There is nothing in the Accelerator or the Slim that can harm the liver. If anything, the Slim may improve liver function.

ARE YOU READY TO LOSE FAT?  CHECK THIS OUT!Do I have to give up drinking alcohol to lose weight with Plexus Slim?

This is a very individual thing. Some people have told us that, throughout their adult life they have never been able to lose weight unless they give up drinking.

The developers of Plexus Slim say that, for most people, moderate drinking will not stop the weight loss from occurring.

You need to use your own judgment. Alcoholic beverages are very high in calories. Consume too many calories and you are going to be working against the Plexus Slim program.

Is Slim/Accelerator is safe for people with Lupus or Hypothyroidism?

Plexus will not have an adverse effect on Hypothyroidism. It may even help this condition over time.

Is Plexus FDA approved?

Slim is categorized as a food supplement therefore it is neither approved nor disapproved by the FDA.

Can Plexus Slim and Accelerator be taken with blood thinner medication? (Coumadin, Plavix, Aggrenox…)

We have intentionally engineered a product that does not contain large amounts of stimulants. Nonetheless, it does have some stimulatory ingredients. These ingredients will not react negatively with blood thinner.

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Plexus Slim has answers!

Whenever I go on a diet, I seem to lose fat from my breasts first. Will Plexus Slim cause the same thing to happen? Is there anything I can do about preventing the fat from coming off my brea

Breast fat is different than the adipose body fat that accumulates around the waist, hips and thighs. Plexus Slim tends to go after the adipose fat and leave the Breast fat alone. However, if you want some added assurance, we recommend the use of Plexus Breast Cream. If you apply this cream twice a day to your breasts, the product will help your body to detoxify your breasts and, in the process, keep them fuller and firmer.

Can pregnant or lactating women take Plexus Slim?

Plexus Slim has not demonstrated any harmful effects for pregnant and lactating women. As with all supplementation, a health care practitioner should be consulted before taking the product.

When can I expect to experience weight loss?

Because Plexus Slim contains no stimulants, it is a very subtle yet effective product. Most people begin to recognize benefits approximately 2 weeks after starting the product. Some experience benefits sooner, others, later.

When is the best time to drink Plexus Slim?

Preferably 15-30 minutes before a meal. However, Plexus Slim can be taken anytime and will still benefit the consumer.

Is the Citrin K in Plexus harmful?

Slim has a very tiny amount of Citrin K in it because it serves as a catalyst for some of the other ingredients. The amount in the product is so small it almost met the criteria to not have to list it at all. There is no health risk associated the Citrin K we use in the Slim.

What affect does Plexus have on diabetes?

Plexus Slim was originally engineered to help regulate blood glucose levels in diabetics. Common results for diabetics are the ability to take less insulin due to a combination of fewer blood sugar spikes and improved pancreatic function in type 2 diabetics.

Do I need to eat differently when I am taking Plexus Slim?

This is a really important question and here is a very simple thing to keep in mind: if you keep on doing what you have always been doing, you will keep on getting what you have always been getting. In reverse, if you want to lose weight permanently, you will need to eat differently than before. Plexus Slim is formulated to help you make a life-style change to your eating habits.

Plexus Slim contains natural ingredients that have been shown to reduce appetite. However, some people just ignore their body’s new messages and keep on eating like before. Some people eat emotionally; they eat because they are stressed or upset. Most people are trained to eat with their eyes and eat by the clock. What do we mean by that?

Has this ever happened to you? You look at the clock and realize it is supper time. You sit down to eat your supper and realize that you really aren’t hungry. But, because it is supper time, you eat your supper anyway. That’s what we mean by eating by the clock.

Some people sit down for a meal and fill up their entire plate with food. Then, they eat until everything on the plate is gone. They are not listening to their bodies. Weight loss specialists tell us that the stomach is really designed to consume a meal that is about the size of a clenched fist.

If you go to a restaurant, try ordering an appetizer for your main meal. Wait a few minutes after you finish eating. If you are still hungry after you have had your appetizer, you can always order another appetizer. Our guess is that if you listen to your body, you will realize that you are full. And, one other thing, your pocket book will also appreciate the lower cost of the meal.

