Thursday, September 25, 2014

Benefits to Drinking More Water...



6 reasons to drink more water
  • Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids: your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
  • Water can help control calorie intake: while water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.
  • Water helps energize muscles: calls that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. Without proper fluids, muscle cells don’t work as well which will also affect your performance.
  • Water helps keep skin looking good: your skin contains plenty of water and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Dehydration makes skin look dry and wrinkled, which can be improved by proper hydration.
  • Water helps your kidneys function: body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.
  • Water helps maintain normal bowel function: adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration – and the result is constipation. * Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly. 
5 Tips to Help You Drink More
If you think you need to be drinking more – here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:
  • have a beverage with every snack and meal
  • choose beverages you enjoy – you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste. (preferably non-sugary drinks – Arbonne fizzy sticks are a great healthy form of liquid that only has 13 calories, no artificial sweeteners or flavors – has vitamins B6 and B12 and it comes in citrus and pomegranate flavors!)
  • Eat more fruits and veggies – their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you in the car, at your desk, everywhere you go!
  • Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories – choose non-caloric beverages or water.
Info from Carleeta Nelson – Arbonne Independent Consultant

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

30 Days to Feeling Fit Overview

Hello there!  

We are gearing up to start our end of summer cleanse and are so excited that you're going to join us! This is an amazing detox program. You will learn so many incredible things about your own body in the next 30 days and will be so happy you did this.

I want to provide you with all the tools and resources you will need to get through this journey. 30 days may seem like a lifetime, but it will be the best 30 days you have had all year! Your body will thank you. You can follow me on my FB page: 30 Days to a Brand New You. I post useful tips and articles that may be beneficial for you. 

My upline, Natalie, has a program overview 
recording (along with 4 weekly recordings) on her website. Click on the “30 Days to Feeling Fit” tab.

Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. There's a FREE download of the "30 Days to Healthy Living" PDF that has some great tips to help you get started, some delicious protein shake recipes (made with our protein powder, of course!), descriptions of our nutritional products, and so much more. You don't need to print this entire workbook, but it's imperative that you get familiar with the information before you begin your cleanse. 


It’s obviously not mandatory that you use our products, but there are a few we strongly suggest: protein powder mix, fiber boost, 7 day cleanse, fizzy sticks (for you caffeine lovers out there), digestion plus, detox tea and our protein bars. These are just a few of the products I won’t do without.

Contact me to order your products today! You want to make sure you're prepared for this. Don't forget to ask me how to get 20-35% off your order.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Perpetual Cycle of Sugar Addictions


Why do we crave sugar?? Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10 Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid

The top 10 list of undesirable ingredients:


1. Sulfates
2. Parabens
3. Sodium Benzoate
4. PEG
5. FD&C Colors and Pigments
6. Alcohols
7. Urea
8. Fragrances
9. Aloe Vera
10. Water (tap)
Click HERE to read more: 
We're going to start at the top and break down these common names down, one by one, because we see them on labels all the time, but don’t know what they are! 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Protein Shake Recipes


{ PROTEIN POWDER SMOOTHIES }
I usually add 1 Tbsp organic ground flax seed and a handful of fresh spinach to every smoothie I make. 
The flax seeds give you a dose of Omega-3s and you can’t taste the spinach! 
(*Note: 2 scoops of protein powder = 1 serving; 20g of vegan protein in each serving!)

PRETTY IN PINK
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
Splash of pure cranberry juice
1 handful strawberries and raspberries (fresh or frozen)
6-8 ice cubes
Vanilla Almond milk or Rice Dream to desired slushy consistency
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

BERRY POWER
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup strawberries
¼ cup blackberries
1 medium carrot
1 cup almond milk
½-1 cup pomegranate juice (cranberry is an okay substitute)
1-2 cups ice (add more if necessary)
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

KIWI LIME SHAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
Handful of sliced kiwis
Juice of 2 lime wedges (to intensify flavor, add lime zest)
6 -8 ice cubes
¼ cup coconut milk, Almond milk or Vanilla Rice Dream to desired consistency
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

ALMOND JOY
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup Almond milk
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
½ tsp coconut extract
6-8 ice cubes
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

CINNA-BUN PROTEIN SHAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup organic vanilla unsweetened almond milk
6-8 ice cubes

ALMOND CRUNCH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
1 Tbsp slivered or sliced raw almonds
6-8 ice cubes

VANILLA CHAI
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup of brewed decaf Chai tea
3 oz. almond milk + 6-8 ice cubes

“PISTACIO” DREAM
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 avocado
6-8 ice cubes

CARROT CAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup cooked, chopped carrots
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1 cup of water + 1 cup Almond milk
6-8 ice cubes

CHOCOLATE SPINACH CRUNCH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
9 oz. water
1 ½ - 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
6-8 hazelnuts
6-8 ice cubes

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE FIX
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk or rice milk
3/4 tsp flax oil
a pinch of unsweetened Cocoa nibs
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
6-8 ice cubes

