Exercise and Weight Loss, Nutrition, Wellness

Better Health the Natural Way

egg-2189986_1280

I am at that age in life where I am more concerned about being healthy than I am about looking great. Yeah, I’m at that stage in life where I have started waking up with little aches and pains, and starting to feel pain in places I only used to hear old people talk about! What??

I do not consider myself old my any means but ever since I hit the big 4-0, it’s like things have gotten a bit rusty all over. And since I want to continue enjoying a healthy lifestyle, I decided to really get serious about how I eat, how I sleep and how much exercise I get. Most importantly, I have decided to get serious, really serious about supplementation. Because I finally realize that I will never get all the nutrients my body needs from food alone.. No matter how organic or how clean food is, there will still be some nutritional gaps that food simply cannot fill because the quality is just not where it should be.

Dietary Supplement for Better Health

I have always preferred the natural approach to health because I do believe that the good Lord has placed all the body needs to heal itself inside plants and inside our own bodies. But was we age, our bodies don’t function optimally because we eat all kinds of junk and don’t get enough sleep or exercise. And so our bodies respond by getting achy or just plain sick. Here is where taking a good dietary supplement can help the body to heal itself. So I’ve started taking some dietary supplements and I am truly, truly amazed at how great I have been feeling.

I used to get up every morning with back aches and some pain in the hips and sometimes in the knees. I chalked it up to aging but decided that I didn’t want to live with that pain or that feeling for the rest of my life. I still consider myself somewhat young! Yeah, I’m over 40 but I don’t consider myself old at all. And I still want to feel the best I can every single day of my life. So I started taking this great dietary supplement. I take 2 capsules of it just after having breakfast every morning. I started feeling better the very first day I started using this supplement. Here are some of the ways this dietary supplement helped me:

No More Back pain! I can’t tell you how good it felt to wake up in the morning and not have to hobble out of bed because my back felt like I was recovering from some sort of invasive surgery. I mean, I was able to stand up straight and get my exercise done without feeling any pain in my knees or hips and to enjoy my workouts once again. Which leads me to my second point

Greater Endurance and Shorter Workout Recovery

I was greatly thrilled when I realized that I could keep up for much longer with the instructors on the workout videos that I do for my daily workouts. I am no longer huffing and puffing and thinking of stopping after the first 2 minutes into it! I surprised myself when I made it through the first entire 30 minute session without taking all of the 5 or so breaks that I normally have to take. Now I only have to take 1 or 2! Absolutely fantastic!

Another thing I really appreciate about this particular dietary supplement is the fact that I do not experience the usual days and days of muscle soreness after a tough workout. In fact, I hardly feel any soreness at all. Which means that I can now work out longer and take on greater challenges to rebuild lost muscles. This is my kind of supplement!

More Energy….for Everything!

When you have to drag yourself through every single day and fight to stay awake because there are things that need to get done, you know that something is not right. And that is exactly how I used to feel every day. Truth be told, I would wake up tired every morning and go back to bed doubly tired every night. I was not getting any sleep and tossed and turned most nights. Now how many of you know that the longer this goes on, the greater toll it takes on the body and the less able you become to deal with simple daily tasks?

Just a single night without sleep is enough to make you sick. So just imagine sleepless nights for months and months without any relief. It makes you put on weight, it makes you irritable, less able to concentrate and focus, and the list goes on and on. There are no positive effects of not sleeping. So when I was finally able to sleep for at least 8 hours every night, to dream dreams that I haven’t dreamt in a long while and to wake up energized and ready to take on the world, I was hooked. These dietary supplements had me that very first night!

Did I mention that after taking these supplements that I had energy for everything? Yes, everything! Including in the bedroom department if you know what I mean. Needless to say, my husband has become the greatest fan of this dietary supplement because when I take it, let’s just say that I’m much easier to deal with! Lol!