If you are looking for a restaurant and you see the sign “All You Can Eat” or if you see “Buffet Dinner Tonight”, please drive on. We have been trained to always get the best deal we can for our money. When we are at a buffet that means that we need to go back at least three times AND go for dessert as well just to make sure we get full value for what we have paid.

Make a decision: Do you want to lose weight and keep it off by making a small life-style change? If so, Plexus Slim is designed to help you do that. On the other hand, if you want to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for you buck by stuffing yourself at the buffet, you can forget about permanent weight loss.

What if I gain weight while taking Plexus?

Plexus Slim by its self in not designed to be an appetite suppressant like most weight loss supplements. We have seen people who are taking the Slim that assume because they are taking the product they will not have the urge to over indulge, somewhat like a placebo effect. While Plexus Slim is designed to help shed unwanted fat it will not act as an appetite suppressant in most cases.

What do you mean by “All Natural”?

The extracts we use in Slim are from organic sources, coloring from beet root, active ingredients are all organic plant derived, sweetening is from the stevia leaf, etc. It is an all natural product. The Accelerator is also from plant origins, but due to the processes used, we technically can’t call it all natural or completely organic. It is a much safer product than thermogenics or other typical weight loss capsules or pills.

What are the ingredients in Plexus Slim and are they safe?

Plexus Slim’s ingredients are natural i.e. plant extracts, and they are completely safe. Ingredients are – Proprietary Health Blend*, Low Glycemic Index Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Beet Root & Grape Skin extract, Stevia Extract, Lo Han Extract *Proprietary Health Blend: Chlorogenic Acid (plant extract), Citrin K (Garcinia Cambogia), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Oxypregnane Steroidal Glycoside (plant extract), Chromium (Amino Nicotinate GTF). All ingredients are natural with no artificial coloring or flavoring.

Besides weight loss will I notice anything else from taking Plexus Slim?

Based on the feed-back from people who are taking Plexus Slim, we are hearing four pretty consistent things: first, people say they feel calmer throughout the day; second, people tell us they are sleeping much better at night: third, people notice their appetites are down; fourth, people tell us that they aren’t snacking as often; some have told us their snacking, especially sweets like chocolate and candy, has totally stopped.

Do I have to take the Plexus Accelerator with the Plexus Slim?

No, you do not. While the accelerator does help speed up the weight loss in most cases, taking the Plexus accelerator with Plexus Slim is not required.

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I Thought I Had Fatty Liver Disease

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A Testimony from Debbie:

I had some lab test come back showing I may have had Fatty Liver Disease, did have high cholesterol, high triglycerides and my liver panel was scary. My doctors wanted me to get on meds for these conditions, but I truly didn’t want to start them and be on them for the rest of my life. I told them NO, and said I’d try diet, exercise or SOMETHING else first.

I dieted for a few months, but in July, I started the Plexus Slim Trial. I lost 5 lbs, but had some issues with hives on my face from a cosmetic product. Needless to say, the cortisone shots and pills for the hives gave me swelling and a voracious appetite! I stayed on Plexus Slim throughout the ordeal, and am so glad I did!

Despite the setbacks, when I had my labs re-done in September, I was amazed! ALL of my blood work was so much better! The EASY part is, all you do is drink a pack of Plexus Slim mixed in a glass of water 1 time a day. It’s delicious and is “Berry/Pomegranate” flavored.

These were my results after just 8 weeks on the new product:

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What to eat to help have a healthy liver!

Lost 5 pounds

Glucose was 92, now 90, normal is 70 – 110

Total Cholesterol was 298, now 232, normal is 120 – 199; still high, but much better!

Triglycerides were 171, now 80; normal is 50 – 150 I am thrilled!

HDL (Good) Cholesterol was 43, now 46; normal is 40 – 75

LDL (Bad) Cholesterol was 221, now 170; normal is 63 – 129 Still high, but MUCH better!

Liver Panel: AST (SGOT) was 101, now 34; normal is 0 – 40 AWESOME!

