fat loss

  • Are You Making This Huge Mistake?

    During the Body Breakthrough Program I want to emphasize how important it is that you set POSITIVE goals.
    Most people say they want to start eating healthy, but what they're saying to themselves in their mind is "so I don't get FAT."
    That's a negative goal, because it focuses your energy and attention on what you DON'T want.
    You need to take special attention to focus on what you DO want.
    99% of people never really think about what they DO want, they just live in fear of what they don't want.
    Take the time to really think about what would make you completely happy. Can you envision how you would live if you were at your dream weight, feeling healthy, alive and free?
    What would you do? How would your life change? How would you FEEL?
    No detail is too small, every single thing helps your brain know its goal, and really when you get super clear on a positive goal and you empower yourself to have it (We talked about that yesterday) it will start happening much more quickly.
    If fear comes up while you're doing this, that a sign that you have a block or cross purpose that's holding you back. Ask yourself what you would need to get over this fear!
    Here's to an amazing 2017!

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  • Zero Belly Smoothies: Dark Chocolate Banana Nut

    This is a great smoothie to have when cravings strike, the chocolate and omega-3 fatty acids in the walnuts can really calm you down. Often we crave chocolate when we are deficient in magnesium, which is a very common deficiency . 
    1 ounce of walnuts has as many Omega-3 fats as a 4 ounce piece of Atlantic Salmon! These essential fats keep your mind sharp and your belly lean!
    Add mint or cinnamon or even almond extract if you feel like some extra flavor!
    Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Smoothie
    Blend Together for 1 serving:
    1/2 of a Banana
    1 tsp dark Chocolate Morsels
    1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
    1/8 Cup Chopped Walnuts
    6 ice cubes
    1/3 Cup Chocolate Plant-based Protein Powder
    water to belnd & stevia (optional)
    Approx Nutrition for 1 serving:
    229 Calories
    11 grams of fat
    7 grams of fiber
    10 grams sugar
    28 grams protein
    To Your Health & Happiness
    Jennifer XOXO

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  • Zero Belly Smoothies: Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes Smoothie

    The oatmeal in this smoothie makes it thicker and more hearty, perfect for fall. You can spice it up with some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if you like, both will keep your blood sugar more stable through out the day. Cinnamon has been shown to be as effective as some diabetes medicine, that why its included in our Newport Skinny Tea and our Unicorn Magic Happiness Tea.
    Hemp protein powder has a great Omega-3 oil profile and can help you become less inflamed, I am also a huge fan of hemp milk and hemp hearts, which you can sprinkle on top, if you like.
    As an alternative, you can just make this an oatmeal dish and cook it in the traditional manner.
    If you are battling any kind of metabolic disorder, I suggest you leave out the oatmeal and replace it with shredded coconut in the smoothie. I have used banana as a substitute for cooked oatmeal, you just cut it up in chunks and cook it in milk, its actually pretty good!
    Blend Together for 1 serving:
    1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries
    1/3 Cup Frozen Banana
    2 Tbsp Almonds
    1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
    1 scoop plain plant-based protein powder (Hemp is recommended)
    pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, if desired
    Water to blend and stevia (Both optional)
    Approx Nutrition of 1 Serving:
    275 Calories
    5.4 grams fat
    29 grams carbs
    5.4 grams sugar
    29 grams protein
    To Your Health & Happiness
    Jennifer XOXO

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  • Zero Belly Smoothies: Raspberry Walnut Cake Smoothie