Conclusion

I have found a dietary supplement that has allowed me to regain my life! I feel energized again. I feel motivated again. I feel like I can take on greater challenges and accomplish more in life. My body feels healthy again and my mind feels renewed everyday! There’s not much more that I can ask for in a dietary supplement. It is a natural relief for the issues that come with living life and by simply taking two pills daily, I can improve my quality of living. How great is that? Don’t get envious now. But if you would like to know what it is that is making my life better and what it is I am taking, I would love to share the information. Just fill in the form below and I will get back to you with all the gory details!

 

 

Advertisements
Exercise and Weight Loss

Lose Weight – Start Your Thrive Experience Now

Thrive Level Photo

Do you have a desire to lose weight simply and quickly? Are you constantly tired even though you get adequate sleep most nights? Do you suffer from brain fog or forget simple things that you ought not to forget? If your answer is yes, I can definitely relate to how you are feeling. Because that is exactly how I felt until I found Level and Thrive. The Thrive product line has completely changed my life and has helped me to feel better than I have in years! I absolutely love these Level Thrive products are here is why:

Simple 3-step System

You can start your Thrive 8-Week Experience with 3 simple steps:

  • Take 2 Premium Lifestyle capsules on an empty stomach first thing in the morning
  • Take Thrive Premium Lifestyle Ultra Micronized Protein Shake Mix 20 minutes later
  • Apply the Thrive Lifestyle DFT, Derma Fusion Technology to clean, dry skin.

That’s it! You’re done and set for the day! The simplicity of this system is one of the things which I found very appealing and the sheer simplicity of it made it a no-brainer for me to get started quickly. But the best thing about Thrive products are what they can do to help you feel your very best. The system offers all of the following and more:

  • Weight management support – If you want to take control of your weight, this is the system for you. Regardless of your fitness level, there is a Thrive product that can help you to achieve your weight loss goals. Whether you simply want to tone, or you want to drop several pounds, the system is designed to help you get to where you want to be quickly and simply! If you are looking to rev up your weight loss efforts, or go into overdrive, check out the latest DFT Duo!
  • Lean Muscle Support – Build lean, sexy muscles and get rid of excess fat from those hard to tone areas such as the hips, butt and stomach.
  • Immune Support – Help your body fight against diseases and external stressors. Experience optimal health by giving your body the support it needs to keep you functioning at your peak. If you are feeling excessively tired or lethargic, it may be because your immune system is weak and not able to defend your body as it should.
  • Digestive support – Let’s face it. No matter how healthy your diet is, if your body is not absorbing the nutrients properly or digesting that food, you may be fighting a losing battle. Thrive products are formulated to support enhanced absorption and enhanced digestive function so that your body gets the nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food you eat daily.  The Lifestyle Shake also contains a probiotic and enzyme blend that balances the good bacteria in your body to optimal levels.
  • DFT, Derma Fusion Technology – Thrive’s patent-pending DFT technology is a form of wearable nutrition which releases weight management, appetite management and mood support through the skin. DFT technology enhances the delivery of nutrition as well as enhances bioavailability. Not to mention how cool and fashionable these little things are to wear!

And there is so much more that Thrive has to offer. Getting started is simple. Let’s do this!

Start Your 8-Week Thrive Experience Now!

Click here to open your customer account and start your 8-week Thrive Experience. If this doesn’t fit your budget right now, please feel free to contact me by filling out the form below and I will help you get started on a more affordable, customized sample plan that suits your budget. Whatever, you do, just get started now! I will get back to you in short order. Let’s Thrive together!

Customized Sample Plans

You may choose to purchase a sample plan first before diving into your Thrive 8 week experience. And that’s perfectly okay. Payment for customized samples will be done through Paypal. Here are your sample options:

3-Day Sample $25 – Includes 3 days’ supply of Lifestyle capsules, Lifestyle Shake Mix and DFT

7-Day Sample $42 – Includes 3 days’ supply of Lifestyle capsules, Lifestyle Shake Mix and DFT

15-Day Sample $85 – Includes 15 days’ supply of Lifestyle capsules, Shake Mix and DFT.

Please complete the form below to get started with a sample plan.