ALT (SGPT) was 226, now 48, normal is 0 – 40 Getting really close to normal!

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Gone!

Here it is! My PLEXUS Testimony! The picture chronicles my weight loss and life gain from left to right. I still have a ways to go but am excited about the results so far. 382

After the death of my mother in law and then my oldest son, food became an emotional resolution for me. As you can see from the pictures that has changed! I now control my food instead of it controlling me. I have lost 70 pounds. I am down 6 pants sizes!

The most incredible change for me has been with the health results. I have rheumatoid arthritis with severe joint swelling, painful nodules, fluid retention and chronic fatigue. I was taking 13 medications for my RA and one for hypothyroidism. NOW… I no longer take ANY medications for rheumatoid arthritis! Not even an ibuprofen and I was on methetrexate (chemo type drug) and several other medications to counter those side effects. No joint swelling, no pain, no fluid retention! I am able to go to the gym and not pay for it  physically! I look forward to running! 

I am getting healthy and feeling great, and I have an abundance of energy! Thank you Plexus for helping me gain control of my life both physically and financially!”

-Lisa Callahan

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Snacks That Cut Calories = Flat Tummy

flat tummy snacks and foods found here52 Best Snacks for a Flat Tummy

When your mind is set on weight loss, you’re probably desiring quick results. You’ve heard over and over again that you need to cut calories and eat nutrient-dense foods that act as fuel for your body, but how can you do that without going hungry? By eating smarter and making conscious choices about what enters that mouth of yours, you’ll be able to cut calories where they won’t be severely missed. The following healthy alternatives rounded up by Prevention have less saturated fats and refined grains to keep you fuller, longer, meaning you’ll be snacking smarter, not necessarily less.

 

Instead of: 16 oz latte | Choose: 12 oz latte made with fat-free milk | Calories saved: 120

Instead of: 16 oz soda | Choose: Water with a squeeze of lemon  | Calories saved: 180

Instead of: 16 oz Iced Mocha Frappuccino | Choose: 16 oz iced coffee with fat-free milkCalories saved: 270

Instead of: Iced tea with 2 tsp sugar and lemon | Choose: Iced tea with a squeeze of orange and lemon | Calories saved: 30

Instead of: 1 cup juice | Choose: ½ cup juice mixed with ½ cup sparkling water | Calories saved: 60

Instead of: 4 oz white or red wine | Choose: 2 oz white or red wine with 2 oz sparkling water | Calories saved: 50

Instead of: 16 oz beer | Choose: 12 oz light beer | Calories saved: 100

Instead of: ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese | Choose: 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese | Calories saved: 90

Instead of: ½ cup grated whole mozzarella | Choose: ½ cup reduced-fat mozzarellaCalories saved: 85

Instead of: ½ cup cottage cheese | Choose: ½ cup 1% fat cottage cheese | Calories saved: 35

Instead of: 8 oz 2% milk | Choose: 8 oz fat-free milk | Calories saved: 50

Instead of: 12 oz coffee with 2 Tbsp cream | Choose: 12 oz coffee with ¼ cup fat-free milkCalories saved: 20

Instead of: 2 large eggs | Choose: 3 large egg whites | Calories saved: 95

Instead of: ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese | Choose: ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheeseCalories saved: 45

Instead of: Chocolate chip cookie, 4″ diameter | Choose: 4 1″ squares of dark chocolateCalories saved: 180

Instead of: ½ cup trail mix with chocolate chips | Choose: Do-it-yourself trail mix (½ cup Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, 2 Tbsp sliced almonds, 1 Tbsp raisins) | Calories saved: 160

Instead of: 1 cup potato chips (about 15) | Choose: 2 cups air-popped popcorn | Calories saved: 95

Instead of: Tortilla Chips, 1 oz bag | Choose: Baked tortilla chips, 1 oz bag | Calories saved: 50

Instead of: Snickers candy bar | Choose: Luna Bar (flavor, your choice) | Calories saved:85

Instead of: 1 oz bag pretzels (about 10)| Choose: ½ oz bag whole grain pretzels | Calories saved: 55