    In November I want to give you easy, delicious ways to change your diet and make you stick to your plan during the holidays.
    Smoothies pack a lot of nutrition into an easy to consume, portable glass. Freeze your extra bananas and keep frozen berries on hand and these are simple to make when you're tempted to shove pumpkin pie into your mouth for breakfast.
    Raspberries are especially potent because they pack more fiber than almost any other fruit, which keeps you fuller longer. Fiber also helps escort toxins out of your body. Raspberries are full of anti-oxidants, which fight inflammation.
    You can use almond or coconut milk in this recipe, coconut milk helps you burn fat and is easily used by the body for energy. Walnuts are also full of fiber and healthy Omega-3 fats which help you fight obesity. In a pinch, use any nut butter.
    By the way, check out the protein in this bad boy smoothie! Nice for keeping you full!
    If you sometimes feel lazy like me for breakfast, you can put this smoothie (make it thick!) in a bowl and dress it up with chopped fruit or nuts on the top and everyone will think you're magic!
    Blend Together (for one serving)
    1/3 Cup frozen Raspberries
    1/2 Cup frozen Banana
    1 Tbsp Walnuts
    1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
    Water or Iced tea to Blend
    Stevia drops, as desired
    Grate Dark Chocolate on the top, if desired 
    Approx Nutrition with Almond Milk:
    285 calories per serving
    7 grams of fat
    7 grams of fiber
    26 grams carbs
    12 grams sugar
    30 grams protein
    To Your Health & Happiness
    Jennifer XOXO

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  • Why Toxic Fat Stops You From Losing Body Fat

    You are thinking..hmmm is there any truth to this toxin nonsense? Doctors have told me that my body detoxifies itself just fine.... but new studies are proving that modern chemicals are changing the way our bodies deal with toxins, showing they cause disease and make us gain weight that cannot be shed with diet and exercise alone!
    And for those who have been around awhile, its time for me talk hormones again :)
    I know this has been a huge issue for me, finding out why traditional diet and exercise weren't working for me took me YEARS of researching, finding medical doctors who were on the fringe and trying to look at things a new way because traditional medicine wasn't providing solutions or answers for those of us who were suffering. Even now, many people are denying the fact that we have a huge problem that can't be fixed with the CALORIES IN- CALORIES OUT model that is failing over 90% of people who are trying so desperately to lose weight and feel better. A 90% failure rate is not a successful solution! And the exercise more- eat less prescription will actually make this problem WORSE!
    If you are 30 pounds or more over weight, you have some degree of leptin resistance, this is what Dr. Jack Krause says, a leading researcher in the field of leptin signaling. Read on to find out what this means and I want to point out that leptin itself is a new discovery to us, this is a topic on which new discoveries are being made all the time.
    Modern toxins in our food supply cause weight gain, even if you are eating the same amount of calories you did 20 years ago or less, toxins cause havoc in your body now. The average person in the US comes in contact with over 123 toxins daily, and they are more aggressive and pervasive than they used to be! I want to make it clear, there isn't just one way they do damage, there are many!
    Synthetic toxins build up in our bodies over time if they are not excreted and are stored in our body fat, they are fat soluble and our bodies create a nice storehouse for them causing cellulite and excess water weight to appear on our bodies. They sap our energy and make us age faster, we feel and look older than we actually are because our bodies are working much harder than they should be. Once we've accumulated fat, fat begins to secrete its own hormones which ensures we stay FAT no matter how much we exercise or under eat.
    Because of their love of fat cells and our body storing them there for our protection, toxins attach themselves to the outer cell membrane of our fat cells, which cause them to continually release Leptin. This causes our Leptin levels to be continually elevated, when that happens our Leptin receptors burn out (similar to what happens with insulin and diabetes- and leptin plays a role in that as well). Leptin is the hormone that tells the brain to burn fat for use by our bodies, when the receptors are burnt out, there's no one there to answer the call, we stop burning fat. When you have weight gain that does not respond to dieting and exercise it's due to leptin resistance and toxins most of the time! Of course there are other conditions that can cause this problem also, so it is good to check with your doctor.
    What can help?
    1. Reduce your exposure to toxins immediately, especially in your household and personal products, reduce processed foods and see if you can filter the air in your home with plants or a air filtration machine.
    2. Drink teas and water. The polyphenols found in tea (and other plants) support the liver in its detoxification efforts, which is crucial to overall health and energy levels. Especially if you regularly drink alcohol, which can hinder the liver's normal day to day detox activity.
    One of the main polyphenols in Tea is the flavonoid EGCG, a potent anti-oxidant, which helps repair done from free radicals that can attack your body during strenuous exercise, digesting foods or other stressful activities. It also contains L-Theanine which helps your body produce a super important detoxification compound called glutathione, which becomes depleted by things like taking pain relievers, drinking alcohol or dealing with toxins.
    3. Reduce your non-fibrous carbohydrates to under 50 grams per day, or less if possible, increase your fiber intake by increasing fruits and vegetables. They contain many compounds which will help your body rid itself of toxins as it sheds fat. This is the part that people don't like, you are going to have to give up sugar and starches for awhile, because they are being stored as fat. You know this because you gain weight almost instantly when you eat them.
    Eat adequate protein to help the liver process toxins, make sure you eat the highest quality protein you can afford, Organic meats and wild caught seafood are best.
    4. Sweat- do moderate cardio, such as fast walking or sit in a sauna until you are sweating.  Dry brushing and salt baths are also a good way to get toxins out through the skin. Strenuous exercise is best left after your hormonal balance is restored.
    5. Eat probiotic foods and take probiotic supplements, they will help correct the imbalance in your gut flora and assist the body in making the right hormones.
    6. Get out into the sun light everyday, preferably barefoot, connect with nature and relax, your nervous system will benefit.
    Here's to your health & happiness!