 

 

loving my natural hair
Hair Health

Loving My Natural Tresses

loving my natural hair
Cheeeezzzzz! It’s a Kodak moment!

It’s been four (4) whole years since I last applied relaxers to my hair. My journey has been one of many ups and downs but there is nothing that could make me go back to the creamy crack right now. I must admit that I have been tempted to along the way but when I really think about it, I always end up preferring to keep my natural hair. And here is why I love my natural hair so much.

  1. I love the way my natural hair feels – Yep, I  absolutely love the way my natural hair feels in my hands. I love the thickness and the “life” that I feel whenever I touch my tresses. I get that feeling of good health and vitality and strength especially when I wash my hair. It just feels good to feel the thickness as I run my hands through while cleaning each section. I can’t really find the right words to explain the feeling but those of you who wash your own natural hair may be able to relate to what I’m saying. You have to experience this feeling for yourself to know exactly what I am talking about.
  2. I love the way my natural hair looks – I hate seeing thin, limpless hair. I love to see hair with body and lots of life and bounce. That’s how my hair looks these days and I am so happy for this. I have naturally thick hair but when I used to relax it, there were times that I couldn’t even tell that my hair was thick. It had become thin and damaged and the ends were stringy and limp. I hated seeing my hair that way. Since I’ve embraced my natural hair once again, I have my thickness back. It’s funny how people used to make fun of thick hair when I was a child. It was the worst thing to have thick hair because it meant broken combs, painful detangling sessions, fear of wash days and teasing from schoolmates. Nowadays, having thick natural hair is something to be desired. Just like how thick lips used to be scorned and now everybody wants thicker lips. Thank God I have these naturally! And that I have learned to appreciate myself the way God made me.
  3. I love the natural hair compliments that I receive – Yesterday I received what I consider the best compliment that a natural sister can get. A sister who was wearing a blonde wig smiled and told me that she loved my hair. I was flattered. It felt truly good to hear those words coming from someone who wasn’t natural herself. And I now receive compliments about my hair on a regular basis. I really appreciate these compliments because God knows that I have put lots of effort into getting my hair in the shape that it is now in. For a very long time in my natural hair journey I struggled with dryness and breakage. I couldn’t figure out why my hair was breaking so badly and I spent several months trying to get my hair back. Because I had been creaming my hair for so long, I really didn’t know how to take care of my natural hair. Now I know so much more. Experience is the greatest teacher.
  4. I love the health of my natural hair – It is true. A woman’s hair is her glory. If her hair doesn’t look good, she doesn’t feel good. And for your hair to look good, it must be healthy. Once upon a time, I would trade health for length but not anymore. The most important thing for me is to have a healthy head of hair on my head regardless of the length. If it’s short, it can be healthy. If it’s long, it can be healthy. Although I have had to sacrifice length for health, I am still happy. Now that I know what it takes to keep my hair looking healthy, maybe I can now focus a little more on length. Then again, if it’s healthy, it’s likely to get longer without me even trying. So maybe I won’t worry about length too much.

Wearing my hair in its natural state makes me feel good. It makes me look good and I feel comfortable with what God blessed me with. I no longer have the urge to alter the chemical makeup of my hair. I like it just the way it is. Naturally :)!

 

Nutrition, Wellness

Wheat Begone!

wheat dietHi guys. It’s been awhile, I know. But I’ve been pre-occupied with “stuff”. That’s life I guess. Anyway, I haven’t gone anywhere and I have decided to update you guys on what’s going on with me and the wheat diet that I embarked upon some months back.

Well, first let me just say that I have slacked off heavily in the past month or so. I mean I’ve been eating all sorts of sandwiches and roti and bread and patties. Oh my goodness, I gave myself one inch, but my appetite went and took a whole mile! That’s why I believe that this wheat business is all or nothing. A little bit of wheat will end up being a whole lot of wheat and before you know it, you have become what you used to be – a wheat guzzling, stomach protruding, foggy-brained, miserable person!