NUTTY APPLE CINNAMON
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce; or 1/2 sour green apple, sliced
ground cinnamon, to taste
1 Tbsp raw pecans; or slivered/sliced raw almonds
6-8 ice cubes

SWEET VERRY BERRY
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/4 cup organic coconut milk + 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
8 oz water
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1/4 cup frozen or fresh berries
(optional: a pinch or two of unsweetened coconut shavings)
6-8 ice cubes

MOCHA SHAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1 tsp instant decaf coffee crystals
6-8 ice cubes
  
BLACKBERRY TANG
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/4 cup organic coconut milk + 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1 pomegranate Arbonne fizzy tab, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh/frozen unsweetened blackberries
6-8 ice cubes

LEMON LIME FRESH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/4 cup organic coconut milk or unsweetened almond or rice milk
1/2 cup of water
1-2 tsp of stevia
1/2 a lemon/lime, peeled and sliced (*May add a few rind shavings for zing or use 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon/lime juice)
6-8 ice cubes

BANANA/PEANUT BUTTER
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
1 Tbsp of natural peanut butter
1/2 medium banana
6-8 ice cubes

PUMPKIN SPICE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
3/4 cup unsweetened chocolate almond or rice milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp pecans
Pumpkin pie spice, to taste
6-8 ice cubes

BAY COOLER
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
4 oz. water
6 cherries
1/4 c. fresh pineapple chunks + 6-8 ice cubes

CHOCOLATE BERRY DELIGHT
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries + 6-8 ice cubes

ITALIAN MELON
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 small orange + 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
3 basil leaves
8 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

ISLAND LIME
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 pealed lime and 1/2 banana
1 bunch spinach
8 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

PINA COLADA
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 tsp. coconut extract
4 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

ORANGE CREAMSICLE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
4 oz. fresh orange juice
4 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

FUZZY PEACH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
2 oz. coconut milk + 4 oz. water
1/2 c. frozen peaches
6-8 ice cubes

TRIPLE TROPIC
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ peeled kiwi, ½ peeled mango, ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
4 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

PAPAYA LIME
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ lime, ½ cup papaya chunks, ½ golden passion fruit
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

BLACK FOREST
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk or rice milk
Pinch unsweetened cocoa nibs
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup dark cherries (NOT maraschino!)
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

VEGGIE MAX
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
Lightly steamed veggies: 1/2 carrot, 2 broccoli florets, 1 handful fresh spinach
½ apple, slice + ½ small orange, peeled
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

CHUNKY MONKEY
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ medium banana
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp ground flax seed
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

ORANGE PEAR
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ cooked sweet potato
½ pear
a pinch of orange zest
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes
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Monday, September 1, 2014

50 Tasty Foods Under 50 Calories


I snack every 3-4 hours so I'm always trying to come up with healthy, refreshing snacks that are tasty, satisfying and not high in calories. I stumbled upon this list on Shape.com and thought I'd share. (My favorite/lucky # is 14...and this one just happens to be one of my favorites from the list!) I'm curious to see what you will notice about the 50 listed...[*hint: they all have something in common!]
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

24 More Smoothie Recipes!

Getting bored with your smoothie recipes? Add these to your arsenal to change it up!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

30 Days to Feeling Fit Kit



Struggling to get rid of those extra pounds? Feeling fatigued? Dealing with constant bloating and indigestion? Do you simply want to get to a healthier weight and stop the yo-yo dieting? Do you know that so much of those issues are actually caused by our diets? Dairy and soy are highly inflammatory and so many people have food allergies and don't even realize it. We just assume it's the pollen or environment around us...There are so many additives in so many of our foods now that we can't even pronounce some of the ingredients. Read labels, people. It can make all the difference in the world. 

I have never dieted in my life because I strongly believe you deprive your body of too many nutrients and put too many restrictions on yourself that will come back to haunt you. Our 30 days to feeling fit kit will actually change the way you see food - you will see it as "fuel" and you'll learn so much about reading labels and what you should avoid eating. This is not a diet - it's a lifestyle change. But it's so important to understand how the body functions before you start any new healthy eating program.

Our 30 Days to Feeling Fit Kit has helped so many people achieve their goals! I learned so many new things about my body - and have recently eliminated all prescription drugs. It's amazing how much a diet can really change everything. 

I really challenge you to try this program. 30 days may seem like a lifetime to some of you, but the changes you will see in your transformation will be worth every single minute of every single day. In the grand scheme of things, 30 days really isn't that much time. You owe it to your body - if you don't treat your body right now, your body isn't going to treat you well either. There's never been a better time to start than right now.

FYI: I'd totally recommend the chocolate protein powder and the pomegranate fizzy sticks - those are two products I can't live without! ;-) Contact me to get your fit kit today!Pin It

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Few Very Important Facts about GMOs

It's estimated that around 70% of the foods in supermarkets contain genetically modified ingredients - frightening, isn't it?!? Check out this post on Dr. Lipman's site to learn more about the food altering organisms, and find the list of the 8 most common Genetically Modified Foods.