    Jennifer XOXO
    PS: Get our 21 day Newport skinny tea on sale for $20 with free shipping today when you join our community! You can do this and I want to help you every step of the way

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  • My Secret Tool No One Uses!!

    First of all, congratulations for being here!!
    You are taking the time and energy to do something almost no one does, to educate yourself and take steps to reach your goals.
    You're in the right place at the right time, are you ready to learn a big, but simple, secret?
    Now, don't dismiss it when you hear it, because I bet you've never really tried to use it, 98 out of 100 people HAVE NOT!
    The truth is only 2% of people have written goals!
    So, want to join the elite achievers and change everything in the next 2 minutes, and also nearly doubles your chance of weight loss success?
    I thought so, let's go, close your eyes and envision your ideal health, energy and body. Whatever your end goal is, see the picture in your mind and feel what it feels like to already have it be true.
    Now try your best to put that feeling into words, its good to describe it in a number, but our brain has a really hard time with what numbers mean since we don't feel them.
    Feelings and pictures are best, that's the language our brain speaks, so if you have a picture to look at, that may help... but form a picture in your mind and feel the feeling of achieving at the same time.
    So here's the BIG step: Write It Down! Exactly what you want, and when you want it.
    I find the best thing to do is to write my goal on a note on my phone and put it on my lock screen. But where ever you decide it is safe to put it, you must look at it and feel it three times per day.
    Absolute best times are when you wake up, when you go to sleep and before you decide to eat.
    Make a commitment now, to yourself and to me, that you will do this for the next 21 days.
    You do NOT need to make a plan, you do not need to write down 25 steps to achieving your goal or anything else that takes a lot of time or energy.
    3 times a day 1-2 minutes at a time, "live" in your dream and feel yourself already achieving it. That is all for now.
    This challenge will be small, easy steps and hopefully won't overwhelm you, trust the process and do the work. You won't change overnight, but if you follow the steps and keep going you will see progress!
    I KNOW you can do whatever you set your mind to, the first step is deciding what you want and writing it down, then showing your mind this goal a couple times a day in a language it can understand!
    Step into the 2% and decide to change your life!
    If you already have your tea, then use it as directed, do your best to eat clean and keep checking in to the daily emails!
    You have one more day to order the 21 day NST or Mermaid system to use in the challenge!
    Jennifer XOXO

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