I should have had a plan to prevent this from happening but I didn’t. It all started when my sister-in-law came to visit us for a few days. Of course, as the host, I was responsible for meal preparation. Since I had cut out wheat from my diet and from my family’s diet, I had no wheat in the house. Neither did I purchase any wheat when I went shopping. After a few days of no wheat at all, my sister-in-law began to ask questions. “Ahm, you guys don’t eat bread?”, “Can we have black forest cake for dessert today?”. That was it! She had me at “black forest”! How did this woman know my weakness? If there was one thing that could get me off the wheat diet without a fight, it was black forest cake.  I am ashamed to admit it but I caved in without a fight. Like a moth to the fire, I headed straight to the supermarket and purchased some of that delicious black forest cake made by Mega Mart. And I did enjoy that dessert that day.

And on and on it went until I found myself buying bread and other wheat products regularly. Am I really that weak? In fairness to myself, I believe I succumbed to the desire to be a good host. I didn’t want to impose my diet upon my sister-in-law and I wanted her to feel comfortable while she was staying at my place for a few weeks. So I justified my behavior and tried to console myself that it would only last for a few weeks – no biggie. I figured that I could easily get back to my wheat-free lifestyle as soon as her visit ended.

Did I get back to my wheat-free lifestyle when her visit ended? No, I didn’t. Did I try to get back to my wheat-free lifestyle after my sister-in-law left? Yes, yes I did! Did it work. NO, NO it didn’t! In fact, it was near impossible since by now both my son and my husband had gotten accustomed to having wheat again and were even demanding it. What was I supposed to do? It was too much pressure!

But I have taken a stand. I have put my foot down. Because at the end of the day, it is MY health and MY family’s health that are at stake here. Going back on wheat made me realize how negatively wheat had been affecting me and my family all along. As soon as I started to eat wheat regularly again, my sinusitis issues returned, I had brain fog like you wouldn’t imagine, I felt tired even after getting a full night’s rest and of course my stomach started to protrude again like I was a few month’s pregnant. Disgusting!

I don’t want to live like this. I don’t want my family to live like this. So, guess what? I am back on my wheat free diet starting today! No more wheat! Absolutely none! Not even just a little bit because that thing is really addictive! It really is like a drug and so much of the world is addicted to wheat and don’t even realize it! Wheat is slowly killing so many people and they have no idea why they feel so off. Many people would never even think of wheat affecting them negatively but then ignorance is a hell of a thing.

We hear it every day that whole wheat is good for you and that it’s the way to eat healthily and on and on and on. But it’s not necessarily true for everybody. I know for me that my body does not do well on wheat. My brain does not do well on wheat and that whole wheat is the worst thing for me to have. It’s almost like slow poisoning myself. Okay, poisoning may be a little dramatic but you get the point.

So, wheat is out, health is in! Anybody with me?

Exercise and Weight Loss, Wellness

What’s Your Biological Age?

Me biological agePeople often tell me that I look younger than I actually am. When I tell some people my age, they swear that I’m lying. I must admit that I do not look like I am 41 years old. But I don’t think it has anything to do with genes or anything like that. I think it has a lot to do with my every day lifestyle choices. I was thrilled today to learn that my biological age is actually 26! That’s 11 years younger than I actually am! That makes me feel so good. It’s okay to look younger than your age but I think the more important thing is how old you are biologically. How much the cells in your body have aged. Because the truth is that we are all aging every single day. It’s just that some persons age slower than others because of their choices.

So what’s your biological age? You can find out your biological age here by just answering a few questions about your lifestyle. It pays to stay active and to get lots of sleep and to eat right. The more active you are, the more you sleep, and the healthier your food choices, the younger your biological age will be. Even if you find out that your biological age is more than your actual age, there are practical things that you can do to improve it such as incorporating more exercise into your daily schedule, getting sufficient sleep, having a support group and eating a balanced and highly nutritious diet. You can also quit unhealthy habits such as smoking or drinking too much alcohol or even eating too many sweets.

Now I must admit that for me, I sometimes stay up too late working and I also tend to eat very badly sometimes. So those are areas that I definitely need to work on.