Instead of: ½ cup Peanut M&M’s | Choose: ½ cup unshelled pistachio nuts | Calories saved: 90Get bikini ready with these flat tummy foods

Instead of: 1 cup fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt | Choose: ½ cup diced strawberries with ½ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt | Calories saved: 105

Instead of: Blueberry muffin | Choose: Whole grain English muffin spread with 1 Tbsp blueberry fruit spread | Calories saved: 270

Instead of: 1″-thick slice banana bread | Choose: 1 slice whole grain toast topped with ½ banana mashed and mixed with 1 tsp peanut butter | Calories saved: 260

Instead of: Plain bagel | Choose: ½ whole wheat bagel | Calories saved: 125

Resource: http://www.skinnymom.com/2014/03/28/52-best-snacks-for-a-flat-tummy/

The fastest way to a flat tummy is….

….changing up what you eat!

That’s right ~ doesn’t matter HOW awesome your exercise program is. If you continue to fill your body with junky, processed, empty calorie and high sugar foods you will not achieve the flat tummy!

So to help get you started and on your way to REAL flat tummy results, here is a list of my Favorite Flat Tummy Foods that will help you boost your metabolism, beat the bloat and burn the belly fat!

Combine your nutrition efforts with an effective exercise plan and you will see and feel results in as little as 2-4 days!

Are you ready for the Swimsuit Season?

1. Rolled Oats

They fill you up with fat fighting fiber to not only keep you satisfied and give you the energy to start your day but this flat tummy food also helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels – which keeps your body off the fat storage roller coaster and helps to fight cravings!

2. Apples

Apples are so easy to grab and go, we always have them on hand, they are high in water content and fiber, plus research has shown the pectin in apples aids in your fat loss efforts for it causes the stomach to empty more slowly and you feel satisfied longer.

3. Blueberries

I always have a giant bag of these powerful berries on hand! Not only super high in antioxidants to keep you youthful, healthy and energetic, they are also a sweet source of fiber and they contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation – promoting a healthier digestive tract.

4. Almonds

“Portable protein” – the perfect emergency snack or pair it up with a fruit or veggie. High in metabolism-boosting Protein and Healthy Fats. Watch your portions though – measure out 1/4 cup servings and stick in a snack size baggie.

5. Eggs

Yes, they ARE good for you. They are considered the gold standard of protein quality because of their superior amino acid content, providing your body with the building blocks for lean muscle – the heart and soul of your metabolism – they keep you satisfied and energized. Plus they are affordable and super easy to make – it takes less than 3 minutes to prepare an egg.

6. Spinach

This super veggie goes with everything. At only 5 calories per cup how could it not?! Use in omelets, wraps, salads, side dishes…the list goes on. Great source of beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, folate and magnesium to keep your body healthy and your metabolism humming!

7. Yogurt

A great source of protein and the live cultures help boost immunity and aid in digestion. My favorite – Greek Yogurt. NOTE: Avoid choosing brands that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup and artificial sweeteners. Read the ingredients!!! (ex – yoplait – not so good).

8. Grilled Chicken

The simplest, most versatile lean protein you can use to create satisfying, energizing meals and snacks. My favorite grilled chicken recipe – marinate tenderloin in lime juice, chili powder and fresh chopped cilantro for a couple hours. Bake or grill for tasty and delicious meal and snack chicken strips!

9. Frozen Wild Salmon Fillets

Another simple and delicious protein source! I buy mine frozen to last longer and for easy prep. Loaded with omega-3′ – essential fatty acids that promote fat loss by helping to regulate insulin and even decrease insulin resistance. They improve blood sugar control, which helps reduce food cravings and overeating. Plus omega-3s help your body to burn off calories before they get stored as fat.

10. Pink Grapefruit

These super fruits are loaded with potassium, vitamin C and beta carotene, pectin from the membranes has soluble fiber plus the high water content helps you feel satisfied. The added zing from this tart fruit lends to a refreshed and energized feeling during your meal as well.

