Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sneaky Little Fat Loss Tips

Sneaky little fat loss tricks that I want to share with you!

Tip #1
This is a super-easy way to make your meals more satisfying and to lose additional weight without feeling like your giving up all your favorite foods.  Best of all, this simple tip makes your meals more enjoyable!

About 5 minutes before you start your meal, eat a spoonful of delicious creamy organic almond butter (natural peanut butter works too).

Not only does it taste delicious, but the healthy fats activate a little-known but powerful hormone called ghrelin.  It’s the hormone that tells your body loud and clear that it should feel full and satisfied.

2 things will happen.  As you eat, your body will be flooded with hormones that enhance the feeling of satisfaction.  And you’ll also feel full and delighted much sooner. 

Overeating and feeling bloated will be a thing of the past!

Tip #2
This is a powerful one because it allows you to burn extra fat WHILE YOU SLEEP.  Awesome right?

It’s another quick and easy trick you can start using today.

All you need to do is lower the temperature in your bedroom by a few degrees.  A recent study showed that dropping the room temperature from 75° to 67° causes men and women to burn more fat every single night.

It doesn’t get any better than that right?  You don’t have to sacrificeand give up everything you love to lose weight. 

Adjust your thermostat or turn up the A/C and burn fat while you snooze.  It’s truly effortless fat loss.

Tip #3
Use your body’s natural cycles to lose weight as fast and easy as possible.

Most people don’t know this but your body goes through natural metabolic cycles throughout the day.  It’s why you have energy in the morning, you get tired after lunch and why you get a little burst of energy when you get home at night.

The most important cycle for fat loss is in the morning.  No doubt about it.  That’s why leading fat loss researchers (and your mother) say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

So how can you take advantage of your body’s natural metabolic cycle in the morning?  Well I discovered a simple 5-minute routine you can do in the morning to burn fat and boost energy. 

You can finally get off your plateau with just a few tweaks to your existing program and CortiSLIM can help!

Check this out!

Don't forget your water and let’s stop the excuses and just do it! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Quit Being Sick & Tired!

Are you chronically tired for no reason? Do you feel rundown and overwhelmed?
It could be adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands cannot adequately meet the demands of stress. From the demands of work, to family obligations, to the hurried pace of the city and our technology-driven society, many of us feel like we’re under a constant siege of stress.

While the “fight or flight” stress response mobilized by the adrenal glands is a key to our survival as a species, prolonged stress, whether it’s physical, emotional, or psychological, exhausts the adrenal glands, leads to sleeplessness, irritability, and fatigue. When our adrenal glands are constantly required to pump out cortisol, they eventually become impaired. Your body does its best to compensate for under-functioning adrenal glands, but it comes at the price of your metabolism, heart and cardiovascular system, sex drive, and even your sleep.

Research has found that sleep disturbances are directly related to increased sensitivity to the arousal-producing stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is excitatory, which means it arouses us, wakes us up, and leaves us primed for action long after the stressor is gone. Unfortunately, when we’re under prolonged periods of stress, our cortisol levels remain elevated and our adrenal glands, small pyramid-shaped glands that sit atop each kidney, never get a chance to recharge.

When we consistently don’t get a good night’s sleep, our circadian rhythm becomes disrupted. This negatively affects our serotonin and melatonin, hormones which govern appetite and mood. In other words, not only does stress keep us in an agitated state by agitating our cortisol levels, but it can lead to cravings, obesity, and blood sugar imbalances which have been shown to negatively impact mood.

While it may feel like you’re caught in a vicious cycle of stress, sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and mood swings, it’s possible to break free by incorporating these six tips in your daily routine:

1. Eat breakfast

Make a point of eating a high-fiber, high-protein breakfast every morning to stabilize blood sugar and improve mental alertness.

2. Eat regularly

It’s important to keep up the momentum after a nutritious breakfast. Skipping meals leads to irritability and mood swings because our mood rises and falls alongside the dips in our blood sugar. Try eating four or five small, well-balanced meals per day.

3. Ditch the junk

Remove refined, highly-processed food from your diet. This includes sugary snacks, deep-fried food, processed lunch meats, and pre-packaged items with additives, preservatives, dyes, and flavoring agents. These food-like items rob your body of the nutrients it needs to support healthy adrenal function. Our adrenal glands thrive on zinc, manganese, vitamin C, and the B vitamins found in dark leafy greens.

4. Skip the stimulants

Say goodbye to caffeine that leaves you feeling wired, yet tired! Propping yourself up with coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks will inevitably lead to a crash. These unsustainable forms of energy over-stimulate your adrenal glands and they’re also unnecessary sources of sugar and calories.

5. Supplement with herbs

Adaptogenic herbs like maca, ashwaganda, rhodiola and CortiSLIM Advanced with Vinpocetine, can help the body cope with stress and fatigue. For specific doses of these super supplements, consult your health care practitioner.

6. Wind down

If you have a habit of watching the news before bed or mindlessly browsing the internet, consider a new routine. Unplug and opt for a relaxing bath or a series of yoga stretches to help your mind and body relax. For more info see

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seven Gifts from the Heart

The holidays are a stressful time for a lot of people and for a variety of reasons. Finances are a big part of the problem because the season has become so commercial. We have so much to give that mean so much more, it begs to have a reminder of the gifts from the heart that don't come with a monetary cost.

1. The gift of time and attention: What can be better than the gift of your time? We each have the same 24 hours in the day, but with our hectic lifestyles time often gets away from us. That’s why giving someone your complete attention is a rare gift.
While you are with someone, don’t text or check your email under the table. Be present with them. Remember that most people just want to be understood and feel valued. The mere feeling that you are being heard can be very healing to someone. Paying attention is a precious gift you can give anyone and is the lasting memories that will be cherished when those people are no longer with us.