From a young age, I had an interest in staying fit and that interest has never waned. If I go several weeks without doing any physical exercise I start to have backaches and my sinusitis tends to flare up. Then I know that it’s definitely time for a workout. So I try to always get some exercise in, even just 15 minutes per day is better than nothing.  No I don’t have the time to go to the gym so I work out at home mostly.

Thank God for blessing me with good health so that I can exercise and stay physically fit. As a matter of fact, I have recently started doing those Insanity workouts! Let me tell you, they are tough! But at the end of the session I feel revitalized and refreshed. Being a type O blood type also, I thrive on vigorous workouts. But exercise not only makes you feel better. It makes you age slower and it makes you look better as well. With all the benefits of exercise why would I allow laziness to rob me of all those great benefits? Why would you allow laziness to rob you of all the great benefits of exercise. Some time ago, my motive for exercising was mostly for looks. Now that I’m older, looks still matter but my health comes first. Because the fact is that I can look like a million bucks but still be unhealthy. Which means doctors visits which means unnecessary spending and unnecessary stress. Things I would rather do without.

When I started this blog, my emphasis was on being ‘fabulous’. Now my emphasis is more on being ‘fit’ but at the end of the day I want both. Let’s lift our glasses to fitness and ‘fabulousness’! Cheers!

Exercise and Weight Loss, Wellness

FREE Thrive Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Print

Well, thanksgiving is just a day away and I’m feeling very generous. So I have decided to run a giveaway of my beloved Level Thrive products! Two (2) very lucky persons will get the chance to win a FREE 3 day sample of Thrive products! Winners will receive a pack of our Premium Lifestyle Women’s capsules, a pack of our Premium Lifestyle men’s capsules, 1 packet of Thrive Premium Lifestyle Protein Shake Mix and 2 trendy DFT patches to complete this awesome package.

Thrive Sample Mail Out

The Thrive Premium Lifestyle capsules are an all-natural, premium, naturopathic formula of vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics and amino acids.

Our delicious  protein shake mix provides weight management, fitness and lean muscle support. And our trendy, patent-pending DFT patches provide a time released formula that supports weight management, mental clarity and appetite control all day long!

So here’s what you need to do to be eligible to win Thrive for free today! Entries must be in by 11:59pm (EST) tonight, Wednesday November 25, 2015 in order to qualify. The giveaway is only applicable to those living in the USA.

  1. You need to fill out the contact form below. In the subject line, type “Thanksgiving promotion” and in the comments section indicate that you would like to be entered into the Thrive Thanksgiving Promotion.
  2. Like my fan page on Facebook. Click here to go to my fan page or simply click the “Follow me on Facebook” button to your right.

That’s it! The two (2) lucky winners will be notified by email and will also be announced on this website by tomorrow by 8am (EST). Bookmark this page to keep track of your entries. Sample packages will be mailed to both winners.

Go ahead and get your entry in now! It’s your time to THRIVE! Good luck everyone!

 

Thrive gluten-free Shake Mix smoothie
Exercise and Weight Loss, Nutrition, Wellness

Best Gluten-Free Protein Powder for Weight Management

If you are trying to lose weight healthily, you need to consider including a gluten-free protein shake as an essential part of your health and fitness regime. There are many benefits to using a protein shake, but if you have gluten sensitivity, you need to take a shake that does not contain any gluten.

Gluten sensitivity symptoms include constant bloating and gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Since most foods which are made from wheat contain gluten, eliminating wheat from your diet may help to alleviate the symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity. Apart from being annoying, these issues can really hamper your weight loss efforts. This is why it is essential to use a gluten-free protein powder if you choose to use a protein shake as part of your health regime.

The best gluten-free protein powder for both men and women is hands down, the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix which is available in delicious vanilla and chocolate flavours. Hmmmm, if you love chocloate then you’ll definitely love this gluten-free protein shake mix.