11. Salsa

Yes, tomatoes have wonderful health benefits, but in salsa form they also work well to add low cal, energizing flavor to your meals. Choose a spicy variety and get the added metabolism-boosting kick from Capsaicin — the chemical in peppers that gives them their bite.

12. Green Tea

It has a lower level of caffeine (to help me get off the energy roller coaster) and loaded with EGCG. (studies show this ingredient causes your brain and nervous system to run more quickly — helping you burn more calories.) BONUS: It enhances your mood as well. Be sure to brew your own for these benefits are NOT found in store-bought green teas.

Now you have 1 fat fighting, metabolism boosting, flat tummy foods to incorporate into your weekly meal plans.

If your nutrition plan requires a TON of work – no worries for you can get STILL get results from making one simple change each day. Try this…just replace 1 food a day and see what a difference it makes to how you feel and how your belly looks!

Want to see and feel FAST results in 2-4 days? Then make an effort to incorporate all 12 flat tummy foods as often as you can during the week.

Here’s to your Flat Tummy Success!

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Poison Pizza!

Want to know what is in our pizza?  Why does America keep eating these foods?  Addicting ingredients…..Did I say that correctly or did you hear me?  Yes I am talking about Pizza!  Are they addicting?  Yes and you want to know why?  The ingredients in most pizza chains have ingredients in them that cause it!  Should we be concerned?  Should we do something about it?  Most people continue to put it off because they don’t read the labels, lack of education or just don’t care until the illness strikes home.  That’s the scary part. AND the most scary part about it all is that it is SERVED WEEKLY in our school lunch rooms!  Parents should be outraged!  Can one person make a difference?  Not really, or they will just be labeled as a trouble maker, but if more people would stand up and complain or if parents/families would decide to make a lifestyle change even in their own homes, we could change what America eats, and be much healthier.

Recently, the USDA conducted a study which revealed the enormous amount of pizza we consume in the United States. American consumption of cheese increased by nearly 30% in 10 years because the dairy industry is spending big bucks to promote pizza and partner with big chains like Dominos. Congress even voted to declare pizza a vegetable in the school lunch program. The government wants us to eat pizza – a lot of it. But there’s a lot going on behind closed doors that nobody wants us to know or talk about, and it all starts with the ingredients.

Restaurants don’t want to get a bad rap by putting monosodium glutamate (MSG) on their ingredient or allergen statements, so they have found another way to secretly add this potent flavor enhancer to your food, without the average customer realizing it. Instead of letting you know that they are putting MSG in your food, they are using an FDA loophole to sneak processed free glutamic acid into your food, which has the same effect as MSG – all without warning you. They simply use other forms of free glutamic acid (such as Hydrolyzed Soy Protein), which is the main component of MSG. This allows them to have “clean labels” and deceive us into believing their product contains no MSG – when it actually does!

MSG tricks your brain into believing that what you are eating tastes so great that you want more of it. Your taste buds sense that there is more protein in the food than there really is – which is great for food manufacturers that want to save money by using less or lower quality meat. These ingredients also promote an addiction to pizza so that you keep coming back to order more. Repeat business keeps their pockets lined with lots of cash. Ever wonder why you can’t stop at one slice? This is why.

MSG and hidden MSG additives are known to commonly cause headaches, obesity and depression – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As an excitotoxin, its effect on the brain is so toxic that it has been linked to learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Board certified neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. warns that, “Excitotoxins have been found to dramatically promote cancer growth… It also causes a cancer cell to become more mobile, and that enhances metastasis, or spread… When you increase the glutamate level, cancer just grows like wildfire”.

This is serious stuff. But the industry will tell you it’s harmless and that you are crazy for being concerned.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that it is okay to eat this stuff occasionally, because these ingredients can stick around in your body for a long time, leach nutrients from your system, and can make you really sick. As put by my pal Kristen Michaelis at FoodRenegade.com, “Not only is MSG not a traditional food, not only are many people immediately sensitive to it, but it can also interrupt the hormonal and biological development of children! Lest you think this is all fanciful, it’s important to remember that a number of studies have found that the effects of MSG can occur cumulatively over time with subsequent exposure.”

