Ive been dreading the hotter weather again this year with a need for being in swimmers and shorter clothes.  I haven't been comfortable for a couple of years now.  We since our second bub was born I have struggled to loose any weight at all.  After the birth of our first son,  I lost all of my baby weight and a few extra Kgs and loved how I looked and felt.  Second time round not so,  I was having issues with not loosing any weight and being very tired and falling asleep while feeding and then bub wasn't feeding enough as he too was falling asleep and therefore needing to feed more regularly and the circle started for there.  So I saw my GP and had tested done to check to see if everything was ok.  And the results showed that I now have Hasimoto’s disease or an under-active thyroid- so my body isn't producing enough hormones to kick off my metabolism.  Here is part of my answer to why I cant loose the weight, another part being In a Mum of 2 little ones so finding the time to exercise is difficult and not looking after myself. 
I had started to work on an eating plan thanks to a PT friend and after meeting another lovely lady last week who did a test to see the how many antibodies I have and the results were very low.  I came home and thought about it and yes for the past few months I certainly haven't been looking after myself.  I have been struggling with the lose of my uncle and my parents being away that I have had a few too many chocolates and cans of coke.  So I know that for me and my family enough is enough and I have to get back onto my proper eating plan and with the help of the doTERRA Trim Shakes I am determined to loose my baby weight.  Seeing our baby is no longer a baby and he is now 2.  Being a busy Mum of 2 littles and working I have found getting out by myself to do exercise quite difficult. But I have found myself a circuit at the local park where I can do some jogging as well as some other exercise while I can still see the kids play.  (although they want to do it with me.  So the 3 of use together are doing some exercise now)
So I cashed in my loyalty rewards points to get the Chocolate Shakes and 4 bottles of the Slim and Sassy along with doterra Long Life Vitality Supplements I will loose this weight and begin to see the light again. So Ive been having a shot glass of Slim and Sassy, Zendocrine and water first thing in the morning and as I feel a bit of a craving for anything but when I should be eating.  I'm also have a shake at lunch time.  Ive been doing this for a week now and  I need to go and check out the scales but I'm a bit afraid at the same time.  But I have noticed that I don't need to eat as much and not picking throughout the day and  I'm feeling full with smaller potions of food, I'm really loving it.  I must say that I have found the Vanilla too sweet, this week I have tried the Chocolate and really enjoyed this one.  Ive also tried today to mix both the Vanilla and Chocolate with a bit of Wild Orange Essential Oil and made a Jaffa flavoured Trim Shake.  So lets see the results before Christmas.

So here is some great information about the Trim Shakes.

Slim and Sassy Trim Shakes are a high-fiber, high-protein meal alternative drink powder with a low glycemic index and low calories.  These shakes also contain extracts from the ashwagandha plant  (withania somnifera) that have shown potential to decrease blood serum levels of cortisol and to reduce stress.  Cortisol - a hormone created by the adrenal glands -  is released into the blood as the result of stress or anxiety, and it also plays a role in the body's sleep/wake cycle.  When an individual is exposed to constant or chronic stress, levels of cortisol remain elevated in the body disrupting the body's ability to relax and its ability to sleep naturally.  Chronic stress abnormally elevated cortisol levels have also been associated with increased cravings and with increased levels of obesity and abdominal weight.

Ingredients -
Protein Blends
- is a blend of whey, pea and rice proteins that helps support the body's protein needs-which is critical during exercise and dieting to help maintain and build lean body tissues such as muscle.
Fiber Blends - contains a mixture of insoluble fiber and prebiotic soluble fiber that can help promote beneficial GI tract bacteria function and elimination.  These dietary fibers include maltodextrin, guar gum, and oligofructose.
Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) Root and Leaf Extracts: have demonstrated a potential to help reduce stress and to help lower bleed serum cortisol levels.
Vitamins and Minerals - include nutrients that have been shown to support cellular energy levels and muscles and bone health.  The vitamins and minerals included in this supplement are listed below -
Calcium (dicalcium phosphate) - helps support bone density and muscle contraction.
Magnesium (magnesium oxide) - supports ATP production and use for energy.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - is antioxidant and supports blood vessel and cartilage health.
Vitamin E (vitamin E acetate) - is antioxidant
Vitamin B7 (biotin) - helps support metabolism of fats and aerobic energy generation
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) - helps support cellular energy creation
Iodine (potassium iodide) - plays a role in two important thyroid hormones.
Zinc (zinc oxide) - is an important component in many critical cellular enzymes and proteins.
Vitamin A (vitamin A acetate) - plays a role in vision, skin health and DNA transcription.
Cooper (copper gluconate) - is found in several enzymes, including super-oxide dismutase.
Vitamin B5 (D-calcium pantothenate) - plays a role in the metabolism of fatty acids
Vitamin D3 - plays an important role in bone health and strength
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) - is important in the creation of enzymes that aid in the creation of energy
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - plays an important role in the creation of energy from liquids (fat) and carbohydrates in the cell.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate) - plays a critical role in generating energy from carbohydrates within the cell.
Vitamin B12 - plays a key role in the synthesis of DNA and in nerve cell protection
Folic acid - is a critical nutrient for the creation of DNA and RNA in cells.