Thrive gulten-free Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix
Thrive gluten-free Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix

Apart from being gluten-free, the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix is ultra micronized. All this means is that it won’t clump up like other protein mixes when you try to mix it. It mixes very easily and you end up with a very smooth, very delicious protein mix. It is delicious by itself but if you feel like making a smoothie, you can add your favourite fruits to it and blend it for a treat for your taste buds.

The Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix is a nutrient-dense formula that is formulated to provide lean muscle support and to aide in your weight-loss efforts. While men usually take protein shakes to gain muscles, women use protein shakes to help with weight loss.

This delicious, gluten-free protein mix is also infused with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, enzymes, amino acids and probiotics. So it is going to provide you with everything your body needs to maintain or build muscle mass as well as support digestion and gut health.  Have this protein shake mix once per day and you are well on your way to having a great day.

The probiotics will definitely help to balance the bacteria in your stomach so that you have fewer intestinal issues such as bloating or gas or constipation and diarrhea. Here is a delicious recipe that you can try using the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix:

Ingredients

8 oz. Almond Milk

1 scoop Thrive Premium Lifestyle Protein Shake Mix

1 Banana or any fruit of your choice

A few ice cubes

Method

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Thrive gluten-free Shake Mix smoothie
Thrive gluten-free Shake Mix smoothie…delicious!

For the best results, the Thrive gluten-free Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix should be used along with the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Capsules and the Thrive DFT patches.

Learn More About Thrive Premium Lifestyle Shake Mix

Contact me for a 3-day sample pack (US$20) which contains 1 packet of the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Protein Shake Mix, 2 packets of the Premium Lifestyle Capsules (1 female pack, 1 male pack) and 2 trendy DFT patches. Please use the word “Sample” in the subject when you complete the form.

NB: Samples are only available for persons in the USA and Canada

TLC Iaso tea
Exercise and Weight Loss, Nutrition, Wellness

Total Life Changes (TLC) Launches in Jamaica!

TLC Total Life Changes launches in Jamaica
Total Life Changes (TLC) launch at the Wexford Court Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the launch of Total Life Changes (TLC) in Jamaica. Total Life Changes (TLC) is a network marketing company headquartered in the United States and also operating in Mexico, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Curacao and Bolivia. Jamaica is their newest market. I attended the Montego Bay meeting and I was thoroughly impressed by the company and by the huge opportunity that has been made available to Jamaicans. I got to meet some of the top leaders in the business and to see firsthand what exactly makes this opportunity so huge and why I need to be a part of it.

The Total Life Changes (TLC) business launched officially in Jamaica on Saturday October 24th at the Wexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay. The evening was jam-packed with presentations about the business opportunity as well as the impressive line of products that the company offers.

TLC Iaso teaI was specially interested in learning about the company’s leading product, the IASO tea. This is a refreshing tea that promises to help you to lose 5 pounds within 5 days! I was blown away by some of the testimonies that were given by ordinary people who had not only dropped 5 lbs in 5 days but who have gone on to lose much more. This refreshing Iaso tea comes in the form of a teabag. Two IASO teabags are added to 4 cups of boiling water and allowed to sit for 8 to 24 hours. Water is then added to make it up to one gallon. It is then ready to serve as a refreshing drink. The Iaso tea should be kept refrigerated and the gallon should serve for a period of 5 days for one person.

At first, the taste was not immediately appealing to me. But I have gotten accustomed to the taste and must admit that it is a very refreshing drink.

Benefits of Iaso Tea by Total Life Changes (TLC)

I am not making any medical claims about the Iaso tea but besides being refreshing, the iaso tea also offers health benefits which include:

  1. Helps with Weight Loss
  2. Reduces stress
  3. Reduces the risk of cancer
  4. Helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases
  5. Fights aging and prevents wrinkling of the skin
  6.  Helps to prevent high blood pressure and obesity
  7. Reduces cholesterol levels
  8. Strengthens the immune system
  9. Reduces the risk of arthritis
  10. Strengthens the bones
  11. Reduces blood sugar levels
  12. Helps to improve memory
  13. Helps to prevent Parkinson’s disease
  14. Fights cavities
  15. Alleviates asthma
  16. Protects against food poisoning
  17. Prevents colds and flu
  18. Helps to fight against herpes
  19. Removes intestinal sludge from the body
  20. Helps to flush parasites from the body

Wow, that’s an impressive list! And these are benefits that you get just by drinking 2 cups of the iaso tea everyday!