Toxic hidden MSG ingredients buried in popular pizza menu items:

Autolyzed Yeast Extract (Hidden MSG)
Textured or Hydrolyzed Proteins (Hidden MSG and GMO)
Hydrolyzed Corn (Hidden MSG and GMO)
Modified Starches (Hidden MSG or Possible GMO)
Natural Flavors (Possible Hidden MSG)
Disodium Inosinate or Disodium Guanylate (MSG enhancers)

The ingredient lists that I could get my hands on are riddled with artificial colors, artificial and natural flavors, partially hydrogenated oils, cellulose (wood pulp) to keep the already shredded cheese from clumping, and GMO soybean oil.

Partially Hydrogenated Oils (Trans-fat) – There is absolutely no reason for anyone to still be using this. These oils are so bad that even our FDA has woken up and warns that it’s not safe to eat this in any food. Partially hydrogenated oils block arteries and the CDC estimates that they could cause up to 20,000 heart attacks every year! I found these dangerous oils in Pizza Hut’s hand-tossed crust, Round Table’s Creamy Garlic sauce, Papa John’s dipping sauces and Dominos Philly Steak pizza. Partially hydrogenated oils are found in 21 menu items at Cici’s Pizza – it’s even added to their cheese!

Soybean Oil (likely GMO) – You’d hope to see just olive oil in there, but soybean oil is the oil of choice for most pizza restaurants. It’s in the dough and pizza sauces, so it basically makes its way into every pizza. This genetically engineered inflammation causing oil is being used at these restaurants:

Papa John’s
Domino’s
Pizza Hut
Uno Pizzeria
Papa Murphy’s
Little Caesars
Cici’s
Mellow Mushroom – “Soybean oil is a major ingredient in our pizzas”
California Pizza Kitchen – “our Ciabatta Bread and our Wheat Dough do contain Soybean Oil”
Round Table Pizza – Creamy Garlic sauce
BHT/BHA (Butylated Hydroxytoluene.Butylated Hydroxyanisole) – BHT is used in embalming fluid and to fuel jets. BHA is toxic to your organs and linked to cancer. These were found in the pepperoni on every ingredient list I looked at from Uno’s to Dominos.

Sodium Nitrite – Whenever this is added to a meat, there is a really good chance that it contains cancer-causing Nitrosamines. Nitrites are often found in the pepperoni, ham, bacon and sausage toppings.

Enriched Flour – This is a dead food that has had some vitamins and minerals artificially replaced. It’s absorbed by your body as a starch, rather than a whole grain. This flour is used in pizza dough, except the gluten-free versions.

Artificial Colors – These are petroleum-based colorings linked to asthma, allergies and hyperactivity. I found them in the banana pepper toppings, the cheese at Cici’s, and specifically in the garlic oil used by Domino’s.

Caramel Coloring – This is often made by heating ammonia and sulfites under high pressure which creates carcinogenic compounds. You’ll find this very controversial coloring in the bacon at Pizza Hut, the Italian sausage at Round Table, the beef at Little Caesars, the zesty pizza sauce at Cici’s and in the BBQ Chicken pizza at Uno’s.

BPA (Bisphenol A) – You won’t find this on any ingredient label, but BPA leaches from the cans that hold pizza sauce in some restaurants. Many fast food pizza chains use canned tomato sauce that could have BPA. This substance exposure increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and a slew of other medical problems.

WHY IS PIZZA TOXIC?  FIND OUT HERE!
Papa John’s – They add a lot to their “Better Ingredients”. For instance, their “100% Beef” topping is a lot more than just beef! It contains corn syrup, maltodextrin, natural flavor, natural smoke grill flavor, beef flavor and seasonings. Also, so much for believing that there is 100% real cheese topping their pizzas, as they add modified food starch (hidden MSG), preservatives and powdered wood pulp (cellulose) to their cheese blend. They also add natural flavors to their thin crust, pepperoni, and chicken topping, as well as hidden MSG (autolyzed yeast extract) to their garlic ranch and spinach alfredo pizza sauces. Those little dipping sauces that come with your pizza are loaded with partially hydrogenated oil, GMOs and (you guessed it) more hidden MSG.