 2. The gift of listening: Most people think that listening benefits the person who is speaking, but it also benefits the listener. It gives you time to really understand what someone is telling you, and maybe discover something you never knew about them. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason!

It takes the pressure off you, because you don’t have to worry about jumping in with your own stories or witty remarks. Really listening means you withhold judgment or advice unless you are asked. Don't spend your listening time just thinking about what you want to say next!

3. The gift of sharing joy: Take a few minutes to share a funny story or joke you heard, a tasty organic recipe, a lesson learned, or a hope or dream for the New Year.  

Lend your friend a book that delighted you, some music that moved you, a link to a hilarious cat video on the internet, or a movie that made you laugh out loud. Sharing something that amused or delighted you will lighten your moods and your hearts.

4. The gift of help: Most people need help of some kind, and often the simplest things can make a big difference. People with young children always appreciate the gift of babysitting. People who have difficulty moving around will be most grateful for help with simple household chores, such as offering to change burned-out light bulbs or picking up groceries on bad-weather days. Be a snow angel for your neighbor and shovel their sidewalks if you are healthy enough and live where it snows! 

5. The gift of information. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve discovered many new ways of . You’ve learned about keeping healthy and strong and much more.

Why not pass this information along to your friends so they can also share in the weight management and health strategies discussed here? Not everyone has the time or ability to research new ways to keep healthy and active. You are one of the lucky ones who does. Sharing the information you learn can launch other people on their journey to health.  

6. The gift of humor: Laughter draws people together. If you stop to think about it, how many times a day do you laugh?  Probably not as often as you did when you were a child. There is even laughter yoga classes to reduce stress! In this holiday season, take a few moments to laugh with your family, friends and people you work with.

A dose of humor stimulates your endorphins, so it actually makes you healthier. But the main reason to share a chuckle is that laughing just feels good, and spreads warmth and cheer. Don't be afraid to laugh out loud - joy is contagious!

7. The gift of thanks: Too often, we don’t take the time to thank people or tell them that we appreciate them. It’s never too late to take a moment out of your busy day to give sincere thanks to people who helped you this year. Send a hand-written card, an email, or an e-card.

Better yet, pick up the phone and say “Thank you.” Best of all, visit in person and deliver a big hug. Your kind words, warm touch and expression of sincere appreciation can make all the difference in someone’s day.

And now I’d like to thank you for giving me a few moments of your precious time. I feel honored and privileged to have spent this past year with you. I  wish you joy and health through the holiday season and look forward to being part of your journey in 2015.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A little help to manage holiday stress

1. Create a Game Plan: Get organized and start checking off that check list. Getting items before the day of your event or celebration also helps prevent stress caused by time constraints.
2. Make a Budget: Finances are always stressful. Make a budget and stick to it. Don't overspend and put yourself in a bad place. A thoughtful gift doesn't have to be expensive. Be creative!
3. Accept Reality: Mistakes are going to happen and drive you crazy. Try to go with the flow and accept that life and everyone in it aren't perfect. 
4. Create New Traditions: Try to switch things up each holiday season. Sometimes doing the same thing over and over again for years can drain out a certain person or a group of people. Take a vacation every other year, or do a gag gift exchange instead of stressing over getting thoughtful gifts for loved ones. 
5. Stay Healthy: Everyone has a busy schedule, but don't neglect your health. Exercise and diet play a huge role in how you are feeling. Exercise is also a great stress reliever!
6. Lower Your Alcohol and Caffeine Intake: Try to drink less caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine can disrupt your sleep schedule and alcohol can make you feel sluggish and depressed.
7. Take a Break: If you are feeling overwhelmed take a minute to pull yourself together. Stop for a couple minutes and do breathing exercises or find a quiet place and listen to some of your favorite music. Talking a short walk outside can also help ground you.
8. Celebrate Life: Whether you're celebrating a holiday, loved ones or simply enjoying life don't forget what the holiday season represents. Keep those you loved ones close and remember what they mean to you and how they make your life wonderful. :)
Happy Holidays! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sue's Awesome Fat-Burning Water Recipe!

Fat-Burning Water
You know the importance of drinking water. I'm sure you've heard it a million times. Our bodies are primarily made up of water, so it makes sense we need to keep them hydrated.
When you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Many people confuse thirst for hunger and eat when really all they need is water.
If you wake up and begin your day with water, you will find it wakes you up and starts your day off right. I quit drinking coffee because I found I just didn't need it anymore.
If you usually snack while watching TV or talking on the phone, replace that with water. When you are in the car, always have water with you. It is quite easy to get the recommended 8 glasses of water per day.
If you want to help increase your metabolism and flush fat at the same time, this water recipe could really help shed some extra pounds and it tastes great!

Fat-Burning Water

  1. Lemons
  2. Tangerine
  3. Cucumber
  4. Cranberries
  5. Mint
  6. Optionally you can also add Ginger (if you want the antibiotic benefit)
  7. Optionally you can also add Grapefruit (if you're not on medication that conflicts with it)


Yours in health,


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

17 Strategies for a Healthy Sleep

Getting a good sleep is very difficult for a lot of us. Some of us have trouble getting to sleep, while others have more trouble staying asleep.

Did you know that one of the worst culprits, according to the National Sleep Institute, is having pets!
I think the stress relief they provide me in the daytime offset the problems they cause at night, but I can attest to the fact that the night time cuddle sessions do interrupt my sleep!

Click Here to learn good sleep hygiene and find out 17 Sleep Improvement Strategies you can do to finally get a Healthy Sleep tonight. #sleep #cortislim