TLC Strike Up for men
TLC “Strike Up” for men, TLC Love for Women, TLC Delgada

The company also offers several other products. I know the men will be especially interested in the “Strike Up” which enhances the experience in the bedroom. TLC even offers something for the females called “Love”. My husband loves the “Strike Up” and I must admit that I love it too (covers face, blushing 🙂 These products are 100% natural and really do what they say they do! The TLC Delgada is a slimming coffee for those who prefer coffee to tea. The Delgada contains ganoderma which offers several benefits as well. Click here to learn about the benefits of ganoderma.

Watch this brief overview of Total Life Changes

Earn US$ with Total Life Changes (TLC)

In addition to all the great products offered by TLC, persons have the opportunity to make money by promoting the products. The business pays in several ways including retail commissions, fast start bonuses, hybrid binary commissions based on the number of team members that you bring into the business, 50% cheque match as well as a lifestyle bonus. People are earning good money from this opportunity.

Have you ever had a desire to earn US dollars? TLC presents the perfect opportunity for you to do so. In fact, you could earn $50k by Christmas! Could you do with a extra $50k for Christmas? Total Life Changes (TLC) is offering you the opportunity to earn US dollars in 5 different ways! As the name of the company suggests, this opportunity could totally change your life. When you come on board you have the opportunity to earn:

  1. 50% retail profits from the sale of any of the great products
  2. 50% commission for every person you introduce to the business
  3. 50% check match on the earnings of everyone that you personally sponsor into the business
  4. 10% – 25% commission from all the volume that your teams generate
  5. A lifestyle bonus of $US1,500

Learn more about how you can earn USD with TLC

Want to make a total lifestyle change? RIGHT NOW is the time to get started! This business is growing like wildfire! Click here to learn more about how to start earning USD today!

If you are seeking an easy way to lose weight and you love tea or coffee, you should definitely check out what TLC has to offer. Click here to learn more about Total Life Changes (TLC) and how you can benefit from the great line of products offered. Please feel free to send me a message if you need further information by filling out the form below.

 

wheat free breakfast
Exercise and Weight Loss, Nutrition, Wellness

Wheat Belly Fast – Week 1 Update and Results

Basking in the sun on the north coast
Basking in the sun on the north coast

So it’s official. I have been on my wheat belly fast for approximately one week! It has been something very new for me but also very exciting and it has given me a goal to work towards.

This weekend I took a mini vacation to the north coast and it was absolutely wonderful! I did inform my host beforehand that I am on wheat free regimen and she tried her best to cater to my wheat-free requirements. However, I know it wasn’t easy for her to find food to feed me sometimes. I am really grateful to her for accommodating me and my special requirements. While I ate wheat free, my husband and my son didn’t. They had whatever their little hearts desired.

I had some very healthy meals that were both aesthetically appealing and appealing to the tastebuds. On Friday night when we arrived, my host fed us with Kentucky Fried Chicken. I admit it wasn’t the healthiest choice but at least I didn’t have to eat any wheat.

Wheat free breakfast
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Saltfish, boiled bananas, boiled yello yam, fried plantain, and avocado pear

Saturday morning was when the fun begun. We were treated like royalty as we were served a scrumptious breakfast consisting of saltfish, boiled bananas, boiled yellow yam, fried plantains and avocado pear. It was heavenly! I felt so good afterwards and did not suffer from lethargy nor heaviness. For my beverage I had Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee with cream. It doesn’t get much better than that people!

We skipped lunch because we got so caught up in watching a movie that we didn’t realize how late it was. By the time the movie was done we had to head straight out to a planned function.