Domino’s – One of the few pizza restaurants that openly publishes their ingredients online – and their ingredient list has hidden MSG written all over it. It’s almost impossible to avoid at Dominos, as it’s in their cheese, marinara sauce, white sauces, BBQ sauce and a slew of toppings (chicken, beef, Italian sausage and Philly steak). They also add “flavors” to their pan crust, cheese, pepperoni and shake-on seasoning. The garlic oil used on nearly evWHY IS DOMINOS PIZZA TOXIC?ery pizza is NOT what you’d expect (garlic & oil). It’s actually a toxic combo of over 20 ingredients including artificial colors, artificial flavors and TBHQ.

Pizza Hut – You get a lot more than “100% Real Beef” in this topping loaded natural and artificial flavors. Their sausage and bacon toppings have hidden MSG (autolyzed yeast or hydrolyzed proteins), and you are eating modified starches in their cheese, chicken and cream sauce (starches usually derived from GMO corn). The garlic sauce and seasoning used on every hand-tossed pizza is loaded with natural flavors, artificial flavors and partially-hydrogenated GMO oils. Pizza Hut recently reformulated their hand-tossed crust by replacing the high fructose corn syrup with sucralose (Splenda) – an artificial sweetener that has been shown to cause DNA damage to the gastrointestinal tract, reduces beneficial gut bacteria, and is linked to inflammatory bowel disease. Recent research indicates that sucralose is linked to leukemia.

Round Table – “The Last Honest Pizza” honestly adds straight “Glutamic Acid” to their creamy garlic sauce. They add hidden MSG ingredients to their pizza sauces, chicken and sausage toppings. Their cheese is far from “100% real” with “Natural Smoke Flavoring” and cellulose (wood pulp).

Little Caesars – Although their corporate office told me that their ingredients are top secret….the sauce contains natural flavors and the cheese contains wood pulp (cellulose). They also rattled off the beef topping ingredients to confirm it contains yeast extract, beef flavorings and caramel coloring.

Mellow Mushroom – Soybean oil, which is likely GMO – “Soybean oil is a major ingredient in our pizzas” …..The tool gives misleading, inaccurate and potentially dangerous information if you have a soy allergy.

Uno Pizzeria – They are not much better than the rest with hidden MSG in their BBQ Chicken pizza, Harvest Vegetable pizza, sausage topping and gluten-free crust. They also add caramel color, artificial flavors, and a large amount of natural flavors to their BBQ Chicken pizza.

Papa Murphy’s – It’s all about the sauces at Papa Murphy’s, where there’s yeast extract in their basil pesto sauce and modified food starch in their BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, creamy garlic sauce and sweet chili sauce. They also add “flavors” to nearly every meat topping available and to their cheese.

Cici’s – They don’t really hide it by adding straight MSG to 10 menu items including their “Zesty” pizza sauce. Cici’s further adds hidden MSG to their buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, bacon cheddar sauce, sausage topping and beef topping. Quite frankly, I can’t believe how bad their “cheese” iDO you like CICI pizza?  Find out how really unhealthy it is!s – modified food starch, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, (added) casein, aluminum, natural flavors and artificial color! I was also astounded to find high fructose corn syrup in their BBQ sauce and dessert pizzas, as well as carrageenan and propylene glycol in several of their sauces, including the Alfredo.

On Papa John’s website, they say that their cheese is “crafted from 100% mozzarella and high-quality milk by one of America’s finest cheese producers” – But the ingredients tell the real story. Now we know their cheese also contains wood pulp and modified food starch… and that IT’S NOT 100% CHEESE.

I find it interesting in all the above statements and findings, just google for yourself.  I hope you help me spread the word about the Poison Pizza by SHARING THIS ARTICLE!

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If you enjoyed this article: http://foodbabe.com/2014/03/23/if-youve-ever-eaten-pizza-before-this-will-blow-your-mind/  
Other resources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-wartman/pizza-is-a-vegetable_b_1101433.html
http://www.myhealthwire.com/news/diet-nutrition/307

 

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