Stevia - is a natural herb with a very sweet taste (said to be many times sweeter than sugar).  This naturally-sweet herb found in at least one study to increase glucose tolerance while decreasing plasma glucose levels in normal volunteers.
Other Ingredients- sunflower, natural flavors, coco powder  (chocolate flavor only)

Suggested Uses - Blend one scoop of powder with 240 ml of water, nonfat milk, almond milk, rice milk or soy milk.  Use up to twice a day as a meal alternative.

Companion Products - Slim and Sassy,  Life Long Vitality supplements, TerraZyme, Zendocrine capsules, Zendocrine.


As I was researching some ideas from others about using these shakes and success stories I came across these great recipe ideas.  Certainly sounds like some yummy Shakes

Tropical Breeze TrimShake
• 1 to 2 scoops of Vanilla Slim & Sassy® TrimShake™
• 1 to 2 cups of nonfat or other milk
• 2 strawberries, 2 chunks of fresh pineapple, 1 peach
• 2 drops of Wild Orange essential oil
• 4 to 6 ice cubes

Mix in blender on medium for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into tall glass
and enjoy!

Orange Creamsicle TrimShake
Simply add a few drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil to your Vanilla TrimShake™.

Lemon Custard Trim Shake
Simply add a few drops Lemon Essential Oil to your Vanilla TrimShake

Berry Spinach Shake
8 oz. Almond Milk
2 scoops doTERRA Vanilla Trim Shake
8 oz Ice
½-1 c. Strawberries/ raspberries/ blueberries
Handful of Spinach (washed)
Pour all ingredients in blender and serve. (2 servings)

Chocolate Banana TrimShake
• 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate Slim & Sassy® TrimShake™
• 1 to 2 cups of nonfat or other milk
• 4 to 6 ice cubes
• 1 banana
Mix in blender on medium for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into tall glass
and enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Shake
8 oz Almond Milk
1-2 drops of peppermint oil
8 oz ice
Pour all ingredients in blender and serve (2 servings)

Chocolate Mango Trim Shake
8 oz. Almond Milk
2 scoops doTERRA Chocolate Trim Shake
8 oz Ice
1 Mango peeled and sliced
Pour all ingredients in blender and serve. (2 servings)

Energy Protein Bar with doTerra Trim Shake
2 Cups Organic Peanut Butter
2 1/2 Cups doTerra Chocolate Trim Shake
1 3/4 Cup Agave
3 1/2 to 4 Cups Rolled Oats
Mix peanut butter and agave. Heat in microwave 60 to 90 seconds. Add Trim Shake powder and oats. Mix. Spread in 9 x 13 pan. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut and serve like a no bake cookie.

Additional Help:
Take Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily

**Rub Grapefruit Oil or Slim & Sassy Oil Blend on cellulite areas!!**

Other changes can have an impact on your weight loss success:
  • Eat only at the table. No snacking in front of the TV, in bed, while driving, or while standing in front of the open refrigerator.
  • Learn about appropriate portion sizes.
  • Choose low-calorie snacks, such as raw vegetables.
  • Learn new ways to manage stress, rather than snacking. Examples may be meditation, yoga, or exercise.
  • Keep a diet and exercise journal. This may help you identify overeating triggers in your life. All adults should get 2 1/2 hours of aerobic exercise each week. Spread the exercise out over the week. Exercise for at least 10 minutes at a time.

    Find ways to increase your activity level very day.

    • Walk instead of driving. If you have to drive, park several blocks away from your destination.
    • Climb stairs instead of using an elevator or escalator.
    • Do other house activities, such as gardening.
    In addition to burning off extra calories, exercise will also:

    • Lift your mood and help with anxiety
    • Make your bones stronger
    • Reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke
    • Help you manage high blood pressure and cholesterol
If you too are interested in moving forward with your weight loss and wellness goals in a powerfully effective way, I thought this 10-day starter regimen sounded like the perfect way to do it, thanks to Everything DoTERRA
  • Before Breakfast: 5 drops Slim & Sassy with one drop Zendocrine Blend
  • Morning Meal: Trim Shake, LLV Supplements, (1) Terrazyme, (1) Zendocrine, (1) GX Assist
  • Between morning and lunch: 5 drops Slim & Sassy and one drop Zendocrine Blend
  • Noon Meal: Trim Shake, (1) TerraZyme, (1) GX Assist
  • Between lunch and dinner: 5 drops Slim & Sassy and one drop Zendocrine Blend
  • Evening Meal: Healthy Meal, Lifelong Vitality Supplements, (1) Terrazyme, (1) GX Assist, (1) Zendocrine
  • Before Bed: 5 drops Slim & Sassy and one drop Zendocrine Blend
This is for the first 10 days of the program.  DoTERRA also suggests doing 45 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 x per week, 45 minutes of resistance exercise 3 x per week and 15 minutes of flexibility/stretching daily.

With all of these suggestions, the most powerful thing you can do is to take action today.  Set yourself up for success by starting with small, attainable goals and steadily increasing them.  For example, taking a 20 min. walk in the morning, a 15 minute walk during lunch and a 10 minute walk in the evening equals 45 minutes of exercise for the day.

Weight loss and wellness don’t have to be “hard.”  The thing I love most is how doTERRA’s products enhance your dietary, fitness and mental goals by providing nutritional support.

There are many, many people who have experienced great success using doTERRA’s Slim & Sassy Weight Management products.  I too will be one of these success stories.

 


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21/03/2012 15:45

will return quickly

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24/03/2012 17:41

nice post

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09/05/2012 14:44

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