You can imagine how hungry we became sitting through the 3 hour long function after not having any lunch. This was something I was not prepared for and had to settle for a chicken sandwich to keep the hunger at bay. That would suffice for dinner. I only ate one half of the bread in order to cut down on the wheat as best I could under the circumstances.

Sunday was the best day where eating was concerned. Again, I had a very healthy and delicious breakfast consisting on cornmeal porridge, ripe banana slices, avocado slices, tomato slices and lettuce.  Here is what it looked like:

wheat free breakfast
Healthy wheat free breakfast – Cornmeal porridge, banana slices, avocado pear slices, tomato slices and lettuce

 

I spent the rest of the time basking in the sun, enjoying good conversation and just enjoying the great north coast view.

After a week of being on my wheat free diet, I am very very pleased with what has happened so far. I was not perfect this week as there were a few times when I did indulge and give way to my wheat craving. A lot of it could be blamed on the fact that I was not adequately prepared, however.

Going forward, I will be better prepared since I now know that sticking to a wheat free diet requires substantial planning and organization.

I am very very pleased to report that I have lost 3/4 of an inch from my waist during the week! For me this is a huge accomplishment considering how hard it has been for me to lose weight from my waist in the past. Plus, I didn’t follow the wheat free fast strictly and I also only managed to exercise 3 days for the week when I would normally exercise at least 5 days per week.

So I realize that wheat was in fact contributing a lot to my not being able to have a flat stomach and not being able to lose weight in my mid-section. I would probably have lost another 1/2 and inch if I had followed the diet strictly and had exercised my usual 5 sessions.

These results are really encouraging and I look forward to what week 2 holds. My waist now measures 30 3/4 inches down from 31 1/2 inches 7 days ago. This alone makes up for the wheat withdrawal symptoms that I experienced at the beginning of the week.

Those symptoms have pretty much subsided now.

I am looking forward to bigger and better things in the coming weeks.

Until next time, take care people and eat well :)!

 

Nutrition, Wellness

30 Days No Wheat Fast – Day #4

wheat belly tiredI can safely say that the wheat that I ate in that cake yesterday, affected me negatively this morning. When I got up this morning I was still tired and felt like I hadn’t slept all night. I yawned uncontrollably all morning. In addition, I had huge dark circles around my eyes from the lack of sleep.

There was nothing that I did differently to account for this adverse reaction other than eat a lot of wheat. My husband and I would usually treat ourselves to generous servings of black forest cake on Saturday nights. Whenever we would do so, I would always feel very tired in the morning and would usually end up waking up very late on a Sunday morning. This is exactly how I felt this morning. It has to be the wheat that was causing me to feel so tired like I hadn’t slept for an entire 24 hours.

Anyway, I fought the sleepy feeling because I had work that I needed to get done. The rest of the day went quite well. I managed to go for the entire day without eating any wheat and I am really happy that I managed to do so. I didn’t do my workout today but I will make up for it before the week ends.

For breakfast I had oats porridge sprinkled with ripe banana cubes. I had instant chocolate for my beverage.

For lunch I had stew chicken, steamed callaloo and rice and peas. I forgot to take out the kidney beans since they don’t work well with my blood type. I will remember that next time. For a beverage, I had pineapple flavoured Tang.

Dinner was wonderful and I had stew chicken, boiled yellow yam and steamed pak choi. All in all I did get a good amount of veggies in today. And the fact they they were dark green and leafy means that they were choc full of all the right nutrients.

I am beginning to wonder how I am going to manage eating out with wheat restrictions. The Jamaican diet is largely comprised of wheat products in the form of flour. Not to mention that I normally tend to go straight for burgers when I need to grab something to eat on the road. I guess, I will have to have the burger meat without having the buns if push comes to shove. I should be attending a function soon and I really wonder how I’m going to resist the usual pastry  hors douvres  (did I spell that right?). Whatever happens, I have made up my mind that I will not eat wheat voluntarily except in dire circumstances. Lord, help me!

Until next time, take care 😉