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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


One of my favorite wellness sites I'm loving these days -- Dr. Frank Lipman. This is an interesting one about a gluten-free diet. Click here to read more.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

31 Healthy (& Portable!) Healthy Snack Options


Thanks to Greatist.com for posting this great list of healthy snack options. Check out the entire list HERE.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

50 Pre & Post Workout Snacks


I am totally loving this website! There are some really great ideas posted here...check em out!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How Much Water to Drink While Exercising?


Another great article from Greatist.com! Click here to see the entire post.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

10 Foods Sold in the US that are Banned in Other Countries


Why are we the only country that doesn't give a rat's ass about our health and what we are putting into our bodies?? Let's get educated people!

Here's the list of 10 foods that's banned in other countries, just not here in the US. Some of these will surprise you.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Truth About Cetaphil . . .


Even though the marketing for Cetaphil claims this cleanser is good for all skin types...it may be a bit misleading. Click here to read more. You will not find harmful chemicals in ANY Arbonne products. There's never been a better time to make the switch to pure, safe and beneficial skin care. Your skin will thank you!
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

No Bake Energy Bites


 
{ Prep Time: 10 mins / Difficulty: Super Easy! / Yields: about 2 dozen }
These are extremely easy to prepare - no cooking or baking involved! Just measure out the ingredients, stir to combine, then roll into bite-sized balls. It's that easy!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Arbonne protein powder (I used chocolate, but vanilla works too!)
2 Tbsp Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup dry organic old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup coconut flakes, toasted
3/4 cup almond butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Measure out ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined. (You may need to add more honey and/or almond butter, depending on consistency. You want them all the ingredients to stick together.) Place "dough" in refrigerator and let chill for about 30 mins (this should make dough easier to form into balls). 
2. Use 1" ice cream scoop (or spoon) to measure out 1" balls. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


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Friday, July 26, 2013

What Are Hydrogenated Oils?


Here's an interesting, and very educational article that explains why these oils are so bad for us. Read the full store here. I found another article here that explains what to look for when you're reading your food labels. You will be shocked at some of the ingredients that are found in so many of our foods these days!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Potential Irritants


If you're trying to figure out what's in your skin care products that's making your skin break out . . . check for these ingredients. They're found in SO many products that are made here in the US. Try to avoid them if you can, especially if you have sensitive skin!
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

30 Days to Feeling Fit Overview


Why is it necessary to detox if you want to lose weight? 
CLICK HERE to learn more

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

5 Horrifying Food Additives You've Probably Eaten Today . . .


So, I came across this interesting article on www.cracked.com this evening and I COULD NOT WAIT to share it with you.
I'm just about speechless - just two questions...

Who came up with these ingredients...and furthermore, who in the HELL APPROVED them? 
My guess would be the FDA but who knows.

Don't say I didn't warn you . . . CLICK HERE to read article!
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

7 Unhealthy "Healthy" Foods


Look scrumptious, yes? Who doesn't love the sweet and salty combo?? As the experts always say, most things are okay if you eat them in moderation. No one ever said you should totally deprive yourself from some of the things you love. However, just moderate the amount and only enjoy treats like this occasionally. Choose some of the healthier nuts - like pistachios, unsalted almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts - then throw in some natural raisins and a little bit of 70% dark chocolate morsels and you're good to go. Just go easy on the sweets. And remember, a small handful is plenty for a serving size. Nuts are extremely high in fat and calories, and even though there are good fats in nuts, it's easy to get too many in one sitting. Don't deprive your body if it's craving something sweet or salty. Just be smart about your choices. Figure out exactly what your body needs and go from there.

Click here to read article

{ Thanks to www.stack.com for posting this information }
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Ugly Truth About Soy

So many of you have been asking about soy products (powders, foods, etc) and why they have such a bad reputation. I came across this awesome article on soy products and had to share. CLICK HERE to read entire article.

If you are currently using a whey or soy based protein powder, this may be a good time to switch. (Check out the "Whey Facts" below and see why dairy is just as bad, if not worse) Arbonne carries a pea and cranberry protein powder that's 100% vegan ~ It's soy-free, lactose-free, cholesterol-free and doesn't contain gluten. One serving contains 20 grams of vegan protein and has 20 essential vitamins and minerals (great for an on-the-go breakfast!) I have tried so many protein powders and have never been impressed. Ours tastes delicious! Shoot me an email if you would like to try a sample!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Are You Addicted to Diet Soda?



CLICK HERE to find out 5 easy ways to banish your bad habit --> 
and improve your health in the process.


Thanks to Tiffany Tse from www.shape.com for sharing this article! Great tips and advice - thank you ;-)
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins


5 Reasons Why We Should Eat Plant-Based Protein

Plant Protein All-Stars
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Algae (Spirulina, Chlorella)
  • Sprouts (particularly sunflower)
  • Goji berries
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Avocados
  • Legumes
  • Sprouted nuts/seeds
  • Broccoli

CLICK HERE to read entire article


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